September 7, 2015

Stylish maternity wear

It was difficult to find the perfect pair of pants and jeans for my growing belly.  The trouble was I was buying pants/jeans that were several sizes larger to fit my pregnant belly but were too saggy in the bum and hip area - equating to not very attractive or stylish or modern.  I resorted to wearing leggings to work with the occasional work pant.  Here are some brands that worked wonders:

Work pants:








J. Crew Maternity Minnie pant:  One caveat - I don't believe these pants can carry you through each stage of your pregnancy.  After a couple months the band was getting a little uncomfortable under the belly, particularly when you sit for long periods at work.  

Leggings:  For basics such as leggings, I just went to H&M and went with a size large.  A word of warning though, I wouldn't recommend wearing a light top since the waist band can show through.  If I wear leggings to work I'll usually wear a tunic sweater on top.  Nordstrom had some great deals during their Anniversary sale.



Tops and dresses:


This one is easy, you can pretty much go to any brand as long as you stick to blouses or floaty, dresses with some stretch and I avoided anything structured.  I really love this Zara polka dot blouse with a bow.  I'm a bow fanatic, can never get enough.

Lace blouse from Zara





Dressing in warm weather - rompers and denim shorts:


I love rompers.  I wore mine to my babymoon in Oahu on my 23rd week of pregnancy and I've never felt more comfortable yet stylish.  I purchased mine from Forever 21 for less than $30.  For denim shorts, Asos is my go-to.  If they're a little on the long side I just roll them up about an inch and pair them with a long blouse.

September 6, 2015

Comme des Garcons Play


I first learned about Comme des Garcons back in the 90's when I would religiously study my mother's Vogue issues and the word avant garde was what I associated with the label, so I was bit surprised when I discovered a few months ago that the label was a part of J. Crew's In Good Company collection.  I fell in love with their versatile striped and polka dot shirts which could be edgy when paired with a leather skirt like above or casual with indigo pants.  Also, who wouldn't love a heart logo with a pair of eyes to add a little quirkiness to an otherwise simple shirt?