Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer in the City (See Jane Wear)

Zara dress (old but similar here and here and here), M Gemi mules,
Brixton hat (also love this one), BP bandana, ChloĆ© bag, Celine sunglasses
The hat says, 'I'm going to the beach' but the mules say, 'a city beach."  Therefore, this is my perfect 'summer in the city' outfit.

Thanks again for the Cape Cod recommendations on instagram!  I'm headed there this week and if you have any others, please comment below.  Have a great week.

m gemi mules

Friday, June 24, 2016

Non-Maternity, Maternity Style (See Jane Wear)

Look 1 // Look 2 // Look 3
I receive a lot of questions about maternity style and while I've bought some maternity-specific items, you can actually get a TON of leverage out of your current wardrobe.  The pictures above are from my last pregnancy and this pregnancy so my advice is to get creative with your wardrobing and invest in the following that you can wear now, during pregnancy and postpartum.

maternity jeans - buck up and get some that you love.  You'll wear them..a lot.  And you'll be a lot more comfortable for it (plus, if you get pregnant again, you'll really wear them a lot!).  My favorites are DL1961, Paige and H&M.

oversized tops - you'll love them before pregnancy and you'll love them postpartum, too.  When I start to really get big, I'll borrow Eric's casual oxfords.  If you don't want to buy maternity specific tops, just buy some in brands you love and make sure they run long so that they'll cover the bump.  I'm all about the buy now, wear now AND later.  My favorites are from Sea, Vince, and Madewell. 

light jackets + open cardigans - again, you can wear these during pregnancy and once you've bounced back, too!  I lived in open cardigans after I had Harry, too--great for lounging around the house when you're taking care of baby and/or nursing.  My favorites are James Perse, Soft Joie, and Barefoot Dreams.

all the dresses you can handle - this pregnancy is different than when I was carrying Harry because it was winter!  I'm taking advantage of the whole 'don't have to wear pants...EVER' situation by stockpiling dresses.  I'm seriously collecting them.  The good thing is that lots of loose dresses are in style and I can order my same size.  I have A LOT of favorites in this category but these dresses by Current/Elliott, Chelsea28, Joie,  and Wayf.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

When In Doubt (See Jane Wear)

jimmy choo vernie
shirt (similar here and here), jeans (similar maternity jeans),
shoes (also here and similar), sunglasses, ChloĆ© bag
I receive a lot of questions about maternity style and trust me, although this is my second pregnancy, I'm still learning along the way.  My advice is to always keep it simple and keep your maternity-specific purchases minimal.  Like it or not, your body changes and you won't necessarily be wearing your favorite high-waisted skinny jeans two weeks after giving birth.  Try not to focus on the sizes, but rather, the longevity of the items you're purchasing while pregnant.  I have a more tactical post coming up on what exactly I buy while pregnant but in general, I keep it simple in maternity jeans and oversized tops (if I'm not wearing dresses).  Protip: wear a man's oxford (your husband/boyfriend's works!) with skinny jeans and some fun shoes to feel like a million bucks.

dl1961 maternity jeans

chic maternity chloe hudson

dl1961 maternity jeans jimmy choo vernie