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Last Thursday I might have dressed up with a maxi dress and sandals but I followed that up with a casual outfit of jeans and a t-shirt on Friday.  Variety!  I’ve only purchased a handful of maternity clothes so I try to rotate them in to what I can still make work from my existing wardrobe.  It’s not always the easiest, but so far I am making do.

This striped maternity shirt is super comfortable and accommodating.  In fact, there’s quite a bit of room for my belly to grow.  If I could wear this shirt everyday I probably would.  These are non-maternity jeans and surprisingly I am wearing them zipped and buttoned!  It’s always sort of a crap shoot when I put on a pair of pants if they are going to work, or not.  My darker wash bootcut jeans have two buttons and the time before last when I wore them I was able to get away with unbuttoning the top button.  The last time that I wore them?  I wasn’t able to button either button.  So, I zipped them up and then folded the waistband over so they wouldn’t fall off and wore a long shirt.  LOL.

The last time that I wore this striped top it was 4th of July and I accented it with a red tanktop underneath, dark skinny jeans, and red ballet flats.

I’ve done lots of outfits with a blue and white striped shirt in the last 3 years so I may be re-creating some of these with this top:

See how versatile a striped shirt can be?  As you can see, I’ve worn it casually (top row) with different bottoms, layered under a cardigan both dressy and casual (row 2), with a blazer (row 3) and under a dress and with a green cardigan (last row.)

-Carla

Last Friday I wore my dark wash skinny maternity jeans, sleeveless geometric print top, and a short-sleeved oatmeal cardigan.  I was going to go with a black cardigan but I felt that the lighter color worked better for the Summertime.  To “lighten” up the outfit a tad more, I also went with my black sandals as opposed to a ballet flat.  I further tied in the black with my black flower earrings.

This shirt is stretchy and has enough room to accommodate my belly.  I’ve noticed that in “regular” clothes I’m still small enough that people who don’t know I am pregnant just think that I have been gaining weight.  My maternity tops accentuate my belly in a way that I think it’s more obvious that I am pregnant and not that I’ve had one too many late night snacks.

What do you think?

-Carla

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