Since finding my mama style towards the end of last year I am much braver in the choices I make. I don’t exactly know why I wouldn’t have worn a trench coat before, maybe through lack of style but also just through fear of getting it wrong. People often think of me as being confident and in some situations I can be, but actually a lot of the time I am shy and a little insecure. Drawing attention to myself with outfit choices are not top of my to-do list.
The thing with getting older is that you really do become wiser and less bothered by other people and what they may or may not think of you. I turned 33 on Friday and I made a promise to myself that this year would be my year, in all aspects of my life. I want to take risks and just be a little more confident in my choices – that includes my wardrobe too!
I am currently working with Next on their spring/summer campaign and they asked me to pick out an outfit. When I browsed through their catalogue I saw so many gorgeous things it was hard to pick one ‘look’ but this coat stood out straight away. I loved it.
I almost didn’t pick it as I just wasn’t sure if it was me. But who is to say whether it is me or not? I believe if you love something then it is very much you and you should wear it and be happy. So I chose it and I am very happy in it! I have worn it most days since and received so many compliments, which in turn has made me feel even better!
I also chose a pair of jeans – they are stretchy like a legging and are super soft and comfortable. I never used to wear jeans, always wearing black leggings but I am addicted to jeans now and I don’t think these will be the last pair to join my collection!
I also chose this gorgeous jumper – probably not the most sensible colour when you have a weaning baby but I adore it. The shoulder detail is beautiful, it is all about the details isn’t it?
See – gorgeous!
Last but not least, my shoes. They have such an unusual print don’t you think? Again, if you’d told me a few years ago I’d be wearing blue shoes I would have thought you were mad – but I love them!
What do you think? Is it a look you’d wear?