Harlem World

maternity styleI don’t have much to say about this look except that black and white are my maternity must-wear colors.

pregnancy style

pregnancy style

pregnancy style

pregnancy stylePants: Asos Maternity | Top: H&M (Similar) | Shoes: Necessary Clothing (love these)

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Welcome, Spring!

pregnancy styleA major milestone happened this week. I was able to go TIGHTS FREE. This is my favorite time of year. I love freeing myself from the constraints of tights.

pregnancy style

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pregnancy style

pregnancy styleDress: Asos Maternity | Shoes: Kate Spade (similar) | Clutch: Clare Vivier (similar) | Necklace: J. Crew Factory (similar)

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Pregnancy Skin Care: My Top Three

When you’re pregnant, it is really important to maintain your health and beauty routine. Not only is it good for you, it is also good for your sanity. If I am perfectly honest, I am not sure if stretch mark creams actually prevent stretch marks. I think getting stretch marks has more to do with heredity and skin type, and no cream can change your genetic makeup. I will say I haven’t gotten a new stretch mark (yet), and I think these creams are really helping! Also, my pregnant skin definitely needs extra TLC. Between dry patches and break outs, a solid moisturizer is essential. I have found three that I swear by. top 31. Burt’s Bees “Mama Bee’ Belly Butter: This cream is great. I personally like it because it barely has any smell and it moisturizes deeply. I know this is supposed to be a belly butter, but I use it all over my body. My arms and legs have never felt smoother.

2. Mustela Stretch Marks Double Action: This stuff is the real deal. True story — I have stretch marks in the most random places from growth spurts I had growing up. This cream has really helped to even my skin and I believe it has helped to prevent new stretch marks. We will see how I hold up in these last few months.

3. Creme Ancienne Soft Cream: I thought I loved this creme before I got pregnant, but it is my saving grace now. Sadly, I have been plagued by breakouts during pregnancy (booo) but this creme has really helped to keep my skin nice and luminous. So even if I have a blemish, at least the rest of my skin is glowing!

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Second Skin

pregancy styleLoving this bandage dress from The Kewl Shop. It is also shockingly comfortable given its figure hugging fit — and comfort is key for a pregnant lady like me!

pregnancy style

pregnancy style

pregnancy style

pregnancy styleShoes: Necessary Clothing (old, but love these) | Bag: Clare Vivier (similar) | Dress: The Kewl Shop | Jacket: Tommy Hilfiger (ridiculously old, but this one is cute) | Sunglasses: Amazon (similar)

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Plaid on Plaid

plaid on plaidSince it snowed on the first day of Spring, I feel like I have every right to wear my wintery plaid well into April. It’s only fair. :)

plaid mixing

plaid mixing

plaid mixingShoes: L.L. Bean | Jeans: J. Crew | Shirt and Blazer: J. Crew Factory | Scarf: Brooks Brothers

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End of Winter Layers

winter maternity styleThis top has gotten me through the winter. It is warm, structured enough to conceal the bump and it goes with everything! The downside? It is dry clean only, and I spill something on it every single time I wear it. Also, can we talk about my new Jord watch for just one second? It is made from solid wood, is super cute, and it smells really good. I know that is weird, but the fresh wood smells so nice! IMG_1994 winter maternity style winter maternity style jord watch Shoes: J. Crew Factory (love these) | Pants: H&M Maternity | Top: C. Wonder (now closed, but love this one) | Coat: H&M | Watch: Jord (c/o)

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End of Winter Brights

maternity styleOh hey, it’s your favorite puffy-faced pregnant friend checking in to tell you that I’ve officially broken out my spring colors. I just can’t bear to wear another black sweater!

winter maternity style

winter maternity styleShoes: Piperlime | Dress: C. Wonder (now closed, but this one is similar) | Coat: J. Crew Factory | Bag; Persifor: (old, but love her new ones)

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