Baby Shower: dress dilemma

by Ashley on April 11, 2011

My family is hosting a California baby shower for me and I’ve been struggling a bit with the “what to wear” question–as I’m sure everyone with a suddenly rotund belly does. I’m not finding many dresses to my liking. (Why do so many have bows over the belly? My parents called the new grandchild a gift, which worried me that they think we might be giving them the baby, so a bow could be confusing!)

So despite feeling some (self-inflicted) pressure to wear a dress, I’ve decided I should just follow my instincts and go with the separates direction. I spotted this Breton Stripe Boatneck on ASOS (which is an awesome source for maternity if you can figure out the sizing) and am basically planning to copy the whole ensemble.



{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

ChantaleP April 11, 2011 at 11:30 am

Hi Ashley or Aron?? Thanks for stopping by my blog today! But more importantly, Congratulations on your soon-to-be baby! When are you due? I was backtracking this site and came across your week 22 photo: Ashley, you look terrific. Seriously. No need to worry about what to wear for your baby shower, you’d look great in anything.
I also am loving your hither thither site! Going to keep checking it out at lunch. Have a terrific baby shower!


Ashley April 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

So sweet, Chantale! Thank you!


emily April 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm

love this outfit! i would wear it not pregnant to a baby shower!
what a sweet blog you have started here… am adding it to my daily reads and looking forward for what else you have in store!


Ashley April 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

I had to stop wearing my St. James tee in NY for a while–it was getting embarrassing when we’d be seated next to someone in an identical outfit (esp at the very close tables typical in Manhattan)–but I just can’t help myself! I love stripes!


joanna goddard April 11, 2011 at 11:10 pm

totally adorable!!!!


vitaminA April 13, 2011 at 1:50 pm

i love this outfit and love your sweet blog! also will be having a baby boy this summer and will be following both baby mine + hither and thither 🙂 congrats on your lil one too! would love to see photos of your baby shower outfit!


Ashley April 19, 2011 at 11:50 am

Congratulations!! So glad you’re liking the new site!


rebecca April 13, 2011 at 4:12 pm

i noticed BODEN has some cute maternity options now.


Ashley April 19, 2011 at 11:51 am

Thanks for the tip! Will check them out!


Katy April 14, 2011 at 6:22 pm

And you did look wonderful in it! Loved seeing you and had a great time at the shower! Katy


Kathy April 14, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Love this outfit!!


ansley April 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

love the outfit!
have fun at your baby shower and congrats!!

and thx for stopping by my blog!


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