During pregnancy, you find your bare necessities. At least, I know I have. Before I was pregnant, I lived and dressed by the mantra of "anything goes". And I still try to do that as much as I can, but... when none of your pants or skirts fit, you're tired and you're always thirsty... things change. This is why I've decided to compile a little post about the things that are helping me survive this beautiful change. 

Hats for when you are too tired to wash your hair. Shift dresses for when none of your bottoms fit. Vests (short and long) to cover your backside in case it's less than flattering right now. Pretty necklaces for when you want to do some sprucing up around your neckline. Booties for when you really want to wear heels but are worried you might lose your balance randomly at some point in the day. A large tote to carry all of the snacks and vitamins you have to remember to take. And lastly, a water bottle that's easy to lug around with you 24/7.  

I understand that water is the pretty much the same no matter what kind of bottle it comes in, but I have found a new favorite and his name is Fred, as in Fred Water. What got me hooked on Fred Water was initially their genius marketing and product design - and being that I work in advertising, those two powerhouses combined really piqued my interest. So I got one, tried it and loved it. Here's why: The bottle is flat and almost resembles that of a fifth of vodka, which is kind of funny to me, but it makes it so easy to carry. The bottle is 100% recyclable and the plastic it's made out of is thick - not thin and crackly like a lot of the water bottles are, plus it won't sweat in your hand or on a table. It's reusable, BPA free (perfect for pregnancy) and it can fit in your back pocket or right inside your tote. See? It's great. Go try it!

 Hat - Forever 21 (old) similar 
Vest - Ya Los Angeles (old)
Necklace - Gorjana (old) similar
Dress - Francesca's (old) similar, similar 
Shoes - Sam Edelman (old) new style that I LOVE
Purse - Tory Burch
Water - Fred


"There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the essence of beauty." - Steve Maraboli

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