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My fashion item for 2023 was definitely dresses. They were great during pregnancy to work with a growing bump, and they’ve been perfect post-pregnancy to work on a consistently changing body type as my pregnancy weight slowly falls off.
I wore the spring and summer dresses from my previous post as long as I could before I finally started shopping for some fall dresses. I specifically wanted some work dresses that I could also were to church, holiday events, etc. Most of these dresses will feature a elastic waist band of some sort. I have found this helpful as my body and size is consistently changing. The elastic helps the dress fit longer as my waist size changes. Also a helpful feature if you wear to a dinner. 🙂
All but one of these dresses are under $100. The first is over, but is on sale for Black Friday for 30% off.
I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving. If you are already Black Friday shopping, I hope you are finding some great deals!
velvet floral maxi dress (I’m wearing a petite)
MATERNITY WORK DRESSES
These pictures were taken during different stages of pregnancy, hence the bump size difference. I’ve been a big fan of dresses during my pregnancy and wanted a few work friendly dresses. I’ve also worn these dresses to church and dressier events.
Both dresses have the right amount of stretch for a growing bump. I prefer longer midi and maxi dresses during pregnancy with a flowy fit. I find the length and loose fitting style more comfy for sitting comfortably. I’m currently not doing heels as often and love that both of these dress lengths also work with flat shoes.
Long Statement Sleeve Floral Blouse
This long statement sleeve floral blouse has so many fun and pretty details. It’s too good to pass on. Let’s start with my favorite part – these statement sleeves. I love the puffy top paired with the slimmer bottom. The high neckline gives me Victorian Era vibes. The bottom of this top is a cropped elastic hem. This type of hem works great for creating that perfectly tucked in look. It pairs really well with your high waisted pants.
For a dressy causal outfit,I paired this with my dark blue bootcut jeans and brown peep toe booties. The booties linked are the same brand and super similar style. My white earrings were the only jewelry needed to compliment this blouse. I wanted to be sure the details and print stole the show and wasn’t cluttered with jewelry.
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How to Wear Combat Boots
Is it too late to say Happy New Year!?! I hope you had such a wonderful and fabulous holiday season and start to 2023. I took an unintentional break over the holidays. I purchased a new computer during the Black Friday Sales. It took me a couple weeks to get things up and running and transferred over and well then it was the busy busy holiday season. I’m happy to be getting back into the swing of things and sharing some outfit ideas with ya’ll!
Late last fall, I purchased something a little different for me – a pair of black combat boots. Yes this statement heel loving gal walked into Target and picked up the complete opposite. I’d been spotting some really cute ways to style them and wanted to give the look a try. Per my usually routine for trying a trend I’m a little on the fence about, I found an affordable pair to purchase and style.
My go to way to wear combat boots is with a skinny bottom and flowy, loose, or oversized fitting top. My faux leather leggings are a top pairing with these boots. I think it gives these boots a chic edgy feel. A black plaid shacket is the perfect compliment to this look. You could also opt for an oversized sweater in a bold color for another causal outfit idea. If you want to try something other than leggings, skinny jeans are a good alternative. Pair it with a preppy button down shirt to create a mix and match style look.
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