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    New Hair, New Wardrobe, New Me?

    I feel like this is a subject I keep returning to, but I really want to start taking better care of myself. In all sorts of ways. Since Pickle came along, he’s obviously been the biggest priority in my life. I’ve spent every day since his arrival putting his needs, wants and developments ahead of my own. During one of his settling in sessions at Nursery last week, I took the opportunity to have a rare bubble bath and I’d completely forgotten what it was like to dry my hair, style it and put some make up on without having to multi-task and supervise a toddler at the same time. Now that I’m returning to work, I feel like I’ve been given a licence to take more time for myself. And boy, do I need it. I need to exercise more. I need to eat healthily. I need to get into a proper skincare routine. And I need to take better care of my hair. And my wardrobe choices…

    I’d love to be fashionable, but in all honesty, I never have been and I probably never will be. Before I had Pickle, I’d kind of figured out what kind of styles and colours suited me and my body shape and I was happy to just stick to what I knew worked for me, hoping that even if I didn’t appear to be at the cutting edge of fashion, I’d at least look presentable. But now that I’m a Mum, still carrying a bit of added baby/toddler weight (here’s an insight… it’s not pregnancy that makes you gain weight, it’s the number of biscuits you need to consume to get through the day after a sleepness night with a baby/toddler that wants to nurse all night long!), my body shape has changed. The clothes that once suited me, look weird now. And I’m having to go back to the drawing board and figure out what suits me all over again. read more

    Fashion, Lifestyle
    / February 6, 2018