I am really thrilled to say that I am 22 weeks pregnant with my first baby! Shopping with my bump has been such a new experience for me. I had been dying for the bump to appear, so that I could embrace the maternity wear.
As it's my first, it wasn't really until week 19 that I had to change from my regular clothes. I was a little bit nervous about shopping for maternity clothes, as I had heard that the selection was poor, outdated, conservative and expensive. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I started to do my own research.
Firstly, I went through my own wardrobe to see what would work with my new shape and I found that I had two long sleeve jersey dresses from Topshop and a few other pieces that I could work into my new wardrobe. I then came across a great website called Beautiful Bumps and found some great staple pieces to invest in, including the orange and cream striped top that I'm wearing. I have a feeling it's going to be my go-to piece as it can be dressed up or down. I also used this website to get some leggings and plain coloured tops that I look forward to using in other posts. I have my eye on a few dresses and coloured jeans that I hope to work into my wardrobe in the latter stages. As I didn't want to invest too much in this short term wardrobe I also took a trip to H& M to buy a few other pieces. I couldn't believe the value and was surprised by the on trend selection. The quality in some of the garments wasn't the best but I guess you get what you pay for!
I am a big believer in having a capsule wardrobe, so I am definitely going to stick to that strategy for my maternity wear. I am also going to try to incorpate as much of my own style into the looks, but I have already found in reality I had to embrace certain cuts and fabrics to suit my new curves.
I look forward to getting my holidays from GTI tomorrow so I can have more time to spend on my blog. If there are any particular blog posts you would like me to do, please feel free to contact me.
First look- Cream trench coat from Burberry (Vintage), striped top from Beautiful Bumps, cream jeans from H&M, shoes from Jimmy Choo, sunglasses from Prada (Brown Thomas).
Second look- Cream jeans form H&M, striped top from Beautiful Bumps, denim shirt from Born, shoes from Zara