I love this sweater dress. I think of it as my kick-@$$ UWP dress, especially when paired with my black leather obi belt, black lace-up Frye boots, UWP hammered silver bracelet, and black ruffled trench.
Here is my original WIW post with the sweater dress last fall:
And now it's even more fun with a bump! I felt like a pregnant version of Trinity from the Matrix. Don't mess with this mama! I was happy all day at work and at the park with the kids and out for dinner in this outfit--comfy and kick-@$$ at the same time!
So happy I can still wear this dress, as well as other dresses and skirts from my post-YLF wardrobe, like my fave Bailey 44 dress. I felt like I was wearing pajamas all day in that dress. I could happily alternate between these two dresses the rest of the pregnancy if I had to! The leather skirt I just hiked up a couple inches so I could still zip it up (so it became an over the knee rather than midi skirt), and the black and yellow chevron skirt has an elastic waist (I still barely managed to wrap a skinny belt above the bump to create a faux waist). The longer I can put off wearing maternity, the better! I'm on SYC right now (and probably for the rest of the pregnancy), which is kind of a bummer because I'm just dreading growing out of my clothes and having to pull out my old pre-YLF maternity clothes. But our expenses are going up this year with the upcoming baby, with a nanny plus two school tuitions, and plus we are looking at getting a safer car for the nanny to drive the kids around. So kid safety and education definitely trumps fashion and staying on trend! At least it's forcing me to be creative with my current wardrobe and squeeze every last outfit I can out of it.
This is so different from my first two pregnancies. I jumped into maternity clothes as soon as I could, because it was an excuse to buy new clothes! And then I kept wearing them in between my pregnancies even though I didn't need to, because I liked them so much and they were the most stylish clothes I owned. Funny how my tastes can change as my style evolved! It's a good lesson for me in remixing and repurposing my wardrobe and wearing non-maternity clothes during pregnancy. I didn't think it was possible, but so far so good!
1-5. Calvin Klein black and white sweaterdress (Nordstrom on sale)
Only Mine black obi belt (Nordstrom)
H&M black tights
Frye Melissa black lace-up boots
Le Sak purse in black
White House Black Market hammered silver bracelet
Kate Spade Melissa ruffle trench
6-7. Bailey 44 orange tiered striped dress (Anthro)
Lafayette 148 caramel leather jacket (Nordstrom Rack)
Fossil velvet floral satchel
Forever 21 orange and bronze bracelet
Stuart Weitzman Giveable ballet flats in leopard (regular pumps and heeled sandals/boots are starting to get uncomfortable for me, so I'm wearing more flats and wedge boots/sandals)
8-10. Classiques Entier sleeveless pussy bow blouse (I'm amazed I could still fit in it!)
Lafayette 148 leather A line skirt from Nordstrom (another surprise fit)
White House Black Market ink blue jacket (I could have buttoned it up, but then it looked ridiculous with the bump popping out underneath so I left it open)
Dooney & Bourke yellow satchel
La Canadienne Galaxy chocolate suede boots
11-13. INC black turtleneck (Macy's)
ASOS black white and mustard yellow chevron skirt
Mustard yellow skinny belt (from Jason Wu for Target dress)
Dooney & Bourke yellow satchel
Cole Haan Air Talia black wedge sandals
(bonus shot with DD and DS playing at a friend's house)
PS The nurses are all commenting how since I made the announcement a couple of weeks ago, I've suddenly popped and become huge. It think it just means that I was doing a pretty good job of hiding the bump before! But now patients are starting to rub my belly and ask me if I'm pregnant even if I haven't said anything. It's a good thing I really am pregnant and not just gaining extra weight, or I'd be offended! It's mostly little old ladies rubbing me though, so it's hard to get upset at them.