I’m attending a Brighton Blogger meet up on Saturday hosted by the lovely Laura from Lola and Behold. I’m looking forward to chatting to some like-minded people (well, adults), doing a bit of networking, and also having a break from the Teething Monster!!
However, I’m stuck. What do I wear? Pre-Busby my wardrobe mostly contained dresses for work, Preg-with-Busby my wardrobe became about comfort (maternity jeans, big jumpers, comfy tops), and my current “Mummy” wardrobe is made up of comfortable, easy-to-throw-on clothes! “Iron, YOU SHALL NOT PASS!” At the moment I live in jeans (£12.50 from M&S – bargain), some form of sensible long-sleeved t-shirt, and a cardigan or jumper… Oh and my gilet, for the outdoor, country Mummy look! (“Rah, darling”) Not exactly the height of fashion, but it’s comfortable, durable and I’m not too fussed if it gets covered in baby sick or chewed on by Miss Busby. Oh how my priorities have changed…!
|My “Mummy” standard wardrobe: sensible, not very “me”.|
My hips are now bigger, but my waist smaller, and I’m not entirely sure what my boobs are doing at the moment! That paired with my greying hair (another fun thing they don’t tell you about pregnancy) and I’m feeling super-duper sexy… not!
So back to the burning question: what on earth do I wear? I’ve had a look online and in store, and I ask: is fashion trying to be ironic at the moment? Do people actually wear some of the stuff for sale? I saw a dress with cut-outs on the hips (precisely where my stretch marks are, in fact) – is that sexy? Is that what men are looking for these days? Hip fat? Also, I’m convinced designers are taking inspiration from The Tribe (did anyone ever watch this?) – post-apocalyptic world meets rave. Oh golly, how old do I sound??!
I’ve lost my fashion mojo. My individuality. I need to cast off the M&S jeans (I never wore jeans before I became pregnant. Never!) and find my new, still barmy, still individual, but perhaps slightly less impractical fashion personality. I’ll let you know when I get there!
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