Hey there pregnant gals and soon-to-be expecting, ladies! I’ve been telling y’all I would do a rundown of my favorite items to wear during pregnancy and staple maternity wears. Some items I size up in regular fashions and others are basic maternity wears that are worth every penny! Now that I’ve had a chance to try out a bunch of different things on the bump, it’s time to give y’all the deets! Below I’ve also rounded up my maternity looks I’ve been wearing the past 6 months. If you’re interested in specific items from an outfit, click the bottom of the image to take you to LiketoKnow.it. Alright, let’s get to it!
Bras – When I first found out I was pregnant, by boobs were outta control! They had already grown an entire cup size, and not gonna lie, they ached realllll bad. I needed some to support these babies ASAP! No lace bralets were in my future! LOL I enlisted all of you via my Instagram story to see what brands y’all liked. I tried a few standouts and found, the seamless nursing bras from Maternity Motherhood were the winners! No underwire, with all of the stretch required for my growing tatas. Since they are nursing bras, I can also use them once the baby arrives. A win-win!
Underwear – If you’ve been pregnant or are, you know how important undergarments are. Comfort is key and my favorite thongs a la Pink are perfection. The material is uber stretchy and I love the thick band that sits on your hips. These are a great option as you grow.
Leggings – As many of you know, anything stretchy is the holy grail during pregnancy! I’ve found two types of leggings that are specific to maternity and worth the money. The first being the faux leather Spanx gems. These are great because you can dress them up or down. Since it’s fall, I’ve been pairing them with oversized sweaters and booties. The second pair is a less dressy, everyday option, from BLANQI. I’ve been living in these. I love how they shape and give the belly full support, acting as an undergarment too. Me and bump can’t live without these!
Jeans – Honestly, I was very reluctant to even try maternity jeans. I’ve had NO desire to wear them as I thought they would be SO uncomfortable. Well, I sure was wrong! The first budget friendly pair I tried from H&M, I loved! NO need to spend a bunch of moolah on designer denim. They are under $50 and come in a bunch of different wash options. You can’t go wrong with these.
Tanks – I’ve found that my body temp is higher with all the hormones pumping through me, so wearing tanks is where it’s at. My favorite option is from A Pea in a Pod – they are a great ribbed material, not overly stretchy and have an array of basic colors. I legit, have about 5 that I rotate through. These are great to wear under a tee or sweater for layering.
Activewear Leggings – I’ve been able to pretty much wear the workout leggings I had prior to expecting. As I’ve gotten bigger, I prefer high-waited pant options from Alo, Zella and Lulu Lemon.
Shapewear – If you’re wearing bodycon fashions or just need something to help hold everything in, Spanx mama shorts are the best!
Loungewear Sets – Pregnant or not, loungewear sets are where it’s at! I have found so many budget friendly beauties this past year. Click here for my current favorite pair – only $28! I got a M/L to have space for my bump. More cozy options below.
Dresses – In general, dresses are SO comfortable during pregnancy, especially if you’re one of those gals that doesn’t want anything on your belly. I’ve been sizing up to a L and wearing bodycon cotton basics, t-shirt and sweater dresses. I pair them with cute sneakers or booties. Scroll down to see my styled outfits and to shop!
Sweaters – I am SO thankful my third trimester is during fall! You can better believe I’m liiiiiiving in leggings and cozy sweaters. I haven’t purchased any maternity knits, rather sized up to a L in most brands.
Skirts – Elastic is my new best friend! I’ve found great cotton, pleated and knit skirt options that are comfortable on my waist. My favorite all-time skirt for preg is from Free People. I have two colors in a medium, pairing them with fun graphic tees tied above my waist. See pics below!
Shop Maternity Favorites
Shop Fashions to Fit the Bump (not maternity)
My Pregnancy Outfits
All of these are linked over on the LTK app. Click “Shop This Outfit” at the bottom of an outfit image to take you directly to shopable links!
O R G // I just posted how I organize my kitchen over on SBKliving.com 🏠💁🏻♀️ I do NOT have a pantry so it was a bit more challenging making this space efficient... BUT it did it!!😉 I broke it into three different “spaces” in my kitchen to utilize: drawers, cabinets and on-counter organizers! Sharing all my favorite items AND a look at how I use them! Head over to the blog for all the deets. Currently learning how to make my own sourdough bread👩🏻🍳🍞🥖 Wish me luck! LOL😝 SWIPE right for a few up close shots!!
Head over to the LTK app to shop my kitchen decor and finishes!! When we remodeled the kitchen, we painted the cabinets @benjaminmoore “hale navy” 😍
H O M E // Sprucing up Ford’s bathroom with some new home FINDS a la Target! Sharing this space and two others I’m updating over on stories! Showing y’all easy and budget-friendly ways to refresh rooms!🏠💁🏻♀️ Shop this #bathroom on the @liketoknow.it app! Click the link in my bio OR download the app and follow me “sbkliving” 🏠
B A B Y // Oh hey, bébé number two!!👋🏻👶🏼 BUMP coming in hot!!! This go around I’m popping WAY earlier! It still amazes me what women’s bodies can do✨ Feeling grateful that I have the opportunity to grow another human🙏🏻❤️ It’s truly such a blessing!😭 Pregnancy hormones kicking in!!!!🤰🏻❤️ Wearing another cute set (not maternity) - only $25 and wearing a M!!💕💕 Shop this cozy beaut on the @liketoknow.it app! Wishing y’all a happy Saturday!!
H O M E // Hiya, guys!! Excited to share this week’s FINDS all about WALL DECOR!! From budget-friendly mirrors to my favorite country, fashion-inspired and graphic ART! I’ll be sharing on my Story today and linking the roundup on the @liketoknow.it app! If you’re new to following me, I share FINDS every Friday!👏🏻 In my old entryway, I styled it with a modern gold round mirror and rustic Magnificent 7 canvas🤠 The perfect balance for my modern farmhouse!🏠 You can also shop this space on LTK - linked the console table, jute runner, chandelier, farmhouse bench, mirror, blanket, dried grasses and more!!💁🏻♀️ #sbkliving
P R E G N A N C Y // All smiles ‘cause WE got to see bébé number 2 today!!!😁😭 AND Luke got to go in with me!! They allow a guest for ONE ultrasound and I’m SO very thankful for that! Each doc appointment for Ford and during my second pregnancy has been solo😢 Even though I totally understand why, it’s emotionally A LOT!!😭 Grateful for today and my growing family❤️❤️❤️❤️ It’s crazy I’m almost 6 months pregnant and seeing him made it so REAL!! I can’t believe we are going to have TWO boys this spring!!🤯
SWIPE right for Luke’s excitement AND and a look at my bump outfit!! 🤰🏻 Linked today’s fashions on the @liketoknow.it app!
H O M E // Give your laundry room a little refresh this January with a fun plaid mat ($18!), new basket, laundry room sign and faux stems! Sharing these, more fun decor and finishes over on the @liketoknow.it app! Check out my story today for a little tour of this space!! #sbkliving