Friday, October 28, 2011

I held off as long as I could...Maternity FASHION!

When I was expecting Caleb, my blog seemed to morph into a pregnancy blog for 9 months. 
Thank you to all my loyal followers who stuck with me through my first time mother excitement stage.

 This time around, I am trying to stay true to my regular blogging style by not bombarding you with tons of pregnancy posts.  
However, I can't help but do a little maternity fashion post today. 
 It's Friday and I'm feeling stylish as I sit in my overstuffed chair with sweat pants and an old tank on...oh yeah and my hair that hasn't been washed in 3 days all twisted up in a bun on the top of my head.  
Doesn't that sound like the ultimate stylin' mommy???
I may look like a ho bo right now but my heart is longing for some of these good lookin' things!

This dress looks like a dream.  It doesn't hurt that the model is probably 110 pounds in real life and just stuck a stuffed baby bump up her dress.  Regardless, it's a beautiful, winter fuschia and it's LYCRA A.K.A a pregnant woman's best friend.  I could see myself wearing this to church or to a Christmas party or wedding.

Olian Orchid Lycra Wrap Dress

This long, striped tee looks prefect for a go to top for just about any day of the week for me.  Lots of woman stay away from stripes when expecting, but these small stripes would be flattering on anyone!  I especially like how long it is.  I am 5'9" with a long torso, so finding long enough tops to cover my belly can sometimes be challenging.  I could pair this with jeans or leggings, some cute ballet flats and a chunky sweater for the perfect day look.
Ripe Striped Scoopneck Long Sleeve Tee

Comfy pajamas are a MUST have for any pregnant lady.  These jammies are beautiful and they look amazing!  Plus they double as nursing pajamas, so you can take them to the hospital and wear them afterwards when you have visitors at your house.
Belabumbum Starlit Maternity/Nursing Set

I LOVE this tunic.  I would wear it with leggings and it would probably be my favorite outfit.  I'm a fan of the cute pockets and the contrasting color around the wrists and neckline...very flattering.
NOM Navy Ella Tunic

These skinny jeans look amerrrzing.  They have the stretchy part on the sides and since skinnies are in for everyone, including pregnant gals, I'm a fan of if I only had legs and hips like this model, I would be set!  But seriously, I vote that ALL jeans have stretchy waist bands...if you've never worn them, you don't know what you're missing.  They beat traditional jeans by a mile.
Brand Denim Sable Maternity Legging

Yall...Isabella Oliver is my ALL TIME FAVORITE maternity designer!  If only her price tag met my price range..I would be one happy girl.  This ruched top might be worth the splurge though.  I'll take one in every color.  I'm a huge fan of the ruching that designers have started putting on maternity clothes.  It's so flattering to a baby bump.  I am all about embracing the bump & showing it off and Isabella Oliver knows how to do that! 

Isbella Oliver White Scoop Tee

Ruffles ruffles ruffles...I hope they stay in style forever.  I love ruffles! This sweater is the perfect sweater for someone who lives in south Alabama.  I really love the maroon too.  This pregnancy, I have been really drawn to darks...probably because it's slimming...ha!
Pea and the Pod Deep V Ruffle 3/4 sleeve sweater

Eeek! Animal print!!! This is so I am a sucker for animal print.  I think this is a great church top paired with black pants and some red heels...oolala! :)
Weston Wear Long Sleeve Boat Neck Top

Oh! My love for Maxi's is unreal.  This maxi is perfection and I really like those boots too!
Elbow sleeve striped maternity maxi dress from Pea and the Pod

How comfy and chic is this dress? I like that it's so basic so you can dress it up or down.
French Connection Long Sleeve Maternity Dress

This flutter top from Forever21 maternity is gorgeous.  The best part? It's $24.50!
Forever 21 Flutter Top

Gap can't go wrong.  Seth bought me this tank in 3 colors & they totally rock.  We found them in the back of a Gap kids on sale for $6 a piece! Regular $20...what a deal! Right now they are on sale for $8.99 though so if you are in the market for some great layering and lounging tanks, these will be your best friend.

I could sit here all day posting about maternity fashion.  Unfortunately, I have some laundry and unpacking to do so that we can all have clothes for the weekend! 
I hope your Friday is fab and your weekend is just as great!

No comments: