A tiny bit addicted to…

Since becoming a mum, I have become increasingly addicted to online shopping. It started with clothes when I couldn’t get out the house easily to find nursing friendly clothes, but now I’m a full blown addict. I used to hate shopping online before! 

Now I buy EVERYTHING online.. household items, babies clothes and everyday bits, my clothes, toys, presents, the food shop, and I think I hit an all time record yesterday when I ordered shampoo and conditioner 😂.

It’s gotten so bad that the DPD delivery guy has been here every day for the last week, and that’s the same DPD guy every time. It’s got to the stage where I now request for the parcel to be left in the porch so that I don’t have to face him..

And don’t get me started on returns. The lady in the post office must also think I’m crazy, returning a parcel back to ASOS nearly every day! I never even used to like ASOS. 

This morning I have already placed three online orders with Zara. That’s my other problem, I can’t just decide in one go, I keep going back and place multiple orders. Oh and ladies if you didn’t know, the sale is now on, and I’ve snapped up some bargains! 

I think I need to get out the house more and go to actual shops, it’s just kind of hard when you have a baby to entertain constantly. Speaking of baby, he’s finally awake so I better get up. We have a super exciting day today.. He’s going to meet his new best friend for life..

I dunno about you.. But I’m feeling 22 

So I finally went shopping, baby free, for the first time in eight and a half months. I was only running to the shops to exchange some shoes, I had just over an hour until I had to be back for my babies next nap, and I think I went a little haywire. It wasn’t my fault.. 

As I chatted to the beautician threading my eyebrows (another reason for the trip to town), she asked me if I was going to college that day. I laughed and explained that I am infact nearly thirty and have an 8 month old baby. She wouldn’t believe me until I showed her photos and insisted I looked so young. I was chuffed, I get this a lot, and I secretly love it. The compliment obviously got to my head.

I needed to exchange shoes in Forever 21. I don’t really shop here anymore, as the clothes are aimed at much younger ladies. I had been in a month earlier with my husbands little sister, and had picked up some shoes that day. They didn’t fit, and it was the last day to exchange or return. I never go shopping post baby as all breastfeeding friendly clothes are pretty yucky, so it literally took me until the very last day to go.

So, anyway, I walked into said shop feeling pretty pleased with myself, found the correct shoe size, and made my way to the counter. Enroute I picked a few more items in the space of about five minutes. Here’s what I got..   

 
  
 
When I got home, I had to laugh to myself when I looked through my haul. I was obviously feeling ’21’ when I picked these items. ‘Not your Bae’, I just about understand the word ‘bae’, having never used it, and not planning to either. And the glittery joggers were my attempt to ‘look cool’ when going for long walks with the pushchair. Its been so long since I went shopping that I think I’ve forgotten how how old I actually I am and how to shop for clothes appropriate to my age. 

The shoes and striped dress is pretty cute though, I can pull those off as ‘mum clothes’. And how cute is my personalised Kate Spade Tumbler that I grabbed from the food hall in Selfridges. Not sure why I need this but I convinced myself that it will encourage me to drink more water.   

When taking a closer look, the ‘Not your Bae’ vest has side slits so is breastfeeding friendly and will come in useful. Can’t wait to wear it with those glittery joggers and look like a teen mom 😄. When looking through my purchases and laughing to myself, couldn’t help but sing Taylor swifts ’22’ in my head. Yes I may be a mum, nearly 30, with lots of grey hair, covered in puke, and the most unglamorous I have ever felt.. but today I felt young again, so thanks randomly lady in the eyebrow place.