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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

Whoops!

I didn’t do so well last week with posting every few days.  I hope that you’ll forgive me– as I mentioned in the last few posts, I had out-of-town guests coming in on Friday and a baby shower/housewarming party on Saturday.  Needless to say, the latter half of the week was spent in preparation.

However, I did have class on Wednesday.  The weather has certainly turned more Fall-like and it’s time to pull out my sweaters, tights, and boots.  Honestly, this makes getting my pregnant body dressed much easier.  Last Wednesday, I chose to go with a cotton maxi-dress that has a paisley pattern with burgundy, magenta, and mustard.  Over top I went with a lightweight crew neck magenta sweater.

To balance out the busy pattern on the bottom half and add some interest (other than the belly) to the top portion of the outfit, I added a gold and purple pendant necklace.   I went with simple gold stud earrings and my oversized gold watch.  For footwear I chose to go with my short tan suede-like booties.  I thought that they gave the outfit a bit if a bo-ho vibe.  My husband complimented me on my outfit that evening which is always nice.  Then, when I was getting ready to leave for class that evening I couldn’t get one of my shoes on!  My feet are definitely a bit larger– I’d say between 1/4-1/2 size.  My husband came to my rescue with a shoe horn and helped me shove my shoe on so I could go to work.  LoL.

What do you think?  Do you like this outfit?  Would you wear it– pregnant or not?

-Carla