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January 7, 2017

Dressing the Bump: Winter Weather

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Thank you to Motherhood Maternity for sponsoring today’s post! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Dressing a baby bump is seriously my favorite! I feel so much more confident when I’m pregnant… which I guess may be strange considering someone else has taken over my body and it seems like every day I have a new ache or pain. BUT, pregnancy is such beautiful and amazing thing and I’m so excited to be able to experience it again. 

Both times I’ve been pregnant at the exact. same. time. I am due just about 4 weeks later than I was with Blaire. Being pregnant in the winter means I’m not one of those girls who gets by my entire pregnancy by just wearing the flowy dresses already in my closet. I am the girl who breaks out her maternity jeans by week 10 and has no regrets. We were having a somewhat mild winter, which meant I was wearing dresses to work a lot. These past few weeks have been FREEZING, so now I’m all about the cozy sweater and support leggings for my winter maternity style.

Motherhood Maternity Tunic Sweater Outfit

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Outfit 1: Sweater c/o Motherhood Maternity | Leggings | Booties c/o UOI | Handbag, Michael Kors, Sold Out

Motherhood Maternity Dress and Long Slub Cardigan

Outfit 2: Dress c/o Motherhood Maternity | Sweater c/o Motherhood Maternity, Sold Out, Similar here | Booties c/o UOI

I actually wore the dress and long sweater to my 30th birthday party a few weeks ago. This dress is SO comfy and it’s long enough it should fit up until the day I have this baby. I love sweater like this cozy tunic because I can totally wear the postpartum, too. One of my biggest regrets after having Blaire was that I had nothing to wear in between the awkward stage where your body is definitely not back to anything resembling its former self.

Were you pregnant in the winter? What did you wear to stay warm AND comfy? xo 

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    itsahero
    January 9, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Your bump and your outfits are absolutely stunning, mama!!

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    Liz | Ellie And Addie
    January 9, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    You look adorable! Both times I was pregnant it was the same season too! I actually had the same due date with both boys! Luckily one was early and one was late so they are 2 years and 1 week apart!

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    Krista nile
    January 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    I’m way more confident when I’m pregnant too!! Love this outfit!

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    TamaraG
    January 9, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    You are seriously stunning with the cutest little bump!

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    ericaaugust
    January 9, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Love the snow covered streets and the way you paired your beautiful winter outfit with it! Stunning from head to toe!

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    JeeYoung Dubs
    January 9, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Love that sweater! Looking gorgeous mama!

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    Megan_Ballard
    January 9, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    I love both of these outfits and they are also so perfect for after baby. xo ~ Megan

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    Claudia
    January 10, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Love everything about this!!! That sweater!! ❤️❤️ Gorgeous mama

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    itspamdel
    January 10, 2017 at 11:03 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous! Love how you styled the bump ;)

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    Nicole Banuelos
    January 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    You are stunning! Love how you styled your bump!

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    coppeliamarie
    January 10, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    I had two winter babies & I LOVED dressing my bump with cute winter outfits! :)

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    Ashley
    January 10, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    These are the best little baby bump outfits! You’re the cutest!

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    Emily Bogner
    January 10, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Both of your outfits are cute and I love those black boots!

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