Blanqi Underbust Support Tank: Three Ways: Look 3

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You guys may have seen me raving about my Blanqi underbust support tank here and/or on social media. I was always curious about the Blanqi tanks but I was unsure about the $70 price tag. Well, this time around after doing some research and reading a  lot of reviews I decided to invest- and I couldn’t have made a better choice. It’s been an everyday staple in my maternity wardrobe with this pregnancy.

So when Blanqi asked if I would be interested in doing a few Three Ways style features for them and some of their products, I don’t think I could have said “YES!”any faster. The first three looks will star my tried and true favorite underbust tank in Winter White.

Here is why I love it:

It allows me to wear non maternity jeans.
As a petite lady, I was never able to make a belly band work. Sure they would cover the fact that my pants were unbuttoned or unzipped but they did absolutely nothing to keep my pants up! I’m 29 weeks at this point and thanks to the Blanqi tank, I only recently had to break out some of my maternity jeans. This gives me so much more flexibility with my wardrobe and best of all keeps me feeling like my sassy self, not a frumpy pregnant lady.

It offers support
Forget weird support wraps and the achey back. Some how or another this tank helps keep things where they should be and offers magical back and belly support throughout the day.

It smooths everything out
I will keep any lumps and bumps at bay and in my case keep that pesky protruding belly button from making an obvious appearance.

And here is my third look- An office appropriate look

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Other outfit details:

Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Blazer: Target (the A-line gives a pregnant body so much shape!)
Skirt: Old Navy (I scored this for $6 on super sale in the fall. I knew I would be my biggest in the hot spring/early summer months so I snatched it up!)
Tee: Old Navy Maternity $12

Pregnancy Status: 28 weeks

Canadian Tuxedos and Paletas

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Here’s some photos I forgot to share from a couple weeks ago of me standing around awkwardly with a paleta. Enjoy?

John stopped by my office to visit me for lunch and I took him to my favorite local paleta spot, he was pretty pissed that I had never taken him there before. But all was forgiven with frozen goodness.

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Top : Target Maternity

Jeans: Asos Maternity

Jean Jacket: Old Navy

Shoes: Birkenstocks

Blanqi Underbust Support Tank: Three Ways: Look 2

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You guys may have seen me raving about my Blanqi underbust support tank here and/or on social media. I was always curious about the Blanqi tanks but I was unsure about the $70 price tag. Well, this time around after doing some research and reading a  lot of reviews I decided to invest- and I couldn’t have made a better choice. It’s been an everyday staple in my maternity wardrobe with this pregnancy.

So when Blanqi asked if I would be interested in doing a few Three Ways style features for them and some of their products, I don’t think I could have said “YES!”any faster. The first three looks will star my tried and true favorite underbust tank, this time in Winter White.

Here is why I love it:

It allows me to wear non maternity jeans.
As a petite lady, I was never able to make a belly band work. Sure they would cover the fact that my pants were unbuttoned or unzipped but they did absolutely nothing to keep my pants up! I’m 29 weeks at this point and thanks to the Blanqi tank, I only recently had to break out some of my maternity jeans. This gives me so much more flexibility with my wardrobe and best of all keeps me feeling like my sassy self, not a frumpy pregnant lady.

It offers support
Forget weird support wraps and the achey back. Some how or another this tank helps keep things where they should be and offers magical back and belly support throughout the day.

It smooths everything out
I will keep any lumps and bumps at bay and in my case keep that pesky protruding belly button from making an obvious appearance.

And here is my second look- A fun spring look!

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Other outfit details:

Jeans: Stretchy Old Navy Rockstar jeans (Non-maternity)- similar rockstars here $32 and here
Button Down Shirt: Gap Kids (hey, the little boys section can be legit sometimes!)
Stretchy Belt: Old Navy (bought last pregnancy- but highly recommend a stretchy belt to give some non maternity items more shape!)
Sandals: Vintage
Panama Hat: J.Crew $58
Sunglasses: Forever 21 $6

Pregnancy Status: 28 weeks

Slow down.

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I’m busy. I’m always busy. Lately my mind has been busy too. Usually this isn’t the case for me. I’m never one to lay awake at night with my mind wandering  (which is a blessing)  but at the same time I’m never one to take the time to really stop and reflect. I think that often times worriers reflect and reflectors worry. My usual mind set is to live in the moment. Things happen and things get done and I just keep chugging along. Maybe its motherhood and pregnancy hormones…okay, I can almost guarantee that’s what it is…but lately I’m just feeling….busy. I’m longing for an idealistic day where we all wake slowly and savor every minor detail of the day, where we lock eyes often and eat slowly in the sun. But if I’m honest, those moments are rare. And even on weekends when we have slow dreamy sun filled days, there are still moments of rushing and busy work. There are moments when toddlers whine as I rush to make lunch. There are loads of laundry to be done. And things to put away or do before I forget, because with pregnancy brain, I am sure to forget. And most days are full of routine and rushing out the door on time for daycare/work.

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But I’m trying to find the small moments here and there that I can momentarily pause. Short moments to savor. Moments spent alone with Oliver, because soon they will be rare, as his only child days are numbered. I’ve taken to keeping the radio off in the car until after I drop Oliver off at daycare. So that I can spend the 10-15 minute drive listening to him practicing his words and engaging him in conversation. Finding moments to stop and savor the feeling of baby turns and kicks inside my belly. Because who knows if my belly will ever hold tiny baby turns and kicks again. To acknowledge the blessing of having tiny baby clothes to wash and fold and organize. To bump my pregnant belly against my husbands for a quick hug and laugh in the kitchen while we think about how cool it is that our son can play alone in his room while we sneak a quick kiss in the kitchen. And today I’ve decided to take a little moment for myself, to go home to a quiet empty house for lunch and try to do a little nesting/organizing. Not only taking a rare little moment of quiet time but knowing that in doing so I can slow down and focus on family when I come home from work tonight.

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Blanqi Underbust Support Tank: Three Ways: Look 1

By | 3rd Trimester, Fashion, Maternity Wear, Outfit Of the Day, Pregnancy | No Comments

You guys may have seen me raving about my Blanqi underbust support tank here and/or on social media. I was always curious about the Blanqi tanks but I was unsure about the $70 price tag. Well, this time around after doing some research and reading a  lot of reviews I decided to invest- and I couldn’t have made a better choice. It’s been an everyday staple in my maternity wardrobe with this pregnancy.

So when Blanqi asked if I would be interested in doing a few Three Ways style features for them and some of their products, I don’t think I could have said “YES!”any faster. The first three looks will star my tried and true favorite underbust tank in Winter White.

 

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Here is why I love it:

It allows me to wear non maternity jeans.
As a petite lady, I was never able to make a belly band work. Sure they would cover the fact that my pants were unbuttoned or unzipped but they did absolutely nothing to keep my pants up! I’m 29 weeks at this point and thanks to the Blanqi tank, I only recently had to break out some of my maternity jeans. This gives me so much more flexibility with my wardrobe and best of all keeps me feeling like my sassy self, not a frumpy pregnant lady.

It offers support
Forget weird support wraps and the achey back. Some how or another this tank helps keep things where they should be and offers magical back and belly support throughout the day.

It smooths everything out
I will keep any lumps and bumps at bay and in my case keep that pesky protruding belly button from making an obvious appearance.

 

Here is my first look for the white Blanqi underbust suport tank
A simple, casual, easy, comfortable weekend look. Perfect for chasing my active toddler around.

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Other outfit details:

Jeans: Stretchy Old Navy Rockstar jeans (Non-maternity)- similar rockstars here $32 and here
Tank: Old Navy Maternity $10
Sandals: Target