Tuesday, October 12, 2010

You'll look ravishing in this one!

I don't know many pregnant women who say they feel "ravishing" (unless maybe it's Heidi Klum) but new clothes are always nice.

You would think, this being my third pregnancy, that I have plenty of maternity clothes by now. And I do, so far as covering the top or wearing dresses or skirts go. But in the pants department, I'm sadly lacking.

Curly Girl was a summer baby, which meant dresses, shorts, capris.
Curly Boy was a winter baby, but I worked at a job where you could wear sweats and no one would care. I also only worked 4 days a week, so I got by on 2 pairs of jeans and one pair of dress pants. At home, well, I wore my pajama pants a lot while doing laundry.

I also stretched out some of my t-shirts.

But, with this baby, with this job, I can only wear jeans one day a week, and sweats are most definitely out (which I'm ok with because I look awful in sweats anyway). So I took a trip to Goodwill.

I'll admit, I'm a bit of a snob about clothes. I'll wear Walmart brand clothes, no problem, but I don't like buying second hand. Once in awhile I'll visit a consignment shop for the kids, or if I'm desperate for a new top, but Goodwill never even hits my radar. Until I'm cleaning out my own closet that is.

I broke down last week though. I'm losing pants to wear one by one, and going to looser shirts instead of tailored button-ups. So, a lunch break trip to Goodwill was in order.

After 15 minutes, I walked out with 2 pairs of pants and a long-sleeved polo. I'm such a sucker for long-sleeved polo shirts, but I never seem to find them when I have money! The pants: a black pair of corduroys with button-adjustable sides (I'm not a belly panel fan) that are a tall, so they'll need hemmed, and a pair of underbelly beige pants.

I now have 3 pairs of dress pants and 2 pairs of jeans I can wear. And, if I don't care too much that the fashion is about 4 years old, I can wear my maternity capris with my knee high boots through the winter and call it good. I can also wear the knee high boots with my skirts, but I'll need to find some good maternity tights or leggings. That may take an internet shopping trip.

On the Banks of Squaw Creek

Post title from Beauty and the Beast.


Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

I LOVE goodwill clothes. I bought all my "post partum" clothes there. I didn't want to wear maternity any more but couldn't fit into my old stuff.

Congrats! Hope you link up again!

Ellie said...

Maternity clothes are such a pain! I do well at Khol's and Target, though they probably cost a little more than Goodwill. Good luck! When are you due?

Curly-T said...

The dr's say April 17, though I believe the due date should be closer to May. We'll see when the baby wants to show up!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I can definitely relate! I thought with this being my 2nd baby I'd be prepared in the clothes department. I popped out so much earlier this time around though, that I have desperately needed more clothes!

Sounds like you did really well! Best of luck with the pregnancy and birth!!