April 12, 2013

Navy Polka Dots and Stripes

I really wish that more mainstream stores had maternity options.  I spent a good portion of my day adjusting/pulling this top down since the fit is off now that my belly is in the way.  My necklace was also being quickly swallowed up by my ummmm ever growing chest (very new to me!)  I've been remixing and using the different maternity clothes that I have with pre-pregnancy clothes which seemed to work.  Now, tops are just not fitting as comfortably unless they are loose cotton or side ruching (basically maternity tops).  I may buy a couple maxi dresses for the summer but I'm done buying anything else maternity since I'm already pretty far along.  Any ladies and mommas out there have advice on comfort during the summer months while 8-9 months pregnant?

 Top: J Crew Factory  /  Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Skirt: Gap Maternity  /  Shoes: Ann Klein via Macys  /  Handbag: LV Neverfull GM  /  Necklace: Ebay


  1. I worked up until the day before I was induced in August nearly 2 years ago. Since I was inside in the air conditioning all day, the heat was no problem. I just kept a box under my desk to keep my feet a little elevated to avoid swelling.

  2. I delivered Jack last July. I lived in maxi dresses and long tank tops/maternity denim shorts (had not worn denim shorts in forever!). I stayed in the dark a lot in those last few weeks, drinking very cold water and eating Popsicles!

  3. I delivered my Jack...hehe..at the end of June and I know this sounds odd but stay as active as possible. I guess everyone if different but with my oldest I walked every now and again and propped my feet up at the end of the day....with youngest I was on my feet all day and they really didn't swell as much. A foot rub by the hubby most nights helped with both...you can tell your hubby that ;)

  4. I can't help with maternity clothing ideas, but I can relate to the necklace-swallowing bosom! I have to be very careful about the length of necklaces, or they just disappear into my cleavage! So awkward...

  5. You look great Maria! I was full term in the winter but my friend lived in maxi dresses when she was full term in the warmer months.

  6. Cute pattern mixing! I have the same Gondola blouse and love it. I'll have to try styling it the same way you have here with a patterned cardi. Very classy :D

  7. Maxi dresses were the best for me, long tanks with two black maternity gap bottoms were my best friends on the last 3 months and some of my friends too wore maxi dresses.

  8. I would strongly recommend maternity tanks. I was able to stretch a few longer non-maternity shirts by wearing long maternity tanks underneath (to keep the belly covered). If you get the right styles/colors, tanks are also great under non-maternity cardigans and jackets. The maternity tanks I bought were also nursing tanks and were great to wear alone around the house after baby arrived, or to provide a little extra coverage when nursing in places that I wasn't super comfortable with. I had a couple Bravado nursing tanks (one in white and one in black); they were pricy, but I definitely got my wear out of them.

    1. That's a good idea. I can wear them post pregnancy too so I don't feel like it's a waste. Thank you for your help!

  9. Just know that you will be hot, hotter than you've ever felt in your life! Dress accordingly, even if it doesn't seem that hot one day. Light breezy layers are great, but also keeping items with you to fix sweaty or shiny face, sticky clothes & swollen feet are a must. Unscented powders, Sports Glide for your legs & feet is a lifesaver, and wet wipes!

    The heat will do a number on your feet the most, so keep spare broken in shoes at the office (and a box under the desk to elevate). Swelling feet in shoes that are suddenly cutting your foot arent cool. I had a September baby, summer was hard, the reward is worth it :).


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