Next week Bo and Revi will be six months old which means I still have another three months to consider myself postpartum. And, if I want another nine months after that, I may just have to take them. And we're just going to have to leave it at that.
I'm pretty sure I've preached the gospel of the oversized white shirt before, mainly for its ability to rock as a blank canvas for every accessory imaginable, but I love them most of all for their ability to pair seamlessly with vests of every size, shape, color, print, texture, color, shape, texture and texture.
And you know me, if I like it then I'm gonna put a vest on it. Oh oh oh. Oh oh oh. Oh oh-oh oh.
In the case of today's post, I went with something a bit more cardiganesque which I found on a bargain rack several weeks ago and have worn pretty religiously since. I love it for its shape, comfort and upholstery-like appearance. Clothes with a sense of humor are very desirable to me and this one, upon meeting me, in the bottom of a bargain bin was like, "hi, I'm a blanket but I'm also a vest and a cardigan and I'm VERY good at disguising spit-up stains and nobody wants me because I'm kind of weird but also awesome?"
And I was like, "yes, cardigansweaterblanketthing, you are all of those things. Come home with me and wrap yourself around my problem areas!"
Oversized blouse: French Connection
Sandals: Schuler & Sons
Diaper bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs
Cardigan Vest: Piko 1988
Pro tip: If you're looking to buy some jeans for your fourth and fifth (and sixth) trimesters, buy a pair of straight leggers so you can rock them "boyfriend style" when they're too big on you. Straight leg jeans are awesome if you plan to lose a bit of weight because they look just as cute oversized with a belt as they do fitted without one. Cuff them and pair with your favorite flats and you're good to go.
I happen to have great love for the blankety vest a la 70's era couch upholstery but for those looking to get down with something simpler and a bit more subtle, here are some great options to flatter any style, body and budget: