Preggo Fashion on the Cheap


Hello, friends! How was your weekend? Have you been busy sticking to your New Year’s resolutions? I went to the gym this weekend (as my usual routine) and it was packed. I guess it’s filled with folks resolute on losing weight. Let’s see how long it stays this crowded. We had a productive weekend: We bought a dresser for our ShuGar baby! It’s so cute. I can’t wait to show you the grand reveal. We also finally sent out our baby shower invites. We still haven’t managed to complete our registry. Gosh, it is so complicated and time-consuming.

The moment I discovered I was preggo, I vowed to stay in my regular clothes as long as I could. After all, maternity fashion can be so pricey!

Of course, my attempt at saving money didn’t last that long because I gained significant weight after the first trimester. The dreaded shopping trip was staring at me in the face and I could no longer ignore it! I decided at that moment, my mission would be to bargain shop for maternity clothes. I share this fashion post for other preggos out there struggling to buy a whole new wardrobe, which will only be suitable for a few months.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a fashion shoot, so I thought it would be rad to do one in Carmel on our babymoon and share at the beginning of the year. I am excited to confess that my entire outfit cost well under $100. Read the post below for the entire fashion breakdown. There’s no need to spend over $100 on maternity pants when you can find great deals in the most unlikely places!



I am currently having a love affair with gold accents. My obsession is even spreading to home decor! I love pairing gold accessories with black; it’s so chic and classic. My sweater and stretch pants were both purchased at Burlington Coat Factory for a total of $30.



You know I can never leave the house without accessories! I would feel naked. My white necklace is one of my favorite jewelry pieces. My mother-in-law gave it to me and it’s vintage. The bow-shaped earrings I found at Forever 21 for a few dollars.

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Voila! Maternity fashion under $100! It can be done, you just have to look a little harder. For instance, I never thought Burlington Coat Factory would carry anything other than coats, but they have a maternity section with prices way cheap! Ross, TJ Max, Nordstrom Rack, and Marshalls all have stylish fashion for excellent prices that won’t break your bank. I stay clear of any stores that have maternity in the name. Many times, you can buy plus-size clothing and make it a maternity look for more than half the price.

I hope I inspired my fellow mamas-to-be to spend less when it comes to dressing up our belly bump!

Do you have any shopping secrets you would like to share that help you save money? Inquiring minds would love to know!

|Burlington Gold-Studded Sweater – $16.99|  |Burlington Black-Studdent Stretch Pants – $9.99|  |Forever 21 Bow-Shaped Earrings – $3.80|  |Just Fab Black Boots – $19.99|

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Photo credit: Peter Shushtari

  • Great finds! I agree, looking beautiful shouldn’t be expensive. I am a huge fan of TJ Max and I just discovered Burlington Coat Factory, it’s super cheap but I also found really cute stuff there. You look adorable as always. Uno de estos dias tendras que prestarme ese collar 🙂

    • Exactly! It’s tempting to show in the expensive stores, but you can def pull off the look for less bucks if you search. Love me so TJ Max! Haha! I’d love to let you borrow the necklace. You’d look stunning in it!

  • la vie en rose

    You look beautiful! I love black – especially for maternity fashion – it’s so versatile!
    Check out Old Navy and The Gap for both maternity wear and baby clothes – it’s cheapo
    and super cute!!

    • Aaawwwww, thanks so very much, sweet friend! Yup, black is your friend when you’re pregnant. I have a few outfits from Old Navy, super cute things! Thanks for the rec. I will also check out their baby depts for cheapo, cute things. I appreciate your comment!

  • You look great! I found myself getting creative with my maternity wear when I didn’t want to spend a fortune.

    • Thanks so very much, Kimberley! You said it perfectly. You can repurpose some clothes to make them “maternity” and still look cute. I appreciate you stopping by. Checking out your inspirational blog next. Happy to be bloggy friends!

  • Wow, I really need to get to Burlington Coat Factory! Thanks for the tip and you look beautiful 🙂

    • Haha! Thanks, Christy! You’d love it. You have to search through things and it can be messy, but it’s so worth it =)

  • you look great and your choices are smart and beautiful!

    • Thanks, sweet Jane! I love mixing and matching in fashion. You can create some fun stuff with just a little patience =)

  • La Maman Heureuse

    You look great, girl! The combination of black and gold is so classic and really looks good on you. I always tend towards black in winter, but as soon as spring comes around, I’m all about colour, lots of it 🙂

    I loved the maternity stuff from ASOS, I bought a few items, that I still wear now 🙂 Even my favourite LBD is a maternity version, no one ever notices LOL

    And if you need some help with that baby registry, just let me know! Love to help out 🙂

    • Thanks, my sweetest blogging friend! I do love black and gold….just so perfectly classic. I love that you mention ASOS because I just finished buying a dress there for my baby shower. They have the cutest things ever! Love the idea of repurposing it for non-maternity wear. Genius! Also, thanks for offering help with the registry. It’s quite a laborious process, but I think we’ve finally seen the light. Working on the layette at the moment. I’ll let you know when questions pop up. Hugs!

  • trishie

    Looking amazing, mama to be!

    • Thanks, beautiful lady! You always look fab =)

  • You look so cute and amazing! I love that your outfit was so affordable!

    • Thanks so very much, sweet Kalley! Me too! It gets me so excited to find affordable, cute outfits. I feel like I won something!

  • Love this! You are beautiful and glowing! 🙂

    • Thanks so very much, Kristy! I love when people say I’m glowing. I feel like I glow, but I wonder if people can see it =)