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

Friday, 5 September 2014

Maternity style ::: 30 weeks


Ok, 29 weeks turned into a little rant. And whilst you do grow (and grow, and grow) when you're pregnant you're also embraced into this wonderful community of mothers. From random women on the street who want to share their personal stories, to reconnecting with old friends who are also on this crazy journey, to making entirely new friends all because of this little person inside you, I am loving this wonderfully supportive community and feel very privileged to be a part of it. Happy weekends all x





The breakdown
Vest: Gap maternity
Skirt: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: John Lewis

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Maternity style ::: 29 weeks


 ..."You're sure you're not having twins?" / "Wow, you're big for 6/7 months"

I'm starting to feel like society has some seriously unrealistic expectations for what a full-term pregnant woman looks like. Maybe it's celebs? Happy to show of their "cute" little bumps but when the end is in site they go into hiding. And who can blame em? At a time when you're feeling just a tad insecure that you've ballooned to size of a small village it seems like everyone has the right to comment on your size. "Ooo, coming any day?"  I suddenly feel like applausing Demi Moore for boldly gracing the cover of Vanity Fair naked at seven months pregnant and proudly showing off her bump (although i'll be frank, i'm really not a massive fan of naked pregnant bellies, I much prefer them under some clothing. But you get my point). With just over two months to go I was starting to wonder that come 9 months I would resemble one of the contestants from The World's Strongest Man, hauling one of those Atlas balls around with me. But then I had my latest docs appointment where I was told i'm measuring right on track for 29 weeks. And with that I happily scoffed a whole giant bar of Cadburys milk chocolate with Dime and stuck two fingers up to the rest of the world.

Ah the ramblings of a hormonal, emotional pregnant lady. At least you don't have to live me :-)

Happy weekends y'all x











 The breakdown
Dress: thrifted and adjusted by me
Shoes: New Look
Bag: vintage

Friday, 29 August 2014

My top 5 pregnancy essentials

These little beauties have been my saviors throughout this pregnancy. I confess, I went a bit "earth mother, only good things will enter my body, blah blah" at the beginning but really, you want to avoid as many unnatural and chemical-loaded products as you can. Luckily it's super easy to find natural, affordable products that contain only one ingredient. Oh, and they actually work too. And the bra extender just makes sense. x 

Monday, 25 August 2014

Maternity style ::: weeks 26, 27 & 28


...and big is beautiful. I repeat, BIG IS BEAUTIFUL!

Back from a lovely break in the UK catching up with friends and family. Twas so nice to be home...London in the sunshine is the best. My belly seems to be doubling in size on a weekly basis which is kinda weird to experience. I really love being pregnant but sometimes it's hard seeing yourself just get bigger, and bigger, and bigger. But when you see the little munchkin on the ultrasound...ahhh tis so worth it.

Labor Day is fast approaching and summer seems to be slipping away...not sure exactly where is disappeared to this year! We're hoping to get away this weekend, probably down to the Eastern Shore, to explore some new little towns and get a little RnR. Tootles x




Day trip to Brighton with mum






The breakdown
Blue dress: vintage
Grey dress: made by me
Black dress: Nordstrom (non-mat)
Lace top: Forever21 (non-mat)