The biggest challenge of this pregnancy (besides the lack of wine and the insane heat!) has been finding clothes to wear that a) fit and b) actually look okay. I’ve been primarily subsisting on my pre-pregnancy skinny black jeans which transitioned to fitting, to being held together with a hair-tie to finally being used with a belly belt (and extender for your buttons). That doesn’t mean I’m not in constant fear that my fly is undone.
In this heat (seriously Summer, I love you, but I’m over it!), my at-home uniform consists of mismatched shorts and whatever shirt I can find that fits over my belly. Bra is optional these days.
So, when Elena from DCinstyle contacted me (through Instagram!!) about being part of her maternity style collaboration series, I jumped at the chance to see if I could pull off something that would be fit to be seen in public at this late stage of pregnancy. Elena is a talented artist and has been rocking some amazing maternity style throughout her pregnancy. And I have to be honest, what I really wanted was an awesome picture of me done by her.
How cute is this??!!
OMG – her cat reminds me of Mad Cat from Inspector Gadget. So cute!
Check out Elena’s blog for more of her fabulous look!
I struggled a little bit to find something in my wardrobe that I fit into at 37 weeks pregnant, but I found this non-maternity dress at the back of my closet (thank god for stretch!!) and even managed to pull on some heels for the photos.
Can you tell I want baby to come NOW?
I am no fashion blogger and Evs got tired of asking me to try and not look like the Joker when smiling. So this is what you get. Excuse the tired face – it was still 37 degrees at that point in evening and I was hungry.
What a fun exercise and it did well to pull me out of my rut. Wishing you all the best Elena for the rest of your pregnancy! xx