Sunday, 23 February 2014

Zibibo Maternity Purple Maxi Dress Review, MbMJ Fran Bag | Casual Tee and Denim Shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

Here's what I wore on Saturday:
Zibibo Australia MEV Havana Maxi Dress in Iris Orchid MbMJ Fran

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Carob brown purple blue mixed metal bracelet stack
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
Dress: MEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Forever New 'orchid petal' skinny belt
Shoes: Wittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus old multi-coloured bangle set, Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle, pastel friendship bracelet C/O Seri Marea Jewellery
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown


This is the beautiful maxi dress I chose from Zibibo Australia that I mentioned previously. It's the MEV Havana maxi dress and comes in black, grey, blue and purple. I had a hard time picking which one to get, thinking at first that maybe I should be practical and go for the black or grey. Since I don't have any purple maxi dresses, I settled on the 'Iris Orchid' colour. So glad I did, it is an absolutely stunning colour. One thing to mention is that the dress is sold as ankle length, but is the perfect just above the floor length for my short frame.

Figuring out how to dress a growing baby bump is a learning experience almost every day, but I like that I can just throw this dress on, know it will fit, and feel pretty. And I'm not the only one that has high praise for it! I posted this dress on instagram, and it was picked up and regrammed by Ifabbo! We had a few appointments and errands to run on Saturday, and everyone I spoke to asked me about the pregnancy, how far along I was and told me that I looked fantastic. The best feedback for this dress I think, when complete strangers take the time to tell me I'm looking good!

Like the bubble tank that I wore on Thursday, the dress is made of bamboo and cotton so it's really comfortable to wear and won't need ironing. And it's designed for nursing too. The items on Zibibo cost more than I'd usually have considered for maternity wear, but seeing how well designed they are and how long they are supposed to last, the prices make sense. Everything I received I will be wearing long after baby has arrived. Zibibo sell baby clothes too, so I'm going to have to pick up something for baby!


If you are pregnant, I hope you've enjoyed my little reviews of the maternity wear I was sent. Thank you so much to Michelle from Zibibo for kindly offering me the pieces, I know I will get a lot of wear out of them.


Last worn: lilac skinny beltWittner studded sandalsMarc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag. First time I've worn the dress.



Here's what I wore today:
Hendrick boards yellow love tee second trimester maternity denim shorts

Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC Balenciaga icy blue coated wrap bracelet
Sunglasses: gifted Cotton On 'Kirsten sunnie' in yellow
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TeeHendrick Boards Love Changes Everything for Champ tee
Shorts: Jeanswest maternity rolled up shorts (new purchase)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga coated stud wrap bracelet in icy blue
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine


Casual shorts and tee outfit today. The denim shorts are new - I caved and bought maternity shorts to see me through the tail end of the summer heat. Glad I did, although there was a lovely breeze today it was still rather warm, couldn't have worn jeans! I've seen many bloggers wearing yellow lately too, I was inspired to pull out the only yellow top I own.

I spent a little bit of time yesterday afternoon cleaning out the rest of my wardrobe to have a clean slate for baby's room, and spent most of my time at home today continuing with that. Wanted to be comfortable as I moved stuff around. Not the heavy stuff though, DH had to help me with that! I'm getting tired out a lot easier than before, so I'm taking longer to do things. Trying to focus on small tasks and make steady progress :) Have completely dismantled my handbag wall and all of my handbags are now hiding in 3 boxes under the bed instead of being out on display. So exciting to think that soon where my bags used to be we will have lots of baby things instead!


Last worn: yellow sunnies, love changes everything tee, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC. First time I've worn the shorts.

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49 comments:

  1. It does look beautiful on you! I saw the regram...congrats!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! The regram was lovely and so unexpected! :)

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  2. Both of these are so cute. I love that you're wearing "Love" on your tummy :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. It is such a cute tee when paired with the baby bump! :)

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  3. Nice and lovely as always!
    xoxo
    http://www.milanotime.net

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  4. Love that pink dress, your baby bump is really showing now. I think pregnant women look so beautiful!
    Mafalda ❤
    http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

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  5. You look really beautiful in the fuschia maxi dress! It's a nice change going from handbag to mummy duty! A transition in life :)

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    1. Hopefully a transition I can handle with grace and style...haha! :)

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  6. Gorgeous dress! The color looks beautiful on you :)

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  7. This color is so pretty on you. I love that it has the convenience of nursing which means you can use it afterwards too.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Yes, it will be great to still be able to use it post-pregnancy! :)

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  8. The colour really suits you, definitely much better than grey or black! Just stumbled across your blog and am now following, really enjoying it :-)

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  9. I'm so loving how you look in that maxi dress - the color is gorgeous and the fit is absolutely perfect!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  10. The sundress color is so beautiful And I know you are having summer there, but gosh it looks so warm and sunny! Want to trade for a few days?! :)

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  11. That is so cool! The colour of that dress is incredibly gorgeous on you no wonder it was regrammed.

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  12. You picked the right color! That dress is gorgeous and so flattering on you! It looks super comfortable, too. It looks fantastic belted.

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    1. It is really comfortable! :) And was a good dress to try out belting the baby bump with! :)

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  13. Love the pink dress! You look adorable!
    http://www.fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  14. you pull off different looks so easily! from dressy to casual, you look fab with your cute bump!

    cute & little

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  15. Oooh, good choice with this maxi dress! Its adorable :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  16. Lovely color on this maxi dress!


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  17. You look so beautiful in pink, you should wear this shade more often.

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    1. Thank you! I tend to have more pink accessories than clothes I find! :)

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  18. Cute pink dress! Is it spring already? I'm in the mood after seeing your dress. :)

    xo, Alina
    http://stylebyalina.com/pure-magic/

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    1. It's summer here in Australia! :)

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  19. The pink maxi is truly cute, compliments your complexion. I also adore your social network buttons (City bag shape!) they are too cute. I've been coming here for a while and I love your stuff! Following!

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    Dubai, UAE
    www.mjoat.com

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    1. Thank you! My hubby does graphic design so he made the little social network buttons for me :)

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  20. The dress looks spectacular on you Mica. I love the color and ruffle details on the hem. Awesome tee! I love the message and color.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  21. you don't even look pregnant in the second one! i love the length of those shorts, they seem just right. and that bubblegum pink dress is ADORABLE! i'd feel so feminine in that one

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. hehe the power of camera angles! :)
      The shorts are a different length to what I'm used to, but very comfortable :)

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  22. What a stunning look!

    http://starsandspaceandstuff.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Look at that baby bump! And that purple dress on you is absolutely stunning!!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  24. That dress is absolutely to die for! It's sooooooo great!

    x Angela
    www.bouncingbrunette.wordpress.com

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  25. You look so beautiful and you are def. glowing. The pink maxi is really nice on you and I think it matches your skin tone really well!! I love seeing all your bags!!
    http://www.mybrokeneggshells.com

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  26. That really delicious tone of pink suits you so well ! :) And if you combined it with yoru turquoise Minkoff it would make so adorable candy-tone outfit ;) heh. But with brown bag it's so lovely too, you're such a pretty mama. :>

    x Satu
    Indie by heart

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely try it with the mini MAC next time, what a great suggestion! :)

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  27. My gosh I STILL cannot tell you are pregnant from the front! Your pink dress is so pretty on you and looks really comfortable. Nice job on the bracelet stacking, too! Thank you so much for linking up today! -Gina
    On the Daily Express

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  28. you are so blooming in that pink maxi! :D

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  29. Oh you just had to taunt me again with the Fran, didn't you! It's on my stalk list! It will be mine one day! Your bump is adorable! Loving seeing you progress through your pregnancy through Manic Monday! Thanks for sharing!
    morepiecesofme.com

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  30. Gorgeous! Have you decided on your nappy bag yet?

    X. pixelhazard | Bright Green Laces |

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  31. What a pretty maternity maxi! I think your color choice was excellent. So exciting to be getting the nursery ready!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  32. You look stunning with your baby bump!! I posted some of my post-due baby bump today at http://www.caseyschaos.com/2014/02/40-weeks-3-days-style.html... due any day!!

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    1. You look great with your bump! Hope baby arrives soon for you :)

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  33. I'm so jealous of your warm weather...I want to be able to wear shorts again!! Thanks for linking up to Sunday Style…be sure to join the fun again tomorrow!
    Jenny at PlanePretty.com

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  34. Thank you all for your kind comments and compliments on the beautiful dress :)

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