Monday, 5 November 2018

BFF Mama Style | Singing The Blues


For a new mama, it can sometimes seem that the only style choice you get to make is which baby sick-spattered muslin you're draping over your shoulder today.

When you're consistently sleep deprived and catering to the relentless demands of a new baby (I refer to Romilly as ‘the tiny CEO’ for a reason), it's all too easy to slip into a comfort zone of baggy leggings, that old jumper and hair in the mum bun of doom.

That's why I've found it really important to make an effort, even though I often don't think I have time.

Style is about reminding yourself you're still a person outside of being a mama, and I believe that can only be good, for ourselves and our babies.


So even though I'm 80% caffeine, 20% dry shampoo, and the most exciting place I go every week is the local baby coffee morning, dammit, I'm going to try.

Sharing BFF (breastfeeding friendly) fashion has become important to me, because we mamas deserve to feel good sometimes.






Powder blue cocoon coat with neon zip | Miss Selfridge
Patterned denim shirt dress | Per Una at Marks & Spencer
‘Westbourne’ leopard Chelsea boots | Joules
‘Waverley Petite’ perforated cross body bag | Stella & Dot

A statement coat is one of the things I really love about autumn. They hide a multitude of cake based sins and they fake looking pulled together when you're getting ready in a rush. Good coats and jackets are a staple part of my wardrobe for this reason.

I was drawn to this one because of the dreamy powder blue colour and the exciting contrast with the fluoro coral zip as a design feature. I also love the relaxed silhouette, with the gentle drape of the cocoon shape.

It's a great buy that I purchased just before I became pregnant and then never wore due to my expanding bump and the super hot summer, so it's been nice to rediscover it now.

Any mum should have a denim shirt dress, because they are so easy to throw on and can transition through the seasons easily- just as good with opaques and boots as flat sandals and a Panama hat!

They're also super easy to breastfeed in if they're button down, like this one. It has lovely thick denim and sleeves you can roll up and fasten in place easily.

My Joules Chelsea boots have been literally worn to death lately. There's not much they don't go with and they look a bit smarter than trainers, while still being epically comfortable and easy to pull on when I'm bundling a toddler and a baby out of the door in the mornings.

Sebastian got me these for my birthday and they have been the best addition to my wardrobe in ages.

Seriously thinking about getting another pair in a different colour as I've had so much use from them. I adore the cheeky flash of leopard on the back, it's so me (although you can get a plain version without this detail).

Finally, another classic in my wardrobe is the Waverley bag from Stella and Dot. I'm crazy about their bags because they are well made, beautiful designs but also massively practical.

This little beauty has a strap that clips on and off, so you can use it as a clutch or a cross body bag. It's a clever fold over design that you can wear as a smaller bag or expand out into a larger one, so there are multiple ways to wear it. And with a spill proof wipe clean lining as well it's absolutely made for mamas.

I rely on this bag a lot as it's the perfect size for my everyday life. The perforated design is really pretty too and it goes with everything from casual going to the park outfits to an evening out - which is why it's the one bag I always take with me when I pack to go away on holiday as well.

And a quick changing mat outfit of the day from Romilly as well- she was serving up a very Blair Waldorf look the other day, complete with pout:



Navy blue knitted cardigan | Ralph Lauren Kids
Cream ribbed Peter Pan collar long sleeved vest | Baby Gap
Pink tulle Tutu | Zara
Cream knitted tights | Mothercare

This is one of the girliest looks she's had so far, because I'm not really a fan of head to toe pink, I only like it when it's toned down with neutral shades like navy.

The cardigan is warm and snuggly - it's a hand me down from Theodore as we saved some of his nicer pieces for Romilly to wear, and it contrasts with the fluffy sugar pink of the tulle Tutu. My little prima ballerina!

What mama style essentials do you have? Let me know!

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