outfit: a shift in thinking

dress: Target | shoes: Forever 21 | bow: self made | tights: Motherhood Maternity | earrings: unknown


Twenty weeks pregnant means I’m definitely moving from making regular clothes work into roomier garments (and yes, maternity clothes–I got desperate and acquired a few things recently!). This dress (which is not maternity–I bought it years ago) I knew would be perfect once the weather cooled down–and it has been so comfortable to wear! I know some people hate shift dresses on pregnant women (and I thought I’d shy away from this style), but let me tell you: this is perhaps the most comfortable I’ve been in a long while! lol. I think it really boils down to proportions though: since this is a shift shape, the shorter hemline works to counter balance the fullness.


Not much else to say about this outfit–so let’s talk about something exciting! A couple weeks ago I had the anatomical ultrasound, where we found out the baby’s gender! I was pretty convinced I was having a boy–but was I right?


Nope!!! To say we’re excited to welcome a little girl into our lives next year doesn’t quiet sum it up! Either would have been delightful and welcomed with open hearts, but I have to admit the idea of a “mini Casey” (as everyone keeps referring to her!) is more than a bit fun! There has been a lot of knitting of little girl things (including the sweater above; I plan on doing a knitting post in a couple weeks) and perhaps a few stops at thrift stores for cute girl clothes since we found out. I can’t help it: suddenly teeny tiny clothes are irresistible to me! Poor SH–he keeps coming home to the top drawer in the nursery dresser getting more and more full. At least we’re doing it on the cheap (thrift stores and hand-me-downs from kind friends–something we’re really thankful for!). hehe!


Now just 19 more weeks until we meet her! It can’t come soon enough… :)

November 5, 2012 · 88 lovely thoughts
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Sarah November 5, 2012 at 17:24

Congratulations on your little girl!
You are one of the most stylish ladies I’ve seen, with or without the bump and personally, I think you look wonderful in that shift dress! Especially with such amazing heels! xox

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Tilly November 5, 2012 at 17:37

Ooh a little dolly to dress up – too cute!! I bet she’ll be the most stylish baby in town.

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Sarah November 5, 2012 at 18:13

Girl, you look so so good! And you’re wearing platforms? Awesome!

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Chrissy November 5, 2012 at 18:30

Love the sweater dress. It fits perfectly! While many people feel maternity clothes have come a long way, I found them difficult because they are all designed to look like maternity versions of the latest trends. They tend to fit pretty tight and there really isn’t that much variety unless you can afford the REALLY expensive ones. For my last child I got loose fitting dresses from eBay and the thrift shops rather than buy very much from the maternity stores, and I was so much more comfortable. And I like to think it had more vintage flair!

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Marie November 5, 2012 at 19:07

Oh Casey, you and the bump look utterly gorgeous! And many congratulations on the fact that you’re having a little girl, you’re going to have so much fun sewing for her and taking her out thrifting ;o)

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Renata November 5, 2012 at 19:35

I love this outfit! And the little sweater too! Congratulations!

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ladykatza November 5, 2012 at 19:58

OOO! Little girls are so much fun to dress. I’m making a yellow hound tooth coat for my 9 year old from a 40′s pattern. Should be fun. :D And you look glowing.

Can I offer advise? Buy (or make) more 6-12 month and 1 year old clothing. You’ll be so exhausted the first six months that making clothes won’t be on your mind and babies grow out of the infant stuff FAST!

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Marie November 5, 2012 at 20:50

Oh, I am so happy for you! You look like such a cute and happy mummy! Your little girl is going to be so lucky to have you and SH for parents! Ah, I love your little outfit. You look utterly adorable.

Super happy congratulations to you!

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desi November 5, 2012 at 21:22

OMG CONGRATS!!
you are so beautiful! I am soo happy for you Casey, and slightly jealous I was so excited when i found out i would be expecting. Then was devastated when i had a miscarriage this week. I wish you and SH the best <3

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Meg November 5, 2012 at 22:15

So many congratulations! Your daughter is going to be the luckiest little girl – so many beautiful dresses in her future, haha. :)

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Galatina November 6, 2012 at 03:01

I think you look gorgeous, Casey. Glad it’s all going well. Hope I look as good when I get to that stage too.

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Lisette November 6, 2012 at 08:50

Of course you look fabulous even while expecting! Congratulations!

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Joen November 6, 2012 at 12:26

Congratulations! Girl’s are alot of fun…I have two! But my oldest is engaged so I will have a son soon too.

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maddie November 6, 2012 at 12:33

A mini Casey! How wonderful! What will you whip up for the little one?! I hope it’s something with lots and lots of ruffles!

On another note – I think the silhouette of the dress is perfect for your growing frame. I’m actually surprised at how flattering it is!

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Jill November 6, 2012 at 13:57

So so so excited for you!! You look so stylish and happy!!!!! Can’t wait til your beautiful baby girl is born!

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Lisa November 6, 2012 at 14:04

Oh, how wonderful!! I read this post while holding my sleeping 3-week-old baby boy, and it made me all nostalgic for that 20-week pregnancy excitement. Let me tell you, it just keeps getting better!

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Cedar November 6, 2012 at 14:44

Congratulations Casey! Little girls are the most fun!

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Charlotte Boyer November 6, 2012 at 17:26

Oh Casey, I’m sooo excited your going to have a girl! It’ll be too much fun making all of her pretty little wardrobe I’m sure!! :D

-Charlotte

P.S- We awarded you a Beautiful Blogger Award on our blog, which you can view here: http://boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com/2012/11/beautiful-blogger-award.html
My sisters and I absolutely love your blog, and we hope you’ll continue to delight us with your intriguing posts!

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Viola November 6, 2012 at 22:59

You look lovely! Little girl vintage clothes are some of the cutest things ever. I can just imagine the outfits you will make for her!

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Deb November 7, 2012 at 01:07

The tiny sweater is adorable and so are you. Congratulations!

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Logan November 7, 2012 at 17:57

You’re absolutely glowing! So exciting:)

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Jen November 7, 2012 at 18:23

Cute as a button as always Casey. I’m so excited for you! I love your little bow detail on your dress too.

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Rachel November 8, 2012 at 04:38

Congratulations! A mini-Casey will be so darling. I LOVE you in that dress. It actually totally inspired me because it reminded me how GOOD white dreses look with black tights. And lucky for me I just bought a clearance little white dress!

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Annie Sharkey November 9, 2012 at 03:50

A little girl, a buddy for life. Love the dress and the little pink cardi too cute for words. From memory this is the best part of the pregnancy, not too big to be uncomfortable, loads of energy and looking great, enjoy.

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wardrobexperience November 10, 2012 at 18:26

you look adorable and so happy. love your smile. :)

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Caroline November 11, 2012 at 18:43

Congratulations! You look so classy, just like so many women back then did. I was wondering, if maybe you could do a post about some essential pieces people should have to base a vintage 40′s era closet around? I wanted to get your opinion on this topic, so if you have the time a post would be really helpful!

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JuliaBobbin November 12, 2012 at 01:29

Oh my, you look fantastic! I’m currently 30 weeks pregnant and am sporting some very un-fancy ‘cankles’ with a stomach that could knock down buildings, but I love it!

Congratulations on making it to the 20 week mark and on discovering you’re having a girl! I hope you’ve started to feel better now and are getting lots of rest.

All the best to you and yours xxx

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Sue November 12, 2012 at 13:13

Oh, I’m so happy for you!!!
That little sweater is adorable!
I love you dress, it’s so pretty!

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Joke November 14, 2012 at 03:56

Congrats on the baby girl Casey! That’s one adorable sweater you made her, she’ll be an adorable girl :-)

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Vanessa November 15, 2012 at 06:17

Congratulations! You’re radiant. I always dreamt about having a girl to make lots of different hairdos. Maybe one day… :)

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Becca November 15, 2012 at 13:50

You look lovely in that outfit, and you definitely have the pregnancy glow. Congratulations! You’re going to have the cutest little girl!

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Miss Fairchild November 15, 2012 at 22:16

Congratulations! I have four lovely girls myself and can’t imagine life without them. My eldest who is now 12 is also just as obsessed with vintage clothes as I am. When we head out to something special together we always pop on our matching vintage hats and gloves.

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Nathalie November 18, 2012 at 17:32

Girls are so much fun to sew for, you’re going to have a blast. My two are what got me sewing in the first place and it’s only later that I graduated to myself.

And you look so cute and stylish in your maternity dress! Seeing you like that really makes me wish I’d been sewing when I was pregnant!

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tammyCA November 19, 2012 at 12:00

You look adorable in the shift dress…I nearly took it for an advertisement you were modeling for. I definitely remember ladies in the ’60s wearing the “tent dresses” when they were expecting, especially school teachers. Yes, you will have lots of fun with baby girl and cute clothes..I have saved some of the cutest ones including some vintage.

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Shelley November 27, 2012 at 19:35

i actually really loved wearing maternity clothes, until i became the size of a whale and even they didn’t fit… but you’ll get there around 38 weeks!
Congrats on the baby girl news – we didn’t find out when i was pregnant, but i secretly wanted a girl. She’s now 18 months old (it goes VERY quickly mark my words!) and its really indulgant to play with dolls and teddies and everything girlie with her – don’t think i could have handled toy cars and trucks with the same enthusiasm!!!
you’re glowing by the way, keep us posted on names!

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Virgo December 9, 2012 at 05:37

Casey, this is 5 years that I look at your blog without leaving a comment, it wasn’ t envy that I missed because I love what you do and your inspirations “of the moment”.
I just had a baby 7 months ago, a little girl, Zoé, and it’s really fun to have a little girl when you can sew, must say it takes time and so it was a long time that I had visit your blog, and there that I see you’re pregnant! I’m verry happy for you and congratulation ! Pregnancy is a great adventure… despite the pounds: D
Happy Christmas

PS: I am French and sorry my english is really not great, so sorry for my English ground, I hope you will at least understand half of what I wrote

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Christine December 18, 2012 at 15:35

You look so beautiful! Many of your outfits should be made for the general public. I wore overalls and stretch pants with oversize tops, which wasn’t very comfortable or fashionable. I also wore my Reeboks, until my ankles swelled; and then I wore L.A.Gear. Had my baby by c-section, and now she will be considered an adult in a couple of days(she will be 21). How time flies!

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