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?

5 comments:

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

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

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  2. You look so beautiful in each option!

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

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    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 :)

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