In the meantime, I’m busying myself with lots of research into home decor ideas as it looks like we may have also finally found a new house (!!!!!) and of course, checking out the latest fashion trends. I’m so dreaming of that moment I’ll be able to dress in non-maternity wear again. (That, and to be able to bend over to pick something up without having to do an awkward sumo-like wrestler squat…arghhhh…that will be a most amazing day…)
Anyway, despite being majorly pregnant, I did recently make a non-maternity clothing purchase when I picked up a chambray shirt through J. Crew Factory online. It’s a piece that I’d been thinking I needed in my wardrobe because a chambray shirt can be such a great staple item year ’round, and when I saw this one on sale for about $45 I decided to go ahead and get it. I love the weight of the shirt and the quality seems really good. I have lots of ideas for how I will eventually wear it once I’m sans baby bump because a shirt like this is so versatile. For summer it can be cute with fun shorts and sandals, over a bathing suit as a beach cover-up, or with a fun printed skirt. And for colder times of the year it’s perfect peeking out of a sweater or warm vest, or layered under a dressier short-sleeve top. Throughout the year you can also dress it up or down depending on the accessories you choose. Need to look more polished? Pair your chambray shirt with a great statement necklace or earrings to add some instant shine.
With that said, looking for a few chambray options yourself now? There are lots out there but check out these super affordable ones from Old Navy ($20), Dillard’s ($15), Rock and Republic ($22), and Ralph Lauren ($69.50).