Mittwoch, 29. Juni 2011

A rose is a rose is a... but a necklace is so much more

I got this beautiful string of beads from my man a few years ago and while I've always loved it, haven't really had the 'outfit' to go. 


Until now!  And boy, it's so much more than just a necklace...

The Necklaceneck_1

The Baby Bumper (the stone whacks Little Baby in time to my steps)
The Gypsy Bangle

The Strangulation Device (not to be attempted during later stages of pregnancy)

Hanging Loose

Which look do you prefer? 
Do you have any other ideas for outfits to go with this necklace?

Montag, 27. Juni 2011

A weekend away

What a fab weekend; small, private design hotel, lots of walks, even more reading in cafes and a beautiful little village.  What more could a girl ask for.  I dressed to please our current weather God: grey and green. 



Everything was so luscious with all that rain.  Now there's a word.


Here's me again, appreciating the wind on my face.  Life's little luxuries sometimes get in the way of tremendous blog shots.


Montag, 20. Juni 2011

Project re-style: lamp

My new morning project (read here): a dirty white lamp, 're-styled' with acrylic paint and curtain cord.  What do you think?




1 down, 19 more to go...

Freitag, 17. Juni 2011

A pregnancy style statement

The date was fab, thanks for asking.  Bumped into 2 long-time-no-see friends and had a drink with them on the way home.  (That never happens.  Loved it).

I've noticed loads of pregnant women's blogs are aimed at 'staying fabulous', 'remaining true to their previous styles' and avoiding yoga pants with men's t-shirts at all costs.  Good for you. Seriously.  This blog will definitely defy all of the above, and even worse, not intentionally either.  To be honest, if I can get through this experience with a healthy body, healthy mind and, most importantly, healthy baby, I'd be happy to walk down a catwalk wearing a string vest and shell-suit bottoms. 

Take my pride into account though, and there are days when I'd like to look current, be at one with myself and, very importantly, free to move. So, there you have it.  A pregnancy style statement.

Case in point?  This is what I pulled out of the wardrobe this morning.  Your challenge is to guess whether this is a string vest or pregnancy pride day:



How was your morning?

Donnerstag, 16. Juni 2011

Project re-style

Part of what I really enjoyed about breaking my whirlwind, pre-pregnancy, morning routine was looking for, preparing and photographing different breakfast ideas.  Although I'm over-the-moon to be expecting, hyperemesis has stopped me from enjoying that food variety.  Most days I'm happy to keep Crunchy Nut Cornflakes down. (OK, I could change up the bowls and the lighting every day, but you'd know... wouldn't you?)

So, for the interim, I have found a positive, non-food alternative; something mindful that can be incorporated into a morning routine.  Ta ra, what do you think?

Whoaaaaa... now I'm typing this up that's what I'm thinking.  Having started in January, most of the members are going for 52 re-styles... I'll go for 20 up until the Due Date. Some of the re-styles on their projects are fan.tas.tic, lots of talent out there.  I hope to include the re-styling of:

a couple of lampshades
wardrobe handles
old stamps from my man's collection

Run out of ideas already.  Well, here goes nothing!

Mittwoch, 15. Juni 2011

First time for everything

I'm not really one for changing from day to night unless it's been a sweaty kind of day.  So, this morning was all about 'date night' ahead; me and my man cinema-ing for the first time in 6 months.  And, in the case of Very Little Baby, for the first time ever.


I put yellow on, also for the first time ever.  Like it?


And took my hand-made, dream bag along for the ride.

Montag, 13. Juni 2011

Spot the Difference

Song of the morning was... Tightrope by Janelle Monae.

It's been a long, lonely time and I'm sorry about that.  But I'm back!  Complete with one or two minor changes:




Spot them? Well, if we really must, we can talk about my summer wardrobe and new glasses later but, I mean, did you miss my enormous belly?  Totally out-of-control.