Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pregnancy: A look back

35 weeks pregnant and staring at the final few weeks before our family grows. It has been a journey by every meaning of the where do I begin.

First and foremost I want to state that I feel unbelievably honoured that God allowed my husband and I to fall pregnant and bring a child into this world. I know alot of people aren't able to have children, so please know how blessed I feel.

So, I found out late April that I was pregnant. We had only been trying for 2 months before i got my positive test. I couldn't believe it but it's exactly how people say, you just "know" while your waiting for the little blue lines.

The first trimester was super easy. Mild nausea, mild tiredness and that's about it. This continued till about week 14/15 when I suddenly developed Pelvic Girdle Pain which resulted in a couple of Chiro and Physio appointments which thankfully eventually fixed it.

At 19 weeks I got a routine scan to find out the gender (A GIRL!!!) where they though I might have low fluid in my uterus....which later, after alot of tears, was found to be untrue and everything was perfectly fine. At 22 weeks I developed Round Ligament Pain in my lower tummy which lasted a good couple of weeks. Was quite painful but thankfully a distant memory now.

My second trimester finished up with me getting a positive result for Gestational Diabetes. Thankfully diet proved to keep the diabetes under control and wasn't as much of an issue as I though it would be. In fact I cleaned up my diet so much that I kept my weight under control as well!!

The third trimester is where I am now and boy am I feeling bub. She is sitting head down and feet are right in my ribs. She constantly kicks to let me know she is there. I have constant indigestion and have to keep meals quite small. My diabetes is under control but they are keeping an eye on her growth with constant scans and appointments. There is a chance I could be induced early but we won't know anything till the next scan.

At 35 weeks I've reached a whole new level of uncomfortable. It's so hot (30°c days) and I swear she just had another growth spurt cos my tummy feels so super stretched to the point where it hurts to roll over in bed now........oh boy, bring on Labour. ...soon. ..PLEASE!!

All in all, I can't really complain about my pregnancy. It was rather easy compared to many stories I have heard. My sister had constant sickness and was hospitalized a few mine was a dream compared. BUT it's not all roses and fairies like you sometimes see people portray it to be like. Yes you apparently get the glow (????) and you get to rock a cute little bump but you also get other things i didnt fully expect like sleepless nights, sore back, lots of toilet stops, waddling, nausea, indigestion and kicks to the ribs- all totally worth it for the end result of course :)

5 weeks at most to go, nursery is ready and I'm really looking forward to meeting our little bundle of joy. I will post an overview of labour and delivery once I've recovered and post some pictures of the little one in all her cuteness when she arrives!!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Summer 2015 Trend: 90s Influence

My last post that I put up spoke about how the fashion this season is being influenced by trends made popular in the seventies. I also mentioned that a lot of influence is coming from the nineties as well. This post focuses on the latter.
The nineties trends that i am speaking of are more from the early/mid nineties, such as the muted cool tones of light denim, black and white stripes, and softer take on grunge. Think nineties off duty models. 

I'm not talking about the 'loud' fashion from the late nineties that was made popular by the Spice Girls. If this comes back, I might need to retire this blog!! Haha.

So back to what is on trend. High neck singlet tops, preferably cropped. High waited denim short, skirts or jeans. White converses and little black leather backpacks. Accessories were those little black stretchy chokers and pendant necklaces. Brown lips and bold brows were also massive in the beauty realm.

Below are some ideas of pieces you can include into your wardrobe to give a little nod to the nineties.

90's style

Friday, November 13, 2015

Summer 2015 Trend: 70s Influence

I've really noticed a big influence in fashion lately from two similar eras from the 20th century. The seventies and the nineties. I say similar because I am referring to the muted, simple nineties style that's prominent now (not the late 90s Spice Girls movement) and quite close in style to the earthy, fitted style from the 70s.

Do I make sense?? Maybe I'm crazy but I definitely see a correlation between the two.
Well let me focus this post on the seventies, because well it came first!

Off the shoulder cropped tops are everywhere at the moment! I love the eyelet material used in a lot of these. It's so fresh and summery and light. Pair this with some 70s staples like high-waisted bell bottom jeans perhaps? Light washed if you want to keep it current. Or maybe with a high-waisted button-down suede skirt- an epic 70s piece. You could also use a 70s print on a more modern design like the shorts below. Again in high waisted format because the fashion rules demand that all crop tops must be worn with high-waisted belly buttons people!!

If it's too much to rock a 70s ensemble, why not throw in some 70s accessories. A suede satchel, round framed glasses or a flower headband!!

Below are some of my favorite picks for this 70s trend. Will you be rocking any of these this summer??
70s style

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fashion Icon: Kendall Jenner

Love them or hate them, the Kardashians have some serious style cred. They always look immaculately dressed whether on the red carpet or on the street shopping. The most trendy (IMO) is by far Kendall. Granted she is surrounded by models so she probably gets some tips and picks up inspiration every day from one of her cool friends but either way, today I am honouring her in my #styleicon series.

Kendall Jenner

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lust List - Summer 2015

I'm here, I'm back and ready to get my but into gear with providing you all insight into the latest fashion trends, beauty tricks and also now, baby posts!!!

Yes that's right! I'm having a baby! I'm due end of December, so right now I am in the thick of the 3rd trimester with all its big belly and hormones!

I'm slowing down more with work and life in general so I've found myself a lot more free to focus on what I love to do, which is blogging!!

So for my first post back I want to look at pieces that I am Lusting. Yes, my very frequent lust list is back. I feel this time it is very 90s themed with the cool toned blues, denims and whites. Being that we are going into summer in Australia, I am focused on lighter weight fabrics and colours.

Lusting 2015 Summer

Now, in saying all this....I'm not going out and buying things from my lust list this time....why? Because let's face it. I wouldn't fit into a denim skirt or a lacey dress like I have pictured. And forget about those shoes.....I wouldn't get outside my front door without aching in them.

So here is my realistic lust list, complete with maternity gear, teething necklace, nappy bag and slip on sandals!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

How To Style: Denim Shirt

Last post, I spoke about how denim is very key this season, even to the extend on doubling up on bottom and on top. If you are unsure how to rock denim this season, I have made it a little easier for you with my new post called How To Style.

With this new series I will attempt to show you how you can style a key piece, colour or trend in 4 different ways...The office, girly weekend, girls night out, and relaxed/sporty.

Today I am showing you how to fit the chambray/denim shirt into your look, depending on your event or your plans for the day.

For a night out, I would button up the shirt the whole way and throw on a statement necklace around the colar. I would wear a short leather skirt to balance it out and some sexy heels.

For a girly vibe, I love mixing florals and denim. This crop top and skirt combo is perfect for a cooler spring day, once you throw on your denim shirt and tie the front in a knot. Throw your cross body bag over your shoulder, and slip on your sandals and you are ready for a brunch or shopping date.

For the office, I would button the shirt up, leaving the top two buttons undone. Its important not to show any cleavage so throw on a camisole underneath if you need to. I would tuck the shirt into some white trousers and make a statement with print skinny belt.

Lastly for a sporty/relaxed vibe. Throw on your favourite coloured shorts and graphic tshirt, with some trainers, and leave the shirt open and flowing. This looks so carefree and you can finish off this look with a statement cap.

I hope this helps you out, and let me know if there is a tricky trend that you trying to conquer.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Trend: Denim

Jeans are always going to be fashion. That is a true statement.
It all really just depends no what cut is in fashion or what rise of the waistline is on trend. 

This season though, denim is taken to a whole new level. We are seeing denim dresses, shorts, overalls, shoes, shirts and skirts. Its denim overload and everyone is loving. Double denim is especially popular this season, with a strong nod to the 90's with shapes and styling. 

I remember rocking a denim dress when I was younger in the 90s, and then denim skirt in the mid 00's. So its time to bring it all back this season and dont be scared of too much denim. Try denim jacket if you are too scared to go the whole hog, or maybe even the overalls for something fun. 

Below are some key pieces that are very on trend this season.