Casual Pregnancy Pictures

I really love capturing a moment. I love candid shots as well as shots which have been staged, what I don’t love, are the endless photos of me while pregnant that are, well, needless to say, unflattering. Am I alone on this one?

Some days I don’t even feel like putting on makeup and other days I feel like the most gorgeous glowing woman in the world (mostly thanks to my wonderful husband). But I wanted some casual pictures of us to capture our special time together, the time right before our first born is here.

I didn’t want to make a fuss about it, you know, plan a date, get all dolled up (even if I didn’t feel like it that day) and pose awkwardly in front of someone we don’t know. So instead we opted to do our own pictures (thank you self timer) to get a few pictures. I am really happy with how they turned out, mostly because, I am extremely comfortable in something that I wear almost all the time, I had a good night sleep the night before and woke up well rested, which allowed me to spontaneously decide to take some pictures, and because it is my husband and I, in our apartment, enjoying our time together (yes, we have beautiful white walls and HUGE windows which gives us the perfect lighting).

So here are a few of my favorites of our little family.

Thanks for reading!

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New Years Eve in Style

Are you guys ready to ring in the new year? We are so excited for what 2016 has to offer us. Somehow I always say that the previous year was so amazing, but they just keep getting better, how is it possible!! 2015 was really good to us. We did so many things, of course the biggest being getting married, but 2016 will out do 2015 by far!

So this week we’re talking all things 2016! First off, how to ring in the new year in style! (When I’m not pregnant) I love getting done up, gold dress, killer heals and some extra thick lashes for new years (if not to ring in the new year, when can you wear sequins?) I love low cuts, backless, sexy pieces to make the night feel glamorous.

However, this year, the sequins and low cuts will not be making an appearance, what pregnant woman wants to literally look like a disco ball? haha.

So this post is for all you non preggo ladies looking to celebrate the new year in style!

Here are some of my favorites, some I have (pre-pregnancy) and some I would definitely buy if I weren’t pregnant for this New Years eve.

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I am dying over this Emerald Dress // Gold and Black Sequin Dress // Black and Gold Pumps // Gold Sequin Dress // Emerald Pumps // Black Gold and Silver Dress // Black and Gold Dress // Gold Pumps // Black Sequin Dress // Clutch // Maroon Sequin Dress // Black Suede Heals // White and Gold Dress

What are you guys doing for New Years Eve? Do you already have your outfit planned?

Minimalist Maternity Wardrobe

I had every intention to have a cute, minimalist, stylish wardrobe when I got pregnant (doesn’t every woman?)-until it came time to actually find clothes.

Of course, before I got pregnant I had never looked into maternity clothes, but now that the time has come, trying to find things that are comfortable, flattering and aren’t overly expensive (with an ever expanding belly that will soon be back to normal, I am not keen to spend an arm and a leg on clothes) has been dreadful.

Of course, I am able to fit into things that I had before pregnancy, if they’re stretchy, but there is no chance my pants are going to fit at this stage, my dresses have all shortened by a few inches (thank you extra butt and bump) and as of last month, my winter jacket can no longer do up.

So what is a girl to do? Revamp a minimalist style maternity wardrobe. I like to stick to black, white, greys and neutral colours. I will add in some striped or a very minimal pattern but generally stick to stripes and solid colours. I like to find pieces that will work together to create a few different outfits. I don’t get too flashy with texture or material as I find it draws the eye to the wrong places, instead, I opt for a few staple pieces to wear with my minimalist wardrobe (think nice shoes or a staple piece of jewelry).

I have probably ordered about 100 articles of clothing online, only to return 99 of them. I have resorted to actually going into shops, which I don’t usually do, because nothing I have ordered online fits properly.

So far some of the shops that I have been most successful with are H&M and ASOS. I have also found other pieces (dresses and tops) from other stores which have a nice stretch to them. A store that I have been extremely successful with stretchy non maternity clothes is Aritzia, these are pieces I don’t mind investing a little more into as I hope to wear them again once the bump is gone.

Here are some pieces I have bought and liked in the past few months.

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Grey top // Striped Dress // Grey Dress // Blue Jeans // White top // Black Tights  // Striped top // Black Jacket

What shops am I missing out on, any good maternity lines that I haven’t found?

For those mommies-to-be who want to look good over the holidays, stay tuned for a holiday maternity fashion post!