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For my baby shower I bought a new dress to wear.  I wanted something that featured pastel pink as the main color but that was going to be seasonally appropriate.  It was a challenge finding something in a Spring color that had sleeves for under $50 but I managed to do it!  I just kept browsing all of the different retailers that have maternity clothes until I found something that fit the bill.

This dress is made of a super soft t-shirt like material, has three-quarter length sleeves, a scoop neck, ruching on the sides, and lots of give for my belly.  I debuted this dress at my baby shower, top left.  I paired it with a bright pink boyfriend style cardigan, silver watch, and pink pearl earrings.  Because the shower was held in our new home I didn’t wear and shoes, but if I had it would have most likely been a pair of purple ballet flats.  The second time that I wore this dress, a few days later to class, I went with an olive-green boyfriend style cardigan, brown ballet flats, an oversized gold watch, and tear dropped shaped earrings with pink and turquoise accents.  Also, I went with slightly wavy/disheveled hair.  This fit of dress really shows off the baby bump and I had a lot of questions from my students about when am I due, the gender, if it’s my first, so on and so forth.  I plan to wear this dress one more time in the next few days to my second baby shower.  Because the weather is getting more and more Fall-like I am planning on wearing olive-green leggings underneath and some type of boot.  I am not sure if I will pair it with a cardigan or denim jacket– that has yet to be decided.

I really like this dress and I hope you do, too because it’s probably going to become a regular around here for the next few months.  We’ll see just how many ways I can style this dress!

-Carla

Whoops!

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

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