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Ralph Lauren Jeans

The Ralph Lauren Dress

Ralph Lauren Jeans

After the drama of last weeks “I have nothing to wear”, I ordered a skirt form ASOS. It arrived and is great but my bump just isn’t quite bumpy enough for it so it was quite ill fitting – it is maternity after all. I had no option but to hunt through my wardrobe to find something to wear out for dinner with friends. I ‘found’ the Ralph Lauren Jeans Zip Shoulder Dress which I snapped up whilst in America in the depths of my wardrobe. Totally forgot about it. Oops.  I can’t remember how much it cost, but it was bought on Black Friday so would have been cheap.

Anyway, the dress teamed with some brown heeled boots, and my Zara wool jacket with elbow patches (which I can’t find anywhere online, sorry!) worked a treat. The only fail was that I wore non-maternity nights, so spent the whole evening discreetly trying to put them up over my little bump as the dress wasn’t very forgiving when it comes to “overhang”. My outfit looked pretty much the same as the first image, but with a more rounded belly! This dress may not be maternity, but I think I shall be wearing it a lot over the next few months.

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Maternity Gifts

Valentines Gifts for Pregnant Ladies – Take 2

Maternity Valentines Gifts

There has been a whole lotta love for our Valentines gifts post, and as the big day is coming ever closer, we thought we had better hook you up with another lot of loveliness. Yes, we are doing the hard work so you don’t have to. So here goes…

Necklaces, Kei Jewellery, £24 – the combination of necklaces is top of my wish list.

Scrabble Pillow Cases, Dirtsa Studio, £47 – how cute are these. Or why not have all your family initials.

Light up the stage nursing bra and pants, HOTmilk, £40 for set – sexy not slutty and on sale. Perfect.

Maternity Swimwear Tankini Top With Bow Front, ASOS, £20 – Get her this and the next item too and she will love you forever …

A little break, lastminute.com – Short haul for some R&R and downtime. Every lady needs this.

15″ Leather Satchel, Dr Martens, £125 – These satchels with their glossy finishes are divine. Available in a range of colours.

Heart Mug, Sixty Seven, £9.50 – A great start to the morning would be a nice cuppa in heart mug. Cute.

Never Ending Story Print, Reece Ward Prints, £19 – The soppy in me is coming out in this one. How lovely.

Personalised Valentine Bath Soap, The Write Shop, £12.75 – I am putting this in because I am loving the colours. That’s allowed right?

Maternity grey wings burnout sweat, Topshop, £28 – Get this for your lady because it is cool. Enough said!

Dont forget to check out last years posts too, you can find them here and here, because those gifts are still rocking!

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Rouge et Noir

I’m loving Rouge et Noir

Rouge et Noir

I am more than a little bit in love with Rouge et Noir. Not maternity, but the deconstructed style with long lengths will work perfectly with your bumps. The styles are bold and chic. Items are hand made, and then shipped out for just $10. I have a huge problem, I want pretty much everything on the site, but my heart is really swooning for detailing on the sold out Chained.

Denim Maternity Dresses

Denim Maternity Dresses

Denim Maternity Dresses

There’s something a little old school about a denim maternity dress, and I like it!  I recently invested in a denim maternity dress from Next. At £20 in their sale, a bargain I couldn’t resist and it is oh so soft! Definitely styled for a bigger bump, so it’s in the wardrobe for now. Since, I have spotted a gorgeous one over on Egg Maternity‘s Google+ page – which I can’t find on their site at the moment, so can only assume it’s next season. I will update you on that! Topshop have a tunic style denim maternity dress with contrasting denim sleeves, (£38), which I love a lot. On Dino Direct, you will find a lovely casual maternity denim dress with buckle detail at the shoulders (£52.99). Everyday Maternity also has a nice denim maternity dress from 9fashion, (£56.99). So what say you? I say perfect for Spring and Summer!

Kate Middleton Maternity Dress - Engagement

Kate Middleton’s Engagement Issa Dress – Maternity Size!

Kate Middleton Maternity Dress - Engagement

Now we knew we were going to be bump watching Kate Middleton because we’re sure to see her wear some brilliant British labels, but we were more than a little surprised to see that her iconic Issa engagement dress is now available in a maternity version! You can get the 100 silk royal blue (what else!?) maternity Issa dress – which you know is going to sell out, because EVERYTHING Kate is seen in, sells out – from  Blossom Mother and Child for £522!

PENCIL SKIRT FROM ASOS

ASOS Maternity Jersey Pencil Skirt

ASOS PENCIL SKIRT

I have just been getting my strop on! Now I have told the world that I am pregnant, my bump seems to have popped. I’m going out on Friday, and have just cried out the immortal words “I have nothing to wear”. Yes I know it’s only Monday, but a girl has got to prepare in advance when she’s suddenly got boobs and a bump. So off to the Internet I went to find something cheap and cheerful to do the job – and this pencil skirt  from ASOS fits the bill perfectly.

This maternity pencil skirt by by ASOS Maternity is made from a soft stretch jersey so perfect for a new bump which may just look a little bit like a beer belly *cough* and it has a soft stretch waistband and a midi length cut. The oxblood is £16 but if you prefer the popping blue, it’s yours for just £7! Sizes 8 to 14 available. I suspect this is going to be a staple piece in my maternity wardrobe!

And I guess this is the first post in the new what I’m wearing series I will be posting on here!

Egg Maternity

Cream Lace + Leather = Hubba

Egg Maternity

I am a little bit in love with this outfit from Egg Maternity. Actually, quite a lot in love. Leather look maternity jeans are so rock and roll, teamed with the lace poncho the look is softened but still edgy. The jeans are new season and will be available from mid February – we will let you know when we spot them, but you can grab that top now. It’s the lace poncho and costs just over £50, layer it with some basic vests underneath and you too will look like a hot mama!

If you’re new to Egg Maternity, they’re a brand from New Zealand who are launching in the UK this year – look out for them in all the fabulous maternity stores and remember you heard it hear first!

Pregni Pillow

Pregni Pillow

Pregni Pillow

As someone who can never get comfortable at night this looks appealing! Pregni Pillow is an inflatable pillow designed to aid restless sleep in all stages of pregnancy. This pillow encourages you to sleep on your side, as recommended by Doctors (read more about that on their website). As Pregni Pillow is inflatable it folds or rolls up to a very small size and comes with a little bag, which makes it very easy to store away once you’re done with it! The pillow costs just £14.99, and if you pop over to their facebook page there is a discount code which will give you an additional 10% off!

Valentines Gifts

Valentines Gifts for Pregnant Ladies

Valentines Gifts

If you’re looking for a valentines gift for the lady in your life, or if you know someone who may need a little help, here’s a little list of things that are sure to make the bump rocker in your life happy!

Red Camisole Briefs Set, Melba London, £30 – Cute and comfy and valentines red. Give her these and a good book to read for a snuggly evening in.

The Warwick Changing Bag, Pitterpac, £178 – so much more than a changing bag, I mean, seriously, who wouldn’t want this?

Pre-natal Spa day, from £59 – Countrywide, see spabreaks.com for a break near you and treat the lady in your life to some ‘me time’

I Love You Candle Bags, £10, Hunky Dory Home – Perfect for setting the scene, these with a romantic dinner for two. And make sure you do the washing up!

Double Heart Initial Necklace in 14k Gold, £195, Michelle Chang – All girls lovely jewellery, and there’s nothing sweeter than some initial hearts. These ones are particularly nice.

Red Black Short Heart Knit Boot Cuffs, £15, Emofo Fashion – These boot cuffs will fit over jeans, leggings or tights and look pretty cool in that photo!

Rustic Heart Shaped Ceramic Oven Dish, £8.95, Jules China – Now don’t be giving her an oven dish for valentines day but cook something in this. It’s all about the details!

Dont forget to check out last years posts too, you can find them here and here, because those gifts are still rocking!

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Fillyboo Maternity

Fillyboo Maternity – Boho Inspired

Fillyboo Maternity

Fillyboo Maternity is the a great place to find Bohemian inspired maternity clothes. They’re based in Australia, but don’t let that put you off as there’s a flat shipping cost of just $7.50 AUD (that’s about a fiver) to the UK.

I am loving the collection of bottoms, which includes relaxed pants, jodhpurs, jeggings and some shorts and the tops are fab too. There’s also a nice collection of dresses but with the snow we currently have here, I’m in to those pants!! Price wise everything is under £100, with very few items towards that upper price reange. Bottoms are between £40 and £50. Tops around £30-£40.

There’s a few bits I will be adding to my maternity fantasy shopping list!

COCOON COATS

Cocoon Coats perfect for maternity and beyond

COCOON COATS

Inspired by our post about Stacey Duguid yesterday, I have been hunting about to find the best cocoon coats which are perfect both during and after your pregnancy. If you do buy  cocoon coat, make sure you wear it with fitted or skinny trousers and skirts else you will look too round. Here we go…

COS Wool A-line coat (£150)

Textured Wool Cocoon Jacket (£45 sale price) – only size 10 left

Mary Portas Cocoon Coat (was £255 now £76.50) – only 12 & 14 left

Astrakhan Faux Fur Cocoon Coat (£125.00 which is half price!)

Women’s Dickins & Jones Ladies Cocoon Coat (£135.00)

Textured Tweed Cocoon Coat (Was £75.00, Now £35.00)

Helene Berman Blue Egg Cocoon Coat (£139.74)

With sale season still upon us, now is the perfect time to snap up a bargain!

MADDERSON LONDON COLLECTION

Madderson London New Line

Madderson London New Collection

We have waxed lyrical about Madderson London before so were really looking forward to the unveiling of their Spring/Summer ’13 collection today. Lots of bold prints and popping colours which made our hearts lift – especially loving the popping yellow chevron.The collection includes 10 dresses and 3 tops that will multi-task all Summer long, whatever the social occasion.

It’s good to see best-sellers from the Autumn/Winter collection appear including the do-it-all ‘Saturday’ dress and the shirtwaister ‘Darcy’ dress, updated in new colour ways of cornflower blue and grass green.

I am loving Darcy (the dress modelled with the umbrella), Holly (the yellow chevron tunic) and Serena (the dark green maxi). They look feminine, elegant and chic. You will be able to buy the collection online at www.maddersonlondon.com from 11th February.