Monday, June 10, 2013

Inspiration Monday - No hiding it now

Hello!  Happy Monday!  I hope you all had good weekends!  We did, but it was a busy one.  We finally got nice weather on Saturday so in addition to our golf lesson we did some work in the yard - harvested almost ten pounds of rhubarb.  The Pants Monkey mowed the lawn.  We went to an anniversary party for some dear friends of the family celebrating 50 years of marriage and we sat outside on a patio for a little meal too because the rain held off long enough!

And now it's Monday and thankfully I'm not at Jury Duty today, so I can do Inspiration Monday.  Here's Katherine McPhee in a fun maxi skirt and denim vest.

And here is my take.  It's a bit cloudy/foggy today and not quite warm enough to go sleeveless.  Also, I'm noticing it's starting to get harder to hide my bump.  I am going to be 14 weeks this week though, so I guess it was inevitable!  In the end, I guess this look is a tad on the frumpy side, I did try tying the shirt but it just isn't quite long enough for that to work, and I really didn't want to tuck it in.  I think these next couple of weeks until I really pop may be a bit more of a challenge for dressing, but I'll do my best.  At the very least, I'm super comfortable because this skirt is like wearing PJ's!

The lighting was posing a challenge outside this morning too.  The sun is sort of poking out from behind the fog a little bit, just enough to wash me out a little bit and make my necklace look more or less invisible.

 Shirt - Talbots, consignment
Tank top, skirt, sandals - Old Navy
Necklace - S&D

The other perk is, these are my regular clothes.  It's nice that my closet is still working a little bit!

Head on over to two birds for more Inspiration Monday outfits that I'm sure are far less frump girl than me!

EDITED to add - ok, I tucked in the tank top and I like the result a little better - so here's a quick shot of that.  I should have just done this from the start!  Oh well, we learn as we go sometimes!


  1. I wish there were maxis when I was pregnant. They are like wearing pajamas! I love your wedges.

  2. Lovely outfit and so glad the weather improved for you over the weekend!

  3. Oh that is a really cute outfit! Looks comfy too!

  4. That skirt looks like it will work for you for awhile yet! Lurv it!!

  5. :) I have a feeling you are going to have a maxi-wearing summer! I got a maxi dress from Target while I was in Florida and it seriously feels like I am wearing jammies! Love! Also, found you something cute at an estate sale this weekend. I now have a small pile saved for you. Can't wait to see you at the swap! xoxo

  6. Awwww you look so cute! Love that skirt and jean jacket!

  7. OMG, I am behind on my blog-reading, and missed your announcement. Congrats! I love you guys to death; you'll be awesome parents.

    You're not frumpy, Beth. That maxi is so cool, and you look comfy.

    Much love, peace & grace,

    P.S. Oh, WOW! :D

  8. That maxi looks SO comfy! I like the shirt tucked in better too...makes a world of difference!

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  9. Sqqquuueee! The Bump! Hehe. I like it tucked it, but the bump is cute! I think the shoes and jacket keep this from looking frumpy. Plus the skirt is very colorful, it would be different if it were all grey or something.

  10. it would also be cute if you tied the chambray at the skirt waist. i always just wanted to pop with both of my kids. with eva, i did, but with henry, i just looked really big for a few months! worth it!! enjoy this time!!

  11. Beth, I LOVE this skirt on you! Especially in the last photo. I think it makes you look super tall!
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  12. Oh yes, tucking it in changes the whole look to super stylish from a generally nice outfit! OOh, you're wearing your lovely Bethie the Boo button sandals!x

  13. Oh yes, I like it tucked in, Bethie, the stripes are delicious on your skirt!

  14. Oh you have on your cute blue sandals that are on your button! This time in your life will have it's frustrations and it's fondest memories and stories to tell. Glad you liked LL's mohawk.

  15. Oh I do love that skirt! And how fab with those shoes. I can't believe how suddenly your little bump has appeared! Maybe I just didn't notice. I'm so excited for you, Beth!

  16. I think you look super cute and I definitely see your inspiration in this outfit!! :-)

  17. Love it tucked! SO strange how a small change can make such an amazing difference!

  18. You look fantastic! I think I would live in comfortable maxi skirts like this one if I were pregnant. :)

    Jess - J's Style

  19. Your Wedges are such Fun & I love the Maxi Skirt.

    Congratulations on your Pregnancy. It is an exciting time for you & hubby, especially for you. Your body is currently experiencing huge changes but beautiful ones. And when you feel the first kick it's the best feeling ever. How far along are you? When are you due?


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