Hey everyone! My name is Caitlin and I'm a personal stylist and everyday style blogger over at chasingcait.com. I'm also 5 months pregnant with my first child so the gorgeous team at Global Baby have asked me to share some of my style tips for getting through pregnancy. So here it is!
But man, no body tells you how many funny things your body does when you are pregnant right? Bits are suddenly bigger, or smaller, or not where they used to be already haha!
At just over 5 months along, I've just crossed the line from "getting away with squeezing into my normal pants" to "where the maternity jeans at!" The little monkey has made my tummy expand to that awkward point where I'm not fully fitting into most maternity stuff quite yet - know what I mean?
BUT, I have enough clothes that I don't really want to (or need to) be spending money on heaps of maternity wear, so I'm trying to be creative about using what I've already got (or if I am buying something, can it be something I can use after birth)
So I thought I'd share with you some of the best things I've found to help my survive the first half of my pregnancy in (relative) style that YOU guys can use too, pregnant or not!
SHOP MY PREGNANCY STYLE
1. CottonOn Kellie muscle dress from $19.95. I have been LIVING in this dress since before I even found out I was pregnant. It's got stretch, length, it's machine washable (always a winner for me!) AND it comes in like TWENTY colours and patterns (of which I already own 4). I know I go on about this dress a bit, but it really has been a god-send with my expanding belly! You will be seeing A LOT of it in upcoming #everydaystyle posts over the next few months haha. 2. Kmart textured tracksuit pants $15 Who doesn't love Kmart? And I'm loving these textured trackies when I need to chill at home, or run an errand. The waist-band sits quite low, so fits under my growing belly really well. These are awesome pregnant or not! Plus with the current trend for wearing trackies as Sporty-Luxe, you've got that covered (check out my post on how to wear trackies outside for more inspo). 3. FRANKiE4 Footwear JENNi trainers $234.95 I might be growing a human, but that doesn't mean I'm sitting around doing nothing, that's for sure! My personal styling client bookings are higher than even so that means lots of hours walking around shopping centers, and going through people s wardrobes. Lots of time on my feet means I have to extra-careful with the shoes I'm wearing, so I've been pulling out my FRANKiE4 JENNi trainers on multiple occasions! Comfort and style combined in a gorgeous gold bundle, what more could a girl ask for! 4. Essano Rosehip Oil $24.99 If you are a regular reader of the blog you know that I've been a fan of Essano since forever! So when I discovered I was pregnant, I stocked up right away on their rosehip oil and have been slathering it on my tummy ever since. Once again, you don't need to be up the duff to benefit fromthis amazing product though! It's great for minimising fine lines, scars and sun damage too! 5. Jeanswest Maternity Jeans from $79.99 OK, so these ARE maternity-specific, but just a heads up out there for anyone ever intending to get pregnant, like ever. These are THE BEST thing that will happen to you style-wise! You know I"m already a fan of Jeanswest (and their Prima denim jeans particularly) and they haven't failed to disappoint in the maternity section! The band on the top of the jeans is super-comfy and stretches all the way up OVER your belly, taking the pressure off your I've only just started wearing them from about 1/2 way through my pregnancy and am definitely looking forward to rocking them for the rest!
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