I feel like I should say that I am definitely not a fashion blogger nor am I pretending to be one, although one can dream right? Because I do love fashion. Ever since I was a teenager I have always loved clothes and despite not always having lots of money, the money I did have would inevitably end up in my wardrobe. Or perhaps splayed over my bedroom as I tried on 100 outfits to find the right one (I use the word ‘right’ loosely, it was the 90’s after all!) In fact I may or may not still own items that are not only pre-children but also pre-Eddy, and we are talking over a decade there! I may have a serious clothes hoarding problem but hey, that’s for another time.
That being said I would love to be more confident with what I do wear and to share that here too, not only to look back on when the children are older and they laugh at the fashions we had. Isn’t it hard to imagine that there is anything offensive about clothes these days? I mean it’s not like I am wearing a shell suit or psychedelic trousers is it? Although I guess the big glasses might not stand the test of fashion times. Alas not only to write for the memories but to be me, to be real and to say that it’s ok not to be uber fashionable but want to look good. That to be proud or confident you can just be ordinary too and you can love fashion without having all the latest trends and whilst still wearing clothes you purchased, I don’t know, in a supermarket in years gone by maybe.
I would love to be more confident to pull things off that I buy (or wish to buy) and that stay in my wardrobe for fear of what other people might think or say about me, I would love to just wear it despite that. After all you only live once. For now though I will stick with my go to winter look and if this is you too, that’s ok, we are mums, we are only human and I have already realised I have to come to terms with the fact that the children will forever be dressed better than I am, I am (mostly) ok with that!
So onto now. I pretty much wear the same coat all winter through. I might change it up if I am feeling brave to my new bright pink one (still not sure if I can pull that one off) or if it’s milder I have many lighter jackets which are almost always Zara finds (I have a love affair with Zara you see!) But when it’s cold and miserable and I am rushing around on the school run or getting some very very fresh air with the children I want warmth and my trusty Tu clothing green buttoned coat, which is a fair few years old now, is a must. It never fails me and maybe it is due an upgrade next year but it is definitely my comfortable go to look right now. Occassionally I change up the scarf – of which I have more of than one person probably should – or the hat, or boots. But the khaki coat, is here to stay.
Coat, hat, scarf, boots and usually a jean and shirt or jumper combo, or if the weather is kind maybe a dress with thick black tights, that is pretty much my whole entire winter wardrobe in one small sentence!
These also are not the best photos. I have used some that I already have that both Eva and Eddy have taken over the winter months rather than specific ones for this post, but I guess it sort of illustrates my point. We do not have to be uber fashionable nor do we have to be a model or have a photographer with us to snap away in dreamy locations. Sometimes it is enough to get a few snaps whilst out on an after school date with your daughter, a Sunday afternoon bike ride, or whilst stood under a bridge when your children are occupied sliding down the dusty concrete underneath of it 100 times and you ask your long suffering instagram-husband to take some of you too.
This is Mum life and Mum fashion and I am totally ok with that.