I kicked myself when I got into the city and realised I’d forgotten to wear my new favourite scarf. I think the outfit works without it but the scarf added something… I’m not sure what… oh wait. I know. Warmth!! I was so freaking cold taking these pictures!
This is my first real “put together” maternity outfit. I’ve been unconvinced by maternity wear, not sure if it’s a waste of money. I bought myself this shirt from H&M and I’m so glad I did. Putting on a well fitting item of clothing can really help you feel good. I’ve not wanted to post outfit pics because I’ve not really been happy with what I’m wearing, but on this day I felt like myself again and loved it. I’m not going over the top with maternity wear because I still think it can be a bit of a waste of money (except the jeans, they are so comfortable I just want to live in them forever). But having a few nice items in my wardrobe is going to be important for me I think.
Whilst curating my capsule wardrobe I’ve noticed a few gaps. This is one of the most exciting parts of the capsule wardrobe in my opinion. I can spend a little more on the item because I’ve already thought about how I’ll wear it and it should go with most things I already own.
A big hole I’ve noticed is a heeled boot. Or more accurately, a black heeled boot. I wear black boots pretty much everyday and having a pair that I can dress up a bit more is a must this season. Here’s my little wish list of boots. Some realistic, some not so realistic.
This jacket has been one of my favourite things this summer, and I’m looking forward to getting more regular use out of it in Autumn. I bought it the very day these photos were taken. It was the evening of a work do, when I got into the city and felt that, as comfortable as I was, I look a little scruffy and not good scruffy. I popped into Next and there was the jacket, on sale, £16 down from £45. What more can you ask for! I got it a size up for extra oversized-ness. It helped give my outfit a more ‘put together but relaxed’ look.
Today’s outfit is more of an excuse to show off a particular jumper.
I love this jumper, it’s super duper soft and warm, it’s got cute little owls all around the yolk and it fits perfectly. This is a jumper I made myself, it’s possibly my most successful knitting project so far.
Becasue it’s so warm it can only come out in winter and today I wore it with my new cape and a scarf which kept me perfectly warm.
I kept my makeup natural, I went with my Too Faced Cocoa powder foundation in the shade Golden Light, a few colours from my Naked palette and my new BOURJOIS matte finish lip in the colour Nude-ist.
On Saturday morning I woke up with a full on cold and so I thought I’d share with you my sick day routine.
I generally wrap up in warm PJs and my soft dressing gown and spend a really long time on the sofa with a mug of tea, my phone and a book.
After a while I start to feel really sorry for myself and this is my cue to get dressed. Getting dressed always makes me feel a little better, but I make sure to stay in warm and comfy clothes so that I can rest and relax.
I’m wearing an old tshirt, some super slouchy pants, my big cardigan and, of course, my bunny slippers.
Makeup isn’t really a priority, but I do want to freshen up and stay moisturised! So I use a very quick exfoliating pad from Boots and put some Olay moisturiser on or if its time to head to bed I’ll put on my Botanics moisturiser.
I keep a couple of lip products close to keep my lips in good shape and I’ve been using my little pot of Body Shop Vitamin E cream around my nose to battle the really dry skin from all the nose blowing I’ve been doing.
Then it’s back to the sofa with more tea and a blanket, I spend the rest of the day watching YouTube, reading and watching TV.
Do you have any sick day tricks to lift your mood and speed recovery?
Day three and four of my advent calendar were very exciting, another classic Shea Body Butter and also an eye liner from The Body Shops makeup range. I’ve never used any of their makeup so I’ll be giving a little review of that soon.
I’ve been collecting together enough stuff for a big haul video which you can see over on my YouTube channel or watch below. I’ve also been snapping a little on my snapchat so go follow me there! (beccymundy)
Possibly the most important ingredient in a good OOTD is lighting. Today has been a very grey day but I’ve got an OOTD down on my schedule and no other time this week to photograph one, so we went out and all in all felt uninspired. Looking over the photos however, I feel like the lighting, the surroundings and outfit work really well together, it’s winter it’s not going to be gloriously sunny!
I’m still getting over a cold, so I wanted something comfortable and I’ve been looking forward to wearing my new boots so they had to go on today too. My hat is super snuggy and was perfect to cover my bad hair day.
I picked up a few new rings which I’ve been playing around with, more on those soon!
I feel like I’m really starting to develop a style that I feel comfortable and confident in. I’m building a versatile wardrobe of things I really love to wear. I spend 5 out of 7 days wearing a uniform so I only get two days a week to wear an outfit that I want to wear.
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I’m looking for layers to keep me warm and I don’t want anything that fits too tightly, I feel like my body regulates its temprature better in looser fitting clothes but they can still be kept feminine with a stylish tuck.