My Current Faves in One Look

I have blossomed out of nowhere it seems within the last 4-6 weeks. That mini baby bump I was rocking in the second trimester has long gone my friends and now it looks like I have swallowed a damn basketball. Truthfully, I don’t remember the last time I saw my feet. The fatigue is really setting in now. Partially because its exhausting lugging around all this extra weight and at night sleep is becoming non-existent, with aches and pains that wake me up periodically. I was just mentioning last week on IG that some times (like today!) I wish I could just stay in bed and sleep/eat my way to the finish line. But no such luck…I still have a few more weeks of work before I can take a much needed break before Bean comes.

So Sasha - Hatch Collection Harbour Dress

So Sasha - Hatch Collection Harbour Dress

On a more positive note, the best part about being in the third trimester during this time of the year is the clothes. I don’t know what the hell I would have done if this was December. The thought of having to get outwear two sizes larger than what I normally wear and being confined to tights, maternity jeans and sweaters for an entire season freaks me out. To say I’ve been enjoying wearing cute dresses, flowy maxi’s and off-the-shoulder anything, is an understatement. I wore this Hatch Collection Harbour Dress I scooped up a couple months ago from Ani & Wren last week to meetings and got so many compliments from both pregnant and non-pregnant women. It has been one of my favourite pieces this summer and it’s currently on sale, so here’s your last chance to grab yours before it’s sold out!

So Sasha - Hatch Collection Harbour Dress
Photos by Jess Baumung

Wearing:  Dress |  Sunglasses |  Bag

Shop My Fave Hatch Collection Pieces



Casual Chic in Breton Stripes

Breton stripes somehow always reminded me of French fashion, so when I found this chic little Hatch Collection dress, I immediately snatched it up for my recent trip to France. To be honest, I hadn’t realized exactly why I associated stripes with the capital of fashion but during my visit I learned that the Breton stripe originated in Bretagne (pronounced Brittany in English), a region in the North West coast of France. I just so happened to spend a couple days in one of it’s small towns, La Gacilly, with Yves Rocher. The original knitted Breton shirt with blue and white stripes was made for the French army and the stripe pattern is so closely linked to Bretagne, that their flag even contains the Breton stripe pattern.

Sasha Exeter - Hatch Collection

Photos shot by JessBaumung.com

WEARING: Jacket (similar here) |  Dress |  Boots (similar here) |  Sunnies |  Bag | Hat (vintage)

While non-maternity fashion has dominated majority of my looks during my pregnancy, I have stumbled across some brands with pieces so great, that I couldn’t resist getting – and truthfully, if I didn’t tell you they were maternity, you would have no clue at all. If you’re expecting you NEED to check out Hatch Collection for their cult fave dresses, jumpsuits, tops, denim and swimwear. I picked up this Hatch 3/4 Dress from Ani & Wren here in Toronto.



Ani + Wren | Toronto’s Chic Lifestyle and Maternity Boutique

Ani + Wren

This may come across as extremely shallow but the thought of having to wear nothing but Lululemon joggers during a pregnancy makes me more nauseous than first trimester morning sickness. I cannot even count how many girlfriends I have who struggled to maintain their style while being preggers – not to mention the countless designer jeans they cut the tops off of to sew in an elasticized waistband, just to be able to still rock their fave skinny jeans.

Ani + Wren

Thankfully sister-in-laws Lani and Lauren Levy has been so kind as to open a fabulous lifestyle and clothing boutique in the heart of Rosedale with some pretty dope contemporary brand that have been carefully curated so that women can actually wear these pieces before, during and post pregnancy – how brilliant is that? Similar to most genius ideas, this concept was born after Lauren (Wren) struggled to find clothes that reflected her personal style aesthetic with her growing baby bump. With the sissy’s winning combination of Business/Commerce and Apparel Buying backgrounds and superb store location, there is no doubt in my mind that Ani + Wren is going to be a huge success.

Ani + Wren

Ani + Wren

Ani + Wren

What to you can expect to see at Ani + Wren: A stunning, light space with exposed brick and clothing racks made out of plumbing pipes, plush, over-sized change rooms perfect for mom’s toting two toddlers and a Maclaren stroller, cult denim labels, chic evening wear, trendy outerwear, not be be outdone by some MAJOR accessories and lifestyle products. With brands like 360 Sweater, Anniel, DL1961, DVF, Enza Costa, JBrand, Paige, Rebecca Minkoff and Vince (just to name a few), it makes it easy peasy for women in different stages of pregnancy and different styles to shop in the boutique . And let me be frank…I love the idea that I can also find stuff for myself while out shopping with my preggo gal pals.

Ani + Wren is located at 1172 Yonge Street Toronto, ON. 416.944.1260 www.aniandwren.com

CONTEST: Thanks to the beautiful ladies at Ani + Wren, I am able to giveaway a special package of pampering treats from UK company Bloom and Blossom that would be perfect for new/expecting mothers or let’s face it, any beauty obsessed junkie. The package will include an indulgent bath oil, revitalizing leg & foot spray and the brand’s best selling anti-stretch mark cream. Bloom and Blossom is a premium skincare line from the UK for expecting mothers, yummy mummy’s and babies using the minimum number of ingredients to achieve maximum results – with no harmful ingredients or additives.

*Entering the giveaway is simple…you must be following both myself and Ani + Wren on Twitter and tweet me stating the following, “I want to win the Bloom and Blossom beauty package! #AniandWrenGiveaway”. Contest closes on Thursday November 21st at 6PM EST and the lucky winner will be announced on Friday November 22nd at noon EST. Good Luck!!!!

**Contest open to U.S. and Canadian residents ONLY**


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