Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Final Pregnancy Outfit: Maxi Dress and Vintage Chanel Bag

This is the last pregnancy outfit I took photos of for the blog! While baby arrived a couple of weeks ago, I've been sharing the backed up outfit photos.

I've mentioned before, when I had baby T, that dressing to care for a newborn is all about just finding something clean to wear and doesn't really make for blog worthy outfits. Most of the time you want to stay at home anyway, and not get dressed up and go out. Having a little backlog of outfit posts has let me relax and not feel any pressure to get back into 'normal' clothing, and embrace the pyjama days and newborn snuggles as much as possible. Adjusting to two under two is a big change, blogging has not been at the front of my mind.

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | MEV Havana maxi dress evening pregnancy date night outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap bag
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Kmart thin black glitter belt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

Wore this out for a date night with hubby. Back in the first trimester, I'd optimistically booked tickets to a show just a few days before my due date. My reasoning was that I didn't want to be stuck home feeling sorry for myself, missing a sold-out show and being heavily pregnant. When I didn't go into labour the day of the show or the day after, I was glad I'd bought the tickets! It was nice to get dressed up for an evening and enjoy spending some time together before our second son arrived.

I don't see myself using my vintage Chanel bag when looking after a baby and a toddler, so it was good to have a reason to use it before packing it away for a little while.


This dress has been worn a lot over both my pregnancies, and afterwards too as it's nursing friendly. It was nice to take a final pregnancy photo in it, although I didn't know it at the time!

AwayFromBlue | Final Baby Bump Update Photo 39 Weeks


Thank you for following along with my pregnancy journey.


Last wornMothers En Vogue maxi dress, black glitter belt, Havaianas, vintage Chanel flap bag.

Other ways to wearmaxi dress and a Louis Vuitton scarf, glitter belt over a cardigan, vintage Chanel flap bag for a house party.






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81 comments:

  1. Love the bottom ruffles on the dress. Ruffles and lace are my favorite details.


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  2. Now that's a belly! And Chanel? Let's just drool for a bit.

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  3. Yay for the final one! Hehe :D I love the Chanel, always such a perfect finishing touch to any look
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    1. It is indeed! :) Sad to have it packed away for a while, but maybe I'll get an event to wear it to soon.

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  4. At least you were able to get a wear our of the Chanel bag, and I love the colour of the maxi, which I see is also quite versatile for you.
    Sugar Talk

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    1. Yes was nice to give it another wear :)

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  5. OMG - look at that last picture Mica!! Baby was all set to arrive :)
    Happy to know that it all went so well and I think it was a great idea for you to buy those tickets.

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    1. He was definitely ready to make an appearance! It was a bit of a running joke having those tickets, but I'm so glad I bought them and could make the show :)

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  6. Oh how exciting that that was your last maternity outfit, yay! What a great idea to book tickets to a show, and I'm glad you got to enjoy it. Such a great memory before your family grew!

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    1. Yes was nice to have that time together :)

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  7. You always manage to make maxi dress look beautiful no matter what!! Hope you are having a blast enjoying baby two at home! You are truely the queen of the house now (full with boys haha).

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  8. That's so nice that you were able to get out to a show right before son #2 burst into the world. One of my coworkers is due in a month, and she's just recently "popped" and holy smokes, I have nothing but admiration for you, Mica! Seeing as I've never had kids, kudos to you - and you've looked just beautiful the entire time.

    Hope you are doing well!

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    1. haha, it's easier sticking to dresses, did that a lot in the last few weeks! :) Congrats to your coworker!

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  9. You saved one of the best for last! Beautiful color and the bottom is so cute!!! Hope you're doing well mama and baby, bet your lil family is so cute together!!

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    1. Yes it was great having such a nice outfit to finish up on! :) Worked out well.

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  10. stunning! love the vintage Chanel! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  11. And of course you end your pregnancy outfit series with a gorgeous dress! I love the color on you! SO flattering! Also great idea to get one last use out of your gorgeous Chanel bag before your baby arrives! Can't wait to hear all about the birth! :]

    xo Deborah
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    1. It is a great dress. Will have a post up soon about baby's arrival! :) Have been relying on my scheduled posts :)

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  12. Glad you got to spend a date night with the hubs before the baby arrived. This vintage bag is stunning.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
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  13. You look stunning in pink! I absolutely loved your pregnancy outfit series...really helpful to see one can look really chic and stylish during pregnancy. Congrats on the birth of your little one! Hope the first few weeks together were amazing (and not too tiring) :)
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  14. First of all a huge Congrats Mica for your baby arrival. <3 I totally hear you on relaxing with back up outfits for the blog; after all my deliveries I lived in my pajamas for a long while. Hope you are enjoying your little bundle of joy as much as you can, and getting some rest in between (which I know is hard to get with 2 under 2) Btw you look amazing in the pink maxi; the color is lovely with your complexion. Happy Thursday. XOXO, Elif

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    1. Yep pyjamas are the way to go in the newborn days! Resting as much as I can :)

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  15. Congratulations on the arrival! This colour is absolutely stunning on you.

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  16. Loving this date night outfit, hun! And look at that baby bump, wow! You wore the dress beautifully and that Chanel handbag is just too gorgeous. :) Hope you're well! Kisses. x

    Kay
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  17. What a great idea to book tickets to a show to have a fun night out right before you deliver! You look so pretty in pink! I love your vintage bag!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Yes it worked out well that we got to use the tickets! :)

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  18. Such a great picture to end the pregnancy series, and such a great reminder. I took a belly picture with my daughter the day before I got into labour as well, lucky coincidence, but didn't capture a shot this time.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. It's nice when you manage to have the coincidence like that, so you can look back on the bump at it's largest :)

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  19. Such a pretty color on you! Congrats on the baby!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  20. A fond farewell to your pregnancy posts, what a nice memento that must be for you to have. That Chanel bag is beautiful, what a treasure. Glad it (and you!) had a good outing!

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    1. It is lovely to have such a nice pic before baby arrived :)

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  21. Wow, what a great bag! I don't think I have seen it before. Glad you got to enjoy a date night right before the baby came. You were so smart to plan some final maternity posts to give yourself time.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Yep, scheduling posts is working well! :)

      I don't use this often, it's vintage lambskin so I tend to save it for special occasions :) It's not toddler friendly, haha!

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  22. Congrats Mica for your baby arrival, I'm happy for you. You look amazing in this maxi dress. Have a lovely day. xx
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  23. Such a big baby belly on such a tiny person! haha I can't imagine the things you're dealing with as of right now. The good and bad of course. lol I'm sure you've had to relearn how to live in a way. Hopefully in the last few weeks you've found a nice balance to your life. (: Many blessings to your and your family!

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    1. Thanks Kiki! It's a learning experience for sure, but we are lucky to have two wonderful boys who are making the adjustments easy.

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  24. Absolutely beautiful!

    Take Care Doll! Kisses,
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  25. I've loved reading your pregnancy series! Congrats on the arrival of your baby!

    Darriyan xx | www.darriyancateland.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow, Mica, that dress is SO beautiful on you! The color just pops against your skin and hair tone and I love that you paired it with the black Chanel purse, which is gorgeous btw! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great week so far, girlie!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  27. That vintage Chanel is a stunner! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  28. Giiiirl I know you always have palm trees in the background of your pics but today they are particularly calling out to me. Maybe its the beautiful color of this dress against the tropical backdrop. Whatever it is you look so cute in this dress! I hope you are enjoying time with your little one and getting at least a little bit of rest. :)

    Erica
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    1. Thank you! I'm managing to get some rest :)

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  29. That's such a lovely dress, and I know I'm probably repeating what everyone said but I love the pop of color! And it's always nice to get a little dressed up for the occasion - I'm glad you had a good time before baby arrived!

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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  30. Wow,look at you ... drop dead gorgeous and ready to pop! ;)

    Thanks so much for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
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  31. Beautiful!! That dress is Stunning!

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  32. Mica, Lovely dres & I love the color.. it looks really great on you!

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  33. A good a reason as any to rock an amazing bag! I wish I had half as many nice pregnant shots of myself as you do . . . your kids will love looking back when they're older!

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    1. Yes it will be fun showing them all of the photos! Although showing toddler T his baby photos he gets confused and doesn't realise it's him...maybe when he's older :)

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  34. You look so radiant and the dress is gorgeous! Glad you got to dress up a bit though, enjoy the comfy wear now!! At home most of the time I'm in pjs lol!


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    1. Yep, my 'not leaving the house' outfit is definitely PJs!

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  35. beautiful dress, you look amazing
    have a nice weekend love x

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  36. What a perfect baby bump! Love that color on you and obsessed with your bag! <3

    xo Raina
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  37. Congrats with a baby! so happy for you! stunning dress as well! what a color!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  38. You look so beautiful!! Congrats on your child!!!! I have been gone so long I can't believe you've already gone thru the entire pregnancy already ;) I'm sure you are quite busy!!

    XOXO
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  39. Oh wow, I didn't realise you had the baby! Love the instapic and glad to see you're both well :)

    Corinne x
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  40. That dress is a gorgeous colour on you and you look fabulous in it! When baby grows up, you can tell him that's the last photo you have of him in your belly! LOL!

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    1. Yep it will be fun to show him the photo! The last ones I have of his big brother were when I was in labour, no time for that with him!

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  41. You look so beautiful! That dress compliments you so much! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  42. That's so nice that you have a backlog of outfit posts, since you're so busy with the newborn! I love that magenta dress on you, it's such a great color!

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    1. Yes I've really enjoyed being able to use the backlog of pics and not worry about writing blog posts :)

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  43. You look so beautiful. love your Chanel bag. wish you good luck dear!! x
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  44. Hope you are enjoying your baby No 2. Take your time, those precious moments, won't come back.

    Regards Mica,

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    Diana

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    1. Very true, and they grow so quickly!

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  45. What a fabulous outfit to end your maternity phase!

    SSG xxx

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  46. Beautiful dress! The color truly fits you.
    Have a safe labor.
    Lots of hugs.
    Cheers,
    T.
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  47. What a lovely bag! I can imagine you styling it so many ways. I love the ruffles on the bottom of that dress!

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  48. Eek look at that bump, what an outfit to end your pregnancy with and congratulation and the gorgeous baby boy!

    Musings & More

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  49. Wow that Chanel is gorgeous! And I love the pink dress, I can't believe how huge your bump got!

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  50. Omg Mica! It's gonna be so weird to see future blog posts without your baby belly! I can't even imagine how crazy your life must be right now with two babies but one thing is for sure: you must be a really chic mama! ;) By the way, love your vintage Chanel!!!
    xx

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    1. Yes it will be strange sharing bump-less photos on the blog after so long! :)

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  51. You look so pretty in this colorful dress! I am glad you were able to go out and enjoy a date night before son number two arrived. I hope you are enjoying your time home and are getting plenty of rest.

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    1. Getting as much rest as I can :)

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  52. i Cant wait to see your beautiful baby Mica! you look so gorgeous with your pregnant glow.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com


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    1. I've shared some photos on instagram :)

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  53. Love hte color of this dress on you!! Hope you are enjoying your time home with your newborn!
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  54. I bet it was amazing documenting your pregnancy Mica :D You should feel awesome that you got a lot of wear out that dress.
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    1. It has been fun being able to look at the photos and compare them to when I was pregnant with toddler T! :)

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  55. Thank you all for your kind comments and congratulations! :) We are adjusting to life with two under 2 :)

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