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Oh boy (girl).  It’s starting to get harder and harder to get dressed each week as my body grows and changes due to pregnancy.  I’ve made it into the 3rd trimester– I am at 28 weeks– woohooo– approximately 12 weeks to go.  But, at this point I pretty much can’t fit any of my skirts and I’m growing out of my dress pants.  I have 2 pairs of maternity dress pants– one in khaki and one in black.  I have about 16 days left to teach this semester so I’m going to have to make heavy use of those 2 pairs of maternity pants along with some of my dresses that can still stretch over the bump.

This outfit is based on this pin, here.  I’ve done a version of this outfit pre-pregnancy.  It’s basic and simple but with the accessories feels very preppy, pulled together, and polished.  I’ve started with my navy blue trousers, chambray button-up, and an oatmeal colored cardigan.  In the original photo, the outfit is finished with a choker length multi-string pearl necklace, an animal print tote bag, and camel colored leather driving shoes.  I went with my single strand pearl necklace that I doubled, pearl drop earrings, navy blue pumps, and my camel colored purse (not shown here).  I think that this outfit looks good but I cannot lie– I feel like a bloated hippo.  Oh well.

-Carla

Tuesday morning I wore this outfit to work.  It’s really nothing special– I’ve worn this top a handful of times and I think the very first time that I wore it I layered this navy tank top underneath.  I’ve paired it with my dark wash skinny maternity jeans and gold earrings and watch.  It’s finally starting to feel like Fall so I went with these short suede-like booties and cuffed my pant legs to let my socks peek out.

These are 3 other ways that I’ve styled this top and captured a photo.  The first time I went with a navy tank top underneath (you can’t see it), the second time I went with a hot pink camisole underneath and added a navy woven belt and purple ballet flats, and the 3rd time I went with a cream-colored camisole underneath, a bronze belt, khaki pants, and brown ballet flats.  Now that it’s getting cooler for the entire day, I think that I should start experimenting with wearing different cardigans or blazers over this blouse and try pairing it with different bottoms.

What do you think?  Do you have a favorite styling?  Please let me know in the comments below.

-Carla

New Jeans

On a recent trip to Wal-Mart I went to check out the maternity section and noticed that the space was completely cleared out!  This meant that the items had been marked for clearance.  I felt a giddy flutter in my stomach– but that could have been Baby Girl showing her excitement.  A quick search turned up the clearanced items and this light wash pair of maternity skinny jeans for $10 made it into my cart.  I went with a large instead of a medium because I wanted them to still fit in a few more weeks.  I’m so glad that I’ve added another option to my maternity wardrobe.

I’ve paired them with a top that I’ve worn several times before, a gold sparkly cardigan, and purple ballet flats.  My jewelry is pretty simple– my everyday silver watch and drop pearl earrings.  This outfit was so comfortable and I felt put together.  Here’s two other ways that I’ve styled this top with a yellow cardigan earlier in my pregnancy:

I’ve worn this top quite a bit but I don’t always take pictures.  The way that it’s cut is very accommodating to my growing baby.

-Carla