Desperately seeking some new threads..

When you are pregnant, one thing that changes vastly is your wardrobe. You opt for comfort, laziness and quite frankly anything that fits! I remember wearing lots of leggings, baggy tops and Maxi’s as I was lucky enough to be heavily pregnant in summer. I was also lucky in the fact that all of my normal clothes fit so I didn’t have to splash out on new clothes. 

Well fast forward 7 and a half months and I still want to wear clothes that are comfy, especially when I’m feeling so lazy from a long night (or string of nights or lets face it 7 and a half months of sleepless nights). However, some days I do want to feel human again, I no longer have a bump so want to wear ‘normal’ clothes. But there’s one minor problem.. Breastfeeding! 

For the first few weeks I wore ‘normal’ clothes, showing of my post partum figure (still have a stone to lose though 😂), but every time I went to feed my baby, I’d get myself into a right tangle and wish I’d left the house in something else. So, here I am, nearly eight months later wearing the same buttoned down tops over and over and over again! 

Why do all ‘nursing’ tops look like this.. 

  
Am I asking too much?? I want to be able to wear something other than blouses or shirts or something that resembles some kind of uniform as the picture above. I’ve stopped looking in the nursing sections as I either get tops similar to the one pictured here, or maternity clothes. I’m no longer pregnant, if I didn’t wear maternity clothes when I was, then I certainly don’t want to start now!

I don’t have time to search the shops/Internet for clothes that would be suitable, so il just continue to wear the same boring blouses for now. But I’m baffled that nothing exists to cater for new mums like me (that want something a little more trendier?). Maybe I’m just über fussy or have missed something amazing, if so, somebody please point me in the right direction as I’m new to this mum thing.. 

Maternity Shoot

I always knew I wanted to have a maternity photoshoot early on in my pregnancy, but due to the move from London and the renovations at the new house, it’s something that’s moved to the back of my to do list. I contacted my wedding photographer, who last minute pulled me a favour, and at 37 weeks I finally had my shoot. 

I wanted long flowy dresses for my shoot, which was to take place in the garden of my new home (the inside is still a bombsite with builders galore). I trawled the Internet as I didn’t fancy a trip to the shops and settled on three outfits: 

  1. A long white tunic dress from Zara for £39.99
  2. A flowy peach dress from Mango for £34.99 
  3. A blue Micheal Kors maxi from Selfridges for £210.00 

       
        

     
    accessorised these outfits with flat sandals, pearl earrings, my Clic-H bangle,  and a flower headband from Zara. I was aiming for a summer boho theme. 

      

    I have only been sent a handful of images so far, but am extremely pleased with the memories I’ll have of being pregnant and starting our family in our new home.  I have added a sneak peak below..