bow dress, pink bag & baby bump

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what I’m wearing…

sunglasses: Karen Walker // stud earrings: Kate Spade // red lipstick: Physicians Formula in Tu-Lip // bow tie dress: Halogen, not maternity (runs big, follow the size guide) // pink circle bag: Clare V. Petit Alistair c/o, also available at Nordstrom & Shopbop // leopard heels: Marc Fisher // trench coat: J.Crew //

best laid style plans

When summer 2018 began, I had big plans to share two outfits per blog post and show you guys different ways to wear my favorite pieces. Well, like life usually goes, God had other plans for my summer, and I spent most of it sick in bed with morning sickness taking care of myself and sweet baby number two. The posts I did manage to publish, favorites include this plaid blazer, metallic skirt and white dress, were really well received, and you all seemed to love the two outfit per post concept.

I fully intended on keeping this two outfit per post idea going this fall, but now that I’m half way through this pregnancy and feeling good enough to work, I’m realizing how hard it is to dress this new bod I’m working with. With the nausea medication I’m still on, and feeling too sick to workout this summer, I’ve had a lot of weight gain with this pregnancy, and I’m honestly struggling to dress myself right now.

new style plans

I’ve found some great things to get me through until baby gets here. Like the floral dress I’m wearing today that’s not maternity, this grey Hatch dress, and Isabella Oliver has been a lifesaver. But I’m having such a hard time just styling these great pieces even one way that I’m going to only share one way to wear things until I get my body back in the new year. I hope you aren’t disappointed that your’e not getting two outfit ideas per post, but I’ve got to be honest about dressing my real body, and want to only share outfit ideas that I love.

With the extra weight I’m carrying,┬ámy clothing comfort level is totally different from what it was when I was pregnant with Bea . I’m into longer things, like this mixed print dress that just arrived at my door. This dress is not maternity, but flowy and long enough that I’ll be able to wear it all the way through this pregnancy. I also just ordered these Hatch pants that I think are going to be super versatile even after the baby arrives.

Anyway, I’m just trying to roll with what God is giving me right now, take care of myself the best I can, and do what’s most heathy for baby number two. Thank you so much for following along with my style journey! I cannot tell you how much fun I have sharing it with you.

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