1. Long & Lean Tank, Mossimo // 2. Blue printed kimono (bought last summer; in love with this similar kimono which is on sale for $12!) // 3. Long Jersey Top (my current favorite piece of clothing, for real), H&M // 4. Skinny Maternity Jeans, Oh Baby By Motherhood // 5. Lolo Tote, Trask // 6. Mala Bracelet (got 10+ years ago while living at the Tibetan Buddhist Center; similar found here) // 7. Cropped Leggings, SO // 8. Arrow Necklace (mine was a gift, but this very similar Arrowstack Necklace from Madewell is spot on) // 9. Thunderbird II Moccasins in Grey, Minnetonka // 10. Rene Sandal, Trask
In July's edition of What I'm Wearing Now, I joked about the joys of second trimester dressing. (My exact description was "that special time of pregnancy when anything in your closet that isn't oversized doesn't fit, but your bump isn't quite big enough to make it apparent that you're pregnant, so you often end up just looking like a walking blob of sloppiness - or at least I do.") A month later, this still holds true to some degree, but my belly is now showing enough that it's pretty obvious that I do indeed have a human growing in my uterus. This is good in that things are looking a little less disheveled. The downside, though, is that my boobs and butt are also officially large enough that very little in my closet fits. My solution has been to focus on a few key pieces and put them on rotation. And those pieces are showcased in the collage above.
Once again, there is overlap from previous months (especially the more generously cut items), but I think that's key to a wardrobe that works, pregnant or otherwise. With the exception of the last few days, it finally got nice and hot here (I cherish those last weeks of heat before summer comes to an end) - and even the week I spent in northern California was full of unusually hot days for the area, so there has been a lot of tank/kimono/cropped legging action happening. (I've become so reliant on kimonos that I actually had a twinge of anxiety the other day over the fact that I won't be able to rely on them daily anymore when the weather gets cold. True story.) Despite the heat, I have gotten to bust out my new maternity jeans (#4 above; one of two actual 'maternity' clothing pieces I own) a few times, but for the most part, I've stayed with lightweight pieces that allowed for plenty air flow. It will be interesting to see how my wardrobe changes over the next couple of months with the weather cooling off and my body growing exponentially. Stay tuned, friends.
What type of clothing and accessory pieces have you been wearing most this month?
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