I just have a few photos to link up to the Pleated Poppy's WIWW party this week...
Long-sleeve black top: Motherhood Maternity
White vest: Kenneth Cole from Goodwill
Shoes: Crocs Outlet
Long-sleeve top: Motherhood Maternity
Short-sleeve jacket: Forever 21 from Plato's Closet consignment
Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft from Goodwill
Shoes: Nine West from Goodwill
Some of you have asked if I have any tips for shopping at Goodwill or for looking good while pregnant. While I am not a fashion expert by any stretch of the imagination, there are some things I've learned along the way.
Since I've started shopping at Goodwill on a regular basis (a year or two ago), I've found that I can buy quality clothes that are unique and that I can actually afford, and I'm dressing better than I ever have before.
I shop at Goodwill about once a week and sometimes I will find nothing and sometimes I will come home with bags of good stuff. The trick is going regularly and not having any expectations of finding something specific. A lot of times I will go just for the thrill of the hunt! I'm weird, I know.
I've gotten so many good things there that I now have a rule where I will not buy something unless I absolutely LOVE IT. It keeps me from buying too much stuff that I really don't need.
If you are local, the Goodwill I shop at most is in Lancaster along Lincoln Highway. I've found that they have the best selection at really good prices. And they also carry lots of furniture. If you go there on Wednesdays, you will get a discount for using your frequent shopper card.
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Some tips for looking cute with a baby bump:
1. Layer, Layer, Layer! I always dress in layers and tend to wear longer, dark basic tanks to go over the belly (the dark colors hide the belly better than light). Then I layer with fun jackets or cardigans, and they do not have to be maternity or be able to close.
2. Just because you are pregnant, doesn't mean you have to wear maternity clothes!
A lot of the styles for tops right now are long, flowey, "baby doll", and can cover growing bellies really well. I've found that most maternity clothes just aren't my style and usually don't fit just right.
Belly Band has allowed me to wear most of my regular jeans and pants throughout the pregnancy. For some reason, because of the way I'm shaped, I haven't ever found a pair of maternity pants that fit me comfortably.
Me wearing a long-sleeve brown maternity shirt (Motherhood Maternity) with a plaid short-sleeve maternity jacket (Target but found at GW) and a fun pink scarfIf I'm feeling frumpy in my preggers get-up, I'll wear fun colorful jewelry or scarves. I was never really into wearing a lot of accessories, but I've been learning that it makes me feel better when I put extra effort into what I wear. Chunky jewelry, colorful bags, embellished shoes, tall boots make me feel extra special when I'm battling the frumpy feeling.
4. Wear Color!
5. Don't give up on your style sense just because you are pregnant!