Wardrobe Wednesday | 31 Weeks, It’s Poncho Time


Poncho : Country Road

Skirt: Huffer

T-shirt: Verge

Sandals: Overland

We went out on Saturday AT NIGHT!  I was so excited as it was a little bit cooler so I could wear my slouchy cardy/poncho finally.  Believe it or not I purchased this in January, smack bang at the beginning of the never-ending-summer.  I LOVE winter clothes and jackets and layering and scarves…….I possibly love the idea of these things a tad bit more this year as I will have the aftermath of baby hippo to hide throughout the winter {shudder}.

See that skirt?  Mum bought that for me 10 years ago.  Good old Huffer.  I always keep quality clothes especially those that fit you through a range of sizes like this skirt does.

31 weeks;

– Baby hippo is a busy beaver, we woke up one morning and Dave told me that bubs had been building a house all morning!

– The nursery is set-up!!!!  I am waiting for the last two prints to arrive from the states {then I will frame everything}, the mobile to arrive and then I can decorate ::squee::

– My belly feels heavy.  Just SO heavy, like it’s filled with a bowling ball.  Iron pills are helping with my energy levels but lugging the hippo around in the afternoons is hard work.

– I am ridiculously excited.  We have washed all of E’s baby clothes and nearly all of his blankets, I can’t believe how much I saved for 8 years!  Definitely feel like we are on the home stretch now, fingers crossed the home stretch is not quite 9 weeks long x.



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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

8 thoughts on “Wardrobe Wednesday | 31 Weeks, It’s Poncho Time”

  1. looking gorgeous! :o) I am so with you I keep clothes for SOOOOOO long but if you love them then they get the wear.

  2. Looking goooood! I'll think early-but-not-too-early-baby thoughts for you (37wks is good!) xx

  3. I have so many comment to make on this one!

    1) YOU LOOK FAB! You're so styley Melissa. Seriously.
    2) I hope the busy beaver isn't getting too comfortable in its home. like you said, 9 weeks. Its time to start creating an exist strategy Hippo
    3) You've nicknamed your womb baby Hippo?
    4) You kept E's clothes for NINE YEARS?!?!?!
    5) I bet your nursery is going to be beeeautiful. You just naturally exude these things.
    6) Heavy belly. I'm with ya on that. I have a full waddle happening.

  4. Great job at holding on the clothes (yours and babies) – I bore easily with clothes so I'm hopeless at keeping things around. Out at night – you party animal you! Hope you are getting lots of chances to do adult stuff before bubs arrives 🙂

  5. Despite how you might feel you really make baby growing look GOOOOOOD! I had a few skirts I bought before I was pregnant that I wore through both pregnancies and still wear now – love it when clothes are stylish AND super functional xx

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