Week by Week

In the early stages of my pregnancy, I knew how far along I was to the day. Months later, I frequently get it wrong. I thought I was 30 weeks gone, but I’ve just checked my calendar and I’ve realised that I’m actually at week 31. This means I have one week less to get stuff done, assuming baby boy rocks up on time. If he’s anything like me, he’ll be late. But I’m not panicking because I’m having a surge of energy and focus and I’m more productive right now than I’ve been in my entire working life. I assume this surge in productivity is just pregnancy hormones doing their thing, but it’s useful nonetheless. I’m still doing my upmost to avoid the scourge of terrible maternity wear. This Lily and Lionel dress is […]

The Ruffle Shuffle

I’m rather fond of the romantic trend this season, although I find that as I get older I can’t get away with as many girly frills as I would like. I recently ordered a pretty Vilshenko skirt from The Outnet, which I loved. However, when I tried it on I realised that, on me, it looked like a little girl’s tutu, so I sent it back. I was never a fan of Carrie Bradshaw’s look in the opening credits of Sex and the City, and I think that tutu’s are best left for toddlers and ballerinas. I like this dress because it has a few artfully placed ruffles, whilst remaining age appropriate. Having said that, if you like wearing fancy frills in pastels and pinks, don’t worry about your age and just go for it. I’ve never been one to […]

Spring Awakening

It appears that Spring is finally here and I am very relieved; bobbly knitwear and heavy coats in May are depressing. I find dressing for spring/summer easier than the colder months, my hyper-feminine look is better suited for this time of year. My coat is from Zara (similar here), skirt and blouse are from Topshop, bag is by the Cambridge Satchel Company, sunglasses are from Karen Walker and shoes are by Castañer.

White Pearl

I wear pleated skirts like other people wear jeans. It’s perhaps a little impractical, but I feel good in a skirt. I think it’s important to wear things that make you feel comfortable, regardless of what other people consider appropriate. This guy is from Topshop, and has a slight pearlescent sheen that should be tacky – and perhaps it is. But I love it and I’ve never concerned myself with traditional notions of good taste. If you like something, and it makes you feel good, then wear it without fear of rebuke or reproach – life is too short to worry about the trifling opinions of others. My shirt is from ASOS (similar here), sunglasses are by Tom Ford (similar here) and shoes are from Castañer.