I over-packed (again).
But even though I still have 10 more outfits I could wear and only 5 more days here, I kind of like having the option to change twice a day if I feel so inclined (I haven’t yet, unless you count switching from a swimsuit to “real clothes”).
So, what kind of real clothes have I been wearing?
The easy kind.
(I’m afraid you’re going to be seeing a lot more of that rather uncertain, fake-ish smile on this trip. We brought along a different camera from our usual, and I can’t hear when it actually shoots the pic, so I’m pretty much in a constant state of, “Um, did you already take it?”).
This was my airport outfit—the dress is Billabong from Goodwill ($5) and is so comfortable it’s pretty much like getting to wear a nightgown in public. The flip-flips are $10-ish from GAP a couple of years back, and the flower necklace is from Vintage Wanna Bee.
I’ve been having a blast playing with Picasa’s new photo effects.
(Can you tell?)
It’s the kind of thing I always put off doing at home but feels like a huge treat to have time to fiddle with here.
Many more cheesy, altered shots to come, I’m sure.
I wore this easy-breezy combo on Monday (Pink shorts: GAP, $7, White shirt: Goodwill, $3, Sandals: Plato’s Closet, $6) when we toured a resort, grocery-shopped at Mega (basically a paired down Walmart…which they have one of here too), lounged around reading and watching movies, and ended the day with dinner right on the beach
By the way, I’ve pretty much officially hit that point in pregnancy where I’m starving one minute and then about 4 small bites later, I’m so full I can’t even imagine swallowing another mouthful.
I really don’t enjoy feeling overly full, but I really like to eat, so it’s actually bumming me out that I can’t even finish 1/4 of my meal without feeling like I’ve swallowed a brick.
Speaking of swallowing things, since you can’t even tell I’m pregnant in the pink shorts shot (although in real life, I assure you, it’s quite evident), here’s the, “I swallowed a watermelon” outfit.
In fact, apparently, I looked so pregnant in it that a waiter told me that I could use the downstairs men’s room if I couldn’t manage the flight of stairs to the women’s bathroom.
Strangely enough, I declined.
(Dress: Mossimo/Goodwill, $5, Wedges: Goodwill, $3)
I managed to wrestle the camera out of my bag and snap this shot as Shaun and I were riding a pulmonia (open-air taxi) back from dinner last night, and I really like how it captured the wind-whipping-my-hair experience. I just wish I could remember to look at the actual lens instead of the darn display screen.
What a goof.
And one more thing.
You may have noticed one common element in all of my outfits: a neutral-colored “tube top.”
I scored the one I’m wearing in outfits 1 and 3 at Goodwill for maybe $1, and the one in outfit 2 is actually a belly-band pulled all the way up.
I wear them with practically anything I own that’s either strapless, halter-topped, or just generally lower cut than I’d like since I’m not a fan of showing cleavage (to anybody but my husband, anyway : )), and with the changes in my body that pregnancy brings, that’s gotten harder to do with some of even my higher-hitting strappy tops.
I sure do love not feeling smothered by fabric when it’s 90+ degrees and 90+ percent humidity, but I still want to maintain modesty, so I thought I’d pass along the tip to any of you who, like me, sometimes see really cute tops with plunging or otherwise problematic necklines and can’t figure out how to make them work without showing the world “what you got.”
Just a thought.
My next thought is slightly less helpful to you guys, though I think I like it better since it involves the fact that my five bites of dinner have finally made it past rib-cage level, which means…ICE CREAM!
Man, I love vacation.