14 July 2018

Sale Buys

Sale shopping can sometimes be a bit too much, especially in stores. You can get a bit carried away and buy things you won't usually buy or even need, it's usually the buzz and the reduction in price we all go crazy for! I don't tend to buy too much in the sale unless it was something I have been eyeing up for ages or a wardrobe essential. This year I stuck to my essentials, two basic t-shirts and a Mac from Zara. I think being pregnant also helped to my advantage, nothing ever fits and there is only so many baggy clothes a girl can have!

I have gone through a few of my favourite stores and picked out some great sale buys, hopefully, it will carry you onto Autumn/Winter:

Topshop:
The skirt below will take you into Autumn/Winter, wear with a simple tee tucked in, with sandals or trainers. Then for next season wear it with ankle boots and a chunky jumper.
The pink sandals are perfect for adding colour to an outfit, great for holidays too. (Also comes in blue).

Skirt
sliders

Mango:
So many lovely things in Mango I love. All easy to wear and wearable year after to year. Shirts are great buys, wear with shorts or jeans anytime. Love the below yellow and white ones below.

Yellow Shirt, Bag, Jeans
Dress, White shirt

ASOS:
So many clothes in ASOS, hard to filter down but here are a few I found I like.

Top, Jeans, Jumpsuit
Top, Dress
Happy Shopping!

7 June 2018

Maternity Wear

I actually don't like spending money on maternity clothes, I personally think we can kind of make do with what we have or buy regular clothes on the high street. I remember the first time I was pregnant I made it through the 9 months by wearing what I had (apart from a couple of maternity items I had bought), but mind you I was in leggings most of the time. Being pregnant mainly in autumn/winter meant I had to invest in a pair of jeans.

The second time around, I gave into buying jeans a lot earlier, Spring/Summer was taking a very long time to arrive plus my jeans were too tight. But now we're into summer days, I enjoy wearing dresses and enjoy trying out new styles. I have so far only spent money on non-maternity clothes, all which are my usual size so I can wear after (click here for the previous post on this).

Images from Pinterest

It's not easiest at times styling the bump, but Pinterest has helped. I realised bodycon dresses are perfect for embracing your pregnancy bump, also long t-shirts and dresses with elasticated waists or wrap fronts. If you don't like showing too much, I like having a blazer or jacket over or around the bottom of my bump.

If you are struggling with your own clothes and feel maternity clothes are the only way, I have picked a few of my favourites below. The only two maternity jeans I have are from Topshop and ASOS, both fall down a lot, but after mentioning this on my Instagram stories, so many messaged back saying H&M do the best maternity jeans. I haven't invested in one yet as I'm trying to make do without jeans this summer. I am due in September and am hoping to make do with what I have, even if it means wearing those annoying jeans that fall down a lot!

H&M

Jeans, Playsuit, Tunic

Topshop

Skirt, Jeans, Dress

New Look

Dress, Shirt, Dress

ASOS

Skirt, Dress, Jumpsuit

I also have to mention this brand called Beyond nine, came across the brand on Instagram, they do great pieces that can be worn after too. My favourite two are below (left, right).

 


Hope this helped a few ladies out, it's not always easy styling the bump but can be done without spending too much.

21 May 2018

Summer Wardrobe With The White Company

For those that follow me, know I love wardrobe essentials from the basic white t-shirts and shirts to a black dress, forever lasting in your wardrobe. If budget is no obstacle, go for quality. One store that does the basics to a tee is The White Company.

The white company is known for there clean neutral colours and timeless styles, not only in their home range but in fashion too. As summer is well and truly here, I have picked out a few of my favourite pieces from their range, mainly the summer essentials.

First up is the grey linen wrap dress, which I'm wearing with the black espadrille sandals. The sandals give a little height and will go well with jeans too. This dress is light, breathable and just right for me, as I'm 5 months pregnant. I think it will go perfectly with white trainers or even heels for an evening out.

Dress, Shoes, Bag (bought abroad) similar here


A black dress is essential in anyone's wardrobe. I have styled this in a daytime and evening look below. This dress would last all year round and would be great for winter too teamed up with a chunky cardigan and lace-up ankle boots.

Dress, Slides, Bag, Trainers


Necklace, Bracelet, Clutch, Shoes

Another alternative black dress I like is the below linen wrap dress (same as the grey version I'm wearing), perfect if you want to show off your legs and very roomy if you want something loose fitting. Team with trainers or the below gold sandals.

 

The summer skirt! I absolutely adore this skirt (comes in black too), elasticated waist, midi length and linen. Team with trainers and a white t-shirt for a classic day look, or pair with these espadrilles. Come transitional season wear with a light jumper or pair with a leather jacket.

 

If you fancy buying any of the above items mentioned or others, I have a special code for all my readers. The offer is an introductory 15% off orders plus free delivery over £50 (online & In-store), just use the code TEECLUTTER15 (Valid from 18th May 2018 till 19th June 2018). Please see below terms and conditions. Happy Shopping!!!

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This post was in collaboration with 'The White Company', however, all words are opinions and words are my own.

5 May 2018

Non-Maternity Wear

When I was pregnant with my first I don't think I had major issues with clothes and dressing my bump, my leggings came to the rescue many times in the third trimester!

For those that don't know, I'm pregnant with my second now and a lot bigger than I was the first time around. The 'what to wear' situation has become a struggle at times, no going to lie! I found it a lot harder hiding the bump before my first scan as my jeans didn't fit very early on and the weather was so cold, dresses were not always an option.

Now I'm in my second trimester the bump is more visible, I don't want to invest in maternity wear too much, I want clothes I can keep after pregnancy too. I am definitely looking at clothes in a different light.

Dresses are great for pregnant women, especially the ones with a little stretch in them or the ones with drawstring middles. These two dresses I own are perfect for the growing bump. Unfortunately, the Asos one on the left has sold out but here is a similar one from Mango. The dress on the right is new from Weekday. (Denim jacket Topshop)


Here are a few other dresses that work well, perfect for pregnancy as well as after. All the below dresses are from Stradivarius. If you want a more comfortable dress with more room and easy to slip on, try a floaty little number like the left dress. Bodycon dresses I have been drawn to more during pregnancy, flattering on and shows off your bump!

Shirt Dress
Ribbed dress
The below striped dress is probably great if you're not showing as much but can always wear with the buttons open over jeans. 

 

Here are a few more non-maternity clothes that have caught my eye!

Top L-R: Dress, Shirt Dress, Skirt
Bottom L-R: Shirtdress, skirt, Maxi

When it comes to trousers, I recently bought one with an elasticated waist (shop here), I will, however, do a post soon on some essential maternity wear too.

Happy Shopping!