“Once upon a time, maternity clothing was all bows, floral patterns, and muumuus. While it has evolved in the last few decades to include body-conscious styles that flaunt (rather than hide) “baby bumps,” it’s remained mostly conventionally feminine.

The founders of the new line Butchbaby want to change that. Vanessa Newman, a digital strategist, and Michelle Janayea, a design student at Columbia College in Chicago, are creating an alternative to hyperfeminine maternitywear aimed at LGBTQ folks who are starting their own families.”

The Cut, April 17, 2015

No, but really, have I ever told y'all about how much I love caftans (and muumuus and other such billowy old lady things)?  Because I do.  I wear them to the supermarket, to the mall, doing errands, on airplanes (tip:  you will get the full patdown no matter what), out to party.  

What, you don’t believe those last two?  Ask the Vegas gals.  There’s photographic proof!

I particularly like caftans of all the shapeless flowy dresses, because the swath of fabric and the slit sleeves make me feel like some kind of goddam wizard briskly making my way through the day.  Double extra fun points if I’m wearing the ones with a matching headscarf.

Tiny not so tiny giveaway

Ok so I told you guys that I’d do a giveaway once I got this blog rolling again, but I’ve been in a really bad way lately. So it’s taken me a while to get to it. Nonetheless, here I am. Sorry I don’t have any pretty visuals, I’m on mobile and don’t get on desktop too often. SO, my theme is MERMAID.
You get:
- The complete mermaid set
- Treasure chest
- Hibiscus hairpin
- I love you, Marine song 2001 and KK Love Song Music boxes
- 3 silver axes
- Flip Flops
- Wave Breaker
- Muumuu
- Sea Globe
- Sand Castle
- Box of Chocolates
- Bottled Ship
- 10 of each color carnation
- IF you have a wishlist, I will gladly look at it and eliminate as many items as I can. Same will go for dream villager lists.

Rules and regulations:
- One winner.
- Like and Reblog to enter. Reblog as much as you want but don’t spam.
- If you don’t need an item, lemme know so I can give it to someone else. Bc seriously that’s a lot of stuff and that’d be greedy.
- Don’t be rude. I will respond rudely as well. I have a lot of crap going on so I might need a bit of time to arrange things.

That’s pretty much it. Oh, and this ends MAY 15TH. Questions, ask me on my main blog, I have a link on this blog.


My baby girl’s après–swim muumuu comes courtesy of Kimora Simmons Lee for Hilo Hattie’s 2015 Junior Hawaiian Miss Collection, obvs.