January 2015 Clothing Budget- Maternity Edition:
Colibri Plaid Printed Tab-Sleeve Shirt via Stitch Fix: $3 after credit (see my review here)
Short sleeve fitted crew neck tees in black, white via Lands’ End: $18 (exact)
Lily Aldridge for Velvet Olive Jacket via Shopbop: $10.40 after credit (exact)
=$31.40 for January
I’m pleased that I kept my spending down this month! The plaid shirt was too cheap not to keep after my credits, and the Lands’ End tees were part of my order with a dress (below) to get free shipping, and I needed these basic replacements anyways. The olive jacket is an upgrade to my old one, since the fit on it was always so-so. I actually got the navy version of the jacket c/o Shopbop with credits this month and liked it so much that it prompted me to get it in olive (see on Instagram here).
Last month, I resolved for the new year to keep spending down quite a bit, and the only item I really had on my wish list was a dress for the baby shower. I ended up ordering a few options and plan to return what doesn’t work. Here’s what I’m working with so far…HELP!
From left to right:
-3/4 Sleeve Knit Dress (Target, on clearance)- love the 3/4 sleeves and ordered it in this teal, navy and pink color. Just hope it’s not too short…that’s the last thing I want to worry about!
-Short Sleeve Lacy Overlay Dress (Target)- I adore lace dresses, but think I’ll get cold and may want a bit more coverage…plus not sure it will look flattering on me- I prefer tie waists/belts.
-Chester Place Dress (Deloom.com)- This is non-maternity, but I love the color, sleeve length and bow tie belt. Thinking I’d wear it with leggings since it will still be chilly out at time of shower.
-Pattern matte Jersey Surplice Dress (Lands’ End, on clearance)- Also non-maternity, but saw it on MK at 39 weeks pregnant, and thought it’d be versatile post-baby. But again, it’s sleeveless so would have to wear a cardi or blazer over it…
-Long Sleeve Striped Maternity Dress (Motherhood Maternity, on sale)- Great price point, love the long sleeves and form fitting cut, but wondering if the angled stripes would make me look even more…round?
So…help me decide! Which do you like best?
To view my past clothing budgets, click here.
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Fantastic job with the budget this month! You really knocked it out of the park! As far as the dresses I would say either the Lands End one or the Motherhood Maternity. I like the versatility of the Lands End one being able to wear it afterwards. I don’t think the striped one will make you look too round at all. You are pregnant anyway, embrace it! I could see it being really cute belted, too!
Good idea Laura! Love the idea of belting the MM dress, and getting the cost per wear down on the Lands End one is making me like it more and more!
Kelly K. says
I think the lands end one would look great on you
Thanks Kel! I really like the colors and classic cut– plus the fact that I could wear it more post baby!
Katie @ Live Half Full says
I like how she wears the Lands End one with a drapey cardigan!
Me too! Amazed that it can work so well with and without bump- talk about versatility!
I like the 3/4 sleeve target one probably with tights or the motherhood one (it’ll be easy to move around in!). Opening gifts while preggo isn’t exactly easy so I wouldn’t worry about being cold for long if you go with a short sleeve/sleeveless dress! Good luck!! :)
Thanks for your input Kim! Yeah I’m all about ease of movement…hoping that Target one isn’t too short- should be here on Thursday!
I like the lands end one! It would be so cute with a chartreuse cardigan! Also always nice to have versatile dresses ;-)
Oooh good idea! Yeah I like the fact that I could get more wear out of this one…paying for a dress I will only wear a few times just doesn’t seem practical! Miss you girlie- mall date again soon?!
Joanne Mason says
It’s interesting to shop while pregnant. You don’t want to invest too much on something you won’t wear for longer than a couple months but you need clothes! Best of luck!
So true Joanne! Definitely need stuff, but I’m way more mindful of how much I spend on each item since I’m only wearing it for a limited time!