First, Happy New Year and welcome to the first official post of 2016! I hope you all had a great long weekend and I wish you guys the very best in the upcoming year. As of now, there is still no baby, but he will be here any day. (Sooner than later works for me, kid!) I was induced early with Essley due to issues with gestational hypertension, so I had some notice, which made it much easier to plan things work-wise and start my maternity leave a little in advance. This time things are more unsure timing-wise, so the tentative plan is to work right up until labor starts, for the most part. I've never been this pregnant and it's admittedly a little hard to get things done but I'm doing my best. My doctor thought I'd have him by now, so my hospital bag is packed and ready to go, as am I. I'll keep you guys posted. And now onto the actual post topic!
Almost a year ago, I had an idea for a new series called What I'm Wearing Now. I'd just put together a reader survey where I received several comments stating that you guys missed seeing my outfit posts, which had admittedly decreased after becoming a mama (and, like always, were especially few and far between in the winter). I started thinking of ways that I could still share what I was wearing at the moment without relying exclusively on my inconsistent outfit posts, and 'What I'm Wearing Now' was born. So once a month, every month, in 2015, I put together a round-up collage featuring some of the clothing and accessory items that I was wearing the most that particular month. And what you see above is a mega collage of all 12 months of these posts. As you can see, there were a lot of repeats from month to month, which actually makes me happy, as I've made a real effort this year to focus on a more minimal wardrobe. You'll also notice that although I always tend to gravitate toward casual pieces, my clothing got more and more comfort-based as my pregnancy progressed. As I type this in pajama pants and a tunic tee, I can confidently say that I am officially ready to get back into regular clothes!
It's fun for me to look an entire year of outfits in once place like this, and I hope you guys enjoy it too. If you're interested in specific clothing pieces and where I got them, you can click on the links above to see each individual month, where links to every item for that month can be found. As of now, I plan to continue this series into 2016 as well. And hopefully once baby is born (any day now you guys, any day) and we're settled in a bit, there will be some new outfit posts as well.
Once again, Happy New Year! I hope this is your best year yet. xo
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