TOP: Halogen (not available, similar here) // JEANS: Anine Bing // SANDALS: Nordstrom // HEADBAND: Nordstrom // SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker // DIAPER BAG: Ju Ju Be // STROLLER: Quinny (fabulous for traveling)
Yay today I have the first batch of Paris photos!! This year Paris was my first stop and I enjoyed it even more than last time when Paris was my last stop. I find that I am always a little burnt out by the time I get to the last city and therefore don’t enjoy it as much as I could. It was so fun having Jaci with us because #1 she is hilarious #2 she is the cutest thing that ever lived and #3 I love all of the photos she captured!!! This was kind of a chill look for me because with the jetlag and what not I didn’t really feel like getting ready haha so a t-shirt and jeans and a braid was all I got that day.
I know blogs are supposed to be aspirational and inspiring and I hope that mine is but that being said, I have always liked to maintain a level of realness and I have always spared you guys the details because that is just how I am, I am the one always giving WAY TOO MUCH info and sometimes people leave thinking ‘woah girl, coulda done without the visual!’ and it makes for some awkward moments but I freaking love hearing the hilarious, gross, dumb, or pointless details of stories soooo I have a story, read at your own risk. Getting to Paris was quite the adventure.. The seven hour flight to Paris itself was a freaking breeze… so naturally lets move onto the flight before that. We had to wake up at 3am to get ready and make the drive to the Atlanta airport so we put Atticus in his carseat and he slept the whole way there and I had a bottle of milk that I had pumped the night before ready for him. By the time we got on the plane at 7am my boobs were so freaking engorged I wanted to die. **ladies who are about to have babies or who will one day have babies.. your boobs will quadruple in size with milk – the plus side, you get to test drive a boob job – the downside, if you don’t pump or breastfeed for over 5 hours or more they will be bursting at the seams and yes they will squirt milk – like steady stream squirting, k? Cool. You’re welcome, now you will not be so shocked by this like I was. – anyways so we get on the plane and the bottle I had is now empty so I have to breastfeed but I am freaking out because I know my boobs are so full and when they are too full its wayy too much for Atticus because its coming out faster than he can handle and so he will start to get frustrated. I also didn’t bring a nursing cover because, quite honestly, I don’t use them anymore because they stress me out too much.. I have to be able to see whats going on and I have learned to be really discrete. Not only did I not have a cover but I was wearing this red sweater.. it was one of my favorite sweaters and I was so excited to not be pregnant so I could wear it again and this was my first time wearing it again since pregnancy. Well, if you breastfeed you know that fuzzy shirts/sweaters are NO BUENO because fuzz gets EVERYWHERE!!! All over the baby’s face, hands, etc. And this sweater was so fuzzy it was leaving layers of red fuzz on my jeans and bra – it was such a mess. SOO I am trying to breastfeed without a cover, with fuzz getting all over my baby, and milk squirting. Right?? So you’re getting the full visual so far?? And you can realize what a mess this was? It was awful and the fuzz was getting wet on his face and it looked like freaking blood!! Literally we were a hot mess the entire flight. It was wretched. Then we arrive in NYC and I headed straight to the nearest gift shop and bought an overpriced I <3 NYC shirt and then headed to the bathroom to literally pump my own boobs over a toilet and that was that. But then we got Shake Shack and my baby was a complete angel and slept the whole 7 hour flight to Paris and all was good 🙂
Photos by Jaci Marie