Friday 28 September 2018

What I wore while pregnant, the sequel

Well, hello there.

Sorry it's been a while since the last time I did an outfit post here on the blog. Have been busy making baby #2.

The concept was pretty much the same as the last time:
Get through the pregnancy while buying and wearing as little maternity wear as possible. 

Actually, this time I didn't buy any new maternity stuff whatsoever, as was already stocked up with all the basics I needed from the last time.

So what I wore while pregnant this time around:

April 3rd 2018, at 17 weeks + 4 days pregnant

As you may have heard, the second time around the belly pops much earlier. So during the first and second trimester I was wearing loose shirt dresses and maternity leggings (bought during my first pregnancy).

Light blue button-down, PINK WOMAN. Black maternity leggings, H&M. Dark orange knit cardigan, H&M. Wooden beads necklace, H&M. Black patent brogues, MIGATO.

April 14th 2018, at 19 weeks + 1 day pregnant

Godmother at the christening of Mariza, daughter of bestie! Still at that point in pregnancy where if I didn't emphatically hold my belly in photos, I just looked like I ate 3 burgers.

Light blue crêpe dress, ASOS. Red block heel sandals, MIGATO.

April 20th 2018, at 20 weeks pregnant

At the opening of the MIGATO store in Peristeri. These heels are seriously the most comfortable shoes ever. Fancier than flats, yet totally doable for those of us who cannot handle heels. I totally recommend low block heels when expecting.

Blue floral midi dress, ZARA. Red block heel sandals, MIGATO.

April 22nd 2018, at 20 weeks + 2 days pregnant

Unfortunately I didn't caption many casual outfits during this pregnancy, but most of them were pretty much these maternity jeans along with a non-maternity stretchy or loose-fitting top.

Maternity dark jeans, H&M. Stripy top, ZARA.

April 30th 2018, at 21 weeks + 3 days pregnant

Short trip to Rhodes, attending the local Marathon event and sightseeing.

Polka-dot skater dress, ASOS. Silver sandals, ZARA. Sunglasses, WEAREEYES.

June 2nd 2018, at 26 weeks + 1 day pregnant

Posing for Panos Georgiou at the MIGATO store opening event at Smart Park.

Black and white dress, OYSHO. Studded sandals, MIGATO.

June 2nd 2018, at 26 weeks + 1 day pregnant

Later on the same day, attending a good friend's wedding, wearing a dress I made myself!

Dress, sewn by me. Sandals and clutch bag, MIGATO. Necklace, UTERQÜE.

June 12th 2018, at 27 weeks + 4 days pregnant

Attending a Swarovski press event.

Red laser-cut top, SOMF. Skirt, ZARA. Red block heel sandals, MIGATO. Statement ring, SWAROVSKI.

June 29th 2018, at 30 weeks pregnant

At another wedding. I managed to find a dress where I could graciously fit the bump, yet is not maternity.

Mint maxi dress, MOUTAKI. Necklace, UTERQÜE. Red block heel sandals, MIGATO.

July 22nd 2018, at 33 weeks + 2 days pregnant

Sunday afternoon walk around the neighborhood.

Dress, OYSHO. Sunglasses, WEAREEYES. Sandals, BIRKENSTOCK.

July 28th 2018, at 34 weeks + 1 day pregnant

Shopping around for a rocking chair.

Floral dress, ASOS. Sandals, BIRKENSTOCK. Studded sandals, MIGATO.

August 8th 2018, at 35 weeks + 5 days pregnant

In vacation mode, wearing a mix n' match black bikini, meaning whatever pieces fit from my existing bikini collection.

Black bikini top and bottom, OYSHO.

August 10th 2018, at 36 weeks pregnant

IKEA visit, wearing my all-time pregnancy favourite, a simple cotton non-maternity body-con dress.

Dress, H&M. Sunglasses, RETROSUPERFUTURE. Studded sandals, MIGATO.

August 25th 2018, at 38 weeks + 1 day pregnant

Groceries run around the neighborhood. Got this dress this summer, exactly because the bump would fit, but also because the button-down front is nursing-friendy.

Dress, ZARA. Sandals, BIRKENSTOCK.

August 31st 2018, at 39 weeks pregnant

Attending the last summer wedding of the season. Wore this dress for a total of 3 times during the pregnancy and it was a total hit every single time. This is the last outfit documented, as I went into labour 3 nights later

Yellow dress, ZAFUL. Studded sandals, MIGATO.

If  you want more, you can take a look on what I wore while pregnant the first time around!

Monday 3 September 2018

Magenta is the new pink

Never was a fan of pink, but magenta? Now you're talking.

I was looking for a pair that wpuld combine comfort with a pop of colour and found it in this VANS pair.

Got them on YOOX, on crazy sale of course. 

You can still find this exact magenta pair here, but only a couple of sizes are left at the moment, so I hope you get lucky... Keep in mind that at the moment I'm writing these lines YOOX is running an extra -35% off promo. Sharing is caring, people.

They even have a magenta waffle sole!

Aren't they amazing? Can't wait to try them on with floral dresses.

Tuesday 14 November 2017

#followMI into a blogger's lifestyle

A perfect morning in October, I found myself inside a beautiful renovated maisonette in Keramikos, along with 17 other beloved greek fashion bloggers, for the #followMI into a blogger's lifestyle photoshoot for MIGATO.

It is the third season that MIGATO organizes a bloggers day photoshoot and the second time with Panos (see the first MIGATO bloggers day here).

#followMI into a Blogger’s Lifestyle - the photo shoot’s intriguing concept - reflects typical everyday moments of a fashion blogger, according to each one’s personality and particular style.

The photo shoot comes after MIGATO’s successful communication concept of #followMI which is an invitation to all #migatolovers to share photos with their favourite MIGATO items on social media.

Naturally, we all did our own styling according to our personal style and based on our favourite  shoes and bags from the MIGATO Autumn-Winter 17/18 collection, the talented make-up artist Vasilis from greek cosmetics company TommyG did our make-up and the uber-photographer Panos Georgiou took the shoots.

Here I am having fun with lovely Sevastiana.

You can read more about the photoshoot and see all the bloggers' photos at the MIGATO blog here and shop all our goodies at the MIGATO bloggers lifestyle product list here.

As for me:
Cream lace top and leather skirt, ALE. Black velvet booties with embroidered block heel and clutch bag with attached ring, MIGATO.

Thursday 27 July 2017

A walk in the park

Straight from the office for a walk in the park to clear up my mind and take some outfit pics.

As usual, I give full outfit credits at the end of the post, but I just wanted to stress the fact that these simple black espadrilles are still available at MIGATO and on sale. Hurry up if you want to find your size! 

Blouse & skirt, ZARA. Espadrilles & backpack, MIGATO.

Photos by @giorgozzzz

Thursday 20 July 2017

Pampers got our back

Time sure flies.

This time last year, I was almost 9 months pregnant and stocking up on newborn-sized Pampers. 

Then I had the baby and Pampers became one of the few things I didn't have to worry about. For example, even in the middle of summer, diaper rash for us was almost non-existent. 

Also, that wetness indicator strip down the middle, that goes from yellow to blue when the diaper is wet, was a life-saver.

You might think that's silly, but those two simple things were a lot of help during these first few sleep-deprived months. 

Time flew by again and we quickly jumped to size 2, 3 and now 4. 

This time, it's Pampers that changed into a more fitting appearance, so don't get confused next time you are at the supermarket:
Both New Baby Premium Protection and Pampers Premium Protection Active Fit now have a new brand new packaging, as Pampers Premium Care

Turquoise and gold look good on our diaper station set-up.

And that’s the face of someone who doesn’t like changes –like the fact he has grown out of his changing table.

In fact, soon he won’t be able fit there at all – or he won’t want to stay horizontal long enough - so we are going to “graduate” into Pampers Pants and start changing while standing up, like a big boy. 

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Are you decent?

Most days it's like that. Trying to throw something on me that will look semi-interesting and decent for work. Works for now.

Orange t-shirt, H&M men's. Striped skirt, PULL&BEAR. Necklace, H&M.

Thursday 29 June 2017

What I wore while pregnant

I owed you this post.

This is both an outfit diary for me and an inspiration board for other expecting mothers out there on how to handle a pregnancy while buying/wearing as little maternity wear as possible.

Since seasonality plays a big role, many of these ideas won't apply to everyone, however I still think mosts ideas can be interpreted in both summer and winter outfits, e.g. dress worn plain in summer, add a cardigan for autumn, add tights, scarf and coat for winter.

Here we go:

December 1st 2015, at 4 weeks + 1 day pregnant
I still didn't actually know I was pregnant, but I had recently lost some weight, so I was happy wearing things I hadn't worn for a while.
White knit dress BILL COST. Belt and bag, MIGATO. Jewellery, SWAROVSKI.

January 16th, 2016, at 10 weeks + 5 days pregnant
Pregnancy still wasn't showing. I had just cut my hair to donate it to a charity making wigs for kids.
Simple grey T-shirt by H&M.

January 22nd 2016, at 10 weeks + 5 days pregnant
At the Yes-I-Do Catwalk with Myrto Kazi. We are actually both pregnant here and at about the same stage, but neither one had announced it yet.
Floral dress, ZARA. Pumps and necklace, MIGATO.

February 8th 2016, at 14 weeks pregnant
At the Ioanna Kourbela catwalk show, straight from the office. Still wearing normal trousers, but with the top button undone and with loose tops.
Trousers & coat, ZARA. Blouse, H&M. Shoes & bag MIGATO.

March 21st 2016, at 20 weeks pregnant
At the adidas NMD launch. Have started wearing maternity jeans with loose tops.
Maternity jeans H&M. Top, SOMF. Jacket, ZARA. Shoes, ADIDAS. Backpack MIGATO.

March 27th 2016, at 21 weeks pregnant
It's spring, but still a bit chilly for dresses or skirts, so maternity jeans it is. Also, ditched the shoulder bags for a chic backpack, to save my back.
Maternity jeans and maternity long-sleeve t-shirt H&M. Coat, cardigan and scarf, ZARA. Shoes, ADIDAS. Backpack MIGATO.

March 29th 2016, at 21 weeks + 2 days pregnant
At the MIGATO SS16 press day, wearing a non-maternity skirt with elasticized waist. Obviously, I am not wearing it at the waist, but under-boob.
Knit crop top H&M. Skirt, ZARA. Flatforms, MIGATO.

April 3rd 2016, at 22 weeks pregnant
For a stroll at the Flisvos Marina, wearing a non-maternity empire waist dress with a ribbon tied under the boobs for definition.
Grey dress, ASOS. Jacket, BLANCO. Necklace, H&M.

April 20th 2016, at 24 weeks + 2 days pregnant
This was a typical work outfit during that time, regular top and a non-maternity skirt over the bump.
Khaki skirt, STRADIVARIOUS. T-shirt, ZARA. Moccasins, MIGATO.

April 23rd 2016, at 24 weeks + 5 days pregnant
Attending the "Fashioning the Law" conference, along with my dear friend Elena who was a speaker. Wearing a non-maternity bodycon rib dress with a kimono on top.
Burgundy dress, ZARA. Kimono, BLANCO. Arrow necklace, H&M. Circle necklace, PRIGKIPW.

April 28th 2016, at 25 weeks pregnant
Inside an empty pool at Chania, wearing a sleeveless knit A-line dress with a cardigan on top. You can see my ankles are already swollen.
Dress, ZARA. Cardigan, PULL&BEAR. Slip-on sneakers, MIGATO. Sunglasses, CARRERA.

May 21st 2016, at 28 weeks + 5 days pregnant
Realizing that I can keep wearing regular skirts with elastic waists over the bump was a life changer.
Skirt & scarf, ZARA. Top, PULL&BEAR. 

May 26th 2016, at 29 weeks + 3 days pregnant
Wishing Madame Shoushou happy 5th birthday. Yes, that's another regular skirt with elastic waist.
Skirt, ASOS. T-shirt, ZARA. 

June 2nd 2016, at 30 weeks + 3 days pregnant
That's a regular empire line dress in navy, perfect for straight-after-work non-alcoholic drinks.

June 6th 2016, at 31 weeks pregnant
With dearest friend Alex, wearing a regular caftan-style dress, bought a couple of sizes larger, layered with a body-con cotton dress underneath and tied with a ribbon over the bump for definition (trying not to look like a tent).
Dress, H&M.

June 25th 2016, at 33 weeks + 5 days pregnant
At Nileta's wedding in Syros, as formal as one can be at this stage.
Dress, YSTERIA ASTERIA by Alexia Kirmitsi.

June 26th 2016, at 33 weeks + 6 days pregnant
Babymoon in Syros, happy as can be with my sorbet and wearing - you guessed it - an elasticized waist skirt over the bump.
Skirt, ZARA. Top, H&M.

June 27th 2016, at 34 weeks pregnant
Regular tiered sundress, over regular bikini, on top of swollen ankles.
Dress, H&M. Flip-flops, ACCESSORIZE. Sunglasses, CARRERA.

June 29th 2016, at 34 weeks + 2 days pregnant
Skater dress and light sneakers. Because feet were as swollen as can be.
Dress, ASOS. Sneakers, ADIDAS Los Angeles. Sunglasses, FENDI.

June 29th 2016, at 34 weeks + 2 days pregnant
Another dress whose waist was supposed to be a couple of inches lower, but bump happened. Oh, and some sorbet of course.
Dress, OYSHO.

July 2nd 2016, at 34 weeks + 5 days pregnant
At friend Vangelis' wedding, still in Syros. Those gladiator sandals were a life-saver for dressier circumstances, as they could fit my ever-expanding feet and camouflaged them at the same time.
Dress, Toi&moi. Sandals, MIGATO.

July 5th 2016, at 35 weeks + 1 days pregnant
Attending the Marie Claire Blog Awards, decided to go full Kardashian with body con.
Dress, H&M. Sandals and clutch bag, MIGATO.

July 8th 2016, at 35 weeks + 4 days pregnant
I also attended prenatal Pilates classes twice a week. A life saver for my swollen feet. The T-shirt is not maternity, just oversized. Shorts are regular too, just worn a bit lower.
T-shirt, H&M. Shorts and sneakers, ADIDAS. Backpack, MIGATO.

July 30th 2016, at 38 weeks + 5 days pregnant
In this photo, I had just walked 8km in Pagkrati, midday in summer. I went into labour the next day.
Dress, H&M. Sports bra OYSHO.