I have exciting news - 9 Months of Style is moving! Well, not really moving (it will still remain here on Tumblr, but my blogging is moving). Now that I have had the baby, my 9 Months of Style has expired … it’s now time for the rest of the story that happens post-pregnancy.
May I present 9 Months and Beyond! My new website that will still feature fashion of course, but will have a whole slew of other posts related to my new adventures in motherhood! I hope that you will follow me on my new journey.
I’m back from stomach flu hiatus. I was totally wrecked for four days with everything horrible that the stomach flu brings. I was convinced I was going to throw Chico up, but the wonderful nurses at labor and delivery told me over the phone that I was okay and to just stay hydrated. Thank God for the ability to call and get advice from them!
Okay- but now on to the fashion. I saw a great video by Rebecca Wolf of “Girls Gone Child,” once on the wonder of wearing a unitard postpartum and thought it made sense, but I figured - why wait for postpartum when I can attempt the Uni NOW?!
Did I walk out of the house wearing the Unitard only - NO, DUH! But I do want to point out that not only does it hold your belly all nice and comfy, but it also keeps the girls in check so you don’t have to worry about them popping out all crazy under a dress or shirt.
I threw on an old H&M number over it and some Minnetonka booties and BAM - done.
The last shot is just me being insane. Wearing a Unitard sent me on a sentimental journey to my college modern dance days - “FOSSE FOSSE JAZZ HANDS!”
Cardigan: Striped Grey & Coral Maternity Cardigan - Old Navy
Bottoms: Leggings - Motherhood Maternity
Shoes: Fold-over Boots - Madden Girl
For those who follow me, you may have noticed that my style posts have waned. Some of it has to do with the holidays and a cold that struck me miserable, but most of it has to do with the fact that I’ve hit the 30 lbs weight gain mark and wearing “real” clothes kinda sucks.
It could be because I’m having a boy, or it could just be my body type - but the weight gain feels mostly in my thighs and booty. Yes, my stomach has grown, but it mostly goes out in front of me. I can still see my feet and still don’t look pregnant from behind. Nothing is more uncomfortable then squeezing big thighs into skinny jeans … I have come to learn.
Leggings are the closest thing to comfort (and still acceptable out of house attire), but once you are 8 months + pregnant I recommend only wearing the type that go over your belly. Any pants or leggings that go under your tummy when you are this big only make you have to pee (more).
Merry Christmas! 8 months pregnant and still trying to hold on to fabulosity. Not easy, but possible.
Dress: ASOS Maternity
Tights: Old Navy Maternity
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini
Coat: ASOS Maternity
Per usual ASOS Maternity knocks it out of the park not only style-wise, but comfort level. I wore this thing all day and didn’t feel constricted or uncomfortable. At 8 months comfort is really the main thing and unfortunately wearing men’s pj bottoms aren’t really “holiday family appropriate."
Now these old navy maternity tights was my first try of maternity tights. They were really soft and comfortable (at first). I was dying after 8 hours of wearing them though - not really the tights fault, but wearing anything that skin tight and clingy is not fun.
First time wearing my ASOS coat because let’s get real - I’m in LA - how cold does it really get? But it was good last night (low 50’s - early 40’s) and made me feel fancy despite feeling big.
Hope ya’ll had a great holiday with your families.
Top: H&M Blouse & Tank underneath Liz Lange Maternity for Target
Bottoms: ASOS Maternity Skinnies
Shoes: Bass Sandals
So almost on a nightly basis I get this crazy nesting bug and either want to clean, organize or clean or organize some more. I recently decided to try on everything in my closet and figure out what was still wearable and what needed to either be put away for awhile or just shoved to the back of the closet. I discovered some stuff that I thought I wouldn’t really look good over my bump actually did, so that was fun. I felt like I increased my wardrobe without having to spend money. This white blouse is a perfect example of something that (with a tank underneath to extend the length) still fits nicely!
Also just a quick tip - if you have jeans that aren’t super skinny at the end you should roll them up a bit if wearing them with flats or sandals. It just looks neater and more fashion forward.