Do you take many photos? Better yet, do you allow yourself to be photographed?
The older I get, the more I cherish the simple things in life. Namely, photographs. Being able to look back over the years and reminisce over old memories is truly delightful. However, I’ll be the first to admit I’m not very good at being in the photos myself! As I look back over the last few years though, I realize how important it is to hand over that camera and be a part of recorded memories too. While I used to avoid being in pictures (due to not being happy with my appearance), I’m trying to get better. As I was scrolling through my phone the other day, I realized how few pictures I have from my current pregnancy and am making a vow to be in more photos! I want to remember these days and have mementos for our kids to look back on as well.
Be In The Photo! Time Is Precious
This past year, I’ve had several family members deal with some major health issues. A dear cousin is dealing with cancer but thankfully she is doing well. Another family member has been in and out of the hospital, struggling to get a diagnosis. She finally got one but ended up relapsing several times and it’s been scary. I’m sharing all this to say….. time is precious! Nobody is guaranteed tomorrow and loved ones will always appreciate photos to look back on. So as the holidays and then New Year approach, go out of your way to be in the photo!
Pink Blush Maternity Review
If you’ve been one to avoid photos in the past, I suggest you get yourself a few new pieces of clothing that help boost your confidence and start smiling for that camera! Since my last pregnancy was over 7 years ago, I didn’t have a stitch of maternity clothes left. Thankfully, Pink Blush Maternity made shopping easy. I picked out three pieces from Pink Blush Maternity including:
- Light Olive Brushed Knit Maternity Hooded Sweatshirt (size small)
- PinkBlush Blue Dark Wash Slightly Distressed Skinny Jeans (I got size 27 but probably could have made a 26 work)
- PinkBlush Beige Ruched Short Sleeve Maternity Top (size small)
I’m also going to share some stats with you as I know when I’m shopping, my biggest questions usually come with sizing and fit. I’m about 5’2″ tall. These jeans have an inseam of 26″ so while they would typically show the ankle, on a shorty like me; they don’t. If you look closely in my photos, I actually have them rolled once to accommodate my lack of height. They feature slightly distressed details, two back pockets, a frayed hem, and side stretch panels (so no large belly panel).
The Beige Ruched Short Sleeve Maternity Top is actually available in 13 different colors and if I’m going to be truthful, I’d love to have them all! It’s one of those basics that just looks great and goes with everything. The solid hue short sleeve maternity top features ruched sides for a form-fitting silhouette, and a rounded neckline.
Last up, we have the Light Olive Brushed Knit Maternity Hooded Sweatshirt. This hoody is available in three color options including the light olive I choose as well as cream or black. Pre-pregnancy, I typically wear a women’s size small. Before getting pregnant, I weighed about 117 pounds. I’m honestly not even sure exactly what I’m at currently but it’s the upper 130’s. I still chose a size small for this hooded sweatshirt. If you’re expecting right now, you NEED this sweatshirt. It’s the softest! Plus, there’s pockets!
As you can see, all three of these pieces are all super fashionable and definitely comfy. I’m so excited to add them to my maternity wardrobe! (PS> They also have a women’s line for those who are not expecting so be sure to check that out too.)