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Wednesday I continued with my trend of re-wearing all of the outfits from the beginning of the semester that still work this late in my pregnancy.  I first wore this in week 5 of the semester at 25 weeks pregnant.  We are currently in the 13th week of the semester and I am now 33 weeks pregnant– what a difference 8 weeks makes.

Here is how I styled the dress in week 5:

I went pretty simple with a burgundy cami underneath, gold toned jewelry, bare legs, and black ballet flats.  This time around I decided to stick with the burgundy since it’s such a great Fall color.  However, I incorporated it this time with a burgundy t-shirt layered under the dress and burgundy tights.  I was going to also wear a burgundy cardigan but I thought that it would be too in-your-face, so instead I opted to go with a brown grandpa style cardigan and brown ballet flats to tie it all together.  I went with the same oversized gold watch but this time around I went with black and gold earrings.  For my makeup, I went with a bit of a monochromatic burgundy eye look and burgundy stain on my lips.  You might have also noticed that I parted my hair on the other side this morning.  I don’t know why– I just did.  I flipped it over that way when I was blow-drying it and I kinda liked it so I went with it.

-Carla

Sunday morning my husband and I needed to make a quick trip to Walk-Mart and then went grocery shopping.  I was pretty proud of this outfit that I put together.  However, he didn’t really comment on it which made me wonder if it looked O.K.  But, at this point in my pregnancy (8 months officially) I am done being over-conscious of how I look.  And, it’s not that I want to go out looking sloppy or unkempt, but when it comes to something like a super-duper fashionable outfit– I don’t have many options.  And, let’s not even talk about how I’ve been reduced to only a portion of my shoe options!

Anyway.  I was so proud of this outfit that I wore it again to work on Tuesday.  Shhh, don’t tell.  Later that night, I did ask my husband what he thought of it and he replied that, “it’s fine.  It’s just leggings and a t-shirt.”  And, he is right– but I did explain to him that “just leggings and a t-shirt” at 8 months pregnant is sort of monumental.

Midterm

Believe it or not, this past week was week #8 of a 15 week semester.  It seems like this semester seems to be going much faster than past semesters.  I can’t believe that we are already half-way through.  My students have delivered 2 of 4 formal speeches and they just completed their essay exam Midterm (which I should be grading as we speak).  Right now, time is definitely something that is on my mind.  It’s important that I know what week of the semester that I am in so I can make sure my students are meeting certain benchmarks.  Also, time is playing a huge role in my personal life for much the same reason– it’s important for me to be cognizant of what week I am at of my pregnancy so that I can make sure I am doing all the things I need to (check-ups, vaccines, tests, baby class, pre-registering, packing a hospital bag, etc.)

I am super excited that my sister and her husband are coming in to town at the end of this week.  We are hosting my baby shower at our new home so we’ve made it a combined baby shower and housewarming party.  My husband and I aren’t too traditional so we’ve made it co-ed and family friendly and I can’t wait to celebrate my blessings with everyone.  In fact, I may or may not have already put up some decorations just to see what we have and might still need.  And, that reminds me– I still need to share pictures of the new house.  I haven’t done much decorating.  I may have mentioned it before but I am basically skipping over Halloween and Fall decorations and getting geared up for Christmas.  With the party I didn’t want to put up a bunch of Fall decorations and then have to take them down or decorate around them.  Plus, our house is so new to us that I don’t want to go putting a bunch of nail holes in the walls quite yet.  The only decorations that I have hung up have used existing nail/screw holes.  I already have my Christmas theme picked out and I would go through my Christmas totes to take inventory of what we have that will work with the theme and what we need to buy if it weren’t for the impending party.  LoL.  After the party, it’s game on!

I digress.  On Wednesday the weather was more Fall-like and I was able to pull out my brown riding boots.  I am actually excited for the cooler temps because I have almost outgrown all of my non-maternity dress pants and skirts.  Many of my dresses can still work with leggings or tights layered underneath– but it’s been too warm lately for layering.  I swear I’ve done this outfit before, pre-pregnancy, but when I looked through my media gallery I couldn’t find a picture.  So, maybe I didn’t?!?

This outfit begins with my black faux-wrap dress.  I’ve kept the fabric belt on it but I’ve wrapped it around the front of my waist and tied it in the back.  Then, I added nude colored tights and my flat brown riding boots.  To further pull in the warm brown tones I’ve gone with my oversized gold watch and gold earrings that have small accents of turquoise and peach.  The statement necklace is a multi-strand turquoise beaded necklace and a dark denim jacket with bronze snaps completes the look.  I’m torn on this outfit.  On one hand I like how I’ve mixed brown and tan but then on the other hand I think that black riding boots would look better.  What do you think?  Black boots or brown boots?

-Carla