I am six months pregnant, for the first time.
What I imagined was that only my stomach would pop out, and clothes would look cute on me. What happened was my body changed in a whole host of ways I had no idea was possible, and finding clothes that felt true to my style, especially since maternity clothes have a habit of looking like their from 2005. Knowing I wasn’t going to be pregnant forever, I purchased a pair of Old Navy jeans. They stretched and sagged, and didn’t look as flattering as my premium denim jeans, so I just decided to bite the bullet and buy the J Brand Mama J Jeans.
Looking at the website, I was scared the elastic or the waist band would cut into my waist, which during this time, it’s a definite no-go. But alas, they went on, and were so comfortable. Believe it or not, the first thing I said was, “Oh my god, I feel human again.” Which is hard to explain… but between being awkward, feeling weird, and having to wear weird clothes, putting on something that feels good that isn’t a pair of leggings is hard to come by.
I pretty much wore them every other day since I got them. As a midwash jean, they go with anything, they’re casual, but well fitted, so they can make any outfit work. I picked up some oversized shirts from H&M that were a bit trendy, but not expensive to offset the investment in the jeans as my pregnancy wardrobe. Here I’m mixing a grey leopard print button down, with an army jacket and leopard print booties. It’s a nice balance between edgy and comfortable.