Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Marc By Marc Jacobs Flats, Handbags. Grey Tee, Pencil Skirt and Fran | Wrap Dress and Hillier Hobo

Here's what I wore to work on Monday:
second trimester baby bump work appropriate grey tee lace pencil skirt

marc by marc jacobs carob brown fran bag
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TopAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly greyRoie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown


No more hiding the baby bump in the office! I honestly can't hide it any more, the baby belly has truly popped. Wore lots of my favourite pieces to help feel comfortable all day Monday, in anticipation of the attention directed at the bump. Some of the guys in the office were very sweet about it when they did ask - although some were too polite to even enquire!

In my career, I've seen good ways to share the pregnancy news, and bad ways. Ranging from telling everyone the day after the positive pregnancy test, bringing it up during meetings and ignoring the dress code from the very beginning....to quietly telling people who enquire when the bump starts to show and continuing to dress and act professionally throughout the pregnancy. I know the pregnant ladies I've worked with and admire, and those that I want to emulate.

I'm also aware that while I am over the moon excited about the tiny baby growing inside of me, and my family and friends are just as excited too, people aren't coming to work to hear about my pregnancy. Fertility struggles or infertility and loss are difficult and often lonely things to battle through, and I would hate to upset any of my colleagues (or anyone!) unintentionally by letting my excitement get out of hand. Not everyone wants to know what fruit baby is currently the same size as! Although I'm sure you understand if I can't help but gush a little on my blog....

Monday was just like every other day - no announcements, no taking over meetings - just me no longer hiding the bump and feeling a little uncomfortable with all the attention it generates. Little note: if you wouldn't normally rub someone's stomach, don't do it when there's a baby growing inside. It's still just as awkward as walking up and rubbing a stranger on the belly ;)


Last worn: grey tee, Asos blue lace pencil skirt, MbMJ camel flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag.



Here's what I wore today:
printed jersey wrap dress for office wear in second trimester

marc by marc jacobs hillier hobo blush pink worn on shoulder
Necklace: sterling silver monogram necklace C/O MyNameNecklace.com.au
Dress: Jeanswest floral wrap dress (with Cotton On grey singlet underneath)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs two tone flats in blush and black
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes pink clic clac
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo in blush pink with silver hardware


This dress is another wardrobe find from one of my clear-out sessions. I had a bit of an obsession with wrap dresses a few years ago, used to wear them a lot more than I do now. Last wore this in 2011 it seems. It's so comfortable to wear and although I do now have to wear a singlet underneath for modesty, I still want to hold onto it. Keeping it in my wardrobe!

Thank you all for your entries in the giveaway - the winner 'sayanything' has been contacted via email.


Last worn: Cotton On grey singlet, MbMJ two tone flats, Marc Jacobs Hillier hobo bag. First time I've worn the dress on the blog although I've had it a while.

Linking up with What I Wore Wednesday, What I Wore, Manic Monday, Spotlight Weekly Linkup, Three-Fer Thursday, Fashion Informant, Friday's Fab Favourites, What I Wore to Work today.



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108 comments:

  1. That skirt is one of my favorites...love that you can still wear it. And you're so thoughtful in regard to your coworkers...what a sweetie!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  2. You're just looking so cute! I love your dress!

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  3. I love that skirt, it's so pretty. And your little bump is adorable. You should definitely be excited, although being aware of other people's feelings and struggles is important too. I'm sure they appreciate what a kind person you are.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. I'm so excited, but it's hard not to talk for hours with friends and family about it, haha! Keep it much more professional for the office :)

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  4. Thanks so much for linking up with Manic Monday! Glad to have you joining us and you've done a great job of dressing for that mid-pregnancy stage where you're just starting to show. Both outfits look really nice, perfect for the office and comfortable!
    On the Daily Express

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  5. Oh, dear, I didn't know you were pregnant. Congratulations!!

    You look so beautiful <333

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

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  6. I'm amazed how quickly you've popped! You always look lovely and elegant.

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    1. hehe, yep, baby's had a growth spurt!

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  7. I think you are straight up right about what you say regarding the bump aka baby in the office. Not only do you not want to be the centre of attention nor generate any feelings - because some of them may be positive but you really do not know if they all are.
    I love the idea that you are still wearing your regular clothes - and you look so happy !!

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    1. Thanks Lorena. It's really uncomfortable being the centre of attention, especially at work! I much prefer just continuing to work as normal and answering any questions people may have. Hoping I can wear my pre-pregnancy clothes as much as possible too! :)

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  8. I totally agree that there are appropriate ways to share pregnancy news and ways to behave about it in the office. Fortunately I have only seen good things from my co-workers! You are looking so cute - love that bump!

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    1. Yes, I've been lucky enough to work with some great ladies who have given me lots of ideas for how to handle pregnancy at work :)

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  9. Congrats on finally being able to not hide the bump. In fact, i love when mothers-to-be flaunt their bump, i think it's the sweetest thing. You make pregnancy look so chic!

    xx Hélène
    www.fashionoverreason.com

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  10. Oh that skirt is very cute :) Nice, very sweet outfits! x

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  11. Awee your bump looks so sweet! :) I like both of your outfits a lot, especially the second outfit- the dress looks so lovely!

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  12. I want that skirt! It's so pretty and I am drooling over your bag! You are styling your little bump so adorably! And it's so nice to have a place to gush over being pregnant. It's such an exciting and fun time!

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    1. I don't think I've ever been so excited! haha! I love my little bump! :)

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  13. Oh my god, you look so adorable with the baby bump!! There are so few women who actually look good pregnant, and you're one of them!!! Great outfit, love the bag! ;)

    Lace and Lipstick Stains

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    1. Thank you! I see lots of lovely pregnant ladies around :)

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  14. You look great.

    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  15. You are such a cutie pregnant lady lol glad it is finally revealed at work. I'm sure you will go through this phase smoothly and with style :)

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    1. Thank you <3 It is nice not having to worry about what to wear that's office appropriate and hides the bump...much easier to get dressed now! :P

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  16. I love that dress Mica and you know I adore that skirt. I could tell the office issue was a touchy subject regarding the pregnancy. I hope everything works out doll. This should be a happy occasion and enjoyable one. ((hug))
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thanks Kim! It's new ground for me, but most people at work have been really nice about it :) I'm so excited! :)

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  17. Adorable ensembles Mica! I love how your dog photo-bombs you takes. hahahaha You look so cute as a prego gal.

    Thank you so much for your fun support and enthusiastic attitude, especially since we have just barely started following each other. So wonderful of you!!! ♥

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  18. Good for you!! You can be proud of your bump and show it off in a professional and respectful way. You look gorgeous as always (definitely glowing!)

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    1. Thanks Londyn! I have a little while to perfect pregnancy dressing, hopefully I have more hits than misses, haha!

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  19. Ahh so glad your pregnancy was revealed at work! I know you were a bit uncomfortable by the attention, but doesn't it feel good to not have to hide it? I really like your approach to revealing your pregnancy more discreetly - very wise.

    On a sartorial note, I so love seeing outfits with your baby bump! That wrap dress is perfect!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Thanks Deobrah! It is nice being able to wear what I want each day and not have to think about things that hide the bump, haha!

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  20. You really have 'popped' Great to hear you have told work!
    Looking fantastic Mica!
    x kirsty
    http://geelongfashionista.com

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  21. Great post Mica, and with time, I'm sure you're totally going to feel more comfortable showing your baby bump at work. Pregnancy suits you well and you look incredible. :)

    xTheresa

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  22. cute and simple look!! You look amazing with the baby bump!!

    My Lyfe ; My Story
    @MyLyfeMyStory ♥ ♥

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  23. ASOS do have amazing pencil skirts at the moment. Love yours.

    SSG xxx

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    1. This is definitely one of my faves! :) And I LOVE the elastic waist, haha!

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  24. I'm such a huge fan of MbMJ bags! Both of these are gorgeous! And your bump is adorable! Thanks for sharing this with Manic Monday! Hope to see you again next week!
    morepiecesofme.com

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  25. awww you and your bump, so cute!
    and yes definitely the classy way to let everyone know about your pregnancy!
    anyway, loving these outfits!
    x


    ♥ Ellen
    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM
    Facebook + Instagram

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  26. Oh wow! I can't get over the baby bump! it suits you so much! I like that you're making the most of it by wearing awesome dresses!!
    Xx
    -Olivia.
    www.foxandmint.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you! I think I'll be wearing lots of dresses, it's really comfortable :)

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  27. I think rubbing a pregnant ladies belly is the most common complaint I've heard from expactants and it is still amazing how many people still do it! You would assume people would know that is a total no no by now lol! I'm also one who doesnt enjoy too much attention so I can imagine how you feel :) Wrap dresses are perfect for pregnancy as they simply take the shape of your body and are very comfortable. Love your lace skirt and you always have the cutest bags lol :) Looking great :)
    Dee
    Ms Dee Kay

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    1. Thank you! :) I'd done a lot of reading and I knew the belly rub thing was going to happen...but I'm still speechless when people do it, haha! I can't think of anyone who enjoys it, such a strange thing for people to do!

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  28. I want to know what sized fruit the baby is! You really truly have popped! You look adorable with the baby bump.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Haha thank you Corinne! This week it's measuring the same as a papaya! :)

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  29. YAY the secret is out! it sounds like you're going about everything in a really classy way, though it must be so hard to contain your excitement! loving all of your pencil skirts. they look so cute with the baby bump.

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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    1. It is very hard not to talk about it all the time, as I've never been so excited! :)

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  30. You look great!

    xo,
    Allie
    www.sparklesandstilettos.com

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  31. yay!! Your bump is adorable and I am glad that the secret is now out!! You look adorable and I really love the look of a wrap skirt on you! =)
    http://www.mybrokeneggshells.com

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  32. so considerate of you! but yeah i agree it might be harder for some people to be as excited as you are - but i think this applies less online! this is your blog after all hehe. looking awesome mica x

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. hehe thank you! I still need to keep it in check on the blog, or it will become a "what the bump wore" blog rather than a "what I wore" blog, haha!

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  33. Two fab looks! I am especially fond of the gray paired with that sweet skirt (and--of course--that awesome handbag!). You look lovely! :) Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  34. it must be a bit of a relief to finally be out at the office, and you are right to try and handle it with tact. gushing on the blog, however, it totally okay!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. It is nice not having to worry about dressing to hide the bump any more, but some of the attention does make me uncomfortable.

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  35. Another adorable outfit darling! Love the Marc Jacob bag and you're glowing, <3

    xo, Alina
    http://stylebyalina.com/hearst-castle/

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  36. Love that you're staying so professional about this. Definitely know how to handle yourself!
    Anyway, love your stylish maternity outfits, you're inspiring on so many levels! :D

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  37. I love the asos lace skirt it is beautiful (I probably say that all the time). I wish you all the best and I really enoy hearing little parts of your journey along the way.

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  38. Thank you all for your kind comments and encouraging words! :)

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  39. You are glowing, absolutely beautiful. I am excited for you and your baby! Wishing you and your family all the best! =)

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    1. Thank you! I am very excited too :)

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  40. You are adorable Mica!!! I'm so excited for you:) Please feel free to share your excitement for us on the blog ;)

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  41. Can't wait to meet little baby <3

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  42. No hiding that bump anymore! You look great! I think a wrap dress is the perfect pregnancy dress :)

    <3 Vicki
    Wildeinthecity.blogspot.com

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  43. You look beautifully, I adore your pencil skirt from 1st outfit and amazing bag from 2nd :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  44. Congrats honey! Your bump looks so adorable! Cannot wait to keep seeing more photos coming. :)

    If you'd like, come and join my blog's giveaway. Giving away 2 YSL beauty products. :)

    Xx,
    http://sacosha.blogspot.com/2014/01/enter-to-win-two-saint-laurent-giveaways.html

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  45. Looking lovely as always ! It's been said lots above, but your bomb really does look incredible! :) You must be getting so excited!

    Hayfa
    www.londonloafers.com

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    1. Thanks! I love my little bump :)

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  46. Ah wow, so cool you're going to be a mother! Looking awesome in your outfits :)

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  47. You are so darling!! I love how you style your outfits! Very pretty!
    xoxo
    Kendra
    http://fashionstylingbykendra.blogspot.com/

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  48. Two lovely looks! I adore that black dress! And, of course the Marc Jacobs handbag. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  49. Really happy to hear all is going well. Love the second look the most - the dress is beautiful. x

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  50. You look so cute with your baby belly!
    xo,
    Al
    www.sparklesandstilettos.com

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  51. Congrats!!! That pink bag is super cute! And thanks for the feedback about the Rocco/Rockie. How do you find the leather quality though?

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I find the leather quality of the Rocco is fantastic - really thick, beautiful leather. :)

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  52. It is my second time here and already I can conclude that you have great bag collection! I love your purses and your Bal leather bracelet!

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    Dubai UAE

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  53. You and that baby bump are just the cutest! Love both of these looks :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  54. Hi Mica! I saw your sweet comment on my guest post at Always Maylee and wanted to come check out your blog and say hello. (thank you for your kind words, btw). How absolutely lovely you look, and what an exciting time! Congratulations on your cute little baby bump!! :) I love finding fellow mama bloggers ;) I wish you the best in your pregnancy! Looking forward to reading more and following along :)

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  55. The bump looks gorgeous doll, you look wonderful!! Love the things you are wearing xx

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  56. cute outfits and baby bump :)
    xx

    www.flashforwards.blogspot.com

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  57. That skirt in the first photo is so gorgeous! And aww I am so excited for you about the baby :)

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  58. It's great news and I think you're so cool for being patient with your collagues. Because after all a lot of things are going to change and I think everyone can understand the excitment behind it :)

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  59. Congratulations !
    I didn't know that you're pregnant :)))
    You look lovely !
    xx

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  60. Looking lovely, Doll! As always... :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  61. Being pregnant is the best, I am also pregnant and I am loving it. I am following u know.
    Nice blog, well done :)

    Love

    www.agirlinafrica.com

    Diana

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    1. Thank you! Congratulations on your pregnancy :)

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  62. You look darling and totally professional! & I will never understand how people can just walk up to random strangers and touch their belly-- even weirder, in my opinion, when there's a tiny person in there! haha
    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.com

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    1. Yes it's just a weird behaviour all round, haha! :)

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  63. Love your maternity style! Such cute, spring looks and gorgeous Marc Jacobs bags!

    Katie - See What Katie Wears

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  64. I completely agree about how to handle the pregnancy in the office. At one point we had 5 ladies all pregnant the same time at work! I like your dress and those bracelets are so lovely!
    /Madison

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  65. I once read that annoucing your pregnancy would always upset someone, so I really like the way you dealt with the announcement. And you're looking gorgeous as always!
    Mafalda ❤
    http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot

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  66. You look gorgeous and that's such a great stance to take on handling pregnancy in the office.

    Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

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  67. haha I found the same thing at my work with people just staring at the bump but too scared to say anything incase it was just fat lol. Love that dress you're wearing, it fits you perfectly xx

    http://thriveonnovelty.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. haha yes some people were so scared to ask! :)

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  68. You look beautiful as always. The print on your last dress is gorgeous. It's sophisticated and fun at the same time!

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  69. haha...i was glad to hit this stage when you actually look pregnant...not fat! i'm sure some of your co-workers were relieved to know as well! congratulations - exciting times ahead!

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    1. Thank you :) yes, it's very exciting, and it was great to no longer hide the bump! :)

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