I have to give major props to bloggers who achieve gallery-worthy photos. As I look through the photos I add to this blog, I realize that (a) I’m no photographer and (b) it’s hard to do it with nothing but a tripod, an active 4-year-old and a drab Texas winter backdrop. Given that this is a just-for-fun blog, though, I guess I shouldn’t beat myself up too much as I learn.
Last week, Piperlime released a coupon code for use on their 60% and 70% off clearance. Late in the day, as the code was about to expire, I ran across this Pim + Larkin Milano Stitch sweater blazer. It was less than $25 with the code and had absolutely glowing reviews, so I decided to order it on a whim. I’ve been buying a lot lately thanks to my expanding bump but this is by far one of my favorite new purchases. It has all the fantastic-ness of my ivory and black tuxedo jacket but feels much more right for grocery shopping and heading to Ikea. It also comes in navy/grey. For the price, I’m considering the purchase of that one too. If you love it, I recommend ordering true to size. I chose the medium size. The fit is tailored but just loose enough to button over my bump, if need be.
This ensemble also includes another maternity buy that I’ve been pretty happy with. As a whole, I’ve found that Gap’s maternity jeans just don’t fit me this time around. I have to size down an obscene amount and they still gap between the top of the waistband in the back and the seat. Not a good look. The 1969 Full Panel Always Skinny is fantastic. The legs are truly skinny. The color is perfect, as well. I feel like a mid-blue color is the most flattering and versatile–dress it up or down. I actually prefer these to my Citizens of Humanity, Habitual and Paige Premium maternity jeans.
What I’m wearing
Jacket: Pim + Larkin Milano Stitch Sweater Blazer
Top: Old Navy Tie-Neck Top (old) (similar)
Jeans: Gap Maternity 1969 Always Skinny Full Panel
Shoes: Ann Taylor Leopard Skimmers (sold out) (similar)