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DINNER READY

Hello gorgeous

I love love love eating out. Lucky for us, my daughter is well behaved when we dine out so we’ve had the luxury of restaurant meals since she was about 2 weeks old. Now at 2.5 years of age, personality wise, my little girl is all me and absolutely loves to mimic what I do and the clothes that I wear. It’s therefore no surprise that she’s also in a patterned dress like her mama. Before our 6pm reservation, we went for a short walk around the hood as it was still light. Maddie absolutely loves running around the streets and she’s recently started to request that we both hold her hands so she can have a little swing in between the hubby and I. Here are some snaps that we took along the way.

Sovanny x

p.s if you have never been, Hellenic Republic on Lygon Street Brunswick East is a fabulous family friendly restaurant.

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WALK ABOUT

Hey lovers

Spring is my absolute favourite season of the year. Arguably it has the wettest months but in between we get days that aren’t overly hot, gorgeous sunshine and blooming blossoms that dress the grey streets with colour.

The best part is going out and seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces. Isn’t it funny how the sun can turn so many frowns upside down.

Up to our usual on the weekend, the family and I took advantage of the warm weather as much as we could. With that came these gorgeous snaps. The babe and I aren’t wearing anything new and at 6 months pregnant I’m not in a single maternity item except for my belly band. I may have however stretched my clothes.

Thanks for dropping in and hope you love our look.

Sovanny xx

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US AGAINST THE WORLD

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In our very gritty neighbourhood, these snaps were taken before we headed out to the rustic Collingwood Childrens Farm. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, it’s not easy taking photographs of the kids hence the kit kat in her little hands. Unnoticeable in the midsts of that red rah rah spotty skirt don’t you think!

It was warmer than usual today so no coat required. Rather, I opted to throw over an oversized vintage vest over my babe. As for me, I’m desperately trying to grow my disgusting hair out so decided to accessorise my outfit with this bling a ching beanie recently scored from Asos. Nothing I’m wearing today is maternity wear and I’ve only managed to fit into my pants thanks to belt extenders I purchased a while back.

Hope you love these photos and thanks for dropping by the blog.

Sovanny xx

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JOGGERS EPIDEMIC

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After much neglect, I’ve decided to get back into styling myself and blogging for the bumptastic section of this blog. Admittedly, since falling pregnant and focusing on making others look good, I lost my mojo. Or perhaps I just didn’t care too much since there were so many other things that were far more important than the way I looked. Anyway, blah blah I’m back and that also means my husband needs to get back in to the swing of constantly photographing me. He really doesn’t mind so long as I don’t whine about crappy photos.

Last night, one of my girlfriends posted a link to an article on Facebook which suggests the decline of sales in jeans due the popularity in leggings. I love leggings. I love jeans more. But leggings are awesome. Even more so now that I am pregnant because they are warm and comfortable. For those that believe they aren’t pants, they are if you wear the right ones and in fact I took the liberty of styling leggings 4 ways early last year as seen here, here, here & here. On the topic of the decline in jeans however, I wonder if it also has to do with this joggers epidemic. Joggers have never looked so stylish and they are just as comfortable as leggings right. Rhetorical question and no answer required. I have about 4 pairs of joggers that rotate and some that look like pyjama pants. Please don’t judge because it has a freakin’ awesome elastic waist attached to it.

Cheers to joggers y’all and if you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, go try on a pair. Guaranteed you will fall in love.

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I’m wearing (all old): Black tee by Gap Maternity || Grey hi-lo top by Asos || Joggers by Venom || Parka by Asos || Boots by Asos || Bag by Burberry || Beanie by Dangerfield || Earrings by Asos || Thrifted zebra print bangle || Sunglasses from Retro Star Vintage

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ANNIVERSARY

My loving husband captured these precious moments over our wedding anniversary weekend. Capturing kids on camera isn’t easy so I credit those including my husband for making it look so simple.

For the last 5 years since we’ve been married, celebrating our anniversary has always been during the winter. While it’s nice I suggested we take advantage of this milestone by taking the kids somewhere warmer in the future and make it our summer destination every year.  My husband agreed! Yay.

Cheers to all the lovers out there. Finding love is truly a blessing.

Sovanny x

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SUMMER

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A little over 5 weeks ago when these photographs were taken, I could still squeeze into most of my clothes. At 11.5weeks pregnant, it wasn’t the least bit obvious and I felt so slim for a pregnant women. Fast forward 5 weeks and I wouldn’t dare to try that outfit on because it would literally bust at the seams.

At the time, I remember wanting to take as many pictures as I possibly could before my belly started to show however, by the next week I had lost my waistline. Although I had gained a whopping 23kgs in my first pregnancy, I recall not showing until about 6 months in so this came as a bit of a shock. I got over it of course and now embrace elasticated pants and stretchy tops on a daily basis.

It has been extremely cold in Melbourne which is cramping my style. To that end, not only am I looking forward to Summer for the warmer weather but for the much anticipated arrival of our newest family member.

Thanks for reading all.

Sovanny

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CONFIDENCE

Celebrity or not, I love seeing photographs of proud pregnant women.

I’m completely aware that everyone feels differently about pregnancy depending on their personal circumstances however I express mine, based on a positive experience.

When I fell pregnant with my first in 2011, I wasn’t sure how I was going to look and feel. When my shape started to changed, there were honestly days where I didn’t know what to wear but I embraced it with flowy pieces and then fitted pieces as the bump started getting bigger. I mean, there was absolutely no way I wasn’t going to show that bump off. Sure I had a few weird body changes due to all the hormones although I remember being absolutely in love with my new pregnancy body. During the process I had gained 23kgs (couldn’t believe it!) and worked up until I was 37.5weeks pregnant. Lucky for the little one, she was due right on her scheduled date at 40weeks.

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For a little style inspo, here’s hot Miss Xtina herself with my suggested links to get her look.

Get the look: Top here || Coat here || Leggings  here || Peep toes here

What were your pregnancy days like?

Sovanny x

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