At only 5 weeks until my due date (where has the time gone???) I definitely feel myself slowing down.  I’m not venturing off too far on my own, I think I’ve attended the last of events for now, and I’m now busy nesting (and resting when I can).  Lately even the simplest things like getting dressed in the morning or putting on my shoes leave me short of breath and needing a nap.  Working from home is such a blessing.  I adore all my cozies right now and spend most of my days in leggings, jersey, and knits.  Sure I merchandise it up a bit with some accessories but comfortable and casual are the best ways to describe my current look.  How do you dress up your casual clothes?

Sweater: Anthropologie, Dress: Metalicus, Leggings: c/o Old Navy maternity, Bag: Coach, Bracelets: Pandora, CPak, & c/o Mala Collective , Boots: Spring, Socks: c/o Stance Socks, Necklaces: Maison Scotch & Toodlebunny

 

One of my favorite things about Fall are cozy knits.  They are the ultimate in comfort and can look quite chic with the right accessories. The knit dress is a perfect transition piece.  I start with bare legs, flats, and a blazer and as the weather cools off I add tights and switch to boots.  This striped one from Old Navy Maternity has a casual feel to it but the neutral colours allow me to dress it up a bit.  I will wear this dress for anything from a dinner out to work meetings.  What is your favorite thing in your Fall wardrobe?

Dress: c/o Old Navy (maternity), Jacket: thrift shop find, Bag: Coach, Necklace: Forever21, Rings: c/o Pandora, Bracelets: Aldo accessories & Maui purchase

 

It seems so strange to be talking about the end of Summer.  We Vancouverites have had an amazing season.  Loads of sunshine and warm weather have been a real treat compared to summer’s past.  With kids going back to school next week and the stores full of beautiful Fall fashion, I’ve been trying to enjoy my last days with my Summer wardrobe.

As I’ve said in previous posts, this year, I’ve been having a harder time wrapping my brain around dressing for Fall as I am perpetually hot.  I seriously was sweating  just looking at Instagrams of girls in knit sweaters yesterday.  Twenty three degrees is too warm for full Fall gear.    However, after perusing the pages of my Fall issues, Ive been starting to plan out how I’m going to style myself to be season appropriate, but still stay cool.   After all, Fall is my favorite season.  When do you make the switch to your Fall wardrobe?

Dress: Topshop maternity, Jacket: AG Jeans, Bag: Nine West, Shoes & Necklace: Target, Ring: c/o Pandora

 

When it comes to maternity wear, I have found pants and denim the most difficult to find; that is until I took a trip to Mavi jeans.  Mavi offers up the option to have any of their jeans turned into maternity bottoms for only an additional $20 at time of purchase.  They offer a choice of three bands in varying widths and will match up a colour that suits your jeans best.  Mavi has their own in house seamstress to ensure consistent quality work.  I have been wearing my new jeans a ton. They are extremely comfortable and being that I could choose any pair, they are flattering too.

Jeans: c/o Mavi,  Top: Topshop,  Bag: Roxy, Shoes: Lola Ramona at Miz Mooz, Necklace: c/o Filou & The Cross, Ring: c/o Pandora (Alberni St.)

The shopping experience and before pics….

 

The process….

My panels also have an adjustable waistband so I can let it out as my bump grows.

The result…

 

April showers bring May flowers.  I keep reminding myself of this when I wake up to an overcast sky and puddles on the ground.  I’ve packed all my boots away for the year but one pair I can’t give up would be my wellies.  An absolute West Coast must.  To make sure I don’t look like I’m going out to do some gardening or digging for clams, I try to keep my rainboots looking just a bit more refined.

My maxi skirts have been perfect to keep me warm but they often get soaked on the bottom.  To avoid looking soggy, I tie a knot at the bottom of the skirt to shorten the hemline just a bit.  This fabulously cozy sweater by Left of Houston is the perfect layering piece.  It doesn’t look heavy and bulky but it adds just enough warmth to keep the chill off.    How do you stay chic in the rain?

Sweater: c/o Left on Houston, Skirt: Splendid (here), Tank: Zara, Scarf: Marciano, Clutch: Coach, Bracelets: c/o Mala Imports, Pandora, and CPak,  Wellies: Spank , Necklaces: Karen Telio

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