Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!

T-shirt/LoveClothing, Jacket/H&M, Jeans/Zara, Boots/London Rebel, Scarf/Zara, Watch/Phosphor, Necklace/Urban Outfitters

Yesterday was the first time wearing a bump band, and they work like a charm!  I'm wearing the black one here, with my jeans unbuttoned.  They hug my bump and keep my pants up surprisingly well, not to mention the fact that I feel so much more comfortable now...yay!  

I also unintentionally matched my scarf to my new rug, ha ha ha!  I like this outfit but was really wanting to wear it with a pair of red skinnies, I just feel like that would look so cute but I don't currently own any nor do I want to buy a new pair with a growing belly (and I don't want to buy a maternity pair either, I'd like one that will last long-term!).  So instead I added a pop of colour with my scarf but didn't realise how well it matched the floor, lol.  

Hope you're all having a fabulous Leap Day! ;)

Stay Stylish!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Room Tour!


Yesterday I finally finished decorating my studio/make-up room/closet room...whatever you want to call it!  These pictures were actually taken a little prematurely because this was before I collected my make-up storage from my old bedroom in my mom's house (where it had been patiently waiting for me since the big move).  So I will probably update this post once we take some more pictures tomorrow when the light's good.  

But this is what it looks like for the most part!  You'll have to wait for my video (which is uploading this evening) for the entire "grand tour" but here's a sneak preview.  The mirror, lamp, rug and cupcake canvas were purchased from Argos.  The lantern tree is from Homefront and if there are various other items you have questions about please wait for the video because I think I mentioned where everything is from! 

Stay Stylish!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Spring has Sprung!

T-shirt/LoveClothing, Jeans/Zara, Necklace/Urban Outfitters, Shoes/LoveClothing, Bag/Chloé, Watch/Phosphor

It's still way too cold to wear this outfit (I bundled up with my shearling jacket when we went out) but I love the t-shirt and it's made from such a comfy, soft material.  Plus it almost makes me believe it's spring!  I purchased two bump bands from Mothercare last week and although this isn't one of them (it's just a long tank top worn underneath) it works in the same way.  Basically the bump bands are just a piece of fabric worn around your bump & hips in order to get more use out of non-maternity jeans...essentially you can wear them open without anybody noticing, genius!  

My mom brought this statement silver necklace back from Belfast for me -- I saw it and instantly thought of pairing it up with this shirt. The boots are very soft and comfortable in terms of material though the 3 and 1/2 inch heel does get a little ouch-y after lots of  shopping walking!  These jeans have quickly become some of my favourite "maternity" pants because of the low waist and stretchy fabric.  Yay for making my wardrobe work with the bump! :)

The t-shirt and boots mentioned above are both from LoveClothing.  The t-shirt is available for £18.00 and I got it in a size 8.  The boots are currently available on sale for £16.20 and I got them in a size 5.  Both items fit true-to-size!

Stay Stylish!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Week 12 Bump Update!


How far along? 12 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain: I took measurements again this week!  My waist is now 26" and my tummy is 31"!
Maternity clothes? Still haven't bought any yet but I have actively been window shopping online for more...especially pants/jeans.  It's getting more uncomfortable to wear mine with the button closed!
Stretch marks? No new ones although I did see some really faint "translucent" ones on my hips that aren't very noticeable depending on the light.  I think they must have been from when I lost some weight as a teen.  They don't bother me though, I'm still using a concoction of different products!  The Body Shop Cocoa Butter and Mama Mio Tummy Oil are my favourites of the moment!
Sleep: Been having some wacko dreams lately!!  But sleeping well & through the night.  Sometimes it's a little uncomfortable because I'm used to sleeping on my belly but now I always sleep on the left side and it gets a little sore after a while.  But no real complaints.
Best moment this week: Definitely our ultra-sound!  I can't even begin to explain the emotions we both felt when we finally got to see our baby which we had created...it's bizarre.  He/she is so cute :) 
Miss anything? Not at the moment, now that my energy is back and in full force! 
Movement: No, even though we saw the baby move on the screen at the ultra-sound...it was asleep and the nurse had me cough a number of times to wake him/her up and finally it did...I can't believe how much it was moving and yet I could feel nothing, I can't wait to feel it!
Food cravings: Oranges and fruit...that's about it.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I still couldn't stomach shrimp/prawns, the coffee aversion seems to have gone away and I enjoy a cup now & then but it's not the same as it was before!  Herbal tea is another thing I've totally gone off.
Gender: We still don't know, and won't till my next scan in April!  That's okay though, I can wait.  But I still have a feeling it's a boy ;)
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Sore boobs (like always), acne, dry flaky skin in patches, weird/vivid dreams.
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, now that my energy's back!
Looking forward to: Nothing really in particular, I think I'm still just excited after the ultra-sound experience...it may take a while to wear off!


Baby Saccone-Joly, measuring right on track!

Stay Stylish!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pancake Tuesday!

Top/LoveClothing, Leggings/Heatons, Boots/Dune, Cape/LoveClothing, Watch/Phosphor, Necklace/MyNameNecklace.ie

Happy Pancake Tuesday!
It's one of my favourite days of the year, where you get to eat as many pancakes as you want without feeling guilty...because tomorrow is Lent and we're all giving up sweets, right?!  Ha ha ha, okay maybe not.  But I still love pancake day!  And I aim to eat as many as my own little pancoga will allow room for :)

This is the perfect pancake/fat Tuesday outfit, don't you think?!  The baggy top by Selected hides a multitude of sins and these leggings are already too big for me so it's really a win-win situation all round!  I love this top as it's silk on the back and front pocket.  The material is soft and comfy but I do recommend wearing a tank top underneath to protect the silk from getting too crumpled or god forbid, sweaty...(gross I know but who wants sweat stains on a silk shirt?!).  The cape is from last month's haul but I never featured it in a blog post.  It's by Vila and made from incredibly warm wool so it keeps you super snug!  It also features a hood and comes with a big pin which I'm not wearing here.

I hope you all have a fabulous pancake day!  And if you don't celebrate, at least eat something yummy for me ;)

Stay Stylish!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Walk in the Cold

Sweatshirt/LoveClothing, Jeans/GAP 1969 Always Skinny, Chelsea boots/LoveClothing, Leather jacket/LoveClothing, Earrings/Accessorize

These are just some of the lovely items I got from LoveClothing this month.  This sweatshirt reminds me that SPRING is right around the corner, yay!  And I have wanted chelsea boots for so long...I remember when they were in style back when I was little and my mom wore them all the time...it's funny how things like that become trendy again years later.  

The shearling jacket is a definite must-have for long walks in the cold.  I have wanted one so badly ever since I saw Wendy from wendyslookbook wearing her black aviator jacket on her blog!

For reference, I got the sweatshirt in the size XS (6/8), the jacket in the size 36/8 and boots in a size 5.  They all fit true-to-size.

I also don't know if any of you guys noticed but I am wearing my jeans with the button opened, ha ha ha! :)  Little pancoga needed some more room in there...

Stay Stylish!  

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Week 11 Bump Update!


How far along? 11 weeks
Total weight gain: No clue, BUT I did take measurements this week!  And my waist was 25" and a half (pre-pregnancy it was 23"-24" depending on the day ;) and my tummy was 30"!  I also think this is the most visible the bump has ever been yet.  Yay!
Maternity clothes? None yet but I did pin some items I liked from ASOS on Pinterest.  I'm going to my cousin's wedding in June so I need to find a bump-friendly dress...we still have plenty of time though :)
Stretch marks? None to report yet.  Still using Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter and Mama Mio Tummy Oil.
Sleep: Much better, aside from the fact that I do nap during the day which means I'm not tired till much later on and then end up sleeping in till late.  I hate that because then I feel like the whole morning is wasted!  
Best moment this week: Picking out middle names...we already had our first names chosen since the very beginning (we have a boy name and a girl one as we still don't know the sex)!  But we just recently picked the middle names and I love them!
Miss anything? My energy...it's still not back yet!
Movement: No.
Food cravings: Not really, but looking at pictures of food in recipe books or online makes me crave it so much!!  It's a dangerous habit!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Prawns/shrimp is still making me feel ill, and I'm totally turned off by any chocolate bar or candy.  
Gender: OMG.  As if that Intelligender test wasn't confusing enough, last night Jonathan and I decided to do the ring test...and guess what happened?!  It started swinging back and forth in a line, then straight away went round in circles, then back to a line, and then back to a circle again...what?!?!?  All the signs are pointing to twins, ha ha ha!  But at the same time, I don't really believe any of these old wives' tales :)
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Sore, ever-growing boobs (my new bras are already too small for me), fatigue, acne.
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: It really depends on whether I'm hungry or not...lol.
Looking forward to: Getting our ultrasound THIS TIME NEXT WEEK! 

Stay Stylish!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!


So I know it's technically no longer Valentine's Day as it's 2am my time and the date now reads Feb. 15th but my day has not ended yet so I still consider it to be the 14th, ha ha ha!  So Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope you all had a wonderful day, no matter what you did or who you spent it with.  Jonathan's birthday is the day before so my expectations are generally pretty low this time of year being that it's really his time to get spoiled.  Yesterday I cooked him dinner, baked him a chocolate birthday cake and set up a treasure hunt for him around the house (yes, he is 32 but he's still just a kid at heart :) 

I did not expect anything this morning, so you can imagine my surprise when I found this beautiful bunch of a dozen roses waiting for me on my desk with a card...yay!  We had a relatively low-key Valentine's day which involved ordering pizza and watching ourselves on TV...ha ha ha!  That sounds so conceited, but it's not meant that way!  Earlier last week we filmed the Valentine's episode RTÉ 2's Juice in Dublin which aired today at 5:30pm.  If you don't live in Ireland or missed it and would like to watch, Jonathan recorded it for tomorrow's vlog.  Otherwise I'm sure it will become available on RTÉ Juice at some stage!

Stay Stylish!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Week 10 Bump Update!


How far along? 10 weeks
Total weight gain: No idea, all my clothes still fit me but I definitely can see a little bump! Yay!
Maternity clothes? Not yet but sweats have become my best friend :)
Stretch marks? Nope!  Been using Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter and Mama Mio Tummy Oil.
Sleep: It depends on the day/night but being that I am very tired all the time, I do take naps so that tends to break up my sleeping pattern a little.  I also need to pee at least once during the night, so it varies.
Best moment this week: Seeing the beginnings of my bump in the mirror after taking a shower Wednesday night!  
Miss anything? Having normal amounts of energy...it seems like all I want to do is get into bed & sleep!
Movement: Nope.
Food cravings: The nausea has definitely gotten better, so I'm enjoying food more now!  I have been craving anything cake-y recently like muffins, pancakes, bakewell slices (YUM!) and the orange craving seems to have subsided!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Coffee, chocolate...never been a huge chocolate fan but for some reason right now it makes me feel ill, also prawns/shrimp.  I honestly feel like throwing up even thinking about them...ugh!
Gender: I took that stupid Intelligender test this week and it messed up!!  I was so annoyed!  First of all the syringe was cracked when it arrived so I had to somehow pour my pee in manually (gross) and then I didn't have a clue how much or how little it ended up being.  Then the results ended up being half green half yellow so I'm thinking it's either a big fat scam OR we're having twins, a boy and a girl...don't think so though ;)  So we still have no idea who is in there!  Lol.
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Still sore boobies, fatigue, a little bit of nausea now and then but not as much as before, dry flaky skin & breakouts...my skin is acting very weird!
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: If I eat every three hours, happy :) 
Looking forward to: Still getting our ultrasound!! 

Stay Stylish!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Waterfall

Cardigan/Soaked in Luxury, Jeans/Zara, T-shirt/GAP, Boots/London Rebel, Bag/ASOS, Necklace/Agatha

It's been a while since I posted an actual outfit of the day, being that I've still been feeling the effects of morning sickness and as a result have been living in sweats!  Today I felt much better (if a little bloated) and was glad to get dressed up in some "real clothes" for a change!  We also went to Nando's for dinner, yummy :)

Tomorrow we'll be travelling to Dublin to record for the Valentine's Day episode of the RTÉ 2 show, Juice.  We're both so excited and honoured to have been asked to be on the show, especially since it's such a special episode!  I believe that you guys will be able to tweet us questions on Thursday while we're recording, so I will let you know the specifics if you're interested in getting your question answered by us on TV! 

Stay Stylish!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Week 9 Bump Update!


Welcome to week 9!  I honestly feel like I'm smaller than last week...lol.  I guess my doctor was right and I probably won't show for ages...boo!  :(  Oh well, I will continue with these anyhow just to track my progress each week.  And although this post is a day late (due to yesterday's being late also) the pictures were taken yesterday.  So we're right on track :)

How far along? 9 weeks
Total weight gain: Nothing yet...I think that's normal though for where I'm at.  
Maternity clothes? Not yet but I have been loving leggings lately :)
Stretch marks? Nope!  Still using Mama Mio tummy butter/oil every day.
Sleep: This has thankfully gotten a lot better.  I can actually sleep through the night and although I'm probably still not getting enough sleep (I'd say about 7 hours on average each night) I am feeling a lot better when I wake up in the morning.
Best moment this week: Getting our first ultrasound appointment! 
Miss anything? Licking the bowl after baking...ha ha ha!  That used to be my favourite thing to do especially when I was little!
Movement: Nope.
Food cravings: Still oranges...and lately I've been craving any food item anybody mentions but then feeling nauseous right after eating...ugh :(
Anything making you queasy or sick: Eating anything...I still eat regular meals about 5 times a day but like I said, everytime I eat I feel sick/bloated or nauseous after.  Still hate coffee!
Gender: No clue.
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Sore growing boobs, morning sickness, fatigue, getting super emotional for the stupidest reasons, acne...although that cleared up a little bit it's still there.
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: It depends, now I'm not as moody as last week because I've actually gotten a little bit more of my energy back.  I find that in the evenings when I'm tired I'm more moody but during they day I'm happy :)
Looking forward to: Our ultrasound!!

Stay Stylish!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday...A Day Late!

Sorry this is actually a day late, but I wanted to get it up anyway because I had been planning to do one of these for a while and a lot of you requested it!  I have been feeling really sick these past two days (which explains the lack of posts/videos).  It seems that just when I thought things were getting better the morning sickness & nausea came back with a vengeance!  I don't even get it in the mornings, just throughout the day at different times.  But this is an example of what I eat in a typical day!  I try to eat as healthy as possible during my pregnancy, and have switched to eating more frequent, small meals throughout the day to try and help with the nausea.


I start off the day with a glass of water and my HUMONGOUS prenatal vitamin, lol.  It smells like fish but it makes my nails & hair grow like crazy...oh and there's the whole "good for the baby" element to it as well, ha ha ha ;)


Breakfast is almost always the same, porridge/oatmeal with soy milk, blueberries, 1/2 banana and cinnamon.  My favourite meal of the day -- yum! 


This isn't actually the norm, but we were heading to The Body Shop for a pregnancy pampering session yesterday at 11am so on the way we stopped by Marks & Spencers as Jonathan hadn't had breakfast.  I wasn't hungry yet so I just got a cup of peppermint tea.


Again I don't normally eat lunch out during the week but yesterday we happened to be in town so we stopped by Wild Ways and I got the spicy vegetable wrap with bean salad & sweet chili sauce (I never eat the sauce).


At about 4pm I was hungry for a snack so I reached for my current craving, an juicy orange and a granola bar.  This one is from Nature Valley and it's the chewy fruit & nut variety.


For dinner last night, we made bangers & mash!  Jonathan made mashed potato with olive oil and I made veggie sausages and peas, I also added about 2 tbsp of ketchup.  It was delicious!


I had baked red velvet cupcakes the night before and was really looking forward to them but unfortunately I felt so nauseous and sick I couldn't stomach them :(  So I stuck with a lighter snack of an apple and some extra light Philadelphia cheese.

Hopefully this morning/and not-so-morning sickness will go away soon!  I love food and enjoy it but the nausea I get after eating is not fun!  However I think that eating small meals throughout the day so you never get hungry is a great way to help that and keeps me from getting too sick.  I hope this will give you guys some healthy veggie food ideas! :)  P.S. I also drink a lot more water than the one glass shown here, I just drink it all the time throughout the day and didn't take pictures of it!

Stay Stylish!