Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pleats and Elastic Waistbands...

Good Morning and Happy Thursday my loves. I hope everyone is off to a great start.

We are one step closer to the end of the work week which is always a good thing.

This week has actually been pretty great with me because I'm still on a high from the more than amazing news that I shared with you in this post earlier in the week. It was such a memorable experience for me and my family and I'm glad that I was able to document it and share it with you all. I really appreciate all of your positive feedback.

An occasion as awesome as finding out the gender of your first child just wouldn't be complete without the perfect outfit...

Elastic waistbands have been such a saving grace for me during my pregnancy!

Especially when coupled with a cute little mini skirt like this colorblocked number that I picked up from Aeropostale's sale rack for $6.99.


Even though I'm wearing my bump fairly well at 21 weeks (actually 22 weeks today)-thanks to cardio exercise and being cautious of how and what I'm eating-I have noticed my bottoms becoming more and more snug around the midsection.


Therefore, this here elastic waistband not only allows me breathing room but it also gives off a super stylish vibe all while maintaining a great level of comfortability at over halfway through my pregnancy.

Nevermind that the pleats are crazy adorable and that this is the first time I've actually worn them without feeling matronly and hella old fashioned.

Scratch that-I think this may be the first time that I've worn pleats EVER!!

They're so ladylike and prissy.  

Tank/Belt-Old Navy | Skirt-Aeropostale | Shoes-Target
A dainty little lady!!!

One who will soon have to trade my heels for track shoes because I know my little man will hit the ground running as soon as his little feet are able to touch American soil. 

What do you think of my bump style?

I can't wait to hear from you!

Thanks for reading.
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 H&M's 50 States of Fashion Contest!

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  1. Love that skirt Doll!!!

    7eventh Letter

  2. Super cute! And Congratulations!!


  3. I absolutely love this look. And you don't even look preggo (except the glow:)!

    Can't wait to see how you dress your bump.

    1. I can't wait to come up with more styles. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. You look great! I am sure that will continue throughout your entire pregnancy! Very cute skirt!


  5. You look so cute-- and I have to say this is the cutest pleated skirt I've ever seen! I've never been into pleated skirts but seeing this really makes me want to give it a try!


    1. Thank You kindly. I'm in love with this pleated skirt! And I'm soooo glad that it has elastic!

  6. I've been seeing the blue and green trend alot! That skirt is adorbs! Congrats again Raquel.

    1. I didn't realize how well blue and green complimented one another. Thanks for visitng Kestrel!

  7. Just how cute are you... Love me a great skirt & Mama u r wearing it!

    1. Gotta wear these short skirts while I can!!!


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