Sweater: Ann Taylor / Shirt: Gap / Skirt: Motherhood Maternity / Handbag: Chanel / Shoes: Banana Republic
I normally wouldn't post such an ordinary outfit post like this but I've been getting questions on how I've been dressing the bump for court/suit outfits and this is it. I think I've discussed how particular I am about dressing for court but to sum it up, I always feel the need to dress my most professional--fashionable or not. Obviously, I prefer to look stylish but, honestly, clients pay their hard earned money for me to represent them so when it comes to dressing for court, I dress for the job not for me. Maybe that will change more as I grow older but, lately, it has definitely changed as my bump grows larger. I like to tuck my shirt in for court but that just isn't possible anymore. Now, I can't tuck my shirts in and my jackets don't button up. But that's okay. Before pregnancy, I felt more comfortable going to court with my shirt tucked in, jacket buttoned but now, I'm more comfortable with a loose fitting shirt and my jacket undone. I think Judges understand too that I don't mean to disrespect the court by not buttoning my jacket.
I thought a lot about this last week when I was sitting outside the courtroom waiting for my case to be called. I looked down and saw my jacket unbuttoned but knew I could do anything about it since I haven't purchased a maternity suit. Maybe a minute later, my stomach felt like popcorn popping inside which I thought was odd until I remembered that I'm not alone. There's a little baby in there kicking and moving around and it's the first time I'm literally feeling it! Doesn't that just sound so cheesy?! It really is what I thought at that time though. It was a good court day.