Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Cape Me Up!

Dear Diary,
  As if dressing a bump is not hard enough already, dressing a bump in the winter? Forget it!  Most winter coats are pregnant women's nemesis (forget about buttoning up!).  Lucky for me, this winter is a total cape season.  It's the perfect cover up for a growing bump in the cold weather.  Not to mention it's a vehicle to cover that unflattering growing behind of yours (stuffed in a pair of thinly stretched leggings from your pre-regnancy days).   I have a few people to thank for kick starting this life-saving trend: Olivia Palermo (Cara Delevingne, SJP) with the Burberry colorbock blanket/cape and the gorgeous Blake Lively in the Alicia Adams cape.  Yes, I might look like a tent but that's okay with me!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Keeping Your Own Style With A Growing Bump

Dear Diary,
  Sorry I've been missing for a little while.  You can say I've been busy expanding the F&R clan.  I just want to stop and say hi to let you know I'!

In the past few months I've been spending a lot of time in my sweats and t-shirt (hey~ that's every pregnant women's right!).  However, every once in a while when I was required to look more decently, I still try to look like my old self, just with an ever changing body shape.  It's hasn't been easy and unfortunately that means I repeat my clothes quit often.  But that's what I chose to do instead of purchasing a brand new maternity wardrobe that I won't be too excited about.  My simple formula has been to purchase a few super stretchy dresses and pair it with different existing outerwear from your closet.  Like this H&M black cotton dress that was meant to be a multi-tiered drape dress ended up as my go to maternity dress.  Believe me, I'll wear this same outfit even long after I off load this bun~