I’ve reached the 7 month mark, and compared to my last pregnancy, I feel HUGE. Either this kid is going be ginormous, or it really is all left up to the fact that you show earlier and possibly bigger than your first pregnancy [sidenote: Did you know “ginormous” is in the dictionary? I actually had to look up how to spell it, even though I was sure it wasn’t a real word. Turns out, it is.].
I’m pretty uncomfortable these days to be honest… if I slouch, the baby is all up in my ribs, and if I sit up straight, the bottom of my belly (where he also, coincidentally, takes up space) pushes up against my legs – and forget about crossing my legs! I can’t believe I have 2 more months and another potential 10-15 pounds to gain. Yikes.
I know it’s not just me… it is so hard to find affordable, trendy maternity clothing! Would I love to shop at a Pea in the Pod? Yes. Do I have $50 to spend on a blouse? No. I am only going to wear it for a few months, and there’s no guarantee that I’ll be getting pregnant again, so spending a fortune is out of the question.
Trying to find cute maternity clothes on a budget has been a hassle, so I’ve mostly been shopping sales at Motherhood Maternity (mostly the Pea in the Pod stuff), Old Navy, and The Gap.
I believe it was back in 2006 when I watched “Failure to Launch” that I originally fell in love with Zooey Deschanel. I watched the film because I’m an SJP fan, but I quickly realized that Zooey’s character was the only saving grace in that movie.
Now I’m addicted to her show on FOX, “New Girl,” both for the quirky comedic element, and her adorable (coined “adorkable” by FOX) style. Zooey dresses adorably in real life as well, but I am so drawn to her mod style on “New Girl.”
It could be because it’s been so cold out lately, or maybe it’s because I’m almost 4 months pregnant, but the only thing I want to wear these days are sweatpants…
Unfortunately I own mostly jeans, and due to the expanding belly, I have to wear them with a bellaband, unbuttoned and (lately) unzipped. It’s not the most comfortable thing to wear; especially when you spend a lot of time sitting in front of the computer. My poor baby is probably begging for some less restricted space.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my love for affordable, trendy leatherette jackets. Then a few days after that, I picked up this black leatherette jacket at Target on sale for $35 – I’m pretty sure it was meant to be, since I found only one medium shoved in the very back of the rack:
I love a good, cheap leatherette (faux leather) jacket. They last you a season or two, and they’re usually under $50. One day I’ll splurge on an awesome $250 leather jacket that I can wear for years, but for now, my budget loves leatherette.
So I did it. I totally bought the faux leather leggings I was eyeing at H&M (actually they’re a bit different than the ones I first picked out, but also half the price). Are they practical? For a mom of a toddler who works from home, maybe not so much… but who cares when they only cost $12.95?
What I should be posting today is a picture of me in something cute for “What I Wore Wednesday.” But it’s been a while since this little lady got her shop on… So instead, I decided to showcase some of my favorite fall trends; the things on my “to buy” list (whether they actually get purchased or not is yet to be seen, but I can still drool over them).
Last weekend, I was on the search for affordable options to some of this spring’s hottest trends. H&M is one of my favorite places to find budget-friendly trends, and after browsing the store, I confirmed that stripes, mini florals, and maxi dresses and skirts were must-haves for the season.
I was able to find some great items for under $100. Here’s what I snatched up: