Daily Archives: July 7, 2015
Starting a lifestyle blog at the tail end of your second trimester seems a tad ironic and has proved to be extremely entertaining. Nothing like writing about style and your life when sh*t is really hitting the fan – a humbling experience to say the least!
I generally enjoy putting outfits together (though often times I look painfully basic), and whenever a big promotion comes across my path my first instinct is to yell it from the rooftops – share the wealth, right? Hence the blog. But when getting dressed every morning becomes
a nightmare difficult, it seems what I once loved doing has now become one massive and exhausting undertaking. Every. Day.
Which is why I present a bump guide to help out my fellow bumpies. I by no means consider myself an expert, but I do value anything that’s comfortable and stretchy: both of which are components in all of the following items:
The moment I found out I was pregnant, I instantly began trolling the inter webs for any pregnant woman with style who I could emulate. I needed guidance, and more importantly, an indicator for how big I was going to be and when (wedding circuit is on full force). I read reviews, bought a few horrible pieces, and have learned a massive amount about maternity clothes in general from the process.
The result? Turning everyday non-maternity pieces into bump friendly outfits can work if your creative (and go a size up), and prevent you from spending unnecessary cash in the maternity department. I mean, if I could own the entire collection of Hatch, I would in a heartbeat. But that would also give my husband a heart attack.
When you do have to dip your toes into the tried-and-true maternity sizes (and boy am I at that point now), here are a few tips that I’ve found helpful.
- Only get what’s seasonally necessary, i.e. I decided not to invest heavily in maternity jeans, since it’s 120 degrees out, and instead went with lightweight dresses and breezy tops (like this gem I caved and purchased today).
- When it comes to basics, Target is all you need.
- My favorite brands are Rosie Pope, Asos, Hatch (for the occasional splurge), Isabella Oliver, Old Navy, and Topshop.
If you’re getting fancy, here’s what I’ve found is successful: a dress that has a tailored bodice (but don’t forget your twins will grow), with a fuller midsection/skirt. Here are a few options:
If you’re pregnant, what are your go-to pieces?
If you’re not pregnant, round of applause for making it this far!