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My Pregnancy Style – Must Haves

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I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t love being pregnant. I was insanely nauseous during the first trimester, so bad I would randomly and abruptly get sick everywhere. At work, at Target, at dinner, etc. During my second trimester I made a career change and moved back home to the Midwest and during the third, I was so incredibly swollen and tired. But now that it is over, I sometimes miss my little belly, feeling babe shift and move inside of me, but 10 months was a LONG time and I’m glad that I get to spend forever being Miss Brooklyn’s mama.

I’ve had several requests about my pregnancy must haves so I thought I would share the short list of beauty and fashion items that I couldn’t have lived without.

Clothing

I did not purchase a lot of maternity clothes. First off, I didn’t find a lot of maternity clothes cute to be honest. I personally didn’t want to buy a basic, empire waisted maxi dress and couldn’t find a lot out that I was drawn to in the market. So I decided to invest in a few pieces and repurpose items that were already in my closet.

The maternity items that I did buy and that I would recommend would be :

This dress had hand embroidery and is just so beautiful. Again, this comes at a higher price tag, but I felt so beautiful every time I wore it, it was worth it. Buy it here.

Since I didn’t want to buy too much maternity wear, I repurposed items in my current closet as I mentioned before. Basically midi and maxis with a jacket or layered tee/tank was my pregnancy uniform. My absolute favorite brand was Free People since they have a more generous cut. I could wear a medium or large and still feel comfortable. Below were some of my favorite items. Basically if it was loose, knit, and comfortable, I was about it. Two of the dresses had smocking details, allowing the garment to stretch with my body. Plus, all of these items look just as great with or without a bump.

 

If you need ONE item, I would highly recommend in my opinion, the best legging in the world. This is the Align Pant from Lululemon, a buttery, high waisted legging that makes you feel like you are wearing nothing. I own at least 5 pairs since I wear these so much. Available in several colors and lengths, you can get a pair here. I bought a size bigger than I normally wear and these stretched with me through the entire pregnancy.

Beauty

I tried multiple lotions and creams to prevent stretch marks. The smell of cocoa butter made me sick. Mama Mio Tummy Rub was pricey and I was unimpressed. My ultimate go to ended up being Kopari’s Coconut Melt. I loved that it was 100% natural and organic. It melted so easily on the skin and smelled amazing. I only wish I would’ve discovered it earlier in my pregnancy.

Especially near the end of my pregnancy, I was all about getting as much sleep as possible. Now I like a full face of makeup, so I prioritized what was important to still make me feel like myself, but without so much of the effort.

Would love to hear about your favorite pregnancy style must haves!

X – B

 

 

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