Outfit Post: Boucle Bump

I’m interrupting Derby dresses (very momentarily) for a quick bump in the road (sorry that was way cheesy, I can’t help it sometimes).

So I’m still pregnant. 42 days and counting. Honestly, if you asked me how many hours/minutes/seconds I had left, I could probably tell you. Have I mentioned that I’m ready for this to be over yet? I know I shouldn’t complain but I have officially entered the dog days of pregnancy. I’m a giant, the acne is uncontrollable and the amount of things that fit decreases exponentially by the day. On the other hand, I’m still woefully unprepared for baby Reese to actually be here. The preparation to-do list still has way too many unchecked boxes – so I guess I’ll just have to hang in there (May 22nd can’t come soon enough). You’d think I’d be doing a better job my second time around but not so much.

On to the outfit, I bought three pairs of these ZARA leggings (navy, black and gray) way back at the beginning of this ride and they have been serious lifesavers. A week hasn’t gone by where I haven’t broken out at least one pair. They’re not maternity but the placement of the elastic on them made them perfect as I got bigger. They may be finally entering the end of their wear these last few weeks but they were, by far, the best $33 (a piece) I spent over the course of this pregnancy.

Thankfully these Banana Republic basics have also made a great transition from regular wear to maternity wear. And by transition, I mean they still fit. That being said, I’m definitely not against investing in some good maternity basics – especially now that they are getting to be some of the only things that fit.

p.s. – I’ll be back on the Derby train tomorrow and I’ll be posting a Dress of the Day later this afternoon!

Maternity Style * 33 weeks * Stripe Top * Boucle Jacket (1)
Maternity Style * 33 weeks * Stripe Top * Boucle Jacket (3)Jacket & Stripe Silk Blouse: Banana Republic (old, seen in better days here); Navy Leggings/Pants: ZARA (no lie – best pregnancy purchase by far); Cuff Bracelet: Dandelion Boutique; Flats: Old Navy (sold out online but should still be available in stores)
Maternity Style * 33 weeks * Stripe Top * Boucle Jacket (2)
Maternity Style * 33 weeks * Stripe Top * Boucle Jacket (6)
Maternity Style * 33 weeks * Stripe Top * Boucle Jacket (7)p.s. – no i wasn’t sleepy when i took these, my face has swollen up to the level where I always look half-asleep. Nice right?

Photos by Whitney Neal.




Outfit Post: Blue Stripes

It’s about damn time I caught up with a regular post on here. March was a serious whirlwind with birthday fun, a wedding, lots of 9 to 5 work obligations, basketball madness (that continues) and working on getting this baby room ready. Add to that, the fact that I am getting larger by the week (thought it might be over dramatic to say by the day but it’s probably true) and I’m looking forward to a little slower April. That may not be entirely possibly with all the Derby events getting underway. I’m pretty bummed that my favorite time of year here coincides with the dog days of this pregnancy but oh well.

Speaking of Derby, over the weekend I did an exciting shoot with some girlfriends and lots of fabulous Derby outfits. The Derby Dress of the Day feature will be getting a big upgrade in the next few days so stay tuned for some complete, head-to-toe looks.

On to today’s outfit. The warmer temperatures couldn’t have come at a better time in this march to 40 weeks because I’m getting pretty tired of pants. Dresses and the occasional skirt are a welcome relief from all the adjusting that goes with pants/jeans these days. This skirt is a new addition to my increasingly limited wardrobe. It made the cut thanks to it’s price tag (gah i love ya Forever 21), stretchy fabric (obviously) and length. Surprisingly enough, none of the items below is maternity, although this tee probably won’t stay in the rotation too much longer. Thankfully I’ve been able to make lots of stuff work double time, that being said I’m hitting the end of those days and am turning to the stretchy options more and more. I am looking forward to trying this outfit again once I lose the bump. 51 days and counting…

Graphic Print Tee: J.Crew Factory (on sale today, 30% off with code JOKES); Jean Jacket: c/o Paige; Stripe Skirt: Forever 21; Necklace: Forever 21; Sneakers: Superga

Photos by Whitney Neal.

Outfit Post: Big Blue Bloggers

You guys – this weekend is my absolute favorite.

My love for the tournament is a little ridiculous and the amount of brackets I fill out is equally absurd, but I can’t help it – I love love love it. Thankfully, that sentiment is shared by most of the bluegrass state so yesterday as the NCAA Tournament kicked off, productivity around here slowed to a crawl. After a day filled with upsets and big wins, today is finally the day my love, the Kentucky Wildcats, take the floor. Unfortunately, my Cats got the short end of the stick when it came to seeding and game time – 9:45 p.m. tonight – so I’m ready for a long (and anxiety filled) day waiting for tip.

In the mean time, I’ve paired up with some fellow Cats fans and Kentucky alums on a big blue madness post. I’m pretty excited about this collaboration since I adore all of these gals – a couple of whom I knew before they started their blogs – and it’s a lot of fun to finally link up with all of them. If you’re not already following them, add them to your reader STAT.

What to wear for Kentucky Games * Kentucky Blue * Big Blue Bloggers * kentucky bloggersAlex: Lex What Wear | Yours Truly | Krista: Covering the Bases
Katie: Out & Outfit | Steph: White Coat Wardrobe | Shelby: Glitter & Gingham

The tournament is also known as Big Dance and this is my Cats party dress. Last weekend, when the Cats were taking the floor against Georgia, I was sitting at a wedding sporting my game day colors. It used to be a lot harder to find the right color but lately Kentucky blue (otherwise known to the world as Cobalt) has been everywhere – so whenever I find a great item in the right color, I grab it up.

I won’t be wearing this tonight when the Cats take on Kansas St. (it will be more like Kentucky sweatpants) but I’ll definitely be wearing it again to show my school pride at summer and fall weddings. P.S. – You can probably tell from the pleats popping out but this isn’t a maternity dress. It’s made of a great, thick, stretchy cotton though so it worked with the bump for now and will hopefully, be just as cute post-bump.

Blue & Black Stripe Dress: Banana Republic (on sale + an extra 30% off with code BRSPRING30); Cobalt Blue Heels: c/o Sole Society (no longer available but these are the same great color and on sale!); Pink Stripe Clutch: c/0 Sole Society (old – seen here)

Photos by Whitney Neal.

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