Before I got pregnant, there were cute maternity clothes everywhere. Now, they've all disappeared. Like seriously, gone.
It is a pretty big deal for me to get to the mall these days, but yesterday I put on my fave maxi from last summer (which was way tighter in the belly than I thought it would be) and some adorbs 3.5in espadrilles and went for it. With Cooper, stroller, diaper bag, my purse, and plenty of snacks and toys in tow, we set out on our search for big mamma clothes.
Right inside the door we went in was H&M. They had a very little and sad maternity section, but I did find a really cute dress in the regular section for my cousin's wedding in June. That was my main reason for going, so I really shouldn't complain that I found what I needed in 15 minutes. I still needed a dress for the rehearsal dinner and just some summer clothes in general.
After walking a bunch, I found out that my mall has no maternity store. No Motherhood. No Pea in the Pod. Nothing. My F21 has no maternity section. There is no Old Navy in the mall. Grrrr. There was an Auntie Annes, so I made a pit stop. After trying it, Cooper told me he doesn't like hot pretzels, only crunchy ones. Hehe.
I decided I'd check in the big stores. I went in JC Penny and asked this nice old lady if they had a maternity section. She gave me directions then told me what a great section it was. Ummmm, maybe for her...notsomuch for me. Everything was big and tent-y. Then I went in Macys. They had a whole little room that had lots of Motherhood and Pea in the Pod stuff in there. And nothing in my size. Seriously EVERYTHING I liked was they had in every size but mine.
Now what?! I have to shop online...I HATE ordering stuff online and not being able to try it on. I feel like maternity clothes are even worse since they often fit all wonky. And don't even get me started on a bathing suit. I'll be wearing my bikinis to the pool here but don't think I can do it at the beach with my in-laws this summer. Awkward.
Y'all need to tell me, what's your fave place to shop for maternity clothes? Have you ordered them online? What stores are true to size? I really think I need Rosie Pope. Isn't Pregnant in Heels the best show evaaa?