Tuesday, March 19, 2013

spring fashion

today's topic of the spring link up party is ... spring fashion!



i'm trying to battle two things: being 22 weeks pregnant, and wondering what weather "spring" will bring this year.

* i've been eyeing this jacket for a month or so & just never bought it. because i thought the weather in march would be nicer. now i wish i would have bought it. every once in a while i go back to it and debate buying it, thinking i could wear it for the rest of march and maybe some of april too depending on the thickness - but its about the same price as a north face. oh north face. i love my north face. i havent been able to wear it since november because it immediately didnt zip up over my boobs & now it surely wont zip up over this belly. so i think i'm just going to go buy a new one (or keep my fingers crossed it comes as a birthday gift!) in a size up from the one i have. i'll be able to wear it after pregnancy as well, unlike the first jacket i've been eyeing. even tho its really cute.



^^ debating on getting a second black one or something different, but either way. must have.



* i love a pop of color. all winter i've really enjoyed wearing my red maternity skinnies & so i hope to follow suit for the spring & summer. i've already tried to get into my mint skinnies from last season, but even with the rubber band trick - it just wont happen :( so im on the hunt for something new. and trying to avoid the ones at GAP for $69.95.

^^ i am loving those shoes too!


* i hate wearing pants. ESPECIALLY maternity pants. its probably from my {lack-of} having an ass issue, but the darn things just do NOT stay up. i swear after every 5 steps i take, i'm trying to scruffle through my winter coat or nudge up under it to pull my pants up. its just not a cute look. as soon as this weather gets nice enough, i'm getting into dresses. midi's, maxi's & all. pants off please. 
{i actually just purchased all 3 of these dresses over the weekend! oops!}

^^ for those date nights with hubby!

^^ im thinking easter, yes?!

^^ in black & white. comfy, casual and chic. i can lounge or run errands in this!


* even tho i hate jeans, its obvious i need a few pair in the wardrobe. besides a colored pair, i LOVE boyfriend jeans. my pair from american eagle has been one of my outfit staples for the last two seasons. & when i was 18w pregnant, i wore them in florida with the rubber band trick. not sure that'll still work though. heels, flip flops - whatever. they have a baggier fit & i just love the comfort. something i can throw on thats a bit dressier than leggings.



^^ i love boyfriend tees too. wardrobe staple!


* shoes are always fun. but i dont know how fat swollen my feet will be getting as i get further into this pregnancy & the weather warms up. howeverrrrr, i do know that i love two things: mint. and shoes. 

^^i want.



i know i dont have shorts listed in this post. i've been trying a few on at maternity stores. (i loved the new maternity pink lacquer ones from the GAP) - but yuck. so i'm not sure i'll be wearing any of those anytime soon. i dont seem to look half as pretty or put together as the models in maternity shorts.

i always feel cuter (more cute?) in spring & summer clothes. dont get me wrong, i love scarves & i love to layer - but only for so long. especially when being pregnant, i rather not bulge up in extra clothing. 

also. since i'm due at the end of july - im trying to find outfits that will also work after baby arrives. things that'll double up for the end of pregnancy in months 7-9 AND 10-12. until i start fall & winter shopping. {the thought of my post partum body terrifies me, its hard to shop for things you havent experienced yet!}

so spring, WHERE ARE YOU!?







7 comments:

  1. I think I was as far along as you last year and I lived in dresses and skirts. I did find one good pair of maternity shorts and bought them in every color. Old Navy tanks were my other best friend!

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  2. OMG! I've been on the hunt for maternity boyfriend jeans. HELP ME FRIEND. :)

    Oh and thanks for linking up! :)

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    1. GAP seems to be the best variety! Kohls online had a few pair as well, and i found one pair at an H&M in florida. I'm continuing the hunt though because a lot of places are sold out in my size so i'll keep you posted on any good options i come across!

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  3. Those nude & mint pumps are so gorgeous!!!

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  4. I love my North Face Denali! I have a black and plum one, I love both!

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    1. isnt it the best?! i miss wearing mine so much! even tho i sometimes think i should get one thats more of a "rain" jacket, i just cant steer away from the denali!

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  5. I love those hot pink pants!! YAY for cute maternity outfits. And that top jacket is awesome!! Great picks!!

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