Inspiration - "Mellie Grant" Scandal
While I listened to an especially long & boring conference call about corporate bonus plans last week I zoomed through an entire season of Scandal on my computer taking screencaps of all of Mellie Grant's maternity wear. I figure if it's dressy enough for a pretend President's wife to wear around the fake White House - it should be on the formal side of office business casual for me. (I have a week long work trip to Germany coming up mid-September that I need to figure out.) Mellie's maternity style on the show seems to be pencil skirts, pretty blouses and completer pieces of cardigans & jackets. Right up my alley.
My pink blouse is actually a non-maternity blouse that I almost never wear because it (was) too big on me and I go back and forth on love/hate with the big ruffle. But that now I have such slim pickings for work blouses it is welcome in the rotation just for variety's sake.
Week 18 update
Doctor appointment went well. Everything looks healthy. Baby girl was wiggling around on sonogram. When I expressed concern that I am gaining weight at a rate that might put me slightly past the 25-35 lb range the (very fit) doctor said the range is a little like a speed limit - recommended but everyone goes a little fast which made me feel better.