I have a little announcement, mamas. I am being promoted from resident Sassy Auntie to an official Sassy Mama! Yup, that’s right, I am expecting my first tiny one in early October, and while my thoughts should be on how the heck to take care of my little charge come fall, I must admit at this point in my pregnancy I am a bit more focused on just how to dress my bump during the long (and brutal!) HK summer.
Luckily, having been in the Sassy Mama game for a few years now, I have some great go-to’s up my sleeve! So I was well prepared as soon as that positive pregnancy test signaled that I am venturing on to a whole new chapter in my life…
I have long been a fan of Sono Vaso, the HK-based maternity brand that has the model down exactly how I like it. The two mamas behind the brand focus on fashion first and foremost, stylishly translating non-maternity trends into bump-appropriate wear. Luckily for me, the brand just launched their SS ’13 collection and this season it’s all about bright colours. Think coral, electric blue, aqua and yellow, designed in flattering, drapey jerseys, soft cotton poplins and a little bit of denim.
Now I have a bump in the works, I finally get to dress my (growing!) booty with some of their designs. I love how Sono Vaso keeps the collection relatively simple so you can play around with accessorising. That is exactly the type of dresser I usually am, so I’m happy that I don’t have to veer too far away from my own tried-and-tested style during the next few months.
Here’s what caught my eye, and what I’ll be dreaming of wearing with each piece this summer…
Dress: The Julie-Midi Solid tank dress
Colours: Coral, Aqua/Atlantis, Yellow, Coral, Black, Navy
Dress: Trevi Sundress
Colours: Electric Blue
Dress: Marcela Lace Dress
Colours: White, Black
This SS13 collection is also stylist-approved (phew!) Sono Vaso has teamed up with super-stylist Jasmine Webster to make sure they’re right on the fashion mark – ensuring that their collection is not only mama-to-be friendly but also, well… insanely stylish! Some of Jasmine’s top picks from the collection are the: Cami-style stripe maxi, Miami Maxi Dress, Jolie Striped Long Tank, Marsala Lace Shift Dress and the Villa Lace Dress.
So, while I’m waiting for my little bun to cook this summer, I will be beating the heat in a few fab Sono Vaso dresses, accessorised my way – pregnancy dressing at its simplest, yet most stylish!
SASSY MAMA DISCOUNT: If you order anything on Sono Vaso from now until 30 April you can get a special 10% Sassy Mama discount. Just enter the code NECKLACE when checking out!
SONO VASO GIVEAWAY: On top of the 10% discount if you are the first 5 Sassy Mama readers to spend HK$2,000 online at www.sonovaso.com.hk between now and 30 April you will also receive a complimentary silver heart necklace from Sahara. Make sure you get your order in fast as there are only 5 up for grabs! The Sono Vaso team will notify you if you are one of the 5 lucky winners.
This necklace is the same one that I teamed with the Marcela Lace Dress and I think it will look cool layered with some other silver necklaces. Expect to see me showcasing this exact look very soon (as I expect I will hit the $2,000 mark kind of easily while stocking up my wardrobe!)
PS: Click here to see where to buy the accessories I teamed with the Sono Vaso collection.
Shop online at www.sonovaso.com.hk
Also available at:
Bumps to Babes
5th Floor, Pedder Building,
12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 2522 7112.
Ap Lei Chau Store: Units 14-18, 21st Floor Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 2552 5000.