Casual Maternity Outfit: Polka Dots and White Jeans

casual maternity look; pregnancy style; simple top knot

This is a casual, comfortable maternity look that I put together a couple of weeks ago.  For those curious, I was between 17-18 weeks pregnant in these shots.  My bump had definitely popped!

I am in love with Asos maternity t-shirts.  I have 3 so far, but I may have to purchase some others.  This polka dot one is a much bolder pattern than I typically wear, but once I put this maternity outfit together, I loved it.


maternity style; white jeans outfit

(This is my parents’ beautiful home. All photos are by Andi Perullo).

maternity style; white jeans and polka dots


The jeans are not maternity (I’ve been using the hair tie trick), but they are still really comfortable.  They were a J. Crew Factory find.  My mom found these shoes at the Gap outlet recently.  I listed some similar ones (at great prices) below.

casual maternity outfit; white jeans and polka dots

Let’s talk about this backpack… if I find something I love, I tend to use it over and over and over again.  This bag fits into that category!  I think I may have posted the link in a previous post, but I’ve added the link below as well.  Asos for the win! faux leather backpack; maternity look, white jeans and polka dotsfaux leather backpack; maternity white jeans outfit

And the details: Todd and Davis gave me this petite Daniel Wellington watch with rose gold for Mother’s Day, and it is perfect for casual, warm weather looks.  I know I’ve posted this bracelet before, but here is the link to the shop again.  Mine has my son’s birthday and name. My cuff is old from Forever 21, but I found an almost identical one.

daniel wellington watch, engraved name bracelet

A messy top-knot is a must for busy moms, especially in the humidity of the South!

brunette hair updo


polka dot maternity t-shirt | white jeans | sunglasses | backpack | shoes (similar, similar, similar) | watch | cuff (similar) | engraved bracelet | nail polish





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Five Friday Favorites

On this Good Friday, I am a busy bee in my kitchen, working on lots of Easter meals and prep!  Stay tuned to my instagram for too many food pictures.

And tonight we will be watching the Tar Heels play!

I’m happy to be linking up with April, Natasha, and Christina; Karli; Erika, Narci, and Andrea for Five on Friday, Oh Hey Friday!, and Friday Favorites.

ONE: My possible Easter outfits.  We are going to church Sunday morning, and to a family cookout that night.  I bought the navy chambray peplum shirt from Old Navy (posted it last Friday), and I’m hoping it will work! I am loving my fringe sandals!  Check out Favorite #3 below for other fringe sandal options.

spring dress outfit

excuse the wrinkles!
navy peplum, white jeans, fringe sandals

TWO: The NCAA tournament is in full swing, and my husband is in basketball heaven.  We always compete with each other in filling out a bracket.  I have won far more times than he has beat me (I had to say it!!), but this year we are currently close!  Of course we are pulling for our Tar Heels!!!  My mom and I found these pictures from my time in Chapel Hill.  Back in my glory days, cheering on the Heels!

Carolina Tar Heels

UNC Cheerleading picture

old Carolina picture

THREE: Fringe sandals.  Are you all loving this trend?  I am a little late to the game, but there are still plenty of cute options for you to wear this summer!  Here are some fun options with fringe or tassels.

one | two | three | four | five

FOUR: I purchased a few new beauty products…some because they are organic, and one because I am pale and vain. ;)  I will try to post a review!  I must say I’ve heard wonderful things about this tanning spray, and I’m hoping to have a bit of color this weekend.

Juice Beauty organic peelJuice Beauty organic moisturizerFlawfless tan spray

FIVE: This song on repeat!  It perfectly describes the heart of Easter, and the sacrifice that was made for us.  I’ve written out some of my favorite lyrics.

“The head that once was crowned with thorns is crowned with glory now.
The Savior knelt to wash our feet, now at His feet we bow…
The tomb where soldiers watched in vain was borrowed for 3 days.
His body there would not remain.  Our God has robbed the grave!
Your Name, Your Name is victory! All praise will rise to Christ our King!
By Your spirit I will rise from the ashes of defeat. The resurrected King is resurrecting me!
In Your name I come alive to declare your victory.”

If you’re looking for an Easter church service to attend, or even something extra to do on Friday or Saturday to celebrate Easter (if you already are part of a church), I’d love for you to check out our church.  We have opportunities to go all over the Charlotte, Lake Norman, Rock Hill area, plus some in Raleigh, Roanoke, and even in Florida and Canada!  Here is a link to all of the times and locations.

Happy Easter to you all!!!







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Pattern Mixing: Floral, Black and Leopard Outfit

Wow.  Bright, huh??  This outfit is FAR from neutral, and involved me marching right on out of my comfort zone.  But you know what?  I like it!  And the boyfriend jeans and the fact that the shape of this blouse is more like a sweatshirt, keep it in the realm of my style.  This top is from Target, y’all.  I love the sheer detail in the slim panels coming down from the collar!  It feels light like a blouse, and is a chiffon fabric.  Pairing it with leopard shoes is the pattern mixing part, but you could always wear a black shoe, or even tennis shoes that have a fun pop of color.

pattern mixing outfit; floral, black and leopard

I basically picked lots of colorful pieces to style this look: turquoise ring (because it felt like Spring out that day), my cobalt blue clutch, and this orchid/fuschia/purple-ish nail color from my aunt.  The nail color is perfect with this look!  (link below)

floral and black shirt; leopard flats; turquoise ring; cobalt blue clutch

Floral Sweatshirt Blouse: Target // Jeans (old) Gap // Leopard Flats Off Broadway // Butter London Nail Polish

This shirt would go with skinny black jeans, or white jeans as well, and even a pretty pencil skirt for a fun work look.  I also plan to wear it with shorts when it’s warm.

floral and black shirt; turquoise ring

Thank you for stopping by!  Now go “shop” your closets! :)