I am writing this in my 18th week of pregnancy, finally feeling less nauseous and more Mary. I joke to the new teachers at our school that they've only known me as crazy nauseous, exhausted, hot-mess Mary, and I swear I'm not actually this miserable on a daily basis! They are of course super nice and reassure me that I am FINE, but I have felt off my game for about 17 weeks straight. That's super tough when you're a teacher, and you need to be *on* for 10 periods a day. But, I am thanking God for less nausea!!! Yahoo! My kids are so funny; they're like, "won't it be funny when we meet your baby and tell him we have known him since he was the size of a sweet potato?" :) So cute. My 10th hour has taken to calling Baby Fremeau "Tito", but I kindly let them know that name was likely off the list since it won't match with our French last name. Ha!
Today's post is my Instagram outfit roundup from the past couple weeks. Nothing is maternity, so it is all clothes you can wear now (and later, if you were planning to be pregnant in the future!). I apologize in advance for the inundation of mirror-selfie pics, but I usually do my #ootd pics at 6:30 am before I walk out the door. Mike is still snuggled in bed (rightfully so), and a mirror has to suffice!
This J. Crew top is one of my favorites, and it has been totally fine through week 18 of pregnancy. Last year's J. Crew pieces were sadly pretty short and wide, but it works for my pregnant self now. haha!
This Gap one is 50% off, too! Free shipping with code: FFcard
Similar ruffly/striped tops:
Workout gear has been a little trickier, as most workout pants are meant to flatten your tummy. This is great if you aren't preggo, but for me, it just makes my belly separate into two huge chunks. hahaha. If that makes any sense?! At any rate, my go-to workout pants have been the Align pants from Lululemon. I have two pairs of the 25 inch ones (for me, at 5'6, these are full length!), and 1 pair of the crops. They do run big, so size down! My crops from the summer are size 4 and my pants are both size 6. Now they've introduced a line of full-length pants, but unless you're super tall, the 25 inch ones will be perfect for you. They're so flattering, and they don't squeeze your belly into two parts haaha! They are high-waisted, and buttery soft! They also come in literally 20 colors.
This dress was such a winner for me at Von Maur! It came in 4 colors there, but then I found it in more colors and fabrics online, too. This is a junior's medium, and the fabric was just sooooooooo soft and cozy! I know that I'm at a weird size in my pregnancy where regular pants do not fit, but the maternity pants with the big panel in front are still way too big. So, I resort to dresses! And boots with boot socks. Easy, dressy and comfy for work!
Side note about the choker neck: you can wear it behind your neck if you prefer, and it doesn't look funky. I was not 100% sold on the choker detailing, but it was a $38, comfortable, able-to-wear-preggo dress, so I couldn't resist. Also, two of my super fashionable friends said they loved it, so I was sold. haha!! More swing/sweater dresses:
This Banana Republic jacket was a gift from Mike when we first started dating (almost 5 years ago!! Probably because I used to just have it up on my laptop screen to stare at for hours a day hahaha #pathetic), but here are my favorite fun coats/jackets right now:
This ruffle-front Loft tunic has been a favorite of mine for over a year. Here's the new version of it:
Size down, for sure; Loft tops run really big. The pictured one above is an XS.
Also, more Old Navy leggings (I swear I have several pairs of the same colors, and they do get washed a lot haha!). I have a medium and a large, and I also have 8 and 10 for sizes. I pull them up over the bump, and they fit great! Stock up on Old Navy leggings while they are on sale. They aren't maternity, and they are super flattering!
Tory Burch flats are amazing for being on your feet all day! My striped pair is 4 years old, and I have 3 other colors. They hold up SO WELL!
Finally, an easy Saturday-afternoon look: it was raining, and I went to the city to watch Finn. I am back with more Align leggings (these are 25 inch in Jaded). SO comfy and butterlike material. I need to buy a black pair. I just got the Granulite Garnet Black, and I am loving the color).
I wear my Hunters all the time. Even if there is a chance of rain, I throw them on. I have the above purple/aubergine color, and I also have the classic green. I wear them a lot with dresses, too, and to and from Pure Barre classes.
My Lilly Pultizer popover is one of my favorite pieces. I have had it since 2015 because I bought it specifically to wear on our honeymoon flights (haha, actually Mike bought it for me, and I bought him a Notre Dame zip up for the same purpose! #tradesies). It is sooooooo cozy! This is a small. I will certainly need a bigger size in the coming months, but for now, it's totally fine with the stretch.
Also, you guys, now you can MONOGRAM YOUR LILLY POPOVERS!!!!! YAYYYY!!!!!
I hope your weekend was great! Check my Insta stories for all the videos of Finn dancing, cleaning (he loves to clean-- just like his auntie hahaha!), and pretending to play guitar with his Hurley (his dad, my BIL, is on a Hurling League in Milwaukee in the summers, and we got Finn a little Hurley in the summer. I swear it's his favorite toy!!). This time change is going to be AWESOME for leaving at 6:30 am-- I will finally see the sun in the morning on my drive to school!