Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Preggo Style: Stretching Your Wardrobe

A lovely lady commented on my last post and made me realize... this is what I should have said.

Moms, we all have HUGE, major, big deal jobs taking care of our kids. Raising them to the best of our abilities. Taking care of the little things like runny noses and scraped knees and taking care of the big things like surgeries and first days of school. 

Not only is our job as a mom a big deal. It can be tough.  It's hard to be sleep deprived, whether you stay home with the kids or not. It's hard being pleasant with whiny children, whether you stay home with them or come home to them after a day at work.  It's hard work, raising these children.

We're all doing our very best for our children, day in and day out.  And yes, it is incredibly rewarding to feel their little arms wrap around our necks. It's incredibly rewarding to hear them whisper, "I love you so much, momma." It's incredibly rewarding to feel so much love towards those little people that your heart feels like it could burst.

But it's tough. No matter what your job is, no matter what your title is.  It's a tough job being a mom. It's a busy job being a mom.  It's exhausting being a mom.  

And without a doubt, we all rock.

That's what I should have said.

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Dress: Merona - Target
Boots: Shoedazzle
Blazer: maurices

And now I'll tell you how you can stretch your wardrobe to fit your growing bump. Basically, it's a simple formula. 

Stretchy dresses + blazers or cardigans = regular clothes that work on the preggo body.

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26 weeks and 3 days... not that I'm counting.
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I am loving my Jamberry nail wraps! They last on your fingers for at least two weeks, but I've been changing them out every 7 to 10 days because I want a new look. They're just so much fun! Have you heard of them?!?

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Necklace: Premier Designs Jewelry

I'm linking up today with The Pleated Poppy, I Feel Pretty, What I Wore to Work and Passion for Fashion.


Emily said...

Yes! I finally learned this lesson while pregnant with Luke- just sizing up in normal clothing on sale rather than breaking the bank for exclusively maternity went alot further! And I even have these same pieces to wear as my post-baby tummy dwindles down and the weight comes off. Less pressure to buy new things right after his birth- mind you, in the last weeks, I had a REALLY hard time finding pieces that were long enough to cover and stay over my huge belly. Maternity shirts from Ross and Old Navy worked great in that aspect, along with fold-over maxi skirts. Those waist bands unfolded are HEAVEN.

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

I wonder what all of the maternity stores are doing now. Non-maternity clothes are so much cuter. I'm glad you figured out this formula because it works so well on you and all of your outfits have been adorable.

Bethie The Boo said...

Yes! Stretchy dresses were the best, I could not have lived without them. Also, how are you 26 weeks already?? I know, it probably seems like you have ages to go, but I swear you were just announcing your pregnancy!

Tori Mistick said...

I love your short hair! It's so cute, and you look like you have great preggo style!

Mica T said...

Love the stripes and florals together! :)

I'm stretching my current wardrobe as far as I can too, although I have some gorgeous maternity pieces to help me with that :)

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oomph. said...

i totally should have worn more stretchy dresses when i was preggers! cute look with the boots!!

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peach said...

LOVEe this post and your blog! ღ keep in touch! xxpeach

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Look at that baby bump! So darling!