Two things about the post title:
Yes, I am 19 weeks pregnant (hence the baby reference) and we are super excited to welcome baby #2 in April 2020! Big sister E is excited about the baby and is looking forward to being a big helper to mom and dad. She is taking very good care of her baby dolls in preparation. Now, I just need to teach her how to change a diaper.
Secondly, why do they call it buffalo plaid? It’s a classic and makes me think of Christmas, even if it sometimes seems a bit overdone and cliche. Whatever, fashion is about wearing what you love and skipping trends you hate (which is why you will never see me in a cold shoulder top, hella impractical). Legend has it that buffalo plaid gets its name from the inventive designer at Woolrich Woolen Mills who created it in the 1850’s (talk about fashion staying power!) that also owned a herd of buffalo. Guess multi-tasking has always been an American tradition, not just in today’s side-hustle generation. Hustle on America and keep inventing some amazing stuff.
This cozy buffalo plaid/check vest is perfect for making any outfit a little more festive for the holidays. It has pockets (which I LOVE) and is long enough to cover my hips (anyone else look for that?), particularly when pregnant and nothing fits properly.
I am wearing all non-maternity clothes in this outfit despite being in my second trimester. The key to making non-maternity clothes work in your second trimester is to look for length and stretch. Anything that is long enough to cover that growing bump and a stretchy, low waist. The last thing I want to wear is something tight and confining. I love buying flexible non-maternity clothes to wear while pregnant. They allow me to get more wear out of them and I can continue to wear them after the baby comes. I bought a lot of non-maternity, stretchy clothes when pregnant with E and I was pleased to be able to get my money’s worth and many post-natal wears out of them. #frugalwin
Boots- Rampage Isobel Riding Boots (gifted)
Necklace- Altar’d State- $14 (similar in silver)