With the colors, patterns, and overall mood (and the bracelet, of course), I feel this outfit expressed my love for The Phantom of the Opera. Humidity got the camera lens a bit again, but the mist seems to fit the theme.
(Image: The Phantom of the Opera http://www.fanpop.com/spots/the-phantom-of-the-opera/images/5006783/title/rose-candle-photo)
I don't often wear red. This maternity tank top was an impulse buy that I've ended up loving. I began feeling better about red when I dyed my hair black. I can't wait to dye it again. After Oliver is born, I'll probably dye my hair before I'm able to take a bubble bath. Josh really liked this outfit...he seems to support the red. The tank top's length and details make it special.
This cardigan is one I bought right before my baby shower. I didn't even realize how awesome it is until I saw this photo. I was excited to find another short-sleeved black cardigan to transform sleeveless tops and dresses into work-worthy wear. It's a little silky and has a flowy front that I always find elegant but seems particularly flattering with a pregnant belly (like curtains over center stage!). But the back...especially with the red showing...oh my. This is like a tapestry from the house on the underground lake.
I love Phantom. I love charm bracelets. When I went to see Phantom for the third time around my twenty-fourth birthday and saw this--oh, you can imagine.
I bought these shiny black flats specifically so that my mom could sew Velcro on the toes. At the time, she was a little obsessed with sewing yo-yos (which Josh likes to call bingos) to put on flip flops, jar tops, magnets, clothespins, and so on. She made several pairs of yo-yos, including these lovely red and gray ones with black cameo buttons, for the flats. I actually made a few sets later. The interchangeable embellishments make the flats versatile.
Okay, the polka dot and bow headband isn't so Phantom, but it is comfortable and efficient, and I'll probably start wearing it quite a bit as my hair continues to grow out. It's another purchase I made after getting my pixie cut. The earrings, however, are right with the theme. I bought them as my first pair of work-specific, neutral earrings, but I love wearing them.
This has turned out to be one of my favorite outfits. This is an example of how satisfying looking professional and expressing one's personality at once can be.
Maternity Pants: Target
Maternity Tank Top: Target
Flats: X-Appeal. Handmade yo-yos by my mama.
Headband: The Icing
Charm Bracelet: Really Useful Group, The Phantom of the Opera US Tour 2009