Archive | March, 2015

SHOE UPDATE

31 Mar

Eytys look
Being a mum of two small children, my shoe wardrobe has become pretty much over-run with flats. No matter how much I love a heel, the flat always seems to win. I just can't be bothered tottering around in heels with little ones in tow. Time is of the essence as it is.

Luckily there are a wealth of beautiful flat options out there, and actually the flat is just as much high fashion as any stiletto. My pair of Valentino rock studs is case in point.  The current go-to for everyday however is a more basic shoe, a little less high-fashion but just as charming in its own way. Specifi ... Read More

THE WHITE SHIRT

29 Mar

White shirt style
There is something about the perfect white shirt. Men, woman (maternity) and even little ones.  It's just a timeless piece however you choose to wear it. For such an effortless piece then, why is it so hard to find the perfect one?

For me that perfect one needs to be structured yet retain the softness you only get from the best quality cotton. It can't be too sheer, or crease at the slightest fold. It also needs to be some kind of boyfriend fit. The same rules apply when shopping for my husband or the girls. (An added criteria for the girls is a ruffle or peter-pan collar.) Wit ... Read More

FERNE COTTON

25 Mar

Ferne cotton
I am a big fan of chunky knits as you know. And it looks like newly pregnant Ferne Cotton might be too. I must admit I'm not totally sure on this specific chunky-knit combination of hers however. For me purple and velvet is a little too 80's, plus the fact purple is my least favourite hue. When it comes to adding colour or texture I would always rather stick to my accessories. But, as a look I like it. I would just opt for denim on cream or grey.

Laid-back, oversized style is the perfect move if you are pregnant and feeling a little fat over blooming. I also love this kinda thin ... Read More

LEGOE.LAND MATERNITY

22 Mar

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In the words or Alexander McQueen, 'there is no better designer than nature.' So with nature being the greatest, what better way to celebrate than with the introduction of an exciting new maternity label to compliment it.

Legoe.Land maternity is launching any time soon and i'm pretty excited given the snippets seen from their instagram page, and i'm not even pregnant! By the looks of things this is my kinda clothing, bump or not. Australian based, (darn) but shipping worldwide, (phew) it promises to bring 'wearable, tran-seasonal and timeless basics' to the world of expectant st ... Read More

NON-MATERNITY, MATERNITY

17 Mar

Non Maternity maternity
Whenever I am nearby a COS I have to pop in. It's one of my favourite stores for everyday, and right up my street when it comes to timeless and oversized silhouettes. That's their signature, which works perfectly for me. And co-incidentally it also works perfectly as non-maternity, maternity. I loved shopping their during pregnancy too. It was refreshing to know I wasn't changing my own signature just because of a bump, and I knew those 'maternity' pieces would remained season after season so it was guilt free.

Scandinavian, maybe one of the reasons why I love it so much? (There ... Read More

DAZZLING IN CREAM

12 Mar

Dutchess-cream
I'm not always a fan of the Duchess of Cambridge's style, those persistent nude heels for example, but sometimes she really does nail it. Today pictured visiting the set of Downton Abbey is case in point.

A simple, chic, cream coat, paired with black point-toe-pumps. Two wardrobe classics that just work, and it seems even more so when pregnant. I think it's that maternal glow. Cream is actually a really flattering colour to wear during pregnancy. In-fact, I purchased an oversized non-maternity cream coat whilst pregnant and I wore it a lot! I still wear it now. In this instance ... Read More

PETITES PATTES

11 Mar

Petites pettats
So basically these are just the cutest when it comes to babies and those scrumptious little feet. Petites Pattes. Little socks, that are so much more.

Petites Pattes is a unique and exquisite hosiery brand, specifically for newborns and babies. Such a simple idea. An essential piece of newborn clothing ensuring comfort and warmth, but with extra added appeal. Unique designs, mix and match, quirky and cool, for you parents that want to add a little bit of style to everyday. Petit Pattes are also, most importantly, designed and crafted to ensure the comfort of a babies de ... Read More

LACY UNDERNEATH

9 Mar

Topshop maternity set
Although I am no longer pregnant, I still like to keep a-breast of the new maternity collections to hit stores and on line. A-breast being the key phrase as I have just noticed that Topshop maternity have my perfect undies sets.

It seems that  I am not the only one to have noticed - all you pregnant ladies out there need to be quick as sizes seem to be flying. No wonder as at just £18 for a bra or £24 for the set it would be hard to resist. Pregnancy underwear is one part of maternity that simply cannot be over-looked, but at least you can still keep it pretty and lacy under ... Read More

TRENDING

4 Mar

Pastels maternity
Spring is just around the corner and I cannot wait for those first blossoms to fully bloom. Attention is also turning away from those winter knits. We can finally start thinking about more summery looks. One such trend, set to be big for the season, is pastels.

Now I'm not really a pastel kinda girl, I tend to stick to my more neutral uniform; greys, black and whites whatever the season. Come spring and summer I simply pick more white than black and lighter greys. However, if I were a fashion slave and followed the trends completely, there is a lot of shopping to be had. And I m ... Read More

ON A BUDGET

1 Mar

Sample sale - invitation
A few weeks back I was contacted by a producer of the BBC to see if I would be interested in taking part in a discussion on the 'art of maternity dressing' for radio 4's Woman's hour. This was an exciting email to be receiving, given there are many maternity and style blogs out there. Happily I accepted the offer. So stay tuned for that people....

Back to the point, and leading on from this quite appropriately - One of the questions the producer asked me during some telephone prep was whether there were any sites or sales for second hand maternity pieces, or maternity wear for t ... Read More