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Lace & Layers

Nov 3, 2017 | Outfits

One of my favorite things about fall is layering. But with a bump, I have to be careful to not wear the wrong layers and still show off my style. This look did just the trick.

BLAZER // H&MDRESS // ZARA – old (similar) — TOP // TargetJEANS // ASOS Maternity
WATCH // c/o Cluse BOOTS // ZARABAG // H&M (similar) — GLASSES // Windsor

PHOTOGRAPHY // Udee Bassey

When fall hits, I’m always excited to have the challenge of layering weather appropriate items with summer pieces that I want to make fall friendly. This season was a bit more of a challenge because of my bump, but so far I think I’m nailing it in the layering department.

First of all, I was so excited to find cropped flare maternity jeans. As soon as I saw them I immediately clicked ‘Add To Cart.’ ASOS Maternity really does have so many great pieces.

I had this ZARA lace dress from last year (similar here) and was pleasantly surprised when I learned that my bump fit in it. So I wore a maternity tank top (super comfortable), paired it with these jeans and layered the dress over it. It was pretty cool the morning we shot this photos so I added this H&M blazer. (So many good blazers at H&M right now.) It wasn’t supposed to be a part of the look originally but it was too cool to not wear it. However, I love how it turned out.

Because I had a whole black motif going on aside from the denim, I decided to wear my new favorite ankle boots from ZARA, my everyday bag and matte black watch. I was feeling quirky so I added the glasses just to make a small statement. With all black ensembles, I like to make a pop with color. Since I didn’t do that in this instance, I decided to go with an interesting accessory – oversized glasses. (If I would’ve done sunglasses instead, I would’ve gone with something like this.)

Of course, the heels are solely for the photos. In real life, I’d wear this on a Friday like today while running errands before picking up Maizah from school wearing mule slides or flats like this. If we’re being honest here…

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