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Makin’ it Work One Last Time

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Although I am pregnant, I’ve been combing Pinterest for outfit ideas– both maternity and non-maternity that I can make work.  It’s wonderful when I find a pair of pants or a top that I wasn’t sure would work and it does.  But, there’s the flip side of that coin when I try on something and it just isn’t going to work, no-how/no-way.

On Tuesday of this week I paired a blush colored blouse with khaki pants.  I knew that the khaki’s would work because I modified them by adding two stretchy panels to the waistband to accommodate my growing baby.  The blouse I thought might work but I wasn’t 100% certain.

The blouse barely worked.  Let’s just say that it probably won’t work in a week or two, but I did get to wear it that day.  I did not go with heels but instead chose my boat style shoes.  I chose to add some jewelry to my look with an oversized gold watch and a double strand white and gold necklace that came in my last Stitch Fix box.

What do you think?  Do you like this outfit?  Is it too simple?  Let me know in the comments below.

-Carla

Summerize

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Monday morning I used the picture on the left as my starting point for my outfit.  In the inspiration photo from Pinterest she is wearing olive-green skinny pants, a black t-shirt, chambray button-up, and a white vest.  She has paired it with leopard print ballet flats, a silver oversized watch, and a cognac purse.  That is a great outfit that I can re-create for Fall but this is Summer so I made some changes.

First, I didn’t need the vest.  I also chose to forego my ballet flats in lieu of a black gladiator sandal.  I thought that it played well off the black t-shirt, was seasonally appropriate, and showcased my freshly painted toenails.  I kept the green pants and chambray shirt but I cuffed my sleeves to make it an elbow-length sleeve.  I kept my jewelry very minimal and simple with a silver watch and silver earrings.

I was really happy with the way that this outfit turned out and even more thrilled when I tried these pants on and realized that they fit quite comfortably at my bump’s current size.  You might be seeing these green pants a whole lot in the next few weeks.  LoL.

-Carla

Pink and Blue on the Brain

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I didn’t notice that last week I wore an outfit with a teal blue shirt and then a bright pink shirt the next day.  If it wasn’t for being pregnant I wouldn’t even make a connection between the two outfits but right now my whole world is filled with pink and blue.  I’m super anxious/excited to find out the gender of our baby but we won’t get the chance for about another month.  I know that it will go by quickly but it seems like light years away.

Thursday I wore my darker wash bootcut jeans.  These jeans have two buttons at the waistband and this made it easy to accommodate my bump.  I left the top one unbuttoned.  I’ve had this scoop neck banded hem shirt for an extremely long time.  Like, 6 years long.  And, the matching tank top I’m wearing underneath.  I pulled my hair back into a loose and low bun and added statement earrings to finish off the outfit.

Friday I went casual with a t-shirt and jeans look.  This is not a maternity top but it is a boyfriend style v-neck.  It allows enough room for me to be comfortable.  These jean capri’s are maternity, though.  I’ve gone with my everyday silver hoop earrings, silver watch, and white leather Converse.  A very simple and basic outfit.

Which do you prefer– pink or blue?

-Carla