New Look Maternity color block dress for work & play

It’s not often that a maternity dress makes me wish I was pregnant, just for the cuteness of it, but this New Look colour block dress achieves just that (well, almost). It’s simple, it’s chic, you can get a sober look, or twist it for a more playful outfit.

These are 2 looks that I think are easy and fun:

Work

Working girl in color block dress
dress: New Look Maternity Colour Block Dress // glasses: eyebobs Mr. Digler Readers // shoes: H&M loafers // notebook: Moleskine classic notebook // watch: MARC by Marc Jacobs Henry Dinky Analog Watch // lipstick: Topshop Lips in Nevada // tights: Gap Maternity Opaque Tights

New look

Play

Girl in the color block dress

dress: New Look Maternity Colour Block Dress // boots: Dune Brogue Chelsea Boots // sunglasses: Madewell Hepcat Shades // bag: Jonathan Adler Vera Doves Bag // lipstick: Topshop Lips in Rio Rio // tights: Gap Maternity Opaque Tights // hat: River Island Fedora Hat

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kimono mama

My obsession with kimonos persists, so I decided to create a little dream outfit with a gorgeous Kimono inspired by this lovely lady.
(For breastfeeding mamas like myself, you can get a nursing friendly black dress like this one)kimono mama
dress : Topshop maternity dress / Kimono: River Island pink kimono / bag: Madewell Transport tote / booties: Sam Edelman suede ankle booties

Mama friendly trend alert: Kimono Love

kimono jacket

It’s not very often that I come across a new trend that is mama-friendly AND effortlessly chic. That’s why I am so excited to see so many gorgeous kimonos hitting the shops.
A kimono jacket gives you that touch of glamour even when you are wearing the plainest t-shirt-and-jeans combo, whether you are carrying a baby bump or nursing a little one. So what’s not to like?
Here is a quick selections of kimono jackets around the shops, all well under $100:
 Kimono Love
one: River Island Pink oriental border print kimono  / two: Daryl Mocha Floral Print Tassel Kimono  / three:  Pull&Bear printed kimono shirt  / four: Topshop Bird Print Kimono  / five:  River Island Light Brown Pacha Bead Kimono   / six:  Linea Oriental border square kimono  / seven: H&M Patterned Kimono    / eight:  Love Oriental Kimono
(top image found on Pinterest, could’t find out its source)

In the dark – 7 black breastfeeding-friendly dresses

Every woman needs a black dress in her wardrobe (the celebrated LBD), and a nursing mama is no exception. Here is a handful of them, hope you like them:
In the dark
I think that the first one is my fave, which one is yours?

Mama’s friends: more rucksacks

Because they are practical, cool and I love them, here is another round of backpacks to carry all you need (and more):
Rucksacks

Summer is gone… 7 mama-friendly transitional jackets

It´s that time of the year again when days and nights gets chilly and we need to cover up our summer dresses and t-shirts with something warmer. Also for many working women it´s back to the office again, needing to complete the work wardrobe with mama-friendly essentials.
Here I present you with a variety of jackets, from kimonos to blazers, from knitted waistcoats to cute parka. And just how ideal is that biker from Topshop (no.2) for dressing up a baby bump?
Summer is gone... 7 mama-friendly transitional jackets
1 Topshop Floral Print Kimono / 2 Topshop Drape Biker jacket / 3 River Island sleeveless vest / 4 Topshop Structured Blazer /5 Monki Steffi jacket /6 River Island green blazer / 7 Oasis pocket jacket
(Apologies for the repeated wordless posts yesterday, Polyvore played some tricks on me)

Mama’s friends: rucksacks

If you are like me, you will need to carry a considerable amount of stuff with you whenever you get out of the house, and also have your hands free, so you can lift and carry your child, and well, function in this world. This is where rucksacks come handy, and since they are considered super trendy at the moment, you are spoilt for choice.

Here is a small selection of them, from neutral colours to fun prints:

ASOS Canvas Backpack / Ben Sherman Plectrum Canvas Backpack / John Lewis Canvas Khaki Rucksack

River Island Navajo Backpack / Herschel LITTLE AMERICA Grey Rucksack / William Fox & Sons DAYPACK Rucksack

Kate Sheridan Stripe Rucksack / ASOS Owl Print Backpack / River Island Block Stripe Backpack

Have a relaxing weekend!

Got a wedding? Got a bump? Mama-friendly guest dresses

The wedding season is well under way now, but if you haven’t got the perfect frock to dress your baby bump for that special social event, this post could be your saviour!

Some of them are on sale, and more importantly, none of the dresses below are “maternity”, so you can wear them time after time after you have the baby. Continue reading