Style: April ’09

Oh, April. My last month being pregnant, hooray! One last maternity look before I have to start dressing 24-7 for easy boob access.

Style: April '09

I like this maternity shirt dress, and of course it’s easy to find shirt dresses like this one for the majority of you that are not currently pregnant. I often wear simple dresses because when the dress is understated, everything else stands out. For jewelry, I would wear something like this pink and gold pearl bracelet on one side and this lovely ring on the other.

I hadn’t bought a new purse since early last year (I bought the one in my very first style post), so when I fell in love with this yellow ruffled purse I decided to splurge. In fact, in that post I was talking about how I’d rather buy one quality item than five less than stellar cheapies, and I’ve stuck with that!

OK… until I got to the shoes. These little white flats are cheapies, but they’re so cute! And comfortable! And I needed a pair of shoes in a larger size because I can’t very well walk around barefoot in public and none of my other shoes fit at this point. Besides, I don’t think every item needs to be an investment piece – a nice mix of high and low is always nice. Wouldn’t you agree?

34 Responses to “Style: April ’09”

  1. Paula April 2, 2009 at 12:22 am #

    Super cute! I love your style editions. The flats are adorable and that purse is delightful :)

  2. Nancy D. April 2, 2009 at 12:33 am #

    Agreed! Love the purse

  3. kristy April 2, 2009 at 2:16 am #

    This is such a gorgeous outfit it almost makes me wish I was still pregnant (almost!). I hope this is your last month of pregnancy, going two weeks over is way more uncomfortable than you can imagine – ask me how I know…. Best wishes for what’s coming up for you

  4. Gillian April 2, 2009 at 3:50 am #

    I’m sure your beautiful little girl will be along shortly. 9 months is only an average – your daughter can be perfectly ready to come at 8 or a couple of weeks over! From a stranger –  I’m certain everyone who has been inspired by you is thinking of you and wishing you well

  5. Emily S April 2, 2009 at 5:23 am #

    I’m going to miss your maternity style posts – i’ve still got about 3 1/2 months to go!

  6. Fiona April 2, 2009 at 6:47 am #

    I think your style posts are so fun. Love the bracelet, although I would worry a bit about the crocheted beads getting dirty because they are so light and I end up banging away on my keyboard 90% of the workday. Love the purse!

  7. jenn ski April 2, 2009 at 7:46 am #

    ooo i love that bag!

  8. lindsay April 2, 2009 at 7:46 am #

    ooooh yes i have that dress and it is very cute!

  9. Lisa April 2, 2009 at 9:30 am #

    Love your style posts! Be very thankful you get to give birth soon. I’m not due til Sept. 1st so I have to suffer through summer in NYC. Bleh! Any style tips for that? Besides sitting at home in my underwear. Hehe. :)

  10. Amanda April 2, 2009 at 9:58 am #

    I buy cheapies all the time, especially in little flats. I mix and match them with everything! The purse is especially cute, too. I think it would be really awesome if you did style posts for baby clothes, too!!

  11. katie April 2, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    I would totally agree! and I LOVE that bag. If I didn’t already have an impractical yellow bag I’d get that one for sure!

    I LOVE these posts that you put together! LOVE them!

  12. Ali April 2, 2009 at 10:23 am #

    love that yellow bag

  13. Heather April 2, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    Love, Love, Love this outfit! Maternity or not :)
    I miss wearing maternity clothes…I always felt more stylish while I was pregnant for some reason.
    The bag is fabulous and the shoes are adorable (especially the price).
    You may want to think about a really comfy (and large) pair of flip flops (or slip ins) to wear home from the hospital.
    I came home wearing my brothers slip on Nike flipflops because nothing else would fit on my feet (he wears a size 10 mens). I was a size 8.5 prior to babies…now a 9.5.

  14. A Merry Mishap April 2, 2009 at 11:04 am #

    Easy boob access, you’re right! I’m due in Sept and so I’ll have to plan on dressing for that too!!

  15. jbhat April 2, 2009 at 11:09 am #

    What a lovely board.

    As a former breastfeeder, I found that I sort of hated the “made for breastfeeding” tops. They were just sort of too complicated. I did it just fine wearing my regular clothes when I was out and about. You’ll figure it out.

  16. Kristin Friesen April 2, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

    When I was pregnant I wore my flats to work all through my pregnancy and as my feet got bigger my flats stretched out… so now they are way to big for my now shrunken feet.

    Good luck with everything, can’t wait to see pictures of the little bebe!

  17. kim April 2, 2009 at 12:13 pm #

    I mix high and low. I love designer stuff, but 99% of the time I’ll wait until it goes on sale. I just did a closet dump and got rid of tons of stuff. It feels good to just have a few key pieces you love and wear over and over.

    Thanks for your wonderful posts. I love reading them…although you’ve caused quite a few shopping trips, and a total redo of my craft room. (I love it now!) :-)

    Best wishes with your baby! She’ll be a blessing to you and your hubby!!!!!!

  18. Katie April 2, 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    I like this outfit! It seems very easily comfortable (which is a must when pregnant) and yet very pretty.

    And the “easy boob access” made me laugh. It’s so true.

  19. Camilla April 2, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    That’s a really pretty outfit. Can I recommend getting a poncho? I know that sounds really unfashionable but there are some nice ones. It makes breastfeeding when out and about much easier as it lessons the exposure risk and baby can be tucked up there whilst you keep warm.

  20. Diana @ Please Sir April 2, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    Love the bag – wishing you the best of luck!

  21. Valerie April 2, 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    I have that bag, too! It was also my splurge for the season — I hemmed and hawwed about it for weeks before ordering it. We don’t have an Anthro where I live, so I had to order it via the web. I love how soft it is, and I think it will actually be a nice color for the fall as well…:)

  22. erin April 2, 2009 at 4:35 pm #

    Beautiful! I’m going to miss your style posts (heck, I’m going to miss all the posts!) when you have that kiddo and you’re tired, but take your time. I’ll be here when you come back. :)

    And, looking forward to the “easy boob access” style posts, as we’re about 3 weeks behind you and I detest “nursing” clothes. You can help keep me stylish, hah!

  23. Joelle April 2, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

    I love your posts! I’ve only recently started reading, but decided to take a few days and start at the beginning. I’m a new mom (my daughter is 4 months old!) so I understand the need for “easy boob access” clothing. Can’t wait for your stylish tips!

  24. leslie rogers April 2, 2009 at 6:34 pm #

    You have such lovely style!

  25. Bethany April 2, 2009 at 9:10 pm #

    easy boob access is imperitive! :) The anthropologie bag is so cute – egads, isn’t *all* of their stuff cute?? :)

  26. CHERYLE April 2, 2009 at 9:15 pm #

    very cute…everything. A word to the wise…..after you have the baby…and you are home and indoors alot…KEEP WEARING SHOES!! I made the mistake of going barefoot and because your foot, as the rest of your body did, softened and stretched out. They will go back if you wear shoes and force them back into submission. I was a half size larger and had to give away 200 pairs of shoes!!!

  27. Desiree Fawn April 2, 2009 at 11:39 pm #

    I can’t wait to meet your little sprout ^_^

  28. Vanessa April 3, 2009 at 9:04 am #

    Not sure if you know or not but your element cards are in the April / May issue of Readymade Magazine.
    Congrats! Best of luck with the new bundle…

    Tried sending you an email with this info but your submission page is having problems….

  29. Lea April 3, 2009 at 9:35 am #

    If you can afford it that’s all that really matters. Buying five cheap things or one quality expensive thing is all the same to me.

  30. emily April 3, 2009 at 11:41 am #

    Where was that adorable dress when I was pregnant?

  31. Jess LC April 3, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    Such a great color combination! I like the bright colors with the muted dress. And those shoes… those shoes! Too cute.

  32. Chelsea April 4, 2009 at 6:08 pm #

    That yellow purse is too cute! I am afraid of the price, though, being Anthropolgie!

  33. jaime April 6, 2009 at 9:17 am #

    I can’t wait to see your stylish breastfeeding posts! I just had my baby a week ago and am mostly sitting around at home in my PJs. As far as nursing in public, my lactation consultate gave me this awesome cotton muslin swaddle that has been great for covering up without feeling like I’m going to sufficate the babe (Like I do with a flannel or stretchy cotton wrap).

  34. erin April 6, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    count me as another who’s hoping you’ll do a few stylish nursing outfits posts! my baby is only 17 days old, so i enjoyed following your pregnancy while i was pregnant myself! here’s hoping that you’ll meet your little peanut any day now, and that things will go as close to perfect as possible.

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