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This article was published 12/10/2012 (1558 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Amber Ball and her husband were strolling through The Forks on Thanksgiving weekend, looking trendy rather than opting for the casual look people tend to wear on a day off. Ball, who is three months pregnant with her first child, chose a few statement pieces that will carry her through each stage, like her comfortable leggings and relaxed tall boots from American Apparel and Coach, respectively. "The big secret that I haven't shared is that I wear a lot of my husband's stuff. It's flowy and easy to throw on. I'll wear a big oversized T-shirt with a belt, sweater and a pair of boots and it can look really sharp," Ball says.
What she wore...
Jacket -- Danier
Scarf -- "I don't remember; I think maybe from Joe."
Sweater -- "It's a cashmere wrap sweater from Club Monaco."
T-shirt - "Black Keys T-shirt from the concert."
Leggings -- "American Apparel winter tights."
Boots -- Coach
Hat -- "It was a gift from a friend."
Purse -- Marc Jacobs
Rings -- "Tiffany's wedding ring and Club Monaco."
"Right now, tights, because it's easy. You can wear them with sweaters or T-shirts -- everything, as long as it covers my bum. I'm pregnant right now so it seems like nothing fits me more then a week, but tights spread further than a month. I like the tall boots because they're simple but a fashion statement as well, and can make an outfit look polished. They have to be something I wear the whole time. This is my first pregnancy so I don't know how my body will fluctuate with weight; so if my ankles swell or my legs get bigger I have to have something that I can get on and off by myself."
"I love the blog called theyallhateus.com -- that's one of my favourites. They're girls who are super hip and trendy who live in Sydney, Australia. My husband spent years living there so we get a lot of our inspiration from overseas. Locally, I work at Aritzia Polo Park. Aritzia and Club Monaco have similar styles. I do a lot of shopping or inspiration shopping online. I pick what I want to find and then I find it second-hand here. Like this bag: it's an investment; you spend a lump sum of money on it but you use it for 10, 20, sometimes 30 years. This jacket is going on 10 years -- lambskin leather that probably cost somewhere between $300 to $400, but then you wear it for a really long time."
"Being comfortable and feeling pretty is really important. Taking that extra time in the morning to do those extra things -- putting on makeup is important -- just those simple things. On a pregnant day, you feel a little more bloated then some other days, so I'll wear a cashmere sweater and it makes me feel soft, pretty, desirable and my husband will want to sit close to me."
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