I cannot believe I’m just two days away from being 28 weeks pregnant! I’m going to be in my third trimester which is just insane to me. That’s correct right? You start your third trimester at the beginning of the 28th week? Or is it at the end of the 28th week? I always get confused about that. But regardless, I’m just about to enter my third trimester and I’m kind of freaking out!
I’m so excited for Molly to have a sibling but I feel like I have so much to do before this baby comes. When I was pregnant with Molly, I remember counting the days until she came. Mostly because I was so excited, but also because I was so uncomfortable and I just didn’t want to be pregnant anymore. And a little, OK a lot, because I wanted to have a glass of wine. Ha! But this time around, I want this baby to stay in my belly as long as possible! I might be singing a different tune as we get closer to my due date but as of now I’m perfectly happy being pregnant for another three months.
And it’s funny that I feel that way because I’m actually more uncomfortable earlier this pregnancy than I was when I was pregnant with Molly. My aches and pains started way sooner this time around. They probably started halfway through my second trimester, whereas when I was pregnant with Molly my second trimester was a breeze! That’s why you guys may have noticed that I’ve been wearing a lot more flats and comfortable shoes lately (But yes I still break out the heels, just more comfy ones if I’m on my feet for awhile). Really I’ve just been loving comfortable clothes in general! Comfort is huge when it comes to style for me and when I’m pregnant, comfort is even more important! But here’s the thing, I love clothes! I love fashion! And I love sharing my passion for clothes and fashion with all of you! So even though I wanna be comfortable, I still want to be stylish so that’s why I’m sharing some of my favorite pregnancy looks that are not only super cute but extra comfortable with you guys today on the blog! And I am giving away shoes to 2 of my followers! Yay!
I feel like I have to wear fitted clothes or else I just look like I’m wearing a tent. And I don’t mind showing off my curves when I’m pregnant. Especially my most important curve, my big belly! But while showing off those curves I also like to hide some things as well. That’s where this first one comes into play. I absolutely love a fitted dress (mine is only $7!) while pregnant! Given that it’s only March, it’s still pretty chilly for many of you around the country but Spring will be here before you know it and any of you that are in your first or second trimester will definitely need some cute fitted spring and summer dresses to show off your belly! But here’s the thing, when you wear a fitted dress it not only shows off and accentuates your belly, but it also can accentuate your backside. How can I put this, I gained weight in two major places so far this pregnancy. My belly and my butt! I think 20 of the pounds I gained are in my butt alone! Ha! And I know a big booty is on trend right now, but mines not looking so great, so I kinda like to cover it up a little bit. So when I wear a fitted dress, I’ll either wear a duster or jacket over them. Or if it’s a hot day like it was when we took these pics, I just tie a shirt around my waist to cover my backside.
Finally, probably the most important part of your outfit whether you’re pregnant or not is the shoes! Most people might pair a heel or even a sandal with a dress in the spring or summer but not me. Well I guess I should say not me every time. Sometimes I like to wear those with dresses but I absolutely love to wear a cute sneaker with a fitted dress like this! And the SUNBURST Børn sneakers I’m wearing in these pics are the best! No really. They are the most comfortable shoe I think I’ve ever had. The fabric on the top of the shoe is stretchy and moves with your foot with every step you take. And the soles are like clouds under my feet. I know I sound crazy talking about these, but that’s only because they’re that good! And I love this really cute blush color that they come in! They come in three other colors as well just so you guys know. If you use my code ALILUVS you can get 15% off if you decide to treat your feet to these amazing shoes!
And how cute are Molly’s little butterfly sneakers? I just think they are too cute! They are by Børn too! I once made the mistake of buying Molly a cheap pair of kids shoes and they gave her blisters on her little feet. Never again! Børn kids shoes are just as comfy for her as they are for me!
And of course the sneakers look super cute with jeans too, as you can see in the first photo of this blog post above!
Another look I love while pregnant is fitted jeans with a fitted top. Even when it’s ALL white! (this maternity tank doesn’t have a built in bra with a LOVE because the built-ins always feel to tight on my ribs) I know you would think that given my fuller shape I might want to steer away from white, but I actually find that when I’m pregnant it’s the one time I feel the most comfortable wearing all white. I don’t know, I guess for me because my belly is so big and round I feel like it almost makes other parts of me look smaller. My white maternity jeans are one of my favorite jeans to wear honestly (I have two faves!). If you have any trepidation about wearing all-white then I STILL think you try it but make sure to do these two things. First, tie something around your waist. As you guys can see from both of these outfits I talked about so far, I’m wearing a shirt tied around my waist in both of them. Like I said, I’m just not super happy with my backside at this moment and I choose to cover it up. It just makes me feel more confident. And two, wear a heel. I know I know, many of you are probably thinking that heels and pregnancy don’t mix. But here’s the thing, you can definitely still wear heels during pregnancy you just have to make sure it’s a super comfortable one. I personally love the Børn SUTRA PERF heel! The block heel makes it comfortable to start but what really takes the shoe above and beyond is the handcrafted construction – the sole is sewn to the upper of the shoe, instead of just glued (which makes it really flexible). And I love that the shoe is open toed which makes it great for spring and summer, but it still has a ton of structure so it supports your foot and securely stays on which is super important when you’re pregnant. I just recently got the shoes specifically because I’m pregnant! I knew they’d be perfect because every pair of shoes I have from Børn are ridiculously comfortable and have never let me down.
Of course you can wear the heels with the dress too as you can see I’m doing in the below photo. Finally a SUPER comfy heel to wear with a dress!
And I can’t go without telling you guys about my giveaway! Last month, I gave away a pair of Børn shoes to one of you and your bff so you guys could both enjoy them together! So I guess technically I gave away two pairs. I enjoyed doing that giveaway so much that I decided to do it again this month! You guys have told me that you love it when I do these giveaways so I’m gonna keep them coming as long as you guys want me to! So here’s all you have to do to enter for a chance to win these awesome shoes!
- Like AND comment on my post of me wearing Born shoes on Instagram or on my Facebook post of me wearing the shoes (The one I post today). If my post isn’t up yet, it will be up shortly!
- Tag a friend that you think would love a pair of Børn shoes too! If you win, they win.
- Comment on this blog post telling me what Børn shoes you’d love to win and why! See all my style picks HERE.
And if you don’t win don’t worry you can use my code ALILUVS to get 15% off the shoes! If you’ve gotten them in the past when I posted about them please comment below and tell me what you think! I have no doubt that you love them as much as I do!
I’ll leave you with this super cute video we made!
Thank you Born for sponsoring this post! xoxo