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the final stretch: pregnancy update

Hi lovelies! I'm almost 39 weeks now! My pregnancy has still been pretty good. I've been feeling well, thankfully, throughout the whole thing. I stopped working out at about 36 weeks. So let's see how the last days of it will be! I've definitely been feeling the extra weight. My husband asked me what I'll be most excited about after the pregnancy and right now i'd have to say it's not being short of breath after climbing one flight of stairs. I know it's ridiculous, but it just makes me feel so out of shape when I catch myself breathing heavily or being winded way too quickly. I would also say I'm excited to sleep a whole night through without getting up 5 times to pee, but I'm pretty sure I'll be waking up more often for other reasons! 

So my original due date was December 19th, but oh how things have changed! At every ultrasound, we've been told Baby Yellowlees is measuring big. We know ultrasounds aren't always accurate, but in this case, I think it might be right. My baby's breeched and is sitting in meditation pose. Every time my doctor feels my belly, she mentions how tight things are in there and that he's a big boy. In other words, there's no room for him to turn. I have a cesarean booked for December 13th. Hopefully this little man hangs in there for a few more days! 

red bodycon dress

What can I say, I love a good bodycon dress! I couldn't' resist this one from Forever 21, especially with the holidays around the corner. I'm not a huge fan of colour lately, but deep red tones are just so beautiful this time of year. I wore this dress yesterday because it was a little bit warm out (by warm I mean, I could just about do bare legs). Paired it with my Adidas Stan Smiths just because we were going to do a bit of walking. I love my Stan Smiths so much. They're always so perfect for most outfits, especially while I'm pregnant. Speaking of which, I'm definitely starting to feel like a whale! But that's okay! It's all beyond worth it!

Forever 21 jacket and dress / Adidas Stan Smith sneakers / Michael Kors wallet

knit sweater season

Hi guys! Checking in because it's been a while! 34 weeks and counting! I've been just busy trying to get our lives in order before baby Yellowlee's arrival! Here's an outfit from this past weekend where we were just running around doing errands. Wearing my favourite sweater here - 'tis the season of the chunky knit sweater! 

Joe Fresh sweater / Adidas leggings / Adidas Stan Smith sneakers / Primark bag

From Office To Party! How To Dress For The Festive Season

Over the festive season, it’s hard to pack everything in. You’re probably already getting invites from various friends and family members, and arranging your schedule to try to fit everyone in. Not every invitation comes at the weekend, though – you’ll have to make a few office to Christmas party transitions. Here are some tips to help you do that.

Update Your Work Outfit

Make sure that your key work outfit is appropriate enough to work in the office but that you can glam it up for the evening. Layering can work here – wear a sweater over your dress. If your office is more informal and you’re allowed to wear jeans, wear your favourite smart skinnies and a cardigan or jacket over your favourite glamorous off the shoulder shirt. You could even change from a work blouse into a party top after work if what you want to wear isn’t suitable for the office. A good pair of skinny jeans can make you look hip, attractive and fresh at both the office and your evening party.
Change Your Shoes

Most of us wear comfortable shoes to our workplaces – it makes the commute easier and it definitely reduces the risk of tripping over something on your way to the coffee maker! But if you’re going to a holiday party in the evening, slip a pair of heels into your bag, and change out of your normal flats after work. A good pair of heels can add texture and colour to an outfit, and often even affects the way you walk. Even if the rest of your outfit is plain and professional, a pair of sparkly stilettos can liven it up and add all the festive glamour you need. If you were wearing opaque tights during the day, either brave a bare leg or go for a thinner denier.
Add Some Accessories

Switch your usual office handbag for a clutch, and add some statement jewelry to brighten up your look. Chokers are in this year, so add one with diamante or maybe black velvet – check out Black Starr Frost Jewelry for some ideas. Dangly earrings will add some magnificence to your look, as will bracelets, statement rings or a jewelled hairclip. This looks particularly spectacular if you’re in your favourite little black dress, which is a great look to dress down for the office or up for an evening party. You could also add a belt – cinch that waist in for a dramatic, beautiful hourglass silhouette.
Refresh Your Hair And Makeup

Take a well-stocked makeup bag to work with you to refresh your look. When your work is done, make a beeline for the office bathroom and set yourself up in front of a mirror there. First of all, let your hair down. Take a mini can of dry shampoo to add some volume to it and refresh it. Then, update your makeup. If your skin tends to get oily during the day, use blotting papers to mattify it. Add extra concealer and powder, and do a quick smoky eye with a little added glitter to update your look. Complete with red or berry-coloured lipstick and a spritz of perfume and you’re set for the evening!

off the shoulder

Keeping it short and sweet today! Have a great weekend! 

Zara top and pants / Call it Spring shoes / Primark bag
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