Monday, July 17, 2017

Making a Spectacle of Myself

The lesson of these photos is that I could pull off some pretty impressive optical illusions in terms of how giant I looked in the midst of my final trimester by simply displaying myself at different angles. While I look undeniably giant when shown from certain angles, I look a little sleeker from others. It’s a miracle!

All joking aside, this was one of my favourite pregnancy outfits – the dress is so chic and yet comfy and I feel like it works perfectly paired with this jacket. I actually wore this to go bowling for a friend’s birthday and even though it was just 5-pin (so a very light and small ball), I could only manage one game, felt incredibly awkward doing it, and was insanely sore of the next day. I also found it really difficult initially to find my center of balance (like to the extent that on my first ball I totally tipped to the side and had to brace myself with my knee and wrist…I can only imagine that everyone else at the bowling alley must have been horrified to see a massively pregnant woman essentially lightly fall while bowling!). Ah, the joys of pregnancy!

dress: ASOS / jacket: Joe Fresh / booties: Aldo / sunglasses: Aldo / necklace: Stella and Dot

Friday, July 14, 2017

All the Frills: Sketches

My uncle is an immensely talented artist and has spent a good deal of his adulthood travelling around Europe making these gorgeous sketches of churches and cathedrals – many of which he’s sold and also printed on cards for sale. These four pieces adorning a little nook on my landing of one of my condo staircases are by him and I just adore them. Walking by them every day puts a smile on my face.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Exasperation Face

Worn for an afternoon of running errands. What I love sooooo much about these photos is the last one – a hilarious outtake in which I was not at all trying to make this gesture or have this expression but which seems to pretty perfectly summarize my feelings about being pregnant when these were taken.

leggings: Thyme Maternity / tank top: H&M / cardigan: Pins + Needles / sneakers: Converse / choker: Oak + Fort

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Home Stretch

There were very few remaining shoes that I could actually fit in aside from my Toms when these were taken – and even those were getting really uncomfortable by the end of the day. Guys, pregnancy is not fun. On the more positive side of things, I got an email from my editor yesterday confirming that my book is basically all ready to go to press! I am so looking forward to seeing the final product in a couple of months.

leggings: ASOS / shoes: Toms / tunic: Zara / jacket: H&M / sunglasses: Aldo

Friday, July 7, 2017

All the Frills: Baby Shower

Flashback to the lovely baby shower that was thrown for me back at the beginning of June. As I think the photos suggest, I had a pretty swell time.

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