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My All-Time Favorite Pregnancy Looks

I think my favorite time in my entire life, style-wise, was when I was pregnant with Goldie. I already had a two-year-old, so my style had by necessity relaxed into something more comfortable and simple than what it'd been B.K. (Before Kids), and pregnancy felt like it gave me the freedom to play around within that happy place.

Click Here for a Slideshow of All My Maternity Looks

I had fun with accessories. I wore hats, and vests, and color, and fringed everything. I didn't just throw on whatever was clean-ish and right there (ahem, currently wearing the t-shirt I slept in); I thought about what might make me feel beautiful, and then made it happen.

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Maternity Style With Lucky Magazine: Skinny Jeans

Yesterday we talked about how to style Boyfriend Jeans for mamas-to-be, and for Part II of my collaboration with Lucky Magazine and Destination Maternity, we put together a bunch of looks showing different ways to wear skinny jeans while expecting. (If you have any questions about specific items shown in the video, just let me know in the comments and I'll do my best to point you in the right direction!)

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Journey’s End

Years ago, when I graduated college, my father and I took my white convertible on a cross-country road trip. We wound down the East Coast towards New Orleans, flew up through an empty, hot Texas, and landed in Santa Fe. I ate burritos with green chiles for breakfast, bought dreamcatchers by the side of the road, and found a hot pink fringed shawl to wrap myself in when the sun set and the desert air turned cold. When we reached the end of the line, we parked my car outside a grey apartment building on a side street off of the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. We unpacked boxes and assembled Ikea furniture, and when we were done I tossed that fringed shawl across the foot of my bed and it instantly felt like home.

What's so crazy about this summer is that we've been on this wild journey, pulling our hands off the wheel and taking roads that we won't be certain make sense until we find out where they lead, and this feeling of who-knows-where-we're-going isn't just confined to our living situation: it's our life. Coming with us everywhere we've been these past couple of months is a person whose face we've never seen, and who, in just a few days - hours maybe - will be a bigger part of every moment of our days than we can possibly imagine, right now in the just-before. I have no idea who she'll be or what she'll do to our hearts, but I am certain that she will make everything different.

Right now we're coming to the end of another long journey, and we're nervous and restless and all the things you'd expect us to be, but we're also wandering together through sandy mountains, laying in a bed that doesn't belong to us and feeling the foot of a family member we haven't met yet move under my skin, riding ponies and breathing in ocean and drinking milkshakes in the mornings. There's so much upheaval and uncertainty, but it doesn't feel uncomfortable, exactly - it feels like it's just how it is right now, both because of where we are and because of us. It couldn't be any other way, but even if it could...I wouldn't want it to. That's been the most surprising part of all.

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Fog Town

{ Scenic overlook en route to Half Moon Bay }

I've heard about the San Francisco fog, of course. But still…I didn't expect it to be quite this dramatic. The first time we drove from San Jose into the city, Indy saw the dense cloud of fog that hangs over San Francisco and said to us, "Look! The clouds are coming down!" Which is exactly the kind of thing that the child in a Stephen King novel says before some apocalyptic event or another, and the fog was already making me think of one of my favorite King novellas (The Mist, where a dense fog rolls across a lake, bringing with it murderous creatures and more or less the end of the world), so...


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How To Wear Red, White & Blue (Without Looking Like An American Flag)

Just because it's not July 4th doesn't mean you can't wear red, white & blue. (I mean, if Reese Witherspoon can do it…right?) It's tricky, though. If you're trying to show just a touch of patriotism (or are simply into this particular color combination) but don't feel like going the full-on Party Like You're An American Flag route, here's how to do it.

- Build the outfit around a single color (red, white or blue - I went for blue here) and use the other two shades as accents.

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Now And Later

Over the past couple of days I've been scrolling back through my pregnancy style posts (both from this year and from 2011), and while I think I dressed pretty differently for Take 1 and Take 2 mostly because my style has changed a bit over the past couple of years, one thing was consistent: I never, ever wanted to not look (and feel) like myself. I love baby-doll maxi dresses and wrap dresses and other similarly traditional "maternity" cuts when I see them on other expecting women…but on me? I just don't feel quite right unless I'm wearing something that I'd totally wear whether waiting-on-a-baby or not, so what I gravitate towards are the same slouchy tops and skinny bottoms that form the basis of my "regular" wardrobe.

Take, for example, this outfit. While it works for late-third-trimester (less than three weeks to go!), it's still something I can easily see myself wearing two months from now. Even though those jeans are technically maternity jeans, complete with Secret Fit Belly (which is the BEST)…I can virtually promise that you'll see them post-birth, because I am obsessed.


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