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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Whatever Fits


I'm 29+ weeks along, which means for the last week I've been in disbelief that we're in the third trimester.  And I'm feeling it in a number of different ways: crazy jabs and kicks from the little bebe, getting a little more tired more often (still not that bad yet, though), and my ever shrinking closet.

I've been looking and looking and looooooooking for more maternity clothes but have come up short.  Either clothes aren't available in my size, don't fit even when the right sizes are available, are plain and boring, aren't affordable, or just aren't worth paying for.   (Or maybe I'm too picky!  Haha)

So these days, it's kind of "whatever fits."  That, and repeat each of my 7 outfits every week.  Really.  For today, "whatever fits" is this pink non-maternity tunic I bought early on in pregnancy plus white maternity jeans that I'm thanking God I found!  And a neon bag because accessories always fit.

When I first showed this top I said that it doesn't photograph well at ALL, which is a shame because I really like it in person.  The pink version is sold out online, but it's available in blue here (make sure it's the ditsy print) and on sale for $12!  And in case you want pink, I found a couple of very similar options below:

Links to Shop:
1.  Kohl's  |  2.  Macy's  |  3.  Kohl's



Shop for the Look:
Top: Old Navy (exact in "blue ditsy floral" on major sale, similar, similar)
Jeans: Target maternity (exact; non-maternity, non-maternity #2)
Sandals: Target (exact, similar)
Bag: Target (exact, similar)

*Bump status: 29 weeks

29 comments:

  1. How is the sizing on the white maternity jeans from Target? Order up? down? right on?
    I too, am having an awful time finding maternity pants and shorts that fit, are not frumpy, and do not break the budget! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. "Whatever fits" looks beautiful today! I'm loving those sandals, btw. :-)

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  3. Aw. I hate that stage where you can literally not stand another maternity store. On the plus side, those jeans are great!
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogpsot.com

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  4. Beautiful! :)

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  5. Love how you still look very put together despite the frustration of not finding what you want!

    Liz @ www.shoppingmycloset.com

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  6. You still look awesome. I am 6 weeks behind you but sadly I think I'm almost the same size, eek! I understand your "whatever fits" pain. I think a lot of it (for me) is that I am hesitant to buy a bunch of stuff knowing I can't wear it for very long! Also we are on the cusp of some really hot weather so I'm hesitant overall, ack! Either way, you look great!

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  7. They're S, M, L so it's hard to tell. I'm usually 6/8 and got them in Medium. One thing to be aware of is that they are an ankle length pant. So, they're a little shorter than I'd like, but I was DESPERATE for pants! They have versions with a high panel and one with a low panel. Good luck!

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  8. I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one who feels or has felt this way about maternity stuff!

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  9. Congrats, Jill! And yeah, totally. I don't wan to spend money on things that are short-lived, PLUS maternity wear is often expensive! So it feels double not worth it. The only consolation for me is that I want to have multiple kids, so I just keep thinking, "OKAY...hopefully all this work will make it easier next time around!"

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  10. No you're totally right. Maternity clothes shopping is THE. WORST. Last time around I was so excited for it, but this time I waited until I was truly desperate, bought 5 maxi dresses and called it a day. For fall/winter pregnancies are all about the leggings and tunics, so get comfy. No one will ever judge, especially in the home stretch!

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  11. I'm sure it must be frustrating to shop for clothes right now. Rest assured that you do look adorable!

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  12. haha oh yes you have those moments when you just can't find anything to wear! I found it helpful to when I was in a good mood, go through and try on some things in my wardrobe. Things that still fit went to one side, things that didn't went to the other, so it was easier to find things to wear every day. Of course the things that fit side gets slimmed down really quickly, but I just saw pregnancy as a reason to have fun and remix more often! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  13. I'm at 26 weeks and am getting there too! I don't want to spend too much on clothes I won't wear for a long time. You look great! I have found some good luck at Old Navy and Target.

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  14. I'm having the worst luck at Target (SO SAD!) but I found a couple of tops at Old Navy today! Such a sigh of relief.

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  15. HappinessatmidlifeWednesday, June 04, 2014

    I can't believe you are already that far along. ...time flies! Glad you can still make non-maternity tops work for you.


    Alice
    www.happniessatmidlife.com

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  16. Getting so close! You look great! :)


    This is about the time that I stopped buying maternity clothes and instead looked for non-maternity clothes that would fit my belly (usually sizing up) and would fit me after the baby was born, too, so I could have something to wear before I fit into my old clothes (and so I didn't feel like I was going around in maternity clothes when I wasn't pregnant anymore!)

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  17. Have you tried looking in second hand stores? Baby/kids consignment stores often have a maternity section, and since you don't wear them for too long, they're usually in great shape. It may be worth checking out in a month or so when nothing fits anymore! (And it's a great place to sell your less-than-favorite maternity clothes later to get baby clothes, because kids grow through those pretty fast, too!)

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  18. ashley @ sunnysideshlee.comThursday, June 05, 2014

    i agree ... i can't find anything that's cute or stylish and have settled into solid color tops and shorts right now. i did find a cute pair of white and navy striped maternity shorts at motherhood maternity outlet that will be a summer staple!

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  19. Sounds like we are coming from opposite ends. Most of my clothes so far have been non-maternity and I think they'll work in the post baby transition. But since I don't actually have maternity clothes I'm *just* starting to get some, and it's a pain! I've been looking for the last few MONTHS and haven't been satisfied. I might end up in the territory of DESPERATION soon! haha

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  20. Such cute outfits. You are and adorable pregnant lady!

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  21. Oh, girl, I'm sorry but you ain't seen nothin' yet on that bump! But you are looking adorable. The white jeans are an especially great find, and your approach to/attitude about accessories is definitely the way to go :)

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  22. Domesticated Working WomanThursday, June 05, 2014

    If you have a Kid to Kid or consignment sale near you I found a ton there. You look beautiful Mama!

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  23. Oh, I KNOW this bump is only gonna grow grow grow. It grows a ton everyday. That's why I'm desperately looking for maternity clothes and that's why it's so frustrating. I'm feeling the urgency of it!

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  24. I love Target's maternity tanks. I continue to use them for nursing, as their length partially hides my belly while still pulled up to nurse. I just try to accessorize them with scarves, necklaces, etc. One thing I never got, but wondered if it would have worked well, was a black nursing dress that could double as a maternity dress. A friend found a cute nursing one, that will certainly work in a second pregnancy.
    Here is the link to the tank.

    http://www.target.com/p/liz-lange-for-target-maternity-sleeveless-tank-top-assorted-colors/-/A-14953125#prodSlot=large_2_2

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  25. Hi Jessica! For some reason I can't get the link to work, but I think I have the tanks you're talking about. I have them and LOVE them, but I needed some short-sleeved, non-tank tops too. (I have TWO. Haha!)

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  26. I completely agree with you! Finding maternity clothing that is cute, flattering, and affordable is definitely a challenge. At least you have been looking amazing and finding a way to make it work :-) keep it up!

    www.fashionistastyle1.blogspot.com

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  27. Now that you mention it, I don't think that I ever wore a short-sleeved maternity top during either of my pregnancies. I don't like the empire, tie-waist shirts, and I felt like others just didn't fit right. When my non-maternity shirts wouldn't work any longer I wore tanks with cardigans for work or long sleeved...easier to do in NY I am sure. Congrats!

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