There are so many things I miss when I am pregnant. Red wine, soft cheese, being able to walk more than five meters without seizing up are just a few in a long list. Without a doubt, number one is the ability to wear tops. Normal tops. Not smocks or tunics or stretchy ruched numbers just nice normal tops. Tops that can be a bit frivolous because their main selling point is not that they will over your girth.
With that delightful image, here's this week's wishlist from Dotty P's which is offering an extra 25% off with the code DPFW2.
Neon has been poking around for the last couple of years and apart from my obsession with bright orange I didn't really feel it. That was until I saw these beautiful linen blend Cacharel sweaters on The Outnet. I just love everything about them, the shape, the colours, the sleeve length, the neckline. They look really versatile. The styling on the website is dreadful. Both tops would be great with white or indigo jeans, not tucked in to heavily patterned frump tastic skirts. Although if this is what it takes to sell these beauties at a 60% discount then perhaps it's a good thing?
The Cacharel Slub Jersey Top is £46 from The Outnet, available here.
Morning Sickness and anemia have absolutely ravaged my body over the past 8 months. Since Christmas I've been doing a few simple things at home to try and get myself back on track. I thought I'd share some with you over the next few weeks. First up... dry skin brushing....
Dry skin brushing is a fairly bonkers notion. Scrubbing yourself with what is essentially an enormous nail brush doesn't sound that desirable but I absolutely love it and here's why.....
1. It feels good - especially relevant for pregnancy and the early stages of motherhood. It gives you a nice energy boost, wakes you up when you are dog tired and stops me at least feeling quite so much like my body is giving up on me.
2. It's economical - one dry skin brush and you never need buy a pot of body scrub again.
3. It's good for the circulation - another pregnancy one. A lot of people have commented on how small my bump is which is true. Alas my legs and ankles have swelled terribly. Brushing them daily should improve lymphatic drainage and makes me feel like I am doing something in the fight against cankles.
4. It helps ensure even fake tan coverage - seriously the best way to do your pre tan exfoliation because it doesn't involve any streak inducing oils.
Also some say that it helps you loose weight, tones skin and reduces cellulite. It would take a hell of a lot of scrubbing to deal with my orange peel thighs, but it is a nice idea.
You can read more about the benefits of dry skin brushing and the proper methods of doing it here.
And if I've managed to convince you; you can buy your very own dry skin brush here.
I have spent so long looking only at maternity clothes I can't wait for spring and the prospect of wearing something not too drapey or stretchy. Right now it's hard to imagine anything other than winter clothes these bits and bobs should hopefully work from now until it warms up a bit. Don't forget to use the code GETGLAM 25 for 25% off.
Perhaps a tad melodramatic. I wont bore you with the details but suffice to say this pregnancy hasn't been very stylish. Finally with just over 6 weeks left to go I am feeling like myself again. I was thrilled yesterday when I logged into blogger for the first time since October to find I still have a sprinkling of readers and some lovely comments which I cant thank you enough for and will try to reply to this evening. So here I am alive and almost kicking. This is really just a quickie post to say hello but please do keep checking back. We've been sinking lots of money into our house lately so have got some interiors posts planned as well as a guide to pregnancy dressing and a Wednesday Wishlist from Warehouse tomorrow.
I normally give a bit of thought to my purchases but not this outfit. I bought the jumper and leggings in a frenzy last week when I was feeling a bit deflated after being unable to find anything I liked at a Boden clearance sale. The jumper is from Gap, it was on my wishlist last week. I underestimated how slouchy it would be buying an XL hoping it will grow with my bump. It is seriously enormous. This does have its pluses, covering my bum so I can wear it with leggings is the main one. Only £20, I am really happy with it, soft and stretchy I am considering another in the yellow colour way. The leggings are from Primark. Bought because I secretly want some leather or even pleather ones, these are a good compromise. Thick jersey with a pleather panel down each side, the effect is surprisingly slimming. I like that they are much thicker than ordinary leggings airing on the trousers rather than tights side of the blurry leggings arena. Also wearing my Topshop Artreau boots.
The Gap Colour Block Sweater is £19.99 and available here.