If I had a waist this holiday season …

 Yesterday I had to do a bit of shopping for my upcoming trip to Panama.
  and my back was so bad that I … wait for it…
had to rent a motorized wheelchair.  cue another lesson in humility. 
Shopping also made me realize I’m excited about having a babe in my arms, and a waist back… eventually.  Instead of going home with something for the rehearsal dinner next week, I went home with what I’ll now call  my fat pants.  man, are they comfy.  and comfort is king at the moment.
But if I had one this holiday season, you can bet I’d be wearing sky high clogs, pretty backless long dresses, princess tulle skirts, peplum, and a nice a-line skirt.

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  • Reply Emily Lunstroth

    haha aw Sarah your waist will be back soon enough and that pink dress would look killer on you!
    xo em

    November 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Loris Glassworks

    Love the a-line skirt. Thanks for sharing your top picks. I love all your choices, you have wonderful taste.
    Lori in Atlanta

    November 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Lynzy

    Sarah! You are too cute (even in a motorized wheelchair)!

    Hope your back is feeling better soon love!

    November 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Shannon :: The Scribble Pad

    Oh Sarah, I didn't realize you were struggling with back pain. Mine is very bad as well.

    I am pursuing chiropractic care and acupuncture to help relieve something…hopefully.

    Also, if your back pain is low, around your hips, through your butt, ask your doctor about an SI belt – they are uncomfortable to wear while sitting, but I wear one on and off every day, especially when I need to cook, walk up stairs, etc. It helps to also try to plan standing activities together so I can put the belt on and get a burst of things done at once.

    I find that when things feel like they are "held together" I am more comfortable. Also, ingrid and isabel ruched tanks seems to help hold my belly more firmly in place (not that it is going anywhere) but that lessens my back pain a bit as well. There are more supportive options, but I haven't tried them yet.

    Sending prayers for both your trip and hopefully your pain to subside.

    November 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply brittany

    i am so sorry about your back!! but you are so close 🙂

    November 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Marshall

    Aww I'm so sorry about your back pain. I hope it gets better soon.

    That dress is beyond gorgeous. So soon and you'll be able to wear it.. with a cute little boy on your hip!!

    November 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay

    I love that tulle skirt, it's so pretty! I'm very sorry to hear you're having so much back pain. It will all be worth it once little Tuck arrives. And you'll have your waist back in no time I'm sure.

    November 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply Lauren {everyday ATLAS}

    Just think…next Christmas you will not only have your old waist back, but an 11 month old walking around and pulling on that gorgeous tulle skirt! Win win'

    November 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply Denise Lopatka

    oh my goodness this made me smile… you will forever remember the day you rented one of those things. so excited for your little one and i pray you enjoy these last few months (errr – weeks) of preggy-ness!!!

    November 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply Lottie Simm

    the days of having a waist–wow it seems ages ago.

    November 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Bosse

    I'm fairly certain your "fat pants" are probably equivalent to most people's regular size pants. Have no fear, I'm sure you'll be back to a skinny mini in no time! I had back problems with my second born so I completely understand. You're almost there! 🙂

    November 15, 2012 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Caroline

    enjoy your comfortable holiday season- there's always next year to get all glitzy! 🙂

    November 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Amber

    I love your blog so much! Good luck with the last part of your pregnancy! Can't wait to see pics of the baby 🙂

    November 15, 2012 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Sarah Marie Glaser

    Thanks for posting. Long, dramatic dresses like the hot pink one you posted are so gorgeous, I wish we had more opportunities to wear dresses like that. And I agree, when you're happy with your figure it's a lot more fun to dress up.

    Is this a polyvore collage? Love those, I've just started using polyvore. Keep up the good work, your blog is one of my favorite new blogs to follow.

    November 15, 2012 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Aw Sarah sorry to hear about your back! You do make one gorg mama though! 🙂 You must be so excited 🙂


    November 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Oh my goodness, girl! I am glad I am not alone. The other day, I had worked all day, just on my feet a lot doing stuff all over town (without my "Best Cradle" support belt) and that evening by the time I got to Target, I literally could not walk. Plus, I didn't know where to find any of the stuff I needed. After shuffling all the way to the back of the store, I finally asked a nice employee to help direct me. She asked if I needed a shopping cart, but I jokingly said, "No, what I'd really love is one of those motorized carts!" She was like, "Done!" and proceeded to call someone to bring it to me. Then as I sat down (super embarrassed but totally thankful), she told me she'd run around the store and get my stuff and I'd just have to meet her at the registers. She made my day!

    November 15, 2012 at 11:45 pm
  • Reply circleofchaos

    Love this pink dress.*_*
    Maybe follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC???
    My Blog

    November 16, 2012 at 2:40 am
  • Reply Jessica

    You will be back in your waist-accenting clothes in no time!

    I particularly love the peplum top and I've been eyeing the bow-back top from ASOS for a while now. The fairy princess skirt would be perfect for the holidays ( I think I saw Jacin from LLD showing it off on Instagram).

    Hope your back pain gets better real soon!

    November 16, 2012 at 3:49 am
  • Reply Erica Christine

    that pink bow top is killer! Loving the black peplum too!
    you have a such a great sense of style which I'm sure le petit bebe will inherit 🙂

    November 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply The Egg

    i've been swooning over that anthro skirt for days now!

    xo the egg out west.

    November 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply eliz

    *drool* I feel you about drooling over prettty pretty dresses and skirts…then knowing you can't fit in them. I still have a looong way to go until enjoying shopping again.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:24 am
  • Reply Emily

    you are the cutest 🙂 love that peplum top and the pretty tulle skirt!! xoxo

    November 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Julia D.

    Absolutely love every single one of those.

    November 22, 2012 at 12:19 am
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