Guildford castle in the Spring.


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&  T H E   B U M P   A T   S I X   M O N T H S .

Is that not the garden of dreams, right there? Note to self- win the lottery, buy a house with lots of lovely land, and then employ a gardener to create flower beds that explode into a riot of colour each spring…

In other news (back in reality and not dreamland)- isn’t the weather right now just beautiful? Sure, this morning is kind of overcast, but it isn’t raining, it isn’t cold, AND we’ve had a few consecutive days of glorious sunshine so we have to be grateful!

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The ducklings out on the pond are growing bigger by the day, and spend their time snoozing in a fluffy heap in the sun on the banks, whilst inside Elsie finds any patch of sunlight she can that shines through the windows, and parks herself in it looking ever so pleased with herself.

And speaking of getting bigger, this bump is suddenly making itself known! Up until the past week or so it would only really show if I wore actual maternity clothes, but now all of a sudden, at six months, I feel like a properly pregnant woman!

And I’m totally, 100% loving it.
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One of the things I’m enjoying most right now is adapting my regular clothes to fit my pregnant shape.

Whilst I have been building up a little collection of lovely maternity pieces to see me through the final few months of my pregnancy (writing ‘final few months’ feels so scary, yikes!), it’s also nice to feel that with a bit of creativity, most of my ‘regular’ wardrobe is still full of possibilities!

And actually, this above-the-bump skirt plus a tied off shirt combo is my new favourite!

Though I have to confess, I put together this outfit, did my make up and hair and put shoes on and grabbed my handbag to leave the house, then whilst walking to my car realised that in raising the skirt up a few inches to my new, much higher waist, I had also brought the slits in the skirt up to a *very* inappropriate height!

But I liked it too much to change, so decided just to walk a little more carefully so as not to let the skirt fly open ;) And hey, our neighbours were entertained I’m sure!

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We spend this past weekend clearing out the guest bedroom, ready for the arrival of nursery furniture in the next couple of weeks.

Whilst the process was pretty tiring and not particularly exciting, it was also insanely satisfying (so many bags of useless rubbish were taken to the dump!), and kind of cathartic in a way, too.

Clearing and sorting out the mountains of ‘stuff’ we’ve gathered over the past few years of living together, realising how little of it was truly useful or necessary, and then emptying out the room ready for its new purpose- well, it felt like a little life milestone!

And for goodness SAKE, I am TOO excited about having a lovely little cot all of our own in there!

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Tell me, how did you spend your weekend? I hope it was a lovely one!

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  • Georgina

    Sounds lovely! I do love a good declutter, and for such an exciting reason too! We actually went to the Isle of Wight for the weekend for my fiancé’ birthday, so that was pretty glorious, even if I did forget my camera *smacks head in frustration*.

    Georgie xx

  • Sophie

    Rosie! You look absolutely amazing <3 Seriously, you're making me so broody right now! ;) xx

  • Lucy

    Rosie, you are glowing! And your maternity wardrobe is far superior to my everyday wardrobe haha! I’ve loved all your maternity style posts! x

  • QueenBeady

    OH Rosie! You just look wonderful, absolutely gorgeous and taking pregnancy in your stride by the looks of things!
    Bee |

  • Rachel Elizabeth

    This outfit looks gorgeous and you are just blooming. I hope I look this good when I’m pregnant. I love those flowers, when we have our own place I am hoping to plant loads of flowers so every spring and summer our garden is full of colour!

  • Kayleigh

    These photos are so pretty! Looks like such a beautiful place to visit, especially with all of those flowers. Loving your outfit too Rosie! :)
    Kayleigh |

  • Cate @ 35mminstyle @wewilders

    the outfit is perfect for such a fairy tale place<33 i wanna visit(:

    xx from Brighton
    Cate ღ kate/idoscope

  • Kenzie

    This looks so lovely! You’re so gorgeous! I love the color of your skirt! My weekend started off pretty chilly, which isn’t normal for mid-may, but then it warmed up and I was able to enjoy some outdoors time! :)
    x Kenzie //

  • Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic

    I am so happy spring is finally here! It makes everything just so much better.

  • April @ aprileveryday

    Ooh Guildford Castle looks amazing! I love all the colourful spring flowers! I’ve been enjoying the weather so much lately, it just makes everything so much nicer when it’s all warm and sunny! I love how you styled the skirt – it’s the most perfect colour!
    xo April | April Everyday

  • Steph & The Spaniels

    Gorgeous bump and very pretty photos xx

    Love Stephanie Dreams

  • Lauren S

    You are looking gorgeous and glowing Rosie, and I really need to discover more of Surrey and Guildford in the summer!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Polly Rowan

    Oh you look beautiful! I can’t imagine how exciting it must be putting the nursery together, and I can’t believe you only have 3 months left of your pregnancy too! Amazing.

  • Ala

    I love the colour of that skirt, and I never really used to get it when people said this but you do look glowing x

  • Amber Baker

    These photos are so colorful and gorgeous, and you look fantastic! I love this post!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  • Sophie

    Oh Rosie you look gorgeous! Guilford castle looks like such a pretty place to visit, I’ll have to stop by next time I’m there!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

  • woodenwindowsills

    wow Rosie, you look absolutely radiant! I love the combo but you just look so happy and relaxed and excited! Gorgeous setting but you’re by far the star! Alice xxx

  • Louise

    I have this skirt in blue and now I wish I’d gotten it in yellow, it looks so gorgeous on you (and bump!) xx

  • Emmy Coletti

    You are the cutest! Your skirt is my favorite color :) :)

    Emmy Jake NYC

  • Laura

    You are nailing maternity wear Rosie, you make it look so effortless! I love the colour of the skirt against the crisp white shirt. (And how are you at 6 months already? It’s flying by!)

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

  • Sarah @ DaydreamsofSummertime

    You look gorgeous Rosie. Loving your maternity style! xx

  • Melissa

    Rosie you are glowing – you look wonderful! I adore that skirt, such a beautiful summery colour! Xx

  • amelia may

    How beautiful. The scenery. Your dress and you and baby bump. Xx so, so lovely in all ways x

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  • Marta García

    What a beautiful place. Lovely pics! Best regards from a reader from Barcelona,

  • Abby | Lace & Lilacs

    Just darling! <3

  • @casa.lorena

    What a wonderful place with all those flowers and your outfit is absolutely gorgeous!!

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