Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Maxi Dresses and Mulberry Alexa Bag at 39 Weeks Pregnant

First up, the Shopbop friends and family sale has arrived! It's the big one! 

Get 25% off everything, including already reduced sale items, with the code 'INTHEFAM'. Hurry as the good stuff usually sells out fast! I've already bought myself a little something....and I've shared my top picks below.








While baby has arrived, I used the start of my maternity leave before his arrival to get out and about and take outfit pictures every day so that I'd have some scheduled posts to share, allowing me time to embrace the newborn days and the standard new mum uniform of pyjamas!

I wore these two outfits to make the most of my maternity leave and run a heap of errands and last minute tasks to try be as organised as possible before baby arrived. It means dressing simply too, easy maxi dress outfits don't require a lot of thought and are comfortable to wear whatever the day has in store.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Third Trimester 39 weeks pregnant Jeanswest embellished black maxi dress outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Balenciaga wrap bracelet silver tiffany stack Mulberry alexa bag
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly grey
BagMulberry regular Alexa bag in foggy grey (get it pre-owned!)

Why I wore it:

I like the sparkly embellishment on this dress, so I usually save it for dressier occasions. However I noticed it hadn't been worn in a while so decided to dress it down a little with the casual Mulberry Alexa bag and wear it to go to playgroup with toddler T. Every time I wear this dress it makes me smile, even while pregnant, so I'm glad I wore it again.

Doesn't need any extra accessories with the beaded neckline, so it's really simple to wear.

Surprised to see it's been 5 months since I wore this bag though! It was definitely overdue a wear.


Last wornembellished maxi dress, Havaianas, Mulberry foggy grey Alexa bag.

Other ways to wearembellished maxi dress layered up for winter, Mulberry foggy grey Alexa bag in the office.



More pretty maxi dresses under $100:








What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Jeanswest blue printed maxi dress 39 weeks pregnant

AwayFromTheBlue | Mulberry regular Alexa cross body bag in foggy grey
NecklaceRoie Designs pearl and antique gold long necklace 
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus House of Harlow sunburst wrap bracelet in cobalt
BagMulberry regular Alexa bag in foggy grey (get it pre-owned!)

Why I wore it:

I liked the maxi dress and Mulberry Alexa combo above, so wore it again a few days later. Had a quiet day with a few errands to run in the morning.

I didn't like this outfit as much as the one above. I wasn't sure what accessories to wear and kinda threw things on, although it looks okay in the photos I felt something was a little 'off' about the outfit all day.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarersblue printed maxi dress, Havaianas (Above), Mulberry Alexa (above).

Other ways to wearblue printed maxi dress without a baby bumpMulberry Alexa and skinny jeans.







Linking up with What I Wore, Style Me Wednesday, Fresh Fashion, Oh Hey Girl, Throwback Thursday, Fashion Files, Flashback Fashion, Weekend Wear, Passion for Fashion.



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65 comments:

  1. As a pregnant women you still manage to look absolutely fabulous! I have these visions that when I'm pregnant I'll turn into a slob and look like a minger!

    Cultivation of Jasmin

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    1. haha well whatever feels comfortable is what you should wear when pregnant! And if all else fails, a maxi dress is so easy to wear but looks really pulled together ;)

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  2. Aw, so sweet of you to start your maternity leave early just so you could take more lovely outfit pics for us! :) I honestly admire your commitment, hun! x x I hope you and your baby are well, embracing the newborn days. <3 The first dress is absolutely gorgeous and so glamorous, I've said this before but you honestly look like a movie star! :D x x Loving the handbag - it's so versatile, so stylish but lovely for casual wear, also! Kisses. x

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Haha I'd love to say that I took leave early just for the blog but the truth is I had a lot of annual leave saved up I had to take some of before my due date, when my official maternity leave had to begin.

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  3. You are your harshest critic, it seems, as the outfit surely doesn't look off in the picture.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Thanks Linda! Just one of those days where it felt off and I wasn't my most comfortable.

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  4. You're getting so close! Love both of these maxis and especially that bag!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  5. Maxi dresses are just perfect! Congratulations on the birth of your son!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  6. You are so right about the Shopbop sale! All the good stuff sells out fast. Loving these maxis on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. It does! I always have a wishlist going and it's sad to see when it sells out before I can buy!

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  7. I love how the dress already has it's own necklace of sorts. Saves time on trying to find jewelry for sure! You look so pretty, and of course..love that pup!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  8. He is beautiful, love that lil hand holding mamas finger!! You look gorgeous as always!

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  9. So cute! Love the black dress.
    Xo, Christianne
    Http://simplychristianne.com

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  10. Congrats on the arrival of your little one! I knew it must be getting close! I have two boys as well (now 23 & 20 eeek!) They will be the best of friends and the worst of enemies but they will always be bros! Enjoy them while they are little, they grow up way too fast!

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    1. They do grow up so fast, my tiny newborn is just growing so quickly it seems!

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  11. I do love the Mulberry Alexa! And you have such a pretty color! :D
    I'm trying really hard to resist the Shopbop sale since I just bought some expensive sandals,haha
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. Hope you managed to resist! The 25% off always gets me!

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  12. You look so pretty in these maxi dresses.
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  13. you seriously have the best maxi dresses. So many cute patterns and colours!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  14. I AM GLAD YOU HAD TIME TO TAKE OOTD PHOTOS BEFORE THE BABY'S ARRIVAL MICA. I love both of these outfits with the maxis. The Alexa Mulberry bag is certainly gorgeous. =)

    This week’s current, brand-new linkup is live (a day early). I would love for you to join it. Thank you. Ada. =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/04/thursday-moda-6-and-floral-pixie-pants.html

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    1. haha yes it was nice of baby to arrive close to his due date so I could get some time to get organised!

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  15. What a gorgeous bag--I love the color and it seems like the perfect size too, not too big or too small. You look cute and comfy in your maxi dresses!

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  16. I love the embellishment along the neckline of the dress. Looks fabulous on you! I love maxi dresses and skirts.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  17. You look gorgeous as always and I saw on Instagram your photos. Can't wait to see your little boy in more photos!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Have been sharing a few on instagram :)

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  18. Love the bag Mica, you have such a wonderful collection. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  19. I'm in love with both of these looks! Especially the black maxi dress!!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  20. Dear Mica congrats on baby boy number 2! I'm so happy for you! Enjoy your maternity leave and rest up! I'm sure big brother baby T is beyond excited to see his little brother finally! :)

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    1. Toddler T is so excited, and such a good big brother! Very helpful, and loves to cuddle his little brother. Cooper's still not sure about him though, haha!

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  21. Maxi dresses suit you! You look great in them. Do you think you will be wearing them post pregnancy as well?
    Congrats on the newborn! I hope the delivery went smoothly
    Dresses & Denim

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    1. Definitely! These maxi dresses are from my regular wardrobe so they will be in frequent rotation.

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  22. Aww you look so beautiful! I love both dresses xoxo

    http://www.myinfinitystyle.com

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  23. I want that black maxi dress dear
    You look so pretty in that and glowing in 39 weeks.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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    1. It's such a bargain, and Jeanswest ship internationally!

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  24. The maxi dresses look perfect on you!

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

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  25. Loving that bag, such a pretty colour. Also, huge congrats on the new born! Hope it's all going well!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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  26. These maxi dresses look so perfect on you. And congratulations on baby #2! :)

    Fizz and Frosting

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  27. You look gorgeous in this dress! And that Mulberry bag <3<3<3

    xoxo, Christina

    Stray Birds and Lavender

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  28. Love this look and that pretty red rebecca minkoff you linked! Perfect!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  29. Loving this bag! Such a unique color.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  30. Wow, Mica, I love both dresses, but the first one, it looks amazing on you! I also love your purse, of course, the color and size is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  31. Love both of these dresses, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  32. I love your maxi dresses! Especially the simplicity of the first one, you can never go wrong with black - fancy or not. Plus if it makes you feel good, all the better! Although I will say that I like the second outfit as well and because of the pattern I don't think you need too many accessories to begin with, but if it felt off, I guess you can't do much.

    Hope maternity leave is treating you well :)
    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. Yep, just one of those days where I wasn't enjoying my outfit!

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  33. Both maxi dresses are beautiful! So comfortable yet stylish. As usual, the choice of bags is impeccable.
    Hope you're enjoying this new experience to the fullest, my dear!
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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  34. AHHHH congrats on your bundle of joy! These are fabulous maternity looks, excited to see your post pregnancy pics soon!
    xx
    An Unblurred Lady

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    1. I'm sharing my postpartum style on instagram while I'm not blogging :)

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  35. Congrats to your new addition!

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

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  36. That black dress looks perfect. I love the idea of "dressing it down" and just wearing what you want, when you want .

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    1. Yep, always a good day when we wear what makes us happy :)

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  37. Wow, congratulations! I saw the picture on instagram. Another addition to the family. Great outfits for maternity. Does the first one have slit? Sexy!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  38. The bag is just perfect and I can't believe baby is here! Feels like yesterday when you started linking up with us and barely preggers!! Thanks for stopping by and linkup.

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclsasymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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  39. Maxi dress + mulberry bag, cannot go wrong! You look radiant in them!


    Macarons and Mischief

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  40. I love clothes that make you smile when you wear them. I don't have too many of those at the moment, so I think I really need to go about fixing this!

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    1. I think I need to have less of the clothes in my wardrobe that don't make me happy so I can wear the best ones more often! :)

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  41. I hate it when an outfit doesn't look quite right, but I think this looks perfect in the photos all the same.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

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    1. Thanks :) Just didn't feel quite right in it all day!

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  42. Congrats on your new addition! Both of these maxi's look great on you! I love the first dress with the embellished neckline - makes it easy to get dressed!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Yes it is a really easy dress to wear! :)

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  43. That black dress looks great on you hun! :)

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  44. Thank you all for your congratulations and kind comments :)

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