Packing It Away …

Anyone who knows me knows what a complete fashion addict I am.  To say that I love fashion would be an understatement … I teach Fashion Marketing to the youth of America each and everyday, the sales associates at over two of the stores in our local mall know me by name & career (and, in fact, gave me a “mini-celebration” the other day when they noticed I was buying merchandise from the maternity collection, and my shoes are categorized & labeled in clear shoe boxes in my walk-in closet, which happens to be one of my favorite places on earth.
So … as you would likely suspect … the idea of an expanding waistline in the months to come is slightly daunting.  Obviously, the end result will be well worth it and the perks (i.e; your favorite foods with less guilt) are an extra bonus.  However, today my due date calender dates me at less than three months pregnant, and I am already out of my favorite skinny jeans and a majority of my slim cut dresses. 
Thankfully, “Santa Claus”/MY MOM! knows me well and got me the ultimate maternity style book for Christmas a few days ago.  And after hiding my head in the book ever since (in an effort to figure out this “style with child” mystery … I have a renewed faith in the months to come. 
TASK ONE – described specifically in chapter one – is to put away all of those too-tiny clothes, which can be taken out again after you give birth to that bundle of joy and are back to your pre-baby body.  So today, I followed directions, and spent the afternoon packing away many of the close friends who have been very good to me over the past few years. 
 Although it sounds like a painful process, as each piece of clothing certainly has its own speical memories, I am confident to reunite with them soon.  They are folded neatly & ready for Mr. BB to carry to the attic when he gets home from work … and in its place is already a few stylish maternity pieces I have happened to pick up the last few weeks. :)
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