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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New Challenges

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sweater: Discount Fashion Warehouse - Express brand: similar
pants: Discount Fashion Warehouse - Express brand: similar
tee: H&M: similar
shoes: thrifted: similar
necklace: Discount Fashion Warehouse - Express brand
bracelet: gift shop in South Carolina

Pregnancy has brought on some new wardrobe challenges, which I expected. I truly didn't enjoy putting together outfits much through the first trimester because everything was focused on whatever options would hide my stomach but still be comfortable, and even though I don't have a closet full of tight fitting clothing, I found that limiting my options pretty significantly. Blazers and sweaters truly were my best friends. Layer it up, add a scarf sometimes, and hope that was distracting enough. Add in the nausea that accompanied weeks probably 7 through 11 and what I was wearing was typically the last thing I was concerned about! 

So this is an example of one of those outfits I wore in the weeks before telling co-workers - I actually did take some outfit pictures, I just never got the energy to post about them! Over the next 21-ish weeks I'm sure you'll see me try to be really thoughtful about what I add to my closet, allowing myself to purchase enough options that I enjoy getting dressed each day for as long as possible without completely forgetting about the yearly budget I originally determined on maternity clothes that I do not intend to wear long term after the pregnancy! 

5 comments:

  1. I think the phase where you're trying to hide it is the most challenging. It gets a little more fun again once everyone knows! Layers are great, that is for sure!! If you have any questions, feel free to let me know, I'm happy to help!

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  2. I always hated those first 12 weeks, fashion-wise. Everyone just thought I was gaining weight! But these days, the styles are so great for moms to be, even non-maternity clothes like maxi dresses and oversized sweaters!

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  3. I could imagine getting dressed in the first trimester would be a pain-- especially if you were trying to hide the bump! Hope getting dressed is as easy and effortless as can be for the duration of your pregnancy!

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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  4. Yeah I could see how nausea would take away any energy and interest in getting dressed. I feel like that when I'm just sick so I couldn't imagine also trying to camouflage a bump at the same time! Let's hope you can have more fun with it now that you can flaunt your maternity style!

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  5. Yay congrats!!! Can't wait to see your bump updates!

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