5 Qs with Sari

Name: Sari Nickelsburg

Neighborhood: After fifteen years in the East Village, we're on our way to the Upper East Side.

Occupation: Founder, Mama411

Baby’s Sex: Boy

How would you describe your pregnant style?

Clean, versatile, simple.

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

I have tons of clothing from my last pregnancy that still look great. Unfortunately, it got hot in the city so quickly this year. I really need to fill in with additional warm weather clothes, but I'm determined not to break the bank.

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

I felt great during my first pregnancy with Lucas, but it's been much tougher going this time. I've really had to scale back on stuff like working out, and seeing my friends which is a drag.

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

I really love a pair of white Citizens of Humanity jeans that I treated myself to this time around.

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

I can't wait to hit up the stroller tours at The Guggenheim and The Whitney.

Sari is wearing:

J. Brand side panel maternity jeans.

Black maternity tank from A Pea In The Pod.

White blazer is from Zara.

Heels are from Sam Edelman.

Liquid barbed gold cuff is from Alexis Bittar (similar style).

Photography by Sofia Lynn Photography.

Shoot on location at ABC Carpet & Home.

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