Wednesday, 1 January 2014

The Christmas round-up!

So Christmas has been and gone for another year. It was a double celebration for us this year, as I've now entered my third trimester, so the countdown is officially on and baby TnP should be making an appearance in the next 3ish months.

I received some gorgeous pressies this year, including a stunning Michael Kors watch. Unfortunately I already have a Rose gold one, and who really needs two rose gold watches? So I'm going to change it to a Stainless steel one instead. 

I also received a life changing present (dramatic much?!) all will be revealed in my next post, so stay tuned!! 

The run up to Christmas was pretty hectic for me this year with work and one thing and another, so I hadn't done much planning by way of outfits. I had picked up this skirt in Dunnes a few week back, it's in the Savida range. They have some stunning pieces, although it can be a tad overpriced at times I think. The skirt became the main feature of my Christmas Day outfit. I think this is the first Christmas in years where I didn't wear a dress. But the Lycra ensured there was maximum stretch for a food belly on top of a baby belly. 

H&M blouse
Savida skirt
Dunnes pumps 

I was wearing heels at the start of the day, but that was rather optimistic of me, as my pelvic pain is now a killer. So I'm now sporting a rather fetching support belt most of the time, to give my pelvis a bit more support. I have kindly spared you the sight of it for outfit photos. I highly recommend it if you are experiencing outer pelvic pain. Here's the link, in case any of you are suffering like me. 

So onto Boxing Day, and following very little planning, I delved into the wardrobe that morning to see what I could find, in the hope that something would fit. This is the first outing of the Topshop fluro print dress, since I bought it a few months back. It's perfect for housing my bump as there is plenty of excess material to it, and my support belt is cunningly disguised underneath too. 

Topshop dress
Hispanics navy wedge boots 

I spent both days in maximum comfort, which lets face it is exactly what you want to do when your spending an entire day stuffing your face, and secretly scoffing the little ones selection boxes - cadburys buttons anyone??

But operation healthy eating is back on track for 2014. I did get a bit derailed with all the sweets that suddenly appeared in our house over the festive season. This morning started with a spinach and tomato omelette, with a side of mushrooms and some gluten free brown bread (Genius is thee best gluten free bread on the market in my opinion). That kept me going a few hours at least. Baby TnP is extremely active, so it's not so much a case of 'eating for two' but more like 'eating for ten' at times!


I hope you all had a nice few days, and received some gorgeous pressies to boot! I'm sure most of you have grabbed some amazing sales bargains at this stage - so go on sicken me and do share. I'm being very good this year and have bought very little indeed - I know, I can't believe it either!!!

So it's now 2014, and I hope you all have an amazing year to come. I want to thank you for reading, and really appreciate the lovely comments I have had in 2013. I never thought I would still be here in a year after starting this blog, and I've made some amazing friends along the way! 

I've a few major changes to look forward to this year, obviously welcoming baby TnP into the world, and finally moving into our new house, being the big ones. Safe to say excited doesn't even begin to cover it!! 

T x 


  1. Love your boxing day outfit, the pattern is beautiful! Hope you had a great holiday time :O). Xx

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    1. Thank you Charlotte, I can't believe I'm only wearing it now as I've had it so long. It will be back on very soon! X

  2. Happy New Year Trea to you and yours - an exciting 2014 in store for sure!! I've honestly never seen a more stylish 3rd trimester mum! I was at the same stage with Callum 10 years ago and I think I slobbed around in tracksuit bottoms on Christmas Day! LOVE that skirt and will be keeping an eye out for it in the sale. xx

  3. Ha! Trust me Avril the pj's and slippers are in as soon as I get home! Hope you had a great break, your blog break was well deserved. X

  4. Ooohh, I feel your pain. I had pelvic pain and couldn't wear heels after about 20 weeks. Fab outfits though. The best dressed bump I've seen. Lynne xx

  5. Trea I love that Topshop dress, off to see if it's in their sale by any chance! You look beautiful. DId you RI pink courts turn up? I am hoping they may appear in my birthday presents as I failed to place the order, oops! Happy New Year! x

  6. That topshop dress looks amazing on you, hardly see the bump! Happy New Year. X

  7. You look so fabulous in the Topshop's gorgeous on you!

    Sounds like you are going to have an amazing year ahead!! Looking forward to hear all about your life changing present....sounds so exciting!! Wishing you a fantastic 2014 xx

  8. You look so amazing in your Christmas looks - glamorous and glowing. Happy New Year to you!

  9. You look stunning in both of your outfits and amazing for a lady in her final trimester! I wish you all the luck in the world in your final trimester, Love Liz xxx

  10. You look absolutely stunning and it's hard to believe that you are in your final few months. Where are you hiding that bump? Such an exciting time ahead for you .. Happy Happy New Year x

  11. I love both of your outfits & you look amazing in them! You wear colour so well Trea! So sorry you are suffering so & hope you get to get some rest! Wishing you a wonderful 2014 & can't wait for Mini T&P to make an appearance! <3 Ax


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