Sunday, September 29, 2013

Navy A-line skirt and Wedge Sneakers / Booties

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Blazer: Zara Skirt: Phillip Lim for Target (here)
| Purse: Kate Spade (similar
| Booties: Zara | Wedge Sneakers: Zara (similar: spend or splurge)

When my husband asked me to be his model to test out his new photography set up, I happily obliged wearing some of my favorite items (new and old). 

Starting with old - my favorite blazer has to be this tweed peplum one from Zara. Also from Zara are these 2 pairs of wedges - I wasn't sure which pair to pick so I tried on both. I'd probably go with the booties for work days, and the sneakers for weekends.

As for new, this navy a-line skirt was one of the few pieces I picked up from the recent and crazy-popular Phillip Lim x Target collaboration line. (I should have steamed this skirt before wearing them to do it justice) The black waist band has elasticity in it, which my belly really appreciated. Unlike many of the items (maternity or not) I routinely wear these days, this is one item I look forward to wearing next summer when my body is (hopefully!) back to its normal size.

Drawn to Kate Spade's simple, sleek and so very utilitarian designs, I had been waiting to get my hands on one for a while now. I finally bought this gray one a couple of weeks ago, and have been using it non-stop for work. Let's just say I cannot be happier with it. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Animal Print Jeggings

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Top: Old Navy Purse: Apt 9 via Kohl's
Jeggings: Old Navy Maternity | Shoes: Winners

The original outfit had the chunky knit sweater that's being held in my hand as the top, but of course I had to spill coke all over it in the movie theater while watching / munching on popcorn. 

I've been missing the various printed pants that I used to wear but can't anymore, so when I saw this pair of animal print maternity jeggings at H&M, I seized the opportunity.  

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Over-sized Sweater

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Sweater: Gap | Sunglasses: Joe Fresh Purse: Dynamite
Jeans: Old Navy Maternity | Shoes: Sketchers

Being pregnant has allowed me to be very liberal when shopping for clothes, this extra large sized Gap sweater is a good example. As a result, I'm enjoying and appreciating oversized clothing more than ever.  I also seem to be very drawn to yellow lately for some reason. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Peplum and Distressed Jeans

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Peplum Top: Zara | Sunglasses & Bracelet: Joe Fresh | Purse: Steve Madden
| Jeans: Old Navy Maternity | Flats: BCBG Paris


I have wanted a pair of boyfriend distressed jeans for a long time, and did not know that it would eventually be at Old Navy's maternity section for me to grab. Like most maternity items, the comfort level is amazing - and the bonus is that it feels effortless and put-together (weird considering the denim is ripped) to a degree.


Monday, September 16, 2013

T-shirt and Stretchy Maxi

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T-shirt: J.Crew | Maxi Skirt: H&M  | Headband: Target
| Purse: Steve Madden  | Shoes: Keds


The trick obvious strategy to having more choices than what is offered by the maternity department or stores: sizing up and going with stretchy items. 

Usually maxi skirts are too long on me, but thanks to the baby bump, this one came to the perfect length. To add a bit more shape to this outfit, I tied the bottom of the t-shirt up into a little knot (using a thin elastic hair band) and tucked it under the bump. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Baby Bump: Ruffled Skirt and Simple Booties

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Cardigan: RW&Co | Skirt: Winners 
| Watch: Michael Kors  | Booties: Winners


This 21 week baby bump is in full reveal from here on out. Instead of describing all the facets and nitty-gritty's, I think I'll just stick to the context here: I am so happy to have found this skirt (sized up as it was not a maternity skirt) and these booties from Winners recently. 

This ruffled skirt reminds me of these Zara ones - but much stretchier, which worked out the best for me. These booties are the first heels I've worn (these low wedges I wore here don't really count) in months. I love the chunky (thus safe) heels, and the simple design with its slightly pointy toe - and they are perfect since the weather in Toronto is getting colder by the day.