Since having my second baby in March, I’ve been on quite a determined journey to turn some things around for the better.
I decided that after Sweet Bea was born I was ready to get my body, image & confidence sorted.
It’s my choice how I feel.
I decided to go back to Weight Watchers & join a gym, I’m gaining confidence the more weight I lose. I WANT to look nice & feel good again. For my husband, for my kids, but mostly just for me.
I’m fed up with wearing worn out clothes that aren’t my style & aren’t the right size!
After SH was born I went through a charity shop phase, where everything I bought was second hand. I didn’t exercise & I didn’t look after myself.
I didn’t really care what I looked like. I had a child to look after! What I wore & how I looked were secondary. However this phase left me feeling frumpy, old before my time & generally rubbish.
So my day off was part of that journey.
I’ve decided that rather than spend loads of money on lots of tops & jumpers I’d think before buying much. I’d rather do some research, find out what’s out there & save to buy a few nice items for my new, smaller wardrobe.
I think in the fashion industry it’s called a ‘capsule wardrobe’!? Really nicely made, classic clothes, that aren’t in or out of fashion that I can mix & match, & add accessories to bring it up to date & on trend.
I’m hoping I’ll need less clothes overall as my wardrobe is crammed FULL of clothes from years back that I haven’t quite had the guts to clear out.
I don’t need them all & quite frankly I can’t see the wood for the trees when I open it. How can I have so many clothes & not be happy to wear any of them!? On a humanitarian level it’s not great that all these clothes are not being used.
So the charity shops will benefit again!!
At The Mall I did find a classic navy blazer which cinches in at the waist (I got it back, yeehah!) & a leopard print scarf from Hobbs. Gok Wan said in a This Morning article that every girl needs a blazer in her wardrobe! Gok, I listened! Maybe my rule when looking at an item of clothing should be, ‘what would Gok think of this’!?
I’m very happy with my purchases & I’m happy I didn’t come home laden with bags full of clothes I won’t wear.
Clothes aren’t the be all & end all. At the end of the day confidence comes from the inside. Not a front to be put out to the world. If you feel nice, it goes a little way to help confidence grow & I believe it’s valuable for a mama to feel good.
It’s good for me & it’s good for the kids that I feel happy in myself. Confidence is learnt… from our upbringing, the world around us, our friendships & what we let in from media…but also our decisions. I’m determined to teach my kids self-confidence. It starts with me.
So I’ve decided….to be confident & to enjoy shedding my old wardrobe for a reduced, less cluttered & capsule-icious one!!
Tidy wardrobe, tidy mind! My twist on an old saying.
Until the next time friends.
Have a great day!