Monday, 29 February 2016

Printed Wrap Dresses and Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Speedy Bandouliere Bag for the Office

My third trimester work outfits are starting to get very repetitive! Although I do have maternity pencil skirts and tops, I've been falling back on the easy office wear option of a wrap dress frequently. I wore my damier ebene speedy bag with both outfits as I don't feel the checkered print competes too much with the prints on the dresses.

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Third Trimester Office wear Soon Maternity printed wrap dress LV speedy

AwayFromTheBlue | AwayFromTheBlue | Printed dress, Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy B JORD Wood watch
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
Dress: Soon Maternity 'Madeline' grey print wrap dress
Singlet (under dress): Target grey marle tank top
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

This dress has definitely been my most worn office wear this pregnancy! I'm so glad I bought it during my last pregnancy. I think wearing something once a week is perfectly acceptable in pregnancy, especially in the last trimester.

I've fallen into a third trimester pregnancy capsule wardrobe as the baby bump outgrows most things I own, so I'll need to do a post about that. This dress is one of the key pieces.


Last worn: Soon Maternity wrap dress, grey singlet, gold mouse flats, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag.

Other ways to wearwrap dress and Chloe Paddington, grey singlet and denim shorts, gold mouse flats and a pencil skirt, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag and denim shorts.


Printed wrap dresses under $100:






What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Pregnancy Officewear Atmos&Here Betsy jersey wrap dress in watercolour print

AwayFromTheBlue | Printed dress, Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace
DressAtmos&Here Betsy jersey wrap dress in watercolour print (on sale!)
Tank (under dress): turquoise Cotton On singlet
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

As I mentioned last time I wore this dress, being a non-maternity piece I'm trying to get as much wear from it as possible before the baby bump outgrows it. I was pleased I could squeeze in another wear.

When I was planning in the evening what to wear the next day, I was thinking of a different singlet to wear under this dress and thought that my turquoise one would look nice and match the print. I noticed in the morning that it didn't really match like I thought it would, it's more green than blue. Wore it anyway as I was running late and couldn't be bothered grabbing another top! It did bug me a little through the day though.


Last worn: Atmos&Here printed wrap dressturquoise singlet, camel flats, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere (above).

Other ways to wearturquoise printed wrap dress and navy tote bag, turquoise singlet with paisley print, camel flats and skinny jeans, LV speedy bandouliere and a maxi skirt.





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64 comments:

  1. I don't think they're getting repetitive at all! And even if they were, it's only natural because I can only imagine how hard it must be to fit in anything that makes you feel comfortable and be able to move around. I think dresses look beautiful on you and your belly. My favourite out of the two has to be the grey print wrap dress. Stunning!

    Ella Pinto

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    1. Thanks Ella! It certainly seems like they are the only things I wear sometimes, haha!

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  2. I think a wrap dress is perfect for all your maternity outfits! after all they're super comfy and office-friendly! :)

    Metallic Paws

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  3. These wrap dresses look so adorable with your bump! I really love the prints!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  4. I have outgrown almost every piece in my collection, so I totally agree: Wearing the same thing once a week is completely acceptable. Anything else would be a huge waste of money.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Definitely! No point buying new maternity things in the third trimester!

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  5. I can't help myself but drool over your handbag :)

    Angelie // Angelie // Sleek Makeup Base Duo Kit Review

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  6. Wrap dresses makes one look sophisticated without trying to hard , i love the prints on this one . Nice look for maternity work wear.


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  7. i love how you're able to have such variety in your outfits, even in those gorgeous wrap dresses. i'd just wear the same skirt, lol. you look great!

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    1. haha thanks Elle! It feels repetitive but I do have a trio of dresses to pick from!

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  8. I love your speedy and I love that dress at the top. It's such a smart look for the office. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  9. Wrap/surplice dresses are always so flattering for any woman. I happen to love the colours in the second look. Great pair of flats! :)
    Lebanese & Gourmet Travelling

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  10. The bag is such a classic one! You never cease to look stunning in a wrap dress. They are so flattering on you!

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    1. Thanks Laura! I think it's such a flattering style - pregnant or not!

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  11. I love both looks, Mica! Wrap dresses are so easy and figure flattering, which is why I love them so much! I think it's great that you were able to wear the first dress from your last pregnancy. I've never been pregnant before, but I've heard many women say that they try to avoid purchasing maternity clothes because it doesn't make sense to them financially. I, however, disagree, if you plan on having more than one child. I intend on investing in pieces, like a wrap dress (or six ;) because it makes more sense as you can get so many wears out of them throughout all of your pregnancies, like you've done with your pieces. As for your second look, I actually think the tank matches perfectly! It looks just like the color in the print. Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful mama :) I hope you're having the best start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thanks Jalisa! I've certainly kept my maternity clothing spending to a minimum, but being pregnant over the different seasons has meant buying a few pieces that work for summer that I didn't have before :)

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  12. You are looking too adorable with that bump! I love the dresses, such nice prints :)

    Florals&Smiles

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  13. Yay for the mouse flats!!! :D
    And you're looking so great!! Wearing my favorite dress again, hehe
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  14. I love a good wrap dress, this one is so pretty! That purse is everything!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  15. Well, I often wear the same thing and I don't even have the excuse of being pregnant, so there's that. I particularly like the second dress, the print is very cheerful. I personally don't think the tank clashes, but I certainly know the feeling of an outfit bothering you throughout the day. Been there!

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    1. Yep, everyone rewears things :) sometimes I feel I'm just doing it too often, wearing things as soon as they are washed haha!

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  16. Wrap dresses seem perfect for a maternity wear! They look both comfy and so chic!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  17. You win cutest bump award! i love both looks.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  18. I love love the print on that second dress! So cute.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  19. You look so good! I love wrap dresses, they're so classic and look good on everyone. I've yet to invest in one, but I can definitely imagine how versatile they are.

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. They are great pieces! I find them perfect for the office - pregnant or not!

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  20. Both are great prints and you look so cute in both :D

    ARedLip&Love

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  21. When you wear your wrap dresses you always switch something up and even if you don't I think its ok to have a uniform that works, wether you are pregnant or not :)

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    1. Thanks Lorena :) I do try change my accessories to be a little different :)

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  22. I love wrap dresses! Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  23. I love wrap dresses! You look so cute in them!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  24. I agree the prints complement each other!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  25. Wrap dresses are awesome when you are pregnant, they are so comfortable and flattering. I love your picks!

    XO,

    Meagan
    BLOGLOVIN'
    Hearts of Gold Blog
    Instagram @heartsofgoldblog

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  26. perfect pregnancy style!

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  27. That purse has been on my lust list for years now! I don't know why I can't make the leap and buy it.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  28. Your bag is so classy that it goes perfectly well with almost anything! :) Love the color of the second dress <3

    Airish xx
    http://airishabella.blogspot.com

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  29. I absolutely adore wrap dresses - they always look so chic but they're incredibly comfy too. So jealous of your bag by the way, its on my bucket list to own at least one LV item! x

    Viva Epernay

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    1. It is a great bag, I highly recommend it!

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  30. Wrap dresses are super flattering for pregnancy! I wish I would have known that with Pen. They fit and are comfy, yet still allow you to look dressed up. Pretty sure LV check goes with any and all prints. (; It's such a classic!

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    1. You can get some next time around! :D

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  31. I never thought to wear a wrap dress while pregnant. It looks great on you!

    Becky
    www.bybmgblog.com

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  32. I'm not sure why, but the sound of a maternity pencil skirt sounds like too much work - I'd stick with these comfy and super flattering wrap dresses!

    iamchiconthecheap.com

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    1. It is tricky trying to find a top to go with those skirts sometimes haha!

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  33. I have probably said this before...but I just adore these wrap dresses on you! Too cute, Mica!

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  34. Congrats on entering your 3rd trimester!! You look wonderful, Mica!!


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Today's Post: Pop of Pink...

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  35. love your whole look! Perfect wrap dresses on you!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  36. You look fabulous! I need to add some more wrap dresses to my closet. They are so versatile - pregnant or not! Great bag, too!

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  37. I love your wrap dresses, so keep on wearing them. Plus, at this point you just have to wear what's comfortable!

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  38. this is such a beautiful wrap dress and really flatters the bump!

    kileen
    cute & little

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  39. I love seeing your posts each week Mica, it's fascinating watching your belly grow with your baby! Though it's quite strange as I feel like I can't ever imagine you WITHOUT a bump now!? Gorgeous outfits as usual!

    Musings & More

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    1. haha yes it's great having a bump progression through the blog! :)

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  40. I like how you chose a different singlet. Looked beautiful with that dress. Hang in there Mica! You're almost there!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Yep just 3 weeks to go now, wow!

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  41. Both of these dresses look beautiful on you! First one is more classy, whereas the second one is casual, but both are so pretty! Wrap dresses must come handy during pregnancy :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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  42. It's totally okay to repeat the wrap dresses because you look great in them! And they look very comfy too. Love your bag as well, so fabulous.

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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  43. You look beautiful! I actually have the same bag - it's such a versatile piece!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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  44. The Damier print really compliments your dress. In fact I think you'd be hard pressed to find something that wouldn't work with it. Then again florals would probably be ghastly with it. Certain ones at least. And your last dress, I quite like that green singlet paired with the dress. Your photos at least, it works well with the turquoise.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Very true - it works with a lot of outfits!

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  45. You know you always have great choices with your bag collection. I love the print of your wrap dress, and I have a few myself. I think comfort is key, with pregnancy and without,and the wrap dress is both stylish and comfortable.
    pretty on you :-)

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  46. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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