Thursday, September 15, 2011

A New Maternity Dress, Booties and an Award

COWL NECK MATERNITY DRESS - Liz Lange for Target
DENIM BELT - Style Xpress
BRACELETS - Cara, Jewelry Party
EARRINGS - Downtown LA Fashion District
WEDGE BOOTIES - Jeffrey Campbell

Today was Pigtails' first day at Moms Day Out without her sister.  It went smoothly.  Perhaps it's a 2nd child thing, though I think she didn't realize I was actually leaving her there.  We'll see what happens next week when she knows what to expect.  The only crying incident was when another Asian American mom came to pick up her daughter.  Pigtails also did this at another class with a different Asian American mom.  I'm not sure if Asian American moms remind Pigtails of me or she actually thinks these women are me (I'm hoping for the former).

I'm so glad I've finally shared with you all about my pregnancy because I can actually wear and post maternity clothes pictures.  I found this dress at Target a few weeks back in the clearance section.  I'm trying to be good about NOT buying maternity stuff (yeah, right) but this was only $7 so I couldn't help myself. 
I also wanted to thank a few bloggers who awarded me the "One Lovely Blog Award" a few weeks back.  Jess at Avant-Garde Living, Aki at 7% Solution and Florence from Fantail Flo have so kindly thought of me.  I decided I'd use the opportunity to finally give you all 7 FACTS ABOUT MY PREGNANCY...

1.  I'm in my 18th week of pregnancy. 
2.  The baby is due February 10, 2012 (The girls will be almost 2 and 4-1/2)
3.  I discovered I was pregnant because my clothes felt tight, food I liked grossed me out and I was so tired.
4.  I took 3 pregnancy tests.  The 1st was expired.  The 2nd seemed "light."  The 3rd was in the morning.
5.  I've always wanted 3 kids though this one wasn't exactly "planned."
6.  I'm carrying lower than I did with the other two (possibly because I've lost all muscles in my abs)
7.  I told Camouflage in June by saying, "Happy Father's Day.  You're gonna be a father...again."

Anyway, it's so nice to be recognized by other bloggers.  I really appreciate everyone for reading, commenting and encouraging me on my blog, especially about this new baby!  It makes me feel special, unlike when my daugher gets me confused with other moms :)

41 comments:

Callie said...

What an absolutely beautiful dress. It's a great print and looks great with those amazing boots. I happen to love every pair of shoes you feature here! You look wonderful - motherhood in style! Also glad to hear you getting to spend some time with the girls, that's wonderful!

-Callie @ Unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

Erin said...

SO pretty! I love your boots and the fact that you call your little girl Pigtails.

xx

Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

Tiffany said...

How in the world did you hide that cute belly from us?? It's just so obvious now! lol

There's a little boy in my daughter's room at daycare who always thinks I'm his mom and he literally crawls around the floor chasing after me and screaming hysterically every time I'm in there. It breaks my heart!

Style Journey said...

What a great dress! I swear even 6 or 7 years ago with Miss M the maternity clothes were so ugly! They have come a long way!

Thanks for sharing your pregnancy facts with us too! Can't believe you were able to hide the bump for long :-) so excited for you!

D said...

Would have liked to have seen Camo's face when you told him. As
kids my mom said we'd grab strange
men's legs in elevators and yell "Daddy." Maternity clothes are so styly today. One of my favorite jumper dresses is a denim maternity one

Jenelle "rella ella ella" said...

congrats on baby #3, and the outfit is fab!

Dawn said...

Ok how did you hide that cute bump? I love your new maternity dress paired with the boots which are adorable. I always pick up maternity clothing in the thrift...not knowing of course until I read the label. Such cute maternity clothing out there...especially from Target. You must be going nuts!! Lots of love darling, Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

erica marie said...

You look great...congrats on the award!

Shea said...

Aww, well I'm glad you shared it with us too! You have such a cute family, I love hearing about them!

rachel said...

i can't believe how long you hid your baby bump! i'm looking forward to seeing more of your maternity finds!

The Suburb Experiment said...

Wow. There's no way I could hide my pregancies for as long as you did. Such a cute freakin' belly! What a fun surprise. :)

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Oh my goodness! You have the cutest little baby bump I've ever seen!!! A big huge congrats to you! This is so exciting! :D :D :D

Bravoe Runway said...

Maternity clothes have definitely come a long way and the print is really pretty! I can't believe that within 5 years you'll have 3 kids! Just think you are almost done w/having kids! Congratulations on the awards!

Shon said...

Girl, I have been under a ROCK!!! Congrats to you and your family! Woo Hoo!! Love the looks too. You are going to have so much fun with maternity wear,etc.

Tara said...

You are too cute! And it's a good thing you keep taking profile pictures for us, because from the front? You don't look remotely pregnant :)

Also, I'm holding out hope that they're a little off on your due date...because if you're willing to hold out an extra week, the new guy/gal and I can share a birthday! Which is your first concerc, right? ;)

Frannie Pantz said...

Aw! Yay! The world needs more Aquarians! My birthday is the 6th and I might be biased, but I think it is an awesome birthday so shoot for that k?

This dress is adorable and so is your belly!

Antonia said...

Your dress is really pretty!! Congrats on your baby!



xoxo
Antonia

FASHION IMPERATIVE

wait until the sunset said...

rocking boots! And your gorgeous mummy bump is beautiful! You look radiant! :)

waituntilthesunset.blogspot.com

Baby Budget Blog said...

You're lil baby bump is soooo adorable :)

Loving those boots, momma!

www.plentyforpennies.com

Vanessa said...

I'm always picking up Liz Lange stuff at Target and wishing it wasn't maternity wear! oh well!
Happy weekend, Claire!

Kezzie said...

Wow! Congratulations!!!!! So cool! And what a fab maternity dress!

Cara said...

Aww I love this dress, and those heels too! You look fantastic, and your belly is adorable. Congratulations on the award, it's well earned as your blog is quite lovely.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Aww I love how you told your hubby he was going to be a dad again.

http://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

The dress looks great on you and looks "tummy comfy" too.
I for one am pretty excited to follow you along on this journey.
With the current styles I'm sure you can avoid a lot of maternity clothes.
OMG! I just had a great idea for you. You should do a post of the maternity clothes of old. You know the ones that looked like tents. Then compare with today's style,. I can guarantee you I have never seen a expecting mom rock a pair of booties like you do!
One more thing. My link is up and running I hope you have time to stop by this weekend and play with us/maybe just me!
Happy weekend!

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh I love that dress :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

The Cat Hag said...

Gosh you look so crazy slim even whilst pregnant!!

I love how you are positively glowing, and the snap of your little bub in the frame is gold. :)


xoxo,
Addie
The Cat Hag

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Omigosh I missed the big news- I couldn't tell at all from your outfit posts! How exciting- congrats to you and Camouflage!!!! What a beautiful dress and those heels are amazing!

jos xx said...

congrats!!!!! i'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!!

jos xx

Francesca R said...

This dressing is suiting you very well! I love it!!!
Can't believe you took 3 pregnancy tests!!!
I am soooo happy for you Claire, I know that I keep saying that but I can't help it!
xx
http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

Viktoria with a K said...

Oh my!! How did I not realize that you were pregnant?! Congratulations!! You look great!

Mitha Komala said...

really love your boots! :D I love your blog, all contents are amazing <3
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Bonnie said...

"Happy Father's Day. You're going to be a father ... again." Mr. A would die. Hahahahahaah.

P.S. Dyinggggg over your Campbell booties. Love them!

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Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Marina said...

Beautiful dress! You look so awesome! I wish I will look like you when I will be pregnant!

jess said...

The dress looks so pretty.

Amber Lena said...

Say wha???? how did I miss this? Congratulations, girl!!!!! Sorry, I've been a bit out of the loop lately. (My sister got married yesterday). You look adorable! Can't wait to hear more about the pregnancy and see more cute maternity clothes on you. <3

rosecandle11 said...

you look soo beautiful cool mum:)


love,
ROSECANDLE11

Jess said...

HOLY COW!!! Congrats girl! Are you hoping for a boy or another girl? At first when I just saw the picture I thought "why is she sticking a ball up her dress?" hehe! You have hidden it well all these weeks!

Mongs said...

that dress doesn't even look like maternity. You can wear it anytime! You look great, the belt and boots are fabulous with the outfit.

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Mrs. J said...

Congrats on your award and you deserve to be recognized since you such a GREAT person!!

That dress looks wonderful on you and I would have never pegged that dress for a maternity pieces. I love the 7 Facts About Your Pregnancy and your abs will come back..lol

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