Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun
July 28, 2011
Casey Boccia, 31, permanently puts to rest the idea that a pregnant woman can't be totally cute and on trend. What's more, this Federal Hill mom-to-be has been managing to maintain a style that's "Anthropologie meets Forever 21" without stocking up on maternity clothes. "I've been living in maxi and empire waist dresses, and elastic waist skirts. I already had a lot of flowy stuff in my wardrobe that has just stretched with me." When we "glimpsed" her on the job as a senior writer at the Devaney & Associates advertising and marketing firm in Towson, Boccia sported a navy ribbed cotton Old Navy tank with a tangerine, taupe, lavender and navy floral print double tiered skirt from Anthropologie. The skirt had a gathered stretch waist which she covered with a red stretch belt with brass slides. "It's vintage '70s. It was my grandmother's." She topped it off with a navy and blue cotton knit short sleeve Forever 21 cardigan. Her buckle-embellished tan round toe pumps came from Charlotte Russe. She found her hammered gold pendant at a San Diego boutique. She's had her rhinestone and gold horseshoe stud earrings and gold bangles for awhile. Her Michael Kors watch was a gift. And her gray "Chloe" tote? "I got it on my honeymoon in Vietnam, at an outdoor market. I have no illusions that it's real."