A Little Leather LoveLauren Jimeson
It’s no secret that I have been living in dresses this pregnancy. They are much more comfortable to me than anything else in my closest and are so easy to throw on quickly before leaving my apartment. With two little girls to run after, I am often the last one in our family to get ready and usually have very little time to do so. Having a wardrobe of dresses is convenient because they will fit over my baby bump no matter what stage of the pregnancy I am in.
Living in New York City, I am always finding local designers that have stunning collections. I was in awe when I was introduced to Fourth Love, a maternity clothing company that not only produces all of their clothes in the USA, but also donates a portion of their proceeds to mothers and children in need.
I’ve always said that if I am going to add something to my maternity wardrobe, I not only want to look non-maternity, but I also want to be able to wear it long after the baby is born. I am happy to say that every single piece in the Fourth Love collection I would gladly wear long after my pregnancy.
My newest addition to my wardrobe might look like an ordinary t-shirt dress, but if you look closely, you will see that there is a little more to it that makes this dress stand out from the rest.
Close to Home 1 of 5
This dress is becoming a staple in my wardrobe. Not only for the amazing versatility, but also because it's 100% made in NYC. I love buying clothes made in the USA, but it's even more special to me when the clothes are made right here in the city that I call my home.
Show Off That Bump 2 of 5
My belly is finally big enough that a simple t-shirt dress shows it off perfectly. There is no hiding anything now, no matter what I wear. Thankfully, with some of the uncomfortableness that a bigger belly brings, this dress is extremely comfortable to wear. I loved pairing this dress with a simple black peacoat. I bought this coat the winter before I was pregnant with my youngest daughter. Although I can't button it around my big belly, I still love wearing it throughout the fall because it's stylish and still keeps me warm.
Leather Accent 3 of 5
My absolute favorite thing about this dress is the gorgeous leather pocket. It takes an ordinary t-shirt dress up another level. By adding that leather touch, the dress can be easily dressed up or down to wear day or night.
Accessorize 4 of 5
This is one of my favorite necklaces that goes with just about anything in my closet. Living in New York City, I tend to wear a lot of darker colors. The simplicity, yet boldness of this necklace lets me add a little bit of pop to even the simplest of outfits.
Perfect for a City Walk 5 of 5
No matter if you are walking around the city or just running errands around your town, this is the perfect dress to help you look stylish while doing it. The leather pocket adds a little flair while the fabric of the dress feels soft and intimate. One of my favorite things about this dress is that it's 100% made in New York City. Pair it with tights, booties, and your favorite fall coat and you have the perfect maternity ensemble.
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