Posts Tagged ‘Style watch’

On Trend: The Treggings

In Maternity chic, Outfits, Trends on November 11, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Pictures taken by Lizzy Jean Photography

Jacket: Kohls ,  Top: White House/Black Market (similar style here), Treggings: Seraphine Maternity, Necklace: Previously seen here

Leggings have become an essential part of every girl’s wardrobe recently and pregnancy is no exception. You’ve heard me talk about their comfort and style here, here, and here. But today I’m doing one better. Let me introduce you to the legging’s elegant upgrade, the Tregging!

So what’s the big difference between leggings and treggings, you might ask. What sets it apart is that Treggings lean more towards the trouser/pant end of the style spectrum than leggings. Whoa whoa whoa! You mean I can wear them as regular pants? That’s right! And not only that but it still gives you the benefit of the stretch and comfort fit of leggings.

With Winter fast approaching, having something slightly thicker (and much warmer) to wear is a lifesaver. Treggings are great for that but the right pair can provide much more than just warmth. The Seraphine Treggings I’m wearing here are a gorgeous combination of comfort, style and smart touches. They are made with really high quality material so it’s not only warmer, but it will last longer, look nicer and keep its shape better over time.

Having more styling flexibility while still keeping the comfort and stretch that made leggings so popular is amazing! Seraphine has added several nice touches that really sell the pant look and make all this possible. First, the line down the front of the leg is a really slick trick. It makes it obvious that there is some structure to the pant and gives it a stylish, tailored look. It also elongates the body and has a slimming effect because of the continuous line it creates down your legs.

Another great feature is the “under-bump’ cut, unlike maternity pants which wrap over your belly to stay in place. Both fits have their benefits but the under-bump cut definitely adds to the pant feeling. It is also what makes it possible to wear all types of tops and make it look great. In this outfit I’m wearing a normal cut shirt and layering it with this awesome tweed jacket for a stylish casual look. For an evening look, pair Treggings with an elegant top or tunic like the LUXE tunic worn here.

Something that may get overlooked if you’re not careful but that makes a big difference are the working, usable belt loops! It’s another nod to a trouser feature and opens up all kinds of possibilities with belts, scarves and other waist accessories. This lets you be creative with your belt placement and mix it up a bit with color and style.

So if you’re looking to upgrade your look heading into Winter and want to stay on trend, Treggings may be just the right fit for you.

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Falling for Knits

In Go-to Look, Maternity chic, Outfits, Trends on October 12, 2012 at 1:41 am

Photographs taken by Lizzy Jean Photography

Dress: Forever21 in stores (similar style here), Vest: Old, Kohls (loving this one!), Boots: Last seen here

The cold, crispy air of Fall makes soft and comfortable fibers simply irresistible! One of my favorite go-to pieces this season is this warm knitted vest. I love its intricate design and texture! Not only does it balances the solid color of the dress underneath, but the difference in a simple cotton of the dress and the thick, varied design of the vest makes for an interesting twist on this outfit. And you wanna know what the best part is? It slims you down and covers the not-so fond things about your body that comes with pregnancy, especially with a 8 month old belly like mine!

Quick tip: Keep in mind, however, that when you slip on something like this loose layering piece, you pair it with something fitted underneath for a stylish, flattering look.

PS, if you haven’t seen my post on The Dime Diary, check it out here!

(5 Essentials Every Pregnant Woman Should Have)

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Guest Chic Bump: Cecilia

In Maternity chic, Supermoms on September 27, 2012 at 12:34 am

I’ve been happily married since December 20th of last year. My husband and I weren’t expecting to get pregnant so easily but we are so excited for our little bundle of joy. I graduated last April in business management at UVU and I’m so happy I finished my degree before becoming a mom. I like to do crafts, blog, find great deals, and read in my free time.

I met my husband on an accidental blind date. My friend told me we were going to go hang out with a bunch of guys at the pool and the only two that showed up was the guy she was into and my husband. He played a little hard to get so we didn’t hit it off right away but within a couple of months we were inseparable!

My baby is due November 26, 2012 and it’s a boy!

My number one beauty essential would have to be my lancome eyelash curler. My eyes look super teeny tiny when my eye lashes aren’t curled! My eyelash curler gives my eyes that extra pop so they don’t look so tiny and sad!

My favorite go to look since I’ve been pregnant would have to me a maxi skirt, basic top, vest, and a belt around my waist. I love belting my waist to make my bump stand out even more than it already does.

My short chambray top definitely gets worn the most. It ties right under my boobs and makes my bump stand out with any other thing I decide to wear it with.

I wish I had some sort of style icon but I really don’t. My sense of style is sort of my sixth sense and I know what does and doesn’t flatter my body. Don’t get me wrong, I really love looking through magazines and other blogs for ideas and inspiration though!

It’s a tie between Penelope Cruz and Natalie Portman. I think they’re both absolutely gorgeous and look great with all sorts of different hair styles, make up, etc.

The best advice I’ve gotten since I got pregnant is to take it one day at a time and enjoy life!

I think it’s really hard for women to truly feel beautiful and comfortable in their skin when their body is dramatically changing. I would like to let My Chic Bump readers know that pregnancy is a beautiful and amazing thing. Sometimes there are negative or unpleasant side effects but I know once your little baby comes out everything that you’ve gone through to get to that point is worth it!

I wanted to keep some sort of journal of my outfits and watch my style grow. A lot of my friends complemented me and liked the way I dressed. I would get numerous questions from both friends and strangers about where I purchased an item or how I styled an outfit. I thought that starting a public blog would be a fun hobby and maybe help some friends and readers along the way.

I would describe my style as unpredictable. I don’t have a certain set style I like to dress however I’m feeling that day, sometimes it’s sweats and a t shirt other times it’s all dolled up.

My favorite places to shop are thrift stores, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters (clearance of course), and online boutiques.

The most rewarding thing about blogging is inspiring others and making friends all over the globe!

You can find me here at Dearest Lou!

A very special thanks to my friend Cecilia for sharing her styling and pregnancy tips with us!

She sure knows how to work that chic bump!

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Guest Chic Bump: Lizzy

In Maternity chic, Supermoms on August 22, 2012 at 2:12 am

(Pictures taken by Lindsey Orton Photography and by  Skye Johansen Photography)

A very special thanks to my friend Lizzy for sharing her style/pregnancy tips with us!

She definitely knows how to work that chic bump!

If you loved her style as much as we do, here is how to get her look:

Purple Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack (non maternity)
Pink Shirt: H&M (non maternity)
Stripped Maxi Skirt: Pac Sun (non maternity)
Gray Maxi Dress: Old Navy (Maternity)
White Cap Sleeve: Shade (maternity)
Navy Maxi Skirt:  Nordstrom Rack (non maternity)
Multi stripped dress: Old Navy (maternity)
Orange/Tan shirt: Motherhood Maternity
Skinny Jeans: Gap (maternity)
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Guest Chic Bump: Shelly

In Maternity chic, Supermoms on August 14, 2012 at 11:04 pm

A special thanks to my friend Shelly for sharing her style tips with us!

She definitely knows how to work that chic bump!

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Guest Chic Bump: Christie

In Maternity chic, Supermoms on August 10, 2012 at 1:01 am

A special thanks to my friend Christie for sharing her style tips with us!

She definitely knows how to work that chic bump!

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