I definitely have to get more creative these days. Actually, no, I just have to get creative in how I convince myself to feel confident in the same rotation of outfits that still fit. Luckily my collection of tights and dresses is holding up for now, and it’s cold enough that sweaters can cover up shirts that don’t stay buttoned anymore. There’s no hiding it from coworkers anymore (although now they assume I’m due any day!).
I have to say this is not the most flattering look. The layers are overwhelming, plus I went overboard with the patterns. The pencil skirt is a refashion that I haven’t blogged yet, cut up and re-sewn from a maxi skirt. It’s gathered at the sides with elastic. Also, the sweater hits at a wide spot on my bump, so even though this is a very typical and well-loved silhouette for me, I don’t think I’ll repeat this outfit.
This is another dress that I almost donated, a black dress I bought from Victoria’s Secret so so many years ago (I think six). It’s faded, not my preferred length, etc. I rediscovered it and decided it’ll work for a few more weeks (I do like how it really emphasizes the bump without adding a lot of bulk) before I’ll konmari it.
I’m sensing a pattern here, this is another suuuuper old top that I somehow resisted getting rid of for years (at least six years for this one too). It works for a weekend look, especially hidden under my brand new coat (I can’t wait to post some photos of that!).
My biggest lesson from this week’s outfits? Thank goodness I finished my coat, because I need to sew some outfits that 1) fit my belly (and not just “this happens to be big enough to cover my body”), and 2) look cute! A new dress or two can do wonders for your mood, or at least, that’s what I’m counting on.