Monday, 14 December 2015

Last Minute Gift Ideas | Corporate Style in Pregnancy: Printed Dresses and LV Speedy Bandouliere

With the summer heat and humidity rising in Brisbane, I've been wearing my dresses a lot. Even non-maternity dresses are great options for a growing second trimester baby bump. Wearing an old favourite and a new one I bought recently just to give me another pregnancy office wear option.

What I wore:

Away from Blue | jeanswest paisley mixed print dress baby bump in the office

AwayFromTheBlue | JORD wood watch Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere
DressJeanswest 'Melanie' paisley mixed print dress
Belt: came with dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey (on sale in black)
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

I picked up this dress in a Jeanswest sale when I was in the third trimester of my last pregnancy, and it comfortably fit the baby bump then. I love the colours and print of it, and how accommodating it is!

I think I could have accessorised this better - maybe a different bag - but otherwise I was comfortable and happy in this outfit for the office.


Last worn: Jeanswest mixed print dress, studded mouse flats, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag.

Other ways to wearJeanswest mixed print dress and blazer without a baby bump, studded mouse flats and skinny jeans, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and denim shorts.


Do you still have some last minute gifts to buy for Christmas?

I thought I'd share a Shopbop gift guide. (Since you kindly mentioned that you didn't mind gift guides and some even found them useful.) With 3 day shipping worldwide and gift wrapping, Shopbop is a great place to shop if you need something quickly.





What I wore:

Away From Blue | Second Trimester Office Wear printed wrap dress non-maternity outfit

AwayFromBlue | printed wrap dress Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere
Dress: thrifted Target printed wrap dress (new purchase)
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

When I was freaking out that I was outgrowing my wardrobe so quickly and had nothing to wear, I had a little hunt in the local op-shops, as well as hitting up the Jeanswest maternity section. I found this printed wrap dress for a dollar! Best op-shop buy ever! I really like the only maternity wrap dress I have, so I figured for a dollar I'd get plenty of wear out of this wrap dress in my pregnancy too. Especially in the office.

It's a size larger than I would normally buy, and it's longer than I'd usually go for, but that just means it's got plenty of length as the baby belly grows bigger and starts to make the dress shorter. The extra fabric to wrap around should hopefully ensure I can wear this through all three trimesters too, unlike my other non-maternity wrap dress that doesn't really wrap around enough in the third trimester!


Last worn: purple singlet, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere (above). First time I've worn the wrap dress as it's a recent op-shop purchase.

Other ways to wearpurple singlet and a maxi skirt, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats and skinny jeans, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere with winter layers.



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58 comments:

  1. Wow, look at you, blooming mama, you have that pregnancy glow, Mica! Pregnancy still makes you so stylist and chic, will I be guessing right if I'm suspecting you're going to have a baby girl this time?
    BTW, love the outfits, and the LV bag!
    Take care!

    Xoxo,
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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    1. We will find out when baby is born! :)

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  2. That bag is darling! Such a classic. I love that it can be worn crossbosy with the added strap!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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    1. The cross body strap comes in so handy with a toddler also! :)

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  3. You look so nice! Thanks for sharing the great gift ideas!

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.ro/

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  4. You look amazing on maternity dresses.
    Hope i can pull one soon.
    Btw, great gift ideas.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  5. so many lovely gift ideas. i personally want any and everything kate spade!!

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    1. Kate Spade has so many cute things! :)

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  6. I took my Speedy out of the closet last night for the first time in a long time! It's such a staple!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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    1. It is a great classic bag to use! :)

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  7. It is good to always find something for for your baby bump! And you accessorized the look so well :) Candle is the right choice! I would love to have vanilla scent :)

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    1. Yep it's good to know I can keep wearing these dresses for a while! :)

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  8. Yay for the mouse flats! And I love the print of the second dress. (Plus the little charm hanging from your purse is adorable!)
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    1. Thanks, it was a gift from my bestie! :)

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  9. Beautiful looks!! And great selection!
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  10. I was also pregnant during the summer months and all I could wear were dresses, I would pretty much die in the summer heat I couldn't wait to give birth haha. Anyways you are just looking gorgeous dear I really like both looks :)

    ARedLip&Love

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    1. haha yes it does get hard over summer! Luckily dresses are so easy and cool to wear :)

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  11. You dress that bump beautifully! I love your little doggie :)

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  12. Great gift ideas! I love the headphones!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  13. I love your first outfit! So cute! Also, I love anything Kate Spade.

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  14. So many great gift ideas. I love the rose gold candle!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  15. I LOVE the paisly on that first dress! So flattering on your growing bump. You know I'm a pattern sucker, I totally would have been all about it too. (;

    You totally can't beat that deal! I hit up lots of thrift shops for blouses and cardigans when I was trying to hid my baby bump two years ago. Crazy how time flies! Hopefully I'll be doing it again soon! Glad I'll have your styling advice this time around. (;

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    1. Yes thrift shops are great! :) I never used them much the first time around as I got frustrated never finding any maternity pieces, but now I know more about what works and doesn't in pregnancy I can find some great non-maternity wear that should see me through quite well. Hopefully! :)

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  16. Love the wrap dress! So chic and comfy looking too!
    Dora www.bangsbang.com

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  17. The post is so great! Have a nice day:)

    irenethayer.com

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  18. You look lovely, Mica! I love both dresses, so pretty! I hope you're having a wonderful day and start to your week so far, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  19. You're getting bigger by the week! You really suit being pregnant and I love your maternity dresses. The cooler colours on you are perfect!

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    1. hehe yep, baby is growing every day! :)

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  20. Oh my goodness! That little doe key chain is adorable! Love the gift ideas! I'll definitely have to check some of those out. Especially the mug cake book...who doesn't love a good mug cake?

    Dayna
    www.sofashionablyfrugal.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, mug cake fan here too! I was tempted to pick that up for myself.... ;)

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  21. I love it when the dog is in the shot! I love that paisly print dress :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  22. Both great looks! I'm loving the first one! :D

    Florals&Smiles

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  23. I really love that first dress, I don't mind that LV paired with it, however I think that lovely purple mini MAC bag would go really well (though granted not the best option for work!)

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. The mini MAB would look awesome with it! Sadly, yep too small for work. But I'll keep it in mind! :)

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  24. Those print dresses look fabulous on you Mica! That first one is gorgeous. Love the paisley print. I love that gold watch and ice cream cone bag. HaHaHa
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  25. love the gifts you put together esp the glitter wallet, it's fab!

    http://awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com.au/

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  26. How cute are you in that paisley dress?

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  27. That second dress was a great find! I remember being a little more forgiving of maternity items because I knew I wouldn't be wearing them as long as a non maternity piece. Both dresses look adorable on you!

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    1. Yep that's exactly it! I know I'll only be wearing it a little while, then I can donate it back again! :)

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  28. Love the gift ideas! Those candles look so beautiful! I love candles that have pretty candle holders because you can always reuse them once they burn out.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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    1. Yes, I'm always doing that with my candles! When I use them up I keep the pretty jars! :)

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  29. You're looking absolutely gorgeous babe!!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  30. These dresses are beautiful, first one is my favourite! When it is hot, dresses are what I like to wear as well, they kinda keep me cool :) Also great gift suggestions!

    www.elabellaworld.com

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  31. Beautiful, I love how you styled your super cute bump.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  32. yay for candle gifting!!! I'm doing that this christmas! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. I bought a few candles for pressies too, and I'm hoping to get a few! I always love candles :)

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  33. Both dresses look comfortable and cute with your bump :) I love the colors on the paisley one. Thanks for the shopbop guide! I didn't know they had 3 day shipping!

    Mili

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    1. They have such fast international shipping! Faster than shipping inside Australia sometimes, haha!

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  34. Pregnancy really agrees with you - I love the first outfit, looks gorgeous on you.

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  35. Pregnancy style is so cute - love the bag too! xx

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  36. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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  37. What a bargain that second dress was! And both dresses are lovely prints. Looking gorgeous Mica!

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. That dress is a dollar well spent! Yay for good op shop finds!

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  39. Beautiful looks ! And you have a great selection!
    http://chicglamstyle.com

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