This season I’m all about neutral tones and pieces that are easy to mix and match.  True, not as inspired and interesting as I would normally go for, but stretching my wardrobe is a must right now.  Items like this cute polka dot sweater add a bit of personality while still being extremely comfortable. (Comfort is essential at this stage of my pregnancy. I can’t believe I only have 7 weeks until my due date.)   A bit of sparkle and shine can elevate even the simplest of  looks.

Sweater: c/o Old Navy maternity, Pants: Motherhood Maternity, Clutch: c/o Plum, Necklace: Karen Telio

 

I adore pouring over the glossy pages of my newest fall issues to see what treasures are in store.  What colours are being shown?  What are the silhouettes?  Have skirt lengths finally gotten longer? (one can only hope)  A new season brings new fashion, shopping, and a frenzy of trying to be the It-Girl with the latest of everything.  Rather than trying to reinvent myself every season, common sense  has me infusing small bits of trends into my closet all while reworking what I already have.

My Fall New-Mom Look inspiration.  I’m planning on items with casual comfort and wash-ability.    I’m thinking soft jersey’s, embellished sweatshirts, flats, denim, tees, and cozy layers.

Perhaps it’s shopping maturity, having other financial responsibilities, my age, or the strain on my wallet that has me now more concerned with dressing for myself instead of for others.  Dressing for others often resulted in strange purchases of items that would get worn once due to feeling ridiculous in them.   It was easy to over shop as one piece purchased would need multiple other components, that I of course didn’t own, to make it work.  Now, I first turn to my already existing wardrobe where I edit, purge, and discover all my wardrobe can offer me.  Of course there is always a missing item (or five) that need to be purchased and added in for an update.  However, my shopping choices are now made with practicality, budget, and my lifestyle in mind.   Can’t say I’ll be rocking the very cute Miu Miu polka dot dresses to breastfeed in.  (Although they do don a half zipper right at the bust.  Hmm??)

Freeing myself of the one-up-manship of  trying to look cuter than everyone else in the mandatory blogger Zara skort and JCrew sequin tee…is well, just that.  Freeing.  I do not live by the “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” mentality.  I’m more of a why try and  beat ‘em, just do something different.  With an ever changing figure this season, I’m not exactly sure what my personal style will look like in the upcoming months.  The only think I do know, I plan to look like me and feel good doing it.

Photos sourced from some of my favorites: Motherhood Maternity, Old Navy, Nicole Bridger, Sam Edelman, J Crew, Joe Fresh, and H&M

 

 

With the arrival of September and showers I’ve been forced to start planning my wardrobe strategy for the remainder of my pregnancy.  I’m in the home stretch (less than 2 and a half months to go), but constant hot flashes and my switch over to maternity underwear (overshare?), are making me want to stick to barely there summer fabrics.  To make the transition, I’m opting for light weight pieces, bare legs, and richer/darker hues.  I have had this little black skirt by Metalicus for years.  It’s always been a go-to item for me, but I think I will be grabbing it even more often this Fall.  (So grateful I also own it in grey.)   All hail the stretchy tube skirt.  How are you making the transition from Summer to Fall?

Tank: Motherhood Maternity, Denim Shirt: Joe Fresh, Skirt: Metalicus, Clutch: Co-Lab, Necklace: Joe Fresh, Ring: LowLuv

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