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Maternity Style | The Cream Dress

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maternity outfit for autumn: cream midi dress with mint green biker jacket
maternity style at 32 weeks pregnant: cream midi dress with biker jacket
Kate Spade handbag
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o, this dress doesn’t look the same as it did the last time I wore it, huh?

This obviously doesn’t come as much of a surprise – I mean, I AM 32 weeks pregnant, now, so it would be pretty weird if I looked exactly the same, wouldn’t it? Like, the last time I wore this dress, I had to belt it at the waist, because it was a little too big for me, and now? Now I definitely don’t have a belt big enough for those kind of shenanigans, and, instead, I’m just thanking my lucky stars that it started off too big, because it definitely isn’t any more, and at least I know I’m not going to stretch it out too much by wearing it.

Oh, and my jacket doesn’t zip up now, either: but, of course, you knew that, didn’t you?

Luckily, though, November has so far just picked up where October left off, weather-wise, and although we’ve had a couple of frosty mornings, it’s still mild enough for me not to have to worry about whether I can zip up my jacket or not. This is good, because it frees up my mind for other, more important worries, like, where are those tweezers I used three weeks ago and haven’t seen since? How many IKEA drawer organisers can you buy before you have to admit you might have a problem? Why does there always seem to be a greasy handprint on the wall of the shower in the main bathroom, even although Terry and I both always use the shower in the en-suite? Could it be a ghost? Does it have my tweezers? And, if so, does that mean it’s a very hairy ghost, or does it just mean it’s a ghost with very well-groomed eyebrows?

These questions all need answers, people. For now, though, back to the outfit…

Or, on second thoughts, NOT back to the outfit, because this is one of those sort of useless outfit posts, in which almost every item is old and out of stock. As I mentioned last week (or the week before, or whenever the hell that was: honestly, the days are all just blending into each other at this point…), though, I’m close enough to the end of this pregnancy now that I don’t really want to spend more money on maternity clothes I’d hardly get a change to wear (Or, rather, I DO want to spend more money on them, but I ALSO want to spend more money on IKEA drawer organisers – what’s a girl to do?), so I’m basically just rotating endlessly through the same old looks now, and relying on those occasional, “Wow, I can’t believe I can still get into this!” moments to add a bit of variety.

This dress is one of those items, although I fear it’s probably the last of its kind, because, no matter how many times I go through my closet, hoping I’ll find some new and wonderful item of clothing that I’d totally forgotten I had, it just doesn’t seem to be happening, unfortunately. On the plus side, though, I guess that once the baby is here (and assuming I manage to one day lose the baby weight, which might be easier said than done), I’m going to feel like I just gained a whole new wardrobe: roll on that day!

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Zara dress and jacket (both past season)

Office On To Point shoes

Kate Spade ‘Rainn’ tote bag

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  • Myra
    November 13, 2017

    Fabulous outfit, you show women how they can still be themselves throughout pregnancy.

  • Maria
    November 13, 2017

    You look fabulous!

  • Rosie von Waldherr
    November 13, 2017

    I absolutely love reading your blog! Your writing style is how mine used to be (before I felt pressured into not “rambling” and have regretted it so much that I’m trying to de-pressure myself to be like myself again).
    And I also love your pictures and your style – best thing I ever did was starting to wear dresses like that once my bump started to appear!!!

    xo, Rosie //Curvy Life stories

  • Chiarina
    November 13, 2017

    You look stunning in cream! Really beautiful!

  • Erin
    November 13, 2017

    This is such an incredibly chic look. Beautiful!

  • Cass Haywood
    November 18, 2017

    Love your dress – looking lovely as always!

    Also, guess what came today! Closet Essentials!! So excited to starting to read it later! X

  • Erika
    November 28, 2017

    I don’t expect to be pregnant ever again; but if I do, you will be my ‘pregnancy’ style icon.

  • APEC
    January 17, 2019

    Love your dress – looking lovely as always!

AD | We’re spending a few days at @highlandheatherlodges in beautiful Perthshire, for what Terry is optimistically referring to as his ‘birthday week’. (I say ‘optimistically’ - we’re only here for three days, and his birthday was yesterday, but don’t stop believing, Terry!)⁣
There’s a hot tub for us and a playpark for Max, so needless to say, we’re having a fantastic time, and I’m already dreading having to leave. Today’s big question: can I pass as an under-12, so I qualify for a pony ride at the nearby wildlife centre? 🤔 (On second thoughts, don’t answer that one...)⁣
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AD | Time for a quick game of “Where’s Amber?”⁣
It’s another rainy Monday, so I’m throwing it back to our trip to @universalorlando ‘s amazing Volcano Bay water park last month. I’m a bit of a scaredy when it comes to water flumes, but this park had tons of stuff for pretty much everyone: plenty of rides for me, and an amazing splash pad for Max 👶In fact, I’d still be on The Fearless River right now if I possibly could be. Still, doing the laundry and turning the heating on will be just as good, right? Right?! 🌋 🏊‍♀️ .
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Good news! We took Max to hospital this morning, and saw two different surgeons, who agreed there was no need to go ahead with the surgery as his lip is healing really well on its own 😅  He’ll definitely have a scar, unfortunately, but that would’ve been the case whether he’d had the surgery or not, and if it turns out to be worse than anticipated, we’ll have the option to have it corrected under local anaesthetic when he’s older. ⁣
I’m still really upset that this happened in the first place, obviously, but so relieved that we don’t have to put him through a general anaesthetic, and just incredibly grateful that it wasn’t anything worse. I know some parents have to deal with much more serious stuff than this, and my heart goes out to you all: it’s been a rough couple of days, and I’m really grateful to everyone who took the time to comment on yesterday’s post - your stories were so comforting when I was panicking yesterday ❤️ ⁣
(Old photo, obviously: every time Max sees the selfie camera, he thinks it’s going to be one of those filters where you open your mouth and something happens 😂)⁣
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Good news! We took Max...

Totally unrelated photo, but we’ve just spent the morning in Accident & Emergency with Max, who fell on the path outside the house and split his lip open 😥 ⁣
They tried to stitch it up at A&E, but it was totally impossible with him awake, so they’ve booked him in to have it done under general anaesthetic tomorrow ... Max is absolutely fine: the bleeding stopped quickly, he doesn’t seem to be in pain, and is just his normal, happy little self. I, on the other hand, am a complete wreck: the plastic surgeon he saw today reckons if we don’t have it fixed, his lip will be crooked when it heals, but I’m absolutely *terrified* of the thought of my baby having to have a GA. ⁣
If you’re a long-time follower, you might know that I have a full-blown phobia of general anaesthetic (I literally had an elective c-section in order to eliminate the possibility of an emergency one, which might have had to be done under GA), so I just can’t get my head to accept that it’s safe and he’ll be fine 😥 ⁣
Positive stories and advice very welcome: I’m just so terrified, I can’t even imagine how to get through the next 24 hours 😥😥😥

Totally unrelated photo, but we’ve...

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#throwbackthursday to last week, when...

I posted this on Stories over the weekend, but he looked so cute in it I figured it deserved a spot on the grid, too! This is Max all ready for his friend Eleah’s 1st birthday party on Saturday: despite the jetlag and his continuing obsession with doors of all kinds (He had an entire soft play at his disposal, but he mostly just wanted to open and close the gate into it...) he had an absolute ball, and spent the whole drive home shouting, “HAPPY! HAPPY!” Thanks to @thestirlingstyle for a great party 🥳 🎈 🎉 . (Oh, and that’s his hairbrush in his hand - boy likes to look his best 😉)
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