Friday, March 23, 2012

pretty when preggo

Hey, Golden Moment-ers! I’m so excited Darlene invited me to hang out with you guys today.  I’m Brandilyn, a recent college grad, clothing boutique owner, and blogger over at Cats & Cardigans.  I’m also about ready to have my first baby (a boy—due less than a month from now!). 

Today I’m going to share three ways I’ve found to stay cute and comfortable throughout your pregnancy.  I can’t tell you how many days I’ve wanted to just slip into maternity yoga pants and an old tee shirt, but it always makes me feel a million times better when I make that extra effort.  Adjusting to a changing body has been an emotional roller coaster, and I’ve found that it’s best to celebrate that I’m capable of growing a human and do my best to look and feel as fabulous as possible—yep, even with stretch marks!
My first tip is to attack your man’s side of the closet (or the men’s side of the thrift store!).  I found this sweater of David’s that I would normally be swimming in, but pregnant, it fits all right!  I rolled the sleeves to give it a little more shape and added a head scarf to keep it feminine.
I got two stretchy cotton skirts (both from Forever 21, neither maternity) that have been life savers.  The waist band is just a wide band of jersey cotton that can be rolled up and over my belly or folded down and over my hips.  Anything that squeezes my middle has become my arch nemesis in these last few months, so I love that these skirts have the comfort of sweatpants but I still feel girly in them.
Finally, when all else fails, my uniform of leggings and a tunic always saves the day!  I’ve collected a couple pairs of classic black maternity leggings and have worn them countless times over the last few months, usually paired with my trusty white tunic.  You can keep this combo interesting by adding any variation of cardigans, scarves, jewelry, etc.

Thanks for having me, Darlene!  And good luck to all you soon-to-be mamas out there!


  1. Yay! Thanks again, much fun!

  2. European pregnancy site My Tummy have a new collection out for summer which includes some beautiful pregnancy dresses and tops. They also design and create trousers and lovely breastfeeding dresses. All the clothing is made with soft fabrics and pregnancy safe dyes, while lots of the dresses double up for breastfeeding so you don't need to buy a whole new wardrobe once the little one comes!


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