Dress – James Perse; Jacket – Nordstrom BP Dept.; Shoes – Red Valentino; Crossbody Bag – DIY by me & full tutorial available at Making It Lovely; Bracelets & Earrings – Kate Spade

My life this week has been consumed by Downton Abbey, end of year school prep, baby prep, and completing this glorious crossbody bag.  I have given up all searches of a bag until after the baby comes, and have returned all 3 of the previous options I had bought.  Instead, I made my own to get me through summer.  Isn’t it cute?  I wanted to add some studs, but nothing too edgy or industrial, so I used the pretty flat gold studs and I think it’s the perfect little touch.  Me and this bag are going to get along just fine.  After baby I may have to shorten the straps since I made these extra long to fit over the belly.  It’s funny to think that even purse straps have to be adjusted in consideration of a pregnant belly.

And is it weird, or just extremely immature of me, that whenever I say “belly”, I can’t help but think of the Austin Powers quote “get in mah belly!”  On second thought, don’t answer that.  Whoa, pregnancy delirium!  Okay, off to watch an episode of Downton Abbey.  I can’t believe they brought back that SOB Thomas.  Linking up to WIWW & Monday Mingle.

  • You’re an ADORABLE preggo!! Love this entire look…totally something I would rock right about now! 🙂

    • Andrea

      Thanks so much! I did rock this dress quite often when not pregnant, so you can definitely too 🙂

  • Awwww. you look so great! Sassing up the classics. You know I am D-Y-I-N-G ove ryour shoes! I just HEART them 🙂

  • I’ve learned to love hating Thomas. I think you will, too. He’s such a puffy-faced bastard. (Have you noticed that? One side of his face is totally puffy.)

    • Andrea

      I just all around hate him…I don’t think I can learn to handle the hate 😉 thank goodness what’s his name is also back now too. And he’s definitely hitting up the sauce with that puffy face of his!

  • Always a fan of a great denim jacket! And where is that diy? That bag is perfect…I’d love to try it out!

    • Andrea

      The link for the DIY bag is included now. The post wasn’t live last night when I posted mine 🙂

  • You look beautiful, but I see you are having issues with BOWS. Please join me and thousands of others in our weekly BLA meetings (Bow Lovers Anonymous) to help you overcome your addiction. 🙂 Love those shoes!!! P.S. I am the founder of BLA. 🙂

    • Andrea

      hahaha! Love this 🙂 Yes, I love bows indeed!

  • Very very cute!!
    Creamy

  • Super cute!! Who needs a new bag between this and the amazing Reed Krakoff bag you posted yesterday… I am in love with that one!

  • You are a cute little mama!!!

  • What a cute baby bump! Love the black dress with a jean jacket – so classic and trendy at the same time! This makes me want to be pregnant, but I guess I could try it out on my non-prego body, eh? I LOVE pregnancy fashion – it was one of my favorite things about being pregnant. You look so great.

    • Andrea

      thank you so much. I am actually really enjoying dressing my pregnant body this time around, so much more than with the other two!

  • Those are great shoes. And I love a precious, pregnant woman. You look beautiful!

  • I felt the EXACT same way when they brought Thomas back on. We watched Seasons 1 & 2 in less than 2 weeks and loved the show. Just found out that they aren’t getting Season 3 until 2013. Does PBS not know how much we love Downton?

    And by thr way, You look lovely!

  • you look amazing, i love that little bag!

    XO Megan

  • Love that bag! You look fabulous!

  • love the look…denim jacket and little black dress is always chic!
    That DIY is awesome…adds that something special to the regular cross body for sure!
    Happy week to you.
    C

  • Love the pop of neon on your lobes!

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