guess who’s back…. back again in Mamaybebe

Mamaybebe

It has been a long time since I’ve stopped by this blog of mine!

If you follow me on Instagram  you would be all up to date with my life! If not, a lot has happened since my last post back!! Unfortunately something had to give and that has been this platform of mine.. my voice to you the listener.
I’ve had a baby girl (in July), making our three a four; a wonderful addition completing our family. I am loving life with my two little girls. It has made life very crazy time too as I’ve adjusted and adapted to parenting to two! Time is one of those things that seems to have gone out the window. I actually read such a great article about been a mother of two and good for a laugh should you want to check it out!
Two weeks after having Lola I went back into hospital with appendicitis! CRAZY!! I was in so much pain and assumed it was just after birth pains, but no my appendix was about to burst. Caught it just in time. The upside was I got to have some lovely one-on-one bonding time with Lola while in hospital, even though I missed my Frankie terribly.
These pictures were taken when Lola was 6 weeks old. We went away for a much-needed night away and it seemed appropriate to capture the outfit I had been wearing day in and day out for six weeks! They were beautifully gifted by Mamaybebe and I highly recommend them.



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and then there were three

39 weeks

You may have noticed that I have meaning missing of late.. it’s because our two has become three!

That is right… I’ve just had a baby! Well she is nearly three weeks old now but it has meant life has changed forever and I am still getting use to this new role of mine!

It all kind of happened rather quickly. I had a day planned to get the blog ready while I took some downtime for motherhood and next minute I was in hospital having a baby just a little earlier than expected. Not quite how I thought it would happen so very thrilled to have a healthy happy baby!

I am over the moon and so happy and loving this new adventure but Geelong Fashionista has been neglected with every ambition to come back and write as soon as I can.

I don’t plan on changing the blog into a baby blog by any means… that is not why you follow; but things will change around here in terms of lifestyle and no doubt I’ll be mentioning her in my writing but still with the focus on my everyday fashion, lifestyle and hometown of Geelong.

Before little miss was born I was thrilled that I got to get some amazing images of my belly. Andrew and I borrowed our friends beautiful house and took some to remember the time. I loved been pregnant; it was a wonderful time and I am so lucky that I had such a great pregnancy and enjoyed my changing body. I’m thrilled I captured it right before Frankie was born.



growing belly
home

Black and white 39 weeks

Kirsty
Baby bump

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navy

38 week bump

There is something about navy that gets me excited! For a while now I have had an obsession with the colour navy and when I came across this beautiful navy stripe dress I knew I needed it!

Not only will this dress be good for the next two weeks (nearly there, come on baby we want to meet you!!!) it will also work really well for feeding as it turns into a nursing dress by lifting the front section of the dress. Something that is going to be very handy for me this summer!

I am not one to waste money and having versatile pieces that work for both maternity and post birth are exactly what I and no doubt anyone that is pregnant require! I keep hearing people saying they don’t want to waste money and I can strongly recommend taking a look at Mim and Bas‘ collection for pieces that work for a good 12 months in your wardrobe. Something that is very handy to me and can easily be styled to suit any occasion!

The weather has really picked up of late which is so exciting. I am thrilled to be having a spring baby and hope that I can get out and about to enjoy the sunshine! This particular day was quite windy, hence the crazy hair, but it was still fun to capture some fun shots as I get closer to the end!

What do you think of the dress and are you someone who loves versatile pieces?

Spring
Close UP
Kirsty
Navy Stripes
Sunshine
love at 38 weeks

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comfy shorts

Kirsty

Wearing comfy clothes has been the biggest thing for me in the last couple of weeks as I grow and grow. Especially this last week with our “heat wave” and making sure I am comfortable as my temperature seems to have jumped quite a lot to normal. Not that I’m complaining!

These shorts are amazing. They look great and no one would know they go all the way over the bump! The minute I saw them I fell in love and knew they would be well-worn! It may only be for a short while but as maternity leaves approaches very very quickly I think they will become a wardrobe essential. That’s right; my last day of work is tomorrow and I am very very excited.

As much as I enjoy my job, I feel it’s time to stop. Almost like my mind knows it’s time to prepare for the next phase in my life.

Mim and Bas really does have some wonderful pieces and I have been getting excited by their new mum clothes, perfect for breastfeeding and yet still looking good! Make sure you go check out the website Mim and Bas to check out their pieces! I’m sure they will be more images to come.

AOS Hat
Jean ShortsMim and Bas

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dressing for a wedding

Kirsty

One of my favorite things to do is to get all glammed up for a wedding!! Last weekend just happened to be my sister-in-laws wedding up in Echuca!

It was a beautiful day and the weather was perfect. In fact it really does feel like spring has sprung! A great feeling to have as I’ve been hanging for some sunshine!

Now back to the weekend! Carly looked amazing and everything about the wedding was stunning. I got to use my event management skills by helping at the church and setting up the night! I love helping people create such a special memory, however at 33 weeks pregnant it was a challenge but I think Carly and Mark were very very happy.


Carly
Beautiful Bride

The biggest challenge for me was what I was going to wear… I generally plan out a wedding outfit well in advance, it’s just the way I work. I like having a good idea and making sure everything fits in. Not knowing what shape or how big I would be really was a challenge as I had to wait right before the day to really know what I would wear! I’ve found that with the right material you don’t need to wear maternity clothes and that everyday wardrobes can work. I guess I’m also lucky that the only places I have “grown” are my tummy and boobs!

Kookai has been my place off choice for lots of my outfits in the last 8 months and goes to show you do need to experiment. This red dress was perfect and I am forever grateful to my girlfriend for the lend, it sat perfectly around the bump and worked really well!

What do you think? Do you have tips on dressing in maternity wear?

33 weeks
Baby Bump
Watch
Full length
WIttner heels

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windy days

Windy

What a beautiful weekend we had, however we still haven’t quite skipped the cold days of winter!
The forecast is saying very cold the next couple days, but lets hope that’s the end as I heading toward maternity leave and would love spring weather!

I took these photos on a sunny but windy day in Melbourne. I saw the lamp post and knew it was the place to stop and get a few images.
Andrew whipped out the camera and captured this amazing spot with such a great lamp post and the plain white wall. Really making my outfit pop! I love exploring Melbourne and love that there is something amazing around every corner. Great places for photos every where I look.

I have been trying to wear some colour and this woolen dress has been a great addition to my baby bump wardrobe.
It’s warm and give the right amount of colour, even if I have paired it with everything black!

Are you someone who likes to inject colour?

Lamp post
Bright red
Bardot cardi
close upKirsty

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last weekend – part two

KIRSTY AND ANDREW 2 (1)

Here are the details from part two of the most perfect weekend!
After a wonderful Friday we had organised a small intimate dinner with family and friends.

We simply called it “The Last Supper” intimating that it was “an evening to celebrate our last days of freedom”, leaving it to our friends to interpret it in their own way!

Some people guessed and kept to themselves that they thought it could be a wedding, while others were kept guessing, a little suspense added to an already magical evening!

We held the dinner at Arc One Gallery, the private dining room of the restaurant Cumulus on Flinders Lane. After everyone had arrived and we had had a few drinks and delicious canapes, we confirmed everyone’s suspicions and announced that we had got married!!!

My biggest regret of the night was not getting enough photos, it all just happened so quickly! We did manage to get some keepers though so I just wanted to show you a few!

I do need to talk about my dress though! I just fell in love when I saw it and hoped it would work over the bump! It’s Zimmermann and I wasn’t overly keen on spending a fortune. That’s when I found a business on instagram that allows you to rent beautiful garments, called Rent Love Return.
It was just perfect the dress and a great contrast to my Friday night outfit, a dress that made me feel so good on the night!

KIRSTY AND KIAH
Centrepiecs
KIRSTY AND ANDREW

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Andrew was wearing:

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life is crazy

Crazy Life

My life at the moment has been crazy! Between having something on just about every minute of the weekend to a crazy busy working week,  this blog of mine has been missing out.

I’ve tried to take the time to get a few words on the computer but even that has been a challenge and it upsets me as I love putting my time into this my brand and hoping to grow and really show you my readers my everyday style as well as what inspires me.

Today I bring you a look of which brought a day of shopping and doing some much-needed “me” errands as well as enjoying some time at home which is beginning to feel like a holiday house!

This skirt is from Mim and Bas and has been such a great staple for my maternity wardrobe. It’s comfortable around my growing baby bump, a great length as well as easily dressed up for work or worn for a casual weekend.

I’m currently 28 weeks, almost 29 on the home stretch which is very exciting!

Country Road PinkWinter DayOcean GroveMim and Bas Skirt

I was wearing:

  • skirt from Mim and Bas (it is so comfy!!)
  • top from Country Road (similar here)
  • vest from Decjuba (Similar here and here)

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mim and bas

Purple

I am so excited to say that I have become a brand rep for Mim and Bas. A beautiful maternity, nursing and beyond store with a love for fashion.

I was gifted with this purple and cream striped dress and I can already tell I’m going to live in it, not only during my pregnancy but after the baby comes to feed as adapts so well with the top easily coming away.

I still love trying to make an outfit different and still making myself feel like me, so I styled this outfit with my trusty fedora and boots, plus in the winter sun tights needed to be added.

These photos were taken in Perth in the beautiful winter sun, which was nice to not have to worry about a scarf or jacket to show off the purple colour!

KirstyMim and BasMaternity WearAce of SomethingDesign a Space

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rottnest island

Rottnest Isand

When looking at what to do in Perth, I was overwhelmed with the amount of people who said go to Rottnest Island.

We stayed with friends while in Perth and they too hadn’t made the trek across the water to check out the island.

We saw showers were forecast for the morning, but thought we’d still take the ferry ride. Note to self: always check the island’s weather forecast! It poured rain for pretty much the entire day!

We had hired bikes to explore the islands and figured we would still keep up the plan. Brooke and I went and found some rain ponchos and decided to give it a go and still ride around and embrace the rain as there was no sign of the rain easing. Through the rain it was still beautiful and I can see what everyone raves about this tourist attraction.

With the sun shining briefly we did get to stop and take a few shots and capture the island.

My hair was drenched, make-up washed away but it was a great day all the same. Might have to come back in the summertime.

Rottnest Island

Baby bump

Perth

Kirsty

quokka

Fence

rain

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