Splatter Prints and Maternity Style Staples

June 18, 2013

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{{Cardigan: JCrew
{{Jeans: Motherhood Maternity
{{Monogram Necklace: ONecklace c/o
{{Flip-flops: Old Navy
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I snagged this splatter print tank at Target a few weeks ago and with my coupon got it for $6! Plus, it’s not actually a “maternity” cardigan, it’s just super stretchy, so it’ll last me past August. Woop! I love a good bargain like that.

If there’s anything I’ve learned over the last 7.5 months of pregnancy, and more importantly, over the last 3 months or so as I’ve really begun to struggle with getting dressed, it’s: WORK WITH YOUR STAPLES.

For those who are early in pregnancy or who ever want to get pregnant one day – let me tell you, if there’s ONE piece of maternity clothing that you invest in… it’s GOOD maternity jeans. Trust me. At the beginning I kept trying to squeeze in to maternity jeans I snagged for $6 or so at a consignment shop and they were awful. Horrendous. Just so uncomfortable. I was stubborn. But then I finally caved, went to Motherhood Maternity, and in an act of desperation asked the sweet sales associate for HELP.

And the second I put on a pair of comfortable, “oh my these actually fit” maternity jeans, my maternity clothing life was changed. Seriously. And I bought two pairs. Best decision EVER.

So, preggo ladies or soon-to-be or one-day-hope-to-be preggo ladies: GET GOOD MATERNITY JEANS.

Then, beyond that, work with STAPLES. Tank tops, cardigans, etc. You don’t have to spend a ton of money on maternity clothes to make your wardrobe work with your changing body.

And as this belly is continuing to grow even larger (I’m starting to wonder if it’s ever going to stop growing… it just keeps getting bigger by the day), I’m learning that working with comfortable staples is as important as ever. In 95+ degree North Carolina humidity, comfort is KEY and the ability to transition from the heat to frigid air conditioning with the toss on or off of a cardigan is SO important.

Just my two cents. 馃檪

So, what do you think? Mamas? Preggos? Gals in general?