Sunday, July 31, 2011

How I wore it: trial run

Yesterday (Saturday), my husband and I drove way the eff away in order to hang out with another Greek musician and his Greek musician father (just like my musician husband AND musician father-in-law!) AND his American wife. The similarities, they are striking. Also, this awesome Greco-American couple has a nine-month-old daughter, so we spent much of the lunch date playing with her. And secretly taking "cool parents" notes. Dudes, chubby nine-month-old babies are cute. Did you know that? I had suspected it.

Anyway, I wanted to wear something comfortable, as I anticipated playing with the little girl, so I went with my so-far-favorite maternity purchase (again, I've purchased four items as of yet, so... yeah. Not hard to be a favorite right now). Which you've actually already SEEN, because I? Am sneaky:

While the dress is still a tad bit too voluminous for me as I am right now, it's super-comfortable and makes me way less self-conscious that my usual jersey maxi, which is both weirdly drapey and oddly belly-clinging. Anyway, grey maternity maxi for the win. Although I jumped at the chance of buying an all-grey dress, I do think that it needs a little color/ornamentation. Perhaps when I'm back in the States, I can do something creative with the two belts I own (or cute scarves), presumably at the empire level and not my actual waist. For now, all I can really work with is loud jewelry and matching shoes. If it were cooler, I'd throw on a bright scarf, but damn, is it hot. 

So, I'm curious: what would YOU, Style Nation, wear this dress with? Think of it as a canvas. And make sure that your answers don't squash my belly too much!

And, in housekeeping news, folks, I won't be around for the next week. My husband and I drove to Sparta today, but we're off to this place for six days tomorrow. I won't be packing my computer, but I will try to keep up with blogs through my husband's iPad - but I can't guarantee it. I plan to take many many pictures and maybe do a feature on food, which Anne requested. So I hope that I can show you some awesome stuff in a week! 

(And our  vacation to Finikounda will involve my, gulp, 30th birthday. Oh, MY.)

Grey dress: Old Navy Maternity, remixed
Turquoise sandals: Nine West (Athens), remixed


  1. That is an awesome dress and I think it works perfectly with the turqoise jewelrey and shoes. And you are sneaky :)

  2. I love the neckline on this dress. The turquoise jewelry was a great way to brighten it up a bit. (And, yes, I know that 9 month olds are cute...)

  3. I love the dress - it makes me want to break out my jersey maxi!

    I am so envious of you being in Greece! Have a wonderful 30th birthday (it's not so bad - just wait till 40, hee).

  4. Belatedly, huge congratulations on your pregnancy! This dress is gorgeous. Thus far, pregnancy looks great on you. Also, all my shoes still fit, so there is hope for all your marvelous boots.

    Count me in on the Greece envy. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Cycladic Museum in Athens! I went there while traveling in Greece more than a decade ago and it's still one my favorite museums ever.

    Happy early Birthday!