The final stretch with Motherhood Maternity

This post is sponsored by Motherhood Maternity®

Pregnancy has taught me a lot about myself, and about life in general.

Just a few things on the long list:

the value of patience (the long wait for your bundle of joy to arrive, to the middle-of-the-night consoling)

that the human body is an amazing thing

that bagels taste extra delicious sometimes 

and a very important one:

do not fear maternity clothes. Get into that as soon as you can!

When I was pregnant with Liv, I waited forever to get maternity clothes. I think I was apprehensive about buying something that would only be used for a short amount of time. When I finally bit the bullet, I was shocked that I’d waited so long. Clothes that fit! They hugged the right places instead of pinching and sagging. Aaaand that beautiful belly band on pants and jeans (something like this). I scoffed at them before -they look kind of weird- and when I finally put on a pair of maternity jeans, my belly was hugged by a sweet angel.

I definitely learned my lesson and was happy to wear maternity clothes as soon as they fit me for round 2. Since clothes tend to fit differently throughout pregnancy, I stuck with many of the tried and true favorites (tunic-style tops, maxi skirts, and flowy dresses). Then, I hit the middle of my third trimester. All of a sudden, nothing fit me anymore.


Motherhood Maternity to the rescue. I went down there to get some pieces to last until the end of pregnancy and was so excited by the fact that they have beautiful items at affordable prices. Almost everything I picked out was under $30, and also very much reflected my pre-pregnancy style. I feel like maternity clothes often err on the frumpy side: long shorts, boxy dresses, and the OG “mom jeans.” Not the case at all here.

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(definitely didn’t need that belly pillow haha)

Here’s what I chose:

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 (Lightweight maternity dress; it’s on sale for $14.97 right now)

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(Sleeveless empire waist dress; also $14.97)


 (yay, pockets!)

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This side ruched maternity tank and Jessica Simpson jeans:

Motherhood outfit

I also picked up some items that will be needed when the baby makes her arrival:

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nursing bras (which are way prettier than the Ace bandage variety I got last time, and feel like a dream) and a comfortable, neutral nursing shirt. I can tell these will get a lot of love over the next few months. 

All in all, I think that having clothes that fit can have a significant impact on confidence. Back in the early days (when I lost 40 lbs in college), I held onto some pants and dresses that I was afraid to replace. Once I picked up some clothes in my new size, I felt so much better. 

What’s something in your closet that fits amazingly and feels great? For me, the right pair of jeans makes all the difference in the world.

Hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll see you later!



Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Motherhood Maternity® through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about my visit to Motherhood Maternity®, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting this blog and the companies who help to support our family.

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  1. melissa on October 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I think you left out the name of the sponsor throughout the post…

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      that’s so weird. it’s not showing up for you? i have a disclaimer at the top and the bottom, and it’s showing up over here

      • mary on October 10, 2015 at 7:51 am

        Check out these two sentences: “This post is sponsored by .” (That’s how it appears to me.) And “to the rescue.” (Also that’s the entire sentence that I see, though maybe the pic was supposed to convey the subject.) Not that I was confused who was the sponsor, given the title, pic and last disclaimer.

        Were you wishing you got this sponsored post a little before your ninth month? I’d load up on nursing bras too, at this point! ; )

        • Fitnessista on October 11, 2015 at 11:02 pm

          it’s still not omitting it over here. very strange!
          the good news is that the things i picked i’ve worn a ton over the past month. they’re kind of the uniform now haha. and yes, i was super stoked about getting some nursing bras!
          hope you’re having a great weekend <3

  2. Jess on October 10, 2015 at 3:39 am

    I had my twins in the US and bought majority of maternity clothes there. Summer was born in Australia and I actually had my MIL ship them from the US because value for money and style way way nice than anything there!

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      yes, the quality for the price is incredible! i wish i would have shopped there sooner

  3. Dawn on October 10, 2015 at 5:36 am

    You look great! Wishing you all the best for a smooth delivery! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      thank you, dawn!

  4. Tina on October 10, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I love everything you picked! Can’t wait for your little one to be here!

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      thank you, friend! xoxo

  5. Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers on October 10, 2015 at 8:39 am

    You are rockin’ those dresses!! I especially love the gray one. 🙂 can’t believe it’s almost baby tiiiime!

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      thank you so much, friend! AHHHHH. the time is near 🙂

  6. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on October 11, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    You look gorgeous!

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2015 at 10:59 pm

      thank you so much, friend!

  7. Paola @ Do It With Heart on October 12, 2015 at 6:34 am

    I’m 23 weeks now, but I started wearing maternity jeans at about 16 weeks, and never went back. A friend from work gave me her maternity jeans and I love them. For day to day use, I stick to skinny jeans and tried so many of them, but the Jessica Simpson ones from Motherhood Maternity are simply the best. Worth the money!
    Thankfully, I’ll spend my “larger” days in the winter, so I can hide behind cute sweaters, leggings and jackets.

  8. Anna on October 12, 2015 at 7:52 am

    I’d totally wear that grey t shirt dress…and I’m not pregnant haha! Very cute.

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      thank you!! i’ll probably still wear it after haha 🙂

  9. Julie on October 12, 2015 at 8:55 am

    LOVE the pink tank! And you are so right about feeling more confident in clothes that fit properly.

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      thank you! yes- makes such a big difference!

  10. Shaina Anderson on October 12, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    their nursing bras are awesome and I was pleasantly surprised with the clothing selection during my second pregnancy! totally busted out my maternity wardrobe at about ooooooh 9 weeks? with Ryleigh ha

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      haha NEVER fight the maternity clothes. ps if you decide to go for beeb #3 and want some clothes/jeans, let me know 🙂

      • Shaina on October 12, 2015 at 4:44 pm

        Decide?! Oh it’s happening haha. Thank you!!!

        • Fitnessista on October 12, 2015 at 10:24 pm

          haha! wait. like HAPPENING… or happening?

          • Shaina Anderson on October 12, 2015 at 10:31 pm

            not capitalized. yet. 😉

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