In all of my years of thrifting I can probably count on one hand the times I’ve actually found cute maternity clothes.
Between the pandemic and winter pregnancy, getting dressed has been uninspiring, to say the least. So I forced myself to snap out of my winter maternity style funk and wear the happiest thing I own; a rainbow sweater dress and thrifted green wool coat.
Looking back at my pregnancy, there were a few things that really helped ease the process. Here are some of the items, clothing, and resources that were lifesavers during my pregnancy. What are some of yours?
Learning & Resources
– Moms on Call books and app: Every baby book I read left me feeling overwhelmed and scared.
When I found out that we were going to the Grammys when I was 36 weeks pregnant, I knew finding a dress would be a challenge but I was up for it! I only had a few weeks to find a dress, so I hit the thrift store first and didn’t have luck my first couple of tries.
If you’ve followed this blog for seven years or seven seconds, it’s not hard to see I’m a thrift enthusiast. I love the thrill of shuffling through racks to find my next treasure. But I also love browsing through virtual racks from the comfort of my couch, that’s why I’m loving all of the new online thrift stores that are popping up lately.
I recently tried reStitch.
At 33 weeks pregnant, my clothing options are starting to become a bit limited so comfort is my priority right now, and I find myself resorting to maternity leggings a lot lately. That’s why I’m really excited about the Black Out Moto Legging from Preggo Leggings.
As you guys should know by now, I absolutely love Instagram! I think it’s one of the best social platforms out there. Perhaps it’s because I’m a more visual person and love looking at what people post. I post mostly for myself but of course, I also post to show my followers what I’ve been up to and where I’ve been.
This year we set out to thrift 12 essential items for our closet by following the 12 Months of Thrifting challenge. We took it slow by thrifting a specific item each month so we can carefully build a thrifted wardrobe of functional clothing that we love and will actually wear.
Here’s a round up of the outfits I shared on Instagram in November. Click on the headers to shop similar looks. That’s the good thing about Instagram you know. It allows you to post high-quality pictures, with an assisting caption that truly gives your followers the best description of the products you’re showcasing.
How far along? 24 weeks
Gender? Girl! We found out really early through genetic testing.
Total weight gain/loss? Ooooff. Pass.
Maternity clothes? Hell yeah. I’ve invested in pants and maternity jeans. Next: maternity tights.
Sleep? You know that video of the baby elephant taking a bath? That’s me trying to roll over in bed.