At 9 months pregnant, I am dreaming of finally meeting my little one; excited by the adventure of being a mom for the first time, knowing if it’s a girl or boy (!!!) and thrilled by the idea of my incredible husband being a dad. Full disclosure though, I’m also constantly thinking lately about non-pregnancy clothes and getting back into shape. I am totally aware it’s (possibly) selfish to focus on these things when my world is about to be rocked by something SO huge as motherhood. But a girl daydreams what she will….and I am currently daydreaming about distressed skinny jeans, leather leggings, fitted dresses, booties, heels and a very flirty low back dress. Just think my kid will appreciate (maybe much later) that my sense of style (at least in my head) hasn’t flown out the window along with what’s soon to be my sanity and love of sleep.
Equipment’s PJ shirt in python
Blank Denim’s faux-leather legging
Zoe Karssen’s top
Zara camo skinnies
T by Alexander Wang dress
Muubaa’s dreamy leather jacket
DV Doce Vita bootie
Tinley Road faux-leather peplum top
7FAMK distressed skinny jeans
Alexander Wang pumps (on major sale!)
Asos open back dress
It’s about that time in this ol’ pregnancy when I start to daydream about getting into great shape afterwards and channeling my inner “off duty model” look. I see them all the time living in this fair city, and well…. it’s depressing but also inspiring. Most of these gals could wear just about anything and look glam but they also remind me that the simplest of casual outfits can look the coolest. Here are some annoyingly inspiring shots and then some items to help achieve that “oh this old thing?!” ensemble.
What you’ll need….
Maxi Skirt: Maxis can be worn year round – try for a streamlined cut though or it’ll make you look bulky.
LNA Black Maxi, $99
Oddylyne yellow maxi, $200
Grey, Black and White worn in tees or tank: staples!
BDG tank, $18
LA MADE black tank, $22
James Perse tee, $50
Madewell tee, $22
James Perse again, $50
Black leather or pleather (if you’re a vegan no-leather person) leggings or jeans. Most faux-leather leggings are terrible but I found a great pair from shopbop.
Blank Denim faux-leather legging, $88
Paige Denim leather-front legging, $299
Current/Elliott leather jeans, $582
Ankle Boots. I will invest in one of these three…..which ones just depends how this whole baby budget goes
DV by Dolce Vita bootie, $99
Rachel Comey bootie, $420
My FAVES (of course they are the most $$) Rag & Bone boot, $495
Denim Cut offs. Worn into the fall with a sweater, a nice fitting (not too short!) pair of cutoffs can also be dressed up with heels.
JBrand shorts, on sale! $77
Siwy shorts, $155
Edgy bag– the BEST bag for this look is one from Alexander Wang. It’s worth the money- I have two and they are some of my best purchases
Alexander Wang Diego bag, $825
Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag, $495
Sunnies, you can also find some fun cheap ones on fredflare.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $110
Super sunglasses, $185
We’re finally packing up for our annual trip to SC for the week of the 4th and I’m counting the hours until our 6am flight tomorrow. Not sure how exactly I’ll brave that heat but most likely I’ll have a popsicle close by at all times. Going through my summer stuff though I was reminiscing about summer clothing sans pregnancy. Alas, here are some great options for both the ladies and gents for 4th of July celebrations!
For the Ladies…
For the Gents:
Happy 4th Y’all!
Diane Kruger in Prada at the Met Gala. There are always extreme highs and extreme lows at this event but in my humble opinion Diane stole the show. Love!
Where in the world is spring? Dressing for this bizarre 60-degree, some mornings cold, some afternoons humid is tough. These open knit sweaters are a great answer to those in-between days this spring.
Forever 21, $11.99
Calvin Klein, $79.50