Top Maternity picks for a Summer Wedding!

The summer is on it’s way and that means Wedding season!! I loved dressing my bump & so I thought I’d pick my favourites for you from ASOS maternity. I pretty much only dressed in their clothes & love how easy it is to shop their website! Take a peek & let me know which are your favourites…

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Last summer was unbearably hot at times as I was in my third trimester it was all about dressing for comfort! This beautiful floaty dress from ASOS would be ideal for dancing the night away & not over heating! £50 available here.

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I love this sexy floral number from ASOS maternity! Gorgeous for a spring or summer party – but maybe not too much dancing, just wiggling in this one! £65 available here.

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If you are looking for a great dress that you can wear again & again this would be perfect! Simple, pretty and elegant from Maya at ASOS. You could dress it up or down while staying comfortable! £90 available here.

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I was a big fan of sleeves when I was pregnant so if you are like me this floaty number will leave you feeling confident & pretty! £75 available here.

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I always found dressing for black tie events the most difficult so this elegant number would be perfect! Don’t forget to get it taken up if you are short like me & as clumsy as I was by the end of my pregnancy!  £85 available here.

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Another beautiful dress for a more formal Wedding or party! It has a slit in the leg so you’ll be feeling sexy and kept cool at the same time! Just make sure you get a size that fits well or you will be drowned by all this material. £75 available here.

 

Which will you be wearing this Wedding season? Tweet me @Poppy_Carter or head over to my Facebook to join in the conversation!

30 weeks today…

30 weeks today & we can’t wait for our adventure to start! Photos taken by my wonderful partner at Center Parcs Woburn Forest this weekend.

Adventures With Isla Blog Maternity Photography

Adventures With Isla Blog Maternity Photography

Adventures With Isla Blog Maternity Photography

Are you planning on booking a maternity photo shoot to remember your pregnancy? As someone who is always behind the lens I forced myself through the painful experience of posing and I know I’ll be glad I did in years to come. If you are nervous, like I was, why not take a prop or make a Pinterest board of poses you want to achieve so you feel like you know what to do when the moment comes?

Booking a photographer can be difficult but you should be able to get a good sense of someone from their website & work – email back & forth, ask lots of questions and make sure you are completely comfortable with them before you shell out lots of money!

My photographs above were taken using my Canon 5D Mk ii & processed in photoshop by me.

Oh Mama… It’s hot!

Well I think we can officially say summer is here and my goodness what a start we are having here in London! Dressing for this sticky, humid weather is never going to be easy but with a bump in tow it’s essential to stay cool whilst braving the tube & tourist packed streets! I’ve found maternity shopping more than a little tricky, especially when so few stores actually keep it in stock! Even knowing what size to order is problematic when you are growing everyday. Things that I bought thinking they would last me the whole pregnancy are getting to be far too small already (12 weeks to go!). So far I’ve stuck to Topshop skinny maternity jeans and a rotation of the same few bump friendly T-Shirts, but it’s time to step it up a gear now that summer is here! So here we go… A few top picks for staying stylish and cool in the city…

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TopShop Denim Dungarees

For an everyday look that’s as easy as it is cute, why not throw on these Denim Short Dungarees from TopShop (£38)… So simple, comfy and practical. What more could you want?

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ASOS Swing Dress

I love this light, pretty look. It’s easy to dress up or down and will keep you cool no matter how much running around you still have left to do before your little one arrives! ASOS Swing Dress – £25.

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Arizona Two Strap Birkenstocks

You really can’t go wrong with a good pair of Birkenstocks. I love the double strap on these to make sure you feel secure in every step as your balance starts to go. And they are adjustable if your feet do start to swell. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a pedicure! £54.95 at Office.

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Mamalicious Printed Maxi Dress

This lovely print is great for summer & would double up well for everyday or even for a Wedding. Unfortunately, I’m 5″2, so Maxi dresses are always at least a foot too long for me… So this one is for you to wear and me to live vicariously through you! Mamalicious Printed Maxi £38.

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Salon Skater Dress – Silk Organza

Speaking of weddings… I find it so difficult to find anything pretty and formal that would fit my bump. But this gorgeous number would be absolutely perfect for any summer occasion and it’s only £65 from ASOS.

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ASOS Striped Swimsuit

The whole way through your pregnancy one of the things you’ll hear again & again is how important it is to stay active, so why not do it in style? I’ve found swimming outdoors in Richmond Park in the sunshine a perfect way to get some Vitamin D and take the weight of my bump off my hips and back for an hour or so! ASOS Maternity Stripe Swimsuit £28.

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Sophia Webster Adele Banana White Sneaker

I am obsessed with my Sophia Webster Banana Sneakers (£140). I’ve pretty much worn them every day since they came out – they are supremely comfy and as your bump gets bigger bending down to tie your laces gets trickier so these solve that problem! Oh and whats even better…? They also come in mini sizes (£70) for when your little one arrives! I can’t tell you how tempted I am…!

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Sophia Webster Kingston Banana White Mini

So there we go… Just a few picks to get your summer maternity wardrobe started! It’s a tricky balance between wanting to look and feel good but not breaking the bank for something you (hopefully) won’t fit into for very long once baby has arrived! What are your top picks? Leave them in the comments below! Happy Shopping!

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My Bump and Sophia Webster Banana Sneakers…