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Tie Tuesday

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PhotobucketMonday

I pulled out this dress-that’s-now-a-tunic that I bought from Urban Outfitters during my college days oh so long ago. I have never worn it so much in my life as I have these last few months of pregnancy! Funny how the things with extra room are getting so much use right now…

The flowy things look way better belted and with a very fitted bottom piece to balance things out. This poor black wrap-style belt from Old Navy is seriously suffering right now though. Not only am I giving it a lot of use but the space between my belly and boobs is quite limited. By the end of the day the poor belt is practically folded in half!

These leggings are from Old Navy, too. Boy do they come in handy. All my dresses-that-are-now-tunics need something underneath them, lest I flash all passerby.

And these, of course, are my most favoritest Rocket Dog flats.

PhotobucketTuesday

It’s kind of nice when I start to feel like I’m running out of options for things to wear because it makes me dig back deep in my closet to find things. Then I discover outfits that I wouldn’t normally think of putting together!

This knit skirt is from Forever 21’s old maternity line (it was actually Love 21 but whatever). It’s very stretchy and I can wear it as high or low as I feel like on that particular day. On Tuesday I wore it a little high so this Forever 21 belt would still fit. It’ll creep up to wear it is in this picture anyway so why fight it?

Then I found a non-maternity white t-shirt which is of course way too short for a normal-waisted skirt but not a super high-waisted one! Thank goodness it works here because I really miss regular crew-neck shirts.

I love that these Report wedges match the belt almost perfectly (just a couple shades off!) AND I love that I’ve had them for at least four years and they’re still going strong. Yay long-lasting shoes!

PhotobucketWednesday

I know I said these black jeans were on their way out because, time to face the music, they are starting to get a bit tight. Oh non-maternity jeans, I suppose it is time to finally bid you farewell. But I don’t wanna, so you get one more week.

Plus, this lightweight Gap sweater is still big so I’ve got to tuck it in to something! (Fortunately, I washed it in hot water this weekend and I believe it is now sized to fit. It’s stretchy too so I don’t think I shrank it out of productivity. I hope. Because it is a nice soft sweater and perfect for the “summer” weather we are currently having, which is like 20 degrees below normal temps for early June.)

I went with my Rocket Dog flats again because they are so versatile. This necklace was a clearance find at Target. Score! Target’s accessories are more expensive than Forever’s most of the time, so a clearance find evens it out a little bit, I think. Even this plain ol’ belt was the price of a few of Forever’s $6 belts. Each has its place though, I’m not complaining! I AM rambling though…

PhotobucketThursday

Ugh, Thursday. You know what bothers me about this picture? It’s that I do not feel as big as this picture makes me look. I feel like my regular self most of the time, except for when I’m sitting and slouching and my bellyboobs get all compressed.

This Old Navy dress is really soft and comfy and flowy but ugh this picture just bothers me. There’s nothing to balance the flowyness – the bottom half of the dress just kinda jets straight down from the largest part of me, making me look even bigger.

Perhaps it would look more slimming if I belted it under my belly, but since there’s a self-belt at the top I think two belted spots would just look weird. I don’t know…

I might be saving this one for days around the house only from this point forward. I like this dress a lot but I like pumping up my self esteem too.

I think it will work great after pregnancy is over though! I’ll have to experiment with the neckline a bit but it could be a good nursing dress. We’ll see what the future holds for it…

PhotobucketFriday

My hair is starting to get longer so I either have to pin it off my face or start styling some bangs! Doing yoga without getting hair all up in my way is becoming more of a challenge!

The Old Navy tank does make me feel a little big but the scarf-turned-belt kind of helps and the pockets allow me to draw it in when I walk so I don’t feel as self-conscious about it!

I wore Old Navy maternity jeans with it too. Once in elementary school I wore jeans under a dress because it was super cold (but I was super girly) and I got made fun of so bad for it! I thought of that a few times on Friday, but it didn’t stop me from wearing jeans with this tunic! Take that elementary school bullies!

Til next week!

Tie Tuesday

PhotobucketMonday

Monday was, of course, Memorial Day, so I got to wear something that I wouldn’t be able to wear to work. I’ve been waiting to wear this outfit for awhile actually! And it was finally warm enough on Monday.

This tank (from Old Navy) was another pre-pregnancy find. I thought it was nice enough, no big deal really. But then when I found the bronze necklace I’m wearing at Target I got really excited because it matches perfectly with the bronze circles that randomly dot this tank. PLUS I’ve had these bronze t-strap flat sandals forever so put them all together and I’m super bronzed and happy! (I got the sandals for university graduation in 2008. When you live in Arizona you can wear minimalist sandals for any occasion.)

The only problem with this tank is that it is already getting a little too small! And I purchase it for these last couple months especially (because I knew it would get warm eventually). So I’m wearing it with non-maternity Forever 21 jeans because for some reason I feel okay about bare belly peaking out but I will not show my maternity band. That’s just how I roll.

PhotobucketTuesday

With the holiday, Tie Tuesday totally snuck up on me this week! How does that happen? It’s not like I don’t know it’s coming. Anyway…

I love this skirt that I got a couple weeks ago. Since I purchased it with only a couple maternity months left I’m trying to make the most of it. This time I wore it with a simple white tee (that is also getting to be too small already!) and dressed it up with a bunch of pearls and springy heels.

I know I’ve said before, but these pearls belonged to my grandmother and I am very happy to have them in my possession. I love to layer them up together. The pink one is a lot longer than the others so I put a knot in it (I’m so OCD about those things!). I think it gives it some interest too.

These Steve Madden tweed heels are becoming pretty useful this spring! Normally I struggle finding ways to wear them but I’m loving putting them with pearls lately. Makes me feel kind of like a hip old lady. Hehe.

PhotobucketWednesday

Heels two days in a row! What was I thinking? I know, I was thinking that I like to wear heels. And wedges don’t really count, do they? I mean, they’re so much more supportive. My feet didn’t complain too much; I suppose that’s all that matters.

This navy dress is a non-maternity piece that has morphed into a tunic. I bought it early in this pregnancy because I thought it was fairly flowy and would work as a dress for awhile, but it didn’t last much after the first trimester before it had to become a tunic! But hey, I can still wear it, period, so I’m not complaining!

This time I belted it with this Old Navy D-ring belt that I’ve had for so long I don’t remember when I got it, just that it is from Old Navy. I keep thinking that maybe it’s from high school but that can’t be right. Can it? This one is pink and navy striped and I have another that is green and navy striped. Sometimes people think they’re neckties, but they aren’t.

These jeans are also from Old Navy. No worries about my maternity band showing with this tunic!

PhotobucketThursday

I’m getting to the point that I can’t even begin to button my blazers anymore, but I can still wear them! This is my absolute favorite blazer from Banana Republic. I think I have pants that match it but I feel like I haven’t seen them in so long, maybe they don’t really exist! I’m sure they’re buried deep in the “box of unfittables” that is stashed in the basement.

I wore this blazer with a white maternity tank from Forever (and I’m pretty sure you can see my belly button through it if I wasn’t standing at an angle, eek!) and non-maternity jeans from Forever. I love these jeans, I’ve said it before, but, alas, I think it’s about time to retire them. They still fit but they are starting to leave deep marks in my belly if I sit down for awhile. They are just getting to the slightly uncomfortable point. I could probably hang on to them for a couple more weeks but do I really want to? I do have other jeans.

I threw on this hot pink Forever necklace for a splash of color (and, obviously, this outfit needed a little more Forever 21 representation).

PhotobucketFriday

I would love this dress so much more if it didn’t just fall straight from my belly, making me look so much bigger! But I do love the rest of the cut and I love all the colors, so I’ll still take it!

This wrap dress from the Gap is decorated with two colors of pink, some light brown/nude colors, orange and probably some other colors too. So I wore some bright colored accessories (all from Target) with it this time – a hot pink tank and shoes plus these wood bangles in pink, orange and yellow.

Bright colors for a Friday! They wake me up on a slow work day.

More next week!

Tie Tuesday

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PhotobucketMonday

Baby is getting bigger! It’s hard to believe we only have seven weeks until her arrival. And she and I have so much more growing to do!

This is a Forever 21 tunicish shirt; it isn’t maternity but it is so very long that it still fits the bump just fine. Long enough to cover the belly panel on these Old Navy maternity jeans, so it works for me!

I looked for something to add a little color to this outfit, I hate going all grey, but it was Monday morning after all so I just went with what matched instead of what “goes,” as Stacy and Clinton would say. I haven’t been watching too much WNTW lately – I suppose my evenings have been filled with reading more than TV, as I’m trying to catch up on my book reviews at the moment.

Anyway, I digress! In keeping with the grey theme, I wore these Report flats to match my tunic. I suppose I figured I’d match the grey weather that we had this week!

PhotobucketTuesday

For Tie Tuesday I wore my Old Navy maternity pants with the “real waist.” I’m feeling less like my belly is really “beer belly”-looking when I tuck in my shirts so I’m more comfortable showing off the waist on these pants. Yay for real-looking pants making me feel a bit more normal!

This shirt is also from Old Navy – another one of my pre-pregnancy clearance finds I think. Some of the leaves on the shirt have silver sparkle things on them. Sparkles weird me out in the office a little bit BUT this shirt is kind of subtle and the work environment is casual so I go with it anyway.

This silver basket-weave bracelet looked like it would be a good accessory for this shirt. It’s a Forever bracelet and the silver is starting to wear off – I wonder if I can find a spray paint to make it look all new again? Or perhaps just let it age…

I also wore these black heels (I think they’re Rampage? I’m too lazy to go look at the box right now). I’m still wearing heels but I can’t wear them everyday or my feet will just hurt too much. Too much extra weight over my feet!

PhotobucketWednesday

This maternity dress is from Old Navy. A good thing about these maternity dresses is that they are long enough! My non-maternity ones keep getting shorter as my belly gets bigger.

I just got this short sleeve blazer off Ebay. It is from Black House White Market, which I usually love, but it must be a bit old because the sleeves are longer than I’d typically go for and the shoulder pads are a bit more paddy than I’d like. Overall it isn’t too bad for an Ebay find, but I don’t know if I’ll keep it. I’m piling up the clothes to sell or give away after I no longer need them. Anyway…

I found this silver necklace in my forgotten jewelry stash. It’s actually really long but I just doubled up the chain so it would work with the neckline on this dress. I think it worked out rather well since this dress has kind of a leafy print going for it. Not so bad!

For some color I wore these hot pink flats from Target. Pay more attention to the shoes than my ankles – it’s been two weeks since I’ve been to the pool which has not helped the swelling that has started. Sad face!

PhotobucketThursday

I have to bend over a bit more now to be able to see my shoes! Luckily I can still put my shoes on by myself, though (of course most of my shoes are slip-on so I shouldn’t loose this ability… I hope).

This whole outfit isn’t maternity which made me pretty happy on Thursday! The shirt is another Forever 21 tunic that is really a shirt now. It originally had a belt attached to it but it hit in the middle of my belly so I cut it off. That belt got in the way normally anyway.

These jeans are also Forever (another $10 pair!). Magic Forever jeans that still fit. It’s probably a combination of the stretchy material and the low rise – whatever it is, it makes me happy. I do a little happy dance every time I put these on and I can zip them up AND they don’t cut into my skin. Joy!

The flats are again from Target. I like finding cute shoes when I’m supposed to be buying fabric softener and cereal.

PhotobucketFriday

Another cozy maxi dress to close out the week! This is from Old Navy – a lot of my maternity clothes are from Old Navy. That’s because they send me coupons and I’m a sucker for the deal. So I buy online and the stuff shows up at my house and Mr. Handsome just kind of shakes his head at me. I have a problem, I know. I just can’t seem to shake maternity or online shopping!

I still love my jean jacket – lately it’s hard to limit myself to wearing it only so often! I have so many strappy summer dresses and there’s this big crack down in the office about not wearing sleeveless stuff (let alone little straps!) so what’s a girl to do? Jean jacket it is.

The necklace is a triple chain that I doubled up from Forever. These shoes are once again from Target – I love their pop of color. I wish I had more but by the time I gave in to these the other colors they were offering were sold out. That’s probably a good thing, actually, as I am running out of room for shoes!

Have a great week readers!

Tie Tuesday

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PhotobucketMonday

The weather was so unbelievably nice this week! I got to bust out this pair of yellow sandals again. I think my feet are happier when they have some color on them!

This purple dress is from Old Navy. It’s technically a nursing dress, not a maternity dress, but it fits so I don’t really care! The only thing I don’t really like about it is that it has an odd twist-to-a-bow detail in the front that I don’t particularly care for – but I love the color so I bought the dress anyway! I just covered the weird part with this black wrap-style belt.

I do like the length on this dress, though. Most of my dresses are getting shorter and shorter (I must be getting taller right?!). So this slightly longer length is a welcome change.

Plus I’ll be able to wear it all summer and apparently have an easy time at nursing with it on because it’s got this faux cami thing that lifts up. Modest and stylish!

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PhotobucketTuesday

I recently purchased this maternity pencil skirt, as well as a pair of knee-length shorts both from the Gap (20% off sale!). I wonder if I’m crazy to buy any more maternity clothes with only two months left to go, but I know I’ll get a lot of uses out of these two pieces, heading into summer. It’s getting warm already and I only have so many dresses!

I’m already really liking this skirt anyway. It has pockets, what’s not to like! I just hope it fits for the next couple months. It is pretty form-fitting. Let’s hope my growing is confined to my belly and not my butt or hips!

This fuchsia shirt is from Old Navy, one of the clearance items I bought pre-pregnancy. It’s soft and nice but still super big – I have to roll up the bottom a bit so it doesn’t get all droopy.  I have another Old Navy shirt (or two) that is super big too so at least I know I’ll have something to wear all the way to the end!

I’m also wearing this long three-strand silver necklace from Forever (worn doubled up) and my black Rocket Dog flats.

PhotobucketWednesday

This is another Old Navy maternity shirt. They really design their shirts to fit for awhile! This time I could just tuck it in to my jeans.

These are of course my black Forever 21 jeans that I purchased for $10 (I say of course because I’m pretty sure I mention the same things every time I wear these!). I don’t know what angel designed these jeans but the fact that they still fit me means they must have come from heaven, right?! I have maternity jeans that are tighter than these, it just doesn’t make sense! I suppose I’ll just accept it and move on.

These are my Rocket Dog flats again, my go-to staple shoes. I think I may have finally gotten all the muddy spring-ness off them too!

And this necklace was a clearance find from Target. I love cheap accessories. Have  I mentioned that before?

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PhotobucketThursday

I’ve been loving wearing this jean jacket lately. It’s the perfect shoulder cover for some of my summer sundresses!

Apparently other KTFU ladies have been digging the jean jacket too, according to this brief article on The Scene Maternity & Style. Oh yeah, I’m so super trendy (ha!).

This Old Navy dress is not maternity but it is forgiving so it’s still working out okay. It’s getting short though! And the actual bust of this dress would not be anywhere near enough coverage for the girls right now, but with a pale pink tank it works out just fine I think. Doesn’t it look like it deserves pockets though? More dresses should have pockets, really; it makes them so much more functional!

These wedges are by Report. I like that they go with almost anything!

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PhotobucketFriday

I finally got a haircut the day after I took this picture, so my mulletiness won’t be as severe any more! I still can’t decide if I’m growing my hair out or not, so for the time being I’m just cutting the inch or two of growth down my neck. It’s only been like six weeks since my last cut. It seems to have grown really fast! That or she just didn’t take enough off last time. I think I’ll go with the former, it makes me feel better. Hehe.

This purple tank is from Old Navy and it’s maternity. It’s also really long when I stretch it out which is great because it completely hides the maternity band on my Old Navy jeans. Yay!

These bright shoes are from Target, score, and the relatively-close-to-matching necklace is from Forever.

“See” you next week!

Tie Tuesday

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PhotobucketMonday

In keeping with my recent love of long dresses, I took this one out again which is probably my favorite long dress. If I could wear this one to the hospital I would be one happy lady! It’s a little flowy and it makes me feel both pretty and a little maternal at the same time. Perfect for early labor, right? Assuming it still fits in nine weeks!

I put on this black Old Navy cardigan too because this dress doesn’t have any shoulder coverage and uncovered shoulders in the office make me squeamish. Sure, it’s a casual environment but not that casual (that doesn’t stop some people from wearing bedroom slippers and pajama bottoms though!).

I have some black sandals on somewhere under here (well, they’re on my feet, but you know what I mean). I’m so glad the weather is getting warmer!

I also wore my new silver “everyday” necklace that I got a couple weeks ago. It really does go with everything!

PhotobucketTuesday

One of the good things about maternity clothes shopping before pregnancy is the deals and clearance finds. However, once pregnancy “is on” the “pregnancy brain” can kick in and some of those deals will be forgotten.

I may have sort of, a little bit, forgotten about this knit skirt. I got it from Forever 21’s Love 21 maternity line (before they liquidated that line) for, I don’t know, less than $10 probably. It’s very no-frills, but I like the fit way more than my Old Navy skirt which is much more flowy and makes me feel bigger. Plus this one can go over or under the bump and I like that a lot!

I also wore a Forever 21 blouse that I haven’t been able to wear since the first trimester or so! Yay for high-waisted skirts! Plus this white Forever bracelet and black Rocket Dog flats.

I don’t usually include my bag in these shots but I felt like this look needed a bit more color. I love this Big Buddha bag and I get so many compliments on it!

PhotobucketWednesday

Speaking of pre-pregnancy clearance finds, this shirt was procured that way, a find at Old Navy for $5. It’s still a little big so I kind of have to fold the waistline a bit so I don’t look like I’m swimming in it, but I’m happy that it will last awhile longer!

I found these wooden bangles at Target recently; these particular three are orange, yellow and hot pink. I think the fact that they’re wood was the big attractor; they must remind me of all the wooden and colorful baby toys that I’ve been going for lately! Plus I’m way more of a cuff-style bracelet person than a bangle person, so I’m trying to branch out a bit with these. I bought a black one and purple one too!

I also recently picked up these yellow sandals. Mama needed a new pair of summer shoes! I think these are my “the shoes” of this summer. Which is great because I’ve had the same “the shoes” of summer for the past three years or so! (A pair of bronze T-strap flats.) I love all the bright colors of this outfit!

PhotobucketThursday

I felt like I hadn’t busted out a blazer in awhile, so I wore this grey one on Thursday (which actually isn’t the Banana Republic one I wanted to wear but it was early and I wasn’t paying attention, so I got this one from The Limited instead! I think the BR one fits slightly better and isn’t as wide on my shoulders, but whatever, it still works I guess). I also wore it because I refuse to wear my winter coat anymore and I was a little cold on Wednesday so…

Without this blazer, all I have on are $6 jeans from Forever (the Love 21 maternity line again) and Target tank tops! I love how a blazer classes-up an otherwise very casual look! (So casual that these tanks are the same ones I wore when Mr. Handsome helped me take pictures later that day for my yoga update post!)

I also wore my gray Report flats (another great find at $15!) and one of my grandmother’s pearl necklaces. I actually felt very proper in my pearls and blazer!

PhotobucketFriday

I love, love, love this navy cotton dress from Anthropologie. I’ve had it for almost six years and it’s been my go-to dress for weddings over the years. If you know about Anthropologie, you know they don’t have many inexpensive pieces, and this simple number was no exception, but they are quality clothes so you get your money’s worth for sure! And the fact that it’s stretching so I can still wear it is a huge bonus!

I don’t get to wear these pastel tweed heels too often. They’re so cute but they do seem like a bit of a contradiction to me: tweed is like a fall/winter fabric but pastels are decidedly spring. When does one wear these shoes then?! I choose the spring so they don’t get out much. I think I’ve had them for probably eight years or so? Most likely they’re the pair I’ve had the longest!

Finally, this big white ball necklace is from Forever 21 (I think, I’ve had it for a few years too!).

I’m excited because next weekend I get a haircut so this mulletiness should be curbed soon! One more week of shaggy hair before it gets cleaned up again. Whew!

Tie Tuesday

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PhotobucketMonday

It is a baby or a little torpedo in there?! I’m not so sure… Actually, I don’t think torpedos move on their own so I’m pretty sure I’m carrying a baby. And the ultrasound photos are pretty solid.

Anyway… Monday was kind of cold and I had the feeling it’d be one of our last days of wintery-weather (I was wrong: it rained almost all week) so I cozied it up with this ruched tee and boots. Mmmm so cozy!

This green soft shirt is a clearance find from Old Navy. It is soft (did I mention that?) and the ruching gives it lots of room to grow. I doubt I’ll need its warmth much in the next two months, but it IS nice to know it’s there!

These jeans are also very comfy and the fact that they were $6 from Forever 21 makes them even more awesome.

My Doc Martins stayed consistent with the comfort factor. It’s like I went to work in my pajamas on Monday, I swear!

The necklace that you can’t really see is from Target, the bronze one that I wear fairly often.

IMG_7205Tuesday

That’s right, I suited up for Tie Tuesday this week! I was excited to discover that the fabric of my Old Navy maternity pants is quite similar to my Banana Republic blazer (they are from the same company, after all).

I think it is difficult to find professional maternity clothes, which accounts for part of my excitement (the other part is just the joy of discovery!). Luckily I work in a casual office environment, but it has only been that way for just short of a year – I had really awesome timing.

Anyway, this shirt is another Forever 21 find. Apparently I was buying a lot of their longer shirts at one point, which is great now because they’re some of the few non-maternity shirts that will still work for me. I welcome anything that helps to extend my maternity wardrobe!

And these black heels are by Rampage I believe, and I should not wear them any longer than absolutely necessary because my poor feet are getting less and less tolerant of some of my footwear choices. Suck it up, feet!

PhotobucketWednesday

I’m a super-duper fan of the long (aka maxi) dress lately. I am not a fan of the term maxi dress as I feel it is too similar to term that designates feminine hygiene products. But I digress.

So long dresses. What’s not to like?! They’re one piece to think about, they cover my white legs and what-I’m-pretty-sure-are-becoming-swollen ankles and the just feel all flowy and summery. They’re good times!

This one is from Old Navy. I think it will work all the way til July and maybe even after if I’m lucky.

This time I wore it with my black Rocket Dog flats, which you can barely see under all the long flowyness! That’s a bonus – if I can’t see my feet then you shouldn’t either right?!

Plus I added a gray pearl necklace that belonged to my grandmother. For that classy touch.

PhotobucketThursday

It rained on Thursday, but I didn’t care! I’m really into the loose garments lately (can you tell?!) and this green dress was just calling my name. Plus, I’m not too cold out and about lately. That probably has something to do with being a human incubator…

Anyway, this number is from Target. Yes, it is getting a little too short for the office and will probably have to be a “tunic” from here on out, but whatever. I’m going with it for now.

The belt is from Forever 21 (it was like $6!) and while it might not completely “go” with the ensemble (I’m not so sure!) I like this dress better belted than not. So there.

Pink seems to be my thing lately, even though I’m not really all that in to pink at all, but I’m going with it I guess. So my Forever 21 necklace is bright pink and so are my Target flats.

And my legs are bright white but at least the sun wasn’t out reflecting them all over the place, right?!

PhotobucketFriday

I went a little “menswear chic” on Friday. That’s still a style right? I’m so behind the times lately. But I saw this  pinstripe vest hanging all lonely in my closet and I thought, I can do something with you poor little vest. Come with me to work today.

The vest is, of course, from Forever 21 and of course it isn’t maternity so perhaps it looks a little small. I did a little “fat guy in a little coat” song for Mr. Handsome.

Also from Forever are the jeans ($10! non-maternity!) and the three-strand silver chain necklace. The other long necklace with black wooden beads is from, you guessed it, Target. It’s one or the other when it comes to most of my accessories, isn’t it? The black belt is also from Target, because their belts are cheap and, no, they don’t last long but I don’t want to keep a size XL belt around forever anyway.

Aaaand these are Report flats.

Til next week, happy dressing!

Tie Tuesday

PhotobucketMonday

So I was feeling a little fancy on Monday and busted out my peep-toe d’Orsay heels! Actually, I had to run by Mr. Handsome’s new restaurant after work and I wanted to look all hip and what not (although “hip” in this town tends to be a little more… dirty, no, unkempt, for lack of a better word, but whatever).

This shirt is, of course, Forever 21 and it is not maternity but it’s a little long (not quite a tunic) so it still works! It covers the maternity jeans belly band at least!

These are Old Navy maternity jeans, “below-the-waist” style. So comfy.

The turquoise-colored bracelet is also Forever 21. It’s beaded with several strands and one of those strands broke apart as I took it off about two seconds after I took this photo. I saved the beads and I could fix it (another strand broke off awhile back too!). We’ll see…

PhotobucketTuesday

Oh my we are growing aren’t we? And the baby is getting bigger too! (By “we” I meant my boobs.)

Anyway, Tuesday I went to work for all of an hour to grab my meeting schedule and answer some emails, then I headed home to hang with a sick Kiddo1 (bad cold, swollen ear canal, who-knows-what but he’s feeling better now, although the cough lingers).

This Gap Maternity dress is so comfy I wore it all day, though. It’s a true wrap style so I can wrap it looser as the weeks pile up. I hope I can wear it after the maternity need has passed! Maybe just get the hem straightened up or something…

These shoes are from Target. I think part of the awesomeness of this dress is that there are so many colors I can pull from the dress to accessorize with it!

PhotobucketWednesday

No maternity today! It’s simple pleasures like that sometimes, you know?

These are my loosest-fitting Forever 21 jeans. I’m shocked that they still work. But they were already pretty low-waisted.

This green blazer is also Forever (claro que si!) and it is a little, well, uncloseable at this point but whatever! Who said anything about closing it anyway!?

I’m also wearing two layered white tanks from Target and more Target flats. I like their flats – I keep looking for more when I’m there!

This necklace I think is Forever. It’s made of wood in funky shapes. I’ve had it for a couple years but honestly never worn it until Wednesday. I call it my Teacher Necklace. Kiddo1 says, “Yeah a Cool Teacher Necklace!” Aww, he’s a sweetie.

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This shirt is a lightweight Gap sweater and it is nice and soft. $10 black Forever 21 (non-maternity!) jeans. But the belt from Target is size XL so, you know, you win some… Plus my Rocket Dog flats.

Another bit you can’t really see is my new necklace that Mr. Handsome got me for our anniversary (he actually got me the gift card that I purchase the necklace with – he knows I’m super picky). So I took a close-up shot. It’s my new go-to necklace I think!

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Sleepy Friday! This dress is from Target (I’m seeing a store trend besides Forever this week!) and it isn’t maternity and it is barely fitting but it was comfy so I didn’t care! It stretches. I could pull the waist band up to empire height, and I probably will this summer, but I wanted to wear it “normally” at least once!

My Gap jean jacket is becoming a Friday staple. It makes me feel more comfortable in the office when I’m wearing strappy dresses.

The shoes are again from Target (same ones as Wednesday) and I think this necklace could be from there, too. It’s another one of those accessories that I’ve had forever and don’t wear often but have discovered that it is versatile and I should wear it more. Whew.

Plus I pulled my hair back and I’m not too sure how I feel about it but I do like that my hair is a little longer! I haven’t decided to grow it out or not but I’m not cutting it either. We’ll see how that goes.

Check in for more bump coverage next week!