Aaaand the second great excuse? We're expecting our first baby!!! Yep, folks, come January we are going to be parents to a baby boy, and we couldn't be more thrilled. The past 4+ months have been a bit of a whirlwind, getting used to this new chapter of our lives, starting all of the preparations, and trying to stay awake. It's also been interesting dressing a figure which seems to change on the daily! Which is part of the reason why I've finally gotten the motivation to return to my much-neglected blog: Now that I'm starting to show, I figured why not share my growing waistline and adventures in maternity fashion with the world? Plus, I know my family and friends who don't live near us will get a kick out of seeing me grow. So without further ado, I give you my very first mama-to-be outfit of the day, week 17, day 6:
My bump is still a small speed bump at this point, although I know not for long! As such, I'm trying to make as many things in my existing wardrobe work, as well as purchasing more generously cut non-maternity pieces that I can wear later on. I have had to cave on pants and skirts, though. With a couple of very rare exceptions, I was sized right out of my normal pants/jeans/skirts about a week ago. This skirt was a good find at Motherhood Maternity - their quality tends to be a little iffy (LOTS of polyester), but I really like the cut and fit of this one, and it seems to be well made. Oh, and it was $21.99. Not bad for a basic black skirt, and I know I'll get a ton of wear out of this at work this fall & winter.
Throwing in a side note on the new house, this is our back yard! Rod and my mom planted that flower bed right after we moved, and it makes me seriously happy. We haven't done anything major back there this summer, but the flowers definitely prettied everything up for the time being.
Outfit details: top: Gap, skirt: Motherhood Maternity, shoes: Anne Klein, bag: Handmaid by Michelle Frantz, necklace: Urban Outfitters
Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more! xoxo