Thursday, September 11, 2014

outfit post maternity: polka dot blouse, jean jacket, black jersey pencil skirt

(20 weeks)
Inspiration - Old Navy

Busy busy week this week. Normal work routine. House guests all weekend. Around the house major closet clean out in guest-to-become-baby room (nesting?), new a/c installed (old one was from the 80s), cable issues fixed (took sooooo long) and had a bunch of power washing done outside. Plus leaving for Germany for week long work trip on Sunday. Phew!

I am loving big button down shirts over pencil skirts/maternity pants at this phase in my pregnancy. Only thing is I feel like my proportions are weird if I only wear a shirt & skirt so despite the heat I've been topping all my outfits with a jacket or cardigan 'completer piece' which makes me feel more balanced & pulled together. Good thing my office keeps the a/c to arctic during the Florida summers!

Week 20 update
Yay! Halfway there! Seems like I've been pregnant forever already but know I still have quite a ways to go. Just glad things have been healthy & strong to this point.

Recent developments:
  • My main cravings have been arugula & melon salads and ice cream/anything sugar.
  • Had a few days in a row last week where my emotions were slightly overwhelming (melancholy/sad) but seemed to have returned to normal levels again.
  • Maybe have felt a baby wiggle or two? Nothing distinct. 
  • Getting bigger and bigger - especially the boobs. They are a little ridiculous.
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11 comments:

  1. Hey MK, I just have to say that I love your materninity posts! I am at the very same stage in my pregnancy and not only do I love your outfits as usual but your personal comments, too. Just great to hear from a busy business professional that she experiences the same struggles and emotional swings as I do. Oh and as for a completer piece: I am the same and heavily rely on my black or white open sleeveless blazer/vest to round out most outfits. All the best from Germany!

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    1. Thank you so much! It makes me really happy to hear that these posts are useful to you! Congratulations to you on your pregnancy! :)

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  2. You look adorable!! Love the polka dots/denim combo.

    20 weeks was when I really got over my nausea and started feeling really good. Pregnancy cravings are so funny--arugula is very specific!! I had a number of cravings and they each lasted around a week. Lemonade, plain pasta, hot tamales (the candy), berries, and turkey sandwiches. Random, right? Hope you continue to feel good!

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    1. Thank you! That is so interesting to hear what a variety of things you craved. Very very specific too! :)

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  3. I have all the pieces of this outfit, except the shoes. I'm not pregnant but will use this combination/outfit. I really like it.
    20 weeks, halfway there! Hope things continue to go smooth for you. And have fun in Germany, I know, you'll be working, but still :)
    G Salazar.

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you can use the outfit as non-maternity inspiration!

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  4. That is such a cute outfit! And I'm impressed you're still in heels! I was in flats (and flats only!) way before 20 weeks. Although my feet grew too, so my heels were so uncomfortable.

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    1. Yeah - the wedges haven't lasted. Flats only from here on out. :)

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  5. This is my favorite maternity outfit so far! I love the denim + polka dots.
    You look great :)

    Safe travels!

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