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Brass beauty – Sagitine’s new Luxe Collection

Those of you who have been following along on Instagram will know that my husband and I recently moved into quite a small house with our two young children. While we should have been up-sizing we decided to down size and up style. Having completed a small renovation we are now very happy with our little place, however with a small property comes BIG storage needs. To keep our house (and my mind) tidy I need to have a place for everything and everything in its place.

Oh, and the storage itself needs to be chic! Enter: Sagitine.

When Tina Clark entered the storage market with her inaugural collection of stylish and stackable shoe and storage boxes I couldn’t get enough. Not only do Sagitine’s boxes look beautiful, their stackable design and easy slide out drawer functions as the perfect solution for shoes, children’s toys and out of season clothes. Tina had certainly filled a gap in the premium storage market. I love Sagitine’s Milan shoe boxes to protect my favourite footwear and I have recently gifted a white medium box to new parents as a stylish option for storing keepsakes from their baby’s first year.

Now, Tina has built on her core range with her absolutely stunning new offering – The Luxe Collection.Sagitine_shoestand_web_Jacquiturk-11A brass-finished, stainless-steel frame meets all our hardware desires and the onyx leather top co-ordinates beautifully with the black Sagitine boxes creating a sleek and refined look. A new level of sophistication and, for me, a new level of lust!Sagitine_Santiago_web_Jacquiturk-6Sagitine_shoestand_web_Jacquiturk-3Sagitine_santiago_web_JacquiTurk-12The Luxe Collection is currently available for pre-order only from now until 14 July 2017 (read: act now!), with delivery expected in September 2017. In Melbourne and want to see the range in person? You are in luck; the full range will be shown at Denfair 2017 from 8-10 June 2017.Sagitine_santiago_web_JacquiTurk-11Sagitine_shoestand_web_Jacquiturk-8For the shoe addicts, choose from the 14 or 20 box stand (RRP $3000 and $3300 respectively, which includes 14 or 20 boxes and the stand, fully assembled). These narrower stands also make a perfect edition to an under used corner.For larger items, try the 6 medium box stand (RRP $3100, which includes the 6 medium boxes and the stand, fully assembled) which I am eyeing off for our master bedroom.While you are thinking storage check out Tina’s expertly curated selection of wardrobe storage accessories.

The Luxe Collection – keeping your precious pieces in a manner befitting their worth to you.

Photos by Jacqui Turk for Sagitine, used with permission.

Five bump-friendly, non-maternity pieces for the first 5 months

non-maternity bump friendly wear for pregnancy

During my pregnancy with Little Miss I jumped straight into unflattering maternity wear and completely lost all sense of my own personal style, and in turn lost a little bit of me. This time around I was determined to stay me and a lot of that, for me at least, came down to wardrobe.

If you, too, are looking for some non-maternity wear to get you through the in-between stages of the first 3 months and perhaps a little further beyond, here, my top five pieces, all non-maternity, that were all on high rotation during the first five months.

1. The short set

Cecilie Copenhagen YELLOW Collection Shirt V & Short in Colour 01 available directly from Cecilie Copenhagen or through Parlour X in Sydney.03- five for 5- styling and photography by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 2016The a-line shape of the Shirt V (and the Shirt O for that matter) and the elasticised waist of the Short make this Cecilie Copenhagen pair perfect for the beginning of the pregnancy journey. The woven cotton fabric is light enough to keep you cool (a must for me during pregnancy when I become a walking, talking heater) yet structured enough to ensure it does not cling to the little bulge that is yet to become a nice round tummy. Well priced, from $95, a flattering multi print pattern and reasonable space in the breast area despite its one size sizing (I am wearing 14C/D bras at the moment and it feels comfortable) and you have an ideal starter to your non-maternity pregnancy wardrobe.01- five for 5- styling and photography by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 201602- five for 5- styling and photography by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 2016

2. The fluid shirt

Witchery long-sleeved gathered blouse05- five for 5- styling and photography by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 2016I initially purchased this top in black on a whim and loved it so much that I have gone back and invested in the white and khaki version. The v-neck is perfect for your growing chest and the length at the front means that during the early in-between days you can tuck it in to give yourself a little bit of shape and later on leave it out flowing over that growing tummy. At $99.95 and super easy to wash on your regular cycle (no need to wait until you are doing a load of delicates) this breezy blouse can be worn both day and night.04- five for 5- styling and photography by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 2016

3. The leather legging

Willow leather legging07- five for 5- styling and photography by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 2016I have had a love affair with these leather leggings for a while now (Willow have now sold these for at least three seasons). The super comfy leather is easy to move in and the elasticised waistband makes it bump friendly. I now wear these under my bump paired with a long line top. You can’t go wrong with black leather.non-maternity picks for pregnancy - CATHERINEGRACE

4. The chambray shirt dress

Decjuba dress (find similar here)non-maternity bump-friendly pieces for pregnancyI was newly pregnant and needed a bit of a lift when I purchased this dress. I thought it would be a 1 month wonder, however, in turns out, the shape of a shirt dress is perfect for a growing bump (just make sure you buy a size with plenty of room in the breast). I usually team it with my all time old-favourites, white tennis Bensimon sneakers (shoelaces removed) or a pair of Hobes, for an easy run-around outfit.08- five for 5- styling and photography by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 2015

5. Tie front tee

Scanlan Theodore cotton tee (find similar here)11- five for 5- styling and photography by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 2015This top will really carry you from the early stages of pregnancy (the knotted tie will do wonders to cover any bulge) through to the 5th or 6th month (the stretchy material allows for maximum comfort and the knot can be worn under the belly). Definitely one of my favourite pieces.non-maternity bump-friendly pieces for pregnancy

Bump-friendly, non-maternity: my mantra for as long as I can get away with it! xxC

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