I wanted to start a maternity style series this time around because when I’m pregnant I often look through Pinterest for some new outfit inspiration, so I thought I would contribute to that endless scrolling of ideas.
I am at the 17 weeks mark and still rocking a very discreet bump. It takes me quite a while to show, I thought it might be faster my second time around but apparently they really like to tuck themselves in there. I find that this can be one of the hardest stages to dress for. You don’t have a bump that you can just show off under a bodycon or shift dress yet, it’s that awkward time when strangers think that poor girl ate too many Cajun Chicken Sandwiches at lunch (Man, I really shouldn’t have brought that up… Now I need one). So you’re stuck in between your clothes not fitting right and no having a real bump to flaunt…
This is when I usually opt for Maternity jeans, or leggings and flowy tops. Last pregnancy I didn’t buy maternity jeans and I have no idea why! They are the greatest thing, waistbands suck! I was so excited when I found cute ones on PinkBlush Maternity (because there are some badddd maternity clothes out in this world). They fit my legs perfectly and having a big elastic band that stretches right up over my tummy = comfort to the max! This tank is also great because it’s flowy enough that it hides my awkward bump for now but will have enough room & length to grow with me so I can wear it until I’m a big waddling watermelon. Now, this dreamy kimono. I’m a sucker for kimonos and this one is perfection. It will be great to have throughout pregnancy because once I start looking a little more pregnant I don’t mind having something to cover up those growing love handles & expanding booty.
Tank: PinkBlush Maternity
Kimono: PinkBlush Maternity
Jeans: PinkBlush Maternity
Bag: Michael Kors
Photo via We Are The City
Today is the last day of David’s 3 week European tour. It’s not the longest he has been gone, but it’s the longest he has gone without seeing Poppy and they are both really starting to miss each other. The other night I showed Poppy a photo of his face on my phone and she got so excited, kissed it, and then got really sad, it was so sweet and heartbreaking. But it’s really fun to watch them Skype, she gets really excited to say Hi and show him the new tricks that she has learned. David has toured since I met him, and I have always loved that. The touring life has been appealing to me since I was about 13. I have loved every tour that I have done with him and we plan to do a bit later this spring/summer. Friends are often surprised that I feel totally fine with him being gone for long trips and I think that If I wasn’t just as passionate as he is about what he is doing then I probably wouldn’t be as happy to be at home alone with a baby every night. But, I really am fine with it and actually enjoy my time alone. I’m a pretty independent person and I’m very good at keeping myself busy which is evident if you come to my house often, while davids gone there are projects happening all over the place. It’s also really fun to get to miss each other and get excited to see each other again. I love picking him up from the airport, and It feel so “fresh” for the first while when he is home. I’m looking forward to that this week!
^ Poppy Skyping with dada.
Showing him that she can find her tummy.
Lately I have received a lot of questions about my hair, or hair in general. So I figured that I would try to answer the majority of them in one post, so here we go.
1. How can I describe your cut & colour to my stylist?
Firstly, bring a photo! That is the best thing you can do to get the look you want. My hair is relatively thin, and a tad damaged which is part of the reason is holds mess and texture so well. So, remember that if you have a completely different hair type no matter what your stylist does, it won’t be the same but I’m sure they can think up something similar that will suit you best.
Cut: My hair has lots of layers, starting around my shoulders which gives it that thinner look at the ends keeping the weight up top rather than blunt at the bottom. The heavy blunt ends are more trendy at the moment, but this is the style of hair that I feel suits my style best.
Colour: Sombre level 5 at the top fading to a level 8 on the ends.
2. Have you done the no shampoo method?
Yes, I have tried this out a couple times and you can read more about it in posts here & here. I find this most realistic for me in the summer, but through the winter I start to feel a little dirty and crave silky smooth clean hair so I typically wash it once a week. There are a lot of different opinions on this method some will say it is super healthy for your hair and some will argue the opposite. I have learned from trying a lot of different routines with my hair that you just have to find what works for you. My hair felt healthy, and I noticed more growth when I stopped shampooing, but you might not have the same result.
3. What is your favourite _______?
Shampoo & Conditioner: Kevin Murphy’s Angel Wash & Rinse
Dry Shampoo: Amika Perk Up
Texturizer: Amika Undone Texture Spray
Detangler: Lakme Lak2 Instant Hair Conditioner
Oil Treatment: Moroccan Oil. But, One of my best friends swears by Marrakesh Oil which I have yet to try.
Heat Proctector: Kevin Murphy Heat Defence
Curling Iron: Amika Switch Kit
4. How do you get your hair to look textured & messy?
Not having freshly washed hair always helps, texture spray is a must, waves with a curling wand give a natural “undone” look rather than a clamped curling iron. I always leave my ends off the curling iron (which I know some people loathe) but it adds to that messy look. Backcombing, and the roots and through the ends, if your hair doesn’t hold backcombing well hair spray it first.
If you are looking for tutorials, there are lots that I have done over on Treasures & Travels.
Feel free to leave any other questions you have in the comments below.
Here is just a little home video of Poppy at 13 Months babbling away in her Nursery. She doesn’t have too many words right now, mostly “Hi” “Dada” “Sid” (Our Dog) and she’s figuring out “All Done”. I’ve been trying to take more videos and actually do something with them so that we can have these memories, and not forget the little things like baby gibberish.