Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Marianne: Moving On.

Here's the thing: I really don't have that much in the way of winter maternity clothing. And I am SO SICK OF WHAT I HAVE. So sick of it. Also? I am ready to burn all the maternity tights in the world, and frankly I've had it with pants. HAD. IT. End the tyranny of pants! And so, I pulled out all my cute springy maternity tops and some cardigans, and this is what you get, world. This is what you get.

Desperate times call for tank tops in February.

While I really have had it with maternity pants, I will admit that these full panel Paige jeans are still pretty comfortable. They are a touch big, and so I spend an inordinate amount of time hitching them up, but what are you going to do? Buy new expensive maternity jeans? No. I AM NOT BUYING ANY MORE MATERNITY CLOTHES. I am DONE. This ship has SAILED.
This smile is a lie, but my hair looks nice.

Hopefully spring will arrive here in TN soon and I can wear dresses without tights and I can burn All The Pants, and things will be happy again.

top: Old Navy Maternity (very similar here and similar print in a non-maternity top here)
jersey cardigan: Forever 21 (super cheap similar here)
jeans: Paige Maternity Laurel Canyon (non-maternity version here)
shoes: Frye (similar here and less expensive studded flats here)
necklace: Kate Spade Hello Sunshine (similar Kate Spade necklace here.)

10 comments:

  1. Try the regular Commando opaque tights with the invisible waistband. I wore them until the very end of my last (second) pregnancy and they worked great.

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    1. With my first pregnancy I wore regular tights, but this baby is SOOOO low, I can't keep anything up!

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  2. This outfit is adorable - go with it!!

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  3. I feel ya on the maternity tights--finally bit the bullet and spent some coin on Spanx maternity tights--which I loved the two times I wore them before I got a big fat run up the left leg :(

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    1. I do like the Spanx tights, I have some Assets footless tights and they are super comfortable. BUT I just put a hole in them. Argh.

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  4. And the rest of womankind is WISHING they'd look as fantastic when pregnant. You look so great! But I know what you mean about hating maternity wear - eurgh, so not fun to buy when you know what a limited amount of time you need them. And also, if you really need some the shops will have nothing. When my sister was pregnant in the 90s H&M stocked velvet shorts dungarees with a big bow on the belly for the pregnant laydees. I mean IMAGINE.

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    1. Bani, you are cracking me up! And thank you. I an glad that I don't have to resort to velvet anything with big belly bows. No thank you!

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  5. Mate - I'm Australian, so I'm allowed to say that - you look amazing, but that is one of the heinous parts of pregnancy, the time you can't stand the ten pieces you wear over and over. Comes much quicker the second time too, I think because you are huge so much longer.

    We're currently in negotiations about baby #3 but a few days ago I pulled out those LOATHED MATERNITY JEANS I wore with both babies 1 and 2 and I felt queasy. I know it's a whole new life you're making, but that's closely balanced by the dreaded Gap maternity jeans from 2008.

    (Actually Bani, I would probably rock some velvet-shorts dungarees with bows on the belly if I get pregnant again, just to get out of leggings and maternity jeans. When else could you get away with them?)

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  6. Have you ever used those little adjustable suspenders that clip to the pants and your bra? They totally saved me in in-between stages. Not perfect, but they prevented the need to buy ANOTHER pair of maternity jeans.

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