Meanwhile, I feel like I'm really starting to show these days, which has me looking at more maternity clothes (it's one of the few things I can plan and shop for: until we know where we're moving in the summer, most baby-related buying or even planning doesn't make much sense). I came across the Hatch Collection by way of one of my daily read blogs, A Cup of Jo. Their thing seems to be fashion-forward maternity clothes that you can continue to wear afterward. One way to look at it is that they're "investment pieces." Another way would be that several hundred dollars is too much to spend on a tank dress, maternity or otherwise. But, despite myself, I couldn't get this oversize striped tank out of my head:
It's so cute. It looks comfy. It's $128. And that's a big no for me, obviously. But! This story has a happy ending. For browsing around Amazon this afternoon, lo and behold, I found this:
It's not an exact match, but I bet if I order a size or so up, the fit could be pretty close. I could chop that scalloped hem and re-hem it straight if I wanted. And, you know, it's a hundred dollars cheaper.