Stripy Tops and Leather Skirts

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Stripy Top: River Island
Cardigan: Topshop (Old)
Leather Pleated Skirt: Primark
Tights: Next

I love this outfit. Well... I love this skirt. It's so comfortable and I seem to find myself wearing it all the time. It has an elasticated waist, which as you can imagine is great with a huge bump sticking out of me! My hair has not been cooperative today (ongoing issue...). So it ended up getting tied up high and forgotten about. I didn't want to straighten it though, in case it made matters worse so it's ended up a bit of a mess. But hey!

I have edited the disclaimer on my blog. I'm sure you realise that this is not a pregnancy advice blog, and I don't pretend to know anything about raising babies of how you're supposed to feel when pregnant! I don't mean to sound like an expert and so if I do, I apologise. This blog is simply a place for me to get my worries, silly thoughts and opinions out into the wider world, so that perhaps if you are pregnant and having a stress, you know you're not alone! I'm not perfect, I don't always make the right choices, but I do my best. This pregnancy thing is tough, especially when you don't have a lot of previous experience of hospitals and doctors. It can feel quite intimidating at times and there is a lot of pressure on pregnant women to be perfect. I'm not just talking about not drinking alcohol or smoking, but things like "don't eat fish more than once a week" and "dont go running anymore". Sometimes you slip up and eat tuna 3 times a week (I've done it). It doesn't mean your not looking out for your unborn child, it just means you are human! And it's important not to get too carried away listening to every single opinion from every single person who thinks they know what's best. 

If in doubt, ask your Midwife or doctor. They are the ones who will know, and more than often reassure you that you're doing fine. If you feel silly making an appointment because you're worried that you ate an egg that wasn't 100 per cent cooked, DON'T! Just go! I've done it before (with the tuna situation). They don't look at you like your an idiot and they don't tell you off. They just reassure you and if it makes you feel better and stops you from worrying, then what's the harm? I know my midwife has been amazing!

Ps. Google is your ENEMY. DO NOT use google to diagnose problems! You will only end up reading about some women, somewhere who ate a tuna fish when pregnant and died. It won't put your mind at ease, it wont give you the right answers. Talk to a midwife instead.

Sorry for the rant! Hope your all having a lovely weekend! 


  1. I'm sure I read that we're allowed 3 cans of tuna a week on the NHS site. And the nhs even says half the stuff we're banned from is 'just in case'. We're not supposed to have cured meat - that means bacon. Am I hell giving up a bacon sannie!
    At the end of the day, if something was wrong, you'd know it.

    Love that cardi btw - it's such a bright colour, gorgeous! Xo

    1. Haha! Is it 3 cans? That's good. At the beginning of my pregnancy I was craving peanut butter. Then I later heard that peanuts are really bad to eat... I had NO idea about it! I have decided to just stick to what the booklet you get given tells you to do and ignore all the speculation! xx

  2. Brilliant! You look adorable! I love how the turquoise cardigan brightens everything up.

  3. Love that skirt! Especially in a combination with that striped shirt!


  4. Peanuts are in again now apparently - so go peanut butter wild!! I was a crap pregnant woman. ate all sorts, fell over countless times, even broke my elbow & my boy is just fine, so don't worry yourself too much x looking lovely as ever x [p.s. just a disclaimer, not saying any other pregnant woman should be totally lax, I may have just been lucky!]


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