For those times that you really want to wear an oh-so-comfy dress, but bare legs and chilly weather don’t mix. Or perhaps a heel (even a wedge) makes the dress just a bit too short for that weekend adventure with the kiddos. (I know, flashing is fun, but…)
JEANS. That is all.
>>the epic diaper bag is from Lily Jade<<
dress: BB Dakota Ruger Plaid Shift Dress – love this thing. I ordered it in a size larger (Medium) for the bump. It’s soft, comfortable and I’m thinking of wearing tights and over-the-knee stunners with it pretty soon. Maybe a certain biker jacket, too? Ummmm…chyaaaaa.
jeans: H&M Maternity Jeans, old. These MAMA skinny jeans are pretty darn similar. FYI: I was really surprised with how much I liked the look and feel of H&M maternity jeans. I was expecting them to feel cheap, ya know? Not the case. I wore them during my last pregnancy and am now wearing them again. They were affordable, look awesome and are not falling apart at all. I appreciate the heck out of them. >> an awesome reader (thanks, Kim!) reminded me of the fact that H&M’s sizing, at least in maternity, is a bit…weird, so definitely order a couple sizes to try on. I am usually a size 4/6 when I am pregnant, but the size 8 fits me best at H&M.
>> if you don’t happen to be pregnant at this time, H&M’s Slim Fit jean look awesome…higher waist. Nice.
booties: DV ‘Garim’ wedge bootie (cough cough currently on sale for $79)- I was trying to decide between these and an edgier pair, but I kept coming back to this more simple, versatile boot. I was thinking they might be too much for adventures with kids, but nope…didn’t kill my feet and made the whole dress and jeans things work. I wore them for at least 4 hours (on my feet the entire time) and my feet were fine…and then I promptly took them off in the minivan on the way home, because…well, they are technically heels and I am still pregnant. 😉 However, if you’re looking for a bootie with some heel to it, but don’t want to sacrifice all comfort for the height…go the wedge route.
diaper bag: Lily Jade’s Meggan (in Brandy) – This bag. It is THE diaper bag of all diaper bags. The removable insert is one of the best things ever invented for mamas. Genius. I stick all of the kids’ necessities into the insert and can then just pull it out when I’m running out alone (what?) or are just running out on a quick errand with the kids. I now have magical organizational skills. ha-ha. Not to mention the fact that it can be converted into a backpack, which is the way I carry it most of the time…so much easier to have free arms and hands with the kiddos. So, yeh. I am more than happy to have it this time around with baby numero 3…considering I will have even more stuff to bring along with us. Yay…STUFF. 😀
I do love a simple way to change-up an outfit and make it more wearable for wherever and whatever. Plus, doesn’t the dress look so cool with the jeans?…like…whoah, that mama knows how to wear a dress with jeans. DAYYYUUUM. lol. haha…ha…ha. Sorry. I’m done. I need to go…and eat the entire bag of Halloween candy that’s “being saved”. The kids have both been sick for the past five days (yes, FIVE) and I am literally losing. my. mind.
Oh! Wait. Before I go and eat my pregnant weight in candy…check out Lazy 5 Ranch, especially if you’re in the NC/SC area. It’s the coolest. Zebras roam free…and there are GIRAFFES. ‘nuf said.