Maternity Style | The Black Ankle Pants
True confession # 1: I totally had a pair of ballet flats stashed in my handbag the day we took these photos. I mean, sure, my feet don’t feel any different right now, and nor does my centre of balance, so walking in heels feels exactly the same as it always has – FOR NOW – but this was one of the days I had to walk approximately five miles* (*Very slight exaggeration) through the hospital, and I might be stupid, but I’m not quite THAT stupid… S
So, yeah, the flats came out not long after these were taken, in a rare display of good sense from me. They didn’t look nearly as good, but at least they allowed me to avoid all of those patronising comments from people wanting to know HOW ON EARTH I can still walk in heels (Answer: the same way I always have. Also, you literally just asked me to confirm that I can WALK, and I honestly can’t think of a non-snarky answer to that right now, so please don’t provoke the hormonal pregnant woman, and just trust me to know how to dress myself, like the grown adult I occasionally am…), so it was all good. Or, actually, not, because…
True confession # 2: When I took the aforementioned ballet flats off later that day, I realised that, although they were identical, they were a little bit TOO identical, in that they were both for the left foot. So, basically, I have two pairs of identical flats (Because, if the shoe fits, buy a backup pair, amiright?), and I recently threw one of those pairs out, as they were starting to look a little the worse for wear. Well, I THOUGHT I’d thrown one pair out, anyway: as it turns out, I’d actually thrown out one shoe from each pair, and now I was left with two left feet. So those heels might look impractical, but they were a whole lot more comfortable than the flats, trust me…
(This story obviously directly contradicts my “good sense” and “totally know how to dress myself,” statements above, yes. Awkward.)
(I didn’t realise until later that day because the flats in questions are fairly soft, and have a pointed toe, so they actually didn’t LOOK like they were two left feet while I was wearing them. I DID think something felt a bit off when I first put them on, but I was in a hurry at the time, so I just soldiered on regardless. I’m going to stop talking about this now, because I’m REALLY not making this sound any better, am I?)
True confession # 3: the jacket ended up coming off too, because although you probably wouldn’t think it from these photos, we’ve been having one of those random warm spells that Scotland is subject to at this time of year, and, as welcome as that is, it makes leather jackets a pretty bad idea, really. Honestly, I’m overheating just thinking about it.
Anyway! Jacket, shoes, and random acts of stupidity aside, this is another outfit that you’re seeing thanks to the wonder that is the ASOS Maternity line. Both the cropped trousers and the grey sweater came from there: I’ve linked the regular version of the trousers, but I’m wearing the now sold-out petite version, and, yet again, am singing ASOS’s praises for being one of the few maternity brands that actually HAS some petite versions, so I don’t have to hem my pants. Thanks, ASOS: er, I don’t suppose you also sell your plain black ballet flats in just the right foot, do you?
Michael Kors handbag*
Related: How to Walk in High Heels