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Summerize

Monday morning I used the picture on the left as my starting point for my outfit.  In the inspiration photo from Pinterest she is wearing olive-green skinny pants, a black t-shirt, chambray button-up, and a white vest.  She has paired it with leopard print ballet flats, a silver oversized watch, and a cognac purse.  That is a great outfit that I can re-create for Fall but this is Summer so I made some changes.

First, I didn’t need the vest.  I also chose to forego my ballet flats in lieu of a black gladiator sandal.  I thought that it played well off the black t-shirt, was seasonally appropriate, and showcased my freshly painted toenails.  I kept the green pants and chambray shirt but I cuffed my sleeves to make it an elbow-length sleeve.  I kept my jewelry very minimal and simple with a silver watch and silver earrings.

I was really happy with the way that this outfit turned out and even more thrilled when I tried these pants on and realized that they fit quite comfortably at my bump’s current size.  You might be seeing these green pants a whole lot in the next few weeks.  LoL.

-Carla

I didn’t notice that last week I wore an outfit with a teal blue shirt and then a bright pink shirt the next day.  If it wasn’t for being pregnant I wouldn’t even make a connection between the two outfits but right now my whole world is filled with pink and blue.  I’m super anxious/excited to find out the gender of our baby but we won’t get the chance for about another month.  I know that it will go by quickly but it seems like light years away.

Thursday I wore my darker wash bootcut jeans.  These jeans have two buttons at the waistband and this made it easy to accommodate my bump.  I left the top one unbuttoned.  I’ve had this scoop neck banded hem shirt for an extremely long time.  Like, 6 years long.  And, the matching tank top I’m wearing underneath.  I pulled my hair back into a loose and low bun and added statement earrings to finish off the outfit.

Friday I went casual with a t-shirt and jeans look.  This is not a maternity top but it is a boyfriend style v-neck.  It allows enough room for me to be comfortable.  These jean capri’s are maternity, though.  I’ve gone with my everyday silver hoop earrings, silver watch, and white leather Converse.  A very simple and basic outfit.

Which do you prefer– pink or blue?

-Carla

If you’ve ever been pregnant then you’ve heard of “the hair tie trick.”  If not, allow me to explain.  In the first few month of pregnancy your clothes will fit most of your body, but not all.  Namely, your midsection.  (Now, I can’t speak for the latter months since I haven’t experienced them yet, but I’ll keep you posted.)  The hair-tie trick is a hack that allows you to get a few more months of wear out of your current pants.  You take one hair tie and loop it around the zipper pull.  A second hair tie loops through the button-hole opening.  You thread the hair tie through itself to create a “knot.”  Then, you can zip up your pants as far as they will go and hook the hair tie around the button.  Repeat this with the other hair tie–loop it around the button to keep your pants fastened with a gap to accommodate the bump.

This isn’t a bad trick– but you do need to have a long top to disguise your partially open pants.  And, be careful when looping the two hair ties around the button that you don’t get them tangled.  This happened to me and I had a momentary panic when trying to use the restroom.

This is an outfit that I’ve worn before but never while pregnant.  I’m wearing my lighter wash skinny jeans using the hair tie trick and a sleeveless kelly green shell.  This blouse is just at the point of not being able to fit my growing chest– that’s another fit issue that I’ve had with a lot of my existing clothing.  Over top I added a navy blue boyfriend cardigan, leopard print ballet flats, and simple silver jewelry.  Later in the day, I did unbutton the last button on the blouse to give me a little more room around the midsection.  Luckily I sit at a desk so I don’t have to worry too much about someone seeing my hair tie and with the cardigan I could just quickly button the bottom few buttons when I got up to run to the bathroom or go on a walk and know that I was covered.

Are there any styling tricks or hacks that you’ve used while pregnant?  Please let me know in the comments below.

-Carla