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A little deviation from the usual from the Monday – Wednesday – Friday posting schedule, because today is Everybody, Everywear day. The theme this month is colour blocking, which is the one theme I can do without any notice at all, because I’m always colour blocking. It’s a way of life for me! This is not actually that great an example, because there’s only two colours really, but it’s what I’ve got just now.

The cardigan is new, from a posh maternity shop, on rue Danseart, a street full of little independent designer shops in the Flemish part of Brussels. That street is a bit like what I imagined Antwerp to be like. I really love the colour (oddly, I’ve never owned anything mustard before) and the triangle texture of this cardie, and I think it will be totally wearable when I’m bump free too. Unfortunatley I had to take the cardigan back to the shop yesterday though, because one of the seams went into holes in three places after just four wears and no washes. They reassured me that no one else has ever returned this model with this problem before, so it maybe was just a one off. So they’ve ordered me an identical one from their shop in Ghent, which I can pick up on Saturday. I will wear it every day straight to put it to the test. Fingers crossed it’s not a general problem with those cardigans, because I do think it looks great, and it’s comfy.

In bump watch news, this is week 17. I had a big growth spurt in week 13-14 just after I told everyone, but it doesn’t seem to have grown much since. Though I guess it has, because I was sitting watching the telly with my trouser button undone last night. I bought some maternity jeans but trying to hold off putting them on for as long as I can. I’ll be bored of them soon enough!

Color Blocking | Everybody, Everywear

Outfit stats: cardigan – posh maternity shop * tshirt dress – I dyed it blue, originally american apparel * boots – camper, my first ever camper boots (2003?) * brooch – craft market *

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  • Pansy Lane 10 July 2012, 5:15 pm

    I had a belly growth spurt around the same times! I’m on week 25 now and I just had a huge one over the last few weeks. <3
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  • Gracey at Fashion for Giants 10 July 2012, 7:09 pm

    You and the bump look adorable in mustard!
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  • jesse.anne.o 10 July 2012, 7:41 pm

    I was traveling when the announcement came out so, belated congrats! πŸ™‚
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  • teeny 10 July 2012, 8:35 pm

    i too was travelling, congratulations, you are adorable with your bump!

  • Jenn 10 July 2012, 9:28 pm

    Oh congrats on the pregnancy! I wander over to your blog from time to time and I am glad to have come back soon enough to read what is a fairly new announcement! Great colours – you do always colour block so well.

  • Terri 11 July 2012, 4:04 am

    There was a really good turnout for EBEW this time. I was so excited to see your “bump”. And you’re right about wearing maternity items AFTER the baby arrives. I wore mine for several years after. Love the boots and the brooch.

  • Jane 11 July 2012, 5:31 am

    Love the cardigan on you. It is such a versatile colour.
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  • SACRAMENTO 11 July 2012, 11:39 am

    Congratulations, Franca, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh You are having a baby. Howwwwwwwwwwwww magical.
    I am so happy for the two of you and for the baby coming to such warm and loving arms.
    I hope is well.
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  • Sara 11 July 2012, 2:09 pm

    Oh aren’t you the most adorable pregger fashion blogger ever! πŸ™‚ I DO love that cardigan and I am glad that they are going to order you another one, that is really awesome.
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  • Mode Plus 11 July 2012, 3:21 pm

    Love the color combination: cool vs warm. And u look so cute with your little bumb. Are u enjoying the journey so far?
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  • Daisymay 11 July 2012, 7:34 pm

    Eek! You can tell I haven’t been able to swing by many blogs for a while, I didn’t even know you were pregnant! Yay! You look great lovely! Hope your feeling ok! Bet your super excited!

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  • MarieAnge 12 July 2012, 3:54 am

    Gorgeous cardi, the colour suits you πŸ™‚ I hope the replacement doesn’t fail you.
    But, If all else fails, you could always knit yourself the Traveling Woman cardi on Rav πŸ˜€
    I always thought of that cardi as one that would be perfect for both pregnant and post pregnant because of it’s construction.
    The itty bitty bump is cute! πŸ™‚ in photo one and you look absolutely radiant. Impending motherhood suits you Franca.
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  • Lorena 12 July 2012, 6:59 pm

    Oh I see the baby is making him/her self more noticeable πŸ™‚
    The cardigan looks great and i am amazed at how nice they were at the store.
    If it were a store here they would never take it back – we have the worst customer service in the entire world.
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  • Helen 12 July 2012, 7:59 pm

    I’ve been meaning to congratulate you for ages! CONGRATS! So exciting πŸ˜€ you look lovely here, your bump is so cute. I love that little brooch too.
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  • Linda 13 July 2012, 4:27 am

    Holy Moly! It’s been a while since I’ve visited. I was cruising the EBEW site and saw what looked to be a pregnant belly. Congrats! You look great!

  • Kimbercrafts 16 July 2012, 11:28 pm

    What a cute little baby bump – congrats! Your mustard and aqua combination is so fresh and fun.
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  • Ceri 22 July 2012, 8:53 pm

    I love the colour mustard, such a shame about the holes in the cardigan, it looks so lovely on. Hope they get you a lovely new one that lasts longer.
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