:: Dress // Bag // Slides // Sunnies ::
One bogus thing about pregnancy style is that you can’t always participate with current trends. I miss high-waisted jeans, and I miss them bad. I am however extending the length of time I can wear dresses since they are the simplest when pulling myself together. I had been on the hunt for a tank dress for a while and while there are a million and one options out there, when I saw the detailing of this dress I knew it was the one! I can’t say I’m fully supportive of all the 90’s trends that have arisen this season but this is one that I dig. I love that it extends the wear of your tank dresses into fall while also providing me with more coverage in areas that are necessary right now.
:: Dress (sadly, sold out!), Bag, Shoes ::
With the weather still at crazy high temps I’m so thankful for dresses during this stage of pregnancy. Shorts and pants are great but just not as comfortable and easy as throwing on a dress and heading out the door. I’ve official embraced the bump and letting her just hang out. There was a time that I felt so in between that it looked more like a tummy than a pregnancy belly so at 31 weeks, feeling like I’m in a better position to let her go. The thing that I really liked about this dress is that it’s pulled and or ruched in the right areas. At first glance, it could be lame and totally “traditional maternity” but I more or less thought it was a classic and paired with a little edgier shoe – so it was a win for me. I bought it just before our trip to Paris so I could wear it on a date night and since it’s jersey I was a tad concerned (not my favourite material for dresses!) but it packed so well and was very versatile.
:: Top, Pants (similar), Sunnies, Sandals (similar) ::
Loose and flowy is totally my jam these days. At 21 weeks preggo (also, I am now one of those people that talk in weeks, I’m sorry, I’m sure it’s a little annoying but things do change week to week now!) I’ve fully outgrown any pants with a waistband and have resorted to drawstrings and elastics. As someone who tends to not enjoy tight clothing, I thought I would love being in maternity style but to be honest, I don’t really love it! I had cute rompers and waist cinching summer pieces that I can no longer reach for which really limits things. But, it’s short lived and I’m trying to make the best of it I can. Both of the top and pants I’m wearing weren’t maternity clothing but fit well enough and were comfortable to pair together. Oh and great news! My hair can be worn wavy again!! Oddly enough, I was finding that when left to its own devices, it would dry in such a way that wasn’t great and I would have to blow out again however after a little wavy spray – she’s back. I’m happy since it’s a super easy and carefree summer look.
:: Tunic, Jeans, Shoes, Sunnies ::
I had the hardest time packing for Morocco. The temperature was constantly changing so that called for layers and I needed to ensure to maintain a certain level of modesty. When shopping in advance of my trip, I spotted this tunic at Free People and immediately thought it was made for Marrakech! I love the fluidity of it, the embroidery details and I’m always a fan of white. Worn on a sunny day, I was warm enough and my scarf helped. I’m hoping to share a whole other post on what to pack so stay tuned if you’re planning a trip (which I definitely think you should!). I can’t wait for warmer weather at home to wear it again.
Photos by Cassandra Lavalle
:: Coat (similar), Sunglasses, Denim Shirt (similar), Jeans (similar) ::
Being the coat fanatic I am, I’m always looking for some style or other that doesn’t already exist in my closet. For years I have been looking for a chic, longer in length camel coat. It’s the ultimate classic and shockingly, it’s warm enough for our winter this year! Seriously, it’s 10 degrees outside today. I first came across this coat in Club Monaco and after trying it on and feeling it’s weight, I knew my search was over. I paired it with some double denim to keep it casual and the mini bouffant that is happening in my hair isn’t really meant to be there. I really only noticed after the fact and well, there it is.
In this steal or splurge series, I visit one of the trends I’m most excited about. We’ve seen them on the runways over the last couple of seasons and I for one am loving them, they are practical and oh-so cool and yay for us – now accessible. I spotted these leopard printed sneaks from Céline and fell for them, love the stark difference of the animal print and the white sole, the calf hair and how they were effortlessly paired with unexpected outfits. I’m unsure of the exact price of the Céline pair however, judging from their other items, I know they aren’t in my budget. The ones from Steve Madden however are within reach and already in my closet – just waiting to be worn.