what i wore wednesday {maternity edition}

happy wednesday everyone!

i want to introduce you all to my sweet little sister-in-law, courtney!

she is the talented mastermind behind 2 businesses, joyful weddings & events and joyful joyful and also mama to my sweet nephew isaiah!

i thought it would be fun to feature a super stylish mom-to-be, and it turns out that so many of courtney’s outfits could easily be replicated for non-maternity wear.

thanks so much for joining us today, court!

 

Finding cute maternity clothes can be tough- especially when you do not want to break the bank on clothes you’ll only be wearing for 6 months. I found it especially difficult to find clothes that did not look like moomoos on my 5 foot frame. I ended up with a collection of simple pieces that I could dress up with accessories and I am honestly a bit sad that I have to put most of them back into the “pregnancy clothes” box destined for storage. After month 7, my heels were relegated to the closet and I fell in love with flats- they became my favorite way to jazz up a boring outfit.

Sweater: Gap Maternity (sleeves and bottom hem fold up to make a striped cuff- 2 shirts in one!)

Skinny Jeans: Old Navy Maternity (on sale for $10- even in short length- score of this pregnancy!)

Sparkly Flats: Steve Madden from Nordstrom

Necklace: Allora Handmade

 

Shirt: Nordstrom (Brass Plum- I was able to find some great tops that were not maternity, but empire waist totally worked)

Black tank: Gap maternity

Grey Sweater: Gap

Black Skinny Jeans: Borrowed from a friend, Gap Maternity

Ruffled Flats: H&M

Headband: Allora Handmade

Necklace: borrowed from my sister almost a decade ago :)

 

Shirt: Gap Maternity

Sweater: Old Navy Maternity

Jeans: Borrowed from a friend- David Bitton for Pea in the Pod

Headband: Anthropologie

Ring: Sea Unicorn on Etsy

Shoes: Macys

 

 

Tank: Old Navy Maternity

Sweater: Gap Maternity

Borrowed from a friend- David Bitton for Pea in the Pod

Necklace: My new Lisa Leonard– I am SO in love with it!

Headband: Whippy Cake

 

Sweater: Anthropologie (Funny story: My mom found it on clearance for under $15- UNDER $15!- but then thought it looked like a maternity top. I snagged it before she could even think of returning it!)

T-shirt: Liz Lange Maternity for Target

Jeans: Borrowed from a friend- David Bitton for Pea in the Pod

Shoes: Sanuk

Necklace: Vintage- heirloom cameo given to me by my husband’s grandmother

Headband: Emily Sparks Handmade

 

Shirt: Gap Maternity

Skinny Jeans: Old Navy Maternity

Shoes: Nordstrom, years ago

Necklace: Allora Handmade

 

 

Shirt: Gap Maternity (my favorite- they come in lots of colors & are super comfy)

Tank: Gap Maternity

Jeans: David Bitton

Necklace: RachelleD on etsy

Bracelet: Anthro

 

Later that day, we went out in the rain, so I added these:

The perfect maternity sweatshirt! This had been my hardest article of clothing to find- a sweatshirt that was comfy, but not a mens size XL and that was cute. My mom discovered this one in Old Navy’s maternity department.

Scarf from Gap and, you can’t see them, but there are Uggs on my feet.

 

Dressing up is always harder for me when pregnant. I have work dresses, but they are not so cute- just professional. I mainly got cute on sundays, for meetings and for my showers- other than that, I stayed in jeans, sweats or tights. Speaking of tights- my go to dress up outfit isn’t shown here, but I wanted to mention that I found a great little black dress in H&M’s maternity section. I wore it at least once a week with tights, a sweater and flats. My husband called it my uniform!

Here are the outfits I ended up wearing to my showers:

My first shower was a camping theme– so cute! My friend threw her red flannel on me when I arrived :)

Black Ruffle Dress: Old Navy Maternity

Shoes: H&M

Necklace: Nordstrom

Photo by Gabriel Ryan Photographers

 

Shower #2: I don’t even look prego in this picture! Apparently, this dress is good for concealing baby bumps in photos :)

Dress: Old Navy (not maternity)

Tights: Macys

Shoes: H&M

Petal Pusher: The Pleated Poppy :)

Shower #3:

Turquoise Tunic: Borrowed from a friend

Tights: Macys

Sweater: Old Navy Maternity

Necklace: Lisa Leonard

Shoes: Steve Madden

 

And the reason for all of these maternity clothes:

Hudson Micah Toney

Born on February 22nd

 

get. out!  i want to hold that boy! can’t wait to get my hands on that little guy – congrats you guys!

and if you want to link up your wiww posts, do so below!

 

 

Comments

  1. 1

    I’ve known Courtney since we were kids! It was so fun to get a peek at her maternity style, especially since I am currently pregnant with my third. She is adorable, as always! And Hudson! What handsome little man! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 2

    What an adorable pregnant lady! Makes me want to be pregnant again…especially after seeing that adorable outcome! Aka, Hudson! I also love that name!

  3. 3

    One of the most adorable pregnant ladies Ive seen! I wish I could pull off the cuteness when I was pregnant. I pulled off ‘whale’ pretty well though ha!

  4. 4

    Adorable- Both the mommy and the new baby!!! Congrats!

  5. 5

    Wow! I’ve never seen such a cute and stylish prego. I love the fun shoes and the layering and accessories. And that boy…gorgeous!

  6. 6

    Oh my goodness what a precious baby. And you are stylin’ in those maternity clothes! I always looked like a whale when I was pregnant, lol. Congrats!!

  7. 7

    You’re right, she was a GREAT looking pregnant girl. And now she has the most fabulously made little boy. Congrats to her! Great post!!!

  8. 8

    She is the most stylish pregnant person I have ever seen! :) So cute! And Hudson is adorable.

  9. 9

    Courtney, you had such great mommy-to-be looks! Thanks for sharing them with us.

    And that baby is so precious.

  10. 10

    Coming over from Loved Stiched and so glad I did! Love the looks… I’m 5 months pregnant and in need of some more maternity clothes. I now have some great ideas!

  11. 11

    What a sweet sweet baby boy! And the clothes are adorable! I love those little tie-around sweaters/jackets/thingies. CUTE.

  12. 12

    What a cute SIL you have! And an adorable nephew, you lucky duck!!! I absolutely love her shoes and totally want to go shoe shopping now. I am coming over today to say hi from Love Stitched!

  13. 13
    Christy says:

    So cute! I love her outfits., so comfy & cute looking. I am pregnant too but I feel like I wear the same thing all of the time.

  14. 14

    Completely adoreable and he is so worth the stretchy pants.

    I am hosting a Wedding Wear and linky party with prizes. I hope you will stop by.

  15. 15

    Courtney, you are just too adorable! And congrats on your new little mister, he’s just precious. :)

  16. 16

    She is super adorable and that darling baby is so worth it.

    This post gave me returners-remorse. I bought that Anthro bath rug and returned it. So pretty!

  17. 17

    So cute, Courtney! And holler for that $15 Anthro sweater. WHAT?!

  18. 18

    It has been so great to see the maternity styles of the lovely ladies that post their pics on your blog. I’m at 29 weeks and it’s kinda fun to look for accessories to dress up my maternity outfits too! Thanks :)

  19. 19

    What a cute little pregnant lady!! I make a lot of infant, child, and adult headbands for gifts but very rarely wear them myself. This post has completely inspired me to set aside a day next week to make myself a little collection of headbands to dress us otherwise boring outfits!

  20. 20

    Your SIL is too cute! I love her stylish maternity clothes and I so agree – you don’t want to break the bank for clothes you were like 6 months! :)

  21. 21

    You are so cute!! I love all these outfits!! I LOVE those ruffled green shoes from H&M!! Now I want to pop by mine to see if they have them!! ;)
    Have a wonderful day darling!!
    xoxo

  22. 22

    Courtney, congratulations on the little one, he is so handsome! Very fun post – you looked great pregnant and I loved your outfits, and style :)

  23. 23

    such cute clothes – and a cute cute baby! so much hair. congratulations :)

  24. 24

    I miss being preggo. What a sweet baby and I love that name Hudson! Awesome! What cute preggo wear. Love it!

  25. 25

    What a beautiful, perfect baby! I want to kiss Hudson’s soft little cheeks!

    Cute maternity outfits. My last baby is almost 7 months old. I loved being pregnant! Seeing all those fun prego clothes is a little bittersweet. *sigh*

    (And hello! What a steal on that Anthro cardi! I love it!)

  26. 26

    Courtney – which whippy cake headband is that? I’ve been looking at her site for weeks trying to pick one out and I’m having the hardest time deciding!

    Thanks!

  27. 29

    Hi! I’m stopping by from Love Stitched. What adorable maternity outfits! :-)

  28. 30

    I love all of your accesories! You have some great shoes and jewelry and I love the way you put together the outfits!

    What a beautiful baby!!

  29. 31

    Oh my goodness.. SO ADORABLE!!

  30. 32

    what a stylish mama!! i love all her headbands and shoes!!!!!

  31. 33

    I’m throwing my best friend a baby shower this Sunday and I googled “vintage baby showers” and your sister’s camping baby shower popped up! Oh my goodness that is too funny! I totally looked at her pictures on a really cute website yesterday :D

  32. 34

    Your SIL has the cutest maternity style. So much better than what I looked like when I was prego with my boys. Courtney has the prettiest accessories and shoes. I can’t pick a favorite necklace or pair of flats because they are all so cute. Your nephew is just precious and I love his name.

  33. 35

    I am lusting over Courtney’s shoes. So cute!

  34. 36

    wow, she is one pretty preggo lady! you are lucky to have a SIL like her! :)

  35. 37

    Hudson is adorable!!! BTW I’m coming over from Love Stitched. I’m glad I found your blog! :)

  36. 38
    Lynnette says:

    Hi..I’m visiting from Love Stitched.
    nettecan at hotmail dot com

  37. 39

    I love your style! You are the cutest prego!! I’m visiting from 504 Main and I love all the items in your shop!!

  38. 40

    Your sister-in-law is just adorable! Way to rock the maternity clothes!

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