Upon a few request of seeing my bump and my newly purchased dresses for the upcoming weddings I’m attending, I decided to do a little fashion show on my back porch:
This outfit shows my bump really well. It is a $3.00 bargain shirt at the maternity section from Goodwill and my awesome $20 score of Express Editor Pink Pants with Alexis in Wisconsin back so many years ago (that you can’t see). How am I still fitting in those you asked? Thanks to the magic Bella Band, I am still able to wear all my regular pants un buttoned!
Next up is the beautiful Poppy Flower dress found at Destination Maternity at the Promenaude at Evergreen Hills. We were way early for the movie “UP” so we went across to find me some grubs. Destination Maternity was on the way to Moe’s, and was having this huge side walk sale (75% off!) so we wondered in. I think I will wear this dress to the rehearsal dinner next Friday. (As a side note, UP was really good. But don’t go without some tissue! There are some really touching moments in the movie.)
On Sunday, CostumeChick, BackStageKnits, and I went up to West Farm mall to find some dresses for me for the weddings. We scored this at H&M of all places! The dress is not a maternity dress, but it is roomy and comfortable for me. It was inexpensive (~ $39) and I will be able to wear it again after I have the baby! I can see myself dress it down to wear it to work, or dress it up for a wedding. I’m probably going to wear this to the wedding next Saturday. I’m thinking red jewelry and red nail colors… I don’t own any red shoes though… hmmm…
This was found at Caché. I *HEART* that store. Always had. It is, again, not a maternity dress. I can see myself in this for many summers to come. It was 50% off, plus additional 10% because one of the strap is defective (it can be easily sewn back in place). I’m thinking of wearing that to the rehearsal dinner for the August Wedding.
This is another great find from H&M (~ $55). It is super comfy and flow-y. As you can see, plenty of room for me to grow into even though it is not a maternity dress, and wearing this to the August wedding is definitely not a problem. I’m thinking of wearing my black pearls set of jewelry that I wore for my reception.
And while we are at fashion, I might as well show you this shawl I made as a wedding present for my cousin:
I have to say, I was bored while knitting this, hence it took me so long. Plus for awhile I was low in energy so I didn’t get to knit it either. This, however, could be a really great beginner shawl – a little bit of lace edging that’s just enough to start learning lace, but simple stockinette and yarn overs makes up the majority of the shawl. Of course, if you just want a easy shawl pattern that you can take along to SnB or watch TV with, this could be good for you as well.
Well, what better way to end this fashion show with a fashion no-no? This is a dress I tried on to show that some retro styles should just NOT be allowed to come back, EVER: