So, via People Online I found out about ASOS Maternity. Lucky for me, I have a friend who is approximately 10 weeks ahead, so I told her about this place, and she decided to order two or three dresses from them. After she received her order, I asked how the pieces were, the fit, quality, etc, and then decided to jump in with a big ol purchase. I mean, I am changing positions and will be doing even more client meetings, so, need to look my best at all times and not skimp on the maternity wear…..but wanting to keep it within a decent budget!
My mom was over last weekend, and we sat down and ordered something like 12 pieces! I was so freaking excited, I couldn’t wait for it to come in. At ASOS, they have free shipping BOTH WAYS, which was a huge draw for me. I rarely do online shopping, because I am super particular about fit and quality! I also loved the fact you could watch the models in the pieces walk down the runway, thus getting an idea of how they flowed.
Here is what I purchased (click on the pictures to take you to the piece online):
I actually got this dress in two different colors, because I thought it was so cute! However, i tried two sizes, the 4 and the 6, because I have a pretty broad back. I can normally wear 0-4, depending on the store, but in dresses, I often go to the higher end, for this reason, which can make buying dresses difficult. This dress was pretty darn cute, but as suspected, the back was tight in the 4, and then the 6 was too big everywhere else.
I was most excited about this dress, but the material was not nearly as nice as it appeared on the website!
This dress was too thin for my liking. Also, the length was not uber flattering, considering my 5’1″ frame. I think this could work well on someone tall and naturally thin!
Another very hopeful work top, but it was a heavy, heavy material. In Houston, approaching summer, this wasn’t going to suit my needs.
This shirt was very sheer and didn’t even have stitching on the hem line. I thought it was worth about $3, so it was going back immediately!
These were pretty nice, and looked similar to a pair of skinnies I wear ALL THE TIME! SCORE!!!!! The only complaint I have with these is that they have kind of a regular jean waist band over the jersey stretch part, which also, is not of the best quality. For the price though, I don’t think they could be beat, and this are a solid find!!!
Beyond that, there were a few more items I ordered, and I am returning EVERYTHING except the skinny jeans. That meant, I had to go to the mall, again. I sort of loath the mall now anyway, but it is particularly unfriendly when you are inbetween sizes and can’t go to your normal spots.
I started at Macy’s, and was able to score some clearance jeans for $40, a black top for $30, and the belly bands by Motherhood (in both black and white)….plus, they also happened to have the Motherhood Support Belt which Hungry Runner Girl highly recommended for running longer while pregnant! I will tell you how the belt works out. I am planning to wear it twice this week, and then at my half marathon next Sunday!
Then I hit The Limited and found a wrap dress and a stripped top with rouching, which I knew would work at least for the next 6-8 weeks! They were having a 40% off your entire purchase sale. So if you need to go shopping, get there by tomorrow!!!!
And finally, I just stopped in to Forever 21 for kicks! I found two leopard tops (one is actually a dress I’ll get hemmed up to shirt length) and a blue extra long button up that is belted and can go over my bump. I got all 3 of those for approx $60!
Suffice to say, hopefully I’ll be good to go for most of the rest of the pregnancy. And, thanks to my husband, who treated me to the new clothes!!!!
This morning I ran 8 with my friend Anne. We cruised at a solid 10.30-11 min pace. I am still rather comfortable under 10 min pace, but….honestly, I can barely talk and run and definitely can’t pushing pace.
It was a BEAUTIFUL morning, at 60 degrees and clear skies…we had the best time.
But, I do think, 8 miles is going to be it after the half next weekend. I’ll be 23 weeks next Saturday, so nearly 6 months, and I am just BEAT at the end. Not that I couldn’t go further, but I think fueling is getting harder, and I just don’t want to eat while running right now. I may try for a few 10 milers here and there, but, doubt that will happen much!
My third trimester plan is going to be to get in 2-3 days of running (try to stick with 15-18 miles overall), bike 1 day, swim 1 day, and hit weights at least 3 days. And to be honest, right now, 2 days of running a week sounds like plenty! =)
How long were you able to run pregnant, and how many miles per week were you maintaining?
What marathons should I consider for December (I am going to register for one regardless, and then feel out how post-baby training is going)?