Sunday, 2 February 2014

Real Mom Style Linky - Expressing Myself

My dear blogging friend Maria has, with a couple of other bloggers, started up a new fashion/style linky for blogging Mums with a sense of style and today is the first time it's being held - exciting!  I've been a bit lax with the personal style blog posts of late so I'm using this as a good chance to get back into showing off Mummy style.

Getting dressed and the clothes I wear are a big deal to me.  I know loads of people who just throw their clothes on in the morning not at all concerned how they look or whether what they are wearing is stylish or even suits them and they are perfectly happy like that.  Why shouldn't they be?  Clothes don't define us.  However, I personally do like to express myself through my clothing.  I feel better when I have an "outfit" on, not just clothes.  During the week I always plan and organise my clothes for the next day so that getting ready in the morning is simple.  As long as you know what you're doing the next day and what the weather is supposed to be doing, it's easy and worth doing.  It's so much easier not having to think in the morning when time is tight!

I have quite a mixed style I think.  I love skirts and dresses but also love leggings and jeans.  I tend to tailor what I'm wearing according to what I'm doing and the weather.  Some of my clothes don't work well with my rain coat so I'll avoid them if I believe it's going to rain.  Some days, if they are going to be active, or involve a lot of sitting on the floor with an active baby are better suited to jeans or leggings.  You get the picture.

I thought I'd share a few of my most recent outfits.  Very often, due to being very busy with the children, my photos are just taken on my phone, so please excuse the quality.  Hopefully you'll get the idea!

Necklace: Teething necklace from Coastal Path Creations
Dress: £3 bargain from Primark
Stripy tights: Poppy England
Boys: Felix & Ethan - my own ;-D

Spotty oversized jumper: H&M
Leggings: H&M
Necklace: As above
Triangle print top: Second hand from charity shop
Star print jeggings: H&M (kids section)

Cardigan: New Look (past season)
Dress: Primark sale
Tights: New Look 
Belt: New Look

So - there you have it, a good variety of looks from the last week.  If you're new to my blog, hopefully it'll give you an idea of me, what I'm about, how I like to dress.  I'm really excited about this linky, getting to "meet" some new bloggers!  Don't forget to check out Maria's blog!


  1. I love all of your mixed prints so fun an vibrant! Thanks for joining in the link up!

  2. I love your thoughts & I really need to start getting my clothes out the morning before. Love your mixed prints & thanks for linking up with #RealMomStyle

  3. Love that you plan out your outfits before you're standing in the shower. Or staring blankly into your closet! Maybe one of these days I'll have my act together! Fun to meet you!

  4. Super cute prints and I love putting some thought into what I'm going to wear thought it was just me! :)

  5. I could learn a lot from you about planning. You have such a vibrant style. Too cute!

  6. I love all the prints and those tights in the last picture look so cute with that dress! I agree that clothes are a great way to express your personality!

  7. I love your self expression! Your look is fun, young and upbeat--everything I love in #RealMomStyle! Keep on rocking!

  8. Also thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday. Please add my badge or link up

  9. Your fun prints and ensembles inspire me! Love it!

  10. ALEX, mama, you know I love your style — the colors, the prints, how you wear it...everything! I especially love the polka dot and zig zag combos you have going. Thanks so much for joining #RealMomStyle and I hope to see more brilliant outfits. Love to the boys :) xo


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