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THE DUNGAREES

16 Apr

Lily aldridge
An age old favourite, the maternity dungarees. I love a denim dungarees pregnant or not. It's a chic, laid back-look. An easy-alternative to the double-denim vibe, requiring minimum effort when it comes to getting dressed. Simply pair with a plain cotton T or vest.

Spotted on many a pregnant celebrity, or stylish mum  (being a mum is not a requirement here either please note), this latest image of model Lily Aldridge got me inspired. Re-kindling my love of the denim dungarees. Her specific flared style is by Stella MaCartney, so maybe not an option for the majority of us, but t ... Read More

POLKA DOTS

9 Apr

Pretty woman
Every season the polka-dot seems to make an appearance. Last year Burberry favoured the print, this year D&G. It's a classic and so easy to wear, making it no wonder the high street also likes to feature polka dots a lot. (And I can't not mention Kate Middleton's penchant to polka dot maternity style. She wore a Topshop style whilst pregnant with George and also introduced him to the world wearing Polka dots. Then more recently it was an ASOS addition that caught her eye.)

When I think of Polka dots I think of that dress in Pretty Woman. You know the one? Where she ... 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

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

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

DATE NIGHT

16 Feb

IO rosalin
For want of a better word, the perfect look for that dinner-date with the man. Forget the LBD, hello, the jumpsuit.

Elegant and stylish with minimal effort, a black all-in-one should be every girls go-to. Team with point-toe pumps (Jimmy Choos's Anouk in patent leather work best), statement jewels and a Valentino rockstud bag for extra-added signature flair. Right now I am coveting a more laid back design from Michael Korrs. Said suit would be just as fabulous for a paired down look by day. Just add those favourite white sneakers, Sophie Hulme cross-body and Larsson and Jennings ... Read More
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