Wednesday, 28 May 2014

What I Wore Wednesday: I've got a secret...

So the past two months have been interesting. My previous contract ended March 31st so since then I've been applying for jobs and going on interviews. I was getting told I was over-qualified and would end up bored or I was the perfect candidate but outside their budget. Then of course there was the 15+ calls for positions in London which sounded amazing but umm yea I live in Glasgow!

So it all was getting a bit frustrating. I had bits of freelance work in the meantime but the longer it went on the more anxious I got. Then I had three interviews within three days and three offers not even a week later! So now I have a new contract and will start June 2nd and I feel like a massive weight has been lifted off my shoulders. But you see there is a bit more to the story as to why I could breathe a huge sigh of relief.


pregnant blonde

I'm pregnant. 21 1/2 weeks pregnant to be exact. Going on job interviews 19 weeks pregnant is interesting to say the least! I wasn't lying about my pregnancy but I was employing every tv trick (you know when actress is pregnant, but character isn't) in the book to disguise my growing bump: cropped blazer, long scarves and the giant bag you see above.

My new contact knows I am pregnant and are totally okay with it and accommodating so I couldn't be happier. The job is really exciting and challenging and will see me work between Edinburgh and Glasgow up until September when I will take a break to have Blondie Boy's new sibling and then come back a few months later to finish up! It's great to not only have a new contract but to know I will have work waiting for me when I come back, too!

Blondie Boy is pretty excited although he is very clear he doesn't want to have to deal with any poopy diapers. His super cute big brother tee is from Tee and Toast. You have no idea how hard it was to find a cool big brother tee!

Second time around I feel like my bump is much bigger so normal clothes aren't really an option. That being said this is a maxi dress I've worn before that I got at TK Maxx but since I'm a shorty it actually fits better with my bump taking more fabric and making it shorter!

It's so nice to be able to show off my bump rather than hide it and now I'm in full on maternity shopping mode! So tell me what are your favourite maternity brands? It's been 5 years since my last pregnancy and I'm hoping that the selection has improved :)

I will keep WIWW to fashion and do a bump update every Friday but I can't really help that maternity wear is going to creep in so apologizes if that annoys anyone! I do have a fabulous, non-maternity, giveaway coming soon so keep your eyes peeled!






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67 comments:

Melaina25 said...

congrats both on the job and the pregnancy. You sound very haopy.

Melaina25 said...

Congratulations, that's such exciting news! :) You're looking fantastic! :) So good you have both job and baby to celebrate! :)

My fave maternity wear has to be jeanswest and Asos. Jeanswest don't ship to the UK I don't think, but asos certainly do! Check out the sale section - so many great bargains! :) Congrats again!

Away From The Blue

Melaina25 said...

Congratulations to you and your family! That's why there's an extra glow on you... You haven't tried the full monkey or bear costume yet. But I guess that won't get you to the final interview if you did.


Embrace maternity wear fashion! I'm looking forward to your WIW preggo outfits.


Thanks for hosting!


- Karen
www.MrsLookingGood.com

Melaina25 said...

Congratulations on the pregnancy, the new contract, the new job that accommodates your pregnancy... that is so awesome!

Can't wait to see your maternity fashion!

Rhea, Et Cetera - Summer Getaway Outfit (& come meet my new dog!)

Melaina25 said...

Wow! Congratulations on both the new job and the new baby! So much to celebrate around here! So happy for you!

Xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Melaina25 said...

Congratulations! So much good news and sooo exciting! And I LOVE his big brother tee, very cool little man! :)


Lindsey
http://hhandtw.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

What great news! Congrats on both fronts!


Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Melaina25 said...

oh lovely lady this is amazing news!! congrats to you all! wishing you a very happy healthy pregnancy!XXX

Melaina25 said...

Hi hun, what lovely news! Congratulations.... on the baby and the job!!!

Melaina25 said...

Such amazing news on both fronts! So happy for you lovely xx

Melaina25 said...

Congrats on the baby news and the new job-very exciting!
Marta xo
www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

Melaina25 said...

Awww congrats on pregnancy!! So happy for you.
effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

Melaina25 said...

Wowzeeeee congratulations & more power on that new gig & that bundle of joy!


Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Melaina25 said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! It's nice that they are ok with you being pregnant and that you don't have to hide it. Lots of new and exciting things for you :)

Agi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.com

Melaina25 said...

Beautiful Melaina, since when I got the Reminder Link-Up E-Mail and saw the title "I got a Secret" I knew it, was 95% positive that you were announcing a bundle of joy. So happy to see you pregnant and glowing in that Black Maxi Dress. Big congrats to you, your husband and little blondie boy!! So happy for you. Good Luck on the job search, as well.


As always a pleasure linking up, especially today.


Big Hugs My Friend. <3 Ada & Vivian.

Melaina25 said...

Congratulations on the new contract and the new little one on the way!!!! Those are some exciting changes. Thank you for hosting.

Melaina25 said...

Congrats on the baby and the job!!!
xo Emma

Melaina25 said...

congrats!

Melaina25 said...

Wow that is such great news! Congratulations and happy to be part of the link up today!

Melaina25 said...

Congratulations! Wow, what amazing news - both the impending arrival and the job.

Melaina25 said...

My first WIWW - and big congratulations on your news! I am 29 weeks along so loving inspiration from other Mummas to be.

Melaina25 said...

Congrats! This is so exciting!

Melaina25 said...

Congratulations on both fronts chicka! Especially little blonde baby :)

Melaina25 said...

Congrats on both! Thant is so exciting!


Nicole
www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

Oh my gosh, HUGE congrats on both-you are looking gorgeous! I loved wearing Topshop tall throughout my pregnancies as lots of tummy room and Seraphine and Isabella Oliver when I got bigger! So excited to see you and the bump at BritMums Live x

Melaina25 said...

Yay!!! Congrats!!!! You look great!!!! We are just a couple months apart! So exciting!!!

Xx Kelly

http://www.panache-lifestyle.com

Melaina25 said...

Big congratulations! You look stunning in that maxi!

Melaina25 said...

Congratulations on the baby and the new job.


Catherine
Joly Look

Melaina25 said...

You look GORGEOUS! I love Asos for maternity wear. H&M is another great one. And the odd piece from Topshop is good too. This time around I've been lucky and bagged myself a couple of bargains from eBay - a pair of maternity boyfriend jeans and a cute leopard print cardy for the princely sum of £4! x

Melaina25 said...

Congratulation!!

xoxo

Oby Grace
http://ispyoby.blogspot.com/

Melaina25 said...

Thank you :)

Melaina25 said...

I get so nervous with eBay (and ordering online in general if I can't return in store)! I ordered shorts and a swimsuit from H&M online and had to return them both yesterday but got a cute work dress in their place. Luckily my Mom has sent me over cute stuff from Target and Old Navy, too.

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! It was a TK Maxx steal!

Melaina25 said...

So exciting! I'll be watching your post for styling ideas :)

Melaina25 said...

I won't be at BML this year (first time ever!) as we're going to be in France with Eurocamp. Gutted to miss it but really excited for a holiday!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! It is time for me to switch out my drawers as I can't really wear much non-maternity any more!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Lauren :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for joining in! Love seeing other bumps :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! It's a big weight off my shoulders :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

If only I knew someone who could give me a heads up when the sale happens..... ;)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

All sorts of changes and BB starts elementary school in August!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

I seriously kept exhaling after the didn't take back the offer when they found out I was pregnant. Such a relief! My TV tricks wouldn't work for a full day lol :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you lovely x

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! It's a big relief to stop hiding it!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you Rachel!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

It was so hard to find a cute and cool big bro tee :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

I totally have no choice but to embrace maternity wear now lol :)

Melaina25 said...

I've heard from a few people about ASOS I will have to check it out!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

Congratulations on your new job, I hope it goes fabulous today.
Love a maxi with the baby bump. You look radiant. Thanks for linking up with #RealMomStyle

Andrea
www.mommainflipflos.com

Melaina25 said...

OMG girl! CONGRATULATIONS! I saw your post about the news article and I have to say you look stunning. I think my bump was bigger the second time around. I have to say, M is a huge help and the 4 year age gap has been a blessing. Lots of love to you and the crew! xoxo

Melaina25 said...

Thanks lovely. I'm hoping he'll be able to help out a bit and at the very least continue getting himself water and taking himself to the bathroom :)​

Melaina25 said...

Congratulations lovely xxx Hope all goes well!

Melaina25 said...

Congratulations and Asda is good for maternity wear that won't break the bank! X