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First New York outfit (and a bump, finally!)

hot day fashion
hot day fashion

So, we’re back from New York! It was awesome! Lots of eating and drinking and walking and relaxing and hanging out with the friend we were staying with. A few museums too, but nothing too strenuous.

It was really hot! I actually had a little bit of a panic when I checked the weather forecast three days before we went, and it said 36 degrees, because I had no summer clothes that fit me (let’s face it, I don’t need summer clothes really. Summer lasts two weeks in Edinburgh and you still need tights). I had a few tops but no bottoms that fit me at all, except two pairs of jeans, which I was hot in even in the Scottish sun. I thought I’d just go into h&m or next or somewhere and buy a maternity skirt, but this was proving harder than expected. Although most high street shops do maternity, most of them sell it online, and not in the shops, and by that point it was too late for ordering something online. Also, strangely, most maternity ranges include hardly any skirts! Millions of dresses and tops, which is weird because with dresses and tops you often can just go up a size, and some trousers, but no skirts. Some ranges didn’t have any, some had maybe a couple. Very annoying!

I eventually found this jersey one in Jo Jo Maman Bebe, a shop that I’d never gone into because I’d assumed it would be really expensive (it’s on Multrees walk near Harvey Nicks, for those that know Edinburgh), but by that point I was desperate and worried I’d have to spend my first day in New York shopping. It wasn’t too expensive at all in the end, this skirt was £25, and they have some really nice things.

The top is also new. I had a midwife’s appointment just before I went, which is in an area with lots of charity shops, so on my way back to work I had a mad dash into a few for some summery clothes, and managed to buy 5 things in about half an hour.

Also lookit here, a visible bump! Eventually, at 25 weeks, I like this stage, I look visibly pregnant but it’s not getting in the way too much yet.

The photo location in Spring Street I think, in Soho. We visited that street four times, twice for the shops, and twice to cross from the East to the West Side.

Outfit stats:

* vest top – m&s? * top over – charity shop * skirt – Jo Jo Maman Bebe * sandals – camper * brooches – me made *

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  • Carina 10 September 2012, 10:03 am

    Oooh süüüß dein Bump! 🙂 Sehr schöne Bilder!

    Hhm das mit der Maternity Kleidung stell ich mir auch immer schwer vor, wenn ich so an den Babyshops hier in Düsseldorf vorbeilaufe sehe ich so viel altmodische und unbunte Klamotten – als wären schwangere Frauen eh nicht modisch. So ein Quatsch!
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  • Desiree 10 September 2012, 10:37 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen you looking so chillaxed!! It must have been fab visiting NYC with your hubby, just the two of you, not a care in the world on a lovely wee break:)). Now I know what it is … baby glow!!! Oh don’t even start me on bloody maternity clothing! It’s true about skirts and so, so dumb!!! Most women have a post-baby belly for a long time after giving birth and if they’re breastfeeding, what the hell are they supposed to wear with their easy feeding tops? Sheesh!!!
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  • tanïa 10 September 2012, 4:43 pm

    Da hattest Du ja immerhin in New York noch ein bisschen Sommer!
    Das Outfit scheint mir ideal für eine Städtetour, lässig und bequem, aber das beste daran ist natürlich der lustige Babybauch! ;o)
    Im übrigen muss ich auch noch mal kurz anmerken, dass Dir die Brille echt gut steht! Ich bin ja Brillenfan, auch wenn ich selbst gar keine brauche. Noch nicht. Drum hab ich vorerst nur jede Menge Sonnenbrillen…
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  • Helen 10 September 2012, 4:52 pm

    Aww what a cute bump! I love this outfit too – red & black is always such a simple but nice combo.
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  • Terri 11 September 2012, 12:47 am

    I’m glad you were able to find a skirt in the nick of time. I’m trying to recall if I wore skirts or dresses when I was expecting and I don’t think so. You’re looking radiant in Soho.
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  • Rebecca 11 September 2012, 1:23 am

    Glad you enjoyed New York! Your little belly bump is at a cute stage. 🙂 I was so excited when mine finally started being obvious. I really enjoyed carrying a little friend in my belly! Maternity clothes are so hard to find sometimes. I bought a few pairs of pants, but mostly preferred to stick to dresses – so much easier and comfortable!

  • Rhianne 11 September 2012, 8:59 am

    you look lovely, I was actually thinking I couldn’t see much of a bump in the first picture and then smiled when saw the second, I love your bump 🙂
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  • Cynthia 13 September 2012, 12:16 am

    You look fantastic! Hope you loved the High Line. I’m one of your States-side fans and it’s great to see you here! (Live in the Boston area).

    Yep, NYC in summer, very very hot! Personally, I’ve got a lot of British Isles-Celts blood in me and I wilt in summer.

    Wonderful pics too! Thank you!


  • Roobeedoo 18 September 2012, 2:29 pm

    Aw – you are positively glowing! 🙂
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