Tuesday, October 29, 2013
(A Belated) Mommy Monday: Pregnancy Style
I, however, will be having my second boy in a season not too dissimilar from my first, so aside from a pair of new maternity jeans and replacing a good bra, there wasn't too much that I really needed to have this time around. Plus, when you're spending most of the time chasing a toddler as well as gestating a new person, there are times where what energy you have left just doesn't go towards looking your best. Lately, though, I've wanted to change that.
Top: Mamas & Papas
Scarf: Vienna Naschmarkt
I loved this outfit when I discovered I could put it together. It suddenly felt so effortless to look like my usual self that I wondered why I hadn't made the extra few minutes' effort sooner. And I love anything that allows me to find a way to work in non-maternity pieces. That way, my wardrobe feels more versatile and I can save money not buying things I can only ever wear when I'm 6 months gone or more!
Scarf: Bath Fashion Museum
Jeans: Mamas & Papas
I'm a sucker for big scarves. This was a birthday present to myself on our trip to Bath the other year. The giant fluffy layers of mint and cream polka dots are fun and they nicely add a pop of colour to what is quickly becoming a very neutral-heavy wardrobe. The jumper is one I snagged in the Boxing Day sales on our first Christmas after getting married. I loved it when I saw it, then hardly wore it since. This pregnancy, I seem to have rediscovered my love for it, and I'm sure it'll be making many more appearances before the end of the year.
Top: Laura Ashley
I took E out yesterday to do a bit of shopping (we needed blank cards for all the birthdays rapidly approaching) and decided to make a pit stop into Laura Ashley. When I saw this top on the 60% off rack, I had to try it on. Not only was it a steal, but even in my usual size it accommodates my bump nicely; meaning it works usually, maternity, and during the infamous and transitional Fourth Trimester.
Speaking of the fourth trimester, I have a special place in my heart for the Fourth Trimester Bodies project. It's our right to feel how we want about our bodies, but I love projects like this for reminding us that feeling ashamed or inadequate shouldn't be the assumed condition for everyone. There's a much wider spectrum to what's normal and beautiful than we sometimes give credit for.