What They Wore Wednesday: Wedding Guests

This week’s What They Wore post is about wedding attire. I was planning on attending a wedding this weekend, and just after buying my outfit it was canceled. I debated about if I should return it or not. After talking to a few people on Twitter, I decided I would keep it. I also got an idea to ask others for their wedding attire pictures. There are so many different options depending on what the dress code is.
First up is Sugar and Spice, and what she wore for her sister’s wedding. I love the peacock headband, and the fringe bag. 16.7.10: my sister's wedding

Next up is Franca of Apples and Oranges in a delightful red and white polka dot dress from Vivien of Holloway.

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Jenni of Pixie and Pumps wore this cute, ruffled, pink number to her best friend’s wedding. She looks so pretty!

Do you have a go to wedding outfit? Are there any weddings on your schedule coming up? If so, what do you plan on wearing?

Everybody, Everywear: Lace and Oxfords

This month for Everybody, Everywear bloggers everywhere are wearing lace. After the voting ended, an lace was announced the winner I automatically started thinking about what lace items I had in my closet. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any lace or lace accented pieces. I guess I did have a camisole or two that have a small amount of lace trim on the neckline. In my opinion that didn’t actually count. I didn’t even have any cute lace wrapped accessories. What I did have is a lace nightie. Insert giggles, snickers, or blushing. I immediately began brainstorming on ways I could make it appropriate to wear out.I lucked out and had a nice, cool day last week. I’m talking thunderstorms the night before and only reaching 65. I was ecstatic! That meant I could layer a bandeau under and a cardigan on top. That meant I could be completely covered, yet still show off my lace.

I took advantage of the beautiful weather, and my free time by going to the park and taking pictures on the bike path. I’ve taken pictures outside before, but it isn’t nearly as nerve wracking when your husband is taking your pictures. This was my first go around with outdoor self-portraiture. I lucked out and nobody went by on the path. I just had to deal with a construction worker gawking at me from the parking lot. I hope to do this more often, now that I am home with Lyla during the day. I guess I should start reading up on Hello Monkey Face’s Self-Caught Feature. I didn’t have any issues with other passer-bys until I moved up to take accessory shots.The Scoop

Nightgown-gift, Cardigan-Walmart, Belt-NY and Co, Jeans-William Rast  for Target, Shoes-Payless

How do you deal with curious onlookers? Any outdoor self-portraiture tips?

Lace | Everybody, Everywear

Maxed Out Flowers

I bought this as a maxi dress to wear to a wedding two summers ago. Let’s just say after having Lyla, and now especially being pregnant with the little guy, the top part just doesn’t fit right anymore. However, I loved the print and maxi dresses and skirts are still in style. I took my scissors and chopped off the top I’ve worn it before with a shirt tucked in and belted. That way works much better, but is way too uncomfortable for me at the moment. Thankfully, the bump is big enough that my Bella Band was all I needed to keep it up for the most part.

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Shirt-NY and Co., Skirt-Forever21, Shoes-Steve Madden

Pregnancy Myth #1 = Busted

You must wear maternity clothes as soon as you can’t button your jeans.

I went shopping a few weekends ago. I was looking for shorts that I could wear this summer during this pregnancy. I started off looking at the maternity section, because, well it’s obvious I’m pregnant and will be all summer. However, I was really unhappy with any of my options. They all fit horribly, and I wasn’t going to sacrifice being comfortable in them for a chance to cool off.

I decided to play all my cards and try out the juniors department. I found several pairs I liked including a pair of fun salmon colored shorts. Sadly, they didn’t have a pair in my new size. I did find a pair that sits low enough to be worn under my baby belly. With my Bella Band, they should fit during the hottest parts of the summer based on my last pregnancy.

What do you think? Should pregnant women be restricted to elastic waist bands, and floaty, shapeless shirts? I think not, and hope to prove how wrong those ideas are this summer. I would love to have you along for the journey.

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Vest-Walmart, Cami-Gap, Belt-Charlotte Russe, Shorts-Target

The best of my new uniform

Yep, I’m in that horribly awkward stage where my regular clothes don’t fit right and maternity clothes keep me busy all day yanking on them. What have I been doing to fight my hardest through this battle? I’m wearing dresses, tunics, or at least really long shirts with my sized up jeans. Depending on the day I may need to top this ensemble with the ever popular pregnancy band. Don’t even get me started on that thing. I feel that it is a blessing disguised as cruel hoops that must be jumped through each time you stand up.

I apologize again for my silence. Lots of things going on at the moment, and I’m having trouble staying on top of it all. The other reason being I really have not had many more than mediocre outfits. As I said earlier, this is probably the best of the best when it comes to my new uniform. I hope to pass this shortly, and have some time and energy to take pictures again soon. You can’t even see my 15 week bump here since, these are old(ish) pics.

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Striped Shirt- H&M, Dress- Thrifted, Jeans- William Rast for Target, Shoes- Skechers

Cool Spring Morning

I love cool spring mornings that turn into wonderful, warm days! Days that you need a jacket or sweater leaving the house, but by the time you get off work it is perfect barbecuing temps. Honestly, I leave the house at 6:00am every morning and prefer to always wear a jacket of some sort. It is layers that make the outfits on days like that.

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Sweater- Thrifted Gap Tank- Forever 21 Capris- NY and Co. Shoes- Skechers

I mentioned on my daughter’s guest post that I will be adjusting my posting schedule until shortly after the baby comes. I plan on posting OOTD’s on Mondays; either Product Reviews, Every Man, Woman, and Child posts, OOTD or other random posts; Fridays I am shooting for getting back into the swing of  Friend Friday posts.

Happy 2nd Day of Spring!

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I’ve told you before that I’ve finished my 30 for 30 challenge, and had planned on finishing posting my pictures. With my unplanned break I fell very far behind in posting them. Now with the changing weather I just didn’t feel up to posting winter outfits when I’m busy enjoying spring weather and fashions. I do have a couple of outfits that I wore during the challenge on warm days that I will most likely post, but other than that I will be more up to date. Now if only I can get myself back into the swing of regular picture taking.
The Scoop
Skirt- Thrifted
Shirt- Forever21
Vest- Walmart
Shoes- Steve Madden (yellow flats worn here)
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