Winter Maternity Outfit for My Capsule Wardrobe

As I mentioned in my post yesterday,  I tried to make my list, but the maternity wear I originally purchased didn’t fit. I’m hoping my Amelie Micro Collection purchase from PopBasic will work.

Winter Maternity Outfit featuring PopBasic and Fluevogs!

Winter Maternity Outfit featuring PopBasic and Fluevogs! by hapamom featuring Wolford

I’m in love with the dress from the collection and I have the rest of these items in my closet except for the shoes (I’ll be using the Fluevog Red Operetta boots as a replacement).  I’m very excited and think I can definitely use this dress in a multitude of combinations for my pregnant belly!

I’ll be posting a picture and a review of this micro-collection when I receive it.

If you’re interested in the dress, here’s $15 Coupon to Pop Basic if you’re looking to purchase this collection or one in the future. If you use it, both of us will receive $15 towards our purchase. :)

Capsule Wardrobes During Pregnancy: Do it or not do it?

As I mentioned previously, I have actively been trying to donate a lot of my clothes and reduce my need to consume everything. It’s working. Sort of. I have started buying less items and focusing more on what I already have. When I need an item (like workout clothes, sweaters, or things I’m outgrowing due to pregnancy), I try to donate an item — it has completely helped my closet!

While trying to reduce the rest of my closet, I started researching minimalist fashion. I am not, by far, a minimalist. In fact, I grew up in a household of hoarders who believe that you shouldn’t give anything away just in case you need it. But it was time. Honestly, I couldn’t enter my closet!

I’m happy to report it looks a lot better:

Clean closet

After all the piles of clothing for donation, I finally have a clean closet. Please don’t pay attention to the princess potty in the corner ;)

Here are the clothes I will be donating. Clothes that I like but don’t *love* and hope that someone else will love them :)

Clothing Donation Pile

This was taking up my closet space!

After creating a donation pile of more than half of everything I owned, I was a little confused. What do I do now?

I began researching fashion minimalism. I found a post on capsule wardrobes and was very drawn to Mom Advice’s take on the Capsule Wardrobe. You can read her capsule wardrobe rules here. The catch (for me) is that I’m 19 weeks pregnant. I’m going to do it a little differently as I’m not sure what I’ll fit in a few months and I want to be realistic with myself.

Pregnant Fashion Capsule

My rules for my Fashion Capsule

I decided to replace some of the pieces I donated and purchase a few key pieces of maternity clothes that could grow with me.

1. 37 Items ( shoes, scarves, underwear, tights, workout gear not included). For the first rule, it’s pretty much the same as Mom Advice’s, but I added shoes and scarves because… I love interchanging my shoes and scarves. There is no way I could do without them! Also, I’m not sure how my feet will be in a few months so I didn’t want to choose heels when I could only wear flats and wear out the soles of my boots.

2. No Shoe Buying For the second rule, this will be the hardest for me. I love my Fluevogs and, honestly, was hoping to purchase some for my birthday. I hope I can stick to this!

3. Purchase One Item as Needed Realistically, I have no idea where I’ll be in 3 months. I could become as big as a house and not fit anything in the capsule I’ve created. In this case, I’ll have to purchase an item.

I haven’t created the collection yet, but i’ll let you know how it goes!

Holiday Maternity Mother Daughter Outfit Thanksgiving

I love light colors on children — especially baby girls. This Marie-Chantal dress is pricey and you may be able to find an alternative, but I wanted to give you an idea of a sweet and elegant Thanksgiving Holiday Mother – Daughter outfit. I’ll be watching this dress and hoping it goes on sale for next year but, then, it won’t work with the maternity dress. Good thing the dress isn’t super maternity-ish and with the right accessories you can wear it while pregnant and the year after!

Holiday Mother Daughter Maternity Style

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Fall Outfit from Peek Kids

I’m so excited for Fall. Hapa Baby has the cutest fall outfits from Peek Kids.

She is wearing the Little Peanut Essentials Kara Dress (different color), Organic Cotton Tights (different color), Camper Shoes (different color), and a homemade Orange Bow.

Hapa Baby is wearing her fall outfit as she dances with Grandma. The homemade bow really ties the outfit together.

Hapa Baby is wearing her fall outfit as she dances with Grandma. The homemade bow really ties the outfit together.

Shopping on a budget pro-tip: We always purchase clothes on a clearance sale and save it until the right season. This can be difficult if your children have growth spurts. Sometimes, this happens to us and we end up having to save it “for the next baby.” If the next baby ends up being a boy, we are going to put most of extra outfits on ebay.

SCH is Smaller!

I’m happy to share that the SCH is smaller! Although my doctor said that we are not out of the woods yet, she is not as worried about our baby. There is nothing better than hearing that an SCH is “collapsing” and slowly going away.

SCH

We had our ultrasound yesterday and our little tadpole was waving its arms and legs around doing a little dance. I was so excited to see that it was doing well, I cried. I can’t express the gratefulness and blessed feeling I got when I saw it. I know I still have to be careful and that I can’t be running around.

While my movements are still limited (but I am not confined to the bed), I’ve been crafting with my mom and daughter. I find that it is really helpful to craft and make bows with them to break up the day to day.

Yesterday, we made the cutest little Pom Pom Spiders. I’ll do a post on how to make them because they were just the cutest things ever. I think I’m going to ask my husband to hang them in our tree outside.

Hapa Baby made the cutest spider.

Hapa Baby made the cutest spider.

Hope you are all doing well!

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