While many people that were attending Type-A this weekend were stressing for days before the conference as to what to wear, I stood in my closet very early in the morning and stared, not able to pick anything out.
The first day, I wore a dress with leggings (no picture).
The second, I wore a cute top with jeans and got a picture with my friend Roo (she writes at Neon Fresh, and I’d highly recommend you pay her a visit).
I got quite a few compliments on my top (yay, for a preggo, I’ll take what I can get), but then standing next to gorgeous Roo and her thick and wonderful hair, I realized something. The hair, mine, that hasn’t been cut in close to a year (plus or minus, whatever, it’s freaking long and it kept getting stuck behind me when I was sitting), needed to be refreshed. My hair has never been that long, and I think for good reason. I’m not a long-haired girl.
Saturday, while I was at the conference, my new dress arrived from Shabby Apple. They sent it for me to review, and I thought it was perfect for the last day of the conference. Again, lots of compliments (thank you), but I was done with my hair (which was pulled back by now).
En route to my house from the conference, I called the hair salon, totally on an impulse (in which I work best) to see if they had any openings. Success. They had one in one hour, which was pretty much exactly the time I needed to get home. I took it!
I left the salon about an hour later, and with 5 inches less of hair. Thank goodness. My neck already enjoys the slight bit of breeze it receives. Not a ton taken off but enough to make a difference in how it looks. Or course, ask me once I’ve had to style it…I’m sure I’ll feel differently.
And, I think taking those 5 inches off really helps me rock my Serenade dress. Apparently, this is really my color (I tend to gravitate towards jewel tones) and I really like it. It is pretty true to size (but might need to be hemmed a bit). I was thinking the dress would be cotton, but it’s described as a jersey knit fabric and a little stretchier than cotton.
It is not a maternity dress, but at 26 weeks, I had plenty of room to grow and know that I will enjoy wearing it further into the pregnancy and once the babe is here, too. Shabby Apple has a ton of great dresses including vintage clothing for a wide variety of dress needs.
Take home message? Make sure you take time for yourself and take time to do things that make you feel good about yourself. Us moms forget to do that and it’s really important!
*I paid for my haircut with my own dollars! I received the dress to facilitate my review. All thoughts are my own.