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i got this image in my in-box this morning from J CREW:1_1

seriously… SO CUTE… only becuase i am PREGNANT do i see something that i really can’t live without!!! how freaking cute are these? i am loving them with the sassy espadrills… sigh… i am having issues with the maternity clothes scene! typical… i know… there are so many different kinds of ‘pregnant panels’. some really comfy, some … horrible! take for example, the ones that have that stupid draw-string panel… you are supposed to pull it tight, then tie it in a slip knot type deal so that you can just pull the one end when you need to loosen it… (about a million times a day!) well, i have these totally cute camo cargo pants that i am loving… but they have that pathetic draw string deal, and i swear almost everytime, i in fact pull the knot tighter and am stuck trying to undo a horrible little KNOT, while i am DANCING by the toilet… sigh… and then there is these cute bermudas… SOMEONE BUY THEM AND ENJOY THEM for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Robyn 4 April, 2006 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Those are ADORABLE!!! Are they GAP?? Please let me know 🙂 Good luck on your hunt for maternity clothes….I am sure you will look great in anything!

  2. Lynn 4 April, 2006 at 10:03 am - Reply

    I remember those days. With my last pregnancy I found those pants with the adjustable waist (like they have at Gymboree now). I loved them! If you bought them right you could wear them the whole pregnancy. That’s what you need to start looking for!

  3. Kelly Angell 4 April, 2006 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Great pants, who makes them? I’m sure you look super cute in you mat clothes with your little belly. Keep smilin’ only a few months to go!

  4. margie 4 April, 2006 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Werid…I am sitting here at work, reading your blog…In my favorite Camo cargos…I you weren’t you, and I weren’t me…I would think we were sisters???
    kiss kiss
    m
    ps e-mail me your address, I have a think you note for you…

  5. Kelly 4 April, 2006 at 10:35 am - Reply

    When I was pregnant I always found cute stuff at the Gap…the one at the Chandler mall has maternity clothes. And even Old Navy-the one at Scottsdale & Frank Lloyd Wright has a good selection. And the Pea in the Pod at Scottsdale Fashion Square has really trendy stuff. I always found that I wanted to try stuff on & not order online. Oh-sorry to say but I am all over the shorts from J. Crew-I’ll be going to the mall today to pick them up!! Check out some of those places…I am sure there are bermuda shorts out there for you!! (oh and with some cute flat espadrills!! how fun!)

  6. Mary 4 April, 2006 at 10:36 am - Reply

    A couple of things on my mind Heidi…first, you might as well take this picture and journaling and make a page in your pregnancy journal ‘cuz the story is too funny. Second, you are seriously so adorable that you would look 1000 times cuter in these bermudas, even with a pregnant belly, than I would ever look in them NOT EVEN CLOSE to pregnant, just old ‘n’ fat!

  7. margie 4 April, 2006 at 10:37 am - Reply

    ok I missspelled like 15 words in my last post…Crack…I’m on it…
    m

  8. Robyn Sevier 4 April, 2006 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Heidi,
    Just have to send you this link. I loved this company when I was expecting. http://www.japaneseweekend.com/
    I am looking forward to taking your classes at the Scrap Etc Event.
    Take Care,
    Robyn Sevier

  9. Kelli 4 April, 2006 at 10:44 am - Reply

    i’d buy those…except with thighs like mine somehow, they aren’t as cute *sigh*…now the shoes…those are HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Juel 4 April, 2006 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Heidi….just figured out that you and my daughter are pretty close in your pregnancy dates!! She is going through exactly the same thing with clothes so you are not alone!!
    HUGS

  11. Lori 4 April, 2006 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Heidi,
    You need to stop buying pants with a panel at all. Go to BabyStyle (Scottsdale Fashion Square or Kierland) and get some below-the-belly pants. My baby is three months old, so styles are different (spring/summer for you vs. fall/winter for me), but man, every pair of pants I got there was the bomb! Seriously, I have a pair of yoga pants that I wore until the day I gave birth and they STILL work now because they were under the belly. Trust me, once you go under the belly, you will never wear a panel again! Plus, everything there is CUTE…not free, but not Pea In The Pod expensive either. Try them!! (Oh, and the baby clothes there are beyond cute as well). 🙂

  12. Michelle 4 April, 2006 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Wish I could help you out…really I do…but I’m in the same boat with ya! I am feeling your maternial pain right now with the clothes out right now. Little hit…Old Navy had some awesome camo prego pants with side stretch panels and adjustable straps. They are not supper comfortable but they will work for a few hours here and there. I will have to sport them for you in April at the Scrap Etc. event.

  13. SpiderGirl aka Angela 4 April, 2006 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    I was also going to mention Japanese Weekend maternity wear. Apparently, Japanese women prefer the “under the belly” maternity wear- no more panels and no more knots in the drawstring (I remember those moments too!)

  14. Michelle Fiori 4 April, 2006 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    I bet you’d love Tailored for Two over by the Chandler Mall. I got my SIL a gift card there and she loved the place. Way more trendy than anything in Mimi Maternity.

  15. jp 4 April, 2006 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    I might be a little too chubbette to enjoy the pants or the shoes, but I will fully participate in one of those adorable purses!

  16. Cari 4 April, 2006 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Just be glad you weren’t pregnant before somebody cool started making maternity clothes. When I was pregnant with my soon to be 16 year old son, I wore my husband’s clothes, big, baggy and dark guy colors. I felt soooo cruddy. And don’t even get me started on the maternity clothes I did buy, yuck! Thank God the Gap stepped into the business, but I even missed that mark by about a year, sigh! Enjoy the cute stuff you can find, and I know you will find some. If not, maybe a SHE line of Maternity clothes…..hmmmmm…

  17. Lana 4 April, 2006 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    If it makes you feel better, according to those two really rude women on oprah, capris and the strappys make you look short and fat, so you’re doing yourself a favor by being PG.
    Feel better now? :p

  18. Lisa 4 April, 2006 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Try the pants at the Gap. I bought some jeans and khaki pants online and they are super comfy. They have the roll panel so you can choose to wear them up or roll it down for under the belly. I can’t stand the others you mentioned. Who wants something tight on their stomach during pregnancy? LOL

  19. heidi larsen 4 April, 2006 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    i am hearing you! i am pregnant too and hate to even think about getting new clothes. i went shopping and ended up really discouraged. it’s not fun to go shopping anymore. it looks like you got some good advice. i will have to read through it.

  20. Sharon 4 April, 2006 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    oh heidi,
    i am so hearing you on the maternity clothing scene. i reckon it’s even worse over here in oz. and maternity bras…don’t even get me started. urghhh.
    you better not start a SHE line of maternity wear…i’m sure it would be so popular you’d be run off your feet and then not have time to keep designing your fantastic scrapping supplies!
    love sharon

  21. marlo 4 April, 2006 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Oh, those burmudas and shoes are adorable. I’m far too short to get away with shorts like that. But them shoes and purses are too too cute. I’ll have to check out where I can find them.

  22. Pegste 4 April, 2006 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Those are adorable..but not for fluffy people like myself..but love the bags

  23. AlissaE 4 April, 2006 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    oh man! those ARE CUTE. i’m high-tailing my rear over to http://www.jcrew.com

  24. Jody Ferlaak 4 April, 2006 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Just enjoy your belly while you can. I never like my preggo self until it’s gone and then I see pregnant bellies and it makes me miss it all over again! I’m trying to learn to live AND be content in my present moment. And no doubt, you probably look as cute as ever- pregnant or not! CIao!

  25. Arika 4 April, 2006 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    I hear ya…I had that same issue with a pair when I was PG, and one time in my dire need, I hate to use scissors and cut the darn draw string. It was worth it…not to mention better than having to clean the bathroom rug. 🙂

  26. chanel 4 April, 2006 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    Reading your blog made me smile … you are very funny! I do remember the frustration myself, but would have to say enjoy every minute as we aren’t pregnant for very long in this life. I will put my hand up and and enjoy them for you – we don’t have the same shops in Australia so I’ll make it a little project and let you know when I find some similar! I am quiet tall so not sure if I can do the shoes as well (i feel like a giant with tall shoes on)

  27. chanel 4 April, 2006 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    p.s. I’m guessing the pink ones are the choice of HS?

  28. Karalynn Tyler 5 April, 2006 at 4:40 am - Reply

    Awwww! Those are cute and my 25 week pregnant body could never enjoy those adorable pants!!! It will have to be someone else who enjoys them for the both of us! I’m determined to find another pair of comfy pants tonight after work.

  29. Ksea 5 April, 2006 at 5:16 am - Reply

    I just got the catalog yesterday. They are adorable! I really want a pair but will wait a little longer because…
    I’m on a diet.
    Yup… I had doughnuts in front of me all day long and I didn’t touch them.. at all!! Yea for me!

  30. Chrissy K 5 April, 2006 at 9:32 am - Reply

    I read your blog this morning and I saw MATERNITY shorts just like these on Regis!! I thought of you instantly.
    Here is what the segmaent reads. ( got it from their site)
    . “Our Last model Suzi is 9 months pregnant.
    Another big trend this season is pairing CROPPED PANTS with a TUNIC TOP. Tunic by NOM $58 and Capri pants by Momsy $80 She is also wearing an espadrille which gives her height, with comfort. ” .. they are super cute! Hope this helps!!!!!!!!

  31. Lindsay H 5 April, 2006 at 11:30 am - Reply

    heidi, have you seen this book:
    http://www.compendiuminc.com/product_images/large/212319102004125725.jpg
    ?
    the main website is http://www.compendiuminc.com.
    it was in the back of this month’s Cottage Living magazine.

  32. hillary 5 April, 2006 at 11:39 am - Reply

    i’m with you Heidi – your’s about 9 weeks up on me. . .but I bet you were thiner to start with ! LOL. . .I was just about to embark on a new spring wardrobe – when pregnancy struck! the cutest clotes are for skinny girls and are so expensive. . .depressed in PA,
    Hillary

  33. Gillian Greding 5 April, 2006 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Okay, so the other day I posted on my blog about cute bermudas for my 3 year old. They are DARLING and super cheap because they’re from Target. The pics are on my blog if you want to check them out. So, if you can’t wear them, buy them for your daughter!

  34. Mary Yafuso 5 April, 2006 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Hi Heidi! Congrats on the new baby!
    Just wanted to let you know that you are the one who has inspired me to start scrapbooking and continue with it. I absolutely love your creativity- you are very talented! Thanks a bunch! I look forward to seeing more of your work!

  35. Molly Nay 5 April, 2006 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Heidi, Just be careful you don’t pee down both legs trying to get those knots untied. It was great getting to see you at CHA. Looking forward to the next time-Molly

  36. LenaS 6 April, 2006 at 9:54 am - Reply

    At least you have an excuse! I’m past the child-bearing age eventhough I still beg husband to let me have just one more… but I would never be caught in these capris at my size now. Congrats, a baby is truly a precious gift. Reading your blog gave me a lift–love your sense of humor! Thanks.

  37. Tanya Desmond 6 April, 2006 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Ok those pants took me straight back to 1984 (I think its the Madras) wait I think I hear Duran Duran… am I dating myself? 2 Cute!

  38. Lu 8 April, 2006 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    everything looks cuter on other people when you are pregnant. Doesn’t that aspect of fashion suck?! Good thing there are so many cute maternity outfits out there.

  39. kellicrowe 9 April, 2006 at 10:12 am - Reply

    dude
    like i need a reason to go back over to j crew to place another order:)
    wonder if these would look at cute on a shortie like me:)
    looking forward to your class at the thing in Birmingham in a few weeks!
    kellicrowe

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