Jessica Simpson is hitting the home stretch of her pregnancy -- and the fashionista is making drastic sacrifices indeed to stay relatively comfortable.
"Only one month to go!" the Fashion Star mentor, 31, was overheard telling a fellow shopper at Fred Segal's in Santa Monica Tuesday, where she and a pal spent the afternoon. "I can't wear heels anymore," lamented the star, clad in a black maxi dress and flip flops. "I tried but it was too hard. Wearing heels is like a religion to me, so it's tough!"
That means that Simpson (engaged to her daughter-to-be's father, Eric Johnson) will have to amend her child labor plan. Back in November, the style mogul joked to Us Weekly: "I'm probably going to deliver my baby in [4-inch YSL heels]. . .I went to the doctor yesterday and he said, 'You're gonna need to get out of those heels!"
During her Wednesday excursion at Fred Segal, the heavily pregnant star was already plotting her post-pregnancy body goal, eyeing a slim pair of Elliot jeans as she blew big bubbles with her gum.
Cheerful if seemingly exhausted, she chugged Fiji water as she shopped -- and while she couldn't buy clothes for herself, she picked up some togs for her little girl at the Ron Robinson store. Simpson snapped up bloomers, shirts from Le Petit Bateau and a polka dot dress.
"It's like carrying a bowling ball!" Simpson was overheard saying of her belly. "Almost done!"