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Waters Wears: Easy Summer

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Sometimes, you get a piece of clothing, and when you wear it, you realize how you love it. This top is one of those pieces.

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From Motherhood Maternity, I ordered it when they were having an online clearance sale. Right now, I’m trying to get maternity items that will fit me until the end of my pregnancy. I ordered this in a medium based on Motherhood’s sizing chart, but almost got a large, since I had never gotten any tops from them before and was worried a medium might be too small to wear all the way through these last few months. But the size medium is fine, with plenty of space and length to grow into! On top of that, it’s comfortable, and I’ll probably wear it because of that after the baby is here, too.

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I know I wear this necklace and ring a lot lately, but the necklace pendant has always been a favorite of mine, and I’m just on a kick of wearing this ring lately. Maybe part of it has to do with the fact that I can’t wear my wedding band right now due to swelling and my husband bought me this ring, so it’s kind of a compromise, I don’t know.

I also love wearing this style of tennis shoes with about anything. Although they don’t have a lot of support.

This outfit is just an easy summer style – really laidback, really comfortable and cool for the heat.

Top: Motherhood Maternity
Shorts: Liz Lange Maternity
Shoes: Faded Glory
Necklace: vintage Sarah Coventry
Ring: from a shop at a festival

Waters Wears: Tied T-Shirt

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I had intentions of getting outdoor pictures of this outfit since it’s been a LONG time since I’ve had outfit pictures outside of my house on this blog, but alas, we’ve had rain since this morning.

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I saw another pregnant lady wearing this style, and I thought it was great. Wear a skirt or dress and tie your pre-belly tees at empire waist level. Gives you a way to continue wearing them throughout even the later months of pregnancy.

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I’m still figuring out how to put together outfits as this pregnancy progresses, but though it feels a little rocky at points, I think I’m getting there. Trying to figure out ways to wear as much as I can from my normal wardrobe, while buying mostly maternity items that will also work after the baby is born.

Shirt: Faded Glory
Dress: old
Shoes: Faded Glory
Ring: gift from my husband
Necklace: several colors available here

Waters Wears: Brown Blouse

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Yay for loose, flowy/too-big blouses I already had in my wardrobe from before pregnancy! I love wearing fitted tops while pregnant, but this type of blouse gives a different look option. And it’s also pretty comfortable.

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I’ve worn basically this outfit, this blouse and these shorts, a couple times now.

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Still loving these shorts – I’ve mentioned before that maternity shorts tend to be looser at the cuff, and I also just like the length. And I always like the look of shorter shorts with longer, looser blouses.

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Look at that bump. The past few weeks, baby has had a major growth spurt, and I officially feel like I look pregnant; I mean I’ve felt that way for a while now, but I feel like now I’m at the point of, “There is no doubt she’s pregnant no matter what she wears.” kinda thing. Like before, it was like, yes my belly is bigger, but now I look like a full-blown pregnant lady.

I’m also finally feeling strong kicks and movements. Kinda’ crazy, kinda’ cool.

Blouse: Mossimo, but very old
Shorts: Liz Lange Maternity at Target
Flats: Faded Glory
Ring: unknown
Necklace: vintage Sarah Coventry locket and separate chain

Spring Green

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A quick confession of sorts – I originally wore this outfit a few weeks ago, when the belly was a bit smaller, but didn’t have time to get pictures then. I’m getting pictures now because it’s a type of outfit that I should be able to recreate with various pieces throughout my pregnancy. Basically a skirt with the waist positioned as an empire waist; above the belly, with a tank top or shirt underneath.

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Other than that, I was really pleasantly surprised with how the color combinations of this particular outfit wound up; the colors in the floral skirt seem to make the light green of the shirt pop, and all the colors compliment each other really well.

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Long, gathered skirts, it’s no surprise, work really well over a growing belly, as they give room and length, and so can be worn even as weeks progress and the belly gets bigger and bigger. And it’s a plus that it allows me to be able to wear a skirt, and probably some shirts, that I already had before being pregnant.

The weather has been pretty hot here most days, with blocks of heavy thunderstorms in between. Hope the weather has been kind wherever you are!

Tanktop: Liz Lange Maternity at Target
Skirt: old
Shoes: Faded Glory
Necklace: old, probably Sarah Coventry

Long Lost Outfit

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So I was pregnant in these pictures, but I didn’t know it yet. ;) These pictures never got uploaded back then, but I really liked this outfit, so I figured I’d go ahead and post them now.

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My husband got me this ring from a cool booth at a local Highlands festival a few years ago. I wish I could remember their company name, but I can’t.

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I love high-waisted things, and these jeans turned out to be pretty comfy.

Hope you have a beautiful day!

Top: given; old
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Faded Glory
Necklace: made by me, find it at Waters Wares
Ring: from a booth at a local festival several years ago.

Waters Wears: Crochet Underbust Dress

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I started this dress two autumns ago, back in 2013. I halted the project after a bit because, well, it was getting warmer, anyway, and I also couldn’t find the right buttons – while I love mix-in-match buttons, I knew I wanted these to all be the same. This winter I decided I wanted to finish the dress, and once the right buttons were here, all that was left were the straps.

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This dress was actually my first go at pleats. I think they look great, but the main thing I learned was that the stitches of the pleat “fold” don’t need to go all the way behind the pleat; they do on this dress and it makes for a lot of fabric that’s a bit heavy. The straps work fine, though, and the dress still looks okay overall. Waiting so long, in fact, probably aided in this working out so well despite the heavier skirt – just over this summer I discovered a better way to do wide straps that are strong and are less prone to stretching.

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I put together this outfit just to show it off for you on the blog, but I really, really like it (there’s maybe a little wishful thinking for warmer weather with the choice of bare legs and tennis shoes). Now I just need somewhere to wear it to before it gets too warm.

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All in all this turned out just as I’d pictured in my head, and I could definitely see myself refining the pattern and making it again.

Dress: made by me
Thermal: Faded Glory
Shoes: Faded Glory
Necklaces: old, belonged to my mom and grandmother; I believe they may be Sarah Coventry

Waters Wears: Keeping Warm

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An original goal with this blog was to share outfits that 1) I really liked and 2) included something I’d made or mended. Since I started in spring, not exactly keen crochet time, this led to me coming up with outfits that included things I’d made, and pushed me to make some of the ideas I’d had for a while, such as a few necklaces, rings, bracelets. I tried really hard to have at least one outfit up each week, which left me teetering on the line of whether I was forcing these outfits just so I’d have something to post or really sharing outfits I loved. I think I was somewhere in the middle with that, and it wasn’t necessarily all a bad thing; it did force me to create and wear more of the things I’d made.

I thought, however, that when fall and winter came around, having outfits that fit my criteria would be easier, since the weather lends itself to crochet hats, scarves, gloves, etc. But in reality, winter for me is all about layers for keeping warm, and even though a lot of what I wear includes crochet hats, scarves, and gloves, the outfits aren’t necessarily anything particularly cool, and are also pretty repetitive.

I do love layering, though, and sweaters and warm socks, and these are the reality of what I wear lately. So I’ve decided to do a little series of sorts. We’ll call it, “Keeping Warm.” I think I’ll share an outfit of the day and maybe also a little on what I’m doing or thinking that day.

This picture was taken after I’d been out with my husband. This is a typical winter, survive-the-cold outfit for me, although if I’m staying at home for the day I tend to wear comfy sweatpants or nice lounge pants instead of the jeans.

Hopefully this’ll be a fun little collection of pictures/journal entries of sorts by the end.

Sweater: old, gifted
Thermal: old, Decree
Jeans: old, Forever 21
Socks: Kirkland
Hat: made by me

Waters Wears: A Favorite Color Combo

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Just a quick post today about an outfit that’s become a favorite. I recently got this shirt and discovered I really like it combined with this vest I’ve had for years. The striped socks add a bit of quirkiness that I like. All in all this is a pretty true-to-me outfit, and I love the way the shades of purple and pink work together.

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Another note, I really love this shirt.

Welp, I’m off to spend time with friends on this rainy day. Hope you and yours are having a beautiful and safe day as well. It’s supposed to get icy around here.

Vest: old
Shirt: Grayson
Jeggings: Faded Glory
Socks: Kirkland
Boots: old
Hat: made by me (similar here)

Waters Wears: Crochet Pleated Skirt

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I started this skirt MONTHS ago, probably at least last summer, stopped working on it for a while (not because I was frustrated with it or anything like that, I was just working on other things), then picked it up and finished it just before Christmas. I’m really pleased with it.

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It’s honestly a really easy item to just throw on and mix and match with winter layers, and I think it’ll be great in spring and summer, too. I made it to fit high waisted (a personal favorite waist height), but the elastic is strong enough that it can be worn closer to the hips, too. It’s also just really comfortable.

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In reality, the overall time for making this skirt is probably less than a week, working a few hours a day, especially after getting the pleat forming down, even though it took me longer – Honestly, I had been working on it pretty leisurely, while my husband and some friends played tabletop, then I joined them, so I put the skirt away to focus on learning what I was doing. That’s why it got pushed aside for so long.

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All in all, one of my favorite projects I’ve written and made; it works up well and also looks okay when worn.

(Pictures taken by my husband.)

Hope you all have a beautiful day!

UPDATE: There is now a pattern for this skirt available here, in my online shop.

Top: Faded Glory
Scarf: unknown
Skirt: made by me
Tights: gift
Socks: Forever 21
Boots: Minnetonka

Waters Wears: Last of the Holiday Lights

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The Saturday after Christmas, I hung out with my friend, Kelsey, and we wound up at this little park. The lights were really pretty just before the evening went dark.

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I really enjoyed this outfit, probably mainly because of the tights, a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law. I’ve been wanting some microfiber tights for a while now, so once I had some, I was ready to try them out.

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This last picture was Kelsey’s idea. Turned out pretty cute.

All pictures taken by Kelsey.

Shirt: Splash (old)
Infinity Scarf: made by me (similar here)
Fedora: World Market
Shorts: Beta House
Tights: Legale
Boots: old

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