Getting ready for my Chicago shower (in a DVF maternity wrap dress.)
1. Diane von Furstenberg. 2. The Gap maternity. 3. Anthropologie. 4. Diane von Furstenberg maternity. 5. Intermix.
1. TopShop maternity. 2. Club Monaco. 3. Liz Lange for Target. 4. Anthropologie. 5. Kate Spade. 6. TopShop maternity. 7. Topshop maternity.
I thought I’d spend today reflecting on some of the things I’ve learned these past 7 months of pregnancy. Our baby boy is due in a matter of months and it’s been an incredible, magical, emotional whirlwind. I love everyday in its own way, but most often when BCL and I sit down to dinner and reflect on the momentous change about to take place.
Of course being pregnant has provided many challenges including the accumulation of a whole new wardrobe. I’ve been incredibly healthy and comfortable, which means I tend to only whine about superficial things like fashion and foot rubs. Thankfully, I didn’t have to start wearing maternity clothes until the end of February when I traveled to Scotland and London, and for comfort alone, that transition was incredible. However, it was also when I began to notice how tragic my closet was. Sure I had a few black essentials that fit well, but these appeared utterly boring alongside my pre-pregnancy favorites. It seemed my mission—to unearth fashionable, wearable, affordable pieces was clear. And I hope I’ve delivered. On a side note, if I had any semblance of design skill I would certainly attempt to infiltrate this market. In the meantime this is what I’ve been relying on from start-to-almost finish, (mixed in with some of my other closet staples.)
|| 1 || We seem to have a lot of events this season, so finding a couple “special” dresses was key. These options from Diane von Furstenberg are genius, comfortable, and can be worn post-baby while I’m still shaping up.
Cost-per-wear = doable.
|| 2 || I can’t say enough about colorful accessories! I layer bold necklaces and bangles over basics and feel happily transformed.
|| 3 || Alyson of Unruly Things and Unruly Little Things is also pregnant. She applauded these skinny GAP jeans, which I’ve worn nearly every day too.
These (#2) are quite similar.
|| 4 || My feet haven’t changed much so I’m still wearing my regular flats. Kate Spade’s delightful colors make all my jeans pop and I’ve found they last forever.
|| 5 || If there is one store that’s changed my life it’s TopShop Maternity. Their trendy pieces fit incredibly well, travel even better, and are constantly updated. I have #1 and #6–perfect for casual nights out.
|| 6 || Although longer tunics and tops from Anthropologie worked well early on, what really looks best at this stage is an authentic maternity shirt with side ruching. A Pea in a Pod has tons on sale and Target’s Liz Lange line has recently scored big.