18 weeks pregnant
maternity mondays

Maternity Mondays: Gray Cold Shoulder Dress

*I usually share outfits that emphasize flattering an apple shape, but while I’m pregnant, I’ll be featuring maternity outfits. In this outfit I am 18 weeks pregnant. 

18 weeks pregnant

The other day I was at the gym and two older ladies came up to me and were like, “You’re doing so well! When are you due?!” I told them I was due July 4th. They gasped in disbelief. My belly is way big for being just 18 weeks pregnant. It’s probably because 1. I retain water easily and 2. This is my second baby. I literally woke up the day before I was supposed to have my period and this belly was out there. Way out there. I knew I was pregnant before I even took the test and before I even missed my period.  That day I told Nate, “I know what it feels like to be bloated but this is ridiculous! I can’t suck this stomach in at all. I know I’m pregnant.”

What it feels like

For me, this is my first week where I actually feel like myself again. The nausea is gone (finally), the energy is back (hoorah!) so the only ailment I’m feeling at this week is vanity related. I feel super puffy in my face. That doesn’t help when you’re already Asian and have a flat, wide face. Oh well, the joys. I’m just glad to have my appetite again, and I’m excited I’m able to conquer my beloved to-do list.

Where you can get items similar to what I’m wearing

You know what I don’t like? Maternity clothing. Not that much good stuff out there. I’m wearing something that’s not maternity wear in this outfit. It’s just a dress with a billowy off the shoulder top. These are similar. Also, Splendid is a great store to check out for stretchy, soft pieces that can be worn in maternity.

These nude sunnies are my fav! Here’s a similar round pair. 

Here’s a similar black felt hat and black wedge booties.

 

18 weeks pregnant

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  • 12 pieces = 35 outfits
  • tips for choosing each piece specific to flattering your shape
  • picture of author wearing each outfit so you can visualize the items on an apple shape
  • item links for budget conscious women

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