Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tulle Tummy

I feel like my bump has been the same size this entire pregnancy! I remember feeling like that with Richard too, and then one day you just "pop" and are huge. I am about 17 weeks now and up until this point, depending on what I wear, it is still easy to hide the fact that I am expecting. Not that I want to - it's just how it is.
In other similarity comparisons, here I am wearing a tried and true outfit formula. When I have a funky pair of pants or skirt, I always pair it with simple closet staples. Basic top, some kind of jacket, and favorite shoes. Let that one statement piece stand out. I think an edgy black leather jacket would be better with this, but definitely too hot for summer!
While at the office today, my friend and I walked to the Starbucks across the street for a break. A lady waiting for a red light rolled down her window to yell "That's an awesome skirt!"
I am sure I have said it before, but living in the Midwest and in a "smallish" city, I do feel like I stick out a lot. I posted on Facebook a few weeks ago, about running into a lady at TJ Maxx in Milwaukee, WI who had this exact same skirt and exact same sandals on. My first thought was, "Is she a blog reader?" I stopped her to compliment her and found out she was not. It was so exciting though!
I tend to get a lot of comments at the zoo(s) too, when Jon is with me (and when he is my blog photographer). He always gives me a look, as we like to tease each other. The two outfits I posted yesterday were no exception. But honestly, I do not dress to seek compliments - I dress how I want to dress because it makes me happy. It was so heartwarming to have one of my very good friends confirm this during our last catch up session, where she also took some blog pics for me. She said that she knows me well enough to know that I am not looking for attention - that I dress the way that I do for my own creative outlet. The compliments are just an added bonus (which I appreciate, of course) but her comment was probably the best compliment of all!
Free People Tutti Frutti Tulle Skirt
Black Tank
Gap Jean Jacket - local consignment shop
Statement Necklace - TJ Maxx
Unlisted "Webpage" Wedges - Steinmart

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy


Marta C said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That skirt is so pretty and striking!! I would've never guessed you were expecting! Found you on WIWW:)
Marta xo

TesoriTrovati said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You know I think you are darling. And your sense of style is so adorable. If I could get away with wearing the things you do I would be in them all the time as well! You are the most stylish expectant mum I have ever seen! You really should be a model. Enjoy the day. Erin

Jessica Jannenga said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I adore the outfit. A huge fan of your skirt, I love the layers. I love the jean jacket and congrats
from the link up
Please stop by, jess

GnomeLover said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the skirt on you! It is so cute. I am so glad that you found it. That color is gorgeous. I love it paired with the denim jacket. I want to wear mine tomorrow, too!


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am in LOVE with that skirt! Everything is perfect.


Whimsical Preppy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That outfit looks so nice on you and the skirt reminds me of Olivia Newton John in Xanadu.
Dressing is a fun creative outlet but in my small beach town I feel over dressed a lot.
Thanks for sharing,