5 Qs with Shannon

Name: Shannon Vaughn

Neighborhood: SOHO, NYC

Occupation: Founder, Pursoma, a detox beauty company

Baby’s Sex: Girl

How would you describe your pregnant style?

Transitional, I don’t have a lot of friends nearby that have had babies, and none of my friends in NYC are pregnant so I haven’t had many girly fashion chats about what to wear. So as I “changed” and stuff didn’t fit, I just wore other clothes that still fit well, but hung a little differently. I didn’t make much of a fuss about it, I just slowly adjusted and went with it.

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

Only from a comfort standpoint, my skin feels different and I found that I could not tolerate certain fabrics anymore, so I had to adjust that. I found that applying heavy oil after the shower helps, and this homemade EMU oil cream I apply throughout the day really soothes my skin. The best I felt was on vacation, while wearing a bathing suit, the less clothing I had on, the better I felt.

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

I wasn’t sick at all, I expected to be sick in the beginning. You hear of women having very difficult experiences, so when I never got sick or even nauseous I was surprised.

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

I just started showing at about 7 months - I am living in NYC and we have had a really, really cold winter so most of my time I spend in a coat and showing off the bump hasn’t happened - yet. I do have a favorite pregnancy piece, as I got more pregnant and was advised to sit very upright I started working sometimes with my laptop closer to my body, I constantly use a Pursoma shielding product (due to launch fall 2015) to protect baby and me while working closely with technology. I am never without this product especially at the end of the pregnancy when the baby's head has grown and is more susceptible to the factors outside the womb.

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

I love to walk, thats why I really love NYC, so I am really looking forward to strolling her wherever it is that I am going.

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Shannon is wearing:

Dress: Osklen

Photography by Linda Farwell

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