Saturday, 21 September 2019

Mini Bow Dress

Dress - Asos
Heels - sold out (similar and here)

This was another dress I considered wearing to a recent wedding I went to. I love the big bow detail, this dress gives me major prom vibes, I felt really young and playful in it.

As I mentioned in my previous post I'm still getting used to my postpartum body, so as much as I love how I looked in this dress, I decided to keep it and wear it to a future event, I'm not quite ready for tight dresses just yet.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Yellow Asos Skater Dress

Dress - Asos
Heels - Prettylittlethings (here, here)

Hello my lovely readers, I'm back on the blog, bump-free! My beautiful baby Yara was born on June 18th and it's been a beautiful whirlwind ever since! being a 2nd-time mum has surprisingly been a lot easier on me emotionally, mentally and physically.  I will definitely do a blog post on it very soon.

So this is my 9 week postpartum body, I'm going to be honest with you, I felt so uncomfortable at first.  I still have a lot of baby weight to lose, about 30 pounds roughly, so I'm still getting used to feeling confident in this weight while I work to lose it.

That being said I'm enjoying dressing up again and feeling beautiful, I'm so much kinder to myself this time around and I know bumming around in T-shirt and sweats while looking after a baby can really take it's a toll on your mental.  As simple as it sounds, dressing up once in a while really does help to lift your spirits.

This dress is perfect for hiding a postpartum bump, any type of bump to be honest! basically if you're going out to eat and don't want to worry about a food baby this dress is perfect!  

This was one of my options for a wedding I went to, I love how girly it is and how much the yellow pops on my skin!  I have included this dress in a haul I recently filmed so you can see how it moves in real-time! make sure you head over and subscribe on Youtube, my channel is Reginalondonblog.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Birthday Outfit

Earrings - Prettylittlething

Hello Lovelies,  I feel like I haven't blogged in ages, but I have been very active on my Instagram during my whole pregnancy, so I guess I have been micro-blogging?. Be sure to follow me @reginalondonblog to keep updated, especially after I give birth, as insta-stories is so much quicker and instant.

I'm now 40 weeks pregnant, 4 days past my due date to be exact.  I was a week past my due date with my first pregnancy and remember how frustrating it was.  So this time around I'm trying to be a lot calmer and patience but the feeling of frustration always creep up regardless of how positive I try to be.  But she will be here soon so I'm telling myself to enjoy the sleep I have actually been having because newborn life means team no sleep!

I wore this dress back in May for my birthday, I think I was 35 weeks pregnant.  I love this dress so much!!  I wasn't too sure about the neon colour at first, as I try not to buy trendy items but once it arrived I knew I would wear it many times over, especially after pregnancy.  The material is thick but soft, as you can see it fit my curves and bump nicely, I also stuck to my prepregnancy size which is a 10 and it had great stretch to it.  I felt amazing this day, this might have been my fave pregnancy look.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Wedding Anniversary Outfit

Brown Dress - Prettylittlething

Happy Monday everyone! I hope the day has started off positively for you all.  I'm actually waiting on someone to come and fix my broken down boiler and also a tow truck to pick up my broken down car! not so positive but hey that's real life and it's ok, other than that my Monday has been ok.

I wore this super gorgeous dress to my 4th wedding anniversary dinner on Friday,  if your an OG reader you would remember my wedding post, how time flies, it feels like just yesterday we got married.

I wanted to feel really sexy and this dress did just the job! I don't own anything brown but I feel like this colour really compliments my skin tone, this could just be my new favourite colour to shop for?

Monday, 11 March 2019

Statement Pieces

Trousers - Boohoo
Blouse - Boohoo
Heels- Missguided - old

I'm not magically pushing in my pregnant stomach in these photos I promise! I took these photos back in October when I was about 6 weeks pregnant and I don't know why I didn't post them as I thought this outfit was super cute! I remember feeling so self-conscious of my belly, which is silly as I didn't have one, but when you're trying to get past the 'safe' 12-week mark you try your very best not to give away any pregnancy hints!

I'm not really a low cut top type of person, I'm too paranoid to go low cut, I like to know everything is intact and my boob doesn't accidentally fall out lol. But I really like the elegance of this blouse, it's sexy without being too revealing.  I paired it with these super cute trousers and I love how the belt makes a bit of a statement.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Bumping Around in Stripes

Trousers - Boohoo (similar)
Top - Asos

Hey beautiful people, I hope you are all well.  I'm entering week 26 in my pregnancy tomorrow, it's just zooming by so fast.  The second pregnancy definitely goes faster than the first.  I think being busy with a toddler and not being as anxious as I was as a first time mum has something to help with that.

So I'm trying my very best not to buy any maternity clothes, I just find it to be such a waste of money.  I'm still somehow a size 10 so I'm clinging onto my clothes that allow my bump to squeeze into.  Unfortunately these are the last trousers that fit me (sobs!). It's so weird from the front view you can barely see a bump, but trust me it's there!  I'm really enjoying seeing my bump grow.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Femme Luxe

femme luxe, brown dress, one shoulder

femme luxe, mustard jumper dress, ribbed bodycon dress

Bag - Mango

femme luxe, ribbed long dress

boots and bag - old

femme luxe

shoes - old

Whoop its Friday, I'm so excited for the weekend.  If you follow me on Instagram you will know I just got back from a relaxing trip in Alicante, Spain.  We had such a relaxing time, it is low season in Spain at the moment so there weren't many tourists around which I actually prefer.  The weather was warm so it was a welcome change from the cold weather in the UK.  It seems like we brought the sun back with us as it's not bitterly cold in London at the moment.

I was lucky enough to work with Femme Luxe on a few looks.  I'm loving dresses right now because they are perfect for my growing bump and it means I can still wear my normal size, which is a 10 and also wear the dresses after I give birth to, it's all about long term wear and saving your coins!

I haven't had a chance to go out and really dress up this winter so I decided to choose the chocolate one shoulder dress so I could glam up a bit, I don't own any chocolate coloured clothes and I know it's a big trend right now.  I love how fitted and sexy the dress is, I was about 21 weeks in that photo and you can see how it still cinches you in nicely and makes the curves pop!

Of course it's still winter so I had to invest in a few comfy jumper dresses.  They are literally so comfy and easy to wear especially with boots or trainers.  I styled the mustard dress with my new Mango bag that hubby brought me for Christmas with knee high boots, I would say this was more of a weekend look or going out with friends.

I really like the beige jumper dress as a work look with the brown boots and bag as the dress is a bit longer.  You can switch it up with some heels for drinks after work.  The last dress is the same as the beige one but in purple, I loved how fun the colour was so I decided to play up the colour by adding dark purple heels to the mix.

Which look was your favourite?

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Pregnancy Annoucment!

I'm so happy to announce that I'm expecting baby number 2! I'm so excited, I can't wait for Ava to have a playmate.  Since I found out I was pregnant Ava has fallen in love with babies, shes become so nurturing and loves to look after the babies at her nursery.

I'm currently 21 weeks pregnant (5 months), we are going to find out the gender tomorrow which is super exciting!

I can't wait to style this bump for you guys and already have so many posts lined up! also, make sure to follow my page on Instagram for more regular updates and I do occasionally post on Insta stories too, my Instagram is @reginalondonblog

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Here's to 2019! Happy New Year!

Dress - Isawitfirst
Boots -Boohoo

Happy New year to all my lovely readers! I'm so excited for 2019, I already have a lot of very big things in store that are in motion and I'm both very excited but nervous at the same time.  I had a really good in 2018, I wouldn't say anything monumental happened in 2018 but for me, I felt like it was just a general feel-good year.

I had settled into my role as a mother and I also felt like I was back to myself again, for the mothers out there you know that feeling when you give birth and your world changes and somehow as the weeks and months go past everything becomes about the baby and you forget about self-care.  So I was happy to balance being both a good mum and taking care of myself last year.  I paid off a lot of debt, I made sure to go out more and had such a great summer of events.  I started two businesses that are still in the early stage (I guess you can say that is monumental, but I'm not rich yet haha).

Last year was what I describe a happy year, with mental health and self-care being talked about so much nowadays, I would take a happy year over anything else anytime.  I hope 2019 continues to be an even happier year and I hope all the seeds I planted in 2018 also come to fruition this year.

What are your goals for 2019?