My maternity essentials

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.

My $16 Grammy Outfit

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.

Online Thrift Shopping:

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.

Preggo Leggings

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.

December Instagram Outfit Roundup

Here’s a round up of the outfits I shared on Instagram in December. Click on the headers to shop similar looks. If we’re not already connected on Instagram, I’d love to do so! Follow along: username @dinasdays. 
Buffalo Plaid Tunic Dress
Paired this Shein tunic (or dress if you’re brave!) with my favorite leggings from Torrid, thrifted moto jacket, and my Walmart boots.

Thrifting a cozy cardigan

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.

November Instagram Outfit Roundup

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.

Thriftspired by: Chrissy Teigen’s Maternity Style

The lack of stylish maternity clothing blows my mind. With the exception of the few pairs of great maternity pants I found for work,  I’ve had more luck squeezing into my old dresses and going up a size or two in shirts. I needed some evening maternity style inspiration and Chrissy Teigen’s all black look was fun to thrifticate.