But I haven’t got a stitch to wear!

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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  1. 24th April 2013 / 9:11 pm

    Just voted for you! May I say how gorgeous you look in that picture, like an autumn Parisian chick 🙂 good luck! Xx

    • 25th April 2013 / 7:27 am

      Thank you so much sweetie!!! And thank you for the lovely comment 🙂 xx

  2. 25th April 2013 / 10:51 pm

    Oh my god, I feel exactly the same!! Since finding out I was pregnant in December 2011 I have worn nothing but stretchy elasticated waist jersey dresses and leggings. Not only are these comfortable, I also haven’t been able to tell that I’ve been piling on weight as these clothes stretch with my body and never feel small. I can only tell the weight gain when I go shopping and try on real clothes (ie. fitted or smart ones) and see that they don’t fit me any more. My belly has also stretched out of shape and hangs in an ugly way so hardly any of my old clothes don’t fit.

    I work in a mental health hospital so can’t actually wear leggings and dresses whilst at work so when I go back in July I have NO IDEA what I’m going to wear. I’m dreading it more than not having a clue what to wear when I go somewhere where I need to dress up. Choosing clothes these days is a thing I detest!!!

    • 26th April 2013 / 8:17 am

      Clothes shopping used to be so much fun… I swear the sizes are getting smaller too!! xx

  3. 26th April 2013 / 9:15 am

    I feel the same too. Pre-babies I NEVER wore trousers – I always wore dresses and boots. Now I’m in jeans every day 🙁 (and I have a trusty gilet too, haha). I keep tweeting Gok Wan and asking him to do a Mama Special on Gok’s Fashion Fix. Not heard back yet though….. 😉 x

    • 26th April 2013 / 10:52 am

      A Gok makeover is exactly what we need! xx

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