the notched blouse

(HATCH notched blouse, LuluLemon leggings, Tobi suede booties)

About a month ago I found and fell in love with the most amazing company ever, HATCH. Seriously guys, I am OBSESSED. The idea behind their company is that everything can be worn before, during, and after pregnancy. In an earlier post I mentioned how I don't fit well into maternity clothes because I don't fill them out yet, and HATCH has figured that out. Everything they sell has catalog photos of women with and without a baby bump, so you can see that it works both ways. I love this because I don't feel like I'm essentially wasting money on clothes that are going to be either packed away into storage or given away after my son is born.

This top is one the first things I bought from them (still available, btw,) and it is a staple in my wardrobe. I didn't think I would ever feel so great in a flowy top when I was this big, but I do! I pair it with leggings and heels (as shown) or I can wear it with jeans and flats for a more casual look that is still elegant.  And I'm sure having tops that don't cling will be great when I'm postpartum.

too hot for jackets

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(Urban Renewal leather jacket, Topshop black dress, Michael Kors 'Adams' bootie)

Autumn in San Diego confuses the hell out of me, because my mind wants to believe that its time to wear fall colors and bring a jacket out with me, but (as I was reminded while shooting this look) even autumn can come with 90° days. It breaks my heart! I so want to be wearing sweaters and boots all day long, I love cool weather. It's November 5th and still today even it was just shy of 80°. I guess I will have to wait a little longer for those sweaters.