Visible Monday: Foundation
Last Monday’s post was a lament/rant about the lack of maternity style out in the world. Thank you all for your creative advice and recommendations. Because of you I saw the light! I decided to get a grip, take a long, hard look at what I already own and lift my finger off the panic button.
In January we left Bermuda and moved to Madison with just our suitcases. We didn’t get our household goods until April.
From January to April this is what I wore, this was my 100 Day Wardrobe:
I wasn’t setting any trends but everything fit, looked stylish and kept me warm. As I was (desperately, despairingly) trying to get pregnant I couldn’t bear the thought of buying regular clothes, so I made sure what I did own was comfortable, quality stuff. 100 Days. It worked well so I decided to apply that same philosophy to my 280 Day Maternity Wardrobe – I don’t need a lot, I just need a stylish foundation. After last week’s post, I culled through every single cold weather clothing item I owned. I tried everything on to determine its flexibility and comfort and ended up with this:
I separated these clothes from everything else in my closet so I wouldn’t be tempted into wearing something that doesn’t work/fit. I’ve now got solid pieces that make me feel good and will get me through this pregnancy, including two maternity dresses I had with Arlo. I’ve purchased a maternity tank top to go under my cardigans and two additional pairs of the maternity jeans I already own. A couple more shirts are pretty necessary but now I feel I can search for some real gems instead of just grabbing any old thing out of desperation and spending the rest of the day feeling crappy about myself.
Speaking of gems, let’s get to Visible Monday:
This top was a panic purchase from Amazon. I was unsure of the color and the fabric (viscose) but it was on sale so I went for it. I think it showcases the bod very nicely, is super fem and looks great with my jeans and boots. Maternal America, Size L
Dusty Rose is a tough shade to compliment so I kept it in the family by lining my eyes in the most purple shade I own, Mac’s Atlantic Blue:
Happy to be over the style bump hump and send you off to more Visible Monday here!