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I didn’t do so well last week with posting every few days.  I hope that you’ll forgive me– as I mentioned in the last few posts, I had out-of-town guests coming in on Friday and a baby shower/housewarming party on Saturday.  Needless to say, the latter half of the week was spent in preparation.

However, I did have class on Wednesday.  The weather has certainly turned more Fall-like and it’s time to pull out my sweaters, tights, and boots.  Honestly, this makes getting my pregnant body dressed much easier.  Last Wednesday, I chose to go with a cotton maxi-dress that has a paisley pattern with burgundy, magenta, and mustard.  Over top I went with a lightweight crew neck magenta sweater.

To balance out the busy pattern on the bottom half and add some interest (other than the belly) to the top portion of the outfit, I added a gold and purple pendant necklace.   I went with simple gold stud earrings and my oversized gold watch.  For footwear I chose to go with my short tan suede-like booties.  I thought that they gave the outfit a bit if a bo-ho vibe.  My husband complimented me on my outfit that evening which is always nice.  Then, when I was getting ready to leave for class that evening I couldn’t get one of my shoes on!  My feet are definitely a bit larger– I’d say between 1/4-1/2 size.  My husband came to my rescue with a shoe horn and helped me shove my shoe on so I could go to work.  LoL.

What do you think?  Do you like this outfit?  Would you wear it– pregnant or not?

-Carla

Well-Heeled

Monday morning the weather was absolutely gorgeous and I wanted to take advantage of it.  I picked a faux wrap-dress that I had styled with a royal blue blazer.  Because the weather was in the upper 80’s I knew I didn’t need the blazer.  I thought about wearing red ballet flats for a pop of color but I’ve done that before and I wanted to try something different.  In the end, I let my layering tank dictate my shoe choice.  I needed something under the dress to keep it professional and modest.  I decided to go with a burgundy layering cami because it is a great Fall color.  That led me to choose my burgundy peep toe heels.  I almost never go without pantyhose but on such a warm day I did opt to skip them.

I went with my oversized gold watch and reddish colored statement earrings.  For my makeup I chose a bronze eye look and a matte burgundy lip color.  I thought that the outfit was simple but effective.  In the end, I just couldn’t bring myself to wear the heels and I went with black ballet flats, instead.  I didn’t even mind that the silver medallion didn’t match my gold-toned jewelry.

We are in week 5 of classes and things are starting to ramp up for me and my students.  I am sad to say that I don’t think some of them were ready for the acceleration.  Additionally, I am in week 25 of my pregnancy.  My students are starting to figure out that I am in fact pregnant and ask questions about when I’m due and what I’m having.  Hopefully once we get over this hump it will be a fun semester.

-Carla

One of the things that I try to do is wear my clothing items differently.  That isn’t something that is necessarily intuitive but having this blog helps to challenge me.  Not to mention that having the photographic evidence how I wore a certain dress or blouse or skirt makes it easy to see what I’ve done before and push myself towards something different.

Take this collared polka dot dress, for instance.  Here are several ways that I have styled it in the past:

I’ve done a magenta sweater over the dress and a magenta cardigan worn open.  I’ve done it with a black blazer and black tights, a dark wash denim jacket and black riding boots, and I’ve also worn it without any topper– once by accenting with a skinny magenta belt and once with a purple belt.  I’ve styled it other ways before, too, but this is just a sampling.  This time around I went with a burgundy cardigan, the fabric belt it came with, a long pendant necklace, gold watch, and black ballet flats.

I would have loved to have worn my burgundy peep toe pumps but with being 5.5 months pregnant I’m just not that worried about picking the cutest shoes and sacrificing comfort.  Today was the first day that one of my students dared to ask if I am pregnant.  They don’t know me very well but I am not easily offended.

-Carla