• DIY alteration: how to add a partial elastic waistband

    When I first blogged about this adorable dress, I mentioned the waist ran wide and suggested a few easy DIY “fixes.” Per your requests, here’s a step-by-step tutorial for one of my favorite quick tricks to make a shapeless garment fit better: by adding a partial elastic waistband. This is a total shortcut method (sewing experts … don’t judge), but it takes 10 minutes, it’s comfy, and it’s easy to ...

    DIY alteration: how to add a partial elastic waistband
  • Little black maxi dress + third trimester knits

    I rarely wore black pre-pregnancy, but this magical, slimming hue has been my uniform as of late! And when combined with a long & lean silhouette, the look from the front view can almost be deceptive (but for me, there’s no hiding things anymore from the side angle!). This affordable, fitted dress from Nordstrom has lots of stretch and is also petite-friendly in length. It’s a juniors brand so runs a little ...

    Soprano ribbed dress S (stretchy & fitted), Sam Edelman sandals sz 5, Celine sunglasses, NARS lip pencil in "red square"
    Little black maxi dress + third trimester knits
  • Amalfi lemon grove tour + Italian cooking class

    This West Kei dress was a random (and super affordable) find – some of the colors have sold out, but it just got re-stocked in classic shades like black, gray, and red! I’ve heard so much great feedback from those of you who also picked this up. The stretchy jersey-like material is soft and forgiving over a growing bump, and the high-low length is petite-friendly (for reference, I’m about 5 ...

    Amalfi lemon grove tour + Italian cooking class
  • Pleated skirt re-styled + scalloped sandals

    I last featured this skirt here styled with chambray and nude sandals, but have also loved it in various other combinations like this dressier black & white pairing! I was actually inspired by this two-toned dress – instead of spending more on maternity clothes, I figured I could recreate the look using (non-maternity) separates in my closet! The Most Versatile Skirts (bump-friendly!) Stretchy elastic-waist skirts are some of the most comfortable ...

    Express top xxs, Uniqlo skirt S (avail. in navy or print), Sam Edelman heels sz 5 (also sold here), Zara bag, Baublebar earrings, Le Specs sunglasses (also sold here)
    Pleated skirt re-styled + scalloped sandals