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Last Monday I was off from work and used the time to run some errands–namely dropping my car off for its 105K tune-up (and then finding out that I also needed rear brakes), preparing for Fall semester, and packing.  I may or may not have mentioned that we are moving mid-September.  At least I think we are.  It’s been a long process of house-hunting and there’s been so many hurdles already that I am steeling myself for other curveballs that come our way.

I am wearing my maternity denim capri’s, a flower printed jersey tank top, and a short-sleeve royal blue cardigan.  I’ve accessorized with my black sandals and silver watch.  I feel like I’ve had this tank top forever and it is so comfortable– it’s soft and stretchy and works well for the baby bump.

-Carla

2nd Chance

After my lousy review of this flower printed maternity top last month I decided to give it another go.  First, I sewed back on the button the fell off the sleeve cuff and then I removed each of the buttons at the collar and re-sewed them on more securely hoping it would make a difference.  But, it didn’t.  I thought that since the buttons were sewn on loosely that may have been what was causing them to slip out of their button holes at the slightest bit of movement.  It turns out that I was wrong.  I think that the buttons are simply too small and dainty for their button holes.  So, I didn’t fight the buttons and just wore the top of the shirt open.  I did layer a magenta camisole underneath for modesty and to bring a pop of color in to the outfit.

I paired this loose and flowy top with my dark wash skinny maternity jeans that I gave a large cuff.  To accentuate my bump and sort of make it clear that I’m pregnant and not just gaining weight I added this braided navy belt.  For accessories I went with royal blue and gold earrings, an oversized gold watch, and dark purple ballet flats.  I wasn’t quite sure about adding in another color to the mix with the ballet flats but they are so dark in color that I don’t think they stick out and look weird.  Or, am I just fooling myself?

Anyway.  After giving this top a second chance it is still a dud.  I’ll probably wear it a few more times, but I certainly would not recommend it or purchase a similar top.

-Carla

2 Years Late

Monday morning I wore this outfit.  After I got dressed my husband remarked, “that’s a different outfit for you.”

I asked, “what do you mean?”

“You’re finally getting on the leggings trend. . .  2 years late.”

And, he’s not exactly wrong.  The whole leggings trend is not something that I’m really in to.  I am a firm believer that leggings are not pants.  But, when you are pregnant and your body starts expanding and you feel uncomfortable in most things except your pajama pants you make exceptions.  I paired this leopard print tank top with black leggings.  I’ve layered it over a black camisole for some modesty and to help support the bump since these leggings are non-maternity.  To keep things from being risqué I added a brown grandpa style cardigan to cover my butt–literally and then threw on my black Grecian sandals to keep the outfit in Summer territory instead of Fall.

Thoughts?