Wednesday, 16 December 2015


I think it's time to get back to writing. All this time, i've been sharing my news mostly through Instagram, but it's time to take some big blog breaths as well. Entering the 8th month of pregnancy, things are super busy, more than ever. So, these past months, while beautifully growing along with my baby, i've been trying to keep up with work, friends, pregnancy fatigue, baby preparations and the development of my clothing line ROSES ARE RED (dedicated post will follow). Today, i found some time to share with you -and especially with the moms to be- the gained practical experience for these difficult, yet magical months, regarding the little everyday -but important- things that can make your life easier and nicer. What I like to call "A bump guide":

When a pregnant woman is working all day long and is all over the place, she definitely needs a BACKPACK, so that she can better protect her body against heavy load. (This one has been really practical to me, it's a leather Cromia beauty).

While you're growing fast, your rings may not fit you that well, especially after 7th or 8th month. What i prefer to do is to give meaning to one jewel at a time, living with it and making it part of my life. These past months, i've got this obsession with this chevalier - also a safe solution to match the weeding ring.

Always keep it simple and practical. Bumps need stretch comfy dresses and stylish flat shoes. You don't need to buy pregnancy clothes, just smooth stretch dresses and you're all set. Plus, you can wear them after giving birth too! The only super useful things that you will need to buy are pregnancy tights. Don't go too far, you'll find what you need in oysho or h&m. And remember, don't choose to put volume on volume. In all cases, you will look thinner in bodyshaped outfits rather than loose fit ones.
The shoes are also a chapter on its own. What saved me were these Migato over the knee flat boots (matching all mini stretch dresses), the leather oxfords Palomitas by Paloma Barcelo , Minnetonka booties (both available in Shoebox kolonaki) and the fav brogues by Office brand.

For the working moms to be who don't have enough time to cook, make wise delivery choices. Like this one with homemade quality food at Archontiko restaurant. It'w always a safe solution.

is the place that you need to be -mentally- in order to discharge thoughts and clear up your mind. Every time i need to step back for a while, i close my eyes and go to my safe place, which looks something like this picture below (try this at home too, it's therapeutic and magical):

Designing the baby room is one of the favs in the list. Except for the nursery furniture, other objects that can give a certain character to the room are the curtains, the carpet or lighting furniture (i found this one below, but i'm not sure yet if i'm going for it)..

And here trying to design the baby's room with the hubby. Handcrafting is always a good idea! (Coffee is a good idea too - cup by The Blue White.)

which is also a therapeutic procedure! Can't help it, i love gold deco. This xmas, i preferred gold details only. Telis seemed to have the same opinion.

How lucky i am to find this old, handmade grandma's carpet? Mint & pink is one of my fav color combinations. No second thoughts for this one.

Happy baking everyone!