As soon as I looked back at these photos, all I could do was laugh. I honestly can’t believe how fast this pregnancy is flying by, or how HUGE my belly has gotten seemingly overnight. Not gonna lie… it took me a minute to get used to my changing body. But it definitely helps that I’m already in love with this tiny squirmy little human that’s growing inside me.
On this particular day, I was meeting my husband for lunch and wanted to wear something a little sassy. So I squeezed myself into this red dress (that fit very differently two months ago!) and a pair of heels… which I promptly swapped out for sneakers before heading out the door.
To be honest, shopping for maternity clothes hasn’t been as fun as I thought it would be. Most items are ridiculously overpriced – especially considering the quality, or lack thereof. I’ve also struggled to find items that still fit in with my personal style. Luckily, Old Navy has come through for me with the dress you see above. It’s non-maternity, so I just went up a size or two to accomodate my growing belly. It comes in both a long sleeve and sleeveless version and a plethora of colors and prints. I’m pretty sure I’m up to at least 5 or 6 different iterations at this point.
About the Fit: This dress is non-maternity, so I got a few one size up in second trimester and a few two sizes up that I’m just now starting to fill out now that I’m 30 weeks along. I’d say the fit is true-to-size, if not a little large for you ladies who aren’t currently knocked up. The length hits just a couple of inches above the knee on my 5’7 frame.
So the idea of a jean jacket as a wardrobe staple is not exactly ground-breaking. I’ve had one on regular rotation in my closet since high school. In fact, my current favorite has been in my possession for almost 10 years (FACT: they only get better with age!). Recently, I decided to switch things up a bit and get a white denim jacket… BEST DECISION EVER! Not sure why I didn’t take the plunge sooner. On second thought, it’s probably the fear of ice cream and BBQ stains that held me back. In any case, I’m so glad that I threw caution to the wind. I wore this jacket almost daily while in Charleston, and expect it’ll become just as loved as my other jacket (barring any unfortunate BBQ incidents).
About the Fit: This jacket runs pretty true-to-size. I can’t button it over my bump at the moment, but I’m sure that’ll fix itself once the wee little one gets here. I have a short torso for my frame, and this jacket hits right at the perfect spot (right above my bum, lol). The sleeves are slim, which I prefer in denim jackets for a sleek look. But you may want to size up if you plan on wearing bulky sweaters underneath.