Mix and Match: Purple Skirt & Floral Top

Trying something new today!  
As I’m approaching the third trimester (whaaaaaat?) my closet is shrinking.  I’m reaching a point in maternity wear where I’m content to repeat a handful of outfits over and over and OVER again.  The great news is that it makes for really easy real-life dressing.  The downside is that it makes for really boring blogging.  It’s not that I’ll never post a new outfit, but I will have a lot less of them.  I mean, there’s only so many shapes a pregnant person can wear.  Do you really want to see 50 ways I belt the same dress over my bump?  Mmm, didn’t think so.  You can thank me later for sparing you from that.  
BUT, at the same time I still want to play with clothes!  And I still want to blog regularly and help people utilize their wardrobes!  So, today I’m trying something new–a mix and match feature so that I can play with some clothes and show some mixing and matching options in the process.  Indulge a sister, will ya?  🙂
(ALL of these items are currently available from Target, JCPenney, Kohl’s, and Forever 21.  Links below.)  

Outfit 1
This is how it all started.  I couldn’t help but buy two pieces that I totally can’t wear right now but can’t wait to wear after the baby: this striped top from JCPenney and this purple Target skirt.  Though this looks almost identical to this one I have from LOFT…the LOFT one is annoyingly pilling.  So dumb!  The JCPenney one is a smoother material that drapes kinda loosely too.  
The purple skirt–I’ve been looking for a skirt this color for maybe a couple of years.  Had to jump on it, pregnant or not!
I paired them together and created a look for going out.  I added a black faux leather moto jacket plus a heel with a hint of personality in the patterned heel to give it some edge.  And for kicks, a touch of mint!  
Shop Outfit #1: 
Top: JCPenney
Skirt: Target
Jacket: Target 
Shoes: Target
Earrings: Target

Here’s a second outfit, taking the skirt and creating a softer and more feminine look with a floral top.  I love pink with this magenta/purple/radiant orchid/whateveryoucallit.  I added an iridescent necklace that reflects a little pink so that it pops but doesn’t compete with the floral pattern.  A neutral wedge grounds it all.
A cute look for a date!  OR, wear it to work by swapping out the wedge for a nude pump.  Add a white or tan blazer too!
Shop Outfit #2:
Skirt: Target
Shoes: Macy’s
Necklace: Forever 21

This top is SUCH a great piece to have in your closet, so I took it another look.  Casual, everyday jeans look for running around town.  I pulled out the pinks from the top by pairing it with a coral cardigan.  For a touch of contrast I added a green pendant and kept the rest neutral with gold earrings, neutral wedges, and a white satchel to keep it fresh.
Shop Outfit #3:
Top: Kohl’s (option 2)
Cardigan: Kohl’s
Boyfriend Jeans: Old Navy
Necklace: Forever 21
Earrings: Target
Shoes: Macy’s

Thanks for indulging this preggo lady!  😛
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