Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Grey and Green (and Baby Shower Peek)

Last weekend on Instagram I asked for help with what to wear to our baby shower.  This maxi dress won by a mile!  It's one of 3 non-maternity dresses I picked up a couple of weeks ago when I was fed up with maternity clothes.  This is one I hope doesn't stretch out because I'd LOVE to wear it post-baby.  It's stinking comfortable, a great shade of grey, and it can be mixed and match till the cows come home.  (But let's be real...I'm probably just going to wear it with a denim jacket and a different colored belt all day everyday!)

One note of caution...it shrinks a little.  Call me a weirdo, but I was hoping it would shrink given its fabric.  But if you're not hoping it'll shrink, then beware.  When I first tried it on, the shoulders were a little too long for me and were bunching up at the bust and the hem dragged on the ground a couple of inches.  I washed it and worked some magic aka threw it in the dryer hoping to shrink it, and it came out fitting perfectly!  (Normally I'd air dry, so I don't know if it'd shrink after air drying...)  

Shop for the Look:
Dress: Target (exact I think, similar, similar)
Belt: Target (exact, similarsimilar--mint)
Jacket: Target (similar, similar)
Bag: Target (exact--on sale!)
Necklace: World Market

*Bump status: 33 weeks

I *think* #1 below is the exact one I'm wearing, but the grey looks different online than in person, so not sure.  It's the right brand though.  #3 is a cool high-low hem.  #6 has a nice twisted scoop neck detailing that you can't see well from the pic below.  

Links to Shop:
1.  Target  |  2.  Target  |  3.  Target
4.  Topshop  |  5.  Target  |  6.  Kohl's

Above is a snapshot of our baby shower!  Gasp and give me the evil eye for saying this, but I'm not generally a fan of baby shower or bridal shower games, so we requested pretty much none.  Plus, it was co-ed with a billion children running around.  A handful of the guys sighed in relief thanking Benson for having no mandatory baby shower games, but HEY, I wanted them as little as he did!  We just wanted a big huge party to celebrate this little life, so we hung out with friends over great food and--exactly how Benson and I roll.  

If I can snag the pics my photog friend snapped of all the decor I'll post better and more detailed pics.  My friends who hosted it are party planning machines and it all looked amazing!  


  1. Style Bits & Bobs of MEWednesday, July 02, 2014

    This blue maxi looks nice on you and I love the snap shot of you baby shower :-) The colors are great.

  2. Ah, the shower looks adorable! Doesn't it make things feel real?! Sounds fun to have a couples one (and to avoid cheesy games). And maxi for the pregnant lady win. So comfortable and so flattering. Though I do have to say... I had a couple non-maternity maxis I loooved last summer and was hoping to wear them post-pregnancy too. I don't think stretching was a problem, but it turns out the postpartum bustline (ahem) is rather different... and sadly I don't fill out the tops enough to wear them any more. (Also, the bump was a major help on length, since maxi dresses are always way too long for me, but that's a different story.) You're looking great, lady!

  3. Ahhh, i'm so sad I missed the party! Looks beautiful!!

  4. Oooo it is so cute! I love the baby shower colors. You look like a million bucks in that maxi!

  5. You look amazing in that maxi! Such a cute baby shower :)

  6. I like number 5 for the sleeves and 3 for the neck. Grey maxis are great canvases for accessorizing.

  7. How tall are you? I'm only 5'2" and have a tough time with maxis, but the shrinking is encouraging!

  8. You look gorgeous, and the shower decor is beyond precious! So excited for y'all!!

  9. ahhhh i LOVE LOVE all the details of your shower!! soo exciting!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  10. I love the color of the belt you wore with your dress! And looks like your baby shower was not short on sweets!

  11. The gray is absolutely beautiful and perfect for a shower and for summer. Who ever did your baby shower did a fantastic job. I love yellow for baby showers. Very cute details. I've never heard of a design a onesie activity.

  12. makes sense!

  13. Hi! Did you get a base shaper for your Lily Jade bag? I love the bag but it seems a little saggy on the bottom especially when the insert is removed. Have you had a problem with it?

    Would love to hear your opinion!


  14. Hi Karina! I did not get one for the Lily Jade bag. I haven't used it much without the insert, or if I have then I've just grabbed the bag and left the house but was too busy to pay attention to if it was saggy or not. Sorry, not much help here!


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