We continue part 2 of what I wore to Blissdom with more of the same; color, stretchy waistbands and comfortable looks that carry me through the day. I have picked up a few new items in the last couple of weeks in consideration of my growing midsection. While the previous 2 looks were maternity, these 2 looks are normal sizes, but with elastic waistbands I’ll be able to wear them for at least the first 6 months of my pregnancy, and then again after the birth.
Anthropologie (which is much longer than as pictured on their site), layering tanks from James Perse, jean jacket from Nordstrom Brass Plum, wedges are Dolce Vita, neon “Gumdrop’ earrings from Kate Spade, bracelet from J. Crew, glitter heart from ban.do. Linking up to Mom Trends Monday Mingle
professed my love for dresses before and my love still holds true. Not just because dresses are pretty and feminine, but they are essentially a very cost effective way to look and feel good. Dresses are an all in one outfit; you don’t have to figure out what top to wear with what pants, you’ve got it all locked up in on little piece of clothing. And if you get the right dress, it can carry you through multiple occasions, not just for a weekend wedding or a picnic in the park. Next week I’ll show you how I restyle both yesterday’s red dress and this striped dress into a more casual look.
Now skirts on the other hand, while not as easy to slip on as a dress, requiring some thought to pairing choices, overall they pull off the same feel as a dress. It’s a pulled together, sort of upgraded look from the standard jeans and top. Jeans are my best friend and are wonderful to wear from day to day, but never overlook the impact a skirt combo can have. When choosing a skirt, buy one that you can wear with a top you already have in your closet that would work well with a pair of jeans or pants you already own. This way you essentially just swap out your jeans for a skirt. Does that make sense? Kind of like Geranimals, you want to make the pieces in your closet as simple to pair together as possible, and you want to strive for maximum outfit pairings.
I hope this post has been somewhat helpful. I really, really want to strive to not just show my favorite outfits here, but provide some insight as to how and why I choose items and style them together. Please let me know if you have any questions!