"It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday...."
Sorry. I couldn't resist a little Rebecca Black love.
Weekend is upon us everyone! Last week of summer is over baby! So happy I survived and am still around to blog about it. :)
I wanted to quickly answer a few random questions I never answered. I finally set things up so that my blog comments go straight to my e-mail (should have done that FORever ago) so from now on it will be so much easier for me to answer your questions. Sorry if you've asked me something and I never got back to you! I always blame my inability to stay on top of my e-mails/comments on baby #3, however, baby #3 is looking less and less like a baby lately so I figure it's time to either come up with a better excuse or get on the ball!
Several of you asked where my mom bought the princess bedding when I shared the girls' rooms at my mom's house. I believe she bought it at Target. Gotta love Target. She bought it several years ago though so I don't know if they still carry it. I know the princess castle shower curtain was from Target and the bead board bookshelf in the room with the bunk beds was from a specialty furniture store in her area. I think that store has since gone out of business though. (bummer too because it was a cute store..)
Here's a Fashion Friday question...
"I love Fashion Friday! Got any maternity ideas to share? I know you're past that now and probably blocked it from your mind forever..."
Loved this. Yes. Definitely blocked all things pertaining to maternity clothes from my mind forever! ;) Seriously I was such a beast this last pregnancy! My "annoying" post summed it up. Everything bugged me. I really don't know how Kenny survived.
But the clothes! I actually think maternity clothes can be fun! This was my strategy with maternity clothes this last time around. First I wore my regular clothes for as long as I possibly could (which wasn't that long).
Then I invested in two really good pairs of maternity jeans. Some boot cut Joe jeans with a lighter wash and then some dark skinny jeans from the Gap. I wore those two pairs of jeans everywhere with everything. They cost a bit more than I really wanted to spend on maternity clothes, but good fitting jeans make such a difference in the way you feel about yourself (at least for me) so that's where I chose to spend a little more. Then I just bought inexpensive tops that were comfortable that I could wear again and again. I bought most of my shirts at Gap Maternity.
Here's some of my best pregnancy fashion advice -- accessorize! If you're pregnant in the Fall, wear your Fall boots. Add funky jewelry/headbands - anything you can do to avoid looking like you don't care anymore. (I know - it's easy to not care anymore when you're gaining weight at the speed of light.) Don't over do it, obviously, but a fun pair of shoes or a great necklace can make those plain maternity clothes appear super stylish.
Especially play it up during the second trimester. That's when you feel good and look cute pregnant. As opposed to first trimester when you just look fat, not pregnant and third trimester when you look miserable pregnant. Because you are. (Totally speaking from my own experience here.) The second trimester is a fun time to dress cute and show off your belly.
(Extremely close to due date. Butt was as big as my stomach.)
(baby shower with my cute friends)
When I hit the third trimester, I tired to avoid sweats when I was out and about (as tempting as it was) and I wore a lot of dresses. I bought a few dresses that covered everything and then some and I lived in them. My other best piece of advice -- notice the tie at the top of my stomach in the grey dress above? It's always more flattering to buy something like this that makes it appear as though you have some sort of shape left. I found that fitted clothes were a lot more flattering than buying huge clothes that covered everything. Clothes like that just make you look even bigger. Look for clothes that pull in fitted above your belly.
1) Invest in a good pair of jeans (when I was pregnant with Ellie and teaching school I invested in a couple of good pairs of slacks). Straight legged pants are more flattering than baggy ones.
2) Accessorize (focus on the shoes and jewelry)
3) Don't hide your belly under baggy clothes, show it off with slim, fitted shirts.
4) Especially enjoy the second trimester. It's your time to shine!
5) Eat as much as possible and enjoy it!!! You can work it off later!!! (Not really good advice but something I lived by with each of my three pregnancies.)
Hope that helps all of you cute pregnant ladies! May the force be with you.
Since we're heading back to school next week I thought I'd share a few cute things I picked up for my girls...
I also found these darling flats for Ellie at Children's Place. So cute for skirt days! I was really bummed they didn't have Addie's size. Also bummed they didn't have my size. :)
Happy back to school everyone!!!