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This week marks the last week of classes for Fall 2017.  It’s always a bittersweet time– I’m happy to be done, but also sad that it’s over, too.  Monday I didn’t grab any photo’s but my outfit merely consisted of my cream-colored maternity shirt with lace overlay and maternity khaki’s.  Not a very exciting outfit to say the least.  My outfit on Wednesday was slightly more exciting, but not by much.

I started with a purple maxi dress.  I had the idea to wear the polka dot khaki scarf and then my brown flat riding boots.  I had originally thought about an oatmeal colored cardigan but the one that I thought of didn’t look right.  It was too long and looked sloppy.  Instead, I opted to go more monochromatic and go with a purple cardigan.  The cardigan is a slightly darker shade of purple but I went with it anyway.  Instead of my brown riding boots I went with my tan suede-like booties.  They are a closer match to the color of the infinity scarf, too.  Lastly I added my oversized gold watch and gold dangle earrings and called it complete.

I don’t know what it was but that day I was feeling extra-large and pregnant.  I am currently at 35 weeks so I’ve got 5 more weeks until my actual due date.  But, I’ve talked with my daughter and told her that anytime after 37 weeks I’d be overjoyed to hold her in my arms.  (We’ll see what happens.)

-Carla

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

Thursday I copied this outfit from Pinterest.  It’s another one of those outfits that consists of a lot of basic pieces that many women have in their closets— black skinny jeans, brown ballet flats, a grey t-shirt, brown belt, stud earrings, and a patterned scarf.  I love the casual nature of the outfit and the comfiness of the pieces but that it still looks pulled together.

As you can see, I duplicated it almost exactly.  My one departure was with the neck ware.  I have lots of scarves but not one that closely resembled the color or pattern of the inspiration photo.  I chose to skip the scarf and instead went with a long necklace with a locket watch in a bronze-gold color.  I thought that helped to tie in the cognac brown belt and brown ballet flats.  I went with silver cluster earrings that I thought paired well with the grey t-shirt and opted to go with my silver watch because it went nicely with the silver in the earrings, the grey of the t-shirt, and the silver belt buckle.  This outfit is a mash-up of different metals and neutrals but I still think that it looks cohesive.  What do you think?

-Carla