5 Qs with Jasmine

BUMP ENVY

Name: Jasmine Moir
Neighborhood: Fort Greene
Occupation: Editor, DailyCandy Kids
Number Pregnancy: First

How would you describe your pregnant style?
Mostly just getting through the day — with an occasional hit here and there. Or maybe same as my regular style, just lumpier and with more comfortable shoes.

Have you had any challenges learning to dress your pregnant body?
I’m 35 weeks now, so my options have really been dwindling. In the beginning it was fun, trying to be creative and make non-maternity clothes work. But by the end, at least for me, you’ve grown out of literally everything you own: from shoes to underthings to jackets. You don’t want to buy a whole new wardrobe for such a short time, but you also don’t want to completely throw in the towel and live in leggings and maternity tops. My low point was when I tried to wear my favorite pre-pregnancy chambray shirt and literally busted through the sleeve. I felt like the Hulk.

So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy?
How nice strangers are. People just grin at you all the time — they stop me on the street, in the line at the grocery store, wherever, to ask how I’m feeling and wish me good luck. So much good energy directed your way! Although I’ve been shocked that men in New York almost never get up for pregnant women on the bus or subway. It’s always older ladies who offer; must be because they’ve been there. But really, shame on these guys.

What’s been your favorite pregnancy piece or brand to show off your bump?
Most maternity clothes make me feel like an aerobics instructor. I splurged on a couple of great dresses from Hatch Collection and wear them pretty much any time I have to look presentable. A V-neck top from Fourth Love got me through a solid couple of months. Madison Rose jeans are totally cute and cheaper than designer versions. Oh and a good friend who’s more petite than I am had a lot of luck with regular clothes from Calypso, since they tend to be flowy anyway. (There’s an outlet in Soho, which I hit up a few times.)

What NYC experience are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby?
On Saturday mornings we always get up early and take coffee up to Fort Greene park to watch all the dogs (it’s off leash before 9 a.m.). There’s a whole social structure between the dogs, and they’re all pretty much out of their minds with joy. It’s just one of those things that make the giant city feel like a small neighborhood; I can’t wait to bring the baby into our weird little world.

Photography by Evan Gubernick of 485 Creative.

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