this post is for you! 🙂
And spoiler alert…there are a couple of pictures of me 9 months pregnant after Kilee’s post!
AND a link to a giveaway for a sunless tanner.
This is a LONG post, so get ready.
I have had several requests for maternity clothes posts recently,
so I called on Kilee from ONE little MOMMA to share all of her wisdom with us.
You are going to LOVE Kilee.
Look how cute she is here with her fam (and now she is preggo with one more boy on the way!)
Kilee is SUPER darling, SUPER stylish, SUPER creative, and SUPER sweet.
If you want to see some examples of why she deserves all of the above adjectives, check her out!
Click HERE to see some tips on how to find some amazing stuff at thrift stores!
Click HERE to see how she made her own flowy sleeveless cardigan.
And click HERE to see the unbelievably easy way she made her own denim vest!
LOOK HOW CUTE that denim vest is!
I totally want to be Kilee’s real-life friend! I want to go thrifting with her, and then I want her to fashion me something amazing out of nothing.
Take it away Kilee!
Share your wisdom with us!
I’m so happy to be here guest posting with Sheaffer!
I am Kilee from ONE little MOMMA where I blog about style, DIY projects,
trend spotting, thrifting and more.
I am currently seven months pregnant and expecting my third boy in June.
When Sheaffer asked if I could work up some maternity style for PTMT, I was excited for the challenge. Being pregnant is wonderful, but it creates its own set of challenges when it comes to fashion and style. I feel like it has been a learning process for me as a fashion/lifestyle blogger during this pregnancy to stay true to my own style and find a way to dress
in what flatters my changing body.
THANK YOU KILEE!
I found that jackets, cardigans, maxi skirts, and even some low wasted stretchy jeans could just be regular sizes (non-maternity). In fact, I bought a couple of maternity cardigans (shocker!) but never wore them because I just felt they were too boxy.
Pairing a regular cardigan or jacket over a pregnant belly in a maternity t-shirt is cute!
I also found that I didn’t like items where the band went all the way over the belly. It found it to be WAY too constricting. I preferred under the belly options.
So, to go along with today’s theme….
I think I’m 9 mo pregnant in both pictures.
When I was pregnant, my entire wardrobe came from LOFT, GAP, Old Navy, and Target.
And at first I had several pants and shorts from Old Navy, but when I started reading the reviews they weren’t that great (lots of “off sizing” complaints).
So, I just have a random assortment of things.
First up, maxi skirts.
HERE is a maternity maxi skirt that is striped and oh so cute.
All of the other maxi skirts pictured below aren’t maternity, but worn below the waist they could be worn well into your pregnancy as well as after your little munchkin is born! Way to stretch a dollar!
You can’t go wrong with some colorful cropped pants and a striped t-shirt!
And check out this selection of t-shirts from Old Navy.
I also pulled together some great maternity swimwear looks!
One thing I found is that I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on my maternity clothes, but I did want to of course look as cute as possible. I spent relatively little money on the majority of my wardrobe, but I did shell out some $$ for some really good basic pieces that I knew I would get a lot of wear out of and feel great in! These are pieces that might be worth the extra money.
What I found to be SUPER important during my pregnancy (and several months afterwards) was my undergarments. These are some necessary essentials.
I don’t know about you ladies, but I slept in a bra or tank the last couple of months of the pregnancy as well as the first several months after Carter was born. I wanted the bra or tank to be functional and comfortable. These fit the bill.
I also loved my belly band both during and right after the pregnancy also.
And for after the baby is here, every mamma wants a fabulous diaper bag.
I got mine at the Coach outlet, and it was stylish, but it wasn’t as functional as I would have liked.
I’ve learned from my friends that I should have gone with a Petunia Pickle Bottom bag.
You can’t get any cuter, and these people know what they are doing when making a bag that “WORKS”.
And last but not least, if you’re a nursing mama, you have
got to got to GOT TO have one of THESE.
That was a lot of information people!
If you’ve made it to the end of the post, give yourself a pat on the back.
If you aren’t pregnant and want to see what I typically do here at Pinterest Told Me To, I would love for you to take a minute to look around!
*To see how I styled my camo pants with royal blue (and read about my FAV t-shirt), click HERE.
To see what I recently got for my birthday, click HERE.
Thanks again Kilee for all of your great tips!
Everybody make sure you go over HERE and give her some love!
And don’t forget to enter the giveaway for the Rodan+Fields sunless tanner HERE.