Maternity

If you read my life blog, then you probably know the news: I am having a baby. 🙂

I had all of these great intentions that while I was pregnant I would be posting here about my maternity style rather frequently. Well, this pregnancy has been a rough one, and my great intentions have not gotten me anywhere. I am now in my third trimester and you still haven’t heard from me. 😦

I decided to pop in today for a quick post with a couple of the outfits that have made me feel my best in this pregnancy.

10363522_10101676312792579_1804795705901848580_n

The above photo is from when I was 20 weeks pregnant, and we were going to a friend’s birthday party. The dress from Mexicali Blues, and is one of my wardrobe favorites. It is not a maternity dress, as you can see here, but because of the empire waist cut, it fits me very nicely even with my pregnant belly. With a pair of leggings this is one of the most comfortable outfits that I currently wear frequently, changing up the shoes, and sometimes throwing a sweater over in cooler temperatures.

10471486_10101793820985219_5255894713672105559_n

And this photo is from our recent family vacation at Rangeley Lake, Maine when I was 28 weeks pregnant. The three of us had walked to spend some time at the little beach near our cabin, but it was too chilly for much swimming, so I kept my dress on over my swimsuit and just relaxed on the sand. The green dress is again, from Mexicali Blues, and is made of Jersey, so it has lots of stretch and comfort factor.

When I was pregnant with Simon, I carried him from the early Fall until the Spring. This time around, being due at the end of Summer, things are very different. I find myself gravitating much more toward dresses and skirts. They are so much more comfy for me than trying to squeeze into anything with a waistband, even an elastic one. In fact, as I type this, I am wearing maternity pants that have grown too snug (I bought them in my first trimester), and I cannot wait to get home so I can change.

I hope to document a few more maternity looks over the rest of this trimester for you. Once the baby is born, I have a feeling I will be spending a lot of time in sweatpants for a while. 🙂

 

Cozy Stripes

cozy stripes 3cozy stripes 4cozy stripescozy stripes 2Outfit Notes: Sweatshirt-Target // Leggings-Kohls // Necklace-Target clearance // Boots-old

Recently, Simon got some new fall/winter clothes. When I dress him on chilly mornings, I find myself jealous of his selection of baggy, cozy sweatshirts. I kept wishing they were in my size so I could borrow them. Is it wrong to borrow clothes from your child? I think it is supposed to go the other way around. (In middle school I lived in my Dad’s big, baggy flannels, which I wore with my intentionally ripped up jeans.) Thank goodness Simon wears a 3T, so I don;t have to wrestle with that temptation.

Anyway, when I was at Target the other day I spotted this cozy striped top, and I intentionally bought it in a too-big size. I have been living in it ever since. It is so comforting to be completely enveloped in a warm, loose sweatshirt. I am addicted and may be reverting back to my middle-school baggy clothes ways.

Mother and Son Style: Fall Plaid

simon mumma plaid 3Plaid on me
Plaid on Simon

Long time no post! If you also follow my life blog, you know that we bought a house and moved. Life has been crazy for a little while, but I hope to be here again more frequently.

Fall is in full swing now, and this weekend, Jeramy and I are going away for the weekend to Oktoberfest. Since New England Autumns are fairly unpredictable weather-wise, layering is going to be absolutely necessary. I bought this yellow plaid flannel shirt this week specifically planning to pack it for my trip into the New Hampshire mountains.

Simon acquired his plaid shirt as a gift from his Nana, and we just happened to be both wearing them on the same day when this photo was taken. With his reds and my yellow, we were definitely Autumn appropriate.

It is too bad I didn’t save all of my oversize, plaid, flannel tops from the 90’s!

Playground Chic

playground chic 1playground chic 4playground chic 3playground chic 2Outfit Notes: Top-Forever 21 // Cargos-old, from target // Bracelet-a gift // Sandals-Target

Being a mostly stay-at-home Mom means my casual clothes usually get more wear than my dressier stuff. I find myself always looking for fun and still stylish ways to remix my wardrobe, even when I am going to the playground. I saw this outfit on Anthroplogie’s website and decided to re-create it:

7cfb1426df9be30e1487936148ad4968Now, my cargos are not skinnies, so there was a lot more bunching when I rolled them, and I wore a sequined top instead of one more bohemian. however, I liked the mix of utilitarian and pretty here. I also forgot to add a bold necklace for a pop of contrast on top, but since I was climbing monkey bars and going down slides it might have just gotten in the way anyway.

Peachy Keen

peachy keen 3peachy keenpeachy keen 2
Outfit Notes:
Necklace-Gift
T-shirt-Thrifted
Cords-Kohls, old
Shoes-TJ Maxx, old

Here I am, on a casual Wednesday. The weather cannot decide what it wants to do. It is sunny one minute, dark, cloudy, and wanting to rain the next. I spent the morning and afternoon tidying up after my toddler, getting an adjustment at the chiropractor, and reading parenting articles.

I almost didn’t bother to post today, fearing this outfit to be too boring and plain. But, I prefer the style blogs that show everyday outfits–stuff I can imagine myself wearing, and that seem doable for every budget. Real-life style. Clothes you can play with play-dough in. 🙂

When I wear simple, casual clothes like this, I always feel like I need at least one little pop of personality. A chunky necklace, some crazy earrings, fun shoes. Just something to spice it up a bit. Today I added my orange stone necklace to this peachy colored shirt. This creates a focal point to the outfit because the two colors are similar, and makes it more fun. I am also wearing an orangey-colored lip gloss that matches the shirt almost perfectly.

I suppose if the weather won’t stay bright, at least my outfit can. 🙂

Technical Difficulties

jeans and green cardiembellished cardigan closeupearring closeup(Outift Notes: Earrings-a gift // Embellished tank-Target clearance // Green Cardigan-Kohls clearance // Jeans-Old Navy // Boots-Target clearance)

I took a bunch more photos of this outfit today, including a few with a blazer, but my camera and tripod were not cooperating with me. I suppose that is bound to happen once in a while when you take your own pics.

Here I am again in my “Mumma Uniform“. My standard weekday wear when I am home with my little guy.  Very casual, but (I hope) still stylish.

Pink Pant-ther

pink pants outfit 2black necklace grey sweater closeuppink pants brown bootspink pants outfit 1(Outfit Notes: Necklace-Target // Grey Sweater-Target last year // Pink Jeans-Thrifted // Boots-Target Clearance)

Today I dressed for a day at home with my little guy. We ended up outside, having a snowball fight, and then I stood keeping warm in the sun, sipping coffee while he climbed “mountains” of snow. (Really though, they were piles that only went up to my waist, but mountains to him.)

These pink pants are cropped, so I haven’t figured out a way to wear them in cold weather without boots. Otherwise, it looks like I have a length problem. Hopefully soon, this snow mess will melt and I can pair them with cute flats or sandals again!

(Linked up with What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy)