WIW 1/22: Peacock tunic--happiness factor 10

One of my favorites from last week so it gets its own WIW. Happiness factor 10! (http://youlookfab.com/2013/01/.....ss-factor/) I love peacock print, I think it's my favorite animal print (even more than leopard). I bought this (non-maternity) tunic right after I found out I was pregnant. I'm amazed at how well this tunic has worked throughout all three trimesters, and I'm planning to continue wearing it post-baby as well.

And I got to pull out a new necklace that I got myself for Christmas. I like how it kind of echoes the eye of the peacock feathers as well as the green color. I was comfy all day in the tunic, maternity pants and ballet flats. I wore this to work but it could work for MOTG as well.

1-3. 1/22
Alberto Makali peacock tunic
Tahari black leather jacket
H&M black maternity skinnies
Banana Republic emerald necklace
Michael Kors studded satchel
Born bronze ballet flats

Just for fun--here is the tunic throughout all three trimesters:
4. (the K/R)--week 5ish, so similar to what it will look like post-baby
5. first trimester--week 7
6. beginning of second trimester--week 14
7. second trimester--week 18
8. third trimester--week 34

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  • rute replied 8 years ago

    Gorgeous! Perfect!

  • Jjsloane replied 8 years ago

    Wow you're getting close to baby time! Looks like this top will take you back down again. Very pretty and nicely styled.

  • replied 8 years ago

    Great tunic!

  • Krista replied 8 years ago

    Natalie, this is gorgeous. I can see why you love it so much. Also, thanks for posting how it has looked as you've worn it throughout your pregnancy. It has definitely served you well!

  • Karie replied 8 years ago

    Very versatile and pretty tunic!

  • anya replied 8 years ago

    Super top and super looks. Actually, you give me hope that i can be still stylish during a pregnancy . you're a great inspiration

  • Thistle replied 8 years ago

    I love that tunic! The print is beautiful, and the colors sing. I can see why such a high happiness factor!

  • Mona replied 8 years ago

    Such a fun tunic! No wonder it makes you happy.

  • shevia replied 8 years ago

    What a great tunic- it looks even better now that you are filling it out!

  • Ingunn replied 8 years ago

    A beautiful and versatile tunic. You look great! I admire your attention to detail, too.

  • Janet replied 8 years ago

    Beautiful tunic! I love peacock feather prints too, and that's a really nice one. You look amazing!

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Lovely top! No wonder you are enjoying it. And you've done SO WELL during your pregnancy at wearing a lot of your regular clothes. It's nice to get a few new items to enjoy just for the last few months.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    This tunic has turned out to be one of your best purchases Natalie - look how fantastic it looks on you pre-pregnancy and now! That necklace is a stunner!

  • Sara L. replied 8 years ago

    I love the tunic! It looks great on you both now and when you weren't showing. It looks like a great piece that you'll be able to enjoy for a long time.

  • Scarlet replied 8 years ago

    So gorgeous! I honestly don't know how you do it. You look so great! Wow, time flies. You are almost there! So glad that you and baby are doing well. I hope you write up more about your method (for materni dressing) when you have time. If I get pregnant again I will definitely be looking up these posts.

  • Beth Ann replied 8 years ago

    This will be perfect in the first weeks post-baby, too. Love the print!

  • replied 8 years ago

    I loved that top when it made its debut on you and your pics demonstrate just how fabulous it's been throughout your pregnancy as well. What a workhorse!

  • Amy replied 8 years ago

    I can see why that makes you happy. Gorgeous!

  • Kiwichik replied 8 years ago

    You have such a great eye for pattern & colour you really are the poster girl for looking fab whilst pregnant.

  • goldenpig replied 8 years ago

    Thanks so much everyone for the boosts!

    Shannon, I agree, it's one of my best purchases to date! Very versatile. Shevia, I agree it does look even better with a baby bump. Beth Ann, agree that it will be one of my post-partum staples to camouflage the post-baby bulge. Scarlet, I was waiting for YOU to write about your maternity dressing method...you had killer maternity style! How are things going with the new baby?

  • Auburn replied 8 years ago

    Love this!
    I've heard good things about H&M's maternity line. Have you been impressed?

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    My happiness factor is 10 just looking at you in your killer peacock tunic outfits!

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    This is a beautiful item, Natalie, and you just glow in it. I saw on supersale at my Nordstrom and was so tempted but am not a collar gal. Love how you work your wardrbobe.

  • goldenpig replied 8 years ago

    Auburn, I have to say I wasn't that impressed with H&M maternity. I've only gone there a couple times, but the maternity section in our store was tiny (just a couple racks) and filled with empire waist tops or T shirts that ballooned out over the belly which I didn't like (I've been dressing more body-con this time around). I only bought the one pair of black skinny maternity pants but it smells kind of funny--has this slight petroleum chemical smell. Kind of like when I DIY waxed a pair of jeans--I couldn't stand the smell so I washed the wax off, but this smell persists even after washing. I'm almost done with my pregnancy so I haven't bothered to replace it and keep wearing it despite the faint smell. I actually had much better luck in the H&M regular section--found a couple of long cowl neck sweaters that I have been wearing a ton, and some of their regular T shirts are long enough that I can still wear them. I'm really limiting my maternity pieces and trying to find stuff in the regular section that will still work during and after pregnancy.

    Angie, thanks for the K rating! I definitely feel killer in this top!

    Una, aw too bad you didn't get it! I would have loved to be a peacock twin with you!

  • jayne replied 8 years ago

    So Stylish....I wore one dress nearly the whole last two months of my first pregnancy...Oh i loved getting into regular clothes again!

  • Scarlet replied 8 years ago

    Hi Natalie, we are doing great. I am pretty much dying from too much cuteness. Why did I wait so long to become a mom? Oh well, I guess it was the right time for me. I still would like to write up my strategy and evaluate it as well for future reference. I am still figuring out the new phase of nursing and baby-friendly dressing. It does get easier though the bigger he gets and the more confident I get with him. I guess when I go back to work I will also be back to my old tricks.

  • lynne replied 8 years ago


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