Monday, February 25, 2013

making non-maternity clothes work at 21 weeks


As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I've been wearing a combination of my regular clothes, along with a smattering of borrowed maternity clothes and some other pieces I've purchased a size up from my regular size. 

The clearance racks are my best friend when it comes to outfitting the bump. Whether it's the maternity section or regular ladies' clothing, I start with the clearance racks and sift through, looking for basic and timeless pieces. I recently felt like I hit the jackpot when I came across this black dress for $10.99.


I paired a different belt with the dress than the sash it came with and I love how the adjustable belt allows plenty of room for my growing baby bump. Perhaps my favorite thing about the dress is that it has long sleeves. Lately, I've noticed so many maternity (and non-maternity tops) have 3/4 length sleeves and that leaves me with numb wrists while I'm at the office. Does that ever happen to you? You're sitting there typing/doing your work only to realize you can't feel your wrists anymore.


Long sleeve dresses/tops have become a must for me. I can't stand having numb wrists. This dress is perfect since the sleeves unroll. As you can see, I enjoyed wearing the dress will its full-length sleeves and even added a sweater.

Once the weather warms up, I can roll the sleeves (as the dress is shown on the Old Navy website) and shed the tights and sweater. It's a pretty versatile piece I look forward to wearing for months to come. For now, the full-length sleeves will keep my wrists warm.


What versatile pieces do you love wearing from your wardrobe?

7 comments:

  1. One thing I LOVE is a good cardigan. They can be worn throughout and paired with lots of simple maternity tees and tanks. Add a skinny belt above the bump and you're stying!

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    1. I agree, a good cardigan is a must-have. I love that I can keep wearing my cardigans (unbuttoned) and add some color to an outfit!

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  2. I can't believe you're at 21 weeks already! looking good :)

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    1. thanks, Erika! I can't believe how fast it's going either!

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  3. I only bought one pair of maternity pants, one maxi dress + a couple of t-shirts throughout my whole pregnancy last year. I still don't quite know how I managed it. I guess I wore yoga pants A LOT. and jersey dresses that I already owned!

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    1. I wish I could get away with wearing yoga pants more often, but it's a not quite allowed in the office ;-)

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  4. love the dress belted - so cute!

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