A Guide to Buying Maternity Underwear and Lingerie

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Since I myself am pregnant (25 weeks today!), I am expecting that more expectant mothers are tuning in my blog. Hello, and I’m happy to share my journey with you! I am currently updating my maternity underwear. My panties are too tight now as my hips get wider. I’m afraid that our little darling is getting squished! My old bras are also too small on me now (the first thing I noted as far as physical changes go). My pre-pregnancy bra size was 34D, but I have not officially had my current pregnancy bust measured. In the past few months, I’ve just been living in cheap stretchy sports bras that expand in band size! Oh, about $5-7 on eBay and Ross! I was advised not to buy expensive bras in the first trimester, because I was told breasts will continue to grow, preparing for milk production. Now that I am nearing my third trimester, it’s probably time to shop!

On this topic, today’s guest post about shopping for maternity lingerie and undies might be of interest to you!

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My Top 5 Beauty Bloggers + Giveaway Natural Anti-Aging Facial Serum

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It might not be apparent to some of you, but I’m not really a makeup person! I use makeup everyday, but I don’t care too much about what hot new products there are out there for your hair, nails, skin, or face. What I mean is, you shouldn’t ask me for makeup tutorials or product recommendations! I suck at those.

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How blogging is a lot like marriage

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I just got back from our family vacation at Lake Gaston in North Carolina! Here are some photos of Rob and I on the porch just outside our bedroom. It was so nice to actually have him be part of my blog for once! It’s not easy to get him to pose with me on a “mostly” fashion blog. I can totally understand, and I don’t blame him. He is as much into fashion as I am into video games! We both like to participate in what we each like to do, but it’s expected that we aren’t going to be as into them as the other. It’s a mutual and beautiful interplay of hobbies between couples… and it’s a lot like blogging! Here’s why.

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Another Dress Turned Tunic + My Vlog

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These photos are somewhat old. They are from mid June, and I was 17 weeks! I am at 22 weeks now. I know I can’t keep delaying publishing photos when my belly changes SO quickly between weeks while pregnant. However, with the right clothes on, you can hardly really tell the development. ;-)

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A Bodycon is Better w/ the BUMP! + Boohoo #WeAreUSA

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I find it kind of funny how other pregnant women choose to wear bodycon dresses in their later stages of pregnancy. Besides wearing a crop top, bodycons would probably be the next most obvious way to show off that “baby bump,” as so many people like (or hate) to call it! Not a good idea if you’re trying to hide that at all!

I’m also collaborating with one of my favorite indie stores, Boohoo for their #WeAreUSA campaign. I’m here to represent #WeAreBaltimore or better yet, #WeAreBabyBump! ;-)

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Non-Maternity Dress Worn As Maternity + The Mint Julep Boutique GIVEAWAY!

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I’m noticing elements of Art Deco with today’s outfit but only really saw it afterwards! Perhaps it’s the geometric necklace paired with the bat wing silhouette of the scarf. I enjoy happy accidents with clothing. Overthinking it isn’t always as fun!

I am 20 weeks pregnant in these photos. I honestly have not bought anything made for maternity wear! I’ve just been a bit clever with the cuts and styles I choose to put on, which makes that belly magically disappear. *Trying to refrain from saying “baby bump” as much as I can*

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