Saturday, July 26, 2014

Last Day

It feels a bit odd, but I’m actually writing and scheduling this post for a day after my little one is due to be born, so the belly you’re seeing below no longer has a baby in it!  Baby pictures to come for sure, but in the meantime, this pic was taken from my last day at work.

I didn’t know it was going to be my last day at work, but when I went in for the doctor appointment, I was told that my time in the office was up and I would be induced and meeting my little girl the coming week.  What’s random is that I had just purchased these super comfy wedges to wear in my last few weeks when my feet were sore or starting to swell – guess I could have skipped on that purchase!

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the brands… Dress: Destination Maternity. Shoes: DSW.

Bump Date: pic taken @ 36 weeks

Friday, July 25, 2014

Home Sweet Home

I’m enjoying my last few days in a quiet home, but can’t help but be counting down the minutes until my little one is here.  Since she’s coming so early, I’ll be missing out on my final 3 weeks of preparation (and resting!), so it’s a mad dash to ensure everything is in order.  Definitely nesting!

Wardrobe this last week is staying pretty casual.  Thank goodness I’ve been lucky to be able to wear about half maternity and half regular size clothing throughout my pregnancy.  This blazer, top and jeans are all my regular clothing, but with a belly band to help at the waist.  Gotta love a belly band!

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Bump Date: pic taken @ 36 weeks

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Casual

Feeling a little under the weather is never fun, but even more challenging with a baby in the belly!  This past weekend, I mostly took it easy, but when I did decide to head out of the house, it was in flip flops and this comfy shirt dress (Destination Maternity). Sometimes, fashion just needs to be easy and casual!

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Bump Date: pic taken @ 36 weeks

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Winding Down!

Technically, I’m off work now preparing for baby this week (yep, things got a bit sped up for me), but I still have a few photos in backlog to share in the meantime.

This look was a great business casual look – another tunic type shirt (Destination Maternity), but too short to wear with leggings, so I  paired them with skinny black jeans (also Destination Maternity) and a colorful belt.

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Bump Date: pic taken @ 36 weeks

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A little indulgence

In my final days of pregnancy, I’m trying to keep up my health as much as possible, but there are definitely stressful days when all I really want to do is lay in bed and eat Oreos.  When those moments hit, I indulge myself, but then try to make up for it a bit later with a long walk or a yummy spinach salad with baked chicken.

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Bump Date: pic taken @ 36 weeks

Friday, July 18, 2014

Thank Goodness

I used to worry is this ASOS maternity dress would look too "pajama-like” to wear to work, but since I literally have about 8 days left in the office, I’m not really caring all that much!  Pajama or not, I’m comfortable!  I love how the silk feels against my skin and that it’s loose, but not shapeless.  Honestly, I don’t know what I would have done without ASOS maternity options – affordable and adorable!

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Bump Date: pic taken @ 36 weeks

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tunic Length

In my non-preggers days, I’ve actually worn this as a dress.  Clearly, it’s only workable as a tunic with my belly shortening the length!  Not a problem… any short dresses are easily made more appropriate with a good pair of leggings.

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Bump Date: pic taken @ 35 weeks

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Just Right

During pregnancy, it’s common for people to offer a lot of opinions, things such as your bump is too big, too small, whatever… For me, my little peanut is just right.  Depending on what I wear, she’s not that visible from the front, but from the side – she’s popping!

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the brands… shoes: Jessica Simpson, dress: ASOS maternity

Bump Date: pic taken @ 35 weeks

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Business Casual

Well this jacket comes nowhere near buttoning with my blossoming baby bump, but at least it still fits otherwise, so it works well left unbuttoned.  Perfect for a business casual day.

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Another great summer business casual look:

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Floral Blazer / Strappy Heels / Jeans

Bump Date: pic taken @ 35 weeks

Monday, July 14, 2014

Secret Story

It sounds sentimental, but almost every article of clothing has a story for me.  Like music or scents, clothing for me has an emotional tie to a memory or feeling.  Each one, my own secret story.  This dress, for example, I remember where I bought it, what experiences I’ve had in it, who I was with, how I felt… it’s a beautiful thing – no matter whether the memory is filled with joy or sorrow.

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Bump Date: pic taken @ 35 weeks

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pattern Color Blocking

Color blocking has been around for quite some time, but I’m seeing more and more often color blocking incorporated with patterns, like this ASOS dress.  I love it!  Color blocking not only helps bring interest to a look, but it can camouflage and accentuate certain body parts if the right colors are thoughtfully placed (i.e. Want to slim those hips? Go for a vertical dark color block over the hip area like my dress – you’ll have instant slimming!)

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Bump Status: pic taken @ 35 weeks

Friday, July 11, 2014

Baby Boom!

I adore this tee, but I have to laugh when I wear it because it makes my baby bump look so big!  Boom!  There it is.  LOL  With a month to go before my little peanut is here, I guess I better embrace the bump – it’s now or never!

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the brands… top: destination maternity. skirt: asos maternity. shoes: zara.

Bump Date: pic taken @ 35 weeks

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pop it!

While I’ve been pretty minimal in my accessories of late, I decided to add a few pops with my favorite polka dot tights and a bright coral necklace.

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Bump Date: pic taken @ 35 weeks

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Remembering Leopard

I’ve often heard that memory lapses during pregnancy, and I can say that’s true when it comes to this maxi dress since I forgot all about it until this weekend!  I hadn’t thought of wearing it during pregnancy, but it’s actually really comfortable and (of course) nice and stretchy.

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Bump Date: pic taken @ 34 weeks

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Work & Re-Wear

Time for work!  This navy cotton dress quickly became one of my favorites and I wear it to work a lot with just a few small accessory changes to keep it more interesting than just a normal re-wear.  Clothing options are definitely limited throughout these last 8 months and re-wearing a must!

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Bump Date: pic taken @ 34 weeks

Monday, July 7, 2014

Making it work

I might not be rockin this dress with exactly the same confidence as I do when not pregnant, but overall I still like it!  Thank goodness for stretch.  LOL  Instead of stilettos, I went with wedges for a bit more stability and comfort.  They’re great!

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Other super cute wedges:

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Bump Date: pic taken @ 34 weeks

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Bright Sun Shiny Day

It’s already fairly rare that I wear pants instead of skirts or dresses, and since being pregnant (and summer!) – even more rare!  That said, these pants are fairly comfortable and worked well for the office.  The look also felt really summery and light which was great for a bright sunny day.

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Bump Date: pic taken at 34 weeks