Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The vintage baby bump (how not to spend huge $$ on maternity clothes)
Once my clothes started to get a little snug it was clear that my wardrobe was going to have to go through a bit of a transformation. I did begin by checking out some maternity stores and seeing what was out there, but quickly realised that there was NO WAY I was going to spend hundreds of dollars on clothes I would only wear for a few months. I also wasn't going to be seen in public wearing my old leggings and an oversized t-shirt of Nic's. So I had to consider my other options. The first thing I did was raid the top of my mothers wardrobe (knowing that she isn't the kind of person to throw anything away... ever) and was super happy to discover that she still had a stack of dresses that my grandmother made for her when she had me! They are all long, flowing cotton numbers made from bright fabrics with beautiful details on them. This led me to realise that the 70s (I was born in the early 80s but my mum was a bit of a hippie) was going to be my era! I started to keep my eye out whenever I went into second hand stores and over the last couple of months have managed to pull together enough dresses and blouses to last me until the end... I hope! Best of all the most I have spent on a dress so far has been $20, and I'm fairly certain it's one I will be able to wear until the very end.