Archive for October 2016

Fall Maternity Fashion: 21 weeks

Thursday, October 27, 2016

I know this week's outfit is not very exciting, but it's a typical work outfit for me these days. I'm learning that dressing this belly is all about comfort and whatever fits!

How far along: 21 weeks
Size of baby: Baby bok choy
Weight gain: 12 lbs

What am I wearing: Maternity clothes? Maternity pants have become my friend. I had gone back and forth with still wearing my regular pants but once I put on my maternity pants, I don't know why I would go back. I am just wearing my regular tops but have noticed that my boobs are looking really big in them this week, since non-maternity shirts don't have nearly as much stretch to them (in the right places). Thankfully I can just throw on a chunky sweater and noone besides me can tell that my boobs have grown almost double the size!

How do I feel: Symptoms? I have been feeling really good lately as far as pregnancy symptoms go. Everytime something new happens I look at my app (I use Ovia Pregnancy), and it seems that I am right on track with where I should be.

Cravings: Last night I was craving chocolate, so my husband made me a delicious cup of hot chocolate. It was the perfect treat for a cold night, rather than indulging in halloween candy. Those mini chocolate bars are dangerous!

Movement: Now that I know what I am feeling is the baby moving, I can feel movement all day and night. I love it! The kicks have not been strong enough yet for my husband to feel yet, but hopefully in the next couple of weeks as our babe grows stronger.

Sleep: Sleeping "like a baby". Although I don't understand how that saying makes any sense, I have been sleeping really well. I am usually so exhausted by the end of the day that once I crawl into bed, I am asleep within minutes and have been able to sleep soundly through the night.

Best moment of the week: Sharing the gender with some of my family! I will be sharing some of those pictures next week.

What I'm most looking forward to: Sharing the news with the rest of the family this weekend! It is also my cousin's baby shower this weekend, and 4 of my cousins (including her) are all pregnant, so it will be fun to see everyone's growing bellies!

Outfit details:
Sweater: Jacob | Tank: Liz Lange for Target (maternity) | Skinny pants: H&M (maternity) | Flats: Crown Vintage from DSW

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Travel: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Over the past couple of years we have enjoyed spending time in Niagara-on-the-Lake, so I thought I'd share a few things to do if you are planning a trip in the future. I would suggest visiting in the Spring and Fall, as they are the most scenic and also gives you lots of options for things to do.

Visit a Winery
Of course visiting a winery is a must! There are so many to choose from, and they all vary in style and taste. The best way to see them is on a bus or bike tour to enjoy the scenery and meet new friends along the way.

This particular day we visited Pillitteri Estates Winery.


Downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake
NOTL is a quaint little town with shops, historical buildings, and lots of delicious restaurants.

Niagara Parkway path
There are lots of paths to choose from through town, but my favourite is running or biking down the Niagara Parkway path that runs the whole length of the Niagara River.

Smuggler's Cove Boat Club
Smuggler's Cove is a tiny little boat club that you can find "off the beaten path" - literally. There's a small dirt road that leads down, or you can take the stairs to this peaceful spot on the Niagara river.


Photography: Heidi Ram photography & Leah Sandhu

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Fall maternity fashion: 20 weeks

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I can't believe we are halfway to meeting our little babe! I have a timeline where I mark off each week, and I remember looking at the 20 week mark when I first got pregnant, thinking it was so far away. It has been somewhat of an emotional few days thinking about how far we've come and what we have to look forward to. I will be writing more about our story and the journey to getting pregnant soon.

How far along: 20 weeks
Size of baby: Length of a banana

What am I wearing: Maternity clothes?
Usually when I woke up in the morning, my belly was fairly small and wasn't very round. Then, I woke up one morning last week, and my belly had just popped! So, needless to say, my regular pants have gotten a little snug. I bought another pair of maternity pants and leggings, and have been wearing them for the most part lately, but I can still wear all of my regular shirts since I usually wear them a little bigger anyway.


How do I feel: Symptoms? If you ask my husband, he will say I'm moody (sorry babe). I guess I just have to get used to slowing down, because I feel like I have the energy and drive to do so much, but I get tired more easily and in turn, grumpy. 

Cravings: No cravings, but man do I enjoy eating these days! Which may be funny to hear for those who know me well, because eating has always been more about feeding my body than really enjoying food.


Movement: I had been noticing more and more quick movements but they were far and few between. This week I had an early morning meeting at work, and I guess the baby wasn't ready to be up quite so early. I was sitting in the boardroom quietly and for about 30 minutes could feel baby moving around so much!

Sleep: Lately I have been waking up at 4:30am, I'll go to bathroom, and then can't get back to sleep. I usually just lay in bed rubbing my belly and thinking about what it will be like to have a baby to wake up to. I'm sure I'll regret saying this, but I'm actually looking forward to early morning feedings/ cuddles in bed while my husband sleeps beside me and probably the cat on the end of the bed.

Best moment of the week: Feeling the baby move!

What I'm most looking forward to: Taking some maternity pictures this weekend that we will use for our gender reveal!

Outfit details:
Top: Old Navy (non-maternity) | Vest: New Balance | Jeans: Old Navy (maternity) | Sneakers: Converse

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MFW: Streetstyle trends

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Some major trends for Fall that I noticed looking through these streetstyle snaps are; monochromatic outfits, booties in an assortment of colours and textures ie. metallic & velvet, and the colour red seems to the hottest colour on the streets this Fall.

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MFW: Favourite shows

Monday, October 17, 2016

There's so much goodness to look through so it's taken me longer than expected to post my favourite shows. However, here are some of my favourite shows from Milan Fashion week.

Alberta Ferretti

Bottega Veneta


 Giorgio Armani

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