Friday, 27 March 2015

THE SEA












I had to make this weeks 'inspiration' post blue as I've spent my week by the sea. There is something so calming about staring out at the big blue ocean and I love how it makes your mind escape.  I have a long weekend left in the sunshine and then back to the real world. Holidays really are the best therapy

Hope you've had a peaceful week and that the the sun shines wherever you are over the weekend.

Peace out xoxo 

ps I won't be as much of a hippie when I return- most likely will go back to my hormonal preggo self. 

Monday, 23 March 2015

A UNITARD








All in one: Topshop // Denim shirt: Topshop // Air Force Ones: Nike // Backpack: Moschino // Lips: Ruby Woo at Mac.

I'm leaving on a jet plane today for a week in the sun. It's been a long (and fairly nauseous/grim) 5 months so didn't think we'd get in a last holiday before officially become real grown ups. Luckily, over the last week or so the symptoms have been subsiding (can't believe it actually took over 5 months- no one told me how hard this would all be!) so last Tuesday night we booked a super last minute trip to Tenerife. Without sounding ungrateful, it's not somewhere I really ever had my heart set on going but it's a 4 hour flight, 25 degrees and mainly sunshine so I'm now really excited to just do absolutely nothing except catch up on sleep for the last time in our lives.

The outfit above is from the weekend. I have a new found love for a unitard- not something I would ever have worn pre-pregnancy but I'm trying to embrace the curves blah blah blah- although a unitard is not so fun when you need to go to the loo once an hour. I got the Moschino backpack as a gift from my lovely girlfriends for my 30th- I frigging love it. 

I'll try not to post too many smug pictures on Instagram and Twitter. Have a good week!

xoxo 

Friday, 20 March 2015

DUNGAREES AND MATERNITY BIKINIS








Dungarees: ASOS // Shoes: ASOS // Leather jacket: Muubaa

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So let's have a wee chat about going on holiday when your body expands daily. We booked a super last minute holiday last Tuesday to go stay somewhere lovely in the sunshine this coming Monday. I then spent a very traumatic Tuesday evening trying on a bagful of bikinis (do I actually own that many bikinis and were my boobs ever really that small??) After sitting in a huff for half an hour I found one and a half bikinis that are vaguely acceptable but I don't find it acceptable going away for 7 days and wearing the same one and half bikinis every day. I did the usual ASOS snoop which involves adding 74 bikini tops to my 'saved items' list and then found something wrong with 73 of them. I came close to this Melissa Odabash but then realised it was utterly absurd to spend £75 on something I will wear for a total of 36 hours of my life and then resent it forever as the 'ugly swimsuit I wore when I expanded in size daily.' So off I went to Next with my bestest friend Debbie (who gave birth 4 months ago and already looks banging in a swimsuit) to try on some ugly swimwear. It actually wasn't too traumatic an experience. I ended up leaving with this top to bring my 1 and a half bikinis up to 2. 

So I leave in 3 days and have 2 bikinis. Don't even get me started on what I'm going to wear the rest of the time with my pasty legs and swollen feet. 

In the midst of the 'bikini huff' my husband asked if we needed checked bags and I muttered something huffy about not fitting any clothes anyway so will wear the same thing everyday and I could do the 7 days with only hand luggage- I will keep you updated on what I think is one of the biggest mistakes I've possibly ever made... 

Love Gemma xoxo 

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