Archive | December, 2013

SO FAR…

28 Dec

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I have finally purchased the first few pieces for number 2. I always said I would wait for the sales so am pleased I managed to resist until now. At just over seven months nesting has already kicked in. (Seems earlier this time?) My morning was spent sorting through A's old newborn clothes and realising that actually I do need some additions. She was a summer baby, this one will arrive at the beginning of March. It might be snowing - I have nothing warm, or cosey.

So, you might have seen on my Instagram, This afternoon I invested in two super cute knitted pieces from St ... Read More

MY WEEK (CHRISTMAS WEEK)

27 Dec

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Happy Christmas! This last week has been manic. On top of various events and Christmas parties we have been super busy preparing the house for Christmas day. (Builders were out on the 21st and carpets went down just a few days before. So in a word, hectic!)

This year we hosted, with both families! It was a lovely day and so nice to be able to celebrate all together at home, but I must admit I didn't relax as much as I usually would. I really don't know how anyone can host Christmas on their own?! I am so lucky to have a 'chef' husband, 'sous chef' brother-in-la ... Read More

TOO GOOD TO BE MISSED

20 Dec

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I know it's Christmas and a time for giving, but the Matches sale is just too good to be missed. With up to 50% off some of the most coveted style items, it really is hard not to get carried away. Isabel Marant wedge sneakers, Gianvito Rossi pumps, Sharouk jewels, Chanel bags and too many fabulous clothes to mention specifics, I could happily re-stock my entire wardrobe. Luckily I am a little more disciplined than you might think and will just stick to the classic must-haves. Would I buy it full price? Or those pieces I have been lusting after since they first hit stores (Isa ... Read More

THE SHOW-STOPPER

18 Dec

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Last weekend I attended a black tie event at Chelsea's Hurlingham Club. Dressing for such occasions can be pretty stressful with a seven month baby bump, lets face it you don't feel your best. I certainly don't anyway, and in all honesty the last thing I wanted to do was go to a black tie dinner. What was I going to wear? Thankfully my partnership with Madderson London came into play, and brings me to the second look for my style diary. They have just the dress for red carpet glamour.

The Juno dress, the Madderson 'show stopper'. A silk printed style-statement, with exquisite pe ... Read More

COVER-UP

13 Dec

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With Winter comes the need for added layers. Chunky knits and woolly tights are all well and good but no matter the amount of fabric, a cover-up is still essential. One of my favourite things to shop for this season is a chic new coat. Just like shoes and bags, you can never have too many. A coat is one item of clothing I have found (with pregnancy number one and again this time around) that does not need to be maternity specific. A baby-bump doesn't really get in the way of the latest outerwear styles. Currently I am loving all things over-sized, as you already know, and the fur ted ... Read More

ENVIE DE FRAISE MATERNITY. PARISIAN-CHIC

12 Dec

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The maternity dungarees is a style classic. I just love it and ever since announcing my second pregnancy I have been dying to wear one. I was thinking denim dungas from Topshop maternity, but then Envie de Fraise sent me an email asking if I wanted to sample some of their collection - a dungarees was among the selection. Yes please.

Envie de Fraise is a chic Parisian maternity label, recently launched online in the UK and well worth a visit if you are in the market for some new maternity bits. At first glace I see elements of Hatch Collection - leather detail knits and hareem pa ... Read More

PACAPOD. IT’S ONE TO WATCH

11 Dec

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A new changing bag brand has recently appeared on my style radar. Hey there Pacapod, most specifically the Pacapod Moab. I received one a couple of weeks ago to sample and am very impressed.

Not only is the Moab chic and stylish, I am loving the satchel design with a nod to the highlands in grey tweed and leather, but it also features a clever mini-rucksack organisational element that is something a little different. This is the Pacapod USP and kinda explains the name pack - a - pod? Two little pods for separate bits and bobs that can be added or removed to the main ba ... Read More

OUTNET FLASH SALE PICKS

10 Dec

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The outnet.com (my favorite online designer shopping destination) has just launched a flash sale, with up to 80% off! Perfect timing for Christmas presents and new-additions for oneself. Every year I do like to by myself a little treat too. I bet you do the same?!

Highlights have to be Elle Macpherson intimate from just £7 and Lucy Choi pumps at just £37! I know there is not too much for those of us with a baby-bump, but I can still get excited about all the accessories. And anyway, I won't be pregnant forever.

Try not to get too carried away.
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THE SATURDAY DRESS

10 Dec

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The first look from my much-anticipated Madderson London style-diary: The Saturday Dress - every maternity wardrobe should have one. It's not only for Saturday btw. Wear-with-all, it pretty much goes with everything, any day, remaining a style-staple way beyond pregnancy.

Made from perfectly soft, luxurious modal with discreet side ruching and just the right amount of stretch allowing for that inevitable belly. (mine is now most definitely a proper bump!) A clever side slit also means this otherwise fitted style does not restrict movement. You just feel comfortable and loose ... Read More

KATIE PIPER

8 Dec

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Making a glamorous appearance at the recent Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman Awards 2013, Katie Piper and bump made a dazzling pink carpet entrance. Dressed in a chic silk patterned shirt dress, Katie, who recently revealed she is expecting a baby girl, accsessorizing her look with a black peep-toe boot, statement gold chain and nude clutch.

Get the look:

Silk print dress: Madderson London (here) Currently 20% off until Midnight!

Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (here)

Clutch: Untold (here)



 


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