Well it’s now been 10 days since I’ve been on bed rest for contractions (you can read all about it here and here). Gone (for now) are the days of getting dressed and taking outfits pictures. Not that I’m complaining it just feels like time is literally frozen and although I’m beyond grateful that I’m even able to sit at home and rest it does seem unreal that I can’t even go to Target or cook my kids a meal (actually that’s one the very few bonuses of bed rest – I hate cooking). With that said I had a few outfit posts scheduled for this month and because of the bed rest I decided instead to feature the item I was going to initially wear and some outfits that I would be wearing if I wasn’t on bed rest. :)
For this post the focus is on the cozy crotchet cardigan from Pink Blush. I paired it with a simple tee and booties for day and for night I paired it with a sexy pencil skirt and a plum colored top. Each and every item in both outfits can easily be combined to form an entirely different outfit or worn with just about anything in your closet. Great maternity pieces that can be worn post baby as well. Check out the looks below.
Maternity Cardigan - $23.99 at PinkBlush.com | Maternity Blouse – $68 at Topshop.com | Maternity Pencil Skirt – $35 at Nordstrom.com | Gold Chain Necklace – $7.99 at Wetseal.com Geo Speedy Bag – $74.99 at CWonder.com | Lace Up Heels - $65 at Heels.com
Pencil skirts have this classic-yet-sexy Audrey Hepburn vibe that never goes out of style – and if not already, should be a staple in your closet. They’re easily worn from day to night and with affordable picks like the ones by Merona from Target the options are endless!! Contrary to popular belief, the pencil skirt is actually universally flattering with a cut that looks long and lean on any shape (with the right pieces). I’m curvy in the middle, so I need my tops to fall right at the hips. Check out my selections below!
For a trendy office look, the animal print skirt, a pretty orange blouse for a pop of color, a belt to accentuate your waist and wrap up your look with classic loafers.
For night, try pairing some basics with a pair of sexy animal print heels and a bold necklace .
See how the Target Fall Collection is designed to take you through a season of stylish looks at Target.com/Merona.
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The gorgeous Kim Kardashian in a black top, printed mini and peep toe platforms. For the office worker, throw on the heels and a pair of women’s trousers – Perfect! Get her look for less!
Casual Top - $11.80 at Forever21.com
Aztec Knit Skirt - $15.80 at Forever21.com
Chain and Sparkle Necklace – $12.50 at CharlotteRusse.com
Wide Obi Belt – $20.22 at ASOS.com
Anna Sui Nail Polish – $15 at Urbanoutfitters.com
Peep Toe Slingback – $21.99 at Amiclubwear.com
I usually love Jessica’s outfits, but this one just doesn’t do anything for her. The gray skirt paired with that purplish cardigan just makes her look washed out (particularly against her blonde hair, which is a tad too light in my opinion). So, I swapped out the gray skirt for a vintage-looking tapestry pocket skirt and picked a cardigan with a darker shade. What do you think of Jessica’s outfit (or hair for that matter)?
Pointelle-Trim cardigan – $26.50 at Oldnavy.com
Faux-Leather Tote – $35.40 at Kohls.com
Racerback Tank – $7.50 at Charlotterusse.com
BDG Knit Miniskirt – $28 at Urbanoutfitters.com
Tapestry Pocket Mini Skirt - $29.99 at Shopruche.com
Faux Leather Toe Buckle Flats – $9.99 at Amiclubwear.com
Isla Fisher looking sexy and adorable in a printed skirt, black tank, flip flops and Tory Burch satchel. Although I couldn’t find a skirt that resembled Isla’s, I did find this cute convertible skirt that’ll do the trick! Get Isla’s look for less!
BDG Patterned Convertible Skirt – $38 at Urbanoutfitters.com
Old Navy Flip-Flops – $5
Max & Chloe – $20 at MaxandChloe.com
Open Back Slub Tank – $7.80 at Forever21.com
Quilted rectangular Sunglasses – $5.99 at Charlotterusse.com
Patent Shirred Tote – $28 at Yesstyle.com
No need to spend a ton to get these flirty looks for under $100!
Renee Silk Top – $22.80 at Forever21.com
Patent Mary Jane Flats - $19.99 at FlyJane.net
Roll Cuff Shorts - $19.99 at Tillys.com
Ethnic Beaded Top - $21.99 at Charlotterusse.com
Tira Wedge Sandal - $24.99 at Target.com
Shirred Twill Shorts – $19.99 at Charlotterusse.com
Ardendail Abstract Skirt – $15.80 at Forever21.com
Bronx Layer Tank – $22.50 at Pacsun.com
Peep Toe Wedge – $19.40 at Gojane.com
Here’s the deal: It’s not that I don’t like Kate Bosworth’s look (it is kinda Bohemian cool), it’s just that the colors don’t do anything for her and it definitely would not be my first choice for Summer wear. I can see someone wearing booties with a Summer dress, but Kate’s wearing a tee, vest, scarf and booties. For the redo, I decided to swap out the gray tee for a white tank and instead of the booties I added a pair of woven platforms. The pieces I chose will allow you to easily mix and match them with other Summer essentials (like the tank with shorts or the vest with dresses).
Silence and Noise Silk Jacquard Skirt – $58 at Urbanoutfitters.com
Woven platforms – $29.99 at Charlotterusse.com
Sunglasses – $5.80 at Forever21.com
Lace Trim Racerback Tank – $7.99 at Kohls.com
Rose Square Scarf – $19.99 at Urbanoutfitters.com
Cropped Denim Vest – $31.50 at Yesstyle.com
Max and Chloe Bamboo Bangle Set – $15 at Maxandchloe.com
Cross-Body Handbag – $24 at Kohls.com
Get Vanessa Hudgens fun and flirty look for less!
Floral Print Skirt – $53.92 at Asos.com
Metal Aviator Sunglasses – $5.80 at Forever21.com
Filigree Pendant Necklace – $6.80 at Forever21.com
Lulu Lila Fringe Cross Body Bag – $20 at Kohls.com
Carina Faux Leather Sandals - $14.80 at Forever21.com
Racerback Tank - $6 at Charlotterusse.com
Lauren Conrad leaving Luau in Beverly Hills and looking adorable in a flower print skirt, black tank top, black blazer and tan platforms. Get Lauren’s look for less…….
Boyfriend Blazer – $29.99 at Charlotterusse.com
Rachel Bilson’s outfit just exudes fun! Better yet, each piece can be utilized in completely different styles and looks. The cardigan can be worn with slacks, skirts or even shorts for a more casual preppy look. For a more sassy vibe, pair the gray boots with a pencil skirt. And what better way to add a pop of color to an outfit than a green bag! I’m really big on making the most of every piece in my closet, and this look is sooo interchangeable I had to include it. Get Bilson’s quirky look for less.
Boyfriend cardigan - $22.50 (was $29.50) at Alloy.com
Yukon skinny jean - $32.99 at Charlotterusse.com
Madden girl buckle boot - $49.89 at Endless.com
Hanes Classic V-Neck - $11.20 at Kohls.com
Matching Band Fedora - $12.50 at Wetseal.com
Swan Lake Sunglasses - $11 at Fredflare.com
Green Jessica Simpson Hobo - $98 at Victoriasecret.com
Ethnic Mosiac Top – $22.99 at Charlotterusse.com
Elastic Waist Pencil Skirt – $38 at Ardenb.com
Labuff Ballerina Flats – $55 at Aldoshoes.com
Ada Flare Trouser – $22.80 at Forever21.com
Studded Skinny Belt – $6.80 at Forever21.com
Basic Relaxed Tank – $7.80 at Forever21.com