Rachael Finch shows off her beautiful bump at the beach

Former Miss Universe Australia, Rachael Finch, is only a few weeks away from giving birth to her second baby.  And doesn’t she look fabulous!

She was photographed with her family enjoying some time at the beach.  Rachael is a former dance teacher – which is obvious from her slim physique.

More photos below.

We’ve had such a hot summer this year in Australia – it must be gruelling to be this pregnant at this time of year!  She looked amazing in a  black, lace bikini top and mis-matched pink bottoms.

Heading to the Beach?


Summer Women’s Beach Bikini Swimwear Chiffon Cover Up Dress, Green

Five star review on Amazon – This beautiful chiffon cover dress is amazing! Super soft ! The quality is better than expected and the details of the Chiffon dress is gorgeous!!!! I am so satisfied with this dress, Although it is a little long, it still covers me up when I wear a bikini ! Worth it! It’s a little see-thru but it’s still really nice! It keeps you warm and covered at the beach! I got many compliments from friends and family! I recommend ladies get this beautiful chiffon cover dress! It’s worth the price and is high quality!


Yonala Women’s Classic Striped Chiffon Beachwear Bikini Swimwear Cover Up

The Yonala cover up has had 214 customer reviews – the majority are 5 stars.  Here’s what a recent review said:

“I love love love this cover up. I was expected the “one size fits all” sizing to be very loose and oversized….it is not. It is loose enough but still looks to be my size which is an 8. I love the colors and it is true to what you see in the photo. Nothing different. The price is great and I can’t wait to wear it possibly this weekend for July 4th. This was an excellent buy and I may look to purchase another one in a different pattern. I purchased the colorful striped one. I also like that its a bit shorter in front than in back. The back gives good coverage.”

More photos of Rachael Finch and that amazing bump!


Blake Lively, gorgeous in floral print

Blake Lively pregnant

Blake Lively is one of my favourite pregnant celebrities – remember this stunning yellow gown?

She looks gorgeous in a long, floral maternity dress and a pair of lovely, sparkling heels.  Later, swapping out the heels for comfortable sneakers, she still looked glamorous!

More pictures below.

Blake talked to Jimmy Fallon about how difficult it was to be pregnant in the NY summer, saying ‘It should be illegal to be pregnant in New York in July…I’m going to make my water break just to cool down’.

Channel Blake’s style (whether maternity or not) with some front tie dress options below.

LaClef Women’s Front Tie

LaClef Women’s Front Tie Nursing Friendly Baby Shower Maternity Wrap Dress (Large, Coral)

Amazon Review 4 September 2016:  The drape of the fabric is wonderful! Good quality fabric. I bought it at 8 months pregnant, and not much fits or looks good at this point, but this dress will be a firm favorite for a long time. the cross-over bust was tight against my chest so no worries about bending over and the dress falling away, but it was easy to move to the side for nursing. I generally wore a medium before I got pregnant, but went with a large to accommodate the increased breast size. I’m glad I did.

LaClef Flower Print V-Neck

LaClef Flower Print V-Neck 3/4 Sleeve Baby Shower Front Tie Wrap Maternity Dress (X-large, Black)

Amazon Review 3 November 2016 – Very beautiful dress. Fits as expected. I am 5’2″, 153 lbs, 38 weeks. I ordered medium and it fit well. I should say that all the weight that I gained is in my belly and nothing additional in arms and back. It fit perfectly for me.

Blake Lively pregnant

Blake Lively pregnant

Blake Lively pregnant

Blake Lively pregnant


Candice Swanepoel keeps cool in stripes

Candice Swanepoel pregnant

Candice, Victoria’s Secret model

One of my favourite Victoria’s Secret models is the beautiful Candice Swanepoel.  She is doll-like and reminds me a little of Australian supermodel Gemma Ward.

Candice was born in South Africa, in a tiny little dorp (town) called Mooi River, about 160 kilometers from Durban.  She was discovered when she was 15 years old in a Durban flea market.  Within a year of meeting the scout, she was booking modelling jobs all across Europe.  On her website, she talks about how she had to grow up very quickly and was forced to ‘make tough decisions about her life at a young age’.  She modelled throughout Europe and during that time, met her husband, Hermann Nicoli.

Fast forward, a few years, she moved to New York City to model full-time and in 2010 she joined Victoria’s Secret and was chosen to wear the ‘fantasy bra’ in the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.  She has appeared in the annual televised fashion show for seven consecutive years and famously opened the show in 2011.

Modelling career

Candice was walked the runway for Givenchy, Christian Dior, Chanel, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney, Elie Saab, Jason Wu, Diane Von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, and Marc Jacobs.  Phew!

Here’s a picture of Candice at a fashion show in Sao Paolo.

Candice Swanepoel

Finding love

Candice met her husband, Brazilian model, Hermann Nicoli at the age of 16 in Paris.  They have been together for 10 years.

Aren’t they cute together?  They are going to make very cute babies!

Candice Swanepoel

Pregnancy announcement

In March 2016, Candice announced her pregnancy on her instagram account (@angelcandices).

candice swanepoel

Pregnancy style

Candice was photographed recently in New York City, wearing a cute, summer dress with nude ballet flats.  She added a cute grey handbag (I like this one by Kate Spade)  and a simple chain necklace.  She has kept her hair off her face in the summer heat, pulling in back into a slick ponytail.

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Dressing your bump

Have you been overwhelmed looking for the perfect pregnancy style for you?  Something that doesn’t make you feel frumpy or, even worse, fat.  It can be really overwhelming to try and find something to wear, even when the cupboard is full of clothes.

So here is one of the most popular maternity dresses available on Amazon.

The maxi tube dress by Beachcoco

This Beachcoco dress comes in 20 different colours!  My favourites are mint green (pictured), solid coral, hot pink, off white and solid black.

The reviews for this dress are great – 279 reviews with an average rating of 4.5.  And it’s super affordable at $24.95.

Here’s a review from Solena (she gave it 5 stars) –

“Light weight and love it! I am 5’3″-5’4″ and this fits great in length. I’m currently 5 months and know I have room to grow. I ordered a regular small and am very happy with my purchase!”

beachcoco maternity dress

Herbal_love_24_7 loved the dress so much that she ordered another one in coral.

I ordered this maternity dress as an option to wear to my baby shower, and when it arrived, I absolutely loved how super comfortable it felt (which is really important to me right now). It fits just how I hoped it would. Buying a few more today!

beachcoco maternity dress

Looking for something a bit shorter, it also comes in knee length,tank style dress.