Mamas, meet Michelle. She was just walking by my house as I pulled up in front with three sleepy/cranky babes in tow. I almost let her get away, then mustered up some courage and accosted her with something like, "Hey! Are you pregnant!? You're so cute! Can I take a picture of you?"
Remarkably, Michelle didn't high-tail it down the street. Maybe she figured I could out-run her given she's getting into her third trimester (I know, you can barely even tell, right!?) . . . Or maybe having a car full of kids makes you seem trustworthy in spite of the crazy stuff that actually comes out of your mouth. Not sure. I explained the why-for and, even though she was on her way back to work from lunch, she stopped for a quick snap and chat. Thank goodness. Because really. This mama-to-be is AH-dorable.
This black/cognac combo is one of my absolute favs, and set off with a denim jacket or vest and fab shoes, it's even better. I love that Michelle re-purposed a non-maternity Club Monaco strapless dress, creating a waist with the contrasting skinny belt, and spent her money smartly on these lovely Paso Fino sandals from Anthro.
The truism that you can never go wrong with a great pair of shoes or a yummy handbag is even truer when you're prego.