I have been dreading buying maternity clothes this entire pregnancy. Partially because I hate spending money on things that I won’t be able to get much use out of, partially because finding clothes that fit my long limbs can be a pain in the butt, and partially because I just knew all the maternity stores were going to be filled with ugly, boring outfits that looked like they were from 1990. I’ve purchased a few pairs of pants and a couple of plain tops out of necessity, but for the most part, I’ve been squeezing into the tunic length shirts I did own, and hoping no one noticed how ill-fitting my clothes were.
With the weather warming up, and the bump continuously growing though… it was just time. Not to mention I work at my company’s corporate headquarters, so I don’t think they were going to let me go the rest of the summer wearing maxi dresses and leggings. Insert Destination Maternity. Last night I visited this little heaven on earth with my Mother in Law in tow to help judge outfits, and I found so many cute things! I love how the store has a ton of different lines of clothes to fit all styles and price ranges. I was able to get a few Pea in the Pod dresses and tops that we on the pricier (but defiantly worth it due to cute factor), and some things from the Motherhood Maternity line that were much more reasonably priced. I also got a few things from the Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Love Hewitt maternity lines there.
Here are some of my favorite purchases.
I couldn't find the shirt I got online, but this one is similar. Mine is white and 3/4 sleeves.
Love this dress, and definitely think I will be able to rock it post-baby.
I couldn't believe how comfortable and flattering just about everything I tried on was. And the best part? I think I can still wear a good amount of the items post baby. When I got home I had Will move probably 40% of my closet contents to one of the guest rooms. I was exhausted, but couldn’t wait to hang up all my new swag. And it was so much easier getting ready for work this morning without having to paw through tons of clothes that I know darn well are too small, then try on 100 shirts to see if any of them were long enough.
Here's to the first day of May, no longer looking like a pregnant bum, and officially being SIX MONTHS (24 weeks) along as of tomorrow!