This is a blog title I could use A LOT through out my pregnancy as all maternity ranges seem to be full of stripes... it's almost hard to avoid them!
This particular dress is from NEWLOOK. As I mentioned in my announcement post, I've been loving and living in these stretchy jersey dresses!
It's taken me a while to actually feel comfortable in something so super tight and so bump exposing, but I'm just about there! These dress came in 3 colour ways too... I've got 2 of them and waiting for the last to come back in stock!
Paired with my stripes, I'm wearing a simple denim jacket from SHEIN which is new to my wardrobe! Through out the cooler months I LIVE in my leather jacket. This denim number is such a perfect alternative for the warmer days we are having and I think it works so well with the stripes! On my feet and my MARKS AND SPENCER suede sandals which I fell in love with as soon as I saw! Also, having slip on shoes is the best idea ever when there's a bump in the way!
A super simple and super comfy maternity look that I will absolutely be recycling!
It just so happens that I've been keeping a whopping big 6 month secret from you all! I'm so excited I am now finally announcing it!
Friends of my hubby and I have known since about 4 months but we both decided to go public a little later than usual for a number of reasons.
This isn't actually my first pregnancy, back in October last year we lost our first at just under 17 weeks pregnant. It was such an awful time and was so unexpected as I never thought it would ever happen to us. Being young and healthy I naively didn't even consider that something could possibly go wrong, and getting to 12 weeks you almost think you are out the danger zone, which in the majority of cases you are. We were just super duper unlucky and if anything it made me appreciate more than ever how much of a miracle it is to get pregnant, and have a healthy pregnancy and baby... Which is exactly the case this time! (Moving swiftly on and keeping that paragraph incredibly brief!)
This pregnancy has pretty much been a dream! It took me a good 3 months to believe I was actually pregnant, but once I got through that the excitement definitely took over. I didn't really suffer from morning sickness... just felt a lot hungrier which is actually quite hard to disguise when working in an office. Suddenly I became a major snacker! Of course we were both nervous at first, but this time round we were offered lots of extra scans for our peace of mind which was amazing. We got to first see what looked like a little jelly bean at 8 weeks, then also at 12, 16 and 20 weeks so have been truly spoilt with scan photos!
The 20 week scan is when you can find out the sex of the baby which we chose not to do! We always knew we would have a surprise for our first and I'm so excited that we don't know! I completely understand the practicality of finding out as I am currently shopping for lots of little things in white and grey!
With only 3 months to go, we are finally starting to get going with buying baby things. I've got such huge shopping lists on John Lewis, M & S, Ikea and Amazon and one by one orders are starting to be made which I'm finding far to exciting. Baby clothes are just SO irresistible!!
It's so lovely to finally be sharing this news and now of course lots more maternity related posts will follow! The count down for due date has begun... bring on October!
Finally... I have a yellow dress which I have literally been looking for since the very beginning of summer. This dress is from M&S and has had a whole lots of love over on social media. It must have been one of their best sellers this season! I finally feel like I can spread the sunshine where ever I go in this!
In a way this put me off getting it. I thought I'd see too many people in it... but it turns out it must just be a bit too bright and bold as I've only spotted it on Instagram so far!
I didn't go out to buy this dress... but when I saw it hanging there in front of me I couldn't help but try it on, just to put it out of my mind! However, after trying it on I fell in love with it even more and off to the till I went. Especially as I had a 20% off voucher... I was saving money before I even got to the till (one way to justify it!)
I feel like this dress could actually be a long termer... I'm hoping this time next year I'll be excited to wear it again. It's such a great colour, it's a great length so there for practical and it's such an easy almost crinkly fabric I doubt it will need an iron. Winning!! If you hadn't already noticed... I'm a little obsessed. M&S if you listening... I'd really like you to make this in navy and white too!
The stripes are back! I'm wearing a couple of new brands today. The first is called TWIST X TURN which is just recently available at Topshop oxford circus and also online. They have really beautiful simple kimono style designs and I'm very excited to be styling this stripey number today!
The necklace I’m wearing today is by a company called POSH TOTTY DESIGNS who is stocked on JEWELSTREET (your one stop shop for all things jewellery!) JewelStreet stock so many amazing brands both in the UK and outside so the choice available is amazing. It will be hard not to add everything to your basket!
This is where I discovered Posh Totty. As a brand they specialise in personalised items which everyone loves! Most of their items you can get your own engraving on which is always such a lovely touch both for yourself, but these also make such beautiful gifts for friends and family! All their items so unique. What’s also great about Posh Totty is that they have such a variation of metals. Most of us like to stick to our one metal type. For me it’s silver! But… If you’re more of a gold person or even rose gold, then these guys have it all! This locket actually comes in two different sizes, I am wearing the small. You can get it in either silver, gold or rose gold… AND you can either get the engraving in clear or with a black print. To me, this necklace feels so personal and I know how unique it is having chosen all the different extras myself.
If you need a little inspiration as to what engraving to get, it’s well worth checking out their Instagram! They have lots of lovely images of products with words such as ‘Live, Laugh, Love’ as well as dates, names, initials and all sorts! There are a couple of pieces where you can get multiple engravings and I think it would be so lovely to have children’s names on these. Without any little people myself yet… I stuck to my initials!
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I've paired the stripey kimono top with a pair of denim skinny jeans and some slip on shoes (the easiest shoes to wear) I am so lovely a slip on at the moment! I love the buckle detailing on these too.
The watch I am wearing today is from DANIEL WELLINGTON and is from their brand new collection of classic petite watches! I went for one with the rose gold trim (link below) and absolutely love it!
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My bag is also a fairly new item which I love! Although today I'm using it by the little hoop handles, it also has an across the body strap which is always so useful! It's also a great way from taking it as a day bag to more of an evening bag. Love a bit of versatility!
I'm finally in a dress! It seems like such a long time that I've had my legs out and felt so summery in good old England! We have been truly spoilt with the weather recently and am really hoping it lasts the whole summer!
Today I am wearing this gorgeous new dress from SHEIN and yes, as you will have noticed... another gingham item! This was the second piece of gingham I added to my wardrobe and I already have a couple more pieces! Can you tell I'm a fan?!
I'm also using my new FIORELLI bag (link below) which is new to the site and isnt it gorgeous! Such a perfect size and also comes with a long strap making it even more practical. I'm loving all the miniature bags at the moment, I think they look so cute! I went for this bag in a tan because I find it's a colour that just goes with everything! I feel it's working particularly well today with all the monochrome!
Paired with some classics, my WHISTLES leather jacket and my R&B espadrilles, which are 2 items I could not live with out. They get used over and over again, making it all more worth while just spending that little bit extra on them.