Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood asked me to participate in a special collaborative post about maternity wear for New Year's Eve. So I jumped at the opportunity to share a New Year's look! Check out my outfit below and be sure to visit Ada, Lindsay, and Brooke's blogs to see theirs! Ada also has an interview with each of us on her blog. Check it out to get more pregnancy and maternity style info!
I love wearing heels and sequins on New Year's Eve! This textured knit shimmery skirt is not maternity. I bought it at Uniqlo a few years ago, but the stretchy knit works well with my baby bump. I paired it with a festive red, silky blouse, a velvet blazer, and sequined evening bag. I love how all the textures work together and add some interest to the outfit. I threw on a big necklace and hoop earrings for even more sparkle!
It's a BOY!! My mom got us this adorable ornament for Christmas, so I took a picture of it on our Christmas tree with the cute little booties I picked up at Old Navy earlier in the fall. We saw our little one on the ultrasound a few weeks ago and found out that we'll be having a boy! We are so excited to meet our son in a few short months!
I found this chic maternity shirt dress at A Pea in the Pod last weekend and I knew it would be perfect for our Christmas Eve celebration. I paired it with my faux-pearl cluster earrings and necklace, black leggings, and my leopard print pumps. Red, black, and leopard is a fun color combo for any holiday event! Hope you all had wonderful Christmas days filled with love and celebrations!
I was searching for cardigans that would work for the rest of my pregnancy and potentially afterwards. I found this one and another cozy one that I am planning to wear on Christmas Day at the new Century 21 in Center City. I liked the colorblocking of the light tan on the front and darker brown in the back. I wore it with a teal green maternity top, a pendant necklace, and straight-legged maternity jeans for my grandmom's 85th birthday dinner.
24 Week Bumpdate:
How Far Along: 24 weeks 4 days
Baby Size: Ear of Corn (8.5 inches 1.5 pounds)
Maternity Clothes: Yes! All maternity bottoms now, but some tops and sweaters still work. Like this long, drapey cardigan.
Feeling: Good! A little more tired this week, but the heartburn that I had for a few weeks has gone away (for now at least). I've been sleeping really well though.
Food Cravings: I had my first craving this weekend - for chicken wings! Those are something I don't normally desire but I had a very specific desire for them and they tasted really good! No other cravings so far.
Movement: I've been feeling baby pretty regularly now, especially after meals and at night before bed.
Baby's Room: On the to-do list for early next year! :-)
Is it just me or is December flying by so fast?! Between the dark days and the busy weekends, I haven't been getting outfit pictures as regularly, hence the more sporadic posting. Here's an outfit I wore to work last week. Easy, comfortable layers plus my favorite maternity pants! I'm hoping to post a bump status update post soon with some details about how the pregnancy is going so far! So keep an eye out for that. :-)
I went with my cozy poncho again this weekend. This time I paired it with a striped shirt, skinny jeans, and boots. It's the perfect thing when I just want something warm and loose to camouflage the bump a little bit. I definitely see it being a staple in my wardrobe for seasons to come!
When Firmoo offered me the chance to review a pair of eyeglasses, I jumped at the opportunity. My regular glasses are smaller, black rectangular frames, so I picked these bigger tortoise shell glasses for something different. They came in a pretty map-inspired case with a protective cloth. I really like how lightweight these glasses are; I sometimes forget that I am wearing them!
Right now Firmoo.com is offering buy one get one free, including for different prescriptions. It's a perfect time to get a pair for yourself and one as a gift for a friend!