Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Graphic, version 2

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Thanks to Target, I found yet another great graphic print to wear.  While I’ve found their maternity offerings extremely limited, I’ve continued to be able to wear non-maternity items that are looser in cut.

I love pairing black and white with a bold pop of color, so today I went with pink!  A few other black, white and color pop looks below:

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Girls Date Night

the brands… dress: destination maternity. purse: jessica simpson. shoes: fergie.

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After a slightly “off” start to the week, I’m headed out to enjoy the company of a couple girlfriends for a casual dinner and a pedicure.  Admittedly, I’m more than a little excited to get these feet in some hot bubbly water and get my back massaged in that nice leather chair… ahhh  What’s your relaxation choice?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Empire

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This is one of my few non-maternity dresses that has an empire waist (cinched right under the bust) – thank you! – so it’s still comfortable for me to wear at this stage in my pregnancy.  Growth has still been fairly slow, but recent stabbing pains tell me that ligaments must be stretching, so I’m waiting for a new “bump burst” at any time. LOL

Empire waists are a becoming style for many body types as it accents the bust, cinches close to the body and flows away typically in an a-line skirt style to flatter the hips.  Check out these lovelies on my current faves list…!

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Graphic

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Embracing a graphic bold look today.  When I don’t feel like belting my dress, I find a great way to create shape to a boxy cut is to add a “finisher piece” – either a sweater, cropped jacket, or blazer.  Of course a good pair of heels doesn’t hurt either!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Orange Crush

I’m still crushing on some orange this week.  Baby decided to hide this morning, so wasn’t hardly visible until later in the day.  Maybe she’s not as sure about the orange… lol

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the brands… dress: Fossil. blazer: DKNY. shoes: Mossimo. belt: Old Navy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Summer Tease

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I’m not sure how Cincinnati does it… but I went from rocking sandals and bare legs in 80 degree weather this weekend to pulling back on my boots to deal with the snow… seriously?  How does that happen?  Well, either way, I enjoyed my weekend of sun and made sure to dress to take full advantage of it!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Inspirations

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Fashion blogging while pregnant… well, let’s just say it is a bit challenging, but fun none-the-less!  I’ve always been one to re-work and re-mix my wardrobe, so this is like an extreme challenge on that front.  One awesome part of this journey?  I’m not alone!  Below are a few fabulous fashionista bloggers who are also new mommies-to-be, so I had to give a shout out to them for rocking pregnancy fashion and giving support and inspiration throughout this process.  You ladies rock!

Here they are…

Always Maylee - Yi-chia, fabulous fashionista who just entered her 30s (represent!) and just had her first little one (congrats!) – a beautiful baby girl. She was my first pregnancy fashion blogger inspiration.  Thanks Yi-chia!

Fizz and Frosting – Lauren, fabulous 20 something freelance writer and fashion blogger.  Lauren is just a few weeks behind me in her pregnancy, and is known to represent wearing fun flirty dresses and bold color and pattern.  A woman after my own heart!

Putting Me Together – Adorable San Diego resident Audrey is a passionate fashion blogger in addition to her normal working life at a non-profit organization, helping college students.  I’m just ahead of Audrey in my pregnancy, so it’s always fun to see what she’s wearing (always chic and effortless), and get tips and tricks on new ways to extend a wardrobe.

Away from the Blue – Total sweetheart, Mica, is a 20 something style blogger from Australia, expecting in June.  I completely relate to her weakness for purses, and her precious little doggy Cooper.  Her fashion choices are all comfort and ease while looking radiant and showing off her mommy-to-be glow.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Max it out!

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I’ve always loved a comfortable maxi dress, but with baby bump growing, I love them all the more!  They’re so easy – literally slip on and go – and they come in all different patterns and cuts, so it’s very easy to find something that suits anyone.

A few of my current favorites:

Floral & Flowy -

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Soft & Sweet -

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Embellished

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My current summer loves are a combination of bold colors, maxi dresses, mini skirts, and embellishment.  Being >5 months pregnant, mini skirts are pretty much out of the picture for me, but I do have a few that are stretchy and still currently workable.  This mini has beautiful embellishment, so it combines 2 of the 4 summer loves!  Hopefully I can get a couple more wears out of it.

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Get the look…

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