WIW 2/27-3/3: 40 wk denim jackets & orange slice, mom & daughter style

Nope, no baby yet! Although he should be arriving soon, hopefully in the next few days! Still running around, volunteering at DD's school, dropping the kids off at school, taking care of last minute errands, taking the kids to weekend activities and visiting with friends, so I'm staying busy even though I'm off work now.

Last week's MOTG formula was cardigans over tunic dresses and leggings and ballet flats. This week I was exploring a slightly different MOTG formula--denim jacket over dresses/skirts. I have three cropped denim jackets (red, white and blue) and used them all. And I wore a lot of orange, including my orange slice bag for three out of the last five days...who knew such a frivolous bag could be such a workhorse! Still getting by with mostly non-maternity stretchy clothes even at 40 weeks & post-due date!

Also, it's fun to see DD's fashion sense so well-developed even at age 5 1/2--she won't wear anything unless she picks it herself (she doesn't even let me offer her two choices to pick from--it has to be entirely her own selection). And funnily enough, we had matching themes going on for two of the days--fruits and stripes/pattern mixing. She shares a lot of my style preferences for both matchy matchy and pattern mixing. In #4, every piece she chose had strawberries on it, including her hat, shirt, jacket, skirt, leggings and socks. I wish I could be that perfectly matchy matchy (actually, I am that hyper-matchy sometimes with my polka dots or bubbles or KS florals)! We were fruity pals--she was a strawberry shortcake and I had my orange slice bag. Then the next day in #6, I did pattern mixing with stripes and dots, and she happened to choose a striped+floral pattern mixed dress, and did even more pattern mixing of her own with a turquoise leaf print dress underneath and pink striped socks. I guess our fashion preferences must be genetic! Fun to do unintentional twin days with DD!

Meanwhile DS in #7 is so excited for the baby to come--both DS and DD kiss and rub my belly and talk to the baby. They can't wait (and I can't either)! Hopefully my next WIW post will have a new snuggly accessory to show off!

1-2. AE cropped blue denim jacket
Bailey 44 orange tiered striped dress
Secret Santa leopard necklace
Stuart Weitzmann leopard ballet flats
Fossil floral satchel
Forever 21 bronze bracelet

3-4. AE blue denim jacket
Target white maternity T shirt
Nordstrom orange stretch waist maxi skirt
Nude flat sandals
F21 turquoise necklace
Kate Spade orange slice bag

5-7. Nordstrom juniors Jolt red denim jacket
B44 black and white striped tank
Bobeau black and grey polka dot skirt
SW red ballet flats
Circles necklace
Michael Kors studded black satchel

8-9. AE white denim jacket
MK agate dress
Nike black capri leggings
Cole Haan black wedge sandals
F21 turquoise necklace
KS orange slice bag

10-11. AE white denim jacket
TJ Maxx Ralph Lauren navy floral dress
Nike black capri leggings
CH black wedge sandals
KS butterly necklace
KS orange slice bag

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17 Comments

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Aw, absolutely love your fashion-first, just-happens-to-be maternity wear! The pattern mixing and matching gene is so much fun, too. It is sweet that DD and DS are positive and loving to future DS and not jealous at all. Shows what great parents you are that they are not threatened by a new sibling. :)

  • lyn* replied 6 years ago

    How is it possible that you look so fabulous??? I love the dotty skirt in #5 and #6; and your kids are just tooooo cute!!! I love your orange wedge bag too - it looks like it's quite versatile!

    Take care of yourself! *Hug!*

  • ramya replied 6 years ago

    God you are seriously gorgeous!!!!'''Take care of yourself :)

  • harmonica replied 6 years ago

    you're out of this world gorgeous!!! Seriously - so fashionable, fun and glowing through all the 40(!!!) maternity weeks!! And you are taking care of two super cute kiddos, DH and a full time job - unbelievable! SO much fun to follow you and your FAB style! Truly inspirational. Take care and all the best for all of you. Crossing my fingers for the baby to come - sooner is better now ;-)

  • Asingh replied 6 years ago

    Fashionable outfits!

  • Hil replied 6 years ago

    So gorgeous @ 40 weeks +! The doula in me cannot wait to hear the big news! x

  • transition replied 6 years ago

    Awesome, adorable, amazing!

    Looking forward to your newest accessory, the only kind that could steal such an already-fab show!

  • krishnidoux replied 6 years ago

    OMG these are all to die for! What a candy for the eye and for the inspiration!

    Your children are so adorable. You must be very proud. Mother-daughter in 4 is just priceless, please frame that one! And your son has a contagious smile. How can you discipline him? I couldn't.

    My favourite outfit of the bunch - and this was hard - is 5. But 8-11 are very appealing too. They look comfortable and chic, all you want to be when pregnant. The orange bag give them a lot of "zest", freshness, and attitude. But 5 is just... perfection. There is pattern mixing, humour, simplicity, punch altogether. I like how the red is repeated in the shoes, and every detail of the outfit is so wearable, liveable, it says: "I own my look!".

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    You and your daughter have exquisite style sense! All fantastic outfits. I love the Bailey 44, am hoping to purchase it for myself. And that KS orange slice bag is my favorite!
    Matching and pattern mixing perfection!

  • missvee replied 6 years ago

    You look so good in these photos. It's hard to believe how well you've adapted your wardrobe for maternity wear. Fingers crossed you won't have long to wait for the baby now.

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Wow, you look simply amazing! I'm so impressed that you feel good enough to get dressed and volunteer at schools and such at 40+ weeks, and that you look so completely stellar doing so!

  • Ruby Tuesday replied 6 years ago

    40 weeks and looking utterly beautiful, I'm in awe.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Amazing! The white jacket is especially gorgeous on you, your kids are adorable, and I can't believe you are still taking WIWs!

  • sarah replied 6 years ago

    Well, I was wondering if the baby had come yet! You are looking so energetic and stylish for 40 weeks! I think I was just lying in front of a fan in maternity overalls at that point ; ).

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    The strawberries and oranges in #4 have launched me into orbit. My word, that is SO CUTE! And kitty saying hi in #3 is just divine.

    You look as stunning as ever, Natalie. xo

  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago

    This is super cute. I love the use of color and pattern!

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    DD is an original! The polka dot and orange skirts are really brilliant.

    Looking forward to pics of your next *accessory* ;>

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