So, we’re back from New York! It was awesome! Lots of eating and drinking and walking and relaxing and hanging out with the friend we were staying with. A few museums too, but nothing too strenuous.
It was really hot! I actually had a little bit of a panic when I checked the weather forecast three days before we went, and it said 36 degrees, because I had no summer clothes that fit me (let’s face it, I don’t need summer clothes really. Summer lasts two weeks in Edinburgh and you still need tights). I had a few tops but no bottoms that fit me at all, except two pairs of jeans, which I was hot in even in the Scottish sun. I thought I’d just go into h&m or next or somewhere and buy a maternity skirt, but this was proving harder than expected. Although most high street shops do maternity, most of them sell it online, and not in the shops, and by that point it was too late for ordering something online. Also, strangely, most maternity ranges include hardly any skirts! Millions of dresses and tops, which is weird because with dresses and tops you often can just go up a size, and some trousers, but no skirts. Some ranges didn’t have any, some had maybe a couple. Very annoying!
I eventually found this jersey one in Jo Jo Maman Bebe, a shop that I’d never gone into because I’d assumed it would be really expensive (it’s on Multrees walk near Harvey Nicks, for those that know Edinburgh), but by that point I was desperate and worried I’d have to spend my first day in New York shopping. It wasn’t too expensive at all in the end, this skirt was £25, and they have some really nice things.
The top is also new. I had a midwife’s appointment just before I went, which is in an area with lots of charity shops, so on my way back to work I had a mad dash into a few for some summery clothes, and managed to buy 5 things in about half an hour.
Also lookit here, a visible bump! Eventually, at 25 weeks, I like this stage, I look visibly pregnant but it’s not getting in the way too much yet.
The photo location in Spring Street I think, in Soho. We visited that street four times, twice for the shops, and twice to cross from the East to the West Side.
* vest top – m&s? * top over – charity shop * skirt – Jo Jo Maman Bebe * sandals – camper * brooches – me made *