Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Post on Maternity Fashion

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I’m hating my clothes lately.  For some reason my maternity clothes from my first pregnancy just feel sloppy and frumpy.  I’m trying to make them work, but just not loving them.  I’ve also been trying to make some of my non-maternity clothes work while I still can.  I’ve been mixing various loose tops with non-maternity cardigans (it’s always cold in my office and our mornings have been in the 50s recently) and adding belts and jewelry for some added flair.  I’ve found that there’s no need for maternity cardigans so don’t waste your money.  Just stick with a non-maternity cardigan and leave it open.  My go to maternity stores are GAP, Old Navy, Motherhood Maternity, and Loft.  But like I mentioned previously, I’m trying not to buy much and I refuse to pay full price for anything.  This time around I’ve purchased 2 short sleeve tops, 1 white tank, 3 long sleeve tops, 1 sweater, 1 pair of jeans, and 1 pair of black dress pants.  The most expensive item was the jeans and those were about $30 (on sale).  All others were on sale and I hope they’ll get me through this pregnancy (along with the items I saved from my first pregnancy). :)

See all those clothes behind me?  Most of them don’t fit.  But this yellow-green top is a non-maternity top and the color just says fall to me.  A maternity tank underneath and a cardigan over it makes me feel covered and warm.  Cardigans are my best friend lately.  Also, I need to move that mirror.  Clearly there’s not enough room in my closet for the mirror and me.  I should also mention that I can only wear jeans to work on Fridays.  Believe me, I’d wear them every day if I could!  And one more thing – half panel vs. full panel.  Some people swear by one or the other.  I’m definitely a full panel girl – the half panel just doesn't seem to fit right and usually rolls down.  I like the coverage of the full, but that’s me.

This is the 1 sweater I purchased.  It's a good transition piece from summer to fall because it's really thin.  And it was also CHEAP!  GAP has had some killer sales lately... 40% off, GAP Cash, etc.  And yes, my mirror is filthy - I don't see any reason to clean it until W is about 5. ;)

I LOVE this gray striped cardigan.  Long cardigans are my thing and stripes… a bonus!  Non maternity cardigan and white top with maternity tank and maternity jeans.

More stripes (notice my stripe obsession?).  Both top and jeans are maternity.

Clearly I'm not a photographer... or a fashion expert.  But it has been fun (and maybe a little frustrating at times) to find outfits that work for my growing belly.


  1. I love your outfits! Can you come be my maternity stylist?!? LOL. How do I follow your blog? There are no links for emails or GFC.

    1. Thank you!! Oh my gosh - maternity stylist would be so much fun!! I added a couple options for following and they should appear on the right hand side of the blog... I'm SO technologically challenged! :)