Fashion has always been important to me. I always used to dress really kookie. I swear I invented wearing socks and high heels, whether that is a good thing or not. When I was at college a boy even wrote a song about me entitled ‘Her Pink Socks’. My arrogance when I was younger gave me this false sense of security and I really went to town on experimenting with fashion. It was great. I felt empowered in my River Island faux fur jacket and Primark PVC ankle boots.
Then I became a mother and all sorts of things happened. I suddenly lost the urge to spend any money on myself and was paying £50 for a romper that would meet its poo stained end within days. My body shape was different and I lost all confidence. I guess I didn’t want to be a rubbish mum standing out in her faux fur.
Zoom forward to Harbor starting school and I felt I needed to wear the school mum uniform. With a sea of Boden stripes, Joules wellies or tracksuit bottoms to choose from I simply gave up.* I spent most of the first year wearing the biggest parka I own and Ugg boots. It was all wrong. I felt like I looked a mess.
So when Harbor started in year one I made the decision I was going to dress for me and if I didn’t fit in then that was just the biscuit I’d have to eat. However its been a really self affirming experience. The pressure to fit in has been lifted. I get the impression I’m not understood anyway. (Put it this way Id never be a good candidate for the school PTA) I have been stopped by a mum who said I’m known as the trendy mum. Im sure she was just flirting to find out where my hat was from but ill take it anyway!
Im thinking about doing an outfit post covering what I wear daily on the school run but I thought I’d break you in gently with my favourite go to outfit because I am only dipping my toes into fashion blogging at the moment!
I wanted to get some photos but its pouring with rain so you’ll just have to cope with the model pics!
Let me know if you like me doing fashion posts or if I should stick to my ‘I don’t have my shit together’ posts!
*Sometimes you just need to be a leopard print cami in a sea of Breton stripes. However I am guilty of owning Boden and Joules and I’m very happy about it!