5 Q's with Elizabeth

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5 Q's with Elizabeth

Name: Elizabeth Sullivan

Neighborhood: Williamsburg

Occupation: Wellness Coach for dancers

Baby’s Sex: Female

How would you describe your pregnant style?

I haven't strayed far from my usual look which is... stylishly casual? I've been more conscious of looking pulled together and even trying out some things I might not have normally tried. I guess with so much change, it's been easier to take some fashion risks. I have been trying to do more with layers, scarves and jewelry, since I didn't buy a ton of maternity clothes.

Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during this pregnancy?

The summer time was definitely easier than the fall and winter; I just wore my usual summer dresses and flowy tops. Once the cooler weather came, it got harder because I had to move into maternity pants right away. I usually wear form-fitting clothes, and with my expanding belly, skinny jeans looked more flattering, so that was a change I made right away. Despite my zip code, I didn't own many skinny jeans before getting pregnant.

So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy?

I've been surprised by how great I feel, how much fun it is to be pregnant, and what it feels like to have the baby move inside of me. Also, at this stage in life, I thought I had experienced most of what my body had to offer, but I've been pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong: pregnancy offers so many new experiences and challenges -- it's amazing.

What’s been your favorite pregnancy piece or brand to show off your bump?

I've probably gotten the most mileage out of my striped tops -- I love my expanding belly and love having it shown prominently -- nothing like stripes to accentuate the size and shape! I get most of my clothes second hand in Williamsburg and none of my striped tops have been maternity, just long and slightly oversized. I also have a winter coat I bought from another Williamsburg mama -- it's a Momo Maternity down coat -- which I have loved during the cold weather; it's very warm, stylish, and still makes it obvious that I'm pregnant so I get seats on the subway, etc.

What NYC experience are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby?

Probably the long walks through neighborhoods and parks that my husband and I take on Saturdays, and the art museums and performing arts scene, which we take part in -- NYC is such a rich and vibrant place to experience life -- I'm really looking forward to sharing it all with her.

Elizabeth is wearing:

Denim: Old Navy maternity skinny jeans

Shoes: Clark's (similar style)

Top: Brandy Melville (similar style)

Cardigan: Second-hand buy (similar style)

Photography by Desiree Walters Photography.

Shot on location at the Arlington Club.

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