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Dressing the bump: Penelope & Bella {WIN!}

Penelope & BellaI love maternity clothes that are comfortable, beautiful AND able to fit after baby is born. Who has the time (and money) to buy outfits that you are only able to wear for a short season? (Okay put your hand down, Margaret Moneybags, we’re not talking to you) I had the absolute pleasure of checking out Penelope & Bella’s Winter range the other day and fell inlove! Paula is a woman after my own heart. Her PB Originals are practical and stunning – you can tell that this Eastern Cape born beauty is a mama too and that she takes the needs and comforts of her clients seriously. I also love that she designed her entire range herself. But hey, enough words, check it out for yourself:

The PB Winter Maternity Tee
These slouchy tee’s come in four fabulous colors – olive, milk white, oyster and pale grey. They are luxuriously soft and very flattering, with a fit that will compliment you after baby is born too! (In the pics below: (top) Oyster maternity tee; (bottom) Milk white maternity tee)P2

Penelope Shawl
Pair your maternity tee up with one of her chic Penelope Shawls that came in a range of trendy colors: sage green, grey and hazelnut. I love these shawls because they are so multi-functional! You could wear it with the snap fasteners done up, “poncho” style OR undone, as a neck scarf. The shawl was designed with breastfeeding mamas in mind – acting as a discreet, yet stylish, breastfeeding cover when needed! (In the pics below: (top) Olive maternity tee with Hazelnut wrap; (bottom) Pale grey maternity tee with Grey wrap)P3 P1

The PB Wrap Tee
Looking for a maternity top that grows with you? Well then you need to check out the P&B Wrap. The adjustable wrap style of this top is especially flattering, defining your shape, as you grow through out your pregnancy. It also has a beautiful v-neck and would be the perfect addition to your work wardrobe. (In the pics below: Black PB Wrap)
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The PB Lounge Pants
You may have spotted me on Instagram donning my geometric print P&B lounge pants. With a fit that is super comfy around my belly area, yet not unattractively baggy, I am such a huge fan of these cuff pants! You can get them in the trendy geometric print (like mine) or in a cool snake print. (In the pics below: (top) Snake print lounge pants; (bottom) Geometric print lounge pants)
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Penelope & Bella’s Winter range will be released soon, so keep an eye on her website for more deets.

But hey, the proof is in the pudding… or in this case, the proof is in the Penelope Shawl. If you’d like to win a R500 Penelope & Bella voucher to get that PB Original that you’ve had your eye on, follow the rafflecopter prompts below!

Model: Me! (Just in case you didn’t know)
Shoes: Pixel Shoes
Photographer:  Fabulous Miriam of New Kid on the Block

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Sneaker LAB Premium Shoe Care Kit: review and giveaway!

Sneaker LAB
When you have a gazillion children, like I do (please, love my drama, don’t hate on it) you’re always eager to find quicker and easier ways of doing things. One such thing has been the saving grace of Sneaker LAB – an innovative premium shoe care product that is helping me keep my teen (and tots) sneakers looking fresher for longer. Yes, it’s possible! Let me show you how (and give you a shoe care kit to try out for yourself!) (more…)

Dressing the bump: Yummy Mummy Maternity {WIN!}

Yummy Mummy MaternityMarch is the month of #dressingthebump. Yep, I’ve claimed it! And I am totally enjoying the beautiful maternity and body positive clothing that I get to showcase while doing so. This week I model the very stylish and comfortable Yummy Mummy Maternity capsule collection.  Made of high quality fabrics, with that growing mummy belly in mind, the capsule collection is a mix of four basic maternity wear items. (Wana win one? Stay tuned!) (more…)

Books that made me appreciate life

appreciate lifeWhenever my birthday comes around, I find myself valuing the gift of life, love and family. We are so blessed! All of us. Yes, even without Kim Kardashian hair. I’ve been enjoying a few amazing reads from Christian Art Media, that made me appreciate life even more. These books helped me to self reflect, clear my head space (which is usually difficult if you have a spreadsheet brain) and realign my thoughts. They say you are what you think. It’s the TRUTH! I’ve found that when I focus my thoughts on that which is good, my mood is instantly lifted, my goals become clearer and I am able to face challenges with a smile on my face! So, to say happy birthday to me, I’d like to give some of these amazing books to one reader. But first, more on the books: (more…)

Dressing the bump: Love My Body Creations

Love My Body CreationsMarch is my birth month and this year I get to celebrate it with a huge baby bump en tow! Because of this, I am claiming this month as the month of #dressingthebump! Yep, I want to show you guys just how easy it is to be pregnant AND fabulous at the same time! I love that there are a whole bunch of really amazing, Proudly South African, maternity and shapely body wear brands that encourage you to love your body shape. Today we have a look at a stunning range over at Love My Body Creations. Stacey, the owner, is a darling and her clothes are stunning! But hey, enough talk, check out the pics: (more…)

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