I have been pretty busy lately with work, hospital call and three kids, so I haven't had time to continue with compiling my pregnancy WIW's, but since there are several more YLF'ers who are expecting I thought I'd better finish up soon! I posted my first trimester lookbook and my second trimester part 1 lookbook (weeks 14-20) previously. (And here was the thread where I announced the pregnancy).

Here is the second half of the second trimester--weeks 21-27, from October to December. This is well into embrace the bump territory. I bought a few key maternity pieces that I wore a lot that fall, including a mustard cowl neck sweater (9, 13, 28, 33) and burgundy maternity skinny jeans (6, 13, 19, 28, 33,37) and Gap Always Skinny maternity jeans (10, 22). I still was able to wear a lot of my old pre-maternity pencil skirts and dresses though...pretty much everything I wore was non-maternity. I kept the skirt waistbands slightly unzipped or hiked them up above my belly. Belts had to migrate from my natural waist to an empire waist, but my demure bombshell persona still felt better having a defined waist, even if it was right under the bust, LOL. Cardigans and coats could still be worn open. I let my sweaters and dresses stretch over my growing belly. Instead of tailored fit, the silhouette became more body-con. Although occasionally I would switch it up with loose-fitting poncho styles (10).

Which are your favorite(s) from this group? I'm partial to the mommy and mini-me polka dot party dresses in 1, the Halloween trio of lil' skeletons in 11, and I definitely had fun doing the Blogger Copycat Challenge while pregnant! Had to adapt and get creative (kind of the motto of my whole maternity dressing, actually) while still sticking to my Demure Bombshell roots (such as 38).

Questions, comments, additional tips for other 2nd trimester ladies much appreciated! Stay tuned for 3rd trimester and 4th trimester (postpartum)!

1-5. Week 21
6-12. Week 22
13-20. Week 23
21-26. Week 24 (including Blogger Copycat Challenge week!)
27-32. Week 25
33-35. Week 26
36-40. Week 27

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