Fall is here, and Houston is started to finally cool down. Whenever fall finally arrives one of my favorite Pantone’s to use is wine. Wine has been a consistent favorite for the past few years and I always get excited to incorporate it into my ward robe.
A great way to transition this dress into fall is to add a cute scarf/jacket, and pair it with some black tights.
I originally got this dress at Zara when I went to Germany in early September and I absolutely love it; it leaves me a lot of room for the growing baby bump. 🙂 Below I switched out my heels for some Tory Burch flats for extra comfort.
Thank you Charming Charlie for sponsoring this post.
Dress: Zara (Bought in Germany) Similar Here Heels: Cristian Siriano Similar Here Flats: Tory Burch Handbag: Charming Charlie Bracelet: Charming Charlie Necklace: Charming Charlie Similar Here
Since finding out I was pregnant my body and emotions have definitely been on a roller coast ride. There are days that I feel completely normal and others I feel like I am a whale and can’t fit into any of my normal clothes. I remember freaking out and telling my husband, “This cannot be normal, do you think I am having twins, why do I look 5 months pregnant?”. It wasn’t until I joined The Bump and Baby Center that I realized I was 100% not alone and what I was going through was completely normal. Thank goodness!! 🙂
Below are some of the looks I would put together when I was out and about in my first trimester to help make the baby bump less noticeable. One of the hardest parts is trying to keep it a secret for as long as you can because I literally didn’t want to tell any one, other than our families, the good news until I saw our doctor and got the “OK” after my 12 week checkup. Not only is that hard, but it is almost impossible sometimes, especially at work lol. Your co-workers see you 8+ hours a day, so I will always be thankful that have my own office so I can hid away when I wasn’t feeling my absolute best.
My Top 4 Pieces for the First Trimester
- Flowy Shirts
- Boyfriend Denim
- Shift/ Swing Dresses
- Maxi Skirts
Flowy Shirt- These are completely essential during your entire pregnancy and I am so thankful that the loose flowy tops are all the rage right now. Thankfully, I own so many that I won’t have to shop for many more of them.
Boyfriend Denim- The boyfriend denim allows you to still dress like your self, but give you the extra wiggle room in your jeans to be comfortable.
Shift/Swing Dress- These are my absolute favorite because not only are they super comfortable and soft, they perfectly hide the little baby bump that continues to grow.
Maxi Skirt- All hail the maxi skirt because it is always a crowd pleaser!! A recommendation is to get one that has tiny stripes/ prints going vertically; they really hid the look of a baby bump. Be sure to look out for my Style The Baby series were I will have different ways to Style The Baby Bump from month to month. 🙂
On Tuesday September 15th I was lucky enough to attend the 15th anniversary party for Elaine Turner. Elaine Turner and her husband Jim co-founded Elaine Turner and launched the eponymous lifestyle brand in April 2000, starting with handbags. The goal was simple: use the language of design to create elegant, yet affordable, accessories that make women feel beautiful inside and out.
The event was filed with great appetizers, wine, and mixed drinks for everyone who attended..luckily I was able to get some juice drinks instead. 😉
The product was gorgeous absolutely gorgeous!!! My favorite is below which is called the Celeste Top Handle/Backpack that you will read later on as a top trend focus for Elaine. Not only does it come in 4 gorgeous styles/ fabrics and colors, but the versatility of the purse is amazing.
Mid way through the evening we were then lucky enough to have Elaine Turner speak to us about her four key looks for the fall season.
- Modern Muse- Focusing on capes, fringe boots and black and white clutches
- Clad in Classic- All about the shift dress, over the knew boos and the most absolutely fabulous Celeste top handle/backpack that everyone was obsessed it
- Casually Cool- Tunics, booties and super cute satchels
- Femme Fatale- Bringing sexy to fall with fur, peep toe pumps and midi shoulder bags
Thank you so much for having us Elaine and congratulations on an amazing 15 years!!