Getting to grips with fashion

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Hello and thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my blog this week. I have decided to concentrate on a few specific areas and they are the “bump”, fashion, beauty and the theatre.

Bump update:

Let’s start with the little one and his or her progression. Well I don’t know if it’s because the sun is out, or my increasing desire for chocolate covered malt biscuits, but this little one is tapping and kicking like a dancer! It’s so lovely to see and feel the ever growing receptiveness to noise and our voices. When Elliot puts his hand on my belly then speaks, he or she will respond by kicking or tapping under his hand. It really is so exciting! We recently had some new scans done so I wanted to share with you this photo of those little feet. I love this photo. I am also glad to report that all is going very well and so far smoothly.

Fashion update:

From early on I always said to myself that I want to keep my fashion identity throughout pregnancy. That may sound a bit of an odd comment but what I mean is that whatever the reason our body shapes change, we can still dress in a way that makes us feel good (even if only on the outside), feel more confident and suit our shape.

With this in mind I have done two things. One is order some good basics such as maternity trousers and jeans that fit me and some well-fitting vests and underwear that hold me in place. The latter is vital to get right. If you are wearing a saggy bra or underwear that does not fit, then trust me you need to update this first, otherwise all day you will feel uncomfortable and be reminded of the areas you feel less confident about. Underwear that fits correctly is the foundation for your clothes looking good. I have chosen clothes that fit my shoulders and legs, but accommodate the pregnancy bump. I refuse to slump into the easy option of wearing all oversized clothes and cover up for nearly a year! It is very likely that I will change shape for quite a while even after giving birth and unrealistic to think that I’ll slip back into my old clothes straight away, so I also want to make sure I can wear some of these new clothes afterwards and still feel like me.

I put together a little photo shoot for this blog for you to see. The new fun clothes I have chosen are all from QVC. I made sure I went for fabric that has higher elastane, viscose or cotton, elasticated waistbands and wide legs with bright colours and prints. Print is a fantastic way to draw the eye away from areas that you might be feeling less confident about. At the moment for me it’s my thighs and upper arms. Bring on the print please!

On the left I am wearing:

Phase Eight spot culotte trousers in dark blue with dots. The little white dots break up the mass of blue and therefore don’t swamp me or make me look wider.

Phase Eight Catrina linen top in yellow. The bright colour illuminates my face and looks fantastic with a coral nail or lipstick. Shoes are the Woldi point shoe boot from Moda in Pelle.

I would also easily pop a pair of trainers on in white or yellow for a more relaxed look – these are amazingly comfortable –Alfrida trainers.

In the photo on the right I’ve gone for:

Jolie Moi Tie front leopard knee length dress in blue the elastane mix means the fabric will bounce back nicely and the hug not cling to my fuller areas. The leopard print is my friend as the attention is on the print not my arms or thighs plus and more importantly it’s BRILLIANT! Everyone needs a bit or a lot of leopard print in their lives.

Shoes Baisley Leopard trainers light grey I appreciate the large trainer is not for everyone and you won’t all like it with this dress but that’s okay. I have my own style and this one makes me feel good and is unbelievably comfortable. You could also try a trendy wedge shoe from Peter Kaiser such as Kaiser Kadisha wedge sandal.

As a little heads up on next week’s Big Deal we have a super stylish pair of Nina Leonard denim skinny pull on trousers which are definitely worth having in your wardrobe. A fantastic essential which won’t let you down.

Beauty

 Last week I shared some of new skin discoveries. I have continued using the Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial and still love the results. I have also been using both morning and night Elemis Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Complex 12 Serum,  which we have as part of a set on three interest-free instalments. I can of course only speak for myself, and using this is like finding a relief in a bottle. My face looks fresher, skin looks plumper and I already see an improvement in the fine lines around my eyes. I look forward to using it as I can see the results. Elliot has also been using it and today we both said we could see the fines lines around his eyes becoming more faded and his skin looking radiant. It smells divine too!

In this warm weather I always use sun protection and I switch between Ultrasun Tinted Face SPF 30 and my Bareminerals Complexion Rescue SPF 30 in Natural they are both lightweight, non-greasy and I really do give me the protection I need when I’m out and about during the day.

The very last thing I’m going to share is that I am currently producing and will be performing in a play, which myself and two good friends are writing and putting on in July. I am really excited and will post rehearsal pics here and info once we are under way. The theatre is booked now and we will be performing it in July.

Elliot is ever supportive but did ask me the other day “I was wondering why you’ve decided to do this at seven and half months pregnant in the height of the summer?” to which I replied “yeah I know , I guess now is as good a time as any”…could this be baby brain? I’ll let you decide.

I hope you are all well and look forward to hearing from you. I do regularly post new pics on Instagram @eilidhnairntv

Love

Eilidh

6 Comments

  1. SheMag May 27, 2019 at 1:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi, Eilidh. I have been watching a lot (for which read 12 hours a day!) of qvc recently due to recovering from an operation and being immobile for a bit. I’ve been hoovering up the Style channel as well as the main one and have heard you saying on a couple of occasions that you don’t want to “bang on” about your pregnancy. Can I reassure you that I haven’t ever been pregnant and am never likely to be at 53! – but I’m finding your fashion journey fascinating. If that’s how I feel, I suspect there will be many mums and bumps watching you who are deeply grateful to you as well as entertained and amused, like me! I’m proud of you and I don’t even know you. Rock those clothes, girl!

    • Eilidh May 28, 2019 at 11:52 am -  Reply

      Hello Shemag, thank you so much for your lovely thoughtful message. In fact i went misty eyed when reading. It means a great deal to know that you and hopefully others enjoy the shows and coming with me on my journey. Take the very best of care and I’ll make sure I keep My updates coming. Warmest wishes Eilidh xx

  2. Antoinette Browne May 27, 2019 at 4:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Eilidh, Hope you’re keeping well. And sharing your your scans with us. You are an amazing presenter. You are going to be an amazing mum. God bless you.
    Antoinette x

    • Eilidh May 28, 2019 at 12:41 pm -  Reply

      Hello Antoinette,thank you for your lovely and encouraging message and its my pleasure to share the scans with you. Take care and warm wishes Eilidh.

  3. Karen B May 29, 2019 at 6:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Eilidh ahhhhh lovely scan pics. Saw you on the recent Gale Hayman show and you looked absolutely blooming – pregnancy really suits you. Your hair looked amazing. Was a great show, i love lip lift especially the tinted ones and you were so funny with your baby brain! Take care xx

    • Eilidh June 11, 2019 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

      Hi Karen, thank you for your msgs. I use the lip lift daily and yes the baby brain is something else! Deary me! Hope you’re having a good week. Eilidh x

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