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.
I’d planned to put together a post showing you my winter evening routine, but if I’m honest my routine every evening, pretty much, is to get home from work, get my PJs on and watch DVDs until I fall asleep. But every now and then I treat myself to a little bit of luxury and in the new year I want to make the effort to pamper myself a little more when I get in from work.
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?
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.