So guess what? As the bump grows, so does my frustration with my wardrobe choices. It's really not something I can totally put into words but dressing a growing bump definitely comes with it's pitfalls and triumphs. Maybe it's the fact that I just haven't splurged on many maternity items yet. I can still fit into so many of my pre-pregnancy clothes so I just haven't found the need. I think that's about to change as the bump is growing leaps and bounds lately so I'll need to invest in a few classic pieces...soon! More on that, below.
Moving on to the looks, here's what I sported on a few different occasions last week. I was almost 26 weeks (that would be 6 1/2 months for those of you that aren't on the preggo weekly schedule...believe me, I think it's kinda strange too) and starting to realize that some pieces just aren't fitting like they were before. So I finally busted out two of my maternity shirts that have been hanging in my closet.
Read on for the ensemble details, my top 25 classic maternity pieces under $100 and some bump pics too!
Tunic: Maternity Expression (a thrift store find)
Shorts: Liz Lange - Target
Wedge Sandals: Bakers
Watch: Michael Kors
Cuff Bracelet: Italian market in Venice (on our honeymoon)
Pearl Earrings: Bridesmaid gift from my girl, Jordan
Tank: Gift from my friend, Kelly (it's vintage Target, ha!)
Shorts: Liz Lange - Target (yeah, these get some serious wear)
Gold Chain Necklace: Maternal Grandmother's
Aviator Shades: Urban Outfitters
Gladiators: Cheapie (but comfy) find at shoe warehouse in San Francisco
So about those classic pieces...knowing I'll have to splurge on a few in the near future, I've started my search early. I've hand picked 25 pieces that I'd love to own under $100 below. I think spending more on a classic maternity piece is a smart move because you can wear it for subsequent pregnancies and also wear it multiple times too (uh hum, my white shorts) which means, it's getting more bang for it's buck. So if you're expecting and contemplating buying a maternity item that's a bit out of your budget, figure the ppw (price per wear, thanks Tiff) and go from there!
25 Classic Maternity Pieces Under $100:
(Or view the pieces online HERE)
Bump dates: left image is 25 weeks and right image is 25 1/2 weeks along. We love him already and that's just a bizarre feeling. To love something/someone you haven't even met yet...too cool!