I just ate two meals

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This little belly controls me. Last night I went home and cooked for 4 hours straight (I ended up making two meals because I couldn’t make up my mind!). Luckily this flowy dress comfortably accommodates my newly-found roundness and makes me feel… well… a little more glamorous!

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Road trip!

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A desert road trip calls for a comfy tank, flats, and shorts with just the right amount of give (luckily all maternity pants are stretchy around the waist!). All of these pieces were bargains, from the $29 sandals to the $25 shorts. The purse was a Wasteland find and the tank was another recent Anthro sale score.

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Wrapped in Ribbon

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A few weeks ago I came across this non-maternity tunic while perusing the sale section at Anthropologie. The length was perfect to pair with maternity pants or leggings, and I love that this bright pink stripe across my belly is like ribbon on a present!

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Saturday Summer Dress

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I have a feeling it’s going to be a lazy beachy weekend. Yes, I feel much better than I did a few months ago (first trimesters can be brutal!) but I have just gotten to the point where slip on shoes and sandals are increasingly appealing since bending over can be quite a challenge! I think I’ll just kick back and take it easy…

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Pssst! I’ve got a secret to share…

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It has been very hard to keep this from you (think strategic posing, placement of accessories, and ruffles/oversized clothing) but I am embarking on a new chapter in my life… motherhood! Adam and I are expecting our first child at the end of November and I am so incredibly excited! (that puts me at 19 weeks if you’re trying to do the math).

Now, in case you’re wondering, this isn’t going to be the end of Catching Couture. Rather, it’s quite the opposite. I see this as a new challenge… or a temporary blog game perhaps. My goals is to hack my normal/existing wardrobe and make 80% of my non-maternity clothes work over the next five months with the addition of select, affordable, maternity bottoms (think Target, H&M, etc). Back to my “’til death do us part!” philosophy, I like to keep my clothes for a very long time, so I’m not so keen on spending $$$ on pieces that I can only wear for a few months. I’d rather spend my money on some hot outfits I can wear post-delivery when I get my normal body back!

So let’s see how this goes…
If you are also expecting, I hope my coming posts can bring you new ideas and inspiration (as well as some mutual commiseration!). And if you’re not, no worries… a lot of my outfits will be maternity-free so you can still shop the looks and get inspired.

Alright baby, let’s do this.

_michelle

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