Can we take a minute to talk about confidence? With motherhood looming on the horizon, self-confidence is something I’ve been really grappling with lately. While I do occasionally struggle with the thoughts of being “ready” (if there is such a thing!) to be a mom, body image has probably been the hardest for me so far. That tiny, cute round little bump never appeared on my body. Instead, I’ve watched weight spread around my midsection, leaving me feeling super-chunky and definitely not “cute pregnant.” I’ve essentially had to learn to dress an entirely new body type, and while I’ve loved being pregnant so far, it has at times felt like a chore to get ready in the mornings.
Finding clothes that fit and flatter have definitely made the transition a bit better. I refuse to invest a lot of money on a whole pregnancy wardrobe, so I’ve been focusing on incorporating items, like this maxi, that work now and will work post-pregnancy as well. Shopping at Marshalls has been a huge life-saver, allowing me to pick up designer, in-season items without dropping a lot of money. Nothing makes a woman feel more confident than clothes that make her feel great, right?! And knowing that I haven’t spent a month’s worth of diaper money on a new outfit helps too! 😉
Dress: Pink Rose c/o Marshalls (option, option), Scarf: Gaurav c/o Marshalls (similar), Shoes: Target (similar), Bracelets: Stella & Dot Eden Bangle, Gilded Arrow Bangle
*Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.*
Those early months of pregnancy are hard. Don’t worry…the cute little bump you’re waiting for will come soon enough! I think you look amazing. It’s so true…when you wear clothes that you feel good in, you’re much more confident! (something I’m actually going to talk a little more about tomorrow.)
This color is really amazing on you, you look gorgeous.
That color is stunning on you!
You have looked awesome in all your pictures and think you are totally rocking pregnancy with confidence!
Love that maxi and scarf combo! SO pretty!
The Style Storm
You look great! Pregnancy is really a journey, and you will go through so many different phases in it. But just enjoy each one! I remember I just felt fat at first until the bump was bigger, and then when it got too big I was just over it after awhile! Your blog will definitely help you stay motivated to dress cute and embrace it 🙂 It helped me! Congrats again 🙂
You look absolutely amazing!!No worries and you are totally rocking pregnancy with confidence!
Love that dress!! And I agree, the right clothes can do wonders for confidence! 😀
What a pretty color…that maxi looks gorgeous on you!
You look beautiful! It is nice that you’ll be pregnant over the summer so you can rock the dresses!
Love this maxi dress. Such a pretty colour. Body image is something that everyone struggles with. We just always have to try and be as healthy as we can be and not so hard on ourselves.
Going to say this about being parent-no one is ready but if you give the kid a little love, some sun, some food and some water good things can happen. That is what I did with my two (a junior and senior in high school) and they are turning out ok.
We are always the hardest on ourselves! I think you are gorgeous pregnant and you don’t look chunky at all! And I love this dress – I can’t help but smile when I see this color!
Lauren you look amazing. You really do. Definitely not chunky, fluffy or anything else!
This maxi dress is gorgeous!
Now I wish I had thought of more maxi dresses or larger dresses when I had my first pregnancy. I would have saved more money for sure. You look lovely. Beautiful scarf too. Rachel xo
That is an amazing colour on you and I have to say the hair lately, I really like the colour and style. Awesome Maxi Dress and scarf and both pieces are perfect always.
You look beautiful. That color looks great on you.
Wow, it’s so refreshing to hear someone being so honest about the struggles of being pregnant. You are absolutely beautiful and don’t think any differently. Your body is changing in a miraculous way, embrace it girlfriend. You are glowing!
x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina
I think you look great! And this is the cutest maxi.
Love the bright coral! The colour is gorgeous on you!
Arielle from Tangled Musings
I think you look stunning and that color looks amazing on you.
Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights
You look beautiful! Love that color maxi.
I can only imagine how hard it is, but you’re gorgeous! Love your picks!! 🙂
You look great! Totally qualifies under “pregnant cute” ! This maxi looks great on you. I love Marshalls too they always have great buys
You look great! That color is gorgeous on you!!
You look great! I love that color on you! I love the scarf, too!
You look soo good in that color!