Friday, 19 February 2016

WHAT IS GOING ON

I treated myself yesterday to some nice undies. I realised that now my wee babe is almost 7 months old so I've been wearing maternity bras for 7 months. Sexy huh? Mainly for practicality over comfort but they are just so comfy. And black. So they don't look too horrendous. Ok now I've convinced myself that maternity bras are sexy. Uh oh, I think it's about time I moved on. 

The past month has been consumed as always with Belle. I keep saying I'm going to blog more often but who am I kidding - once a month is as good as it's going to get at the moment I guess.  I feel more like myself now but I'm surprised it's taken so long. I used to think that as long as I can fit back into my skinny leather trousers I would feel normal, but when I managed to get back into them a few months ago I still didn't feel myself. It turns out shopping malls are the best place to go with babies, in particular Westfield which has numerous hiding places to get my boobs out, brilliant baby changing rooms and if you go from the car park and do a loop of all the favourite shops then the baby can have a good 2 hour nap which is wonderful! But whilst on these shopping trips I would find that nothing looked or felt good. I don't know what it is - body shape changing, grease-ball hair, dry skin blah blah blah moan moan moan. But when I hit that 6 month mark I started to feel more myself - although I wish I didn't get my hair cut as I think mermaid hair would have made me feel much better. 

I've never been into make up but while my Instagram obsession grows (seriously, what did our parents do while they were breastfeeding- I don't know what I would do without Instagram!) I keep finding these girls who are unreal at doing make up. Take a look at some of HudaBeauty's videos, all this contour malarkey is like art. It's not my style but I find it fascinating to watch. 

Things I'm loving this month:

1. Total Divas on E! Don't judge me, I get such joy from watching utter rubbish on TV when I get a spare half hour.

2. Stalking all the New York Fashion Week pics. I'm escaping from motherhood over the next few days to get in some London Fashion Week shows and I'm excited.

3. I taught little Belle how to drink from a sippy cup and I'm kinda proud of myself.

Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend!
xoxo 




 
Dungarees: ASOS // Shoes: Monki 

Monday, 11 January 2016

A NEW YEAR, A NEW OUTFIT

Hello! Happy 2016. How the heck is it January 11th in 2016???

I've been laying low and really enjoying spending time with my babe. I've learnt a lot about myself in the process and I've worked out what is important to me and what I need to let go of as it's just not worth my energy. Let's just focus on the positives because no one needs to hear me moan today!

1. I can survive on a very very very little amount of sleep and still be a fairly nice person.
2. I can feed my baby with my boobs (how does this even happen???)
3. I, along with my superhero husband, have been responsible for keeping a tiny human being alive and we've done a fairly good job of it if I may say so myself.
4. My house is tidy, I get dressed each morning and I have at least 10 minutes of fresh air a day. These things might not be important to some people but to me, not being able to do these things was something that I had a fear about before I had the baby so to be able to do them makes me feel really good.

Ok enough baby chit chat (it's very consuming isn't it!) Here is what I wore to a wedding recently. The requiremements for an outfit these days are pretty steep - black so you can't see when my boobs leak (sexy!) Easy access so I can express half way through the day and high waisted so that odd line that appeared on my stomach during pregnancy is covered up. I loved this 2 piece from Lavish Alice. I added this silver drop lariat necklace from the new collection by Susan Caplan and my favourite Charlotte Olympia heels.

Do I win an award for being the whitest person in all of the land??











Friday, 13 November 2015

NOVEMBER 2015

Hello! Me again... the one who promises to blog more but never actually does!

I don't know where the time has gone. Mondays turn into Tuesdays way too quickly and before I know it's Friday and I've worn the same shoes all week, only washed my hair once and not even bought one thing from ASOS.

I can't believe my wee baby is almost 4 months old! She's still being a very well behaved little babe. She loves wearing clashing prints and has (apart from a few blips) mastered sleeping through the night (although my doc told me not to tell anyone that as people will hate me.... but I'm kinda proud so feel like I should show off!) I'm not an expert at all and can only talk about what works for me but the main thing I've found that has helped is to get up and dressed every morning. It's amazing how brushing your teeth and putting on a bit of red lippy can make you feel. Yes, my days are now about 4 hours longer than they used to be due to the early wake up call, but at least I feel more human throughout these long days.

We went on our first family holiday a couple of weeks ago and it was the best adventure. It felt so good to have the sun on my face and to be in fresh air. I took 400 photos and drove my husband mad by saying that we had to film every moment of it because I want to show it to Belle when she is older. I find that in our 'social media generation' we sometimes get carried away and forget to be in the moment, but I'm also enjoying looking back at the videos we've made over the past few months.

Ok enough chit chat, I've got a baby to feed and a wardrobe to colour co-ordinate. I'll leave you with a few of my favourite things from the past month. 


It's a spray! An actual spray moisturiser! I'm the laziest person with no beauty regime. I've worn the same make up since I was about 12 (Rimmel liquid eyeliner, Rimmel mascara and a Mac blusher) and I never really take care of my skin. This product is genius. I do everything at supersonic speed so to be able to moisturise in 5 seconds with a spray is my kind of product.  



2. This little monkey. Nuff said. 



I've always been one to follow my gut instinct but when I had Belle I sometimes questioned myself as I knew nothing about babies (so much so that the midwife had to show me how to put a nappy on before we left hospital...oops) This book (which is actually written by my GP) kept me calm during those crazy all nighters and reassured me that if I continued to trust my instinct and remained calm it would all work out OK. And so far so good....

I recommend this book if you are a first time mama. It's full of facts, non judgemental and non fussy which is what you want when you've had no sleep and can't stop examining baby poo.




Nothing says 'new mama' like alligator print thigh highs! Love these boots... couldn't get my swollen legs in them throughout pregnancy so I've been over wearing them to make up for lost time. Surprisingly they are super comfortable and go with everything.