I was a little wary when I put this little black dress on the other day. But it was hot out and I am running out of maternity dresses to wear, so comfort and necessity won over me feeling like I was obviously smuggling a beach ball under a normal dress.
In the last couple of months, I have had no desire to wear anything form fitting. It’s all elastic waists over here, my friends.
So when I started seeing kimonos popping up at different stores, I got pretty excited. Not only would it suit my needs for loose clothing, but anytime I can find regular, non-maternity clothing that I can wear now and after the baby, I do a little happy dance. I guess it’s my frugality shining through, plus the fact that I have more options than those found at the few maternity stores I shop at.
We are on a little getaway right now in California, which makes me so happy. Not only do we get to visit friends and family, whom we moved away from 6 months ago, but we get to enjoy 80 degree weather as we are still hurdling our way through our first real winter in Colorado. I may be as white and pasty as can be, but feeling the warm sun on my skin is amazing and I don’t care if I blind people!
Disclaimer: In this post, I have featured menswear looks styled with maternity clothing. If you are not pregnant, I hate you (ok, not really, I love you but I’m just a bit bitter about your normal-sized body), but you can still take some inspiration from this post and the looks I put together – plus, you can still buy the shoes!
Now for a confession… I have worn sweatpants and t-shirts A LOT lately. Like, A LOT.
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there haven’t been many What I Wore Wednesday posts up in the last couple of months. I think the nausea of pregnancy combined with the tiredness of pregnancy, combined with the comfort of sweatpants has all contributed to my downfall. You would not have wanted to see me these last couple of months. Trust me.
Top: JCPenney, Scarf: For Love 21, Belt: H&M, Jeans: Gap Maternity
I can hardly believe it, but today will be my last full day pregnant (for this baby, anyways). Tomorrow morning we are heading to the hospital to be induced, just shy of 41 weeks. Since I had my first child early at 38 weeks, I feel like I’ve been overdue for weeks now!
It’s interesting what you have time to contemplate when you know the day that you will be having your baby. When it happens on its own, you don’t give much thought to things beforehand, since you never really know or expect when it’s going to happen. But this time around, I’ve been running (more like waddling) all over the house making sure everything is ready, taking time to freak out about adding another child into the mix, contemplating just how much sleep I will soon be losing out on, and, perhaps on a more positive note, spending a lot of quality time with the Mr. and my little girl before we go from a family of 3 to a family of 4.
Here I am at a glorious 38 weeks… I’m going crazy over here – come out baby, come out!!
Anyway, this week I threw on my new hat from Target while hanging out in the warm SoCal sun. It’s the first hat I’ve owned that doesn’t accentuate my weird cone head. I need a lot of volume on the top to balance things out with my round cheeks, and this hat gives me just that. It’s nice to finally have a hat to wear in public without feeling like I look weird!
Here’s a little snippet from our Mother’s Day dinner on Sunday. We decided to take the morning to celebrate Mother’s Day at home and then meet up with our moms for a joint dinner at night. It ended up being perfect; I got spoiled during the day, and then we got to focus on our mommas later in the day. I would also highly recommend Mother’s Day dinner over brunch to save a few $$!
I realize I am wearing the same dress as I featured in last week’s What I Wore Wednesday post, but give me some credit for switching out the cowboy boots for some flats and adding a leather jacket! My options for dressing up are limited at this point in pregnancy…
In my hair, I wore the same ruffle fascinator that I wore to my baby shower, although you can’t see it in any of the photos.