Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I have a few pieces of favorite clothing items: things that the second I put them on, I feel poised and confident. Comfort clothing, and I don’t mean sweats, although those work at times, too. I have a lovely purple dress from Proenza Schouler that is one of those pieces. If I’m feeling kind of hefty or just need a pick-me-up, that dress does it for me. I pair it with purple heels and a breezy Proenza Schouler shirt underneath and I’m ready to take on the world.

Today was the day of choice to wear the dress. I shaved my legs, slathered on some pomegranate body butter, put on the blouse, let the silk slip over my head, and asked Phil to zip me up.

It wouldn’t zip.

I seriously contemplated crying for a few minutes. I stood there with my dress half on, just waiting for the joke to end.

Over the weekend, I had removed items from my closet that had numbered days, and put in some summer favorites that were destined to be my stand-bys for the months to come.
This lovely, empire-waisted number was one I was counting on!

It is not my belly.

Let’s suffice it to say, I will not be wearing my favorite dress for quite a few months because some other, ahem, areas have grown exponentially, and of my 10 pounds of weight gain, half of it is in my bra.

I’m crying inside.


  1. A very similar incident happen while I was pregnant. Except my problem areas were a little more south of the border. I welcomed any growth in the northern regions! I was trying to pull up a pair of BRYANS! pajama pants and I couldn't get them past my thighs! I was devastated and in this case I did cry.

  2. ahem... enough! any bulging bits are going to benefit my sweet niece, google, so you better keep up the carb attack! (ha ha.. but i do remember that pain all too i suppose the lament is totally warrented.) ;)

  3. awww, Sep! can't believe it was almost 2 years ago now! it goes so fast. poor you, but i'm glad it's not just me!

  4. well, at least you made it more than half-way before you hit this problem. i think mine came all too soon. haha. well, pull on those awesome jeans i sent you. they always made me feel great! they were my comfort clothes during pregnancy:-) and go out and buy some adorable maternity tank tops for the summer!! they will look so cute on you! show off that adorable belly! everybody loves a pregnant woman!