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How not to look like a fat frump when pregnant

You will notice, because you are smart, that I almost never promote anything on this blog. “Oh it’s too much like hard work,” I say to the occasional food person who gets in touch wondering if I’d like a free packet of spelt. “I’m so lazy,” I say. “I’ll never get round to it, sorry.”

But the fact is that I’m not interested in food freebies. (Sometimes I wonder whether I’m interested in food full stop.) If I want something for free I will say to my husband: “I want some rare albino truffle please,” and he will make a phonecall and it will turn up on my doorstep and I won’t even have to write about it.

But clothes? Cloooooothes?? Special nice clothes for preggy ladies that don’t make you look fat or pinch your bump or squish your boobs?

“Do you want some?” asked my friend Celia. “From ME+EM. We want you to be a sort of brand ambassador.”

“FUCK YEAH” I screamed. I didn’t even stop to say “Oh but why me? I’m so shit and fat and ugly. You don’t want me, you want someone more glamorous and interesting.” No, I did NOT say that, I just asked how much stuff I could have. Should I hire a parcel van to drive to the shop? Because I can do one on my Addison Lee app…

Then I immediately started to fret about it, as I always do. That the clothes wouldn’t fit or wouldn’t be nice and I would take a lot and then not wear them but have to be nice about them anyway. And then I would break our special bond, the one where I tell you the absolute truth about absolutely everything and don’t try and sell you anything, ever.

Don’t worry. I am not leading you a merry dance. This shit is for real. It’s amazing. There are dresses here that make you look, if you’re under, say, 20-24 weeks like you’re not pregnant. Especially from the front. And after that, they just expand like magic so even though you look like a Sherman tank, you feel comfy.

Pregnancy wear is mostly so so horrible. Massive floaty things with a big print. But this is all terrifically chic. And THE best long-length jersey vests and long-sleeved t-shirts EVAH.

THERE’S EVEN A SALE ON RIGHT NOW!!!

These are the things I got, which are particularly excellent and I recommend to you, pregnant or not. More original, I think, and better fabrics than Isabella Oliver or Seraphine – though God bless them both, eh? Where would we be without them.

On the ME+EM website they do a thing where they use skinny models for all the clothes, so you can’t really imagine how they would work on a massive pregnant arse and giant blobby tits, so this is my edit for anyone with a blubbery mess to cover up.

Just think of me like a very badass Gwyneth Paltrow, yeah?

Almost all of this comes in different colours and is available HERE. The sizing is very generous. I am 5’6” and weigh in at 10 stone 3.5 and fit into a small.

Crepe swing dress. MAKES YOU LOOK NOT PREGNANT. £104. You will wear it everywhere and it’s crepe so it won’t get bobbles.

Tuck neck swing dress. This is just so cool, such a nice shape. Great with long boots, ankle boots or little slippers. £115. I will be wearing this on Christmas Day.



Extra long layer T. The last word in long-length long-sleeved tops. Soft as a kitten. £42. There are also excellent vests at £19 each. Fucking BARGAIN.

V-neck box pleat dress. Very similar to one at Isabella Oliver but a nicer colour, a more slimming fit and less expensive at £104

An amazing thing. If you only get one thing when you are pregnant, get this. It is sort of drapey and concealing without being heavyweight so you don’t end up looking like a piece of soft furniture. It also has lovely long sleeves. I plan to wear mine until it has holes in it. Knit sleeve 3/4 jacket – £119

And a snood. Because I’ve decided that I hate scarves. Wide rib snood – £68
 

Happy shopping and have a great weekend.

 

Pardon the Interuption

I’m back east for my uncle Billy’s funeral, and will be away from the blog for a day or two. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who passed along their condolences, and to let you know how much I was touched by the response. Thanks again, and stay tuned!

CliqueMe + Disney Park Hopper Tickets PLUS $1500 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!!!

Today I am introducing an awesome new mobile feature on my site, PLUS
stay tuned to the end of the post to enter for a chance to win four (4)
Disney Park Hopper Tickets PLUS a $1500 Visa Gift Card!!!

Hi friends! I am so excited to introduce a new feature on Skinnytaste.
Some of you may have noticed that if you hover your mouse over any image
on this blog, you’ll see a little heart and comment bubble pop up in
the bottom right-hand corner of the photo. (Go ahead and try it with the
photo below!)

This feature is called CliqueMe, and you can click that heart or comment bubble to like or leave a comment on any photo on my site now.

And CliqueMe is also MOBILE!! You can use CliqueMe when you’re reading my blog from your mobile phone. To “Like” a photo, just double-tap on any photo on my blog. If you’re reading from you phone, go ahead and try it now! 🙂 Double-tap to like the photo above! 🙂 You can also click on the comment bubble to leave a comment. It’s so fun and easy and I’m so excited for this new feature.

To start liking and commenting, you’ll need to register your username with CliqueMe. It’s free and easy to sign up. CliqueMe is fairly new and there are not that many users yet… So you may even be able to get your first name! 🙂 Go ahead and try it now!! 🙂

To register, click the CliqueMe tab down in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen as pictured above. Or, from your phone, double-tap any photo to get started. All you have to do is pick a username, password, and enter your email to register. Don’t worry, they’ll never email you or anything, and you don’t even have to confirm your email address to register. But be sure to give CliqueMe a valid email address if you want to enter the giveaway — that’s how we’ll notify the winner!

Registering is a one-time only event, and you will stay signed in, so the next time you come back you won’t have to keep logging in over and over again. Even on your phone! You’ll stay signed in on all sites that have CliqueMe. CliqueMe is growing fast and pretty soon you’re going to start seeing it on all your favorite blogs and websites! You’ll be able to easily like, comment, and interact with all your favorite blogs on your computer or right from your phone. No need to download any apps or software, or go to any external sites. We’re bringing the social media to you!

Lots of my
favorite blogs have CliqueMe now, and today we’re all so excited to
celebrate the launch of CliqueMe Mobile with a fun giveaway. Check out
the details for the giveaway below!
Thank you so much for being such awesome readers. I hope CliqueMe mobile makes it easier to keep in touch and hear from you!

Good luck, and happy liking and commenting! Remember to double-tap everywhere you see CliqueMe! 🙂

The Giveaway

Today I am partnering with some of my favorite blogs who all have CliqueMe to bring you the ultimate summer vacation giveaway.

One lucky Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • Four (4) 1-Day Park Hopper Tickets to Disney World OR Disneyland. YOUR choice!!
  • $1500 Visa Gift Card

How to Enter

To enter, use CliqueMe to “Like” one photo on each of the following blogs:

Skinnytaste
Kevin & Amanda
Bakers Royale
Cookies and Cups
Foodie Crush
Gimme Some Oven
Lauren’s Latest
Oh Sweet Basil
Picky Palate
Two Peas & Their Pod[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

You can like any photo you want, just be sure to like one from each blog above to be entered. If the heart turns red, that means you’ve liked it. That’s it!

Note: CliqueMe loads after everything else on the page loads,
so it make take a minute for the CliqueMe overlay to appear on some
blogs. Just wait for the page to fully
load, then keep an eye out for the heart and comment box! 🙂 If you
still can’t see it on your desktop browser, try using Chrome or Firefox.
CliqueMe isn’t compatible with older versions of Internet Explorer.

Contest ends June 29th, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST. Winner will be notified by email, so be sure to sign up with CliqueMe using a valid email address. Good Luck!!

References

  1. ^ Skinnytaste (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Kevin & Amanda (kevinandamanda.com)
  3. ^ Bakers Royale (bakersroyale.com)
  4. ^ Cookies and Cups (cookiesandcups.com)
  5. ^ Foodie Crush (foodiecrush.com)
  6. ^ Gimme Some Oven (gimmesomeoven.com)
  7. ^ Lauren’s Latest (laurenslatest.com)
  8. ^ Oh Sweet Basil (ohsweetbasil.com)
  9. ^ Picky Palate (picky-palate.com)
  10. ^ Two Peas & Their Pod (www.twopeasandtheirpod.com)

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