Alexandra Gizela’s Pregnancy Style

Bump envy!

Name: Alexandra Gizela
Neighborhood: Harlem
Occupation: Mom/Founder/Designer, Cabbages & Kings
Baby’s Sex: N/A

How would you describe your pregnant style?
Comfortable. I have been lucky to have always been pregnant in the summer… I can just wear maxi dresses all day long 🙂 I don’t know what I would do in the winter with layering!! So I have been able to stay true to my non-pregnant style: classic with a twist? Kind of boho-chic?! It honestly changes all the time…I can’t really pin a style for me.

Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during this pregnancy?
It’s quite hard finding pieces that are both affordable and stylish. Because of this, I find myself going a couple sizes up in women’s rather than shopping in the maternity section.

So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy?
It does not get any easier. The comment I get most is that I am a pro at this (because I have 3 kids already). NOT the case at all. Each pregnancy has been so different… from weird allergies and eczema to gestational diabetes to more intense lower abdominal sensations and back aches.

What are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby?  
Everything. Every moment with his/her siblings. I need to make an extra effort to remember each stage this time. It has become a blurr with my others. I have forgotten what they were like as newborns, it’s quite sad, really.


What’s your top 5 registry essentials?

  1. Anything Frida baby! They can do no wrong…the snotsucker, AMAZING.
  2. Cybex Yerma Baby Carrier in the embroidered birds of paradise! So cool and comfortable! Baby carriers no longer have to be so boring and ugly 🙂
  3. Babyzen Yoyo Stroller because we travel so much…game changer
  4. Boxum Baby 3 in 1 portable bassinet, diaper bag and changing station!
  5. Beaba Babycook Food Maker

Alex is wearing: 

A dress from Cabbages & Kings new mommy + me line coming out in Spring 2018.

Photography by Steve Vaccariello.

Charlene Petitjean-Barkulis

Charlene Petitjean-Barkulis

CHARLENE PETITJEAN-BARKULIS is the managing editor of Well Rounded. She's a French expat, Brooklyn-based writer and mama to Arthur and Leon. Before settling in New York City with her family, Charlene lived in LA, Berkeley, and Baltimore and earned a degree in journalism from Columbia University. When she isn’t busy chasing after her big kiddo, nursing her little kiddo or writing about all things pregnancy and motherhood, she’s likely to soak in a bubble bath, eat an entire wheel of brie cheese or drink a crisp glass of Sancerre (sometimes, all three at the same time). Follow her on Instagram here.

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