Friday, May 26, 2017

How to Have a Stylish Pregnancy On A Budget

ruched olive maternity dress, denim jacket, Steve Madden wedges, Tory Burch tote
Dress-Gap c/o thredUP (exactsplurge) | Jacket-JCP (savesplurge) | Wedges-Steve Madden (exactsavesplurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (savesplurge) | Necklace-ebay (savesplurge) | Watch-c/o JORD
When my husband and I were going through infertility treatments, I ended up donating almost all of my maternity clothing from when I was pregnant with our daughter. There were a few reasons I did this. First of all, the clothing was 5 years old and just not in style. Second, I didn't really like much of the clothing when I had initially worn it. I had purchased it to meet a need and primarily looked through clearance racks buying what was on sale, not what I actually liked. Third, it had never fit that well anyway. And finally, with all we had been through, I wanted a fresh start with my maternity wardrobe. I want to celebrate this miracle in every way possible and that means feeling good about the way I look throughout my pregnancy. So here I am starting from scratch. And I am on a budget, too. Where do I even begin to curate a maternity wardrobe I love and feel good in? 



ruched olive maternity dress, denim jacket, Steve Madden wedges, Tory Burch tote
Dress-Gap c/o thredUP (exactsplurge) | Jacket-JCP (savesplurge) | Wedges-Steve Madden (exactsavesplurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (savesplurge) | Necklace-ebay (savesplurge) | Watch-c/o JORD

ruched olive maternity dress, denim jacket, Steve Madden wedges, Tory Burch tote

ruched olive maternity dress, denim jacket, Steve Madden wedges, Tory Burch tote
Dress-Gap c/o thredUP (exact, splurge) | Jacket-JCP (save, splurge) | Wedges-Steve Madden (exact, save, splurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (save, splurge) | Necklace-ebay (save, splurge) | Watch-c/o JORD

Given my situation, I was thrilled when Mica from Away From the Blue asked me to review her new ebook Stylish Pregnancy on a Budget! She's been through two pregnancies and definitely stayed stylish through each one. Mica is also a master at accessorizing and mixing and matching her clothing so each outfit seems new and unique. What perfect timing to get some tips so I could begin my maternity shopping!  For under $3, Mica's book is a quick read jam packed with inspiration and helpful tips on curating your maternity wardrobe. Her tips could really be applied to any closet overhaul, especially if you are on a budget. I really appreciated how she breaks down each step and includes worksheets to help you each step of the way. I would recommend this to any pregnant fashionista or anyone thinking of becoming pregnant. It creates a roadmap for your wardrobe including what you need and what you really don't throughout the 9 months. If you are interested in purchasing you can get it through my affiliate link here.

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I was provided with this book for free, but all opinions are my own! 

21 comments:

  1. Ahh the bump! I love it! And you are most def stylish, always. COngrats on Mica for her e-book.

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  2. Love this dress! Dying over the tan accessories too. These are wonderful tips for dressing during pregnancy.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  3. Love this cute and comfy outfit! Creating a stylish maternity wardrobe is definitely more challenging than just everyday wardrobe issues and I have no doubt you'll look great throughout yours.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  4. I think I remember seeing this kind of dress on Amy of Straight A Style when she was pregnant. And thinking how perfect, because it would work even after!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  5. I can see why you'd want to celebrate each day of the new baby by looking fabulous. This is such a pretty dress which will grow with you and also fit afterwards.

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  6. Aww look at your cute bump! You're looking fantastic--what a pretty dress! I wish I would have had Mica's book when I was pregnant. I feel like it's a challenge to stick to a budget when shopping for maternity clothes--why do stores always charge so much?!

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  7. You are SO cute pregnant! Love this dress and the color on you! YES, I agree! If I ever were to get pregnant again, I would def. want all new clothes. My style has def. evolved over the years and I'd prob. cringe over what I wore (not that I have my pg clothes anymore!). I'm looking forward to seeing your fashion style as a preggo Laura! :) You're going to be adorable!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  8. I think you may just be the cutest pregnant lady ever! No doubt you'll be super stylish all the way!
    xo,
    Kellyann
    http://www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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  9. You are looking very good and that is a perfect dress!

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  10. You look great Mama! And congrats to Mica on her e-book!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  11. That dress is beautiful on you! A great neutral you'll be able to wear with so much too. I like the dress and denim jacket combo, I've been wearing that outfit combination a lot too recently, perfect weather for it! :)
    I'm so looking forward to your budget wrap up posts where you'll be sharing all those cute maternity clothes you've been buying - you've been looking forward to it for so long, I know you'll be comfortable and stylish the whole way through.

    I was the same - I didn't keep all the maternity clothes from my first pregnancy, only the things I knew would make me feel great. My bump was so different last time around too! :)

    Thank you again so much for sharing my book! :) I really appreciate it.

    Hope you are having a great weekend! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  12. I love that dress!!! Socute how your styled the bump. I didn't like my maternity wear either when I was pregnant with my little . if we ever had another I would spend the time and buy things I would want to wear.

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  13. These are great styling tips, lady- and you are looking too cute with that bump!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  14. What a cute bump! Love this dress on you!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  15. what an amazing post :)
    have a nice week!

    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.rs/

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  16. I love your pregnancy style Laura. That bump is so cute!!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

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  17. Nice tips my dear! Perfect for this moment of my life. Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Reflections of Eniwhere Fashion

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  18. Congrats! So going to have to check this book out. Since I'm finding it hard to get dress at 5 month of being pregnant.

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  19. I love your sweet baby bump in this dress. You look darling!!! So excited for you and can't wait to watch it grow. You'll look amazing all the way through...budget or not😉

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  20. My life has been so crazy and I have missed many a posts and I totally zoned out on the pregnancy. First of all Congrats and second you are rocking it. You look absolutely radiant. Loving the style

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