So I’ve never really hopped on to the maxi-dress train… even pre-pregnant I felt just a smidge too short to pull them off.
And once I got pregs, I was even more reluctant to fall into the maxi-dress rut. Maybe rut is the wrong word… but I guess for me… I thought just throwing on a long stretchy dress meant I was giving up? But obviously, that mindset totally changed today when I actually threw on a long stretchy dress and realized just how comfy it felt and how cute it looked!
Don’t get me wrong I’ve always liked how maxi-dresses look on other ladies, pregnant or not, but until today I wasn’t a big fan of how they looked on me.
This is a non-maternity dress (actually this whole outfit is non-maternity!), so I think my growing bump, gave the dress just the height it needed (at least in the mid-section) to look good!
I saw this super cute Pin a few weeks ago, which inspired me to give this look a try. Upon first look I thought the model was wearing a cardigan, but it looks like she’s actually rocking a blazer, but in any event I am now on the hunt for a cute short striped cardigan! Although for now, this beige one will have to do.
And as long as we’re talking about things I want… now that I like Maxi dresses (pregnant at least) I want this Jessica Simpson one too!
I think this whole look would go way better with sandals… but I haven’t painted my little piggies in ions and am gonna keep them hidden until I give them a fresh coat of polish.
BumpDate: 21 weeks, 2 days! I really don’t know how big he is, but I hear he’s as long as a carrot or a banana. According to Pregnant Chicken he’s the size of the world’s largest gummy bear. I am not familiar with this fancy gummy bear creation but if you are, let me know so I can meet it! And eat it!
- Dress: Target, maybe 3 summers ago? (but here it is in Petite!)
- Cardigan: LOFT last year (similar styles!)
- Belt: I have no idea
- Shoes: TOMS ballet flats (which I bought “gently” used on eBay… which kind of sounds gently disgusting… but whatever they were like $30 as opposed to $80… so I’m down with being gross for a good cause.)