WIW 8/27: Embracing the bump in an orange maxi skirt

I have always wanted to wear a maxi skirt or dress, even though I know they aren't popular here on YLF. And now I have an excuse to wear stretchy maxi skirts (I feel like maxis are way cuter with a bump!). I found one from Nordstrom that looked like it would be fun to wear, in one of my favorite colors (bright orange). I bought it a couple months ago but haven't worn it till now...perfect way to enter Embrace the Bump stage!

I took the kids to a school picnic at DD's new school...it was pretty casual, so I wanted to dress the part and not look too out of place with the other parents. But I couldn't resist the matchy matchy cheesiness of pairing the orange skirt with my Kate Spade orange slice straw bag (hey, at least I left off the orange stripe sunhat and orange flower flip flops I was considering!). I wore the skirt with a white H&M T shirt and AE faded denim jacket, Coach sunglasses, Naturalizer Jailene flat nude sandals and a turquoise necklace (because I grew up in AZ and orange, white, denim and turquoise just feel right together). I was casual and comfy and showing off the bump and still felt stylish all at the same time!

And bonus, the kiddos loved the maxi skirt too (pic 5)!

Thanks for looking and commenting!

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  • lyn* replied 6 years ago

    You look very radiant, Natalie! :) I love the summery look you have going on today - and the bump looks great! Congratulations! *big hugs!*

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    This is nice - love the denim and orange pairing. The orange slice bag is so fab for you!

  • ramya replied 6 years ago

    I like the combo :)

    And the pic with kiddos is sooooooo adorable :)

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Great colors and really nice silhouette. How funny are the little ones:)

  • jen replied 6 years ago

    Love orange and blue together, last pic is a CLASSIC :)

  • Kirti replied 6 years ago

    I love this look, it is so summery and fresh!

  • harmonica replied 6 years ago

    Lovely! Great colours, fun and fab! I like the siluette too :-) Kiddos - adorable! (my boys love to hide in or behind my clothes, too. ok, not DS1 - he is almost as tall as I am)

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    Adorable maxi indeed much better with a bump:-)) plus how fab news, congrats Natalie!++

  • Zapotee replied 6 years ago

    I love this Natalie. The baby bump makes everything look better.

  • Astrid replied 6 years ago

    This is fabulous! You look wonderful. I love the maxi skirt and the items you paired it with are just perfect. This color combination is so pretty.

  • Parsley replied 6 years ago

    Aren't you the cutest pregnant mom ever!
    This is a great relaxed casual outfit, and the kiddos' legs peeking out from your skirt had me in stitches!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Adore the denim jacket and white tee paired with the stunning orange maxi skirt. I am not a maxi lover but you're right, it's fab with your pretty bump! You look gorgeous Natalie!

  • christy replied 6 years ago

    PERFECT! :) Casual and approachable but perfectly stylish. Love the denim and turquoise with the orange.

  • texstyle replied 6 years ago

    I think I missed the post where you first mentioned the new baby so first, Congratulations to you and your family! You look great in this and I agree it's a great time to wear those maxis.

  • Lisa replied 6 years ago

    First-congratulations! Now on to the outfit, this is a lovely casual summer outfit. I adore the orange mixed with blue denim here, just lovely.

  • JR replied 6 years ago

    I think you've accomplished what makes a maxi successful, a nice sense of flow. I'll bet it swishes just beautifully.

    Love the overall look. I think you really nailed it.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Adorable, Natalie!! This looks lovely on you. So fresh and fun.

  • Jem replied 6 years ago

    You look great in that outfit! Your last picture made me laugh. Your kids are so funny, it's a great picture!

  • annagybe replied 6 years ago

    Wow this looks great!

  • Vicki replied 6 years ago

    Your last photo cracked me up and it's a frame-worthy photo! Quite artistic. ;)

    I love your maxi and the color combination is so wonderful. What a cute purse, too, just bringing a smile to the whole outfit.

  • christina replied 6 years ago

    Everything looks better with a bump!

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    Oh yep. Now you get to do all that *cool.* Lookin' like a starlet :)

  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago

    Yay for this cute maxi WIW! And I love the Mother Hubbard photo with the little ones!

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