On Sunday I had a baby shower with family and friends. I wasn’t going to have one initially, but I was convinced that I should and now I’m super happy that I did.
It was a fun day yet extremely exhausting – all I could think about was taking a nap. I am being induced on Wednesday night, so my mind is on this coming week and everything I have still to do!
I really wanted to be comfortable and cute for the day and I had ZERO plans to buy anything for the occasion. However, when I went to try on the dress I had in mind, it just didn’t fit. I really didn’t want to shop just for this – what’s the point?
So I decided to use the very generous gift card from the Gap that my father gave me for Christmas. I was saving it for post baby shopping, but I thought I’ll just get a dress I can wear now and after baby.
It was my lucky day because I was actually spoiled for choice. I ended up getting a non-maternity green and blue striped stretch dress.
GAP striped jersey dress | Hue Opaque stocking
Stella & Dot Spring Awakening Necklace | Target Purple belt
INPINK Rhodium Braid Stretch Bracelet With Topaz Rhinestones
So remember, only the buy the essentials in maternity (jeans and belly bands mostly) and shop one to two sizes up to avoid over overspending.
That way you can easily wear the clothing once your baby is born and not feel like you are still wearing maternity clothing (which can be super depressing at times).