I can’t tell you how amazing it’s been sharing our pregnancy story and news with you guys this time around. I feel so connected with so many of you that are currently trying, going through IVF, share a similar story as ours or also in the midst of a pregnancy. Thank you for all your responses and sharing your stories with me. Forever grateful for the amount of support I got for sharing ours.
When I was pregnant with Elin I had so much fun putting together stylish looks while sporting a bump. Overall I enjoyed being pregnant and had little complaints. This time around, I did get the uneasy tummy and sudden craving for greasy french fries and cheeseburgers and didn’t feel great the first few months—not that I was complaining because I was so grateful just to be pregnant. Since August I feel like I’ve finally hit my stride styling this baby bump and regained some energy.
Here are some pieces I’ve been living in, a few places I found the best affordable/bump friendly finds and cozy knits I’ll wear long past this phase of my life.
Sources for affordable bump-friendly finds:
When I started showing and stopped fitting into some of my clothes I jumped on the Zara app (my favorite way to shop the store) and ordered at least 7 different dresses thinking some wouldn’t work. They all came and were all amazing. Best part was that none of them are maternity so they’ll still be wearable after baby comes. I also discovered some really great affordable finds on Asos and a ton on Mango that I’ve been relying on. Including some favorites here.
Knitwear is something I’ve always justified investing in. A well-made knit lasts forever and will serve your wardrobe every season of the year. It also happens to have a little stretch to it. This Jenni Kayne sweater dress has been a favorite lately. It’s sleeveless so it’s perfect for layering (especially in September) and has enough stretch for a bump. Not to mention it’s crazy comfortable. More favorite knits…