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Clothing problems and rodent nightmares

Something I've been loving the last couple of days is how often I feel Baby Harvard moving. He is especially active at night since I'm a night owl and it looks like were on the same schedule. I'm guessing that he has a hard time falling asleep like mama because he's especially wiggly around bedtime. I know I mention this in every outfit post but I'm really starting to run out of clothes. I considered my pre-pregnancy waist one of my best physical features and bought lots of clothing in the past to emphasized it. Well, since then I've gained 4 inches around the smallest part of my waist, things aren't zipping and buttoning and it really sucks. Heck, I even had to buy new bras and that's coming from a petite chested woman who never had that problem in the past. I need some good references for cute/cheap maternity clothes or big baggy shirts and leggings. Anyone wanna help me out? (;

On another note, have any of you readers seen the movie Ratatouille? It's a Disney children s movie that came out in 2007. Well, I had never seen the movie because I'm deathly afraid of rodents. I think they're disgusting and even the thought of a mouse or rat makes me lose my appetite. Well, Daryl was looking for a movie for us to watch the other night and convinced me to watch it. I told him I was going to have nightmares that night even though it is animated and cartoon rodents seem really clean and not disgusting. I had the craziest nightmare that night where the world was taken over by rats. Not just ordinary rats but ones that were the size of large dogs! I had a sword in my dream and I had to slice these rodents to pieces and it was a really bloody/disgusting/terrifying nightmare! I woke up (thank goodness I have to take at least 2 bathroom breaks every night) with a cold sweat and scared to go back to sleep.. the end. Happy Thursday friends!
Dress: c/o Sugarlips || Shirt: c/o Oasap

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  1. I actually never bother with maternity clothes because they are generally ill-fitting and unattractive. A couple of us did a post on remixing maternity staples here if it helps! http://laceetc.blogspot.com/2012/06/pregnancy-wardrobe-maxi-dress-5-ways.html

    Also, I think you'll appreciate my latest blog post (with a cute giveaway)! :)

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  2. *gags* Rodents. Unfortunately, my cats seem to think I like them and leave them for me, on occassion, on the doorstep. *shudders*

    Now, I have been keeping an eye out re maternity stuff... and I saw a tutorial I really loved here.

    http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2012/07/maternity-diy-make-a-tunic.html

    There are also some cute things on ASOS.

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  3. I adore that dress! Also you're still so tiny despite your baby belly! :) x

    Rose Eva
    SilhouettedBlog

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  4. You dressed up your bump so cute! Loving the print of that dress! :)

    xx Lynzy

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  5. The colors of your dress are just lovely. I love your baby stories on your post. My son does the same way. He will wake me up at around 2 am and starts moving. That I think is the part of pregnancy that I miss the most, knowing that something so precious is growing inside of you.

    xo
    Sam

    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  6. i love the colours of your dress!
    you look great!
    :)
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  7. Blech what a gross nightmare!!! Hate that!
    You look so gorgeous with your preggo belly but ya it can get annoying towards the end, having nothing to wear or just always wearing the same thing! The last few weeks I just hung out in activewear, you know, the fancy way of saying sweats and Tshirts:) All the best!

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  8. You are so pretty! I love this dress on you, fun colors!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  9. I'm 30 weeks pregnant and have yet to purchase anything maternity. Although, I'm totally huge and have bought one pair of jeans that are one two sizes bigger than by pre-preg jeans : ) My thing this summer have been dresses that since right under the bust and leave room for the waist to grow. A lot of those hi-low dresses are shaped like that (I've seen them at Target and JC PEnny). Also, can't go wrong with stretchy pants and husband's tee : )

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  10. You still looks wonderful and pretty <3 Love the dress and good luck with your baby!

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  11. You look adorable. I love your outfit...That dress is so pretty! Maybe you can find long skirts to wear just above your baby bump with fitted tees, tucked in (similar to the june 25 post)? Sorry about your rodent nightmare...that sounds terrifying!

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  12. You still look adorable! :] And that nightmare does not sound like fun! I'm sure it was even more vivid and scary because you are pregnant! Haha. And I got maternity clothes from Target and Motherhood Maternity. Kohls has a few good things as well. Oh, and Shade Maternity had some super cute and comfy pants but I had to hem them and bring them in some to make them what I wanted. I hope all that helps!

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  13. I detest dreams like that! We have little mice trails by my work and I have to walk by them and I'm always paranoid that they will run by and I'll squish it or something. You are definitely justified in your fears

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  14. What a cute dress (and an even cuter baby bump!) Just found your blog on Aunie Sauce and love it!

    New follower :)

    The Pretty Pinhead

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  15. JUST GO TO THE THRIFT STORE AND BUY BIGGER SIZES YOU DOOF!

    but i think it's freaking AWESOME that you needed to buy a bigger bra. woohoo!!! hahah

    k, i'm off to bear lake. i'm supposed to be packing ;p

    love youuu see you sunday ♥

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  16. What a beautiful skirt! Lovely pictures. :)

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  17. Sorry for your nightmare...I absolutely loved Ratatouille and wish you could have enjoyed it too. This dress is incredible, btw...I love the vibrant colours and swishy fabric.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  18. To cute! I love how colorful your dress is!

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  19. Oh you look darling! That dress looks so comfy.

    Awww, that sounds like a really horrible nightmare. :(

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  20. What a beautiful maxi dress; love the way you styled it with a denim shirt. Funny Rat story; I actually enjoyed the movie when I saw it.

    xoxo
    Raliat
    P.S I really enjoying your maternity outfits; they are Super cute...:)

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  21. Stopping by from Modern Modest Beauty. This look is beautiful! And the belly photos are so sweet :)

    xo
    Kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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  22. great outfit again. you look stunning!

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  23. your bangs are amazing here! You look gorgeous and the baby bump is probably the cutest I've seen.

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  24. i like the fun aztec print on your dress! the chambray tones it down nicely. sorry to hear about your nightmare x_x personally rats aren't that scary but i don't like them either when they're running about. i discovered you on chictopia today and just wanted to say hi! :)

    it would make me happy if you visited too!
    pandaphilia style
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  25. Wow! I would hate to have a dream like that! I love the movie Ratatouille ,always been inspired by the dishes made on their. I wish I could help you out with the clothing issue but I'm just a student lol Hope you find more clothing! Cute dress btw!

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  26. Omg Ratatouille is the Hubby and I's favorite! So cute, but your dream sounds horrible! My hubbys name is Darrell too :) H&M always has the cutest clothes that are really cheap! And you dont have to only wear their maternity clothes, as alot of their shirt/dresses are stretchy body con material!

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  27. Modern Modest Beauty sent me

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  28. lol although I'm scared to death of mice and rats, I actually loved Ratatouille and thought it was such a cute movie.

    It must be very frustrating to have to buy new maternity clothes to accommodate for your body's changes. Have you tried asking friends for hand me downs from their own pregnancies? On another note, I love this dress on you! Maybe you should stick to loose flowing maxi dresses since they don't constrict at the waist :)

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  29. You are getting prettier and prettier!! Congrats :)


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  30. You look SO beautiful! You are so tiny with just baby belly! Lucky girl :) Love that dress too!

    xo Niki

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  31. yes, its so frustrating not being able to zip things up. The first thing to go out of my closet were the zippered skirts. I don't know how many times I wear an outfit and say "well this will be the last day I wear this!"

    I have relied on maxi dresses without waist bands, and stretchy skirts, and leggings with long shirts. Have you been to citycreek? The store love culture has a lot of maxi dresses that look cute with cardigans over. stretchy skirts I have found at Bohme Boutique and at Forever 21. leggings and long shirts from H&M and Forever 21. they both sell long shirts, that I think are actually dresses, but on us pregnant bellies they are more like long, slim fitting t-shirts. They're usually around $8-$15 and the leggings are like 5 bucks at F21.


    Also, I know you know about ASOS, but I think their maternity clothes are AMAZING.

    Luckily you are still small enough that a lot of your skirts can go up and up and up while your belly grows! I'm at the point where I've almost completely lost my waist!

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  32. I love your heart fingers picture! It's nice to meet you! :)

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    xoxoxo

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  34. Cute dress! Your nightmare sounds terrifying. I'm afraid of rodents as well and I can't imagine anything worse than rats the size of dogs.
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  35. Love your blog! You look a lot like Rose Byrne!

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