09/12/2014

Tuesday's caped monochrome look

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

11 comments:

Julian.F said...

Many belated congrats on your wonderful news!

This is a really lovely look - pregnant or not. Very well put together, beautifully classic...and the sautoir, oh the sautoir!

PoppysStyle said...

You look adorable as ever and congratulations!!!

foodfashfit.com said...

Love it, as ever! I'm into capes this season! www.foodfashfit.com

Evie said...

love it! Hope you are well.

xx
Evie

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

Love this outfit. You look great

LittleS said...

Thank you ladies, I'm loving the comments today! xxx

Anonymous said...

You look great....

Anonymous said...

You look great....
Niti from Vancouver

Pam said...

Fabulous! I'm jealous of you ladies who get to be pregnant nowdays--25 years ago, the "fashion" offerings were abysmal.

sam said...

wow just read your last couple of blog posts HUGE congratulations you are still looking super stylish! i now have teenagers and would love to have them back as babies again! Enjoy your time now with Baby Monsieur before No2 arrives x

jezrel said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and been reading loads of your previous posts and enjoying it. Congrats on expecting another baby. This outfit look great on you. I especially like your cape jacket. You're very classy. Will definitely be checking on your blog regularly.