Any opportunity to get dressed

Hey family!

I hope this post finds you all well whatever corner of this beautiful world you are living in.

Just a quick what I wore post as today we are visiting Learning Centers for baby nugget in our area. Who knew you have to take tours and be on competitive waiting list for a new born? My goodness.

So my thought process went like this:

I feel like we are going to be judged.
What does one wear to interviews and tours?
Should I dress conservative or just like myself?
Why am I so nervous?
Why am I stressing out?
No need to stress I'm paying them. They should feel lucky to be considered for my Zion'Joy.

So I decided to just be my wonderful charming self. Lol. Thst means no stress and just pull my look together. We have a number of visits today. I wanted to project a certain image but be true to myself and Zion'Joy.

Theses pants are a workhorse. They were with me before during and now after pregancy. Pinstripes lycra wideleg. Makes me feel great.

Leopard print dropwaist peplum.
Brown print headwrap, backpack baby bag and right now the most stylish shoes I can fit into.

baby nugget is very casual track suit.

Side note. I dont think my poor feet will be going back to Size 11 shoes. I've stretched from the pregancy. I'm ni3w a size 12. So I'm donating my pretty shoe collection.

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Under the cherry blossom tree

Pattern & Pattern Mixing

So this is our second day out i. A row and it was just beautiful outside. Yep another Dr's visit. This time for me. Want a quick ego boost have a baby. I lost 25 pounds after baby.

Today my sister picked the outfit for baby nugget. Army camo and her onesie said major cutie. With cute pink socks. I was able to find a cute grreen & plaid hat for Zion'Joy.

I decidef to echo her outfit. A nice black dress camo shirt jacket. I love my camo boots and decided to up the pattern game by adding my favorite snake print Leggins. A nice forest green hat to top off my look and here we go.

The chery blossom on the trees were so amazing.

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W.W.W.

Greetings Family!

The height of my social calender seems to be our Dr's visits. Lol What else can you do with a new born? As each day goes by baby nugget is getting bigger and stronger. Her face shape changes everyday.

Today I walked around the block. Yeah me you go Ledonna! Small goals and accomplishments seem like big mile stones. The weather has been very nice lately so I've been able to enjoy my outside time.

On to what We Wore:

Zion'Joy did a bit of pattern and color mixing today wearing a green and white striped turtle top. A pair of pink squiggly line paints and for a real pop her smurf hat with a cute face on it.

I decided to do a bit of pattern mixing myself. I have no idea how to describe this top. It is huge has arm holes and a neck hole and is drapes very well. I like the print on it and have 2 more in green and brown. A grey and white camouflage hat spiked earings black slip on tennis shoes, leggings and arm warmers complete my look.

Bonus picture of me during my around the block walk and after tub time of Zion'Joy

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The best of accessories...

Hello Family & Happy Easter

My little dear nugget is all that is "in" fashion in baby ware. Lol

We have to be intentional about getting dressed. It makes me just feel better while being home bound. It's one of the ways I am establishing a new routine or a new normal. Shout out to all the mom's because there is no journey like this one and each one so different.

To day is what we call Resurrection Sunday or Easter sunday. In my almost 43 years I've never missed going to church. The churh that I attend offers an live video of the service. I thought we could get dressed up and watch on line.

Today Zion'Joy is wearing a lace dress with pink sash and flower. A little lace shrug and warm socks.

I am wearing a simple shark bite colorful dress and earrings.

I hope you all are having a great day.

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At home photo shoot...

I decided to take so pictures of baby nugget today ad turn them into black and whites. I'm going to go to our local Walgreens and have them printed and I'll by frames from our local $1 store to frame them. What do ou think?

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W.W.W. 1st Dr's visit.

Hey family!

So today was our 1st day out in the 10 days Zion'Joy has been in the world. We decided to wear our comfortable casual wear. Lol

Zion'Joy wore a full button up striped onsie with a lion on the side. Yesterday she wore her pink and plaid just because.

Momma wore sweat suit the top said girls rock. With a camouflage hat and signature prescription sunglasses.

Baby Nugget has been a great joy. It took 24 hrs of labor and an emergency c-section to have her. She is growing amd i am recovering. Everyday is a bit better.

Have a great day family.

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Reflections of wadrobe Happiness...

I started to think about this sparked by others like the beautiful thread Sterling wrote.

https://youlookfab.com/welookf.....-happiness

My work clothing as professional as it is for my career is both armor and uniform. While it is serviceable neat and clean. It sparks not one ounce of joy or happiness. Because I have to tone down who I am at work. It's a professional environment and that is what I have to be.

On the other hand.

When away from work and on weekends LEDONNA IS IN FULL BLOOM. That is the real me. The Quirky creative happy joyous one whom is loud and vibrant. I express all of this in passion in my clothing and how I live my life.

I bring elements of who I am to the table at work but not my full self.

My career can be very stressful and very demanding. No place was this more evident than when I became pregnant. In a classic male dominated field. I was transfered "for my own good" an extra 1hr commute away. Making my drive time 2 hrs. Bringing on high blood pressure swelling daily and streefull responses such as frustration and a bit of anger and resentment.

As soon as I was assigned bed rest. No working. My stress went away not really overnight but because there was no pressure I was able to do and wear what made me feel happy.

My BP again comes to mind. My Dr's the nurse and even I was suprised at how low my pressure was and how content and happy babby nugget was also.

So in retrospect i know i cannot let my job stress me and find a way to incorporate a bit more fun into it. Maybe now having a baby will also expand my joy.

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A day out at play.

Hey Family!

Saturday was the 1st time in 5 months I've been out. I had an OBGYN appointment on Saturday morning and got the all clear from her to have a good day just take it easy.

So I got my life lol. I had so much fun. My world kind of narrowed with being pregnant with baby nugget and winter in the Chi. Spring called for an awakening. I heard Diana Ross singing "I'm coming OUT" in my head all day.

I had 2 Dr's appointments and a early Thrift Tea Brunch celebrating Mother's Day. Later in the evening i went to a jazz set where I met up with family and friends. Inbetween events I had about 3-4 hrs of sleep. Babby Nugget and i had a great day. I was able to introduce her to part if my world.

The Brunch was so much fun. This is the 2nd Annual event and I was afraid i was going to miss it. It is a highlight of the beginning of spring for me. Women coming together on one accord to celebrate each other. What i like to say this is the stuff they don't put on the news.

I wore a fit I talked about eariler on here aking opinions about. Its a short set with a long train or skirt attached. I posted a few weeks ago but my baby bump has turned into a baby mountain. I think the fit still worked.

Accessories included all thrifted red boots a beautiful hat (That i gave to another lady at the event becausr it fit her so well) silver earrings and a wrist cuff. The dress short had a deep v that i was not comfortable with so i wore a blue tank underneath.

The last event was a jazz blues set with family and friends. So it was a bit rainy and cold so I wore the same thing minus the hat. I changed into my vivid green headwrap.

I hope you enjoy the pictures. Have a great day

1-15 Thrift Tea Brunch

16-21. Jazz Blues set

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Sunday Slay: Feeling Casually Elegant...

I must say I LOVED this fit. I had been thinking about this combination from the time it was suggested. One thing I really enjoy is shopping my closet. I can just reach in and try it on.

I wore this to church and felt like I was walking the runway in my driveway. Lol I can see this becoming a winning easy look for spring and the weather in Chicago was perfect for it. Spring time just right.

I had to shop for nothing and I've worn all these pieces before here. I really felt pulled together with very little effort.

My thrifted:
Cashmere wrap black and grey
Denim dress/jacket worn as a dress today
Denim hat
Pony Hair bag

Along with some blue Leggins and my staple sunday shoes. I was good to go.

Oh we made it to 36 weeks. Lets see if we can make it to 37.

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Sunday Slay: Week 35

Hello Family!

The title says it all.lol. Church was really good except for trying to wake up at 6:30 a.m. for that spring forward time. This is the 1st time I've shown you all this dress but it has kept me looking pulled together with minimum effort. Did I mention for the 20,000 time that leggings are my friend. Lol simple earrings and a black jacket completed my church look.

After church and after work I live in these moo moos that I bought from Burlington Coat Factory. I have about 4 or 5. They were a low low price and I like the colors so i thought i would show you what I lounge in also.

As always all are welcom or just stop by and say Hi.

Have a grat day.

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