I promised to model one of my Monday must-have looks, here I am... This morning it was cold enough for a leather skirt and this adorable cashmere cape, so it was an easy pick. The fashion gods know, putting an outfit together easily and quickly is not something that happens to me too often these days, what with my expanded waist, over-reaching rear and more often than not swollen ankles, so this is a blessing I'll take whenever possible, trust me!
The truth is, maternity wear has far improved in the four years since I was expecting Little Monsieur, and this time I'm enjoying wearing pieces by Hatch Collection, Isabella Oliver and Seraphine for everyday, and I ordered three fabulous pairs of maternity jeans by Paige and James Jeans to avoid the drooping look that sometimes plagues their cheaper cousins... And, truth is, I'm loving this wardrobe so much I manage to feel significantly less frumpy than for my first pregnancy!
I wish some of the colours were a bit more creative, as I'm sure by the time I hit 36 weeks I'll be truly sick of greys and blacks! In the meanwhile, hopefully you'll indulge me with this monochrome look today.
The one non maternity piece in this look is this gorgeous cape, by Joseph. I bought it with the idea of accommodating my growing mid-rif, but the sales lady was far more clever than me and advised to buy my usual size instead of sizing up. She explained I could wear it open over my bump and then close it next winter. Given the exceptional quality of the uber soft cashmere, I'm so glad I listened: this is a cape I'm going to want to wear for years!
More details on this outfit:
- Grey double cashmere cape, Joesph
- Leather skirt, Isabella Oliver
- Turtleneck top with ruched sides, Isabella Oliver
- Maxi featherweight Ebury tote, Anya Hindmarch
- Simple pumps in black patent, Christian Louboutin
- Necklace, Chanel, go on to Vestiaire Collective has some fabulous pre-owned ones