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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

These photo’s from Friday morning are a little less blurry but still not as crisp and sharp as I would like.  I asked my husband to focus the camera but we were both rushing to get out the door on time so it was a quick effort.  I woke up chilly that morning so I went with my non-maternity skinny olive-green pants, a cream-colored maternity top, and a navy boyfriend style cardigan.  My feet were cold and even though I think the socks look a bit silly I wasn’t willing to go without socks on my feet.  I’m not necessarily in love with how this outfit looks but it was comfortable.  I am amazed that these pants are still working this far in to my pregnancy.

On Saturday I went with a sporty and casual outfit of jeans, a long-sleeved white t-shirt, and an Indian’s jersey.

I am wearing the jersey opened and unbuttoned since we are past the point of being able to button it.  LoL.  It’s hard to tell from how I’m posed in this picture but I am wearing a white belly band from Wal-Mart.  It’s a stretchy tube of fabric that can help give support to the baby bump.  But, it also allows for me to wear my jeans unzipped and unbuttoned without being improper.  The belly band goes over my pants to hold them up and cover that they aren’t zipped and then I wore my long-sleeved t-shirt un-tucked over that for an additional layer.  It’s very functional and is helping me get more mileage out of my non-maternity clothes.

-Carla

Tuesday I worked at my call center job so I went casual with my outfit.  I’m wearing maternity capri’s, a billowy tank top from Wal-Mart, and a yellow cardigan to complete the look.  Since I pulled my hair back into a low ponytail I felt that it gave the look a sporty vibe so I went with my white leather Converse.  My silver watch and Pandora bracelet finished off the look.  I liked this outfit and felt very pulled together but over-done.

Here is the more dressed up version of this outfit that I wore at around 12 weeks pregnant with navy trousers and gold accessories.  I am also wearing the top tucked in for a more polished look.  Tucking tops in at 21 weeks pregnant really isn’t an option. 🙂

Which version do you like better?  Please let me know in the comments below.

-Carla