Oct 8, 2014

Maternity Style: Black & Gray

// shoes: ann taylor (similar) // necklace: f21 (similar)

*bump status: 33 weeks

I am so thankful to work in a relatively casual work environment. I mean, technically it's business casual, and I do have to wear the occasional suit (like twice a year), but in general it's really laid back. Especially in the summer when no students are around (I work on a college campus) - most people women are rocking tanks, flowy skirts and strappy sandals. Now that we are well into fall, I need to dress a little more appropriately, but I've been wearing these pants to work a lot. Yes, they are jeans. But they are gray. And I am pregnant, so I somehow feel that I can get away with a lot when it comes to clothing. Other than crop tops, of course.

I only have three pairs of pants that fit, and I have decided that is plenty, thankyouverymuch. In fact, since my wardrobe has been so limited, I have been really impressed with how many outfits I can create out of so little. I know a lot of people have been considering moving to a capsule wardrobe and I have to admit that I am tempted. We'll see what happens once this baby arrives :)

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  1. I'm loving the gray jeans trend. This outfit is super cute! I don't know if I could do a capsule wardrobe. I think it would drive me crazy not having as many choices (but I guess that's the point, right?).


  2. I love gray jeans! Glad your still fit! I remember getting to that point!

  3. I'm obsessed with Caroline's blog and the idea of a capsule wardrobe, but unfortunately I just don't think I could do it (I have no willpower). But I still love seeing people do this and I think you're super smart to get as much out of your maternity pieces as possible.

  4. Love your gray jeans & your necklace is so pretty!! You look great.
    Marta, xo

  5. As someone who is a fan of tiny houses, it probably won't surprise you to hear that I LOVE the idea of a capsule wardrobe! 37 pieces per season sounds like a lot, but I bet if I counted my individual clothing items I'd be surprised at how many I actually have. Love the outfit - women in their 3rd trimester deserve to be comfortable, especially at work!

  6. too cute momma!
    xo Jessica

  7. I love the gray and black combo, and you accessorized it perfectly - the necklace and flats make it into an *outfit*.

  8. Wouldn't that be just awful to have to dress up for work everyday while pregnant? I imagine it's all about the comfort! And you look fabulous =)

  9. Use the pregnancy excuse as much as possible! It definitely works for clothing. Those are really cute jeans! And 3 pairs of pants could work especially with dresses thrown in there!

  10. I'm with others- I would just let pregnancy let you get away with as much as possible. No one's going to mess with a pregnant woman :)

  11. I'm pretty sure it is a rule that the pregnant lady can do what she wants, right? Love the grey jeans and your necklace!

  12. I am tempted with the capsule wardrobe as well. I have been reading a lot about it, but I think I would do one for fun and one for work, and when I am pregnant I will totally wear jeans to work. Don't argue with a pregnant woman, mmkay.

  13. I think I have about the same number of pants that fit me! I just can't spend money on maternity clothes that I won't be wearing much longer. I am living in leggings and skirts lately!

  14. I really like those jeans! I didn't have the nerve to limit my wardrobe down quite to capsule size but did some pretty serious downsizing. I kind of felt like I was cheating starting in these last few months of pregnancy because very few items fit anyway, but I'm hoping it's good practice! :)

  15. I'm very excited for my grey jeans this fall - I want to wear them with everything! I think you can still look very professional in denim, and it would just be wrong to give a pregnant lady a hard time about wearing the only pants which fit.
    Chic on the Cheap

  16. I'm totally in the same boat! It really is SO amazing how decently I can dress with so few options. I'm really wanting it to get colder here, though, so I can add cardigans and sweaters to my wardrobe.

  17. In my last month of pregnancy I started coming to work in sweatpants (nice sweatpants) and a blazer. Basically that's all that fit anymore and I'm pretty sure that my bosses knew not to say a word! You look fantastic!


  18. Love this outfit - those jeans are super cute! I would say 3 pairs is plenty when you're almost there anyhow!! I've been reading a bit into the capsule wardrobes, it's pretty interesting!!

    Fashion, Floss and Lip Gloss

  19. Looks like your pregnancy is giving you your own little style challenge, 3 pairs of pants x however long you have left! Somehow I think the only way I will actually get myself to do a challenge is out of necessity, like this!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  20. So if you're not supposed to be wearing jeans, do you have to wear slacks if you want to wear pants? I find it hilarious that you day you can get away with wearing jeans when you're pregnant. That may be true! Haha I'm being drawn to more simple outfits lately and yours is no exception :)


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