There really is nada that can seriously satisfy my pregnant soul right now…other than Chipotle, naps and a simple, sort of tent-ish dress. It hides things…and for that I will *clapclapclap*.
The first trimester and even the beginning of the second is always an iffy, what-the-heck-do-I-wear time for me. I’ve had to ditch 99% of my shorts, because…ummm…the hips widening (they know what to do now and seem to just go ahead and jut right out) and my soft, cushy, I-look-out-of-shape-not-pregnant belly make it hard to fit into any of my non-maternity pants. sigh.
I may have shed a small tear when I tried on my favorite wide leg jeans the other day and they couldn’t be buttoned. I don’t know why I did that to myself. It was really sabotaging my pregnant emotions for no good reason. Oh, Cams. Silly. Silly. Silly.
So. With that, I have had to find ways to be creative with what I have – wearing all of my slouchier tops, boyfriend jean shorts (there is no cool sagging going on anymore with those – ha) and a shirt dress. They have all worked out great, until recently when I got completely sick and tired of wearing them on serious repeat. Thank God I came across this pin , because I was about to throw in the towel and just wear workout clothes/pajamas until a proper bump presented itself.
Yessssss. This kind of outfit is chic without trying – with the black, sneakers, shades and the shape of the dress which allows for a bit of pooch and doesn’t make it look pooch-y, if you know what I mean. Basically, what early pregnancy dreams are made of. I just ordered up a size when I found this sweet shift dress and done.
I can definitely work this for a bit longer before I move on to some serious maternity wear.
dress: Leith Racerback Shift Dress (wearing size Medium for a little bit looser of a fit) – it’s chic without trying to be. I’d wear this dress with heels, too.
shoes: Chuck Taylor Shoreline Sneaker (wearing a size 10, even though I usually wear a 9.5. I’d say either sizes would have worked though) – LOVE these shoes. They may be winning over my heart…sorry, classic chucks. It happens.
shades: BP. sunglasses that are sold out, but these BP. Round Sunglasses are similar
handbag: Kate Spade Southport Avenue Satchel, sold out (the tassel was all weirdly stuck on my strap in the pictures, btw). I just came across the Kendall Court Henley Satchel and it is gorgeous.
watch: Swiss Army, old old old. It’s crazy how similar this Victorinox Swiss Watch is to mine though. *sigh* I love a good watch.
Shop Black Shift Dresses for Early Pregnancy
photos: Brandon Brown Photography