Viva la summer!
This time last year I cleverly tossed 90% of my summer wardrobe, deciding that I was too pregnant to wear them. It felt like a smart, space-saving move at the time. Fast-forward to the present where much to my chagrin, I realised that with the heatwave necessitating my finally peeling off my jumpers for the year, I had NOTHING in the way of summery clothes to wear!
Whoops! Nice move, baby brain.
But all was not lost because I love shopping for grown-up clothing almost as much as I love shopping for small-people attire. And with the mid-season sales currently on it was a great time to discover that I have no clothes to speak of. Hurrah!
This AMAZING Dickins and Jones skirt was reduced from £60 to £18 in the House of Fraser sale and so I snapped it up. I love that it’s smart enough to wear in to the office whilst still being a little bit quirky. I wore it to our office Company Day and my colleagues were all terribly complimentary about my pretty outfit.
Now that I’m a mother I find that it’s even more important to buy clothing that reminds me that I’m beautiful, that I’m more than a stretchmarked middle and a smear of dried baby sick down my neck! And it’s just as important for me to pass the camera to my partner during our nightly sunset walk with the dog so that she can document it, so that I can look back on these pictures and feel pretty and smile.
Being a mother to the twins has enhanced my life in so many ways. It’s nice to know that they haven’t ruined my body – there might be a bit of damage but I feel like I scrub up just as nicely as I did before.