Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Blooming Madly

"What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”
Extract from To The Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf, via 1


The Outfit
Vintage 1930s Ponyskin Leopard Print Coat: made by Granny Kiki for Kiki Couture
Black Floral Maternity Dress: in a sale from Asos
Brown Boots: from New Look
Black Faux Fur Hat: a gift from an ex-boyfriend many years ago
Pale Blue Gloves: passed down from Granny Penny
The Soundtrack
Kate Bush: Ariel
There are many wonderful things about being pregnant, and growing a bump twice as large as the usual; but finding maternity and nursing (breastfeeding) clothes is nigh on impossible without resorting to the High Street brands, which I hate to do. 
I don't want to have to dress like a dull as dishwater mummy in striped nursing top and leggings just because I'm pregnant, it shouldn't have to be that way! With potentially a few years of breastfeeding ahead of me though, I need all the help I can get from you gorgeous vintage shopping goddesses, to find beautiful second hand nursing clothes, particularly dresses, that don't cost a bomb and help hide the tum...
So if any of you eagle eyed UK based lovelies ever see any size 10 - 12 maxi/nursing dresses (with buttons down the chest, pull down tops or covered slits for the nipples) when you're perusing your local charity shop haunts, please do pick them up for me and I will repay you the money with interest, and many many thanks!
Thank you all so much for your kind congratulations and well wishes!
 I look forward to charting my  multiple pregnancy progress through this blog in the months to come.


  1. Allo Emalina!

    Congrats! i didn't know! Twins! how great!
    I was wondering why i didn't hear from you anymore!
    Hope you find your dream vintage mother of twins wardrobe! i know hard to find but surely you will!
    You look wonderful

    Take care



  2. So many of my favourites crammed into this post: Virginia Woolf/Kate Bush's Ariel/fabulous florals and glorious, blooming you. Will certainly keep an eye out when haunting charity shops.

  3. How are the babies coming along- When are they due?
    You do look radiant and glowing.
    That beautiful flower dress must help to feel good too.
    Much love to all of you.

  4. Ah, look at you! Blooming madly indeed! And rather gloriarsely!
    Fabularse frock, and coat......love Virginia Woolf!! XXX

  5. Looking like a Russian princess, my dear, and yes indeed, blooming beautifully.
    I will certainly keep a look out for dresses for you. Do you mean dresses for the pregnancy? Or are you hoping to double up and wear them after the babes are here too? My experience of breast-feeding was that separates were a lot easier, but maybe it depends on the style of dress, and also how much boob you are happy showing! If you can show us on your blog the sort of style you have in mind, I'll get searching.
    Hope you are feeling as well as you look! xxx

  6. Love the post title! You are indeed blooming madly...in more ways than one. I would have so many fabulous clothing ideas for you in pregnancy and beyond...

  7. Emalina!!! I'm ecstatic!! I've been remiss in visiting and now look!! You are gorgeous and I'm so very happy for you!! The floral dress with the leopard coat is divine. I will definitely keep my eyes open for you and will send along anything I find. Sending much, much love and congratulations.


  8. Emalina, hugest of congratulations! You look wonderful. I lived in dresses I found on Etsy.com during my pregnancy, although I resorted to leggings and big tops near the end. Looking forward to seeing and reading more if your journey. Xox

  9. Blooming you!!! You look so beautiful Emalina! I told my congratulations in your last post, i'm soooo happy for you!!! xxxxx Tani

  10. You are looking fabulous, that dress might be modern but its a beauty! I'll certainly keep a look out for anything suitable, as Curtise says, if you can post some images of your ideal kind of thing I'm sure one of us will come up with something. xxx

  11. Looking so Fabulous..dress was so nice..it suits you very well
    Magazine printing in china

  12. Your are so gorgeous in your florals with leopard print! The roses are the perfect touch, as you honor us with your process. Will be thinking of you when I'm out and about at the thrift and consignment shops here in Denver.

  13. what a lovely dress and you do look so pretty while being pregnant! <3

  14. You look like a beautiful princess, floating through her gardens! I wish I could help more with clothing ideas, but you will get a lot of assistance from these wonderful blogger-friends. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  15. In so many ways, what a wonderful time to be pregnant, The world turns, wonky and disturbing in it's way, but you live in an era where "the bump" is it's own fashion statement. You just rock it so romantically. You'll handle the mommy-ship clothing issue beautifully, I just know it.

  16. Congratulations! You are absolutely blooming and look gorgeous! Besides your glow, that dress and coat look fabulous.

  17. Congratulations! that dress is fabulous on you! I will keep my eyes peeled for chic secondhand pregnancy clothing.

  18. Dull as dishwater 'average' mummy in striped nursing top and leggings? I could never see you as such! I can't help with the nursing clothes suggestions but I do think you more than anyone will be someone to turn the average mummy dressing on it's head completely. You look amazing in this outfit - totally inspiring! Looking forward to seeing you through the coming months.

  19. wonderful outfit ... love the mix of the prints. you looks so gorgeous!


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