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Oh boy (girl).  It’s starting to get harder and harder to get dressed each week as my body grows and changes due to pregnancy.  I’ve made it into the 3rd trimester– I am at 28 weeks– woohooo– approximately 12 weeks to go.  But, at this point I pretty much can’t fit any of my skirts and I’m growing out of my dress pants.  I have 2 pairs of maternity dress pants– one in khaki and one in black.  I have about 16 days left to teach this semester so I’m going to have to make heavy use of those 2 pairs of maternity pants along with some of my dresses that can still stretch over the bump.

This outfit is based on this pin, here.  I’ve done a version of this outfit pre-pregnancy.  It’s basic and simple but with the accessories feels very preppy, pulled together, and polished.  I’ve started with my navy blue trousers, chambray button-up, and an oatmeal colored cardigan.  In the original photo, the outfit is finished with a choker length multi-string pearl necklace, an animal print tote bag, and camel colored leather driving shoes.  I went with my single strand pearl necklace that I doubled, pearl drop earrings, navy blue pumps, and my camel colored purse (not shown here).  I think that this outfit looks good but I cannot lie– I feel like a bloated hippo.  Oh well.

-Carla

Tuesday morning I wore this outfit to work.  It’s really nothing special– I’ve worn this top a handful of times and I think the very first time that I wore it I layered this navy tank top underneath.  I’ve paired it with my dark wash skinny maternity jeans and gold earrings and watch.  It’s finally starting to feel like Fall so I went with these short suede-like booties and cuffed my pant legs to let my socks peek out.

These are 3 other ways that I’ve styled this top and captured a photo.  The first time I went with a navy tank top underneath (you can’t see it), the second time I went with a hot pink camisole underneath and added a navy woven belt and purple ballet flats, and the 3rd time I went with a cream-colored camisole underneath, a bronze belt, khaki pants, and brown ballet flats.  Now that it’s getting cooler for the entire day, I think that I should start experimenting with wearing different cardigans or blazers over this blouse and try pairing it with different bottoms.

What do you think?  Do you have a favorite styling?  Please let me know in the comments below.

-Carla

Worth a Try

The other day I combed my Pinterest board for some outfit inspirations and I am glad that I did.  This outfit caught my eye because it looks pulled together and professional but it is so unusual!  First, I would almost never think to combine dark brown and grey on my own.  Nor would I necessarily go for this silhouette– fitted on top and wide-legged on the bottom, but there is something about the color combination and the proportions that I really liked.  And that inspired me to give it a go.  I don’t know that I love my version as much, but hey– it was worth a try, right?

I started off with these Classic fit wide-legged Calvin Klein grey suit pants.  I remember once upon a time when these didn’t fit very well and I replaced them with the Modern Fit in the same color for my suit.  Luckily, that extra room of the classic fit was exactly what my pregnant belly needed.  Believe it or not these pants are zipped, but they are not buttoned– instead they are safety-pinned closed at the top.  Thankfully, the leopard blouse it juuuuust long enough to cover the waist band without having to pull in the Belly Band.  I had a few options for the topper but the one that I thought most resembled the fit and color of the Pinspiration was this medium brown, chunky cardigan.  Lastly, I was so pumped to wear these brown Oxford shoes.  They have a heel so they worked well with the length of these pants but they aren’t heels so they were pretty comfortable.  Plus, they have a rubber sole so that helps.

What do you think?  Would you try to unusual combination yourself?

-Carla