maternity // clothes

Blerg.

My least favorite thing to do is buy/try on/shop for/need/wear maternity clothes.

It’s horrible.

Nothing fits well. They are expensive. I hate spending money on clothing that will only be worn for a few months.

However, it’s a necessity.

My course of action?

I try to buy non-maternity clothes that work with my preggo belly. For example, these shorts I posted over on Whoa, wait. Walmart? last week. I’ve been living in them!

All I had to do was roll down the top once. Voila! Comfy enough for a baby bump.

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Like this Liz Lange for Target maternity dress that my mom got for me.

It feels like heaven.

And that says a lot, because I’m 32+ weeks along. In summer.

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Let’s all go ahead and give it up for Birenstocks being back in style the summer I am pregnant.

So thankful that comfort is in this season. And that I saved my Birks for 14 years.

How do you style your bump? Do you enjoy the process?

Happy shopping! xoxo

 

 

swimsuits

I decided that after wearing the same two swimsuits for three years, it was time to find a new one.  I can’t justify spending much money on many things.  Swimsuits usually aren’t one of them.  This is the dreaded hunt for a suit that fits well, looks high-quality, and is inexpensive.  Most importantly, it should cover wobbly bits, right?! Ugh.  All of which are the reasons I only buy new swimwear every three years.

I found this adorable line at target.com called Clean Water.  All of the suits are under $50.  Perfect!  If you have the REDcard, shipping is free.  The line is only online, that is the con.  Trying on swimsuits is crucial.  However, after reading reviews discussing fit, I ordered mine.  It should arrive within a week.  So excited! I chose this one that is a floral print.  If you know me well, you know this is a step out for me.  I tend to stick with solid dark colors in suits.  It is a welcome change.

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Here are a few others that I loved.

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Happy hunting! xoxo