Thursday, March 14, 2013

STYLE: Dressing the Bump

So one of the things that worried me most about being pregnant was the thought of maybe having to give up my sense of style for a good 6 months or so. MYTH. Dressing a preggo body isn't as hard as you may think. Even though it can be challenging sometimes, especially when are shopping for something really specific and end up crying in the dressing room, it's actually fun most of the time. I've learned quite a few things along the way and since I have so many friends that are expecting, I thought I would share my tips for dressing the bump.

1) LAYER: This was especially relevant to me in the winter, but I think it applies to any season. Having a handful of key pieces that you can layer, mix and match is a life saver. A few good pairs of maternity pants/jeans, lots of black leggings (I've been able to wear H&Ms black leggings in a Medium through my whole pregnancy)  and some stretchy long camis are all things that have made pulling together outfits so much easier!

2) ACCESSORIZE: You can stay on trend and look cute with out having to invest in pricey trendy pieces from the maternity store. Keep your outfits simple and classic then jazz them up with fun scarves, statement jewelry or shoes. You are going to have to wear the same thing a lot (unless you have an endless clothing budget). Mixing up accessories is a great way to make it look like a completely different outfit.

3) THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: Just because you are pregnant does not mean you have to shop at a maternity store. I only have 6 weeks left to go and the only things I've bought that are maternity are a pair of jeans, a few pairs of pants, a skirt and one sweater. Seriously places like H&M and Forever 21 are great for finding inexpensive pieces that you can buy a size up. Shirts and sweater come in much longer styles these days and they can cover pretty big bumps. I just bought a size M sweater at the Gap yesterday! H&M is great for basic pieces like stretchy dresses that grow with you. And remember that things like  cardigans, blazers and jackets, that don't have to be buttoned, can be layered over basic pieces even if they are the normal size you wear.

4) ROCK THE BUMP: I have found that fitted clothes actually look better. Loose baggy clothes that are typically associated with pregnancy actually make you look way bigger than you are. Your bump is adorable so show it off. People are more likely to identify you as being preggo this way too rather than assuming you've hit the donuts a little too hard.

Here are some examples of how I've applied all these tips. Please exscuse the fact that they are kinda awful self-portraits!:

Sunday, January 6, 2013


I finally got so fed up with Blogger that I've moved Whiskerz on Kittenz to wordpress. You can find it at so come on over!

Thursday, January 3, 2013


I am 24 weeks along today and this baby is getting big!
I decided to give my sparkly Christmas reindeer a permanent home on my kitchen shelf because I love it so much. I know, how Anthropologie of me right?
Cats are drawn to things that give off heat in the winter. No surprise there.
We made Giada's White Bean Chicken Chili which was exciting because it has Swiss Chard in it and I love using ingredients I never cook with.
Georgia loves to be in the kitchen when we cook, but she's not that helpful.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

PARTY: New Year's Eve!

My first dry New Year's Eve since I was 18! Not having a champagne hangover on New Year's Day is actually kind of amazing though. We went to our friends Kristin and Tim's house for a small gathering. We had a nice sit down dinner which was delicious then hung out until just after the ball dropped. Going to a friends house for a small party is the ideal New Year's Eve plan I think. I was never big into hitting the town and paying $100 for well drinks and a midnight toast squished into a club amongst strangers. Hope you had a delightful New Year's Eve as well!

If you want to make a pretty dessert that presents well, I would highly recommend this no-bake Maple Cheesecake with Roasted Pears from Martha Stewart!