Growing a minimalist wardrobe while also growing an ever larger version of yourself can be a challenge for even the most sartorially adept pregnant woman.
And I was not the most sartorially adept pregnant woman.
Until I found Storq. Founded with the radical mission of providing pregnant women with a basic collection of clothes designed to take them from the earliest weeks of their pregnancy all the way through to the finish line, Storq produces four basic pieces—dress, leggings, skirt, and tank—designed to be worn with clothes and accessories that you already own.
While I was pregnant myself I bought a Storq dress and pair of leggings. I lounged in my leggings all winter long and as the weather warmed up and my belly expanded, I wore my dress almost every single day. This is not hyperbole, this is fact. I wore it with my mom’s 80’s maternity shirts draped over it. I wore it with a jean jacket. I wore it with a cardigan. I wore it with every single scarf that I own. I wore it with cowgirl boots, and flip flops, and my pink wedding shoes. I wore it all by its lonesome. It’s the dress I was wearing the night before Faye was born. It’s the dress I wore home from the hospital. For me, it was the ultimate answer to feeling sexy and comfortable and not preoccupied with the minutae of how my body was changing shape. And that was before they went and made everything better.
The concept behind Storq’s brand new Better Basics is the same as the original collection—a uniform of basics that’s “equal parts practical, accessible, and stylish”—but they’ve made tweaks to improve fit, material, and standards of production.
All of this brings me to the very thrilling fact that the women at Storq are offering one lucky Reading My Tea Leaves reader the chance to win a four-piece basics bundle of her very own.
To enter the giveaway, subscribe to the Storq newsletter (which I promise you won’t regret) and leave a comment below complete with a way to contact you and a note about your favorite accessory currently in your closet (just for fun).
The giveaway will close at 5:00 pm EST on Friday, October 3 and a randomly selected winner will be announced on Monday, October 4. Open to US readers, only. UPDATE: Katie is the lucky winner of the giveaway. And what accessory has she been loving lately? “My mom’s old leather purse in burgundy.” Congratulations, Katie!
PS. I’ve been wearing the new petite dress, sans preggo belly, and feeling pretty darn great about it.
This post and giveaway was sponsored by Storq. Opinions and over-the-top enthusiasm are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that keep Reading My Tea Leaves afloat.