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Too Much Blue

Here’s an example of an outfit that I thought looked good at the time, but in looking back and editing the pictures I have to say that I don’t quite love it.  I wore this dress earlier in the semester and I thought it would be fun to style it again now that I’m in my 3rd trimester.  The weather is decidedly Fall-weather and so I went the layering route.  I selected a navy crew-neck t-shirt to wear under the dress and navy tights for a cohesive look.  Then, I added a dark denim jacket, suede-like booties, a silver watch, and silver and turquoise earrings.

There’s a few things that I don’t like about the outfit.  First, I actually don’t like the way that the shirt and tights match.  They seem too dark for the lighter background of the dress.  I think that one or the other would have been OK, but not both.  Also, I don’t like the booties with the outfit.  They don’t seem to match.  Lastly, I thought that my hair looked o.k. but in these pictures I think that it looks horrible and I’m not happy with my makeup.  I think that if I had done grey tights and a different hairstyle I could get behind this outfit.  But, I tried.

Now that I am nearly a month into my last trimester the little, everyday annoyances of pregnancy are starting to wear me down.  Honestly, when I look at these pictures that is what I see.  Perhaps a little pampering is in order.

-Carla

For my baby shower I bought a new dress to wear.  I wanted something that featured pastel pink as the main color but that was going to be seasonally appropriate.  It was a challenge finding something in a Spring color that had sleeves for under $50 but I managed to do it!  I just kept browsing all of the different retailers that have maternity clothes until I found something that fit the bill.

This dress is made of a super soft t-shirt like material, has three-quarter length sleeves, a scoop neck, ruching on the sides, and lots of give for my belly.  I debuted this dress at my baby shower, top left.  I paired it with a bright pink boyfriend style cardigan, silver watch, and pink pearl earrings.  Because the shower was held in our new home I didn’t wear and shoes, but if I had it would have most likely been a pair of purple ballet flats.  The second time that I wore this dress, a few days later to class, I went with an olive-green boyfriend style cardigan, brown ballet flats, an oversized gold watch, and tear dropped shaped earrings with pink and turquoise accents.  Also, I went with slightly wavy/disheveled hair.  This fit of dress really shows off the baby bump and I had a lot of questions from my students about when am I due, the gender, if it’s my first, so on and so forth.  I plan to wear this dress one more time in the next few days to my second baby shower.  Because the weather is getting more and more Fall-like I am planning on wearing olive-green leggings underneath and some type of boot.  I am not sure if I will pair it with a cardigan or denim jacket– that has yet to be decided.

I really like this dress and I hope you do, too because it’s probably going to become a regular around here for the next few months.  We’ll see just how many ways I can style this dress!

-Carla

Olive You

I can’t believe that we are in week 9 of the semester!  I have 3 courses this semester and other than using a different text and online learning management system I have kept most things the same.  But, this semester feels different.  I don’t feel that I have reached the same level of relationship with these classes at week 9 that I have in the past with classes.  With my evening class we are pretty close.  Everyone has settled in and gotten used to each other.  But, I am struggling with my other two classes and I don’t know how to fix it.  It’s really bumming me out.

On Monday I went with Fall shades of olive-green and khaki.  I started with the maternity khaki pants and then built the outfit from there.  I was hoping that this sleeveless button-up blouse could still work and for the most part, it did.  It had enough give at the bottom to accommodate the bump without getting hiked up and showing my belly.  Plus, it’s longer in the back so it gave me some coverage on the boot-ay as well.  But, if I’m being honest it doesn’t really work in the bust area.  If the blouse sits just right it’s fine, but otherwise the second button is straining and gaping.  I did wear a white tank top underneath but that gave little help.  I went with an olive-green boyfriend cardigan over top, brown Oxford style shoes with a slight heel, green and silver statement earrings, and my silver watch.  This is about as good as it gets for a Monday afternoon at 29 weeks pregnant.

-Carla