OOTD Buddha pants

I miss doing OOTDs and seeing everyone’s OOTDs whether it be on instagram or on their blogs. Who else?

It’s been a while since we’ve gone to the forest for a bit of exploring. It was a super hot day earlier this week, so I put on my Buddha Pants (these were a PR gift). I packed a lunch and plenty of water for the toddler and I and we stayed in the shade to beat the heat. 

These pants are so lightweight, comfortable and super nice and flowy. They’re truly the epitome of portability as they fold themselves into their own tiny pocket. I received these back in June and have had tons of opportunities to wear them during the hot California summer. They have different styles to choose from beyond the classic harem style, but they have jogger style, jumpsuits and more.

Take a look! They’re also available on Amazon.  

OOTD details
Tank| GAP
Pants| Buddha Pants 
Sandals| Zara 
Backpack| Arc’teryx

 

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Earthy tones OOTD

These leggings (no joke) make me feel like I’m not even pregnant. They support my belly SO much, and make the area feel so much lighter. Good golly. Unreal. I’m so happy to be wearing them. They’re the BLANQI maternity belly support leggings (for reference the colour is Forest Night) to help the bump not feel so heavy in the front. We go on walks with the whole fam at least once a day (usually twice) for an hour or more, and these have made the walks way better. I always used to feel so heavy and slow. But I feel like these “lift” me up lol. They’re amazing.

This comfy tank is BLANQI too. It’s buttery smooth and has space for my belly to grow. BLANQI sent the set over to me a few weeks ago, so here I’m 23 weeks pregnant and enjoying taking bebs out on many of his summer adventures.

The VANS I’m wearing in this shoot I did, I picked up at DSW while my Mom was here visiting, so back in Jan/Feb or so. I kinda want to buy a second pair so I don’t ever wear them out. I rarely wear them because of it! But when I do, and come back inside, I get my magic eraser (or melamine sponge because it’s way cheaper and basically the same thing) and clean the white soles of the shoes so they always look brand spankin’ new lol.

Watch out for discounts and sales on BLANQI’s website – they have them frequently. Also! They have clothes (not just “workout style”) for new Mama’s/postpartum – not just preggos!

I’m nearing 26 weeks of pregnancy now, and unfortunately for us our A/C just *had* to breakdown during this heatwave we’ve been having this week – and it’s going to continue for another week or so. At least I’ll save on doing laundry because I’m literally wearing next to nothing, same with my little boy. We’re all sitting in front of the fan with a water bottle spritzer and staying soaking wet, having most the lights off in the house. Send me some recipes that I can use without turning on the oven, please! Also, send good vibes that hubs can fix the A/C without calling someone in and having it cost a few flippin’ grand because: Silicon Valley. Ooof….dyin’ over here. I’m already roasting because I’m pregnant, but this is way worse haha.

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Earth Day weekend

Sure, we may live in a concrete tech jungle here in Silicon Valley, but there’s plenty of green space to go out and explore. Set that phone of yours to airplane mode and get outside more to explore. Get lost, and adventure. Whether I’m solo or with baby in tow I need to get out of the house at least once a day to get fresh air (and of course to not go stir crazy).

This particular outing I brought some peach noosa yoghurt (I received a few free coupons to try it out. They’re all gone now lol) to chow down on, because whenever I do leave the house a snack is always on my list of items to never forget (including baby, keys, and phone) cause this nursing Momma is always hungry and never full. It’s an all-natural fuel for keeping me alert and never hangry, ’cause you know I’m only working with a handful of hours of sleep here.

The entire week has been pretty weird. First we had some wind, rain, including an earthquake. But for the last few days the weather has been pretty rad and cooperative. Wearing a wind/waterproof jacket is key for this April weather. The hard shell I’m wearing is from La Sportiva, called the Hail jacket. Fun fact, my climbing shoes are from La Sportiva as well and those feature 98% recycled materials. La Sportiva is committed to providing not only the best technical products available, but to protecting and preserving the places they love.

Earth Day is just around the corner (tomorrow!), and I’m already thinking of earth day themed activities for my wee one to participate in. He’s obviously much too young this year but having these ideas in my head for the future.

Up-cycle with whatever you have around the house for these activities:

  • Mini greenhouses! Plant herbs or even flowers in an old paper egg carton, cover it so it keeps the heat and moisture in and you have yourself a little garden. You could either use old paper egg cartons for these, or even an old yogurt container (somewhat off topic I’m addicted to my morning yogurt topped off with slivered almonds in the a.m.).
  • Decorate your own reusable bag.
  • Finger painting! Get out some green, and blue paint, draw a circle and your kid can go to town painting the earth in whatever artistic way they please. Roll out a long piece of butcher paper and have at it.

Like I said above my baby is a bit too young to join in on these things this year. But I’ve been eyeing up busy toddler on Instagram for baby and children’s activities since I first found out about her. So if you have a child of any, I’d suggest you to give her w follow too. She has some great ideas even perfect for rainy day activities.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, tons of events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

What are your plans for Earth Day weekend?

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