My maternity wardrobe will be decidedly different this time around. No business attire means no scrounging for the most acceptable black pants to wear with whatever hand-me-down tunic I resorted to once my dresses got too short to wear, even with tights. I recently discovered what I had neglected to figure out before: that instead of looking futilely for an affordable, decent pair of maternity skinny jeans, I should just take in a pair myself. I had some dreadful bootcut ones I'd kept because, well, you can't just wear sweatpants, and I turned them into perfect everyday jeans. Good thing, as none of my pants have fit for weeks.
After a lengthy Polyvore break (it's worse than Facebook), I threw together a Fall maternity set. Fall, being my favorite season to dress in, during my last pregnancy was the one I least looked forward to. I felt like I couldn't be myself when I had to dress a pregnant body for office work on basically no budget. But now, there's nobody telling me that my skirt's too short (unless it is, then tell me) or making me wear shitty polyester pants instead of jeans or leggings. I can follow the lead of this lovely lady whose maternity (and non-maternity style) is an inspiration to me, and should be to us all.
A lot of this stuff is similar or identical to things I already own. The trench, the boots, the leggings and jeans and skirt and tights are all in heavy wardrobe rotation already -- or, have been in Falls past. Some of this group, of course, are dreamy never-gonna-happens, like the long, beautiful Lanvin dress and the sequin mini, but in thrifting I can usually get the same feeling for a lot less money.
As I said in a previous post, last pregnancy, there was a dearth of photos of me. Partly because I'm usually the one holding the camera, and partly because I felt fat and weird-looking. I'm looking forward to dressing like myself as this baby gets bigger, and maybe someday s/he will look at old photos and think, hey, not too shabby, mom!