Thursday, October 13, 2016

When the pregnant lady feels stylish

It's not often that I get to take the time to actually shower and put makeup on (in the same day!), so on the rare occasion it happened, my handsome photographer helped me with a little photo shoot. 

It's really hard to be serious with him.
Most of my maternity clothes are thrifted or shared in a communal family maternity tub (thanks to my many generous cousins who also keep having babies), so it's rare that I actually pick out something on my own to sport for those temperamental maternity months. It's hard for me to really focus on clothes I won't be wearing forever (well, at our rate, I probably will), but I'm also realizing self-care is VERY important during these months.

I picked out this PinkBlush Maternity dress before I started showing, thinking it would become a staple in my closet... and I thought right. It's fast, stretchy (obviously), and super comfortable. Then I was afraid it would only be a summer dress, but I'm having a blast transitioning it to autumn (best season ever). Here are three ways I sport my new favorite maternity dress:

I call this one "running out the door in the hurry for a play date when I still want to look cute for Joel when he gets home, probably before me."

dress / jacket (thrifted) / hat (hand-me-down from Francine) / flats (Kohls from 3 years ago)

This is my "I'm super excited I still fit in a non-maternity cable knit sweater so I'm going preppy for a PSL run because tis the season" look

And finally, date night! I wore this with heels to a wedding recently and felt like a stunna (but heels don't work in the grass, so flats will have to do. Still date night, just a tad less fancy. Hair blowing was not intended but I'm going with it. I'm likely wearing some rendition of this for our anniversary date in a couple weeks!

dress / cardigan (similar) / necklace (gift from my mama) / flats (Kohls from 3 years ago)

Also, PinkBlush is running a sweet sale on dresses! I'm a little late to the party sharing this, but until tomorrow night, use the code DRESSSTAPLES for 30% off dresses. Score!

What are some of your maternity staples? Anything I should add to my traveling capsule wardrobe tub?


  1. I had this dress in a few colors! I love PinkBlush and their sales :-) Hope you're feeling well!

    1. Thanks Grace! I'm feeling great at this point and soaking it up while I can ;) Send my love to little Brynn!

  2. You look so beautiful in each option!

  3. That dress looks fabulous on you! It doesn’t even look like normal mater maternity Clothing!

    1. Thank you so much! I think that's a good thing... there are a lot of cute maternity pieces out there, but I feel my best when I can dress as normally (and comfortably) as possible :)