Monday, February 23, 2015

Maternity Colorblocking

With the super cold weather lately, I've mostly been in maternity pants for work (especially these), but I felt like dressing up a little bit on a warm enough day last week.  I picked up this colorblock dress a few weeks ago and paired it with some opaque tights and a black blazer.  This Tahari blazer technically isn't a maternity blazer but the placement of the button works with my baby bump, plus it's roomy enough up top to be comfortable.  This outfit was easy to put together - dress + blazer + simple jewelry and accessories.  I felt professional and stylish! 

Bump Status: Currently 33.5 weeks.  I'm about 32 weeks in these pictures.
Outfit Details:
Blazer:  Tahari Arthur S. Levine, Lord and Taylor (similar)
Tights:  BeMaternity, Target
Shoes:  Tommy Hilfiger via Century 21 (similar)
Purse:  Michael Kors Jet Set Tote, Macy's
Pearl Jewelry:  Macy's

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Kisses

So full disclosure, I don't love how these pictures turned out and probably wouldn't share them normally - if I didn't really want to get a post up of this adorable kisses dress! I snagged it a month or two ago during a sale at A Pea in the Pod and knew it would be perfect for Valentine's Day. I had grand plans to get outside to snap some outfit pictures, but it was a smidge too dark and way too cold so it had to be indoor shots! I am hoping the weather starts warming up so I can get back to taking pictures outside and posting more regularly before the baby comes in just about 8 weeks from now. I'm going to share a little baby update below!

32 Week Baby Bumpdate:
Feeling:  Good!  I really have been so lucky to have had such an easy pregnancy so far.  Aside from some heartburn and general discomfort as I have gotten further along, I really have had nothing to complain about.  The time has really been flying by so fast. It's hard to believe I'm in my 8th month already, but  I'm getting really excited  to meet our little man soon!
Cravings:  I haven't had too many really.  I usually just want really basic foods, like plain sandwiches or meat and veggies or chicken tenders.  I haven't wanted to cook really at all, so thankfully Jon is doing the cooking most nights.  I fill up really easily since my stomach is all pushed up, so I try to eat smaller meals and snack more frequently.
Maternity Clothes:  Pretty much exclusively now, aside from some stretchy tops and pants or PJs that still work.  As much as I have enjoyed being pregnant, I definitely have started to look forward to wearing normal clothes soon and getting my regular shape back.   I miss fitted waists and tucking shirts in.  I know that there will still be a transition period after the baby comes, plus I'll have the new challenge of finding clothes that work well with nursing.  
Name:  We are working on it!  We started a list on Google Drive earlier in the pregnancy of baby name contenders, which we were adding to for a while, and now we have been slowly starting to narrow it down.  The list currently has 6 names, so hopefully we'll pick one of them soon!
Nursery:  The nursery is coming along!  It's painted a pretty, neutral yellow and we're mostly playing with the colors in the Pottery Barn Kid Brooks bedding that we chose.  So it'll be mostly blue and gray with an elephant/baby animal theme.  We're hoping to pick a rug before the crib and changing table/dresser are delivered in a few weeks.  I'll try to share the finished result in a blog post sometime in March!
Nesting:  Totally!  I have gotten bitten by the organizing bug.  I really just have this urge to get all of our cabinets and closet as organized as possible before the baby comes.  I am hoping if I have some systems in place, it'll be easier to keep things organized after the little one arrives and everything changes!  On that note, I have been seriously obsessed with the Dollar Tree.  They have such great stuff for organizing.  I am hoping to share some of my recent projects soon.  Jon also got me a label makers for my birthday a few weeks ago, so anything that can get a label has been getting a label.  I don't know how I made it 28 years before wanting one!
Baby:  According to the doctor, he is measuring right on track.  He definitely seems to be getting a lot bigger and stronger as the weeks go by.  His kicks are getting stronger and stronger.  I try and guess which body part he's using - like sometimes I'll feel his foot or hand up by the side of my rib cage while his head or butt is towards the front of my stomach.  It's especially fun when he's moving all around and I can see it and feel it.  That usually seems to be when I'm sitting or laying pretty still, especially at night before bed.

Outfit Details:
Tights:  Vera Wang, Kohl's (I just bought these in the next size up and they work.  I also have a couple pairs of maternity tights which are a little more comfortable, although not as opaque.)
Shoes:  Diane von Furstenburg, DSW, old (similar)
Bag:  Sasha Rhinestone Box Clutch via Century 21
Jewelry:  Charming Charlie (similar)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Striped Dress

I was getting a little tired of my maternity clothes this weekend, so I wore some of my non-maternity clothes that still work this far in my pregnancy.  The last time I wore this easy cotton striped dress was back in August when I was around 2 months pregnant and not showing yet.  I was happy to see it still worked now that I'm 7 months pregnant.  The waistline did cut across my stomach a little bit, but I planned to layer a scarf on top anyway.  My sister Mary Beth gave me this beautiful scarf last year for my birthday.  The colors in it worked well with the stripes in the dress and the oatmeal color of the cashmere cardigan.  Comfortable layered look!

Bump Status: 30.5 weeks
Outfit Details:
Sweater:  J. Crew via consignment shop (similar)
Dress:  American Rag, Macy's (similar in black & white, navy/burgundy)
Shoes:  Boutique, NYC (similar, similar $$$)
Scarf:  Handmade, Gift (similar, similar)