Fine Print

by cecylia on June 24, 2013


Can you believe that this cape was part of a school uniform in the 50s? I’m so thankful that there’s finally been a little bit of sunshine in Melbourne lately, it’s been rather wet in the past few weeks, making taking blogging photos rather impossible. But luckily, the sun finally greeted with an enthusiastic royal wave, just in time for me to don this Neo Dia ‘UV print’ dress. The Melbourne-based designers continue to create cutting-edge pieces that are innovative but not theatrical, luxurious and yet comfortable. I’ve layered this dress with a black turtleneck , but it will look ultra modern and chic in the warmer months on its own. And can you notice something?

Neo Dia Dress / Joanna Cave necklace / Vintage Shades, Cape, Cuff & Clutch / Country Road Skivvy

You may have been distracted by this fine print, but if you read between the lines, you’ll see that I’ve been waiting for something to ‘appear’ to finally tell you my latest news. I’m sporting a 4 month old bump. A baby bump. Before it appeared, I must admit, I panicked a little.  So I overindulged in food just so I can ‘push it out’ a little bit. Because what’s worse? Looking pregnant, or looking like one’s constantly suffering from a post-prandial bulge?

Ok, body change issues aside, I’m thrilled to announce that at the end of November the Kees will become parents to a little Kee (funny that…). It’s still really surreal. Not too long ago, I was still adamant that I will never ever have kids (just like the ”I’m never going to get married!” statement I made in my adolescence). Being an only child and having had negative experiences with babies made me believe that they’re the most annoying ‘things’ in the world when I was younger. Plus, Chihuahuas are way more fun than babies! Aren’t they?

But God has a great sense of humour. Slowly, through divine intervention and miraculous circumstances, my heart and attitude started to change. So when hubby and I were finally ready for kids, voila, it happened, effortlessly. I’m still not clucky at all, nor am I particularly excited about giving birth. What I am excited about, is having a baby with Chian, the love of my life.

I’ve been contemplating about how to break this news to you for a while, so hopefully I’ve done it justice. And don’t you worry, is not going to transform into a maternity blog as I refuse to compromise style for shape, hence why I love this Neo Dia dress so much! The blog will still feature Cecylia, in her designer/vintage garb, although all the pictures will be photo-bombed by Mini Kee…

你一定很难相信这件深蓝色的披肩曾是50年的代校服吧?我很感谢墨尔本终于有了一点阳光,过去的几个星期十分潮湿,拍博客的照片很困难。但幸运的是,太阳终于露出了它的笑脸,因此,我穿上这条Neo DiaUV花印的裙子很恰时。这两位墨尔本的设计师不断创造创新并豪华且舒适的时装。我在这件衣服下穿了黑色的高领毛衣,但夏天的时候,单单穿这条裙子它会看起来更别致。你能看出我又什么不同吗?




有段时间了,我一直在考虑如何打破这个消息告诉你。你不要担心,Cecylia.com不会转化为成什么生育博客,因为我拒绝做出时尚的妥协。这就是为什么我那么喜欢这件Neo Dia 的裙子!博客仍将有Cecylia,穿这她最爱的设计师/复古装,但所有的照片也将展示‘迷你Cecylia’

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Nikell June 24, 2013 at 9:57 am

Oy my goodness!! Huge congrats Cecylia!!! I’m so happy for you. I must say, you hid it quite well. I still wouldn’t have known had I not read the post.(^_^)


cecylia June 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm

awww you are so encouraging! Thank you so much Nikell, your kind words mean the world to me!


Nikell June 24, 2013 at 10:03 am

I just noticed another name, email, and website in the boxes above so I hope my name etc. shows up with my comment.


Iolanthe June 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Such happy news. You and Chian will be marvellous parents. Congratulations you guys – and big love to mini-Kee!!


cecylia June 24, 2013 at 5:18 pm

thank you so much Iolanthe it was so much fun seeing you yesterday! Thank you for your blessings, we hope to be able to raise mini Kee up well :D


Teresa June 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Congratulations!!!! This is great news! now we can have some mummy-to-be chat!


cecylia June 24, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Thank you SO much Teresa! I can’t wait to see you and talk more!!!!


CapnMueller June 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Aaiiieeeeeee that is super exciting! My love and blessings to you all, I can’t imagine a lovelier family. That’ll be one smart, stylish baby…


cecylia June 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Aww to hear that from you Claire you’ve made my day (week)! xxxx


Mica June 24, 2013 at 7:35 pm


Aww you have such a tiny bump for 4 months! I hope you made it through the first trimester morning sickness free!

You both must be so excited, what a fantastic blessing :)


cecylia June 24, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Thank you so much Mica you’re so sweet, I’ve been so blessed, no morning sickness at all :)


Rina June 24, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Thrilled beyond words Cecylia! Congratulations – you will be great parents xx


cecylia June 24, 2013 at 9:28 pm

We will try our best but we will need a lot of guidance and advice! I’m looking at you Rina :D


Rusty Hoe June 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Congratulations. Just fantastic news. Wishing you both all the best. xx


Trish Hunter June 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Ahhh! Congratulations. Very excited to follow your blogs as you begin to welcome someone super special into your worlds.
All the best, goodluck and hoping for a safe and healthy little darling
Trish xx


cecylia June 27, 2013 at 5:41 pm

thank you so much! I’m so excited about pregnancy style too- lots of learn!


Rochelle June 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Yay! I can’t wait to meet Baby Kee! You’re going to be a wonderful (and fashionable) mum! xx


cecylia June 27, 2013 at 5:41 pm

lol Baby Kee is a cute name too :D I hope so! Miss you lovely!


James Banham June 25, 2013 at 3:33 pm

There’s no couple more deserving of a cute little bubba than you and Chian. Can’t wait to see him/her dressed up in all the finery of their superbly chic Mumma.
Well done to both of you crazy kids,


cecylia June 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Love you James, thank you so much for your kind words and well wishes. I sure hope I can continue to dress well :D Hope to see you soon!


Evane June 25, 2013 at 11:59 pm

I had advance notice (lucky me!!), but a great big CONGRATULATIONS again!! You will be such a super chic mama :)


cecylia June 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm

thank you so much! And for the encouragement :D


Sevan Manjikian June 27, 2013 at 2:53 am

Cecylia I am genuinely so so happy for you and Chian. You guys will make the coolest (and most stylish) parents! All the best, you two xxx


cecylia June 27, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement :D Let’s hope so! Hope you had an amazing birthday!!!!


Lady Melbourne June 27, 2013 at 6:17 pm

OHEMGEE CC!! I’ve just landed from New York and am catching up on all things Melbourne, so fabulous to hear your news. Congratulations to you and Chian, LM xxx


cecylia June 27, 2013 at 11:41 pm

thank you so much Lady!!! Welcome back! We’ve missed you!!!


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