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Hi.

I'm an American living in Switzerland, sharing my love of food, travel and wellness - from one of the most beautiful places on earth. 

Outfits of the week: 6 months pregnant!

Outfits of the week: 6 months pregnant!

Somehow there are only about 3 more months left to go in this pregnancy. The first half was honestly pretty easy. I had no morning sickness, no food cravings, no food aversions, no issues with sleeping, etc. However, now that my belly is definitely bigger, it's starting to get more challenging. I've been having horrible back pain, especially when I'm sitting...which is a bit of an issue considering I sit at a desk all day for work. I have a collection of pillows that I need to carry everywhere (car, train, office, restaurants) to try and minimize the pain. And I finally gave in and bought one of those huge U-shaped body pillows for at night. It pretty much takes up the entire bed, much to Warren's dismay. But luckily that is my only complaint (so far). I still have a good amount of energy and am sleeping fairly well. And I finally am feeling baby kicks!! 

I have realized that I need to eat every 3 hours though or the hormones turn me into a crazy person. The other week when my mom was here, we spent the morning at a museum. Pretty soon it was 2:30pm and I still hadn't eaten lunch (since breakfast) and apparently 6 hours without food majorly exceeds my limits. No food = blood sugar drops = hormones surge = no control over emotions = Stephanie starts crying in the middle of the museum. I now carry snacks with me everywhere. 

It's also getting harder to get dressed every morning. It's crazy how quickly I grow out of clothes. I will literally have a top that fits one week, then I try it on the next week and it's too tight/short. It's a bit of a gamble every morning to see what still fits. I mean, it's a nice excuse to keep buying new clothes, but it's a bit annoying. I seem to be visiting H&M a lot, since it's pretty affordable for maternity clothes, but the selection here is quite limited. I get really excited when I do find something non-maternity that still fits.

It was easier when it was warmer, since I could get away with flowy summer dresses. Now that it's cooling down, I had to invest in some maternity pants. These jeans are Gap maternity and actually really comfy and flattering. I'd consider wearing these even when I'm not pregnant! The feather-print top is from Mamalicious and the purple polka dot shoes are Tamaris. 

I paired the same jeans with my fave Steve Madden shoes and an existing (non-maternity!) teal cardigan that I bought last year from ModCloth

The maxi dress was an H&M find. Yes, it's from the maternity section, but it's not super baggy and could easily be worn after pregnancy. I want it to stay warm just so I can keep wearing it. I love the blue and white leaf print. (and look at our flourishing balcony garden - we have no shortage of tomatoes around here!)

The green tunic top is also H&M, but NOT maternity! It has a fun keyhole neckline and works great with leggings and these Frye loafers. Leggings are still my best friend and I wish I could wear them every day to work. 

This black dress was one of the first maternity dresses that I bought. It's very comfy jersey and has a criss-cross neckline to take it up a notch from a basic black dress. And I'm still loving these striped twist-top kitten heels. They're perfect for my swelling feet, ugh. 

Pop-up restaurant review: Soi Thai

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Lajatico and Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lajatico and Lake Maggiore, Italy