I feel like my utility in terms of blogging about the clothing I’m buying is somewhat limited because it has pretty much all been maternity stuff, but I did source a some things over the past few weeks that we can all wear (and they’re actually things I would like to wear after Critter has joined the group).
I bought a blanket scarf for our trip to Italy in March. The blanket scarf was great because it actually worked like a blanket on our flights/train rides. The blanket scarf was also great because it was warm and like wearing a blanket on your body over other clothes. The blanket scarf was not great because it was so much fabric that in the long run, I didn’t find it to be the most manageable garment. Also, I felt like I was inhaling/eating little bits of lint from it all the time and that was weird.
I was quite surprised to see that Target was selling…a riff on blanket scarves when I was cruising the store a few weeks ago. They’re by Merona and they’re actually calling them blanket scarves, but they’re really just extra-wide plaid scarves featuring a pretty coarse weave.
I bought the black and white one before our Chicago trip, and ended up being such a fan of it that I went back to Target last weekend and grabbed the navy and green one because I suspect that both of these will get more use over the fall/winter/early spring than the aforementioned blanket scarf.
Ponchos are something that I generally admire from afar. They usually look a bit nicer to me than bulky winter coats, but I think that’s also because they are usually being worn in states/climates that are not Minnesota in the winter where we actually need full-body insulation.
Jillian wore her poncho from Old Navy to dinner last week and suddenly I realized that (1) it was really cute and (2) I pretty much am never going to be able to zip a jacket up this winter anyway nor will I be outdoors for any period of time longer than it takes for me to get to/from my car into a building. So I ordered one for myself!
I am hopeful that this will work for the rest of pregnancy and will be sort of a flattering garment as my body gets back into post-baby shape. I feel like the worst case scenario is that this becomes a slightly more elegant Snuggie, right?