First order of business: I'm happy to announce the winner of our $200 Gap Brand Giveaway: Ashley Bree Perez!! Congrats Ashley!!
I think I've mentioned that I'm "participating" in the Summer Style Challenge. I use the quotations because I haven't been an ideal challenge participant this go-round. I didn't buy a lot of the suggest pieces mostly because I'm hoping to add them to my wardrobe once I return to my 'non-maternity' size.
BUT, there's always a 'but', I did buy one item that I swore I wouldn't, a kimono (not an authentic 'kimono' technically, but I swear that's what it's called). Apparently, kimonos are a trendy item this spring/summer. I never thought it was something I'd be able to pull off, particularly packing an extra 30lbs on my middle but I saw this pretty one and thought I'd try it.
I mostly made the purchase because I love how everyone else looked in theirs but I was super skeptical about it and am still not convinced. I also went with one with 'fringe' which kinda makes me feel like I'm trying to look younger than I am. Having said all that, I did get a few compliments while wearing it and loved that it was a cute way to cover my shoulders at work without overheating.
Soooo here's me... nearing the end of 3rd trimester, attempting the kimono:
What do you think? I swear I can take it (though, keep in mind I'm uber pregnant and slightly emo these days lol).
As per usual, would love for you to link up with us below AND I will also be linking up with the following lovelies: