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Stay Chic During Pregnancy

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Photos: (from left) Stephanie LaCava & Kate Middleton; Courtesy of tumblr.cominstyle.co.uk.

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Photos: (from left) Violaine Bernard & Stephanie LaCava; Courtesy of garancedore.fr, vogue.com.

After 20 weeks, my belly literally grows every single day. I once sworn that I would never buy maternity clothes, but after hours of desperately searching and reworking in my closet, I finally gave up and realized that I need at least two maternity pieces: a pair of comfy maternity jeans and a basic black maxi dress (and I laughed when I read Garance Doré’s post)

Besides new clothing, I also need more maternity style inspirations. In case some of you moms-to-be have the same needs, I picked four of my favorite outfits (above) that cover dressy and casual occasions. For more ideas for formal occasions? Check out my previous “Pregnancy Style” entry here!

First two outfits from Stephanie LaCava and Kate Middleton are bright cheerful options. They are also great examples of how to rework the old pieces in our closet: The fit-and-flare lemon Roksanda Ilincic dress covered Stephanie LaCava’s baby bump; The dress-like red Marni coat (similar here here) that Kate Middleton worn almost 7 years ago still fits her growing belly.

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Dress: Vero Moda (50% off now; add a belt for post-pregnancy wear)
Bag: See by Chloe (more casual version here)
Shoes: Steven Triummp (on sale!)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Jewelry: Gorjana & Griffin Kingston wrap leather triple wrap

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Coat: P.A.R.O.S.H (similar here)
Jeans: J Brand
Shoes: Munro (on sale here!)
Jewelry: vintage brooch

The following two are more casual, everyday outfit ideas that we can easily recreate. I love the way they use accessories to brighten up the monochrome look and make boring maternity pieces more interesting, like the cute beanie, blue Oxford on Violaine Bernard and printed floral wrap on Stephanie LaCava.

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Top: J.Crew (great designer version here & here)
Jeans: J Brand
Shoes: ModCloth (such a great price! also adore this pair!)
Beanie: Asos

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Clockwise from top left: 
Target maternity dress (maxi version here)
Cara ‘retro flower wonder’ wrap
Topshop stretch maternity dress
Ralph Lauren silk scarf

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How To Wear Red (Part I: Clothing)

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Photos: (from left) Peony Lim & Garance Doré; Courtesy of vogue.co.ukgarancedore.fr.

To “fight” against the desolation of early Spring, nothing is better than a bold, bright, dynamic red piece. It can instantly lift up our mood, brighten up a dull ensemble. No wonder we spot this vivid hue everywhere recently: from celebrities to street trendsetters.

Since it’s such an bright color, styling it in a modern, chic way can be a challenging. In case you have the same question, I started this “how to wear red” series. Let’s start with clothing pieces today.

To stay cozy on chilly days, the great colors to pair with red are camel and black. Inspired by Peony Lim’s look (above left) during fashion week, I paired this camel sweater with red skinny jeans. The python tote adds detail and texture to the look while the fringed booties echoing the edginess. To balance the heavy colors on bottom, a black fedora is great (it’s also a bad hair day saver!). Take off the convertible jewel collar on the sweater, you get a classic outfit that’s great for any age.

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Sweater: J.Crew (the collar is convertible!)
Jeans: J Brand (great style here, $18 here)
Bag: Sam Edelman (lust over this one)
Shoes: Sam Edelman (also here, adore the fringe!)
Hat: Forever21 (a steal under $6!)

Garance Doré is my favorite fashion blogger. Her looks have that perfect masculine/feminine balance that I deeply adore. This outfit of her (above right) incorporated one of my favorite color combination: red and white.

Inspired by her, for the warm weather ahead, you can pair a bright red silk blouse with fresh white colored add-ons (like classic white pumps and a clean-lined white tote. And yes, it’s OK to match your shoes to bag).

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Shirt: Equipment (also here)
Jeans: J Brand (similar here)
Bag: Juicy Couture
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (great alternative here & here)

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Red Glamour At The Top: From Blazers To Shirts

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Kate Middleton, Stacy Keibler, blogger Wendy, Constance Jablonski, N/A, Lily Collins. Courtesy of Instyle.com; Wendyslookbook.com; Vogue.fr.

Bold colors are having their moments this fall/winter. As a classic bright color, red is no exception. Last time we focused on red bottoms (different styles of red skirts), today we will continue to focus on red, but at the top–I want to share with you some stylish and glamorous looks incorporated red tops, blazers and coats. Continue reading Red Glamour At The Top: From Blazers To Shirts