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Style: Fall ’14

Some seasons feature palettes and silhouettes that I’m not crazy about, and I find myself not being drawn to any of it. The fall stuff that’s making its way to stores now though? So good! The prettiest colors, super-flattering cuts, and plenty of pieces that are feminine without being fussy.

Style: Fall '14

  1. Faraway Necklace, Madewell
    I bought this and the barrette (#7). I’m pretty over all of my old maternity wear by this point (one more month to go!), but the necklace updates my outfits a bit.

  2. Mle Hagen — Undertaker Hat Blanc, Bona Drag
    I wish I was a hat person! I feel like it’s too ‘look’ much on me — a hat and glasses, without long hair to soften the effect. Brandon wears them regularly, but I know that if I bought one, I’d probably wear it twice and then it would just sit in my closet.

  3. Anna Sheffield Rings, Bona Drag
    I’m linking to where I first found the rings above, but if you’re looking for an engagement (or otherwise really special) ring, it’s worth looking directly at the designer’s site too.

  4. Sleeveless Drapey Top, J. Crew
    I wouldn’t have thought much of this if I’d only seen it online, but in the store I fell hard for them in all the different colors. Besides that lilac, “dusty pomegranate” was especially pretty.

  5. Box-Pleat Dress, Zara
    I’d wear this with the hat and necklace.

  6. Louise Bag, Claire V.
    A perfect size, with a luxe mix of materials.

  7. Wide Metallic Barrette, J. Crew
    My hair is growing so quickly right now (thanks, pregnancy and prenatal vitamins!), so I’ve been pinning it back. This barrette is huge, but I quite like having a giant gold bar in my hair.

  8. Graciela D’Orsay Shoes, Anthropologie
    Flats because they’re easy to wear, these because they’re lovely.

  9. Twin Pearl Stud Earrings, Gem
    Ladylike with a little twist.

  10. Fidji ‘L456′ Shoes, Nora’s Shoe Shop
    Excellent summer to fall shoes, and they’d be great when spring comes back around too. These would look good with skirts or with cropped pants, and that heel height is so walkable.

  11. Dolman V-Neck Sweater, Talbot’s
    I saw this in the store window, and it’s perfectly drapey and in the best shade of pink. I’ve had a few sweaters with this same cut over the years, and it’s my favorite — always so flattering, and great with a pencil skirt.

  12. Ivory Box-Pleat Skirt, Banana Republic
    Subtle pleats for the win.

What to Wear When Pregnant and Traveling

What to Wear When Pregnant and Traveling

I wanted to look cute while traveling recently to France and Morocco, but I’m too far along to wear most of my regular stuff and I didn’t want to go out and buy a lot of new clothes. And now I’m posting this while on a quick trip New York. Really though, this post could have just been called “What to Wear When Pregnant,” as it’s pretty much the same thing — traveling or not! Two new pairs of cropped maternity pants have been the mainstay of my wardrobe, but some of what you see me wearing above is from when I was pregnant the first or second time around (or accessories that I’ve had for years), so I found suitable substitutes below.

Dresses

I think the easiest, and often most comfortable thing to wear when you’re pregnant is a dress. No weird elastic band around maternity pants to deal with (ugh), and you look instantly put together.

Maternity Dresses

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Tops and Bottoms

Tunics and cropped pants have been my friends on these trips. Pants in black or white look dressier than jeans, and everything still goes with one or the other. A blazer was handy for chilly nights.

Maternity Tops and Bottoms

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Accessories

Accessories keep me from getting bored with my limited maternity wardrobe, so I like to bring a lot of them with me on trips. And here’s my fashion public service announcement: Pregnant ladies (and ladies that just like good shoes for walking a lot), do yourself a favor and buy those Worishofer sandals. They’re old-lady orthopedic shoes that had their heyday of grandma-chic a couple of years ago, but they’re still cute and they are super comfy.

Shoes and Accessories

Cute Maternity Swimsuits

I’d hoped to stretch the maternity wardrobe I already had since this is my third (and likely last) pregnancy, but this whole ‘summer’ thing is not making that easy. Eleanor was born in late April and August was born in February, so the clothes I had weren’t great for warm weather. I had to add a pair of shorts and a few short-sleeved shirts, and I picked up a few maxi tank dresses too. Also? Summer has necessitated a maternity bathing suit. I have worn my regular one (a red and white polka dot Esther Williams one-piece) while pregnant before, but I was not as far along then as I am now.

At the Pool

Blech, I thought. Maternity swimsuit shopping: do I need to bother? But then I actually found a cute one-piece that looks a lot like my normal suit! And actually, there were several cute options out there.
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