The other day I wore some skinny jeans to a friends baby shower. Here I am with my adorable friend Angelina, rocking our strangely color coordinated outfits, at the shower.
My skinnies are from Forever 21
My Top is from Motherhood Maternity
My sunglasses are O'Neill
My necklace is from Stella and Dot
My Shoes are from Target
I have mixed feelings about wearing skinny jeans while pregnant. I have mixed feelings about wearing skinny jeans anyway, but especially while pregnant.
Don't get me wrong, I do it. And I tell myself that as long as my top covers most of my bum, they look fine. And then I break that rule, and blow the whole thing.
But let me explain the real reason that I have such mixed feelings about skinnies with a baby bump. It is because of this:
The Ice Cream Cone Effect.
The idea that ones legs in skinny jeans resemble an ice cream cone, and a baby bump on top looks like a big scoop of ice cream.
I don't like it. It draws attention to the hips, and makes them look larger than they are. At least that's what I tell myself in order to avoid the truth that they may actually be that large.
But for some reason, I just cannot get away from wearing them. No matter how many times I tell myself that skinnies while preggo are a bad call, somehow they just jump out of my closet and onto my legs.
It could be because they are so comfortable. Or that they go with flowy tops, which is basically all I wear these days.
I think the reason they got into my closet in the first place, was with the intention of wearing them with boots.
And then somehow I justified wearing them with flats, as long as my top was long enough to cover my bum, and then somehow I justified just wearing them straight up, with no counterbalance or extra coverage.
Someone once told me that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. At the time I heard this, it thoroughly ticked me off. And now, I understand.
And so I am resigned to live the life of an ice cream cone. Temporarily satisfying, but actually makin' make me look fat.
Such is life.
A comfortable life.
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