Hi ladies, it is time for a short update. I am busy with finishing up different projects at work and baby preparations of course! I don’t think I have to tell you what I enjoy most at the moment!
It is only 4 weeks left to due date. It is very exciting (and a little bite scary) and we are of course longing to meet our little boy!
The bump does not look enormous when you see it up front, but in profile it is pretty huge now. I feel well except the disrupted sleep. Actually it is 5 in the morning when I write this and I have been awake for a couple of hours by now. As the television shows are so lousy at this time in the morning so they can’t even put me back to sleep, I thought it would be better use of my time to drop by and say hi to you instead!
I wishing all of you a wonderful week!
I have a dear colleague that often gives me compliments for my outfits. Today she liked my outfit so much that she insisted to take a photo of it (could you get a better compliment?). So we went out and took a couple of photos in the stairwells. So thanks to my colleague I finally had a photo to share with you!
I have entered week 30 now, and I still feel good! I am so grateful for that! I am pretty tired in the evenings, but on the other hand I am always tired this time of the year. We don’t get very much daylight this time of the year, and the sunny days are rare. Today was an exception though!
I am still able to wear some of my clothes, like my mustard skirt from Jan Rasco (Turkish brand) with stretch in it. The striped tee I bought at Esprit’s sale rather soon after I had learned that I was pregnant as I thought I could get use of a longer tee, and I have got a lot of use of it. One of the main reasons for not being able to use my clothes are that they are too short! The west is Forever 21 and the necklace is bought in Turkey. My boots are actually bought from an orthopedic shop, how rare isn’t it to find boots/shoes that both are good for your feet and being stylish!
I wish you all a great beginning of the Christmas season!
Posted in Casual and still chic, casual office wear, Causal Chic, office hours, Okategoriserade, pregnancy
Tagged Boots, Jan Rasco, mustard, oxblood, striped tee, stripes, west
It always becomes a very long time between my post now a days. I am sure that you will forgive me when I soon tell you the reasons. I am currently adjusting to my two new roles in life.The first one is that I on the first of November became an Associate Professor. I don’t think this will require very much of changes to my life or to my wardrobe. However it did take a lot of work to get all the papers in, and then it was a loooong wait. The mean change is that I can be the main advisor for graduate students, be on graduate committees or be the opponent on thesis. I don’t think my new position will require very much changes to my wardrobe, except maybe that I will need a new suit to fit some academic occasion, but since I have not got any request yet, it is no hurry. The only upcoming event connected to the title is that I will give an Associate Professor lecture in the beginning of December, but I am sure that there will be something in my wardrobe and now is not the time or place to buy wardrobe staples pieces, as I have a growing baby bump!
Sorry for holding this as a secret for you for a such a long time (I have just entered week 27), but I promise I had good reasons! One of them was that I was not feeling great the first three months. Red traces in the face after throwing up did not make me in the mood for taking outfit photos. Another reason for keeping the pregnancy secret was that I was waiting for a decision on a big grant application, and I did not want my pregnancy to affect the decision (unfortunately the application was not granted despite that I kept it secret). Pregnancy or being a mum should of course not affect those kinds of decision, but I thought it would be better to not take any chances. So we kept the pregnancy secret a longer time that we wanted to. Let me tell you that it was not easy, when you wanted to tell the whole world about the little miracle that is growing in my body. Speaking about growing, it is already several months since I could not wear normal trousers or fitted tops, but lucky I can still wear a substantial part of the clothes in my wardrobe. Since it is just about three months left to the due date, I will try to buy as little new clothes as possible. I prefer to spend my money on baby clothes! :-) By the way, it is a boy! Have a great week everyone!
I am linking up to Visible Monday!
Tee – Joules, bought in Edinburg; Skirt – Ness, bought in Edinburgh; Scarf – Indiska; Maternity tights from H&M; Boots – Rockport
Posted in Academic posts, maternity clothes, pregnancy
Tagged black boots, Boots, floral print, floral print skirt, knit scarf, Scarf, striped tee, stripes, wardrobe
It is not wrong with the proportions of this outfit, it is the camera angle.
The angel is better here! But the light is too bright. Sigh, some days it is not easy to get good photos. But I like that I have found a way to use this summer’s favorite top even when the days are getting colder. Luckily Mr Autumn does not seem to have made his mind up, yet, so he lets Ms Summer be in charge some days. However, I know what is approaching, very soon Mr Autumn will be here for stay.
Top – Warehouse, House of Fraser; Jeans – Gap; Jacket – Mango, Clogs – Tamaris; Handbag – Miss Selfridge
Hi Sweethearts, I am sorry for my absence but the summer has been buuuuuusssssy. A lot of work, but some fun too, like yesterday when my cousin and his wife arranged a big party with live music to celebrate their wedding. My favorite little black dress got with me to a wedding (again) as it never lets me down. You might wonder if I wear tights because 1, it is already cold in Sweden 2, I had not time to shave my legs 3, I love tights. If you answered yes to anyone of these three options give yours self one point, if you answered yes to all the three of them you are the winner of this little contest!
Writing this makes me realize how long time it is since I last blogged. I even had to use google translate to check up how tights are spelled, and then it is bad! Well, I won’t give any promises about the frequency of posts in the future that I can’t keep, the only thing I can say is that I don’t plan to close down the blog. Bye for now!
Dress -Stckholm, MQ; Necklace – Bought in Prague; Handbag – CCC (Copy Coco Chanel); Clogs – Esprit
We did a lot of walking in Seoul. One of the highlights during our walks was definitely the Cheonggyecheon stream. The stream was in the past polluted and covered with an elevated road, but since 2005 this stream has been cleaned up and made into an art and nature walkway through the heart of Seoul (TripAdvisor).
Except Mr. D and I, Laura came with us on this walk. Laura Ashley the dress. Isn’t she a darling? Even if she don’t like me to tell you this, I will let you know that she is much less expensive than you might believe. The Swedish currency is currently pretty strong compared to the pound (she was purchased in Edinburgh) and it was 30% off (on everything in the store, very dangerous!), so I got her to a very good price. Independent of the price, she is very precious to me and I am glad that she came with me to Seoul. We had a great time together! However, next time we go somewhere together I hope to pair her up with a pair of high heels instead.
Dress – Laura Ashley
Another short update, with a photo from the presentation I gave at the conference I attended in Seoul. The same blue dress from Esprit as I wore when I gave my National Day talk. It is comfortable and wrinkle free, and still I feel dressed up when I wear the dress. A perfect dress for traveling! Me like a lot!