For the past 9 months, I’ve been on a mission to not buy anything “maternity” during my pregnancy. I’ve been pulling things from my closet that fit me pre-pregnancy but have extra room or stretch in all the right places. Now that I’m full-term, though, I’m having a tough time finding things with enough stretch and room where I need it. But I’m still determined to not buy anything maternity (now I understand why my husband calls me hard-headed! haha!)
So, I did a little shopping yesterday and I found some super cute maxi dresses, including this orange one. Maxis are awesome because they fit around the smallest part of your torso, have elastic around the ribs, and then are flowy and full of room from there on down.
My favorite place to accessorize any outfit is A Village Gift Shop in Glendale. I always find the best jewelry there (most of what I find is $15-30, so it’s REALLY affordable). Not only did I find great necklaces and bracelets this time, but I also found a great new handbag. I think it’ll be a staple in my wardrobe for the rest of summer and into fall!
It’s a Cross Body Bag by Maruca Design. They’re made in Boulder, Colorado, and have that boho chic, festival fashion feel to them. I like them so much because they’re the perfect size, and I love the colors and patterns they use and mix. The picture doesn’t do them justice, but their bags are made from a fabric called “Jacquard,” which is an intricately woven pattern using a special loom in the weaving process. Their threads are cottons, rayons and synthetics — many of which are from recycled plastic!
They’re reasonably priced at $70, and you’ll feel good when you buy these bags, too, because Maruca contributes to several different humanitarian causes. To name a few… Boulder Valley Women’s Health, Attention Homes, I have a Dream, Children’s Diabetes Foundation, Boulder County Aids Project, Freedom Service Dogs, Community Food Share, and Attention Homes.
I love this on-trend look of mixing patterns, and the cross-body style. Plus, with so many outdoor concerts, fairs, and festivals coming up this summer and fall, this is the perfect bag to wear. There are lots of different styles available at A Village Gift Shop in Glendale, so I recommend checking them out!
The shop is located at 3 Village Square Glendale, OH 45246. Give them a call at 513.771.3927, click here to check out their website, or click here to “like” them on Facebook. Learn more about the bags and see more styles with the exclusive webcast I did at the shop below.
This is a special advertising supplement, paid for by A Village Gift Shop.