Look: Christmas Festivities Round 1








Forest Green velvet high neck dress: Zara | Plaid heels: J. Crew (old, but similar options here, here, and here) | Metallic clutch: J. Crew (sold out, similar RM version here)

This forest green velvety dress from Zara is the first dress that I tried on in which I could REALLY see my bump for the first time! It’s actually not a maternity dress, not even in a larger size (its a Zara TRF Medium) than normal.  For now, it seems like I can get away with (in dresses at least) stretchy, body-conscious dresses in forgiving materials– which is great news for me, in that I can keep shopping at my fave spots (Jeans right now are a whole other story lol…it seems like I went from la-dee-da, normal jeans– even at 18 weeks– and when I hit the 20 week mark, BAM! My old standby jeans are just not cutting it anymore.  More to come in another post soon, dedicated to maternity jeans!)

Anyway, this dress is one of a few “holiday-ish” ones that I picked up recently, that will take me through the next few weeks and even beyond.  I wore this look this past weekend to the first round of Christmas with Tim’s family. The plaid and studded J.Crew heels (old, similar options linked above) were the perfect edgy Christmas touch to this outfit and the metallic clutch, also from J. Crew, kept things festive.  This dress would look great on mamas-to-be, and not preggers girls as well…I can’t wait to sport it post-holiday season with, you guessed it, sporty sneaks and textured loafers to school.  Shop the look above through the links!

Happy Holidays guys!

xo, ❤



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