To accompany my curly fro tutorial on my bolg, and to reveal my pregnancy to family and friends who had yet to find out, I decided to flaunt just a wee bit of my maternity style and further debunk the myths that getting dressed during pregnancy is no fun. With cribs, strollers, and diapers on the brain, the thought of spending upwards of $50 for maternity tops and upwards of $80 for maternity dresses, makes me understand why many mama-to-bes simply throw on their partners oversized sweats and call it a day. However, I am a degree holder in the area of fashion, a blogger and a girly girl and I just don’t approve of frumpy dresses regardless of your physical state. I had to get creative and make maternity work for me. Pregnancy has been kind to my 5’3" frame (this far) and have been able to get away with a lot of existing tops in my wardrobe. The forgiving, more relaxed fit ones anyway. Outside of that I opt to continue shopping at straight size stores and simply going a size up. In some cases I don’t have to change sizes but merely seek out items that flatter my rounder figure. As far as maternity bottoms, for the sake of comfort I did purchase a few pairs of stretchy leggings and maternity jeans from asos.com. This particular look is not maternity, just very forgiving! The military inspired blazer is from H&M a few seasons back. Of course I can’t close it as I normally would but it fits my back and arms just fine and leaving it opens allows me to showcase my bump. Its slightly flared at the bottom which helps to nip in what remains of my waistline. The dress is from Forever 21. Its actually a size small! Lets just say the jersey is very forgiving! The tights as well were items that i already owned and stretchy enough not to cause me any discomfort. The boots – yes heels are actually pretty comfy. They are chunky and easy to walk in despite my new center of gravity. I admit I continue to also wear more streamlined heels but only ones I feel save walking in.