Thursday, 16 October 2014

Maternity style ::: 36 weeks

"Congratulations!"

I've talked ranted before about the some of the downsides of being pregnant but recently i've been overwhelmed by the loveliness of people all around. Pretty much every time I head out of the apartment someone will wish me "congratulations". It's such a lovely compliment and I really do feel very blessed that I have this little baba growing away inside of me. 

This weekend we headed out to Homestead Farm, about an hour outside DC for a spot of apple picking, my first stab at Pick Your Own. Bot, a seasoned PYO-er, showed me the ropes (sampling is key) and we selected a nice bunch that are heading right for a scrumptious apple crumble later on today. Yummy.

Tootles x









The breakdown
Jacket: Barbour
Top: New Look maternity
Jeans: Jessica Simpson maternity
Trainers: Converse

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

35 weeks



Valley Girl: "Oh My Gawd, are you like in labor right now?"
Me: "Errr nope, just pregnant"
VG: "Thank Gawd! I totally would have no clue what to do"

Gotta love the bimbo valley girls who live in our apartment block. Good to know that if I do go into labor and Bot isn't around i'll be in good hands.

So, the final countdown is on. Four and a half weeks to go. Cray cray! We bought most of the big ticket items this weekend and i'm on a DIY mission: painting a dresser; making blackout curtains, a pouf cover and some bunting, and various other last minute bits for little BB's arrival. I'm like totally in nesting mode. x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Maternity style ::: 34 weeks


...enough is enough, is enough! 

Some days i'm just so over being preggers.

I would like my energy levels to return to normal.
I would like to be able to lace up my shoes.
I would like to sleep without the need to pee every five minutes.
I would love to know immediately if i've put my knickers on inside out.
And i'd like to feel like me again.

So in a fit of denial I raided my wardrobe determined to find an outfit that made me feel like me. Rather than 'almost eight months pregnant waddling extraordinaire' me. I pulled on my favourite jeans and an old black top and stood in front of the mirror figuring out if it was fine to leave the house with my jeans undone with a top that just about covered my pants but could potentially lead to some embarrassing situations along the way. And then I remembered this article from yonks ago, Make your own belly band! 30 mins later and i'd whipped up this little lifesaver and forgot about being pregnant for the day*. Plus it's totally liberating to not have to do your jeans up all day.





The breakdown
Jeans: M&S
Tops: ASOS
Belly Band tutorial: A Beautiful Mess

*Disclaimer...I can confirm that it is impossible to pretend you're not pregnant at eight months. But wearing your fave pair of jeans if only for a few hours before you switch into your leggings will make you feel like you again.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Maternity style ::: 33 weeks


...and it's a birthday bump this week

Woah there, 32, WTF? How? When? Meh, such is life! Spent a lovely weekend munching with friends who were over from London and sailing on the Chesapeake Bay aboard the beautiful Lady Patty, built in 1935.

Bon weekends y'all x






The breakdown
Dress: Thrifted and adjusted
Bag: Everlane
Shoes: a little shop in Argentina

Friday, 12 September 2014

Maternity style ::: 31 weeks

 ...sleepy sleep sleeps

I seem to have entered another super sleepy phase of the pregnancy. Partly because I wake up so many times in the night to pee, but mostly because I just don't seem to be sleeping. Rarrrr! Everyone keeps telling us to "bank those lie-ins" and "make the most of sleep while you can!". C'est la vie. The dog days of summer have finally passed and temps have dropped to a breezy 24C here in DC. Hallelujuh!

Have lovely weekends all. We're off to Christening in New Jersey this weekend with our adopted American family. More baby cuddles! Ciao x






The breakdown
Skirt: Old Navy
Top: Forever 21
Bag: Everlane
Shoes: John Lewis