Tuesday, April 3, 2012

.European Style.

With our Euro Trip only 2 months away now, I have travel style on the brain {along with all things baby of course!}.
I've never been across the pond and am entirely intrigued by what those trendy Europeans are wearing. They just elude class and sexuality, and I am simply wondering what can this Canadian girl get away with?
I will be 5 months pregnant when we arrive, so positively showing a baby bump which will grow extremely the month that we're there. 
So what do I wear? Any suggestions from some stylish momma's out there?
We're travelling around a little, stopping in Ireland, England, Greece, France, and a top-secret stagette location {which i can't share because i know the bride reads Fancy Napkin! Sorry!}. We expect to do some shopping, eating, relaxing and basically soaking in all the sights and culture that we can.
Here are some ideas I'm loving lately that I think I can still work even with a baby bump.
GREECE: I'm thinking hot weather and relaxing times. Breezy, colorful summer dresses in both short and long maxi styles. Light tank tops, loose waves, floppy sun hats and gladiator sandals.
[breezy colorful dresses. comfy and gorgeous]
[colorful, short with a skinny belt. love. via]
[loose waves and an open, breezy short jumper. sexy and comfy even with a bump. via]
[utter perfection. via]
FRANCE: I'm thinking lots of food and culture. Shopping and sightseeing. Stripes {stripes, stripes,  more stripes!}, black skinny pants, ballet flats, dainty jewellery and fitted dresses {gotta show off that bump!}. Also working in some wedges somehow.
[stripes and baguettes. via]
[a pencil skirt and a baby bump is one of the cutest things around. I think this would work great for a chic cafe stop! via]
[the most perfect dainty studs to go with everything. melanie auld. via]
[stripes, bows and ankle pants. nothing says french chic more to me than this! via]
ENGLAND: Wedding stop! I'll be needing a couple tea and cocktail type of dresses for various weddings events, so a few sweet, chic, and proper dresses come to mind. On the flip-side, casual jean shorts, sandals, and flowy blouses will be needed for a little castle visiting and lovely walks. Also can work some maxi skirts into the mix.
[flowy chic dresses, proper for a luncheon rehearsal. via]
[perfect and proper for a bump. via]
[prim and proper garden party dress. via]
[stylish, easy and perfect for castle visiting. via]
IRELAND: This is one of our 'fun' stops. I love that Irish accent and I can't wait to see some of that vibrant history with some castle visits, pub stops (sadly no brew for me), and beautiful seaside views. I'm thinking more casual attire will work, perhaps some colored jeans, casual tees and chunky necklaces. A few scarfs and blazers if the weather gets cold, and a maxi dresses and skirts with skinny little belts.
[earth colors, maxi skirts and loose waves. via]
[mint jeans, a casual shirt. easy and comfy. and maternity too! via]
[chunky layered necklaces and a casual tee. via]
[maxi skirt and casual tank. relaxed perfection. via]
Now, how will I lug all this around? 
"Oh Honey......" 


  1. So how many suitcases are you bringing? :) I'm super, super jealous. We did Italy two years ago in July and it was seriously one of the best times of my life.

    1. HAHAHA! I was going to write that in this post, that after this I would need approx. 10 bags of luggage, and in reality I will probably only be allowed one [Peter has already told me he is NOT carting around anymore than two!] I seriously cannot wait for this trip....We actually where going to hit up Italy, but with time permitting we decided to save it for another time.

  2. WOW! How much luggage are you packing!!!??? Dont forget about weight restrictions.
    I would start putting together a whole 'fashion collection', pieces that you can mix and match, pieces that do double duty. And dont forget shoes!

    1. Hahaha, a Bit unrealistic I know, and considering I don't actually own any of these items hopefully that will make things easier! I may just have to take your advice and actually make a list of things that can work overtime. I really don't want too much stuff there, as we can always buy a couple items. And shoes.....oh dear, I didn't even put any shoes down! Oh my poor husband doesn't know what he's in for ;)

  3. Http://hatchcollection.com/ .... Just saying! (so jealous of your trip!)

    1. And all I'll say is TROUBLE!! That site is amazing. Utterly amazing.

  4. I'm with you. I love to start planning the outfits for trips and it looks like you are going to be totally prepared. Those are some really fantastic choices and I'd love to know where you can buy a few of those outfits. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my GNO wine tasting and we would have loved to have you join us! After the baby of course....

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