Mama Style | The Editor Cut

Monday 10 June 2019

There's a very fine line between knowing your personal style, and getting stuck in a rut.

And when it comes to jeans, I've begun to start fearing I'm trapped in a time warp. I'm old enough to remember when skinny jeans became a 'thing' (if that doesn't carbon date me, I'm not sure what does). I thought they looked weird and there was no way I was swapping my trusty bootcut denims out for those drainpipe legs.

Until I did, of course, not least because that was all you could actually buy in the shops. The last few years have seen the 'mom jean' become the more on-point option - but only on people who aren't actually moms.

It's the kind of style that looks amazing on some people, but with my childbearing hips… Not so much.

So I've always swerved the style until now.

The hype around the 'Editor' jeans was deafening. Hailed as universally flattering, this straight legged, high waisted, button fly cut on the ankle is meant to suit every body type.

I have to say I'm on the fence about that. I do feel as if they sort of emphasise my mum tum a little but simultaneously I feel about 8000 times cooler with them on. Go figure.

Anyway, I've stepped out of my denim comfort zone and here's the result.

'Editor' mid-blue wash jeans | Topshop
Black silk tasselled top | Zara
Quartz bullet pendant | KissTheFuture @ Etsy
Suede perspex block heel sandals | Autograph at M&S 
Perspex gold studded bag | Monaveen London 

Mr A-F and I went for our first date night since having Romilly to celebrate my birthday.

To be completely honest, I'm a bit of a moody bitch on birthdays, I just plain don't like them (the day I turned 20, I quite literally spent all day in bed crying. Mr A-F was my boyfriend at the time. He brought me a homemade chocolate cake and fed it to me in bed. That's when I knew he was a keeper, dear reader).

Despite all that, we had a lovely time at the wonderfully named Sexy Mama Love Spaghetti, which is a quirky contemporary Italian restaurant near us, and I drowned my sorrows in honey and ricotta tortellini, oozing arancini and copious prosecco.

And we actually didn't talk about the children once!

I paired my Editors with this rather stunning black silk tasselled top. I'm low key obsessed with tassels, they add so much drama to an outfit without you actually having to make any effort

I am the worst fashion person in the world because I'm not a huge fan of heels, but these beauties are shockingly comfortable, and the perspex heel is totally my vibe. I have these in two colours because they are awesome.

Then I added this amazing little perspex bag that is all covered in studs. It's an 'homage' to a very expensive Valentino one that definitely isn't the one on maternity pay!

A final flourish came courtesy of this quartz bullet pendant which is pretty much never off at the moment, I adore it.

Despite the mum tum and the horrific eye bags, I felt fairly good in this and after I'd munched pasta, even more so. We had a lovely evening that was immensely restorative.

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