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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

My outfit on Wednesday was based off of this pin.  There is something about this photo that really resonates with me!  I love how fresh-faced the woman looks– her makeup is definitely done but yet simple.  I also love how she is pairing a casual striped top with a vibrant red blazer and a statement necklace–sans earrings and her hair is perfectly done/un-done.  I’ve done a recreation of this look, before, but this is the first time doing it while pregnant.

I feel like I wear this blue and white striped maternity t-shirt all.the.time.  I really don’t, but it does feel like I do.  As in the inspiration photo I paired it with a red blazer, a silver statement necklace, and bold red lips.  I went with red ballet flats and black maternity trousers to finish the look and make it work-appropriate.  I went without bronzer and a heavy dose of highlighter to get that same fresh-faced glowing look.  Honestly, I feel puffy and pregnant in this photo and not so dewy and glowy.

Here are three other ways that I have worn this top:

-Carla

Although I am pregnant, I’ve been combing Pinterest for outfit ideas– both maternity and non-maternity that I can make work.  It’s wonderful when I find a pair of pants or a top that I wasn’t sure would work and it does.  But, there’s the flip side of that coin when I try on something and it just isn’t going to work, no-how/no-way.

On Tuesday of this week I paired a blush colored blouse with khaki pants.  I knew that the khaki’s would work because I modified them by adding two stretchy panels to the waistband to accommodate my growing baby.  The blouse I thought might work but I wasn’t 100% certain.

The blouse barely worked.  Let’s just say that it probably won’t work in a week or two, but I did get to wear it that day.  I did not go with heels but instead chose my boat style shoes.  I chose to add some jewelry to my look with an oversized gold watch and a double strand white and gold necklace that came in my last Stitch Fix box.

What do you think?  Do you like this outfit?  Is it too simple?  Let me know in the comments below.

-Carla