HOW TO DO BLACK TIE (WITH A BUMP)

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One of the bigger challenges of dressing the bump is dressing it for a Black Tie event. Up until now I have been able to convert most of my bump friendly current wardrobe into maternity wear or buy pieces that will work post bump too. For a Black Tie occasion, there is less wiggle room. 

In the spirit of moms uniting, my friend, O, lent me an Alice & Olivia dress she used for a formal event during her pregnancy. It was perfect. 

It's incredibly chic and sexy, yet modest for a mom-to-be. With so many billowy fabric details going on, this called for an up-do so that the hair did not distract from the dress. 
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Strappy Pewter Sandals with just enough heel allowed me to dance all night avec bump (thanks Yoko D!) and this Sheared faux mink kept me cozy on this chilly September evening.


Ari showed off what his outfit could do too, but my favorite part of his ensemble was his take on black patent leather shoes - he opted for Patent Converse! I mean, we do live in Brooklyn. So what.

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