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.
- 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!