WIW 12/13 & 15: Orange B44, Gap ivory sweater and Secret Santa gift

1-2. Pretty sure I've worn this combo before, but the growing belly always makes it new again! This stretchy dress is going to be one of my workhorses for 3rd trimester. I feel like it looks better on pregnant me than non-pregnant me, because I don't have to be self-conscious about wearing it! When I'm not pregnant there's always this bit of worry that someone will mistake the apple pudge for a baby bump!
Here's the non-pregnant version...see what I mean in the side view #8:

Anthro B44 tiered stripe orange midi dress
Lafayette 148 caramel leather jacket
Alexis Bittar orange leopard pendant
F21 bronze and orange bracelet
Mia Nanette brown ankle boots
Fossil floral satchel

3-7. My lovely secret santa gift! Could not wait to wear it! Paired it with my new ivory Gap sweater and my burgundy skinnies.

I received an exquisite handmade necklace, with a set of hand-crocheted rings in my favorite burgundy color! It is an unusual statement piece and I had to wear it right away! My patients and nurses loved it...lots of compliments today! Thank you sweet Secret Santa!

If I had to guess who would be so crafty and talented and thoughtful, I would say Diana, as she makes the most amazing hand-knitted items for her wardrobe! My secret Santa tried to throw me off by using a California return address (that didn't match any of the Elfster participant's mailing addresses), but I have my suspicions anyways (and I found a sneaky way to confirm them)! Thank you so much Secret Santa for a unique and gorgeous gift that took a lot of effort to make! I feel so special!

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  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Wow, that is SO sweet!! You look smashing in your new necklace. I can't believe this place sometimes.

  • ManidipaM replied 6 years ago

    That dress is amazing! You'd think it was *made* for an expecting mom! And can you remember how worried you were that your fab wardrobe was going to go to waste soon?

    Also, that is a very talented and very thoughtful Secret Santa you have, whoever it is!

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    I love that dress on you Natalie and it has worked so well for pregnancy. That is a stunning gift, so unique and thoughtful.

  • Mona replied 6 years ago

    Oh the dress is working so well for your belly and the necklace is so cute. Love it with your ivory sweater and burgundy jeans.

  • cobaltblue replied 6 years ago

    Amazing! I can't believe how well the B44 works for maternity; Mani is right that it seems made for your growing belly.

    I've been planning to style my Gap sweater just like that (minus your beautiful necklace, of course.). Fun!

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    The dress and jeans both look fab on you - glad you can wear one of your non-preggo outfits still. The necklace is divine!

  • Diana replied 6 years ago

    Haha, yes it was from me. Guess I am not very sneaky. ;). I love that you've styled it with the YLF sweater! Somehow that just seems perfect on so many levels. And of course I knew you'd have the perfect burgundy items to pair with it. Glad you like it!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Perfect! How fun to see you wear this necklace from Diana :)

    And #2 is KILLER.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    What a beautiful necklace! It's so perfect for your style Natalie!

    And of course you look beautiful in your B44 dress.

  • Asingh replied 6 years ago

    Nice outfits! Really like that bag!

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