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.
p.s if you have never been, Hellenic Republic on Lygon Street Brunswick East is a fabulous family friendly restaurant.
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.
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.
At 2.5 years of age, my daughter is now very well aware that there is a baby in my tummy and gives it kisses followed by telling me and everyone ‘I’m going to be a good big sister’. She also says ‘ oh baby is cuuuuute’ and ‘I’m having a baby sister’. I’m thoroughly impressed and so is her dad.
Dressed in semi-matching outfits, the squirt and I had a little time for a photoshoot on our way to C.E.R.E.S. I managed to find a vintage dress that fit me (thanks to the elasticated waist) and unfortunately it’s not for sale on Mode Madison. Sorry folks but this dress fits me so I’m keeping it. I accessorised it with some nice ballet flats, a cute vintage bag and my favourite jacket this season. My daughter has a very similar mini jacket so I just couldn’t resist on being a little matchy matchy. Besides, she loooves looking like mummy.
If my style does inspire you, there a a whole lot of gorgeous vintage dresses with elasticated waists on Mode Madison.
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.
Firstly, I wanted to thank everyone who sent me a note to congratulate us on the expansion of our family. Another baby during this time in my life wasn’t exactly planned. It came at the time when I was experiencing a re-structure at work and all the while, I also had plans to pursue other dreams which are now slowly becoming a reality. It just goes to show that life is full of surprises and hurdles and with the support of loved ones, there really isn’t much I can’t face as long as I have them by my side.
With this pregnancy, my blog now also gets that little bit more interesting. Since it’s conception, I have been the face and model for this blog. Now while I’ll still make an appearance, what you will begin to see are a portfolio of photographs from recent collaborations featuring a range of other artists. Coming on the scene is also my personal bumptastic edition and some more mother and daughter shots which lets face it are my absolute favourite.
Here are a set of photographs captured today featuring my little girl at Coburg Lake Park. At almost 15weeks pregnant, I look like how I did at 20weeks in my first pregnancy. Muscle memory is certainly not a myth.
Hope you love these and thanks so much for reading.
I’m wearing: Vintage Cardigan from Dear Gladys Vintage || Maternity leggings from Topshop || Maternity tee from Gap || Merino wool long sleeve from Glassons || Boots from Asos || Sunglasses from Retro Star Vintage
Squirt is wearing: Top by H&M|| Leggings & Boots by Target || Frilly skirt purchased from Cambodia || Faux fur coat by Zara || Womens pom pom beanie by Asos
I’ve been holding back on a special announcement!! You’ve guessed it. I’m soon to be a momma of 2 and my little girl is going to be a big sister. As you can imagine, my little family and I are extremely excited and looking forward to December when we can finally meet our new addition.