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Wednesday I based my outfit off of the pin on the left.  I pinned it awhile ago and I really like how she is rocking a midi length skirt, the grey booties, a white shirt, denim jacket, and scarf.  It’s dressy yet comfortable looking and with the muted tones of blue and grey in the skirt it just screams “FALL!” to me.  I re-created this look using items that I have in my closet.  The length and color pattern of the dress I bought for my baby shower worked perfectly in my recreation of this outfit.

I would have liked to layered a white t-shirt over the top of the dress to make it look like two separate pieces but I need a new white t-shirt– the one that I would normally wear has a stain and needs replaced.  Instead, I went with a white v-neck sweater.  It worked out o.k., but as I would move and shift throughout the day the sweater would creep up over my big ‘ol baby belly.  Sadly, I found myself tugging it down throughout the day.  I added my dark denim jacket and rolled the cuffs like in the original photo.  Because the colors in my skirt are different from hers I chose to go with a pink scarf— not to mention that I don’t have a plain grey scarf.  Lastly, I thought about my tan suede booties with this outfit but I didn’t think that they good and so I went with silver mary janes.

This is the fourth time that I have styled this dress.  The first time I wore it was at our housewarming/baby shower and I went with a magenta pink cardigan.  The second time I wore it to class to teach and paired it with an olive-green cardigan and brown flats.  The third time that I wore it was to my second baby shower and I layered black leggings underneath and a black cardigan over top (not pictured.)

So far this dress has been a great purchase and I know that I will be able to wear it postpartum, also.

-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

Midterm

Believe it or not, this past week was week #8 of a 15 week semester.  It seems like this semester seems to be going much faster than past semesters.  I can’t believe that we are already half-way through.  My students have delivered 2 of 4 formal speeches and they just completed their essay exam Midterm (which I should be grading as we speak).  Right now, time is definitely something that is on my mind.  It’s important that I know what week of the semester that I am in so I can make sure my students are meeting certain benchmarks.  Also, time is playing a huge role in my personal life for much the same reason– it’s important for me to be cognizant of what week I am at of my pregnancy so that I can make sure I am doing all the things I need to (check-ups, vaccines, tests, baby class, pre-registering, packing a hospital bag, etc.)

I am super excited that my sister and her husband are coming in to town at the end of this week.  We are hosting my baby shower at our new home so we’ve made it a combined baby shower and housewarming party.  My husband and I aren’t too traditional so we’ve made it co-ed and family friendly and I can’t wait to celebrate my blessings with everyone.  In fact, I may or may not have already put up some decorations just to see what we have and might still need.  And, that reminds me– I still need to share pictures of the new house.  I haven’t done much decorating.  I may have mentioned it before but I am basically skipping over Halloween and Fall decorations and getting geared up for Christmas.  With the party I didn’t want to put up a bunch of Fall decorations and then have to take them down or decorate around them.  Plus, our house is so new to us that I don’t want to go putting a bunch of nail holes in the walls quite yet.  The only decorations that I have hung up have used existing nail/screw holes.  I already have my Christmas theme picked out and I would go through my Christmas totes to take inventory of what we have that will work with the theme and what we need to buy if it weren’t for the impending party.  LoL.  After the party, it’s game on!

I digress.  On Wednesday the weather was more Fall-like and I was able to pull out my brown riding boots.  I am actually excited for the cooler temps because I have almost outgrown all of my non-maternity dress pants and skirts.  Many of my dresses can still work with leggings or tights layered underneath– but it’s been too warm lately for layering.  I swear I’ve done this outfit before, pre-pregnancy, but when I looked through my media gallery I couldn’t find a picture.  So, maybe I didn’t?!?

This outfit begins with my black faux-wrap dress.  I’ve kept the fabric belt on it but I’ve wrapped it around the front of my waist and tied it in the back.  Then, I added nude colored tights and my flat brown riding boots.  To further pull in the warm brown tones I’ve gone with my oversized gold watch and gold earrings that have small accents of turquoise and peach.  The statement necklace is a multi-strand turquoise beaded necklace and a dark denim jacket with bronze snaps completes the look.  I’m torn on this outfit.  On one hand I like how I’ve mixed brown and tan but then on the other hand I think that black riding boots would look better.  What do you think?  Black boots or brown boots?

-Carla