Looking good while pregnant

How tricky is this!?!?! I’m trying to look ‘normal’ seeing that I’m walking like a duck that swallowed a soccer ball. It’s such a difficult time in your life to look ‘pretty’ and to feel pretty. Yes yes, I hear about the glow I’m suppose to have and it’s a special time and WHATEVS! I feel like an elephant and I at least need to look good to make up for the hormones, sore back, sore breasts, sore knees, sore bladder, sore body and and and.  And please don’t get me started on hair – that’s for another day!

Now the next question – did you see the price of maternity wear??? The shops are aware that you are going to only wear it for a few months MAX (unless you just decide to let go and stay in them??)


So what is the options?

* Wear and buy normal clothes, just a few sizes bigger? It sure sounds like a better deal than paying R500 for a pair of pants you will only wear a month…

* Go second hand. My favorite option. I discovered a few Facebook groups that sells second hand clothes / baby items. They are all in great condition and for less than half the price you get to look good.

* Look for specials. I found three amazing pants at Mr Price for less than R100 each. They are soooo comfy and I’m pretty sure I’ll be wearing them a while after the birth still. And when I don’t need them anymore, I’m going to sell them 🙂

* Think to yourself – ah well I’m only pregnant once, this is special and go wild! There are a few amazing boutiques in Port Elizabeth and their clothes are amazing. And like me, you can always sell it later again


Most importantly – dress in a way that makes you feel and look good. 🙂


Sales, Sales Everywhere



Wow I thought it was just me having a bad month but walking around the shopping center today, I know that it’s everywhere! So if you are lucky enough to either have a great credit card or actually have ACTUAL money left over on the 16th of the month, here is just a FEW of the places that is having a sale.


* Queue

* Woolworths

* Home Etc (50% sale)

* Body Shop (50%)

* Typo

* Hip Shop (50%)

* Earthchild (25%)

* Pick n Pay Clothing (50%)

* Naartjie

* Aldo (70%)

* Slops & Crocs (75%)

* Galaxy (70%)

* Milady (50%)

* Markhams (50%)

* Earth Addict (40%)

* Mechanics of Dressing

* Queenspark (End of season sale)

* Truworths

* Eyebar (R500 off sunglasses)

* CNA (75%)

* Foschini

* America Swiss (40%)

* Cardies (50%)

* Edgars (50%)

* Clicks (50%)

* Toys R Us (Massive markdown sale)

* Donna Claire (75%)

* Total Sports (50%)

* Due South

* Forever New (50%)

* Zara

* Boardmans (50%)

Okay go shopping – GO GO GO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s cold out there

I always do a what’s “in” this season, but for some reason this Winter there seams to be nothing really ‘in’ or ‘new’. If you look at the people on street, it seems like leggings, longs tops and coats are still pretty much the thing everybody has on. Snoods are big, but they were last year already. But let’s look at wearing a snood (infinity scarves) for now…



The stars all seems to enjoy their snoods as well..

How can you say no, when Blake wears it? This woman can do no fashion wrong


Pic thanks to Daily Mail UK

I personally loves scarves and the snood just really brings it to the next level. I have a trick – buy some of those cheap hairclips from your local shop and clip it into your snood. You will look like a million buck and nobody will know you paid something like R20 for a hair clip


These works perfectly

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And the best part of a snood – you can wear it whether you are a size 6 or a size 26. So go get those snoods, make it your own, personalize it and be creative with it. One great thing about nothing really standing out this Winter is that your personality will shine through. So don’t be afraid to make that statement. And if your man is brave enough (not all of our men are) get him one as well! I think it’s really sexy on a man


Changes and more

As most of you know I am 7 months pregnant and it has been, well, a bit of a difficult pregnancy up to here. I have been working a bit less, esp cutting down on weddings. I still have 2 weddings coming up the next 2 months and I’m a bit nervous, but I do have second shooters on stand by.


Because I had to work a little less on the photoshoots I have started doing party supplies, invites etc plus tutu dresses and outfits as part of my business. I have given it another name just to keep the 2 apart. It gives me a little more freedom for when baby arrives.


You are welcome to check out my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/flowerpowerparties


I am planning more products within the next few weeks. I’m really excited about it, so watch this space!


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