When I was pregnant with Amelie everyday was a struggle to keep anything down. I suffered from severe Hyperemesis-gravidarum which kept me hospital bound on a drip for a total of almost four months!
Getting dressed and staying in style was the absolute last thing on my mind! I lived in leggings and loose smock dresses, not giving my constantly growing appearance a second thought.
This time round with Baby Ryder No.2, I’ve found myself paying more and more attention to how I dress my bump.
I suffered from Hyperemesis-gravidarum again this time round from the sixth week of my pregnancy, but luckily we were under the most amazing team of consultants before we started trying to conceive and so a well put together contingency plan was ready and waiting for me.
Every single day is still so up and down what with having an overactive thyroid this time around too, but I’m being so well looked after by the team of midwives and specialists and by my employer that I’ve actually been able to focus on other things this pregnancy other than where’s that needle for this drip going to go!
I always strive to look my best but love nothing more than to be comfortable. I feel it’s so important to stay true to myself and my style during this pregnancy and so have tried not to alter too much of my fashion and avoided instantly reaching for the extra elasticated jeggings!
I take a lot of my fashion inspiration from the seasons.
I try to find beauty in everything around me, during autumn and winter you’ll literally find me blending in with the trees! Think deep, burgundy reds, khaki shades of green and of course lots of mustard and tan!
For spring I’ll be sporting pretty pastel, blush shades of optimism a little like my spring mindset!
And for Summer it’ll be florals. Soft, floaty floral prints guaranteed to help you flaunt and flatter.
Absolutely nothings going to change when it comes to shopping for my maternity wardrobe too!
This winter I’ve found myself wrapping up in cosy cable knit jumpers, ribbed body con dresses to show off my bump, (otherwise I find I get that too much cake or baby bump questioning look!) and warm, comfy jumpers dresses.
This has been my favourite go to look and I’d recommend it to any Mama to be. Turtle neck to add style and this colour just says winter better than any other colour I know!
Just a little tip if you’re still in that in between stage, I found that by adding a belt to a baggy jumper gave me the illusion of hips, as well as giving my bump the nice little silhouette I crave!
Paired with black jeans and heeled ankle boots for warm and cosy bump in style.
My second favourite thing I love about winter weather is you get to bring out your beloved winter coat! Scott bought this beige little number for me at Christmas five or six years ago! I literally live for all things beige or tanned. We once played Mr & Mrs with friends and when asked what my favourite colour was Scott replied almost instantly with ‘beige’! It’s not, just for the record my favourite colour is blush pink, but it was an extremely well educated guess from the Mr.R!
Year after year without fail this coat, along with my very much loved Ralphie get their time to shine!
At the moment my wardrobe is staying made up of soft coloured jumpers, roll necks and jersey stretch tops all of which I’m planning on pairing with black or denim ripped jeans, long boots and stylish hats. Either bobble, floppy or cowboy’esk I’m loving a good hat at the minute!
Here are a few pieces to recreate this look as well as a few I’m lusting over this season.
Click below to shop my look:
6. Tan coat
There’s also so much to love about maternity wear and twining with my toddler, but thats for another time!