How to look elegant and fabulous when pregnant #pregnancy #fashion #lifestyle

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Well it really does seem that 2013 is going to be a big year for babies… what with the hotly anticipated Royal baby due this Summer in the UK, and the queen of reality TV producing a suitable heir to the Kardashian throne over in the US. With all this going on, it seems that the world is going baby crazy!! Screen Shot 2013-04-21 at 21.54.11

So whilst we all wait with baited breath to see who has the cutest kiddie later this year, we can’t help but spend our time doting on who made the right (or wrong) fashion choices throughout their pregnancy.

So lets start with the not so good shall we? Poor old Kim Kardashian – she is getting it in the ear quite a lot about her  pregnancy clothing choices. But should we really be giving her such a hard time? Shouldn’t you be proud of your beautiful bump? Of course, so why when wearing such tight gear is she getting such a telling off? Well, maybe squeezing into a leather dress when pregnant is a little over board (and may be a little too restrictive for baby bump), but she looks happy and healthy so we’ll let this one slide.

If you want to show off your beautiful bump when out and about, how best should you do this? Well here’s a selection of choices which we think look lovely and elegant:

Screen Shot 2013-04-21 at 22.05.141) Balancing the Bump. 

Here you can look stylish and ready to take on the world as you head out teaming a tight top with a fashionable jacket to balance it up, and then some great skinny jeans to remind yourself that yes, you still can fit into them, and yes, you still look fabulous!

 

 

2) Blooming in boho chic Screen Shot 2013-04-21 at 22.12.26

The queen of mastering a fashionable pregnancy is Nicole Richie. With Summer quickly approaching its going to be all about cute sandals and floaty dresses (the perfect combination to show off your blossoming bump and glowing complexion). You can find inspiration from Nicoles’ A Pea in the Pod collection – a perfect excuse to do some internet shopping!

Screen Shot 2013-04-21 at 22.21.503) Go all out Glam! 

Who says you don’t know how to party when pregnant? On a (relatively relaxed) night out, make sure you still turn heads and dismiss anything dumpy by saying hello to sensational pregnancy wear. Take some inspiration from Peaches Geldof (yes, we never thought we’d say this but…) she looks so fabulous in this vintage looking frock which says ‘I’m pregnant, proud and fabulous’ Who says this look is just for celebrities, get creative and get out there!

So there you go, three simple ways of looking pregnant and perfect at the same time! So Kimmy K may not be our style guru of 2013, but at least she embraces her bumps and curves as every woman should.

But if you are looking for the ultimate style sensation then in our book there really was one lady that managed to capture it all when she was expecting and that was the amazing Angelina Jolie – check out her capturing all of our top three tips for pregnant fashion – what an inspiration!

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If you have any fun fashion tips for all those pretty pregnant ladies out there, make sure you let us know here and on Twitter @mysnoochiebooch.

Happy Shopping!

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We can all be Made in Chelsea darling! @e4chelsea #realitytv

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Its back…! That show we love to hate but cant help watch (no not just TOWIE), the hour long show where a quarter of the time is made up of awkward pauses and longing looks… why oh why do we love it so much? Well, maybe there isn’t a definitive answer, and perhaps its something that we’ll just keep as our Monday night guilty pleasure secret – but what we can’t deny is that yet again, reality TV has made stars out of a bunch of people picked from obscurity. In this case however, unlike the debatable X Factor, or other reality talent shows, in this case, we’re just not sure if these stars actually have any ahem, talent….

What they do have and what they all share is their lavish lifestyles. So for those who are new to this phenomenon, those who can’t bring themselves to watch the actual show, and those who love it so much they don’t mind reading this type of information time and time again, here’s our bluffers guide to Made in Chelsea.

Made in where? 

For anyone planning on visiting this area as a natural mecca to the show, then you’ll want to look at this area! Just across the river from beautiful Battersea and charismatic Clapham, is the wonder of Chelsea, the home of sloaney ponies and the pashmina parade, make sure you’re dressed appropriately if you’re planning a day trip!

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And whilst onto your holiday to the London Borough of “Cash”, if you fancy a spot of lunch, you might want to try popular Made in Chelsea hot spots such as The Bluebird Cafe which sits quite proudly on the Kings Road. Snoochie Boochie ate there quite recently (ooh darling!) and if you cant cough up the cash for a full blown all out meal, then it does supply a set menu where 2 courses are only £20. Not bad and allows you to people watch to your hearts content, however we’d advise you to stay away from the steak as its a little too tough.

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In addition, if you like to follow in Hugo’s footsteps, then why not head to The Phene. It’s a short walk from the Kings Road so perfect to pop in for a pint after your lunch at the Bluebird. The Phene is a clubhouse-style venue, housing a traditional saloon bar, conservatory restaurant and 1st Floor Lounge. Again, perfect for people watching but not necessarily somewhere to go out of your way for unless you’re in the area or a die-hard MIC fan.

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Its all about the fashion…

Well, whether you have legs that go on for miles for like Millie Mackintosh (soon to be Prof. Millie Green!) Or feel that like Caggie Dunlop, denim on um… denim actually works, why not go straight to the horses mouth for all your Made in Chelsea fashion. MIC regular Rosie Fortescue, has her own style blog which shows lots of photographs of her in her favourite outfits telling you where you can buy the hottest Chelsea trends. Its worth a quick look and you can find it here: Rosies MIC Blog


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But what we all really want to know is – what are they worth? Well thanks to www.csclifestyle.com (the luxury living resource) we can find out, here’s some of our highlights:

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SPENCER MATTHEWS

As far as exotic holiday hook-ups go, Spencer has it made. Not only did he try his chances at finding love on the French Riveria as the manufactured babe magnet on Channel 5′s The Bachelor, but his parents own one of the most luxurious hotels in St Barts; Eden Rock. With villas in abundance, (including one named ‘Rockstar’ complete with its own recording studio) there is certainly no shortage of last-minute getaway options for this MIC cast member. When swanning around London, Spencer works as hard as he plays as an ICAP Forward Foreign Exchange Broker.

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MILLIE MACINTOSH

This ex-Made in Chelsea star (and loved-up rap WAG) Millie Mackintosh is best-known as the heiress to the Quality Street fortune. Despite the fact that the Makintosh family, toffee-inventors though they were, sold the Quality Street business many years ago, there has evidently been no ramifications for Millie’s extravagant lifestyle. Now engaged to the British rapper Professor Green, Millie has developed a keen following from both ends of the social spectrum. The most popular by far, she is no longer simply “Millie from Made in Chelsea”.

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JAIMIE LAING

Probably the most well-know heir is the heir to the McVities throne.

Yes, those who bought you the perfectly sweet yet savoury allure of the digestive biscuit also bought you the peroxide blonde playboy with a penchant for sexy candy. Keen to use his inheritance to further strengthen his economic security, Mr Laing has developed his own brand of edible goodies under the name Candy Kittens. His womanising flair apparently comes naturally as he expects his sweet shops to be run by “beautiful, sexy, fun, flirty girls”. We wonder what proud offspring will be receiving this business in years to come.

So we hope you’re ready to don your fur coat and swan into Chanel like you own the shop, no? Ok, well the new series has just kicked off, so why not live your rich fantasies through this lucky lot!

Made in Chelsea is showing on E4, Mondays at 10pm!

Happy TV watching!