Slowly inching towards third trimester where most call it the final stretch before seeing Bun in our arms. I’m feeling bigger and been yawning way lot more these days. Afternoon naps during the weekends? Never thought about them but these days, I actually do enjoy an hour of rest before easing in to the evening or night time activity. Yes, forcing myself to sleep earlier too these days. Sleep will soon be a cherished and precious commodity. :)
Planning the wardrobe (something that I used to enjoy doing) is now a lot more challenging with a growing bump but I’m pleased with these outfits for the week. Camo printed top that can be work during pregnancy and postpartum. This is not from the maternity range but love the length of the tee that can help cover bump. Paired with my one and only work pair of maternity pants which I intend to fully utilise for the rest of the pregnancy.
Love the floral motif on this dress that’s slightly loose fit. Again not a maternity dress, I saw it in one of the pop-up stalls near the office. Looked flowly and the front had sufficient room for bump to move in. Best part? At $35, this was a steal for work! :)
Now this cobalt blue dress is a proper maternity dress that I picked out at the sales rack over at Maternity Exchange. They run a rental system for maternity wear based on credits purchased. After a couple of wears, I guess they ‘retire’ the worn out looking pieces. Loved the colour of this dress and apparently it was rented out about 4 times, the price was rather attractive too, under S$30 if memory doesn’t fail me. So I just got it anyway for days when I feel like a whale (which is about now). Even though the jersey material is soft but because it’s been worn a couple of times, you could tell that the dress has seen its days. Having said that, a pop of neon costume jewellery to the rescue then! It helps take away some attention from the dress. Hehe
For dress-down Friday, I picked out this floral tunic from Marni which I got years ago. Most of the stuff under Marni are of loose-fit which I like because it’s a good guise for the flab. What I used to do with this top was to wear it with a belt to show off whatever waistline I had. Well, and also to prevent people from asking if I’m preggers when I’m really not. Happy that the top has enough room to accommodate Bump but I reckon I probably won’t be able to squeeze another wear from this top. Maybe postpartum then. Happy floral top was paired with maternity jeans.
Over the weekend, we had a dinner date with friends where I felt like dressing up. A LBD – otherwise known as a little black dress is almost a quintessential piece every girl should own in their wardrobe. It practically solves all your headaches when you don’t know what to put on for a special occasion. I was worried about going out in style if there ever was a need to during the pregnancy journey. So pleased, I decided to get this dress for I loved the lace details on the dress. Plus, it was on sale with an additional discount that I scored on sale items!!! It’s still available over at ASOS so if you wanna grab your hands on one. :) I doubt you will regret it as a buy for the fit is flattering and the jersey material is really comfy as well. Initially, the Man was a little worried when I was struggling to put this, but once the dress was put on. It was all good! Hope to get more mileage out of this piece. Fingers crossed!
The sweetener for this week? A gorgeous bouquet of blooms with a cute furry doggy that reminded me of Sparky specially delivered to the workplace. A perfect cheer-me-up for the somewhat difficult week that I had been facing and a sound reminder that I have gotta let go of things that I do not have control of to lead a happier life. I’m gonna chin up and embrace the new week ahead. Breathe!