Pregnancy brings on a lot of new things and an expanding waistline is unfortunately amongst the first things to go (at least it was for me). I found that it took me quite a while to become comfortable in my new body and finding the right maternity clothes were essential to making myself feel a little bit like myself again. One problem remained: affordability.
I’m not sure if you know just how expensive maternity clothes can be, but I was shocked that in my search for cute maternity clothes I was averaging about $150+ for jeans and $60+ for blouses and shirts. I am a huge advocate for stretching the bank for quality items, such as denim, because I don’t find myself having to replace them that often. In that same breath, I had a difficult time justifying the expense for clothing I’d only wear for a few months. So, what’s a preggo girl to do?
Here are a few ways I’ve been able to save when shopping for my ever changing body.
I was overjoyed when I learned that Stitch Fix was beginning to include a maternity line as an addition to their service. I was eager to find out if their stylists were able to find me comfortable and affordable pieces that I could wear from home to work and could last me throughout my pregnancy and beyond. Unfortunately it’s been quite a hit and miss simply because I know my body best and it’s hard to rely on someone else to make style choices for me at this stage in my pregnancy. However, I love discovering new brands and even with the fixes that don’t wow me, I learn more about my own style preferences and am better able to communicate that with my stylist.
Pink Blush Maternity
After some perusing on Pinterest for maternity outfit inspirations I stumbled upon Pink Blush Maternity. I had never heard of this brand before so I decided to check out their website and poke around. OMG do they have adorable stuff! I knew I was in love when I already had five items in my basket and I had only been on their site for a few minutes. Pink Blush has become the answer to my pregnant-self prayers! I now have access to affordable, stylish and comfortable maternity clothes without feeling guilty because I know I’ll be wearing these items well after our baby arrives.
Another great plus: they carry plus sizes, accessories, and shoes! Oh, and don’t forget that nice free shipping on every order.
Here’s a peek at today’s outfit which is pulled from some of the items in my most recent purchase. I was eager to get my hands on this cardigan because it just oozed holiday spirit and I have no problems skipping right into Christmas even if it’s still November.
Open cardigans are another favorite style of mine at the moment. I rarely ever close my cardigans anyways and the open style allows for a fun draping effect.
I’m kind of in love with these elbow patch details!
The top has a faux suede neckline and cuff detailing. I love the color and the shirt itself is super comfortable and leaves room for Third Trimester Kelly.
And just to get your holiday style inspirations flowing, here are a few of my current favorite picks from Pink Blush. Which pieces do you like the most?