Name: Lorraine Keady
Occupation: Wardrobe Stylist
Baby’s Sex: Surprise
How would you describe your pregnant style?
Comfortable, edgy and affordable.
Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during this pregnancy?
The biggest challenge I had was justifying spending a lot of money on clothes that I would only be using for a few months. Truth be told, I couldn't justify it, so I needed to be creative. I realized that a lot of maternity clothes were just too expensive, so I went through my closet and found that I already had a lot of pieces that I could still wear as my belly grew--mostly long stretchy tops. I did of course have to give in and buy some maternity clothing and found some great gems on sale at ASOS and H&M.
So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy?
At the risk of sounding obnoxious, I'm going to say that I've been most surprised by how well I've felt for a good portion of my pregnancy. Don't get me wrong, I've had some bad days, but for the most part I've been surprised by how positive my experience has been. You usually hear all the horror stories about pregnancy, so it's been a nice surprise to not feel so "horrible."
What’s been your favorite pregnancy piece or brand to show off your bump?
My best find was a grey and black, leopard print coat from Old Navy. It wasn't a maternity coat, but it had an A-Line cut that accommodated my belly quite nicely. I wasn't even sure if I really liked it when I bought it, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a maternity coat. Well, it quickly grew on me because I've never received so many compliments on any single item of clothing than I did on this coat. It became my staple piece and is a great example of how I looked outside the "maternity clothing" box.
What NYC experience are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby?
The NYC marathon is something I look forward to every year--not as a runner, but as a spectator. Living on Bedford Ave. for seven years, I had a front row seat and now that I live off the marathon route, I still go to Bedford Ave. to watch and cheer. My husband hopes to run the marathon in the near future, so I think it would be really great to watch and cheer him on with our baby.
Lorraine is wearing:
Maternity T-shirt: H&M
Maternity Jeans: ASOS (similar style)
Cropped Jacket: Brooklyn Industries (similar style)
Shoes: Shoe Market for Jeffrey Campbell (similar style)
Photography by Stylish & Hip Kids Photography
Shoot Location: Babesta