I don’t if I have expressed this enough…(and forgive me if I am being repetitive) but comfort is key when you are 5 months pregnant. It’s a daunting task to even get dressed every day, let alone trying to wear something that has some element of style. Most of the time I just throw on my leggings and a sweatshirt and call it a day. And today is no different…
When you live in leggings and pants with elastic waists, you really rely on cute and interesting pieces to put on top. All I have to say is, thank god for the athleisure trend. If you are not familiar with the term, “athleisure” is when you wear activewear or activewear inspired items in non-athletic environments including work, shopping, dinner, etc. The key is to always make sure you look put together and not like you just hopped off of the treadmill.
I found this amazing oversized poncho-like sweatshirt that has a cool almost aztec pattern. It feels like a hoodie but definitely has a level of chicness. I threw on some basic fashion sneakers and I’m ready to go and do whatever the day brings while looking good.
Sweatshirt: Target Sneakers: Topshop (similar) Leggings: Target Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James
It’s no secret that vertical stripes are super flattering, so don’t forget them when you are sporting your baby bump. There may be a little more curvature to some of the lines, but that makes it kinda cute and accentuates your growing pride and joy. The nice thing about this top is that it’s long enough to wear with leggings, and let’s face it…when I have the option of wearing leggings I totally take full advantage it. I added some length and color to the outfit with a long burgundy cardigan which is one of my favorite colors to wear in the colder months.
It’s a hard balance when you are 5 months pregnant to look put together and feel comfortable at the same time. And for the record…I don’t choose to wear these booties every day…they are literally one of the few pairs that fit my swollen feet. Thank god they are comfy AND stylish!
Until next time, xoxo
Top: Nordstrom (similar style) Sweater: Forever 21 Leggings: ASOS Booties: Nordstrom Rack (old) Necklace: Charming Charlie
Many people think certain colors don’t mix, and navy and black are probably at the top of that list. However, this faux pas is a thing of that past. You can absolutely wear navy and black (in fact, I absolutely encourage it!)
What is important, as always, is balance. I chose to wear my navy top with my favorite black ripped skinnies. I would like the outfit combo as just those two pieces but considering it’s January, I opted for a jacket to layer on top. I chose this light weight grey jacket to help lighten up the outfit a little which can otherwise come across as too dark (which again, is totally fine especially in winter.) I still chose black shoes and sunglasses but my color blocked handbag helped tie in all of the pieces. Even though my top is the only navy item, it’s totally fine. Think of it as any other pop of color you would add to your outfit.
If you still don’t believe me about navy and black, let me ask you…do you ever wear a black top with dark denim? Check and mate.
Jacket: Nordstrom (old) Shirt: Destination Maternity Jeans: Nordstrom (similar) Handbag: Kate Spade (similar) Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (similar) Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James (similar)
My desire (and opportunity) to dress up has decreased a lot recently, so I find myself dressing much more casually. It partially has to do with working from home and not having to wear what most would consider “professional” clothing, but also…hello I’m 22 weeks pregnant. But I still desire to look cute (obviously!) and it’s easy to want to stay in my sweatpants and baggy t-shirt all day but I prefer to try and get some kind of look put together.
Many find leggings a God send. If that’s the case then maternity leggings are on a whole different level because boy does it make a difference comfort wise. I found these amazing faux leather leggings that instantly make any casual look I am wearing way edgier. I paired it with a plaid button down shirt that was once considered boyfriend style (seems to fit a little more snug as I continue to grow) with a graphic tee underneath. This outfit definitely has a rocker/grunge vibe so I thought the perfect way to finish off this look was with my studded beanie. I mean it is winter after all….
Until next time…xoxo
T-Shirt: H&M (old) Leggings: ASOS Shirt: GAP (similar) Hat: H&M (old) Booties: Nordstrom Rack (old) Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Necklace: Charming Charlie
There is a snow storm coming, but luckily my neck of the woods has bend downgraded to a few inches. Regardless, I thought it would be a good idea to share some stylish ideas on how to brave the snow whether you are braving the storm or staying home with a cup of cocoa.