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June 9, 2014

Tips for Third Trimester Summer Style ft. Teva

I teamed up with Teva for the following post and was provided with the sandals featured below courtesy of Teva.

Tips for Third Trimester Summer Style

I did it again. Turns out my body just loves spending the third trimester all. summer. long. My daughter was due September 2012 and now my son is due September 2014, so two out of three summers have been/will be spent six to nine months pregnant.

At least this time I know what to expect. No book will prepare you for the excessive swelling of appendages, inability to wear your rings for at least 3 months, and the annoying sticking between your legs as you walk. But having done this before, I can prepare my 2014 wardrobe for summer, both fashionably and comfortably.

Tips for Third Trimester Summer Style

1. Jewelry. There comes a point in time where necklace length begins to matter. The ever-growing bump starts to creep its way up and nudge long necklaces out of place. Therefore, opt for necklaces that fall just above the top of your bump (or higher), chandelier earrings (get those in now because once baby arrives, the tugging and pulling won’t be conducive for anything that dangles), and generously stretchy layered bracelets.

Teva Sandals - fashion accessories

2. Fashionable, comfy sandals. Last pregnancy, my feet grew a FULL size and never returned. To this day, it still makes me sick to see my Manolo Mary Janes and Mui Mui sandals sit idle in my closet. But from something negative, comes something positive – like a ton of new shoes!

Since becoming a mom, I’ve found that comfort is just as important at style. These days, I refuse to have one without the other. I am seriously in love with my summer sandals this year – the Teva Capri Sandal in Toffee. They were quite a find! They have a Coachella feel, instantly stylizing any summer ensemble and are comfortable enough to waddle around a fair, festival, or just Target all. day. long. These bad boys will be perfect for my visit to Manhattan in July, where I tend to shop til I literally drop (Century 21 – I’m coming for you!).

Teva Sandals

3. Flowy cardigans. No I’m not suggesting a huge, thick cardi in the heat of summer, just something light and oversized for cooler days to offset clingy maternity tops. One of my favorite things to do is mix oversized favorites with maternity apparel, since we all know maternity clothes can be rather disappointing when it comes to trends and style. The brown skirt below has an elastic waist that lays below my bump and can be worn both pregnant and non-pregnant.


4. Sunglasses. Make-up in the summer is not my friend. Make-up while pregnant in the summer is really not my friend. Enter sunglasses – the secret weapon to wrinkle-prevention and my favorite way to complete a summer look. Plus, no matter how much my bump grows, I can still fit in my sunnies.


5. Confidence. I personally struggle with this one, but I’m getting better. It took me 22 weeks to post a bump photo publicly, but the response I received really helped up my bump pride.

After all, we are growing humans. It’s a pretty incredible superpower to have. And no matter my shape, size, etc, as long as my child is healthy, I’ll take the “wow – you’re huge” comments with a grain of salt.

Teva maternity style - confidence

Aqua tank, Gap Maternity
Olive green s/s cardigan, Banana Republic
Brown mini, Old Navy
Sandals, c/o Teva
Sunnies, Jimmy Choo
Earrings, Premier Designs

Ashley traded Prada for pacis in 2012 when she became a member of the elite club of motherhood. She is married to her high school sweetheart of nearly 15 years and together they have two toddlers – “Bear” and “Little Man.” She spends her days as a marketing professional and nights writing this blog. In her [not so] spare time, she enjoys reading trashy tabloids, large glasses of buttery chardonnay, and shopping clearance racks.
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  • Reply Barb Evatz

    Kudos to you for exuding such confidence. You are glowing and your bump is just adorable.

    June 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Maria

    you go girl! you look great!

    June 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Michaele

    Well you look fabulous and that outfit is super cute! Good luck with the rest of summer, and your pregnancy!

    August 1, 2014 at 12:19 am
  • Reply terra j sweeps

    Great review. and you look adorable! Many blessings to you and your family.

    October 7, 2014 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Shanna Beam

    That last photo is my favorite! Oh, how I wish I could have felt that confident in my third trimester of my last pregnancy! Seriously…I love everything about this post. Love the outfit, the earrings (I’m finally able to wear dangle earrings again after 3 years), and those sandals! I’ll bet they’re just as comfy as they look, too! Great post! 😉

    October 8, 2014 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Kelly F

    I love, love, love the sandals! They look so comfortable and I really like the color too! I have never heard of Teva before…I want to visit their site now!!

    October 9, 2014 at 12:42 am
  • Reply Christina K.

    I love the sunnies. I never think to purchase any, but am always so attracted to them when I see others with them on. Thank you for the maternity fashion tips!

    October 9, 2014 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply jennifer

    Love the last photo! The pure joy in your face is wonderful.

    October 10, 2014 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Jennifer Hiles

    You look super cute and super comfortable. I had a heck of a time finding clothes that would fit me when I was pregnant. When I was 5 months along, everyone thought I was having twins and due really soon. I’m only 5’1″ (on a good day) so it all went to my belly. I pretty much had to roll into the hospital at 9 months. I wish I would have found a pair of sandals like these. Absolutely love the sunglasses!!!

    October 10, 2014 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Kelly Fennemore

    The shoes look super comfy and cute. I would wear those while preggo or not. super cute and you look great!!

    October 15, 2014 at 8:44 am
  • Reply Kelly Fennemore

    I love the earrings and the teva Sandals

    October 21, 2014 at 8:45 am
  • Reply Katrina P

    Cute sandals! And I love a tee with a loose cardigan – pregnant or not!

    October 23, 2014 at 4:21 pm
  • Reply Sarah R.

    I’m so happy Teva is coming out with stylish looks as well as their classics now.

    October 24, 2014 at 6:32 pm
  • Reply Abby

    I have serious shoe envy!

    October 26, 2014 at 9:01 am
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