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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Pink Zara trench coat (similar)
Ted Baker shoes
Red Valentino handbag*
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