I tried my best to keep wearing non-maternity clothes for as long as possible for a couple of reasons. 1. Who wants to spend a ton of money on new clothes that you can only wear for a few months? 2. Maternity clothing style options leave much to be desired.
I purchased this dress as a cover up while on a mini staycation. I don't love forking over money for trendy items so places like Forever 21 (where this dress is from) and H&M are great when I want to just test out the waters. I sized up to an M, and I'll definitely wear it post-pregnancy too since I tend to like my cover ups a little loose. An added bonus is easy access for nursing/pumping with the elasticized neckline! Sure, at 30 weeks pregnant, it's not the most flattering piece. I kind of look like a big rectangle since it doesn't have a fitted empire waist, but it was still fun.
On a side note, this was the first time I wore these white sandals even though I bought them nearly TWO years ago. I remember the day vividly since it was the day I was in labor with Baby Bear. After starting to have active contractions in the morning, I checked into the hospital but got sent away for not being far enough along. The nurse told me, "Come back when you can't talk through your contractions." Geez. I wandered around Westwood Village for 5 hours, ate a few slices of pizza, browsed the City Target, and bought these sandals on super sale for $10 at Urban Outfitters. I checked back in when the contractions grew more intense (thankfully, they let me stay), and almost exactly 24 hrs after I went into labor, Noa Bear was born!