Eight months (32 weeks) pregnant! This is what I wore today to run some errands. It was comfy, but I am feeling extra BIG lately and the smallest tasks are becoming difficult to manage. I'm so ready to meet this little guy!!
Hat, Scarf & Rainboots: Vintage thrifted
Maternity shirt and Jeans: Gifted (Jeans are Old Navy)
Black belly Band: just an old Stretchy tank top around my midsection.
Bag: Echo Red (from Ross)
Monday, December 1, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I wore this outfit to my prenatal appointment today. These jeans are stretchy non-maternity jeans from Target that I can still wear down low with a long enough top. The top (my favorite maternity piece) is actually just a simple flow-y spaghetti strap DRESS that hits just above my knees when I'm not preggo. I belted it under my bust and bloused some over the top of the belt, creating a maternity top that is actually long enough and cute!
Boots are from Charlotte Russe- with a low enough heel so I don't feel like a total fool walking around in mega high heels while so big.
Leather jacket was found in the children's section of a thrift store.
Bag is from Ecko Red (via Ross).
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I'm sorry for the lack of posting as of late, but the store has (obviously) been closed since I started... you know... not fitting into the clothes and whatnot, although I'm sure I could have done well selling 'maternity' items on eBay as well. I just didn't have the desire or energy for it all, however, so a hiatus was in order.
As for pregnancy fashion, I am finding it harder and harder to put outfits together that make me feel 'cute' and 'like myself', so I have had no desire to post shots of them here! I have managed to feel "put together" on a couple of occasions lately, though, and I'll share those outfits with you:
These shots were at 30 weeks pregnant & 29 weeks pregnant respectively. In the top outfit, I am wearing a soft vintage-y tee (from JCPenny's) over a vintage dress. Then I added tights and my clunky boots I found at a thrift store. Last, my cropped jean jacket to top it all off.
In the second photo, I'm wearing a tunic over a dress, with a belt to accentuate the baby bump. I use belts a lot when outfits just feel a little "frumpy".
I will try to post pics more often- I've only got 9 or so weeks to go until this baby is born!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Recently, I was chosen as one of eight Oklahoma City bloggers to receive a shopping spree at JCPenny's as part of a promotion for the new BeautyHacks feature at BlogHer. I got to meet up with the mind-bogglingly fabulous Susan Wagner who is the editor for BeautyHacks, and creator of 'Friday Playdate', a blog I can no longer live without.
JCPenny and BlogHer offered me $300 for a new Fall wardrobe, to try out the new trends of the season. To this I responded, "Um, YES, thankyouverymuch."
I was in desperate need of some versatile Fall pieces that would blend seamlessly with my current 'vintage heavy' wardrobe. And due to my current status of 'undeniably pregnant', I needed pieces that would work for now and beyond.
Susan to the rescue!! Dun dun dun dun!
Prior to this shopping trip, I was still trying to squeeze into my pre-pregnancy clothes. They were starting to look a little...strained, if you will, and I had no sweaters or long sleeve shirts for the coming chill in the air. And, if I'm going to be perfectly honest, I was quickly approaching the "sweat-pants are perfectly acceptable all day everyday" mentality, which, as I'm sure you know, never ends well for anyone.
I believe that pregnancy should be a time of celebrating who you are as a woman. I believe it is a time of beauty and a style of its own accord. And I believe that fashion doesn't need to be put on hold due to an expanding waistline.
Thankfully, JCPenny's feels the same way.
Here are some BEFORE shots:
Here I am looking like I need clothes that fit me better.
I have a lot of Summer-y tops, and was in need of some warmer pieces for the Fall.
And here is a top I wore almost every day with my lovely black sweatpants. (YES, THAT IS A HOLE.)
As you can see, I was in need of some stylish pieces that looked classy and could be worn for many occasions. Pieces that didn't look ratty, or too small, but polished and sophisticated.
After meeting up with Susan at my local JCPenny's store, I was able to come home with an amazing (and versatile) Fall wardrobe that will last me this season and beyond. Here are some of those pieces:
This dress fits my belly well, and can be paired with tights and boots and scarves this Fall for a trendy (un-frumpy) look that goes beyond the staple 'jeans and sweaters' style. The scarf, boots, and dress are all from JCPenny's, and I love the 'jewel-tone' colors mixed with a basic gray.
Every woman needs a nice pair of wide leg pants that can be thrown on with just about any top for a pulled-together look without too much effort. These pants are from the Maternity section at JCPenny's, and they are as comfortable as they are stylish. This long sleeve top is a beautiful deep purple (I brought home a LOT of purple), and it is from the maternity section as well.
This maternity top is so flattering and the color gives a normally drab Fall wardrobe a little "pop" and spunk. I LOVE the gathered sleeves, and it looks great layered with the purple top for extra warmth.
This Nicole Miller sweater is one of my favorites because it has such great detailing and looks cute over just about anything. The empire waist is so flattering, and it looks good worn open (over blouses and wide leg pants) or closed over dresses with tights and boots.
This long, black cable knit cardigan was just the sort of basic piece I was looking for to mix and match with my current wardrobe. Not too heavy, not too light... still can be paired with long sleeves or dresses or jeans. Cardigans are going to be big this season, and the solid black is great for me because it goes with everything!
Lastly, I wanted to put together a casual outfit that I could wear on the weekends or while running errands. This is the deep purple long sleeve top, the scarf, and the boots I got from JCPenny's, paired with a cardigan I had and some skinny jeans. It's comfy, cute, and just warm enough for the Fall chill.
I'm SO thrilled with how the pieces I found blend into my existing wardrobe. It goes to show you that a few of the right items can totally revamp your entire closet, without breaking your bank!!
THANK YOU JCPenny's, BlogHer, and Susan!! I am beyond thrilled with my new Fall style!
Here's the best bit: Now YOU can enter to win a $300 gift card to JCPenny as well!! Enter by clicking here... and GOOD LUCK!!
Monday, July 28, 2008
14 weeks pregnant... wearing my new skirt and sweater from Old Navy Maternity. The whole outfit only cost $50 and should last me through the entire pregnancy-- and even a bit beyond! It's been so hot here, the only thing I want to wear are flowy skirts. I CAN'T WAIT FOR FALL!!!!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I found this strapless romper at Old Navy yesterday for $9. It was stuffed in the maternity section, although I don't think it's a maternity item, but it's going to work great for my growing belly! It's got a drop waist- which works perfectly for under the tummy. Plus- It's so comfy! I added a scarf and some strappy sandals to accent it. (It's kindof bland on its own.)
Maternity tip Numero Uno: Try to avoid the maternity section unless you are in need of basics. (Jeans or pants mainly.) There are so many elastic waisted skirts, long tops, and flowy empire dresses out there that you almost never have to buy maternity. Maternity is overpriced and very limiting- so remember to look elsewhere FIRST, and get creative!
Romper: Old Navy
Friday, June 6, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
There was a big lightning storm last night. So I'm wearing my lightning shirt. Clever, no? This red skirt was a thrift store find- it's from The Children's Place (of all places.)
Shirt- eBay (by Truly, Madly, Deeply)
Shorts, Tights, Shoes, Skirt, Necklace- Thrift
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I went to the mall this morning with my son to look for sunglasses for him, and we found some KILLER mini Wayfarers for him at The Children's Place for three dollars! (Now we have matchy-matchy glasses.)
Photos to come soon...
Jacket, Vintage DKNY Linen dress, Clutch, tights, and shoes- Thrifted.
My Wayfarer Sunglasses- Target
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I tried this Kensie dress on the other day at 1/2 of 1/2 Name Brand Clothing, but I didn't end up buying it. It was only $12, but to a girl who's used to $2.00 thrift store prices, that's a good chunk of cash! heh. I do love it, however, and I slightly regret not snatching it up. It would be perfect for these HOT, MUGGY, HUMID days that are ahead of me. Summer is my MOST LEASTEST FAVORITE... I kind of hate it.
In other news, you can expect some big changes to this blog over the next 8 months or so. This fashion blog is destined to morph slowly (oh, so slowly!) into a super hip and fun and cool MATERNITY Fashion Blog- woo woo! I am preggo with my second child, and I want to use this place (as I grow) to show women that Maternity can be funky and fashionable too- and you can create fresh looks on a low budget just as easily as you can when you're not expecting! Maternity fashion is just so... BLAH... and GROSS (in my opinion), so keep your eyes peeled for ways to accommodate a growing belly without running into your nearest overpriced Maternity store.
Current readers- don't worry, you won't be alienated over the next few months- I hope to create looks that are fashionable and transferable to those who aren't expecting as well. And if you know of any mommas out there, let them know about this site! Fashion doesn't have to be thrown by the wayside just because your waist line is expanding.
Pregnancy is the PERFECT time to celebrate who you are and what you love!