OOTD Tassles and Palms

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Palazzo pants in a smooth, flow material, black top. Sparkly flatforms and a fresh mani-pedi. I have been enjoying the tassel necklace I made after a trip to Portugal, inspired by the colourful jewellery I was seeing throughout our trip. It was the perfect rainbow of colour to accessorize for pride month … discreetly. And nothing makes me feel more entitled to a bit of pampering (hands and feet) than being targeted by a homophobic little twerp for being out at my job.

Happy Pride month. We’re here. We’re queer. We’re not going anywhere.

OOTD Prom Style

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Knocked up and on my way to prom. Twenty years later, lol. I’m lucky to have a few yearly excuses to get dressed up.

This Anthropologie dress was such a steal. Regularly $470, I scooped it up for $89 on sale a few seasons ago. I altered it and fortunately it still fits over this gradually expanding bump.

The shoes are from The Bay, purchased for my brother’s wedding last year; the wedge is oh-so-slight and I can walk in them for hours. Oh… and this is the same hair I tossed into a lazy bun at 7 am after not washing it for four days. Always classy.

Once, Twice…

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I know a dress is a good one when I want to wear it twice in three days. I picked up this blue and white, kaftan style midi dress with tie-front for $40, and turned the corner of the rack to find my friend holding the same one.

Super versatile and easy to wear, it was a perfect choice over jeans, for a very windy day, paired with a black leather jacket and ankle cowboy boots. On the patio and into the evening, it was comfortable and breezy.

Two days later I wore it for a day date with my nieces to the movies, ice cream and for a walk on the windy beach, paired with a long denim jacket, Topshop peep toe slides and whimsical earrings.

Aldo sunglasses, Zara moto jacket, Gap denim trench, Frye cowboy boots, Topshop leather peep toe boot and H&M dress.

I love the flora of this print, which reminds me of wallpaper or the plates we had in my house when I was growing up. And the tie front means that while it fits now, it will also be a cinch to cinch it when I have a waistline again!

Is there an outfit you are wearing on repeat this spring?

True Blue Baby

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This bump fashion is going strong, considering my preference for loose, swingy clothes I’m feeling very fortunate. Today was a comfy one (thank you Fashion forecasters for keeping running shoes as an appropriate option… I could not be more grateful).

It’s still a bit crisp in the mornings, so a bright patterned bomber is perfect for the a.m. I can’t tell you how many times I get compliments on these vintage shell and rope earrings. A friend gave them to me second hand, claiming ‘they are so ugly, I have no idea how to wear them… but I honk you can pull them off.

I take that as the ultimate challenge. If someone says it’s unwearable – let me at it.

I know I’m lucky to be feeling so good right now…Even at 7:30 am when these were taken. I’m welcoming all the changes this pregnancy body is bringing. I also just got a big delivery of maternity pants in the mail. Cannot wait to integrate them and get into some pants that don’t squeeze around my middle.

Cheers, from almost-seventeen weeks,

Xo A

Easter Bunny Surprise OOTD

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It has been a while, and for good reason: I’ve been waiting to reveal a big StyleSaVie surprise. The ootd section, to name one, will be getting an update – maternity fashion. I’m just about at the end of my first trimester and bump fashion is on the horizon.

I couldn’t say no to this Jane Plus One ruffle dress. It’s perfectly named, though not maternity fashion, and its stretchy waistline and billowy skirt will easily accommodate my expanding belly.

I am excited for the challenges ahead, maternal and style-related. I know that one in four pregnancies do not carry to term, and 1 in 8 women have struggled with fertility, from first hand experience with my wife and my own pregnancy journey. However, I’m feeling hopeful and am ready to embrace all the feelings and big changes ahead.

What suggestions do you have and what sorts of posts are you wanting to see?