Monday, May 21, 2012

maternity clothes

 I wore 14 (or maybe a few more if I forgot anything) pieces of maternity clothing during the past 35 weeks!  I realized this while putting some laundry (a chore I can't stand to do) away and couldn't believe that number!  Half of them were bought/given to me and the other half were pieces I bought myself.

I'm definitely not a fastionista in any way, but feeling good about how I dressed really helped me get through the emotional struggle of my changing body. Picking out clothes I felt comfortable and good in was key... but all without emptying our bank account.

7 pieces given to me- (all from Motherhood Maternity, except #7)

#1 & 3 were my first pregnancy shirts.  A lady I worked with last year insisted that she would be the one to buy me my first maternity clothes and I'm very grateful she did.  
#2 is a simple long black dress my cousin, Lucy bought for me.
#4 & #6 were given to me by a friend.  I've layered #4 a few times and I'll probably get a few more uses out of it since the weather is getting warmer.
#5 was also given to me by a school friend.  I used to be able to wear it with leggings, but it's more of a shirt now.
#7 is the Seraphine dress I was able to review and love it!

7 pieces I bought myself-

#1 & #2 are the only jeans I bought (Duo from JcPenneys).  One is a full panel and one is an underbelly band.  I got a lot of use out of them in the 1st and 2nd trimester.
#3 & #4 are the only work pants I bought myself.  Liz Lange from Target.
#5 & #6 are from Motherhood and are helping me get through these last few weeks of growing.
#7 is a dress from the maternity section in Kohls.  I bought it for one of my showers and I love it!  Super comfortable!

So besides what's listed above, here are a few other things that have helped me through the past 35 weeks-

1. leggings
2. dresses
3. bigger size in regular clothes
4. yoga pants
5. skirts

And yes.... I know that I still have some growing to do, but I plan to use what I have to make it through. 


Amanda said...

You sound like me! The only things I bought that were maternity were pants (misty old navy). Since the biggest belly I had was winter so I had to buy some pants!!
Good Luck with the last few weeks of
Growing!! Can't wait to see pictures of
Your surfer dude!

Julie said...

Just started reading your blog, found it through another one! But I was totally the same way:) Maternity clothes drive me nuts because they aren't as cute as regular clothes and they cost more!!! Thank goodness for leggings and extra long shirts:) You can make it just a few more weeks!!!!

Kyndal said...

You've looked super adorable throughout your whole pregnancy! I'm sure that it hasn't been easy coming up with a variety of outfits to wear to work every day. Those days are numbered! :)

Mateya said...

I really didn't buy much either which was really nice! I was lucky to be able to get by with lots of leggings and dresses!

The Watts' said...

No matter what you wear you are SOOOOOO cute preggo!!!