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Maternity Style | Blush & Blue

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maternity outfit: blue jeans with pink trench coat and shoes
blush pink shoes, handbag and coat with blue jeans and sweater
Pink trench coat with blue sweater

blue and blush pink colour combination
This was one of those outfits that looked better in my head than it did in reality.

You know the ones I mean? You get the idea for them while you’re lying in bed one night, or in the shower the next morning, and you’re all, “Ooh! I bet that will look AWESOME!” But you stupidly don’t bother to actually try said awesome outfit on until approximately five minutes before you have to leave the house, at which point you realise that, actually, you’re just wearing jeans and a sweater, like you always do, and wait – is that your belly button you can see showing through your sweater? WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THIS WOULD HAPPEN?!

(Yes, my belly button shows through all my clothes now. It’s a bit odd, because although I know it’ll probably pop out at some point, it hasn’t done it yet, so I wasn’t expecting it to be so… prominent… at this stage. Every outfit I put on, though, it’s basically like, “HI, HERE’S MY BELLY BUTTON! IT IS PLEASED TO MEET YOU!” which makes me wonder why maternity clothes don’t come with some kind of built-in belly-button patch or something? I wonder if I should try to patent that idea, or if it’s just me that’s having this problem? Until I figure out the answer, though, it looks like I might have to resort to wearing my Bella Band under my sweaters and tops again…)

Anyway, this may be just a basic jeans + sweater look, but I actually really love this sweater, so I’m showing you it anyway. It’s just from H&M, but it’s a cashmere blend, and it’s just so soft and snuggly that I basically want to live in it, really. I also love the baby blue colour, which I WAS going to say makes a nice change from all of the blush pink I’ve been wearing lately, but then, of course, I had to go and wear blush pink with it anyway, so I guess I’m not really making the point I thought I was with this outfit, huh?

Still, although I know a lot of people consider pastels to be a spring/summer only kind of thing, I’m all for brightening up the darker months of the year in any way I can, so as long as the individual pieces are warm enough, I’ll happily wear them all year round. The sweater definitely fits the bill there, but unless we get another freak warm spell, I suspect I’m probably pushing the limits of trench coat season here, so the coat (Which I last showed you here, but have had on constant rotation since I got it back in March) will probably soon have to be retired until next spring – by which point I’ll hopefully be able to actually button it up again, rather than having to leave it open, to accommodate the bump. I can’t even tell you how weird it is to think that the next time I wear this coat, I’ll have a BABY. Like, seriously, how freaky is THAT?

BRB, just having a mini panic attack over here, don’t mind me…

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H&M cashmere blend sweater

Topshop Maternity ‘Leigh’ jeans

Pink Zara trench coat (similar)

Ted Baker shoes

Red Valentino handbag*

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  • nat
    October 9, 2017

    I know those feels about outfits being better in your head, but i think this outfit is gorgeous!!
    you look radiant

  • Frida
    October 9, 2017

    This color combo looks beautiful! And I’m not a pastel colors person so double the compliment 😉 very simple yet so nice, you and your belly both look wonderful! Yes time flies when you are pregnant. It seems to never pass by and suddenly here’s the bump! (And later, the baby!)

  • D
    October 9, 2017

    Love this outfit! You look marvelous and glowing.

    About those things they don’t tell you (these will not scare you)..
    1- I’m in bed, in labor, and I feel a woosh down there…assumed my water broke. Nope, says the nurse, ir’s the mucus plug. Excuse me, say what?
    2- Early morning, 5 days post delivery, baby on the changing table, crying (him, not me), and the tops of my feet are wet and warm. Milk is pouring out of me onto my feet.

    None of my friends and none of the books informed me. The first one was no big deal, the second still makes me double over in laughter.

    Expect the unexpected.

    Hope Terry’s Mum is doing well.

    • Miss Kitty
      October 10, 2017

      You just made me snort with laughter! I certainly did not know either of those things happened… live and learn! 🙂

  • Karlie
    October 9, 2017

    I put a bandaid over my bell button once it popped out.

  • Selina
    October 9, 2017

    I’m all about the colours all year round too. I don’t know why anyone would want to dress drab to match the weather. Seasonal colours are silly

  • Jenny
    October 9, 2017

    I love pastel colours and that pale pink coat is gorgeous x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  • Nicola
    October 9, 2017

    You look like a model for pregnancy, with a ridiculously perfect bump 🙂 x

  • Yanika
    January 29, 2018

    ooohh i love your jacket! So chic! You look lovely as well 🙂

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