Monday, August 30, 2010

Calling all fashionistas

Hey all you fun, fashion-loving gals, I need clothing recommendations!

What are your favorite online places to purchase fun, flirty dresses?

Or, if you live in Seattle, any favorite local boutiques?


I'm in the market for a sweet dress that can accommodate one 5-month pregnant gal, yet doesn't scream 'baggy maternity muumuu'. Take, for example, this lovely JCrew specimen that is tight up top yet flowy in the tummy region. A strong contender, yes?

Bonus points for shops that won't break the bank (under $100 or $150, preferably) and that carry dresses in light pink. 

Gracias amigas!!

3 comments:

  1. I've actually had great success on ebay when it comes to dresses. I generally get ones that I know will fit me on top, but that are flowy on the bottom (flowy permits more room for error and size differences).

    However, I'm also a huge fan of Value Village. Donate to their store and get a 20% off coupon. It's like goodwill, but so much better, at least down here. Frequently I find JCrew, Ann Taylor, and very nice other items. Most which you'd never suspect have been worn! All proceeds go to an organization that helps developmentally disabled children. I checked, and there are several in the Seattle area.

    My friend actually bought almost all of her baby clothes there. Infant to 1 year is a good age range to buy used, because so many clothes are given to babies of that age, so maybe clothes are worn a handful of times before the kid outgrows them. So almost all the clothing at VV for that age range looks brand new and barely worn. And, they're generally REALLY nice clothing (grandparent and friend gifts). Take it home and wash it, and voila. New clothes.

    That's my two cents worth! I make no guarantees on the quality of stuff at the VV near you though...! :)

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  2. I love Anthropologie. But, they're stuff is on the expensive side.

    If you would like maternity clothes that look good even when you don't have a big bump yet I recommend "A Pea in the Pod." I loved they're maternity clothes both pregnancies. If you're going to spend a good bit of money on something I would make it maternity so you can use it over and over. Your body shape will be going through sooooo many changes while you're pregnant that those fabrics and designs are great for dealing with that at any stage.

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  3. I love Anthropologie. But, they're stuff is on the expensive side.

    If you would like maternity clothes that look good even when you don't have a big bump yet I recommend "A Pea in the Pod." I loved they're maternity clothes both pregnancies. If you're going to spend a good bit of money on something I would make it maternity so you can use it over and over. Your body shape will be going through sooooo many changes while you're pregnant that those fabrics and designs are great for dealing with that at any stage.

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