Maternity Jeans

Winter layers

The best part of dressing for winter is layering.  You can add so much to your look by adding multiple layers.  California winters do not allow us to wear chunky knits and thick coats so wearing a cool scarf, hat and pattern mixing can add the same effect.

Lately I have been all about a good hat.  It can add so much personality to a casual outfit and is perfect for those days where your hair is just not cooperating.  I love this Lack of Color fedora.  It is so versatile, and if you are more adventurous than myself they come in multiple funky colors.

Pattern mixing has been in full effect this season.  Things that you would have never paired together a few years ago are becoming trendy.  Adding multiple patterns to a look is another way to add layers and volume to your outfit.  This Scalpers scarf is a statement in itself with its bold colors and scull and cross bone pattern.  Pairing it with my stripped shirt and Louis Vuitton bag tames it down.  When I’m pattern mixing I try to have a basic pattern mixed with a bolder pattern.  Having more than one loud pattern can be a little overwhelming for my taste.  Some of the simple patterns I tend to use are stripes, leopard, and polka dots.  These can all be paired with any other print.


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Shirt:  BCBG generation (Similar here and here maternity here) //

Jacket:  Zara //

Hat:  Lack of Color  //

Scarf:  Scalpers old (Similar here and here) //

Jeans:  A pea in the Pod Maternity (Non-Maternity here) //

Boots:  Sergio Rossi old (Similar here ) //

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Winter Whites!!

Fashion rule number #1….no white after labour day!!!  This fashion faux pas has been passed on from generation to generation and we have all grown up hearing this.   These past couple of years white has become a major power player in the fashion world.  It has been a featured color on multiple runways as the color of the season.  No longer are we abiding by these rules, and I love it.

I think an all white look is so chic and powerful.  Pairing white jeans with a textured sweater is a perfect winter look.   Lately the weather in Los Angeles has been like summer so this outfit has a mix of the two seasons.

I was worried that white would be a color to avoid during my late stages of pregnancy.  Once I found these Wendy Bellissimo skinny jeans from Motherhood maternity I realized that this did not have to be the case.  I love the distressed knees and perfect fit.  Maternity jeans are not what they used to be.  They look and fit just like regular jeans without the waistband.  

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Jeans:  Wendy Bellissimo Motherhood Maternity //

Sweater:  Aritzia  (Similar here) //

T-Shirt:  A pea in the pod maternity (currently on sale) //

Shoes:  Converse //

Sunglasses:  Ray-Ban //

Purse:  Goyard //

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That perfect pair!!

Everyone has that one pair of jeans that are their favorite.  They fit you perfectly and flatter all aspects of your figure.   During my pregnancy I had quickly outgrown my perfect pair of jeans.  I then started to wear some of the others in my closet and used elastic belly bands to help hold them up.  This worked well early in my pregnancy but it quickly started becoming uncomfortable.  I know many expectant mothers wear their regular jeans for as long as possible, but this was not the case for me.  Possibly because I was gaining more weight than the average, or my belly was lower than others… but I rushed to purchase maternity jeans as soon as I hit my second trimester.  I am so thankful I did because I was able to wear comfortable stylish pants all throughout my pregnancy.

When I found these Seraphine maternity grey jeans I was thrilled.  There is something about grey jeans that I love so much.  They are different than the usual blue and black, and go with everything.  I had tried on other brands of grey jeans and was disappointed because they didn’t make me feel confident wearing them.  When I tried on these, I knew they were going to be my “perfect pair” maternity jeans!!

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Blazer: Massimo Dutti old (Similar here, here and here) //

Shirt:  Vince old (Similar here and here) //

Jeans:  Seraphine Maternity //

Flats: Tory Burch old (Similar here and here) //

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Shirt:  Zara old (Similar here and here) //

Jeans:  Seraphine Maternity //

Sneakers: Converse //

Sunglasses: Ray-ban //

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Sweater: Aritzia (Similar here) //

Shirt:  A Pea in the Pod //

Jeans:  Seraphine Maternity //

Flats: Tory Burch old (Similar here and here) //

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A day at the mall

In the first trimester of my pregnancy, the last thing I wanted to do was go shopping.  For me, this is as rare as snow in Los Angeles.  I could spend the entire day browsing through boutiques and seeing what the latest trends are.  Most pregnant ladies get cravings or aversions to certain foods……my aversions were to coffee and clothing!!  (My two favorite things).  Not having coffee daily was a good thing, since too much caffeine is not good during pregnancy.  My husband would also say that my aversion to shopping was also a plus…..I would disagree.  Thankfully after a few weeks this aversion disappeared and I’m back to my normal self.

Many women loose weight or gain just a couple of pounds during their first trimester.  Maternity clothing is not really needed until later in the second trimester.  For me by the time I was 7 weeks pregnant I noticed that a lot of my pants already started to not fit me.  This was difficult for me as I felt like it was too early for maternity wear and I was starting to look frumpy. (No obvious baby bump yet).  I’m assuming the raging hormone changes and the thought of clothing not fitting the way it used to was making me avoid shopping.  I’ve slowly gotten over that, but I still have a daily struggle to find what works for my changing body.

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Maternity Jeans have been my lifesaver.  I think I bought them earlier than most women do.  I was tired of trying on all my pants and getting frustrated when they weren’t buttoning up.  I was thrilled when I found these Adriano Goldshmit 5 pocket jeans.  Buying a pair of nice pregnancy jeans is a must.  I still feel like I’m wearing a pair of my old jeans but they are so much more comfortable.  They have a perfect stretch and no button so I have a lot of room to grow.  Getting dressed in the mornings is much easier once I finally took the plunge on pregnancy jeans.

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Jacket:  Aritzia  // Tank top:  Anine Bing  // Jeans:  A Pea in the Pod (AG Jeans) Non-maternity here //  Shoes:  Steve Madden //  Sunglasses: Karen Walker