Bump Styled: If it weren’t for stripes, I’d have no clothes.

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Gold Rings (mixed with other rings I already have) : c/o Maya Brenner (use code SMALLTHINGS20 for 20% off now thru 8/5/2013)
Yellow Clutch: BrighterDay on Etsy
Dress: Gap (not maternity)
Nail Polish: Cajun Shrimp by OPI


I was shopping for a dress to wear to a wedding this weekend and ultimately settled on this one. I can dress it up a bit with jewelry and possibly a fancier hairstyle, but it’s still casual and comfortable for summer. 

I may add a belt, but to be completely honest I’m not a huge fan of the “belt above the bump” look. Maybe it’s just me, and maybe it will look different once I’m a big bigger, but sometimes I feel like it cuts me off in a strange place. 

Anyway, I grabbed my new favorite clutch as I left to go shoot this outfit. I love how the look turned out a little bit nautical. The gold stacking rings were the perfect simple compliment to the statement necklace

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Comments (54)

  1. Posted July 30, 2013

    This dress is SO beautiful and very flattering on you! I love that pop of yellow!

  2. Posted July 30, 2013

    Love the dress! Looks like it will fit for a while as your belly grows to!
    Lee

  3. Posted July 30, 2013

    Very pretty! Maybe a sash/scarf instead of a belt?

  4. Posted July 30, 2013

    I had a thing for polka dots with my first two pregnancies – I wore this one blouse my husband called my Bubble Top almost constantly. Unfortunately, it seems to have shrunk a little (or I’m bigger!) around the edges and it’s not as comfy this time around. Still love it and had a lot of other dots-style shirts and dresses, even though I’m usually not a “dots” person when not pregnant. Kind of funny.
    This dress is adorable on you. And I really want my hair to look like yours does!!

  5. Posted July 30, 2013

    Who takes these lovely pictures of you?

    • Kate says
      Posted July 30, 2013

      my tripod and wireless shutter release 🙂

  6. Posted July 30, 2013

    Love your outfit! And your hair is getting so long!!! Stunning. 🙂

    Lauren
    My Polished Side Blog
    Sweet Pea’s Party

  7. Jess says
    Posted July 30, 2013

    Very cute. You look great! 🙂

  8. Rebecca says
    Posted July 30, 2013

    I love that clutch! I made my own from Whitney’s tutorial on her blog. It was super easy.

  9. Posted July 30, 2013

    This is so cute on you!

  10. Posted July 30, 2013

    I see the clutch is sold out on Etsy! Love it! You look so pretty.

  11. Posted July 30, 2013

    I’m so in love with that clutch!! It’s funny that you mentioned a belt – there have been a couple outfits you’ve posted recently that I thought about suggesting a belt. But then I thought – ‘Wait, she’s pregnant! I bet she purposely chose not to have a belt!’ Duh. 🙂

  12. Posted July 30, 2013

    You look fabulous! I have a question about your nails- Do you use shellac? I’m a hairstylist and I have 2 little boys so my hands are always in water. Your nails ALWAYS look great and freshly polished. I have tried everything BUT shellac. I would love any tips you can give me. THANKS!

  13. Posted July 30, 2013

    oh my! you have popped! congratulations. you look wonderful.

  14. Stacie says
    Posted July 30, 2013

    How do you have your hair pinned I’m this half-up style? Do you just use bobby pins or do you ever use a barrette?

    • Stacie says
      Posted July 30, 2013

      *In, rather than I’m

    • Kate says
      Posted July 30, 2013

      I did the Half French Twist method!

    • Stacie says
      Posted July 31, 2013

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    • Stacie says
      Posted July 31, 2013

      Thank you! It’s so pretty!

  15. Posted July 30, 2013

    Kate you are so darn cute! I wish I looked that great when I was pregnant. I absolutely love the Stella & Dot Sanibel Pendant. I have the silver one. It is even more beautiful in person, and I love that it is reversible too.

  16. Posted July 30, 2013

    Love the fun stripes and the darling mustard clutch! You look beautiful!
    XO
    Love Me, Dani Marie

  17. Posted July 30, 2013

    Love the stripes!

  18. Posted July 30, 2013

    Pretty pretty! I love that necklace 🙂 You are lookin’ great!

  19. Posted July 30, 2013

    I seriously can’t wait to look as cute as YOU! Stripes are my favorite! Even right now I’m wearing a navy and white striped shirt with pink shorts. Stripes are just the best! Can’t wait till I look as cute as you do preggo! I have awhile before I start showing! When did you notice a real change in the bump? I’m ready for mine to start growing! 🙂

    • Kate says
      Posted July 30, 2013

      Thats so nice, thank you! I really started to pop out a bit last week (19 weeks). The stripes and gathering of the dress make me look a little bigger than I actually am!

  20. Posted July 30, 2013

    I bought that same dress in coral for a wedding we went to this summer. I love it! It looks cute on you with your little bump!

  21. Posted July 30, 2013

    that dress is PERFECT on you!! so pretty!!

  22. Posted July 30, 2013

    Amen sista, Amen. No Stripes= no clothes!!

  23. Posted July 30, 2013

    the clutch is super cute with that adorable dress

  24. Carly says
    Posted July 30, 2013

    Love that dress, it’s adorable on you!

    Carly
    http://www.lipglossandcrayons.com

  25. Posted July 30, 2013

    I love that dress! And I love stripes. Your bump is gorgeous.

  26. Posted July 30, 2013

    you look great momma! those stripes are working for you! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

  27. Posted July 30, 2013

    Stripes are so fun! You look great.
    xx http://enzaessentials.wordpress.com

  28. Posted July 30, 2013

    You look adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Posted July 30, 2013

    What nail color are you wearing? I LOVE it!

  30. Posted July 30, 2013

    I love your clothes, but you need some colour in your shoes. They all look the same!!

  31. MegSy says
    Posted July 30, 2013

    You look positively glowing with your pregnancy! Super cute outfit! 🙂

  32. Jessica says
    Posted July 30, 2013

    I’ve been meaning to post a comment for a couple of weeks after I saw you at the movies. I walked in and immediately recognized you, but didn’t want to bother you nor appear to be a crazy stalker. You are gorgeous in your on-line pictures, but even more so in person! You look fantastic!

  33. Janice says
    Posted July 30, 2013

    I never liked the belt above the belly while pregnant either- what’s the point? You look great!

    Janice
    Rise and Shine Mom

  34. Posted July 30, 2013

    When is your due date Kate? I’m due December 25th 🙂

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  36. Posted July 30, 2013

    That dress is adorable, perfect for a wedding. And I love the yellow clutch with it.

    Kristina does the Internets

  37. Posted July 30, 2013

    I love your pregnancy bump!! And you are GLOWING! 🙂 Can’t wait for the little one to come out he will be so adorable.

    http://fashionablybrokeass.blogspot.ca

  38. Jenny says
    Posted July 30, 2013

    Are you still making those earrings? I LOVE them! I don’t see them on your etsy shop?

  39. Jessie says
    Posted July 31, 2013

    I LOVE your Blog! I just came across your blog (via pinterest) and love your cute hair tutorials and fashion blog. Saw that you are 20 weeks pregnant and so am I due in December!! Also having a boy 🙂 This blog gives me encouragement that I can still look cute and feel beautiful while I’m pregnant! Instead of feeling frumpy and lazy and not do my hair (it’s so hot ourside!) Thanks for giving me the boost!

  40. Posted July 31, 2013

    You look lovely! I started doing the belt-over-bump thing when I felt like I needed some differentiation between enormous pregnant belly and enormous pregnant chest…otherwise I felt like I was just one big blob.

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  42. Posted July 31, 2013

    What a pretty dress!! I am about 17 weeks along now and I am going to need to find a dress for a wedding I’m attending in October. I think I’ll be pretty large by then – ha!

    Runt
    runtspickins@yahoo.com
    http://www.runtspickins.wordpress.com

  43. Kim says
    Posted July 31, 2013

    I love that dress! I’m always looking for clothing with varied stripes. So pretty! I’m definitely going to look around gap.com today.

  44. Posted July 31, 2013

    cute clutch! let me know if you want to follow each other! xo

    louboutinsandlove.blogspot.com

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