I'm still not "showing" at this stage in my pregnancy. I feel bloated all the time and I think I look it, but I try to wear loose clothing to hide that. Well even though I'm not in need of "maternity" clothing just yet, I still checked out the selection at Target a week ago. What a traumatic experience! First of all, it was confusing to figure out what size I am in maternity clothing. After doing a little online research, it appears that the size I was before the pregnancy is the same size to look for in maternity wear. Whew! That's easy enough.
I tried on some maternity tops and some jeans and shorts in "my size"...and I was freaking out a little. I can't believe that within a few months, my body is supposed to fill out the wide legs in the pants, or the giant shirts that I was swimming in! My mom went with me and boy she got a kick out of my reaction and all my sarcastic complaining. And...maybe it was a bad night to shop, but I didn't really find anything "cute" that I'd actually wear out in public. So...I've been doing a lot of online browsing for some decently priced and styled clothes for the growing mother-to-be. Here are a few pieces of clothing along with the website where you can find them.
From Motherhood, I found 3 super cute tops in the SALE section.
Lace Trim Maternity Blouse - $14.99
Trapeze Maternity Blouse - $24.99
Scoop Neck Maternity Shirt - $9.99
At Kiki's Fashions, I found this tribal print top which I love! This site is super cheap, really affordable (especially the sales), but MOST of their clothing doesn't really fit in with MY style. A lot of it looks too "young" and cheapy for me, but I think there are at least a few pieces there for anyone.
White Tribal Print Maternity Shirt - $21.99
Gray Striped Maternity Tank - $9.99
Pink Maternity Shirt - $14.99
I've always seen A Pea in the Pod at the mall but I've never actually walked in. Wow, they are super expensive! Even the SALE section doesn't fit into my budget. I can afford it, but I don't want to spend $30-$40 on a plain blouse that I know I can find elsewhere for much cheaper. If you don't mind the prices, check out their site. Anyways, I did come across this top and I love the fit and its sweet girl look.
Lace Trim Maternity Blouse - $34.99
Ooooohhhh I REALLY want this jacket from Target! It looks so soft and cozy and my big belly days will be happening during the winter...not like California really knows what a real winter is like, but we do have cold moments and this jacket will go with a lot in my wardrobe. It's a little more $ than I'd like, but a good, warm jacket is a must.
Liz Lange Maternity Utility Jacket - $44.99