Since my last outfit post a few weeks ago, my second trimester belly has majorly popped. And although I absolutely think pregnant bodies are beautiful, and I cherish this time more than I can put into words, the truth is that I feel pretty blah most of the time in terms of appearance. I've gained almost 25 pounds already, which is totally fine, and happened last time too, and came off quickly - but it makes it difficult when none of your clothes fit and you don't want to buy an entirely new wardrobe that you'll only wear for a few more months. My solution has been to pick up a good pair of maternity jeans and then just focus on basic pieces I already own that have stretch and/or are loose and comfortable. The outfit I'm wearing here is my basic pregnancy uniform. Yes, it can be boring to wear basically the same thing over and over, but it works.
All of that said, I do (obviously) still want to feel put together even if I am tired and bloated and feeling the pregnancy blahs and don't feel like I look that great in clothes. I've found that a few things will help me achieve this - some blush and eyeliner, painted nails (even if it's just my toes and no one sees them but me), and a great accessory. If it's an accessory that is both practical and stylish - like my new Classic Sheffield watch from Daniel Wellington - then that's a double win.
I actually want to talk about this watch and the company behind it for a minute, because I'm so smitten that I could (truly) shout it from the rooftops. If I had to pick everything I love in a watch design, this would be it. It's ultra minimalistic without being boring, it has a gorgeous large face, and it's comfortable. I feel like it works as much with my legging-dominated pregnancy uniform as it would with a formal dress for a black tie event, and could be worn by my husband as easily as it can by me. And although the Classic Sheffield is my personal favorite, every watch at Daniel Wellington is stylish and versatile. The Scandinavian roots of their company are apparent in the quality and style of their designs, which is another plus for me in terms of my personal tastes. Oh, and did I mention that their wristbands are interchangeable between watches and with one another? Yep. Technically you can have a different watch for every day of the week. That's what I call functional.
Watch: ℅ Daniel Wellington // Cardigan: H&M // Top: H&M // Maternity Jeans: ℅ Kohl's // Sandals: ℅ Trask // Essley Necklace: Best Name Necklace // Hat: similar // Earrings: old
Here's some great news for all of you: the fine folks at Daniel Wellington are offering Bubby and Bean readers 15% off all products on their website with code BUBBYANDBEAN. This coupon is only good through October 15, 2015, so definitely take advantage sooner than later. I don't usually go on and on about one brand or item I'm wearing in an outfit post, but I'm telling you guys, Daniel Wellington watches are something special. I'm ordering a couple for holiday gifts for family - that's how much I love them.
Do you have one special accessory you love that instantly makes you feel put together, regardless of what you're wearing?
This post is in collaboration with Daniel Wellington.
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