Playing it Safe
Black Dress + Bold Accessories = Chic Mama-to-Be
This is the most brainless maternity equation. It's so easy, it makes it hard to wear anything else. I featured this LBMD (little black maternity dress) in my Mother's Day post here and mentioned that I would be wearing it several more times during the duration of baby bump bliss. Nothing feels or looks as good as basic black once you hit the last trimester. The LBMD can take you to just about any event, day or night. Best part? By keeping the color palette solid and the silhouette simple, there's plenty of room for creative accessorizing.
On this particular evening I was playing doctor's wife at the annual dinner for the NYU Department of Surgery, so anything too loud was out of the question. The hubs immediately nixed my hot pink, crystal embellished ostrich feather clutch. He always says he prefers me to look like a black Ferrari instead of a yellow Ferrari...subtle and sleek vs. over-the-top and aggressive. Interesting analogy, huh? I usually completely disregard it, but this being his night and all, I decided to try to comply. I guess most surgeons don't really appreciate excessive accessorizing as much as I do. Because it would be a crime to completely dim the sparkle, my version of "playing it safe" still obviously includes a statement necklace, a cocktail ring, fierce heels, and a pop of color.