Monday, 9 October 2017

→ My Maternity Style ←

Being pregnant has been one of the craziest experiences of my life. Not exaggerating at all. I've been through the highs & lows of trying to style my bump! At the beginning of this journey I was told I shouldn't buy too many maternity clothing items because it's expensive & you only wear it for a short amount of time. HOWEVER, when I tried that route I found myself feeling insecure in normal clothing because it didn't fit properly & regardless I would have to buy bigger size to accommodate my growing bump.

I was given a couple of gift cards for my Birthday (May4th) & went on a little shopping spree at Thyme Maternity. It was perfect timing because their summer collections just launched.
You can see my little write up here.

On my first little shop I will say my staple pieces are the Two-Way Maternity Tank Tops. I ended up picking up 2 more black ones and 2 white ones! They come from the Starter Kit which you can check out here. I almost don't go a day without wearing one! I like them under shirts just to feel extra comfy sometimes or just on their own with a blouse over top, like the photos below! 

This is one of my go-to looks, has been throughout the Summer and now Fall. In the Summer I would pair my basics from the starter kit with a different color open blouse or cardigan. Super easy, casual & work appropriate! I also purchased my Thyme Leggings that grew with my growing bump.

Scroll across the photos & tap to enlarge to get a better look! 


Wearing these basics from the starter kit not only give me free range to style with whatever cardi or blouse but also since they are neutrals, they always look go with anything & no one would know even if you just got one tank ;) Minimalism? The illusion! 

With the Fall season here our lovely island (Vancouver Island) is getting some chillier days and I couldn't help but pretty much drool over a couple of pieces from the Fall Collection. This long sleeve henley nursing top being one of them! I thought, heck.. I'll get the larger size to accommodate my bub but also perfect for nursing once he is born. It's super comfy & not to thick but not too thin for this season.
I also purchased a the jeans in the photos below in "Grape Leaf" because I can't get enough of the color! I like how it looks with my hair color. I feel like the shade of green can look good on literally anyone. It's super suiting for the Fall season too! I'd also like to mention that Thyme carries jean sizes up to 4x for plus size mama's. Having the extended sizes really helps branch out to those who once wished for the sizes. Now their reality! The nice thing about these jeans is that they can also be worn after pregnancy as well. So if that doesn't sway you I don't know what does! I love the fact that you're not spending your money just for 9 months of your life and then become unusable afterwards.

The Jeans are great for everyday or you can dress them up! You will see in the next outfit below! I liked to pair my jeans with my casual sneakers when I'm running errands or for when I'm at work! They are super comfy and easy to sit in at the office for a couple of hours. The belly panel is great because I feel like it gives me somewhat of additional support.

One of my favourite pieces from the Fall Collection has to be this sweater tunic it feels a little more dressier for more "formal" occasions. I feel super cute in the tunic because of the cute little sash to show off my growing bump! 
In all honesty I don't think I would have confidently made it through my pregnancy without Thyme Maternity wear. I was complaining at the beginning that I felt frumpy & I plan it all on wearing "normal" clothing that didn't flatter my new body or bump what so ever. I can say that wearing Thyme's pieces has been the highlight to my pregnancy because I felt cute, pretty, confident & overall it made me have even more fun with my pregnancy getting to dress the bump every morning. :) 


If you would like to see previous little looks I've put together while pregnant see below.  


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