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Wednesday I continued with my trend of re-wearing all of the outfits from the beginning of the semester that still work this late in my pregnancy.  I first wore this in week 5 of the semester at 25 weeks pregnant.  We are currently in the 13th week of the semester and I am now 33 weeks pregnant– what a difference 8 weeks makes.

Here is how I styled the dress in week 5:

I went pretty simple with a burgundy cami underneath, gold toned jewelry, bare legs, and black ballet flats.  This time around I decided to stick with the burgundy since it’s such a great Fall color.  However, I incorporated it this time with a burgundy t-shirt layered under the dress and burgundy tights.  I was going to also wear a burgundy cardigan but I thought that it would be too in-your-face, so instead I opted to go with a brown grandpa style cardigan and brown ballet flats to tie it all together.  I went with the same oversized gold watch but this time around I went with black and gold earrings.  For my makeup, I went with a bit of a monochromatic burgundy eye look and burgundy stain on my lips.  You might have also noticed that I parted my hair on the other side this morning.  I don’t know why– I just did.  I flipped it over that way when I was blow-drying it and I kinda liked it so I went with it.

-Carla

Monday I decided to re-wear this teal dress from earlier in the semester.  Right now, I am basically going back through all of the stretchy dresses that I can still wear and re-wearing them in a more Fall-like manner.  And, as it turns out it was time to wear this teal sleeveless shift dress.  I combed through Pinterest, which is something that hasn’t been too useful to me lately, but this time it was!  I found 3 viable options for styling this dress that are different from how I’ve worn it in the past.

First, was to pair it with an equally saturated and jewel-toned royal blue blazer and brown accessories.  Second, was to go with a khaki blazer and more neutral accessories and third, was to pair it with a pastel yellow cardigan.  Obviously, you can see which option won.  The main reason that I opted for the cardigan was because my blazers don’t really fit very comfortably at this point in my pregnancy.  And, honestly I really liked pairing the pastel color with a deep and rich tone.  I thought that it seemed unexpected but pulled-together and polished.  I further pulled in the lighter colors with a gold and cream layered necklace, cream and white chevron circle earrings, a gold watch, and leopard print ballet flats.  I was originally going to go with brown but I thought that the animal print could bring one more fun element to the party without going overboard.

Here are some of the ways that I’ve styled this dress in the past (bottom row, L is earlier this semester when I was pregnant.)

-Carla

Sunday morning my husband and I needed to make a quick trip to Walk-Mart and then went grocery shopping.  I was pretty proud of this outfit that I put together.  However, he didn’t really comment on it which made me wonder if it looked O.K.  But, at this point in my pregnancy (8 months officially) I am done being over-conscious of how I look.  And, it’s not that I want to go out looking sloppy or unkempt, but when it comes to something like a super-duper fashionable outfit– I don’t have many options.  And, let’s not even talk about how I’ve been reduced to only a portion of my shoe options!

Anyway.  I was so proud of this outfit that I wore it again to work on Tuesday.  Shhh, don’t tell.  Later that night, I did ask my husband what he thought of it and he replied that, “it’s fine.  It’s just leggings and a t-shirt.”  And, he is right– but I did explain to him that “just leggings and a t-shirt” at 8 months pregnant is sort of monumental.