Tag Archives: Isabella Oliver

CLEARANCE

16 Jul

clearance
It's important to remember when shopping the sales - even those amazing bargain clearance items - would I want it full price? If the answer is no then look away.

To avoid being fooled by a discount I like to keep things simple. Searching out classic and timeless pieces means you won't go wrong. Stick to what you know (and wear) best. Denim, cami-basics and a great pair of flats are always a great place to start. I also like to search beachwear and bags. We always head off for some kind of winter sun and finding new holiday pieces in the Winter is near-all impossible. Amongst all ... Read More

UPDATES

31 May

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Even though I am no longer pregnant, I still like to keep on top of the latest maternity collections. Mumzynot is an on line destination for stylish mums and mums-to-be - so it's important to keep the latter readership happy too, right? As well, I am actually a little bit obsessed with maternity fashion. Perhaps even more so than the regular kind. Since the blog started four years ago the world of maternity has come a long way. It actually makes me miss a bump...

So, updates. I am currently obsessed with denim dungarees and ASOS maternity have a cute vintage-wash style. ... Read More

LADY IN RED

8 May

Hilaria baldwin
Not all of us would opt for such an eye-catching hue whilst eight months pregnant, but for those that dare, why not look to Hilaria Baldwin and her bump for inspiration. Dressed in a statement red (well it's actually bright coral)Β  maternity maxi dress whist out and about with her family in New York, one can't help but feel a little jealous of how good she looks.

I am not a huge fan of red, for me it's a colour for brunettes over blondes. I will always stick to a more subtle injection. I love a red nail for example. However, if you are looking for Hilaria's look, perhaps for a ... Read More

NAUTICAL UPDATES

27 Apr

IO Hayfield
Sartorial wise, a striped top is one of my favourite wardrobe staples. Nine times out of ten you will see me reach for a stripe when it comes to everyday style. Thrown on with denim of some description, or favourite leather pants, it's a style that is as simple as it is perfect. Every season nautical themes make a comeback in some way or another. So what's more of an excuse needed to update those stripes?

For pregnancy I love the simplicity of a striped tank, top, or dress. Isabella Oliver is a go-to. I lived in their ruched t-shirt dress during both my pregnancies, and their up ... 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

LOUNGING

14 Oct

Maje
Being pregnant, especially during that third trimester, requires a total amount of comfort. But comfort and style can come hand in hand.

I'm no longer with bump but I can still speak with experience; For the most part, towards the end, lounging was the name of the game. Be it at home, on the school run or sitting at a desk, I pretty much had it mastered. Isabella Oliver was my go-to, and new pregnancy portal Nine In The Mirror would also have featured heavily (damn you, six months too late!) Choosing styles wisely means they can remain post-bump. I still pull on those f ... Read More

MATERNITY WORKWEAR

2 May

Amalfi trousers in grey with matching Everday Blazer
Dressing a bump for the office can be hard - you want to be comfortable but need to look smart. Enter Isabella Oliver, their maternity workwear collection is your new go-to. Chic and stylish with a corporate feel IO have some of my favourite office looks. They are currently offering 15% off too, so this is definitely the time to invest.

My top four key pieces below are all you need to take your bump from Monday through to Friday in style. (Also great to mix and match after hours.)

Love,

Jess x ... Read More

EFFORTLESSLY CHIC. BAUKJEN

10 Mar

Baukjen
You know I am a big fan of Isabella Oliver maternity. Well I also love their sister brand, Baukjen, and I am not quite sure why I have waited so long to tell you...

Effortlessly chic, Baukjen is all about wardrobe staples - A great pair of jeans, jersey T, statement jacket and wear-with-all knit, as well as some great leather pieces. Be it a laid back weekend look, or something a little more style-savy, there are more than a few things I would like to add to my post-baby wardrobe right now. (One week to go!)

Love,

Jess x ... Read More
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