Monday, October 24, 2011

Baby Predictions from the Donut Shop Lady

LEOPARD PRINT TOP - Old Navy
WHITE MATERNITY JEANS - James Jeans
BLACK MARY JANE HEELS - Dr. Scholls
FEATHER TRIM WOOL CLOCHE - Forever 21 (exact)
LIGHT BLUE PYRAMID BRACELET - T&J Designs via Monday Mingle Giveaway (exact)

A while ago I went to a donut shop with Camouflage and the girls.  The woman behind the counter looked at me and asked, "How many months?"  I embellished slightly and rounded up a month.  She examined me, "boy or girl?"  I didn't know yet but asked her what she thought (I'm half Chinese and Chinese people always seem to know these things).  She looked at me then touched my belly.  "Probably a girl.  Because you're wide in the back area."  She extended her arms out.  Then to slightly make it not as insulting she said, "but maybe it's the dress." 

Here's the dress I was wearing to the Donut Shop:
TRIBAL PRINT DRESS - Heavenly Treasures

I recently joined the "Fashion Challenge" hosted by Megan Mae Daily and Casual Chic Kiki.  I always love their challenges, and today was snake or leopard.  I decided to wear the new top I got at Old Navy for $9.  I had seen my blog friends at [oomph.] and Find Your Fashion Steal My Style wearing this top and knew I had to have it.  I desperately tried NOT to copy their versions so I went with these white maternity jeans and my Forever 21 cloche.  I'm in love with the feathers!  To round it out I wore this T+J Designs bracelet I won from Monday Mingle!  Isn't it lovely?!!!

Anyway, besides being $9, the thing that sold me on this leopard top was it was NOT maternity and it fit well (meaning, I could button it).  I love the way it loosely hangs over the jeans and the print helps camouflage my belly.  In fact, I'm hoping that it I actually makes me look like I'm having a boy when I wear this top!

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40 comments:

Francesca R said...

So you don't know yet if it's a boy or a girl? That dress suits you perfectly and in my opinion you didn't gain any extra pounds beside the baby weight!!!

The Suburb Experiment said...

Claire, I love that first photo! Too cute. Both pregnancies I had people coming up and declaring I was having a boy because you couldn't tell I was pregnant from behind - and I had two girls. :) It's fun to have people excited about the baby too - even if it's perfect strangers.

Jenn

The Cat Hag said...

Well I think you look fantastic in this dress, I can't see your back being wide at all!!

And I love that bracelet you wore with your leopard print blouse, it's so eye-catching. :)


xoxo,
Addie
The Cat Hag

Dawn said...

Claire, you look beautiful in this gorgeous dress. love it, darling. I think she is right. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo but not because you are wide at all.

Courtney Erin said...

I love that leopard top - it looks fab with those white pants and you look so relaxed and happy!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Summer-Raye said...

WIDE??? There is nothing wide about you! Haha! That was an adorable outfit!

Love the top!!

Summer-Raye

Style Journey said...

What a cute outfit with the leopard top and white pants. Love the hat too!

I can't believe that lady told you that you were wide! How rude! You are one of the cutest pregnant ladies I have ever seen :)

Heather

Rebecca said...

I wonder if she'll be right? That dress looks cute on you.

Jayme and Mendi said...

I just bought that top from Old Navy! On sale for about $9. I was thrilled!! Looks great on you!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Baby Budget Blog said...

Haha, the donut shop lady comment made me laugh. Hey, it's a 50/50 chance she's right! Here's hoping for a healthy baby no matter the sex! Loving the leopard, mama!

www.plentyforpennies.com

Jess said...

Just read your comment about the cardinals - made me laugh :) I totally understand because I'm married to a Cubs fan - sad but true :) haha
Love that leopard print top!

Mongs said...

the lady is funny;-) Great outfits, you look like the "pretty lady walking down the street" in Pretty Woman movie. So chic, all pregant mothers should ditch their wide maternity dress and start dressing up like this. Love the hat. And the second tribal dress is lovely too, can't believe you can still wear a belt, never thought of wearing a bely when I was pregnant. haha..

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love the leopard and the hat! But I wouldn't listen to the donut lady, haha! Hope you're having a good Tuesday Claire!

xo Mary Jo

Erin said...

You look adorable! I love the leopard print! So pretty!

xx

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

Kristin said...

Love how you styled the bracelet lady!

Patti said...

You look adorable, not a bit "wide"! thanks for participating in Visible Monday!

Frannie Pantz said...

I used to hate when people used to talk to me when I was pregnant like this! Maybe I was just extra hormonal, but every time someone would try to tell me that my legs were swollen or that I was "extra big" for how far along I was or even try to touch my belly, the devil woman in me came out and said BACK OFF!!!!!!!!!! :-/

Anywho, I love your leopard honey and your hat is uber cute. I am doing the challenge too but couldn't post yet because I was sick as a dog yesterday.

Tiffany said...

Pshh, what does she know?!?! I can't imagine that you have ever in your life looked "wide in the back!" You are adorable!! And I love that blousy leopard top!

Kezzie said...

You are the most stylish pregnant lady I know! Looking fab!!! Does it disconcert you the way total strangers seem to 'know' because you're pregnant or is it a joyful perk!? Having a little giveaway Claire if you are around and interested!!

Nicole Feliciano said...

Awesome--love how you are reinventing maternity chic. Thanks so much for joining the Monday Mingle.

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Okay, that is an awesome story! At least she sort of tried to soften the blow. Sort of. ;-)

LyddieGal said...

i love that leopard top - and i love that you don't know what you are having, I think its more fun to wait until the baby arrives to find out.

Chic on the Cheap

D said...

Thanks for sharing the prediction dress. What a laugh. If she's wrong, tell her she owes you a dozen doughnuts. Pigtails looks so cute and ladylike in photo. That brown hat looks really good on you. Love the feathers.

Kara said...

I'm pretty sure I've never seen you look wide...ever...anywhere:-)) I can't wait to see if the lady was right though!
Your daughter is SO adorable posing like that!
Last, but not least, you look absolutely fabulous in that leopard print shirt! So glad you went and found it and at such a great price. I love it with the white pants and that hat better than my own look.
Thanks for the shout-out:-)

Nicole Marie said...

I have that hat too. I love it!! I feel like I channel Rachel Zoe in it =)

Nicole Marie
www.nicolemariewho.com

Keely said...

Love your top! Just fabulous!

a Bug and Bird said...

haha... there's no way you look big because it took me forever to even realize you're big.... and babydoll dresses hide everyone's bums large and small

rlutz said...

When pregnant with the boys, I decided people really need to keep comments like that to themselves, even if they did not mean it in an insulting way!! I think that dress looks great on you. Love how you are styling that leopard top!

Katherine said...

Love the leopard top and that dress is gorgeous as well :)

Tara said...

You do NOT look wide in any area, in my opinion! I can't even really pull of non-maternity white jeans, and you look stunning in this outfit. I love the leopard print top :)

Megan Mae said...

LOVE! That leopard print top. Very glamorous. Your little girl is adorable too. I think that tribal print dress is really awesome. I love the colors and the print. Like autumnal starlight mints.

rachel said...

i like how you are wearing that leopard print shirt. i can't believe you got such a good deal! that donut lady story is so hilarious!

Teddi said...

is that your daughter in the pink blouse? so cute. i like your outfits. what do you think you'll have? or do you want to be surprised?

Mrs. J said...

Lol, I have never heard of such a thing, but you wont know if she's right until your delivery date.

I'm loving your hat and the leopard print top. Is the blouse a recent purchase because I may have to buy one too. Overall you look fabulous as usual!! :)

Bravoe Runway said...

I love this leopard print blouse, and you look awesome! So...that donut shop lady said girl??? Hmmm ok, well we'll have to see ;) Her or my grand ma's theory after she had 13 kids of her own, and I agree with Francesca. You've not gained weight elsewhere....

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oomph. said...

don't you just love this shirt! i want to go back and get more...all the colors. they are perfect for jeans, shorts, whatever...AND they are machine washable! SOLD!

looks so good with that hat!

so, i doing surveys of all the preggers people and people i've known with kids...i have a 98% success rate of predicting the sex of the baby. ok, i totally made up that percentage, but i'm usually right!! lol.

[oomph.]
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Shelly said...

Holy cow, I love the leopard + white pants...you'll be seeing this very soon on MY blog ;)

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