At the beginning of the month, Ben and I attended my best friend’s birthday at Juanita’s, a quirky little wine bar in Subiaco. I wanted to feel feminine and dressy, as Ben and I had a date for a late lunch/early dinner at the fabulous Pinchos in Leederville.
I was hoping this stretch jersey floral number by Sam & Lavi I purchased from Anthropologie 18 months ago would work and lo and behold, it fit beautifully over the baby bump!! It is made from rayon and spandex and whilst unlined, has a lovely soft hold that hugs a woman’s curves. I especially love the scoop back, blurry floral pattern and midi-length styling. I nabbed it on sale for US$62.95 instead of $158.
The fabric is definitely summer weight, so I donned my favourite Lyn Devon cashmere jacket to keep me warm. I love how the mustard hue of the jacket complements the yellows in the dress and the suede waist tie gives my figure some definition.
Instead of taking a clutch, I wore my Roland Mouret “Paris-Paris” bag (which I first wrote about here). The burgundy combined with the mustard, taupe and brown hues of the dress and jacket felt very autumnal (my favourite season!). It is a similar size to a large clutch, so I can easily fit my cards, some cash, a lippie and keys inside.
I wore my hair in a half up/half down style, which is not a style I normally tend to, and did a smokey brown eye, which is much more flattering on me than black (again, those autumnal tones). I had lots of compliments about the dress throughout the night and most importantly, felt comfortable, chic and feminine.
I know this is not news, but stretch jersey has been my absolute best friend throughout this pregnancy, especially since I transitioned from the ‘does she just really like jam doughnuts?!’ phase to the ‘I’m definitely pregnant!!’ phase. Jersey, be it cotton, rayon, viscose or silk, is comfortable and soft to wear, stretches an immeasurable amount, washes so easily and doesn’t crease! Best of all, I haven’t had to buy many maternity items because so many of my jersey pieces have fit the bill.