26 weeks pregnant

A Touch of Lace

One of my pregnancy staples is the sweater dress.  I have always been a fan of them, especially with over the knee boots.  There is something about that look that I find so sexy.  The weather in LA has not been very conducive to wearing my OTK boots so I had to resort to my second favorite, the ankle boot.

As soon as I saw this dress I knew I had to have it.  I love the translucency of the sweater and the lace slip that peeks through from the bottom hem.  It is dainty and feminine which is in contrast to most sweater dresses.

I paired the dress with my Anine Bing ankle boots.  I think the studs give the look a more edgy vibe!
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Dress: Free People (Similar here and here) //

Glasses:  Karen Walker //

Boots:  Anine Bing (More affordable here) //

Bag:  Celine //

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The Poncho….this seasons staple!!

Christmas is quickly approaching….where did the time go!!!!  I feel like this holiday season has just flown by.  This is bitter sweet for me because its my favorite time of year but that also means I’m closer to meeting baby girl.  After the holidays my husband and I have to kick it into high gear and start preparing for her arrival.  So much to start figuring out!

I’m sure most have finished or at least almost conquered their holiday shopping.  If you haven’t and need an idea, I propose a poncho!!  They are that perfect throw to pull together any look.  I love the one I’m wearing from Choices because it adds color to my usual neutral looks.


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Poncho:  Choices very similar  (I also love these: here, here and here) //

Jeans:  A pea in the Pod Maternity (Non-maternity here and here) //

Shoes:  Converse (Also love the classic canvas) //

Bag: Louis Vuitton //

Its almost Christmas in LA and I’m wearing converse!!  Definitely different than the freezing cold and snow that I will be encountering when I go home to Toronto for the Holidays.  I must say I am looking forward to snuggling by the fireplace with a hot chocolate after a long day in the cold.

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Heritwine Maternity Giftcard Giveaway

As soon as I got pregnant I started to worry about many things.  One of my worries was, what am I going to wear as my baby bump gets larger? You barely see maternity clothing stores when you are out shopping….or at least prior to pregnancy I never took notice. I decided to do some research and found some department stores that had maternity sections. I was so excited to start looking for my “new wardrobe”, I already went shopping when I was only 8 weeks pregnant. To my dismay I was horrified.

The maternity section was stashed away in a corner, with items I would never be caught dead in.  I’m talking about those horrid “mom” jeans, and floral shirts with empire waists etc.  I can’t even remember anything else, I was so traumatized I must have blocked those memories. I was not going to let my fashion sense disappear just because I’m pregnant.

Thankfully I had come across other online maternity stores. One of those boutiques is Heritwine Maternity.  I love when I can find affordable clothing that will make me look good.  The Cardigan I am wearing is from this shop.  We have teamed up to give one lucky reader a $25 gift card just by posting a comment below on why you would like to win.  For an additional entry refer to my Instagram account (@withloveandrea) and follow the instructions there.  With this gift card you have more than 60% off most items in the store.  Many items can be worn for non-pregnant readers as well.

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I love when Items are shipped with cute packaging!!

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Cardigan:  Heritwine Maternity on sale & an additional 60% off with the gift card //

Pants: A Pea in the Pod Maternity (non-maternity here) //

Boots: YSL Black Friday sale purchase (More affordable herehere and here) //

I have always worn a lot of black and neutrals. With my growing figure black always seems like a good idea. This Grey/gold cardigan is a perfect addition to add a little festive sparkle to my simple look.   The best part about it is that I can wear it post pregnancy as well. I love when I find versatile maternity items.

Don’t forget to comment below for your entry.  Contest closes Monday Dec 22nd 12pm PST.

With Love….

ANDREA