third trimester faves.


1. Jellyfish leather t-bar flats – Last month, ASOS was having a huuuuge sale, and I decided to treat myself to something that would surely fit at this point in pregnancy: shoes. At 8.5 months pregnant, I’m pretty much wearing flats exclusively, and these just so happen to look great with everything.

2. Split shoulder tee – You know where I’m not gaining weight these days? My shoulders. Might as well show those bad boys off. (Seriously though, this shirt is super flattering and one of my faves this month.)

3. ASOS shapewear leggings – We went to Santa Cruz a couple weekends ago—you know, where it’s not 103 degrees—and I was finally able to bust out my favorite maternity leggings. These fit like a dream, and I plan to wear them all winter long while my body slowly shrinks back to normal.

4. Dr. Jart BB cream – I have terrible skin when I’m pregnant. Terrible. My skin gets super oily and I break out a lot more than usual. This is my go-to “face base” and I cannot recommend it enough. I got a sample of this in my Birchbox a year ago, and have been hooked ever since. Some days I add a light layer of foundation on top, but most of the time I just apply concealer under my eyes and I’m good to go!

5. Unisom – Real talk: I am addicted to sleeping pills. Okay, not really, but kind of. I have legit insomnia when I am pregnant. As in—I will wake up at 3am and watch TV for two hours on the couch, eating bowls of Honey Nut Cheerios like it’s my job. And then I’ll work on my laptop until everyone else wakes up, at which point I’ll be a walking zombie for the rest of the day. It’s not cute. After complaining to my midwife, she suggested I try Unisom and it has been a LIFESAVER this pregnancy. I take half a tablet almost every night and have been sleeping like a dream. This is probably my #1 pregnancy staple this time around.

6. MAMA skinny jeans – Confession: this was an impulse buy last week. I don’t know, I got caught up in the Pumpkin Spice Latte hype or something. It’s still way too hot to wear jeans but I tried these on in the fitting room and couldn’t believe how well they fit. I couldn’t justify buying a “real” new pair of jeans this fall/winter since I know my body will be changing so much, but $35 for skinny jeans with a stretchy waistband seemed like a reasonable purchase. Happy sweater weather to me.

7. Floral nightgown – Last month I went shopping with my friend Christina who is due one week before me. We treated ourselves to new nursing bras, new sweatpants, and pretty new nightgowns to bring to the hospital. I wear this every single night and basically want to live in it. Plus! It has nursing straps, which is perfect for middle-of-the-night feedings.

This officially concludes the roundups of pregnancy faves, but in case you missed em, I am still enjoying all of these as well: first trimester faves // second trimester faves

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12 Responses to third trimester faves.

  1. You read my mind with these — and now I want ALL of them! Are the jeans in the store at H&M or did you buy online? And how did you find the sizing – true to size? Also, I so hear you on the pregnancy insomnia…last week I watched several episodes of This Old House at 3 a.m. Honey Nut Cheerios sound like a better bet. Good luck getting through the last few weeks!
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    • Ashlee says:

      I bought the jeans in the store, and I always get a size up at H&M because they run small. We have two H&M stores in our area and they both carry maternity clothes….I would definitely go try them on first if you can, but if you order online make sure to order at least one size up! Hang in there, momma. We’re so close! 😉

  2. Kelly says:

    Ah Unisom was my best friend while pregnant 🙂 it also helps first tri nausea!! I wish I could take it now while breastfeeding! Haha
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    • Ashlee says:

      Someone else told me that! My nausea wasn’t too bad but the insomnia was killing me. Are you supposed to take it during the day if you’re feeling nauseous? Wouldn’t it knock you out?!

  3. Katie says:

    Pregnancy insomnia=the worst. I will deeeeefinitely be taking unisom the next (lord-willing) time around. Also? I’m still wearing all of my nursing nightgowns (and no longer nursing). Love ’em.
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  4. Kim Amck says:

    OMG the “only my shoulders aren’t getting fat” comment is killing me! While in your case that’s NOT EVEN TRUE – you’re a string bean! – I know in my case that will certainly be the case. Can’t wait! Haha 😉

  5. Jay says:

    I think the Storq maternity leggings might give yours a run for their money. They are literally like being draped in cashmere. I wish I bought 2 pairs as I wear them practically every day around the house and loathe the days they are in the wash.
    Jay´s last blog post ..This & That: Pregnancy Update

  6. sk bell says:

    I am in the market for new maternity leggings so thanks for sharing those!
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  7. Thanks for all these useful tips, Ash! I’m planning on getting pregnant with number 2 in a few months, and I will definitely be looking into some of the favorites you posted. As tough as pregnancy is, it’s so comforting when we have a few little tricks to make us feel and look better. 🙂
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  8. Becca says:

    Is it weird that I kind of miss pregnancy insomnia? So many good cheese-and-crackers snacks eaten and so much guilt-free TV watching. 😉 I am always in the market for a good BB cream. Will definitely try your suggestion next!
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