Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Another Almost Repeat



Here's another outfit that felt very similar to one I wore last January.  What can I say?  This blazer just looks good with a pink top and skinny jeans!

I also feel like every day I'm wearing something for the last time I can get away with it.  This shirt is one of those things.  It was this close to being too tight, so it should probably be retired to the back of my closet until after baby arrives and my body starts getting smaller again.  That happens, right?

Blazer: Gap
Top: JCF
Jeans: Old Navy Maternity
Shoes: Old Navy

Monday, January 26, 2015

Nesting and Bump Thoughts



I really hate the term "nesting," because I am not a bird.  But I suppose the instinct has kicked in, because I have been feeling super energized to get things ready for the baby's arrival.  John spent most of Saturday getting things moved out of the nursery so we can paint soon.  I was working on painting an old dresser and night stand for the nursery.  It's pretty exciting to get some things checked off my list!  

Recently, one of my co-workers accused me of not looking pregnant at all.  I have to confess, I think I am usually dressing in a way that downplays the bump.  But I am definitely looking pregnant these days.  I've found that actual maternity clothes really accentuate the bump, like this top from Loft.  Sometimes I'm happier to wear normal clothes and just look chubby, but it's nice to look actually pregnant sometimes, too.  And I suspect I am running out of days where I can get away with normal clothes, so I should probably get used to looking pregnant.  And start practicing my ninja skills for when people try to touch me.  No.  Just don't do it.

Sweater: Gap
Top: Loft
Skirt: Old Navy
Tights: Old Navy
Boots: Madden

Friday, January 23, 2015

Double Sweaters and a New (old) Necklace


These 2 sweaters were hanging next to each other as they dried and I thought they needed to be worn as a team.  And then I decided that I really need a purple cardigan, like not lavender, but really purple.  And then I searched on Shopstyle and couldn't find anything remotely close to what I would like.  So, I guess I should add it to my Wish List.  And you know, update that at some point, because I don't think I've looked at it in awhile.

Oh, and more importantly, this necklace is really cool, right!  My dad got it in Israel when I was a baby, and I don't think I ever wore it (and then the string was all stretched out).  So I recently restrung the beads and then forgot about it again.  Then Meghan suggested a wooden necklace to go with this outfit, and I remembered I should really wear this one sometime!  And I'm so glad I did!

Necklace: gift
Cardigan: Gap
Sweater: Old Navy
Skirt: Gap
Tights: Target
Boots: Madden

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wearing the Pants



After almost buying regular pixie pants from Old Navy several times in the past couple years, I finally took the plunge on a maternity version.  It's been too cold for skirts/tights many days and I've been getting tired of wearing jeans, so I thought a pair of black pants would be a good investment.   And I haven't had a pair of non-jean pants in several years, so this is an adjustment.  But I think it's a good thing.

While I was shopping online, I added a few things to my cart to get free shipping, like this tunic top!  I really like it, and there seems to be a lot of room for the baby to grow, so I hope it continues to fit for the next 4 months!  Maternity clothes are the weirdest thing!

Blazer: Gap via consignment
Top: Old Navy maternity
Pants: Old Navy Maternity
Boots; madden

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wear a Bright Color



This week's style challenge prompt is Wear a Bright Color.  Again, easy as can be!  It's hard to find a day where I'm not wearing a bright color.  I just really love this skirt and wanted to sneak it in for one last hurrah.  Full disclosure - I'm doing the belly band trick!  Thank goodness for pencil skirts with side zippers!

Necklace: Charming Charlie
Sweater: Old Navy
Skirt: Limited
Tights: Target
Boots: Madden


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sneaky Dots



This dress has very subtle polka dots on it, which you can kind of see if you look closely.  Or if I post a close-up outtake where I'm laughing.  That would also work.  


And it's Tuesday, so I'm linking up with Laura for Confident Twosday!

Necklace: InPink
Cardigan: Old Navy
Dress: Old Navy Maternity
Belt: Chinese Laundry
Tights; H&M
Boots: Madden

Monday, January 19, 2015

Weather Talk



So, fake spring is happening right now.  It's those few days in January where it gets up into the 50s and we all think there is hope that winter will be over soon.  And then it's gets terribly cold again for about 2 more months.  At least, that's usually how it happens.  But I'm still grateful for fake spring, because it means I can get away with not wearing a coat for a few days.   And it means I got to take some pictures outside!  So, spoiler alert - you will get to see my backyard again in upcoming posts.

Top: F21
Sweater: Old Navy Maternity
Jeans: Old Navy Maternity
Boots: Madden