This ever-expanding waistline presents all kinds of sartorial challenges – namely, styling my favorite pieces without stretching them or otherwise insulting their integrity. So far, I'm a big fan of the tie-above-belly method. I bought this Mollusk Surf Shop tee last summer, and it was my weekend go-to along with jean cutoffs and sandals. Since none of my shorts fit any more, I paired it here with a black jersey a-line dress I snagged at a local maternity shop (also made in the USA). I've found that I'm willing to invest in a few staple maternity pieces if it means I can combine them with my normal clothes, and this dress has been a godsend so far.
Trying Out Le Tote
Now that I'm feeling 1000% less awful, I'm actually having fun playing around with new silhouettes (it's all about that baby doll, baby). But I'm also not in love with the idea of buying an entirely new maternity wardrobe. Conveniently, Le Tote got in touch with me with an offer to try them out for a few months. I'm pretty stoked on the concept, and I'm looking forward to sharing my experience with you soon.