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Wednesday 30 May 2012

Chic denim separates

Chambray and lightweight denim are both great summer fabrics and come in a multitude of chic separates. It looks greta with all your brights, stripes, statement accessories and black or tan.  I love this little A-Line dress I got from Uniqlo a while back which I'm finally wearing with my Stella Mc.Cartney fluro pink sandals.

Uniqlo dress, Stella McCartney sandals, Chanel bag

A few of my fevaourite denim essentials:

7. Top Shop MOTO Denim Skirt £25.00

And for a super chic look wear with ultimate tan wedge..

Chloé Leather wedges £520

Love these denim tops from Uniqlo- layer with jersey tops underneath or dress up with a statement necklace

Uniqlo Cotton Tencel Short Sleeve T-Blouse  £14.90

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Have you worn your yet?

Finally I get to wear my Marni for HM dress, have you worn yours? Tweet me a pic @WITblog if you have, would love to see how you've been styling yours.  I'm wearing mine pregnancy styled, cinched in at what's left of my waist with an old Marni leather belt, Marni HM earrings and my Chanel bag and sandals Summer is here! 

Monday 28 May 2012

Week end wardrobe-diary

I figured some of my favourite outfits actually come when you don't get to see them,  so today I thought I would show you what I wore at the week end. Saturday night I had a friends birthday party and went out for a lovely al fresco dinner with a bunch of friends. In the morning I finally sorted out my Summer wardrobe and pulled out this silk Joseph silk dress that still fits, yey! The weather is just divine at the moment so I can finally go bare legged so I wore my metallic Rupert Sanderson sandals and Russell and Bromley pouch. For those of you who asked... NO I don't wear heels during the day, only if I know there will be minimum walking ;-)

Here I am with one my oldest and dearest friends Olivia outside the restaurant.


Above, my new RB pouch it's a great one to keep all your things in in your bag and then turn it into an evening clutch. 

On Sunday I pulled out another all time favourite from my Summer pile, my Chanel navy shirt dress. I wore it to a BBQ in the garden for another friend's birthday and dressed it down with my Chanel thong sandals, an Accessorize straw hat and my Rayban sunnies. I tend to opt for maxi at BB Q's because you can sit on the floor and not worry too much about crossing your legs, so it was a bit of a practical choice too!


I love flat sandals, I think you can never have enough, I have so many cheap and expensive but literally wear themall till they come apart.

My best friend Claire organised the loveliest birthday BBQ in her garden. We are both pregnant three weeks apart and we love clothes. You would have read some of her articles in Red because she writes the clever interviews in my shopping section called "Personal Shopper".  She has the most amazing walk-in wardrobe, simply every girls' dream and certainly mine! She gave me a little tour of it and I couldn't resist taking a few pics of it and share them on WIT (with her permission). I love how she displayed her favourite Louboutins in a glass bell, gorgeous!

Friday 25 May 2012

WIT'S Baby Friday: KOKA MAMA

In today's WIT Baby Friday I'm really excited to introduce you to a great maternity brand that you may have not heard about before called Koka Mama. My mission in pregnancy is to try and still look like myself (with a few waist-adjustments here and there) and what I instantly loved about Koka Mama was a collection made up of simple, capsule-wardrobe-like pieces that could be straight from your own wardrobe.  Koka Mama reminds me a little bit about Margaret Howell for the pregnant ladies, with a COS approach to simple cuts and flattering shapes. It has really accessible price points considering the luxury fabrics and technology behind the making and it's perfect for girls like me that love to dress up their clothes with jewellery, bags and accessories.

"Koka Mama launches Spring Summer 12 with a chic collection of maternity-wear for the discerning mother to be.
Founder of Koka Mama, Tamara Hema has created a collection to be worn during pregnancy and into motherhood. With cleverly cut designs, luxurious fabrics and special detailing, Koka Mama will be simple and stylish throughout the journey.
New Zealander Tamara thought up Koka Mama while working in maternity-wear in London’s Primrose Hill.
“My customers are looking for a contemporary quality maternity-wear that already works alongside their non maternity wardrobe. They want a tailored stylish look whilst pregnant and breast-feeding…it’s simple – they want trousers that don’t fall down and fabrics beyond jersey!"
At Koka Mama, we offer impeccable online customer service, next day delivery within the UK and your purchases consciously packaged and securely shipped worldwide."

Because I genuinely love everything I feature in WIT and only suggest what I would buy myself,  I decided to test run to some of my favourite pieces looking at fit, comfort and versatility. Here are some of my favourite looks from the current collection and below my tried and tested TOP 3 must-buys with an in depth explanation as to why I love them,  and why I think they make up for a great little maternity capsule wardrobe. 

Tried and tested 

The versatile top 
In my experience so far tops get tricky when you are pregnant: your boobs get bigger, for months it looks like you've eaten one too many brownies and your regular favourite t-shirt (sigh) just won't make the cut any longer. This is why I've included this Koka Mama top in my top 3 must-buys, every pregnant lady needs a flattering, versatile top in her wardrobe. Things I love about it: the chic long sleeves,  weighty jersey fabric that feels like it will last,  the fact that you can grow into it but most importantly the way the sleeves and top half are cut mean that it's got a almost magical non-clingy slimming effect, try to believe. I wish it also came in navy and maybe a grey marl fabric. 

A black top really goes with everything, I decided to style mine for a smart work day to update this look for the day how about wearing with your jeans and a cute flat ballerina? 

The Chino
Another classic wardrobe must-have, I love a rolled up chino weather pregnant or not, it's always chic looks great with neutral and bright tops and can be dressed up or down with the simple help of a flat or heel.  It's a shame I had already bought my Top Shop ones because I love the Koka Mama version which has a much slimmer (and more flattering) leg. Things I love about it: the cut is simply very flattering on, the elasticated waist band is supportive and comfortable, the just-right shade of beige. Would have liked a front pocket as well as a back one and a navy version would be fab too.

If I were going to an evening work event or even Friday night pizza with friends, I would totally still wear chinos - just pair with killer heels and statement necklace.

The multi-tasking dress
This was probably my favourite piece in the collection, made me feel so pregnant-fabulous! It's definitely a one-shape-fit-all-sizes kind of dress, I can't imagine this looking wrong on anyone at any stage of pregnancy. It's such a chic timeless piece I know I'm going to get so much wear out of it. Things I love about it: the comfort factor of a shirt dress, the beautiful silk fabric, the fact that it's navy and not black, the perfect knee-grazing length that looks perfect in heels or flats.

Flat sandals and an across the body bag are perfect for a day on the go.

Lastly, another item I loved is this cashmere poncho, not quite right for a summer pregnancy yet loved the shape and fit.

Thursday 24 May 2012

Don't say it too loud but...

... it looks like spring has arrive din the UK too! To celebrate I'm doing a bare leg for the first time in months and wearing my new Office sandals for the first time paired with my Prada leather skirt which actually fits better at 6 months pregnant than before.

Marni HM earrings, Gap shirt, Prada skirt, Office sandals, Chanel bag

Office sandals £35 in store now 

also love this neon pink version Office tan and neon pink sandlas £35

Wednesday 23 May 2012


Ciao from the set of our shoot today! Look out for it in the August issue of Red.....

American Apparel t-shirt, Top Shop maternity chinos, Aldo shoes, Chanel bag, Top Shop necklace

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Getting in holiday mode

I won't be able to fly very soon so I've organised a last minute holiday back in Italy in a  couple of weeks. To get me in the spirit I'm starting to think of my holiday wardrobe and some of my must-pack items. I love thinking ahead, getting organised and think about what I'm going to pack, so today I bought the "Lotions and Potions" vanity case for my sunscreens. It's really light and the perfect size to fit all my beach esentials: SPF's, mirror, brush, pouch for wet bikini ecc... and it turns into a  chic clutch for lunch al fresco. Now back to reality and off to work though!

Reiss coat, Jigsaw top, J.Brand maternity jeans, Chanel bag, RB ballerinas

Monday 21 May 2012

Chanel clad

I'm incredibly excited today because I'm finally getting back into a pair of jeans. I was thinking I would get a summer pregnancy with floaty dresses, fab flat shoes with perfectly pedicured toes... but no no no, it's the end of May and I'm wearing fur. So, as a result a pair of jeans was on my shopping list. These J.Brand are super light, fit like a glove and are so comfy. I'm dressing them down with flat ballerinas and my favorite Chanel accessories.

New Look jacket, Joseph gilet. Cos t-shirt, J.Brand maternity jeans, RB ballerinas, Chanel necklace and bag

My Chanel bag...

... and Chanel necklace

Friday 18 May 2012

WIT's Baby Friday: belly progress week 23

5 months and 3 weeks

New Look coat, French Connection t-shirt, Boden leggings, RB shoes, Chanel bag, Ray Ban sunnies

Thursday 17 May 2012

It's no secret that i LOVE a statement necklace- today I'm wearing one my all time favorites from Miu Miu. Yesterday it was all about earrings and today is my necklace parade. 

Sweater dress, RB ballerinas, Chanel bag, French Connection coat, Miu Miu necklace

My TOP 5 necklace parade

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Earrings were huge on the catwalk this season, after years of not wearing any I've been experimenting with statement, dangly, colorful ones like the Top Shop ones I'm wearing today (as seen in Red this month). Here are some more I love....

Whistles leather jacket, Jigsaw top, Miu Miu skirt, RB ballerinas, Chanel bag, Freedom at top Shop earrings 

My top 5 fab-earrings parade

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Side view

I've been in Florence to visit my family for the week end and I went on a little Saturday night outing with my friends (and pregnant sister!). It was lovely and warm so I got to wear my new maternity T-shirt and paired it with some of my favorite accessories.  What I love about this outfit is that I would wear it even if I wasn't pregnant so it make me feel vaguely normal! As promised to some of you that have emailed,  here is a side-view WIT ;-) 


Friday 11 May 2012

WIT's Baby Friday: jersey

Let's face it, stretchy jersey and pregnancy equal comfort. So in my 5 and a half months pregnancy status I've decided to give in to a few jersey additions to my wardrobe. Now you will never see me in low cut purple wrap dress, however I've made couple of purchases this week that given the right styling will be just the right mix of cool and comfort. When buying jersey numbers during pregnancy I think the two things to watch out for are colour and length. Colour: black, grey and navy jersey look more expensive, any other colour more often that not doesn't. Length: watch out for that "mumsy length" (just below the knee), for me it's either short, midi or maxi. When pairing with your existing wardrobe I think the trick is to keep it cool, mix with your most stylish designer bag, cool sunglasses, leopard print and leather jacket. Here's how I'm styling mine...

In my shopping bag this week:

River Island side slit black maxi skirt worn with...

See you next Friday for another WIT Baby Friday  post!
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