Monday, 15 February 2016

Third Trimester Corporate Style: Printed Wrap Dresses (Maternity and Non-Maternity) and Balenciaga Magenta Day Bag

Keeping dressing for the office during pregnancy as simple as possible in the third trimester, I've been relying a lot on my wrap dresses - both maternity and non maternity ones.

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Atmos&Here Betsy jersey wrap dress in watercolour print third trimester office OOTD

AwayFromTheBlue | Turquoise printed wrap dress magenta 2005 balenciaga day bag
Necklace: Eye Candy LA gold and turquoise cuff necklace
TankJeanswest brown marle singlet
DressAtmos&Here Betsy jersey wrap dress in watercolour print (on sale!)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
Bag: Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

I was eager to wear this dress again to the office. Although I bought it a size larger than usual so it would fit the third trimester baby bump, it's still not a maternity dress so I'm not sure how many times I'll be able to wear it before the bump outgrows it, and I'm trying to make the most of it while I can! I thought the magenta bag might be a bit of a bold pairing with the turquoise print on the dress, but really liked the way it looked.


As it's the second time I've worn this dress, and I'm reviewing everything I buy to make sure I'm adding the right things to my wardrobe, my purchase review:

I'm glad I bought this dress! It was an impulse buy in the sales and I wasn't sure if it would even fit around the bump, but I've been really pleased with it. I know I'll be able to wear it post-baby so I think it was a good pregnancy purchase. It's super comfortable for the office too. A purchase I'm glad I made, that will be worn now and after baby arrives.



Last worn: brown marle singletAtmos&Here Betsy wrap dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs flats, Balenciaga magenta day bag.

Other ways to wearbrown marle singlet and a maxi skirt turquoise wrap dress and navy tote bagMarc by Marc Jacobs ballet flats and skinny jeans, Balenciaga magenta day bag and a maxi skirt.


Pretty printed wrap dresses for the office under $100:







What I wore:

Away From Blue Blog | Third Trimester Office Wear Soon Maternity Madeline grey printed wrap dress bright magenta bag

AwayFromTheBlue | Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta silver tiffany bracelet stack
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace layered with gifted silver charm necklace
TankTarget grey marle tank top
Dress: Soon Maternity 'Madeline' grey print wrap dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs two tone flats in blush and black
Bag: Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

Unlike the two bright colours together above, this is the magenta bag worn with a neutral dress. As much as I liked the colour combination in the first outfit, I think the magenta popping against a neutral outfit is my favourite way to wear it.

Just like last time, I'm starting to feel that I'm wearing this dress a lot over my pregnancy, but it's such an easy outfit option for work!


Last worn: grey tank, Soon Maternity wrap dress, cap toe flats, Balenciaga magenta day bag (above).

Other ways to wear: grey tank and a maxi skirt, maternity wrap dress in the second trimester, printed jeans and two tone flatsBalenciaga day bag with a pencil skirt.







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62 comments:

  1. These wrap dresses look perfectly suited for your pregnancy bump! Thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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    1. They do accommodate a growing belly nicely :)

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    2. Sorry I tried to comment from the comments but it won`t let me. I love this dress on you and I just read your 3rd semester capsule wardrobe. This is a great way of keeping a list of what you an wear, what you have and what you can reuse after. I had a list of items too for all my pregnancies but not as organised as yours. You are looking fab by the way!! Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/04/11/buy-drape-bollywood-sarees/

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  2. Love wrap dresses and these two are lovely. Looking great! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  3. Wrap dresses are always so flattering, whether you are pregnant or just got a bit of a food baby! It's definitely a really useful style to nail!

    Musings & More

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    1. I agree - they are a great style for so many reasons! :)

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  4. That necklace you paired with the first dress was the perfect accessory for your outfit!

    www.jeannechristinemarie.blogspot.com

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  5. Wrap dresses are the cutest on a baby bump!! Such a cutie as always.

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  6. I really like the look of the magenta bag with the print in the turquoise dress. Bold, yes, but they totally compliment each other! I also love that you went neutral on the second look. Proving a statement bag can easily work with both types of looks. You're glowing Mica! Very excited for you in these last few weeks of pregnancy. (:

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    1. I'm getting more excited too, not long to go now! :)

      And yes this bright bag goes with so much - I love my neutral bags, but you can't beat a bright pop of colour now and then :)

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  7. Love the print on that top dress. I remember the second one from last time. It's such a great maternity piece! Your bag is so fun.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. It's done so well getting me through two pregnancies! :)

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  8. There's my favorite dress again! I would wear that all the time, pregnant or not, even though it's a maternity dress haha! :D But I have a thing for animal print so ;)
    (and yes! Universal is amazing, I hope you're able to get there one day, so fun)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. Haha if it didn't look so odd without the bump I'd consider keeping it in my permanent rotation too - but I definitely need some pregnancy help to fill it out a bit ;)

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  9. Love these baby bump looks! I'll definitely be sharing these with my future mom to be friends!

    xo, Alice || a l i c e / T Y P E N U

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  10. Such lovely dresses, Mica! I love wrap dresses because they're so flattering and in your case, really compliment the baby bump. Plus, they are super comfy, too! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a wonderful start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  11. both of this wrapped dresses are lovely...and that pink bag is fantastic! you look radiant sweeetie. I hope you had a lovely weekend and I wish you a great week.

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  12. The dresses are both perfect on you! And I'm still crushing on that bag!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

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  13. I always love a wrap dress and your bump looks so cute in them!
    Dresses & Denim

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  14. I love wrap dresses in general (although I have to admit I don't wear them I just like the look of them). I forgot about a corporate kind of outfit when you're pregnant, but I love this idea of wrap dresses. Plus, they look really comfortable!

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. I don't wear them as much as I could - they are such great options for work! :)

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  15. You look really great considering that you are in your trimester , ilove the bag .

    www.stylenbeautylounge.com

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  16. I love the pattern on that top dress! The pink bag is so pretty too.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  17. I found wrap dresses to be the most comfortable item to wear in my third trimester. These both look great on you, and I'm loving the colors in the first one!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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    1. Yes it's nice to have something that is comfortable right near the end!

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  18. There is something really gorgeous about that shade of magenta. It definitely needs to contrast with something, I think blending it in would really be a disservice!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Very true! It's too bright to blend in anyway! :D

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  19. You look great in both of these wrap dresses, and I adore your bag! <3 Hope you have a great week ahead!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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  20. You always rock the printed dress look, pregnant or not :) speaking of which I really love your turquoise wrap necklace worn with outfit 1!

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  21. Such lovely dresses!looks great on you !

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  22. Oooh that bright bag with the print dress works quite well! I know it's bold, but they complement each other :D

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  23. Hey you can do a bright dress with a bright bag why not. Love the color and pattern of that first dress which could be worn for nursing and past pregnancy. I believe wrap dresses are not only flatering but super versatile and I am wearing one in my latest post, also.

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    1. They are really versatile pieces, definitely.

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  24. Your wrap dress are always on point.
    I love this and can see myself wearing it soon.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  25. Super cute! When I was working in an office, wrap dresses were my go to look. It works perfectly over the bump

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    1. They are great for easy office dressing! :)

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  26. Still digging that pretty pink Balenciaga! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  27. You look so much better than I ever did when I was preggers!! Absolutely lovely :)

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    1. I'm sure you looked wonderful pregnant! :)

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  28. Beautiful dresses! Wrap dresses are so great to wear. Not only are they comfortable, but they're so easy to just throw on when you're running late and it looks like you spent hours getting ready.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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    1. Yes, they always look so pulled-together, even if you just threw them on, haha!

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  29. Your wrap dresses are fabulous! I love the bright bag you paired with them. What a fun color!

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  30. I do love how the bag really pops against the neutral dress! But since turquoise and pink are some of my favorite colors, I love the first look too. Gorgeous lady!

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  31. very cute flats! darling looks as always!

    kelseybang.com

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  32. I think you've gotten your money's worth with those dresses and you can still get more.. until the last penny ;) that's the way all of our clothes should be.

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    1. Definitely! Would be easy to wear them until they fall apart! Maybe not that maternity dress though, I got it second hand so this is the third pregnancy it's been through..it's indestructible haha!

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  33. Just to let you know I was inspired by your bright magenta bag and bought myself a similarly coloured Michael Kors handbag! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Glad I could inspire you! Hope you love your new bag, magenta is a great colour! :)

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  34. You look gorgeous in both dresses. I especially love the green shades of the first dress and the contrast and harmony of it with the stunning fuchsia bag. Love love! Happy Tuesday Mica. XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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  35. You are such a glowing mama-to-be! If I ever get pregnant, I hope to look as cute as you do!

    be the plebeian

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  36. I adore your first dress - It seems like wrap dresses are good for both during and after pregnancy!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  37. killing the wrap dress game! yay!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  38. you find the best wrap dresses and looking at your pictures makes me miss my prego belly!

    kileen
    cute & little

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    1. It is a very special time being pregnant :)

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  39. your dresses are really pretty!! and so do you!
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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  40. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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  41. That was an excellent purchase Mica! Both are pretty. I love the way the first one wraps! Gorgeous tulip design at the bottom and fabulous print.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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