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Punch of Color

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Tuesday I started with my green olive skinnies that I recently discovered fit at this point in my pregnancy.  Then, I grabbed one of a handful of maternity shirts to go with it.  It’s a basic outfit of a t-shirt and chino style pants.  To inject some style and help make it weather appropriate for the early morning and air-conditioning in my office I added a cardigan.  Lastly, I went with my boat shoes and simple jewelry.

This outfit was very comfortable and I thought that it looked cute.  I debated on what color cardigan to wear.  I thought about an oatmeal colored cardigan to keep it light and summery but I decided that I wanted something with more punch so I went with the darker burgundy cardigan.  I’m still amazed that front-on it’s easy to miss that I’m pregnant, but when I turn to the side it’s undeniable!  I am at 16 weeks in these photo’s.

-Carla

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Dresses as Shirts

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Tuesday we had a brief break from the heat and humidity.  It was still in the mid-70’s but because the humidity had dissipated it felt a lot cooler than it actually was.  Because it felt cooler I wore this long-sleeved chambray shirt dress.  I’ve worn it once before to teach in and it had a tendency to ride up and felt a bit short.  It’s not, but it felt like it.  This time around since I am pregnant I am wearing it more as a tunic shirt than as a dress by layering basic black leggings underneath.  An inspiration photo on Pinterest featured a similar outfit with brown shoes and a wide brown belt.  I wasn’t feeling mixing black and brown and I wasn’t in the mood to wear a belt with the baby bump so I just went with the fabric belt that comes with the dress.  I also chose to wear my leopard print ballet flats.  I accessorized with an oversized gold watch and large gold feather earrings.

I liked this outfit quite a but even though it’s pretty far out of my comfort zone.  I even think that when looking at me head on it is hard to tell that I am pregnant.  But, when I turn to the side you can definitely see the belly.  I have found that in non-maternity clothes it’s still hard to tell whether I’ve gained weight or I am pregnant.  In most maternity shirts because of the way they are cut and the silhouette it is more apparent that I am pregnant.

Do you like this outfit?  I’m sure that I’m going to be extending the life of many of my dresses by layering them over leggings and tights as we get into the cooler months and I start back to teaching in August.

-Carla