Since I'm in my second trimester now, I had packed away all my regular jeans and pants and thought that I had to start wearing maternity. But when I wore the couple new pairs of maternity jeans I bought, they kept wanting to slide off my butt and I had to keep yanking them up, which is really frustrating. I think my belly is not quite big enough to hold them up yet (even though I have quite a prominent bump now, there's no hiding it anymore).
So I decided to go back to my regular non-maternity pants this week, figuring I'd leave them unzipped and do the elastic around the button trick. But surprisingly, I found out I didn't have to--some of my pants still fit buttoned up all the way! All of these pants are my non-maternity pants completely buttoned up! Some of these were slightly loose to begin with, or stretchy or boyfriend jeans. I'm shocked I still fit into them--maybe I'm carrying higher this time! Actually, all of these clothes are non-maternity BTW.
The only problem is my non-maternity tops are starting to become too short (like the polka dot top in #12) and require a lot of yanking down, so I think I'm going to have to bust out the maternity clothes soon anyhow. But I'll enjoy squeezing as much time out of my non-maternity clothes as I can while it lasts!
1-2. One last hurrah for the H&M floral pants! The Anne Fontaine blouse is so stretchy (the whole back is this spandex type material)--I think it might actually work as a maternity button down blouse. The F21 orange jacket was from the OC swap--fun to pair with the floral pants and turquoise Kate Spade pumps and clutch. Wore this to work and it was fun to still feel "fashiony" even while pregnant.
3-4. I don't love this look but am posting it for Denise (since she suggested a grey dolman sweater for me in another thread). Express sweater that I got as a bday gift from my sister. It's see-through mesh so I had to wear a black H&M tank under it. Ugh I just don't like this silhouette on me--I am not used to waist surrender and dolman sleeves. I feel like a big grey sack of potatoes especially with the big belly! I still like fitted waists, even though I have no waist anymore! Kut from the Kloth red skinnies are a little stretchy so they still fit, and red Converse.
5-7. Same red skinnies and Converse and black tank, this time with a Bobeau black and white banded top (DH doesn't like this top on me--he hates swirly graphic patterns like this one) and black KS trench and red WHBM bag. Still unsure about the whole waist surrender look--feel like it kind of makes me look even bigger than I am. But I like this one better than the grey sweater because of the pattern--feels a little more "me".
8. Classiques Entier grey blazer with black lace trim. Paired with the matching grey trousers (instead of the matching skirt), because I wanted to try a pant suit look this time. Black Anne Fontaine stretchy shirt (though this one shows too many tummy lumps). The grey trousers are size 6 and were slightly loose before, now they're snug. I can button up the blazer but it's getting a little too snug to keep it buttoned all day. Paired with my favorite combo--Dotty and fishbow pumps (to keep the outfit from being TOO boring). Wore this to work, but took the kids to the park after work.
9-11. Finally big enough to break out the Albert Makali peacock tunic. It's actually non-maternity, but it totally looks like a maternity top on me now. I can't believe I can still button up the Gap Real Skinny pants! Major coup! Bronze Born flats and grey KS bag. Wore this to work, but bonus shot with DS at the park.
12-13. Kut from the Kloth Catherine boyfriend jeans for MOTG. These were still sliding off a little because I had sized up to an 8. Wore it with my polka dot shirt (getting too short to cover the bump though) and red INC cardigan. Dotty and red Converse.
Well, I thought it would be fun do a Last Call for Non-Maternity Pants week. Now back to my regularly scheduled programming of jersey dresses!