01/11/2014

Thursday's first Autumn look... and a little announcement

I bet those of you who are regulars here have been thinking what a rubbish blogger I've been this whole time... Well now I can finally explain myself better.

This year has been not only busy with work, but also a time of sadness as I was trying to get to terms with, ahem, the hardships that Mother Nature throws at you when you are used to everything being rational and scientific. So anyways, fast forward a few miserable episodes, this Summer I finally found out Baby Number Two is on the way, yeeey! I'm over the moon excited, evidently, but I have to say this time round it's way tougher: I've been feeling sick all day, every day, pretty much until last week, in particular in  the evening which is usually my time to blog (whoever called this morning sickness is, clearly, an imbecile). Alas life goes on, and I'm still travelling like crazy for work and trying really hard to keep up with work requirements everywhere... So, there you have it, thanks to a tiny-sized new person in my life, blogging sort of slipped on further down in my list of priorities... oopsy!


And then of course there is the added difficulty of taking outfit of the day picture when I feel like a bloated turnip (my poor legs and ankles are turning all Pregnant Kim Kardashian already, yikes!). Thankfully, last Thursday I did find it in me to not only wear some higher than 3-inch heels, but also put together an outfit that does belong to my normal self, and in fact it's made of clothes I wear usually... Thank goodness for the stretch in Missoni skirts!!!


In fact looking closely, I love the textures of this outfit. From the distinctive woven wool on the skirt (which comes with a bump accommodating fold-over) to the soft half-season coat, and let's not forget the glorious plum silk of the shirt. Can you believe it's from & Other Stories? Yep, a bargain for this quality...

I  also read  somewhere that wearing long necklaces helps look a little (emphasis on the little) leaner when with bump, so I'm trying that with my Keys necklace by Tiffany's. I'm not sure it will help much when I look like an over-ripe melon, but we'll address that when we get there, hopefully not too soon. Or maybe I'll just give up and wear a moo moo from December (aka Month 6) onwards? Not sure this will get lots of positive comments though.


Outfit details:
- Woven wool skirt, from the AW2010 collection, Missoni at Net-A-Porter
- Plum silk shirt, & Other Stories
- Cream bonded wool coat, Max Mara (Spring 2011), this Nina Ricci one is almost identical
- Pouch with scalloped motif, Fauré Le Page
- Suede mary-jane pumps, years old, from Christian Louboutin, I'm still looking for a lookalike!

23 comments:

Scot Girl said...

Congratulations!

Louise said...

Major congrats!

Charlotte said...

I'm sorry to hear that you have been having such a miserable time and of your losses. Congratulations though on the wonderful news. I had hoped that this was the reason behind lack of posts. You look fab xxx

Home Sweet London said...

Félicitations! Je découvre ton blog qui est super. J'attends mon premier pour dans 3 semaines donc ce sera chouette de suivre tes looks évoluer. J'espère que les sickness vont passer. Pauline

ChickenLittle said...

Very many congratulations!

LittleS said...

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments!
(Bienvenue Pauline, bon courage pour la derniere ligne droite!)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, we have missed your ootd posts.i hope you feel better soon.
Niti from Vancouver.

Evie said...

Congratulations Sandra! And bravo on staying stylish with a bump. Here in North America a lot of expecting ladies just thrown on a too loose or too tight big shirt, stretchy pants and flats. I look forward to seeing you dress up the cute bump in the coming months.

xx
Evie

frifri63 said...

Bravo! I am glad to see you are back! Good luck with having to juggle work toddler and baby in the bun all at the same time...We really are super women, aren't we?
>Bises
PS I am taking my daughter to London next weekend for a few days...any tips?? Merci!

EPC said...

Congratulations !! X

mary said...

Congratulations. This is such wonderful news . Hope you are feeling better soon.

pam said...

Congratulations! I hope the morning sickness eases soon. You look terrific.

LittleS said...

Thanks everyone, the reaction here is so lovely, it warms my heart!

Frieda, sure, I do. How old is she? xx

Alexandra Petersen said...

The best excuse for a break that I can think of. I hope that you are cutting down on work stress too. you look amazing, enjoy the pregnancy, I put on about four stone with the second one as I relished every minute and took every excuse to slow down and smell the roses (and eat the chocolate and ice cream).

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Im happy for you :-)
Althoug I feel I must say - be gentle on your feet etc - first it is not good to make presure on yourself like "I must wear the same like when Im not pregnant" and second - if you know how ridiculous that Kardashian woman looked, dont go there :-)
There is no must about heels when pregnant.
But - you are glowing :-)

Longuette said...

wow, congratulation!
much love and if you can, pls do not stop sharing outfits posts :D

Badinage said...

Congratulations, you look beautiful and only you see your 'flaws'!

madeco said...

Congrats ! Hope everything goes right; you always look great !

G said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS. YOU ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You look lovely, it will be a boy:) All the best, stay healthy and take good care of yourself!

Majara said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Ich bin gespannt was es wird. Ich denke beides hat seine Vorteile: noch ein Junge und du bist die einzige Lady im Haus und darfst hemmungslos deinen Spleen ausleben. Du darf sich natürlich rausputzen mit schönen Taschen, Kleidern und Schmuck auch wenn die Herren im Haus das nicht verstehen :) Ein Mädchen kann man dafür auch goldig anziehen und hat später mal eine Shopping und Styleberaterin. Du siehst egal was es wird es ist genau Richtig ;)
Und sehr chic mal wieder angezogen!
Liebe Grüße
Sabine

Anne-Charlotte said...

Toutes mes félicitations! Et tu es très jolie! :)