With being pregnant last winter, and also the winter 2 years ago I feel like I’ve just pulled out a pile of clothes that no longer fit. Pregnancy and breastfeeding has obviously altered my body, and priorities, when it comes to clothes and accessories. I don’t often manage to get out without a changing bag, and well when it comes to clothes, I’m loving hoodies, fleeces and snuggly jumpers. Gone are my days of work clothes and semi smart outfits. Gone are my days of a lovely smart handbag, or tote. It’s changing bags, a cross body bag and boots. It’s breastfeeding tops, or one-up-one-down combinations and jeggings. Elasticated waists are my friend. Elasticated waists are amazing. End of. I’m not going back to regular jeans. It’s elastic all the way… anyone with me on that?
I found Love The Sales earlier this year when looking for new maternity clothes, and I regularly pop back to see what offers I can pick up… I do love the occasional bargain! I also found H&M brilliant for maternity clothes, and great to be able to try them on in store.
I’ve popped some of my Autumn/Winter wishlist below – a few of these are definitely on my Christmas list… hint hint hubby – get them before they disappear from the sales!
Being pregnant last year was so frustrating. I kept seeing jackets I loved. I mean loved and really had to restrain myself from buying them ready for this winter. I also, in my wisdom gave my old jacket to charity, and was left with an emergency coat I’d bought in Primark while in town one day when the weather turned terrible and a gilet was not cutting it. Shivering while pushing a pram back up through the park and up the hill did not sound fun, so emergency coat was purchased. Now, suddenly it’s winter again and I have to say being pregnant really did raise my body temperature, that Primark bargain really isn’t warm enough.
A few jackets caught my eye and now I just need to decide if I need a new gilet as well as a new jacket…
- Joules Eastleigh Padded Gilet – perfect for milder days and those when I’m just popping to playschool to collect H, or to the supermarket.
- Trespass padded jacket – perfect for keeping really warm and snug.
- Superdry longer length padded jacket – perfect for keeping warm while pushing the pram and collecting Toddler H from play school.
Now, onto a few snuggly jumpers, after all it’s winter and they’re a staple. I’m also loving the shirt trend at the moment. Shirts are perfect for breastfeeding and, I think look a bit smarter but still comfy. Perfect for a trip to a coffee shop or lunch (play) date…I’m currently loving Love The Sales and the bottom right grey jumper just looks perfect for trips to the park with a scarf and also on days I feel like I actually want to make an effort. Ok, I’m not sure what days those are, but with H starting play school I’m looking forward to time with just Baby B, time when I can be ‘me’ a bit more and not chasing a toddler every hour of the day. I do think it’s the toddler chasing exhaustion opposed to the new baby exhaustion that is really making me want to live in hoodies. These Jack Wills jumpers really seem like brilliant deals, with over 50% off.
Of course every time I pop over to Love The Sales I always end up browsing the Radley section. I guess being a new mummy to two kiddies bags feature highly in my ‘when I don’t need to carry the earth’ I can have these lovely bags. I have spotted a few perfect mummy bags though…
I think my favourite find has to be the Radley Roar Flapover Backpack which is half price £69.00. A backpack is much more suitable than a changing bag for chasing a toddler. I love how this one is different from the norm, but quite stylish too, I think. I’d also manage to fit a changing mat and a few nappies in here.
I do also love this multipurpose Radley tote bag… Radley Tote Bag perfect for all my mummyish bits and pieces, changes of clothes, newborn nappies and a changing mat. Who can really say they don’t need a huge tote bag?
What are your favourite autumn winter clothes? Do you have a ‘normal’ bag which you use as a changing bag?