Introducing “Bump It Up!”

As the ‘bump’ grows bigger, I find it more challenging to dress it up! You would think that I have a closet full of maternity clothes from being preggo with Zoey but I don’t. For one, during my late stage of pregnancy, it was summertime so I wore mostly flowy dresses about 2 sizes bigger than usual.  Secondly, I resigned from the corporate world when I entered 2nd trimester so I didn’t have to dress the bump for work. I basically lived in dresses and flip-flops. It was that simple!

And then here comes this pregnancy… a totally different experience from my first in terms of timing. Fall’s here and the bump is growing relentlessly. My pants are getting tight and so uncomfortable. The bump doesn’t like to be suffocated (understandable). My solution? Leggings, flowy tops, and boots that I can walk in!

I thought it would be fun to start a series call ‘Bump It Up!’ where I’ll share my take on the challenges of dressing up the bump. For the most part, I don’t believe in maternity clothes. I think they are overrated and overpriced for no particular reason. That being said, I do own a few pieces that I swear by…all bought on sale– of course!

Here’s the first outfit from the series…

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I wore this outfit to work last Friday. None of these are maternity pieces and they are all at least a couple of years old. It’s amazing what you’ll find when you shop in your own closet! I sported a bold bright lip inspired by the color of my jacket for photo purposes. This is very unlike me and would not be caught dead wearing such a bold lip color to work for fear of looking like a clown. I’m usually a pale pink lips kinda gal. 


Lately, I’ve been a little obsessed over burnt orange. I think it’s a great Fall hue and reminds me of the KOI color that’s trending pretty fiercely this season.

As far as hair report, putting my hair up in a bun has been the hair style of choice. It’s effortless and takes no time (a rare commodity in my life right now)

KELLIE4Hope you’ll enjoy this series. My goal is to post at least 2 ‘Bump It Up!’ posts/month. Wish me luck on that!

Have a wonderful Fall Sunday!


23 thoughts on “Introducing “Bump It Up!”

  1. OMG i had no idea you’re pregnant! that’s AMAZING news! your little girl is absolutely gorg so those good genes need to be replicated lol Wishing you the best and ps. YOU ARE A FAB lady xxxxx


  2. I am in my last few weeks of my very first pregnancy and am having a particularly hard time dressing the now very enormous bump! Luckily, most of the pregnancy was spent in maxi dresses though. I actually did a post a while back about dressing the bump and the lack of options and style (and ridiculous prices!) of maternity wear. I’m glad I’m not the only one feeling this way! Loving your bump style so far and can’t wait to see more 🙂


  3. ohhhhhhh hearty congos 1st of all.. coming to ur space after a gap… didnt know i’ll be welcomed with such a gr8 news.. 🙂

    u look gr8 in these beautiful bright colors.. i think this preggo period needs to be made brighter n happier so that u as well as the baby remain happy n bright 🙂 🙂

    all the best for your next posts…


  4. Kellie, I’ve seen a post about a year ago when you said you couldn’t wear red lips. And I have to say I totally disagree! You look great! I’m excited for this new series of the blog! One thing I love is watching the bump grow. I can’t explain why it’s so fun but I’ve always enjoyed watching pregnant ladies go through their pregnancy. Probably because it hasn’t been me yet! lol! I’m sure it’s a different story if you’re the one in it.


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