For my birthday, my husband bought me an extravagant gift certificate to BCBG, one of my favorite stores, but one I never shop at because it's so expensive. Today I decided to go spend it all for two reasons. One, I want to be able to wear them while I'm still "relatively thin." Two, I thought I might be able to get some shirts that could serve as maternity shirts, at least early on. Thank god the styles right now are long, loose shirts and leggings, huh?
And, before you go on, I should say I am NOT a fashionable person at all. Most of the time, I'm a mess. But I love getting new clothes. Does anyone else feel they are never as nice as the first time you wear them? Anyhow, in no particular order, this is what I bought...
This one is a good go-to shirt. Its soft and comfortable and has cute panels sewn in an arc on the back (not pictured!) to hide the fact that my baby seems to be growing in my love handles. Plus, there's room to grow!
Oh, and I bought it in white. Hmm...don't mind the dumpy bra I'm wearing in all of these pictures. Doesn't do much for me. Ha.
This one I love because of the draping of the shirt. But my husband stepped back like I was blinding him with my neon orange florescence (you can't tell in the picture, but it's actually fine stripes of orange and white). Oh well. Also, he said there was no room for a baby in this shirt. Whatever...I think it has a built in kangaroo pouch in the front!
Now this sweater. Feel free to say all the bad things about it you want. My husband looked at me like I was a bag lady and when I turned around to show him how cute the back is, he looked at me with fear and apprehension. I don't care. It is soft as a brand new chenille robe and feels like you're wrapped in a blanket. It will look really cute with my tall Uggs or even tall heeled boots or maybe my zipper jeans...or just sweat pants and fat belly. Plan on wearing this right through to delivery day. I l-o-v-e- it.
Last one. Not really a maternity shirt. Although maybe I could wear a long white tank top under it for the first few months? I just really like it. The picture doesn't do it justice. It will look great with some jewelry. Maybe a big colored cuff bracelet and definitely some skinny jeans and heels.
So there we go, a big splurge (although the money was already spent on my birthday present) and a Congrats-You're-Pregnant gift to me.
Hmm. You'll notice I didn't buy any pants. I think I'm planning on spending as many days as possible in leggings? Also, maxi dresses are my favorite go-to item.