• second trimester style

    second trimester style

  • second trimester pregnancy style

    second trimester pregnancy style

  • erin loechner second trimester

    erin loechner second trimester

  • MYkind: 2nd trimester style.

    03.20.2012 / myKind

    I took a long, long break from showcasing my daily outfits when I found out I was pregnant. And there were a lot of reasons why, but mainly? I never got dressed. I can’t think of one ensemble that I took the time to put together, partly because nothing looks great when you feel miserable, but also? I think that part of my brain completely shut down.

    I’d heard of pregnancy brain before, but to be honest (and yes, moms, you can judge me for saying this), I thought it was a myth (it’s not!). I thought for sure that it was connected to a tired, overworked mind and that if I could just “sleep it off”, I’d be fine. But the truth is? My memory flew right out the window during those first three months – and along with it? My creativity.

    Ken jokes that it was nearly impossible to carry on a conversation with me because I would blank out on words, phrases and even names. But the kicker? I was totally surprised when I completely forgot how to put together an outfit that reflected me. It was bizarre, really. I chalked it up to not feeling confident with the extra dough around my belly, but to be honest, I think it was part of my brain that was being used to, I don’t know, make a baby. Maybe I’m crazy.

    Anyway, I mentioned before that I relied on skinny jeans, long tunics and quirky flats because that seemed to be the easiest alternative (and most nap-friendly!). Yet now that I’m in my second trimester, I’ve got a big boost of energy – and my desire to wear out my closet is back with a vengeance. After all, gotta wear those non-breast-feeding-friendly tops and dresses while I can, right?

    So, over the next few months I’ll be sharing what I’ve been wearing as this baby bump grows. It’s semi-hidden today, but believe me – it’s gaining steam and I happen to think it’s the cutest thing in the world (as well as its contents, of course!).

    Now – onward with photos, which were snapped by my sweet friend (and oh-so-talented photographer) Betsy King in her studio!:

    erin loechner second trimester

    Here’s what’s perfectly second trimester friendly about this outfit: the dress is form-fitting, so when you want to showcase that tiny bump, it’s good to go. But if your bump isn’t feeling especially curvy that day (and it still just looks like you ate a large cheeseburger – or three!), you can cover up with a knitted vest that hides virtually everything.

    second trimester pregnancy style

    Throw in some leggings for comfort (because chances are, you’ve far surpassed the ability to fit into your pre-pregnancy jeans), knee socks for style and flat boots for function and you’ve got a recipe for second trimester style success!

    second trimester style

    And yep, there’s that bump photo. I’ll give you a peek of the side shot next week – it’s a cutie. ;)

    PHOTO CREDIT: BETSY KING

    EDIT: Reader Jen sent a link to this article re: pregnancy brain, and OMG! Genius. If you’re feeling down about pregnancy brain, mommy brain or the like, please read. It’s a goodie. (Thanks, Jen!)

    • Adorable Erin. x

    • You look adorable! And I love that this outfit would be perfect without the belly too. :) Hope you are feeling great!

    • What a stinkin’ cutie!

    • i’m probably not the first to tell you… but you’re glowing!

      great pictures and lovely honest story to match.

    • I was going to say the same thing – you’ve prob been told a million times, but you are seriously a stunning mother to be. You are positively glowing, and your outfit is darling. Can’t wait to see more! (PS – it’s my first time reading your blog – I know, where have I BEEN?! Really loving it).

    • I love the layers, the boots, the socks – everything! Way to show pregnancy brain who’s the coolest, who’s creativity shall not be brought asunder, and who’s in charge. (… YOU… in case pregbrain was wondering)
      Congratulations! And thanks for the outfit inspire.

    • […] this smashing shade of pumpkin orange!” I like that.By the way – your comments on this post were so, so wonderful – thank you for making my pregnancy brain feel much more at ease!PHOTO […]

    • you look sooo lovely and happy to be where you are and who you are, if we could only dress in a tunic of happiness, right?! thanks for sharing this pics besides it’s a great way to keep a photo journal that baby will later LOVE (believe me they love to see pictures of themselves inside us: really i was in there? hmmm,and how did i come out? YIKES!-THAT’S A CONVERSATION THAT WON’T BE HAD ANY TIME SOON)…take care, keep shining

    • Pregnancy brain and mommy brain are so crazy! When I was pregnant, I would forget the things I wanted to say in meetings that I called. When I went back to work after maternity leave I used my badge for getting into my office to “badge out” of the bathroom!

    • Jackie Keeney

      Where did you get those boots?

      • old navy (years ago), believe it or not! they’re my favorites!

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