Sunday Edit

Sunday Edit

This post turned out to be one where I wanted to talk about body positivity but then lost my nerve. So it’s a little disjointed but I am putting it out there regardless.

I definitely panicked when this warm weather rocked up a few weeks ago. I didn’t have any summer clothes (that fit anyway, but we will talk about my new healthy eating another time. Maybe when it has actually materialised) Lets just say I had fallen in love with baggy jumpers and wasn’t ready for that relationship to end. But as with everything in life, all good things do come to an end.

This weekend was such a funny mix. On Saturday I felt so unhappy with how I looked. I stayed away from social media and hid under a baggy dress and sunglasses. I felt miserable. I have been in that place far too often where I have turned down going places because I haven’t been happy with myself. I am definitely on the cusp of another one of those spells. So I made a real effort to pamper myself on Saturday evening with hair masks, pedicures and all the grooming. Then forced myself on Sunday morning to get dressed up and leave the house.

We went to Hidcote Manor, which isn’t far from us. It has such gorgeous gardens and a tea room that does the biggest slices of cake. We hadn’t been before but I had seen it on instagram and wanted to go. Normally our weekends are full of the boys football and children’s birthday parties so this made a really lovely change. I decided to get a national trust membership too while I was there. I caved. So now I am going to have to visit all the local national trust places to get my moneys worth! (I have become a frugal old lady)

I have talked about body positivity a few times on here. I am always conscious about what I say as I appreciate I have a slim frame. In short I am still struggling but I am hoping to just make some positive changes. I did feel good in Sundays outfit. The peplum style on the top was great at hiding the areas I was conscious about.

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I have a soft spot for this outfit. It cheered me up and made me feel Sunday fancy. I am now sat in my positive pants, preparing for a better week. I have a few events coming up where I will be able to meet up with some of my favourite instagrammers so I am sure I will be back to my happy self!

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  1. May 21, 2018 / 10:44 am

    I’d love to hear your thoughts/ journey of body positivity, I struggle a lot with it and on paper a size 10 when I am not pregnant but have very low self confidence – it shows no matter what size you are its the mind that makes us struggle. Now I am going through 2nd pregnancy and the adjustment my body has taken and then will have to take again once baby is born so don’t hold back, we’d love to hear
    Harriet x

  2. May 21, 2018 / 10:45 am

    Welcome to the National Trust club! Totally know where you’re coming from too. Feeling low about my self image has stopped me going places SO MANY TIMES! You have nothing to worry about though, you’re a stunner. And anyway there’s more to life than how we look –
    if only I could get that message through to myself!! xx

  3. May 22, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    I always find that a bit of concentrated effort – hair, nails, fake tan, thinking about an outfit etc – helps me feel better. For me feeling ‘pulled together’ is a massive part of how I feel and then that obviously has a big impact on resilience, confidence, life in general. Always a work in progress and I definitely think that this is true, to a greater or lesser extent for everyone. Even those insta perfect glamazons who look like they’ve got it all sorted. Thanks for sharing – sending positive vibes and support to you.

    Also fantastic photos and I love that outfit – particularly the skirt and shoes – so stylish!

  4. May 23, 2018 / 9:27 am

    Isn’t summer just so daunting when you aren’t comfortable, well it is for me. I dread walking into the school playground to pick up my kiddies wearing a dress or baring a tiny bit of skin as I feel like everyone is talking about me and picking me to bits like I do to myself. I love your style and you always look well groomed and put together.

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