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-
3. bigger size in regular clothes
4. yoga pants
And yes.... I know that I still have some growing to do, but I plan to use what I have to make it through.