Girl on a Budget

In Maternity chic, Outfits on October 10, 2012 at 12:06 am

Hey girls! In case you missed it, I was featured on the blog The Dime Diary yesterday!  Check out my 5 Essentials on how to look chic throughout your pregnancy here!

Photographs taken by Lizzy Jean Photography

Jacket: Forever21, Basic black top: Forever21, Scarf:  Forever21, Skirt: Forever21, Bracelet: Forever21, Shoes: Old, Forever21

Forever21 fanatic much? Yes, yes I am! As I’m sure you realize by now, I love finding great clothes that make me feel beautiful while pregnant. But it’s even better to find hem for a great price. There are several stores that I always seem to find great deals at and Forever21 is definitely one of them. (Charlotte Russe is also a winner).

When it comes to being pregnant there are simple things you can do to stay under budget and still rock your own personal style.  I like to  look online to see what’s out there, then browse the mall through stores that I know have less expensive clothes. Plus, it’s always best to see it in person and try it on before you buy it when you’re pregnant because nothing fits like it does on the models in the pictures.

That doesn’t mean that I skip maternity stores or the rest of the mall though! You can often find great items in the clearance section, especially during pregnancy. Although clearance sections can be limited in size and variety, being pregnant comes with some definite perks. Since you’re trying to fit a growing belly that most people don’t have to deal with, you are much more likely to find pieces that are open (jackets/blazers), comfortable, and in your size (since you may be 1-2 sizes bigger depending on how far along you are). If you can find something that works for you then you might get a steal of a deal since clearance items can be up to 75% off.

Don’t forget about sales and holiday deals too. Ever heard of Black Friday? Crazy deals happen around holidays and at the end of seasons when new inventory is coming in. Make sure to watch for opportunities to save.

Aside from deals on clothes, one of my favorite ways to freshen up a look is to focus on jewelry and accessories. Every woman should have some key pieces that will allow you to mix-and-match with different outfits like jewelry, scarves, tights/leggings, hair pieces and belts. By having a healthy selection of these key items you can stretch your budget and dress up or down almost any outfit depending on the occasion.

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  1. you are so beyond cute! i absolutely love love love this outfit! new followr of urs 🙂


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