what to wear to work

Stretchy dresses rock!  My non-maternity wrap dresses and dresses with a little spandex have made getting dressed at 36 weeks pregnant a little more bearable.  First dress is by Cynthia Steffe and second dress is by Theory.

 

I did find it hard to zip up my leather brown boots in the picture above though!

  • Lbs gained in the past 2 weeks:  3!
  • Lbs gained during pregnancy:  23
  • est. baby’s weight at this stage:  6lbs

 

I’m in the home stretch and can hardly believe that I’m about to really have a family!  No  more free-spirited newlywed life!  We’re about to be tied down real soon.  And I can hardly wait!

The Fashionista Momma

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I’ve definitely decided that I must be growing the next karate kid.  At 34 weeks she is punching, jabbing and kicking me non-stop.

She has a way of kicking me in the ribs and punching me in the bladder at the same time.  So very pleasant…

wearing dress by Vince, boots by Bruno Magli and jacket by F21.

Anyways, I’ve been designing her future nursery in my head for quite some time.  Browsing through Pinterest for inspiration and baby blogs for theme ideas and links to vendors has been one fun part of preparing for baby.  I finally settled on a black/white graphic motif for the bedding with plans to add color through the wallpaper, rug and artwork.  Pops of yellow and fuschia will be found in the room and this new temporary wallpaper that I found will be the perfect solution to allowing the nursery to grow into a toddler’s and eventually a little girl’s room.

I’m so excited to start setting this all up!

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2012 was an exciting year for me:

  • became an owner, no longer renting
  • moved
  • changed last name to mark the 1 year (paper) anniversary
  • changed jobs
  • traveled to Thailand, Cambodia, DC, MI, PA, DE, IL (twice), Japan, Vegas
  • explored Governor’s island, Fire Island and Long Island
  • attended 3 weddings.  saw ours published.
  • sponsored 25 fashion shows
  • Managed over 100 events
  • survived Hurricane Sandy
  • Thanks to the pregnancy, learned to live with nausea, vomiting, hunger, heartburn, cravings, congestion, constipation, fatigue, headaches, sleep deprivation, dehydration, endless doctor appointments and an additional 18lbs

Figuring out what to wear to work while pregnant has been a daily challenge.  What fits one week may no longer fit the next.  Here is an outfit from around 26 weeks pregnant.

H&M cardigan, Donna Morgan dress from TJMaxx, Aldo purse and Via Spiga shoes

I hope you all had great years too and wish you the best for 2013!

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Upon a friend’s suggestion, I considered for a second, having my own Demi Moore moment and posing for a full-bellied pregnancy shot.  I admit, I browsed through a ton of photographer’s portfolios trying to imagine whether I had the guts to bare it all for one of those artistic pregnant nude photographs.  I couldn’t get into the idea though.  I suppose I haven’t fallen in love with my new body yet and am not sure I ever will.  I still see this transformation as a freaky one and I don’t think I want to commemorate it with a half-naked shot of me and my protruding body part.  I am fine documenting the weekly growth through my blog and my personal style shots.

First photo features me today at 7months pregnant, the second photo at 6.5 months – both sporting the same leopard cardigan, both outfits for work.

 

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So I’m finally pregnant enough to really look pretty obvious about it.  There is no hiding it now.  I was eagerly anticipating this moment only for the advantage of getting to secure myself a subway seat.  However now that I’m truly showing and not questionably fat in the belly, I now have to cover up and wear coats!  Dang still no one offers me a seat on the subway!   Give a pregnant woman a break, NY-ers!

Speaking of coats, I have 2 of these same exact military coats and am planning to sell one.  Message me if you’re interested!  It’s by Gryphon and was bought at Intermix (sz sm).  I can email you with additional photos of it if you like.

 

The coat comes with a detachable black fur collar, not shown here.

Dress by BCX, fur stole from Saks, Aldo shoes, St. John tote

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Thank God I’m over the first trimester days of constant nausea and always wondering when my next vomiting episode was going to be.  Those were the days when I had to stock up on all things ginger just to keep my stomach from rumbling out of control.  I bought ginger candy, ginger tea, ginger soda and ginger entrees.  I was so paranoid that I would have an unlucky episode in the middle of a meeting that I would actually bring my own ginger tea bags to my conference calls and work meetings.  I bet everyone at work must have thought I was some ginger-crazed Asian when I first started working there (and had not yet told anyone of my pregnancy).

Being that it is all relative I now feel great in my 2nd trimester.  One of the items that I bought while shopping for my new body was this fur vest from Jones New York at Macy’s.

I first wore it during my 4th month of pregnancy with my cowl-neck camel-colored top from INC and some coated skinny jeans that I bought at TJMaxx.

With a much bigger belly today I wore it with my Zara sweater top, maternity skirt from Target and booties below.

If you haven’t already don’t forget to enter to win this fab freebie – a goody bag giveaway!

 

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Hi everyone!  I hope you’re all doing well.  Here in NY, most of us are finally back up and running and it feels great to finally have heat, hot water and tv/internet again.  No more mitten-wearing to bed for me!

Here I’m wearing my Calvin Klein cowl-neck dress worn 4 other ways here and here.  Being that it’s such a basic neutral, I find that I can easily wear it again and again for work each time, creating new looks.

I’ve paired it with a sparkly cardigan from Express, brooches (all gifts from my bridal shower which were used on my floral bouquet), and a fur stole.

The purse is Prada and the leopard coat is from Ann Taylor also worn in this style diary entry.

TGIF, right??

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I think my feet must slowly be growing thanks to this pregnancy.  These Zara shoes were so tight last time I wore them so I assume they and a lot of my shoes will sit in my closet for another 4more months or so or until this swelling goes down.  It seems like a great excuse to shoe shop, doesn’t it?  (as if I needed a reason…)

click here for more style diary entries

here for more work outfit inspiration

 

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I have a new fashion challenge.  I hardly have any pants or skirts that fit thanks to my expanding waistline and suddenly the figure-hugging tops and shift dresses are making me feel unnecessarily fat.  I’m in that weird 4month stage where I’m not pregnant looking enough to score a seat on the subway yet.  I just look like I have a fat old beer belly.

Here is one outfit that I found to actually still fit…somewhat. If you look closely, you’ll see that the buttons on my shirt are about ready to pop and the same goes for my pant waistline.

Pretty soon, all I’ll be wearing are A-line and tent dresses, and blouse-y loose tops and maternity bottoms so it is nice to be able to wear regular clothes while I can.

More on my recent Century 21 haul where I bought clothes for my new body later.  (Happy birthday to me!)  I hope you’re all having a great week!

 

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I last posted an outfit show with this beloved blazer here.  Below, I’m wearing it with a girly nude-colored H&M dress, Prada purse, a necklace from Express, bracelet from Ann Taylor Loft and a Chanel watch. Talk about mixing high and low!

Think about how you too can convert a daytime dress into a work-appropriate outfit simply with the addition of a smart blazer.  Zara makes some of my favorite tailored versions at a super affordable price.  I love this one for its Chanel inspired look. For more ideas on what to wear to work, click here!

 

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