Kim Kardashian: Bump watch, Episode #1

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian craves the cameras. This photo marks the beginning of our Kim-K bump watch series!

By Haley Overland
Kim Kardashian: Bump watch, Episode #1

Confession: I love the Kardashians. I watch all of their reality TV shows, and I even watched The X Factor (but not because Khloe Kardashian was hosting, for the record).

Call it a guilty pleasure, but I like what I see: a big family full of love for one another; an honest (aside from the odd faked-for-TV scenario, like Kourtney's recent deodorant dilemma or Kim's breast-milk-psoriasis obsession) portrayal of family dynamics — even if the family's dynamics are often over the top.

They love each other. And I love that that's what their shows come down to.

If my daughter were to tiptoe out of her room one night to watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians from the top of the stairs (kid doesn't sleep), she'd see sisters who are best friends, daughters who love their mom (...most of the time), a mom who loves her daughters (...OK, and builds their brands). What's wrong with that? Don't worry, she will not be watching Keeping Up or any of its spinoffs any time soon, since they do get a bit too "adult" at times. But, let's just say it's not the worst thing she could accidentally watch, by far.

Anyway, now Kim Kardashian is having a baby. And we're going to enjoy this pregnancy by checking out all her outfits — they'll definitely be interesting — and watching the proudly voluptuous star transform.

And you see, it's OK to enjoy this because the Kardashians thrive on public attention. Instead of berating them for that, as people often do, we might as well embrace it.

Today, Kim's not hiding a thing in that form-fitting black turtleneck dress and sleek, stunning striped jacket (above). Love it. What do you think?

xo Haley-O

This article was originally published on Feb 07, 2013

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