Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Second Trimester SAHM Style: Maxi Skirts and Tank Tops

My stretchy elastic waist maxi skirts were the purchases I was most pleased with in my last pregnancy, they got a lot of wear and I consider them wardrobe essentials in pregnancy just as much as I do when I'm not pregnant. Buying regular maxi skirts with elastic waists means I've been able to wear them outside of pregnancy too.

While I do wear my maxi skirts year round (just layered up more and usually with ankle boots in winter), they are comfortable things to wear in the summer heat here in Brisbane. The tank and maxi skirt combination is one I'll be wearing just as frequently this time as I did last summer!

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Easy Spring Second trimester maternity tank and striped maxi skirt outfit LV speedy B bag

AwayFromTheBlue | Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere JORD Fieldcrest wood watch
NecklaceJeanswest Taki necklace (C/O)
SingletJeanswest maternity tank in white (new purchase)
Skirt: Target black and white striped maxi skirt (see more maxi skirts at Shopbop)
Shoes: black slim Havaianas thongs (shop more Havaianas at Shopbop)
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

I am so pleased I picked up some maternity tanks in the Jeanswest sale! This was a nice simple and cool outfit to wear to go to playgroup with toddler T. I did think about adding a scarf for some colour but the high humidity made me pick up this new necklace instead. I don't mind black and white outfits now and then.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, striped maxi skirt, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere. First time I've worn the tank as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearstriped maxi skirt in winter, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in the office.


Great maxi skirt options under $50:




Some maternity maxi skirt options under $50:






What I wore:

Away from Blue | Second Trimester Printed tank grey jersey maxi skirt purple bag

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
TankJeanswest 'Rowena' print tank
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt (shop similar maxi skirts from $26.40 at Shopbop)
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Ferragamo double wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (shop more Rebecca Minkoff mini bags)

Why I wore it:

Another playgroup outfit with the same formula, tank and maxi skirt. I added a little extra colour this time with the pink sandals and the purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag.

This tank is a regular non-maternity one and I'm fairly certain I won't get to wear it again this pregnancy as the bump grows bigger. I'm finding the larger than last time baby bump means I'm outgrowing more of my regular wardrobe quicker than expected. Your belly really does get bigger with each pregnancy, in my case anyway. I'm glad I picked up a few maternity tanks like the one in the outfit above to see me through the rest of my pregnancy.


Last worn: Rayban Wayferer (above), printed tank, grey maxi skirt, Asos leather sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote.

Other ways to wearprinted tank and purple skinny jeans, grey maxi skirt and a graphic tee, Asos leather sandals and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote and a boho dress.



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50 comments:

  1. Gorgeous maxi skirts! They look so chic and comfy!
    Fashion Soup

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  2. My bump is bigger too this time around, even though baby boy isn't as big as it´s sister was at the same stage of pregnancy.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. It's fascinating how much bigger, even if the babies are still the same size or even smaller! All the muscles are just already relaxed from the last time, haha!

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  3. You look lovely!!! ♡

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.it

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  4. These skirts are both very nice and your paired them very well :)

    Florals&Smiles

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  5. I always love seeing how you style your clothes in and out of maternity. I feel like you so such a good job really using your wardrobe. I've hear your bump gets bigger each time. You look great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thanks Amy Ann! it's my goal to use up as much of my wardrobe as possible so I don't have to buy too many new things! I prefer spending money on baby clothes when pregnant, haha!

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  6. Looking fabulous as always! Love your maxi skirts and your bags! ;))

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  7. As usual, such cute maxi skirts! And you're wearing my favourite purple bag. Beautiful!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  8. That MAB purse is so beautiful! Love these outfits.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  9. Very beautiful dear. I love the prints of the skirts :)

    ARedLip&Love

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  10. You have some cute maxi skirts, it's making me wish I had a few more in my closet. Love both of these looks, especially that fun tassel necklace in your second look!

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    1. It's funny, I'm looking to add a few more maxi skirts too! I just haven't found the perfect ones yet, want something bold and bright but no print, and it has to be elasticated so I can still fit into it, haha!

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  11. I love how versatile maternity fashion can be now...no need for a whole new wardrobe. You look great!

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    1. Yep, it's good to wear and use what I already own! :)

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  12. You have certainly gotten the bang for your buck with your maxi skirts :)
    They were probably your best.purchase.ever.

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    1. I think they were! I can't think of any other piece I've worn quite as much as these, haha!

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  13. Maxi skirts and tops are the best and easiest for play group days!! Love the first outfit and I adore that growing bump!!

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    1. They are wonderful for playgroup days! :)

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  14. I have a maxi skirt just like the first one. I love your Rebecca Minkoff bag!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love the bag... so cute!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  16. I didn't know that the belly gets bigger with each pregnancy... Well for now I don't want to think about it :) Your maxi skirts and tank tops combinations are really pretty, especially the last one. I am sure you can still fit in that top for awhile so don't think about it :)

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. haha thank you! But the bump grows so quickly! :)

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  17. I would happily wear any of these two outfits.You have a lovely collection of maxi skirts! You chose the perfect necklaces for these ensembles.

    Danielle
    www.spring2spring.com

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  18. You look very pretty especially in the first outfit.

    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  19. Very beautiful! Love the skirt! :)
    http://priscillaeliodoro.blogspot.com

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  20. You have so many great maxi skirts! Both of these outfits are darling on you! The second look is my favorite!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  21. Though I am not getting used to the maxi skirt, but once I wore it, it felt so comfortable! I think it is very easy to move around when you are pregnant too!

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    1. It is a very comfortable option - pregnant or not!

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  22. gotta love some maxi skirts. so comfortable!

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  23. Wonderful look!
    Have a nice evening!
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr/

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  24. Ohh I really love that skin in the first set. You're getting big now! Can't believe you're on to your second kid already!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Yep, amazing how time flies! (And how the baby bump grows!)

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  25. I love the striped skirt so much!:)

    irenethayer.com

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  26. Maxi skirts are great for pregnancies! That navy & white looks awesome on you Mica. I love your necklace :D Very nautical. Great animal print and muted blue. Those pair well together.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  27. You're looking lovely Dear. That LV bag is my fav!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  28. Call me an old sould but I LOVE the maxi skirt and tank combo. You're looking radiant, Mica!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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  29. You just look so cute, Mica! Your white tank and striped maxi is my favorite. Thinking about it I believe I only have a couple of maxi skirts, but you are inspiring me to incorporate more into my wardrobe.

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    1. They are definitely a must-have in my wardrobe! Pregnant or not!

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  30. I think it's great that you can wear non maternity clothes now without spending too much more in new clothes. Maxi skirts are such a great option!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Yep, I definitely prefer wearing my regular wardrobe and buying cute baby clothes instead of maternity clothes!

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  31. I lived in maternity tanks from Target during my pregnancy! I actually still wear one of them as an under shirt, because I love how long it is. (; haha. Have a lovely weekend Mica!!

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    1. Maternity tanks are just the comfiest! I don't blame you for keeping one around to wear! :)

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  32. Cute bump style!!!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  33. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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  34. I love maxi skirts even though I'm not pregnant! But they definitely flatter your figure and baby bump! Cute looks!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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