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Maternity Dressing With Topshop

Gone are the days when the only maternity clothes are a choice of either excrutiatingly expensive or buying a size (or 2) up from your normal. Topshop* have some gems this season to help you avoid wanting to hide away under a rock until little Timmy has been born and beyond. Here are some top picks that will see you through dressing your expanding bump and the obligatory wobbly tummy for a few months after!

Stripe Mesh T Shirt £20

No summer wardrobe is complete without a bit of Breton stripe. Avoid the mumsy look with this cool mesh/pom pom detail on the shoulder.

Peplum Ladder T £34

If it’s your first baby and you aren’t chasing around a muddy toddler, wear white. It may be your last chance! Love this top with slightly fluted (flattering) arms and loose over the tummy.

Stripe Pocket Shirt £30

On trend with this seasons contrasting pocket, it screams ‘I will stay cool’ both proverbially and literally. Perfect for nursing too with a cami underneat.

Denim Shirt Dress £40

Perfect in the unpredicable weather. Leggins are acceptable when you are pregnant, so if it’s a bit breezy whack some on underneath.

Grey & Black Leggings £22

A staple that will also see you into winter.

Over the bump Leigh Jeans £40

The traditional Leigh jeans are a good idea even when you aren’t pregnant so they are defintely the go to jean when you are. I personally always liked over the bump maternity jeans so you could tuck everything in and there is no chance of flashing anyone your behind when you bend (actually a good idea all the time?!)  Love the way they just graze your ankle.

Ruffled Cold Shoulder Blouse £34

Fun colour that suits blondes, brunettes and red heads alike and perfect for those that are arm shy whilst also wanting to keep it summery. The flash of shoulder is also very SS16.

Wrap Dress £46

This wrap dress also comes in green and pale blue. Although not categorised under maternity, the wrap style would make you pregnant self feel super stylish. The bonus is that it would also look great when you are back to normal (whilst also being forgiving over the any wobble!)

One Piece Halterneck £32

Hitting the beach this summer. Play it safe with a classic black halterneck one piece.

Stripe Pajama Set £28

If you are having restless nights, atleast if you wear these you know won’t be kicked out of bed for what you look like. So pretty and feminine when you need to feel it most!

Copenhagen Star Trainers £26

Apologies for harping on about them again (see previous ‘Trainer’ post, but these have been my buy of the summer (!) Comfortable and cool, they are a fab investment.

If you want to be appear less heffer and more Hefner bunny, buy a few outsize pieces to give the illusion you look smaller. (Rule of thumb though, only outsize when accessory per outfit!)

Oversize Beach Bag £45

Perfect to shove your hospital notes in, a bottle of water and can even double up as an ‘everything’ bag when the baby arrives.

Chunky Cat Eye Sunglasses £16

These will be sure to draw attention to your face rather than your body. It’s all about cats eye sunglasses this summer. Apparently.

I hope this post has given you some ideas. I know most women find pregnancy a lead, but try to enjoy it and do buy something especially for this season of your life – it really does make you feel better!!

Topshop Maternity


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Embroidered Jackets

Since having children, I have developed a steadfast uniform of black jeans and a black vest in the summer and black jumper in the winter. Obviously I am slightly exaggerating, but when I am in a rush or feeling unimaginative this is my default uniform.  Not only is it slimming/suits my colouring/is stylish, it is a great base for jazzing up with more interesting items, namely an embroidered / embellished / jacquard / beaded jacket.  Here is what’s around at the moment.  Look closely at the prices too – these can be done on a cool budget.

Embroidered Jacket £49.99 Zara


Bead Jacket £59.99 Mango


Black Patterned Embellished Collarless Jacket £55 River Island




Applique jacket £79.99 Mango


Ethnic Floral Short Jacket £6.99 Ebay


Talitha Embellished Printed Silk Jacket £710 Net a Porter


Faux Fur Gilet £75 Topshop


Stella Jean Embroidered Faux Fur Gilet £528 Matches Fashion



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Winter Warmers : Parkas For Women



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Winter Warmers : Parkas For Women

Make it a Parka. They are effortless, comfortable, warm and look good. Here are a few of my favourites!

Racoon Parka Jacket £450 Poppy London

I love the Eskimo style of this hood. Dreamy.


Detachable Hood Parka £69.99 Mango

Good price and upmarket colour without being too garish.


Lara Black Parka £285 Parka London

The company that specialises in Parka has nailed it. The classic Parka – here it is.


Faux Fur Trim Lightweight Parka £70 Topshop

This pop of colour is sure to turn heads and makes a change from the standard parka more sober colours.


Khaki Parka Coat £85 Atterley

Very sophisticated colour and flattering length.


Cananda Goose Chilliwack Bomber Jacket £625 Browns Fashion

Not strictly a Parka but I can’t resist a bomber so had to include…


Madewell Cotton Blend Parka £295 Net a Porter

Versatile coat with plenty of room for layering.


Womens Original Nylon Parka £260 Hunter

You know it will be top notch quality from this British brand.


Parka With Hood £59.99 Zara

Can’t resist a bit of winter white (if you don’t have children and / or a dog!)