We were so lucky that Florence settled into a routine pretty much from day one. I’ve had so many comments and questions about how we got into a routine so early on and while we took her lead for the most part there were a few […]
Well there really is never a dull moment around here and our little drama baby is definitely living up to her name! After a stressful few days, we ended up on the antenatal ward at the hospital yesterday after our normally super active baby decided […]
As you may or may not have seen on social media, I was a bridesmaid at my Uncle & new Aunty’s wedding at the weekend. It was so lovely to get glammed up and spend the day celebrating as a family and I was honoured to have been invited to be such a big part of their special day. This weekend I also reached 30 weeks pregnant, a massive milestone that I have been
counting down to for ages, just 10 weeks to go! Being SO pregnant though, has it’s challenges when you need to be on top form and look fabulous all day long, and so here are my top tips on making it through the day with ease.
C H O O S E A D R E S S T H A T C A N G R O W A S Y O U R B U M P D O E S | Chances are, you’ll be choosing your bridesmaids dresses fairly early on in the wedding planning process. In fact we didn’t even know I was pregnant when we headed to try on every dress on the shop and pose for the bride to be. Luckily as it turned out, we’d chosen a beautiful maxi style dress which could be easily altered and expanded around my growing bump with a little help from a very talented seamstress. If you already know you are pregnant, ask the bridal shop their advice on the best style for you and the rest of the bridal party.
H A V E A B A C K U P D R E S S | With the rate my tummy grew in the last month or so, it was touch and go as to whether I would fit into the dress on the big day. Trust me, even though it had only been two weeks since the last fitting, we had a little trouble doing up the zip! And so, while it would have meant I wouldn’t have fit in with the other bridesmaids, I made sure I had a back up dress which I knew would fit and be comfortable on the day just in case. While my bridesmaid dress did fit nicely (phew!) for the ceremony etc, by desert my tummy had expanded so much that I got quite uncomfortable and decided to change into my back up dress for the rest of the day. As I said before, comfort is key and if your bride is anything like ours, she will just want you to be able to enjoy the day ratehr than struggle being uncomfortable.
C O M F Y S H O E S | Carrying on the comfort is key theme, an extra pair of flat and comfy shoes are essential for every pregnant bridesmaid. I bought some sandals from New Look which I changed into in the evening so I could dance without achey feet!
T A K E S N A C K S | Weddings can be long! We left for the venue to get ready at 8.30am and the wedding breakfast wasn’t until around 3pm and that’s a long time to go without food when you’re growing a human! Especially as I tend to get a bit faint if I don’t eat little and often. I packed some mini croissants and a bunch of bananas and kept them in my bag in the dressing room to keep me going and I think it’s safe to say I wasn’t the only person grateful for them! My sister gladly tucked in throughout the day too.
I T ‘ S O K A Y T O L E A V E E A R L Y | We ended up going home just after 10pm and while at first I was worried it might offend the newly wedded couple, was actually absolutely the right thing adn honestly, there was so much champagne flowing I am not sure too many people noticed! I was exhausted and having been on the go all day long I literally fell into bed and was asleep within 10 minutes of being back at the house. I still go to enjoy the day without over doing it.
I really loved being a bridesmaid and having a bump made it even more of a magical experience.
I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d seen photographs, read people’s stories, looked in awe at the transformations, but absolutely nothing in this world could have prepared me for the sense of calm you feel when you arrive. Walking through the door of the Red Shoe Studio […]
Everyone has different things about themselves that they want to improve cosmetically. Me? My list consists of dropping a dress size, having more voluminous hair and sorting out my teeth. Me and my Dentist have never really been friends, even the thought of walking into the […]
In my last post I promised to tell you a little bit more about a great product I discovered in my July Pink Parcel. FabLittleBag are on a mission to reduce the amount tampons which are flushed down the toilet and end up floating about in our rivers and seas & blocking up our sewerage systems. They’ve invented this super practical discreet little bag designed for you to use each time you change your tampon.
They’re super easy to use – they have finger loops which allow you to open and close the bag one handedly, freeing up your other hand for, well, you know… the other stuff you might need your hand for when you’re going to the loo at the time of the month. You can just pop your tampon into the bag, along with the applicator and wrapper and then bin it! Or, if you’re ever caught in that wweird moment at your friends house and you can’t find their ‘toilet bin’ you can just pop the sealed bag in your handbag until you can find an alternative without running the risk of anything obviously period-y falling out on display.
They are designed for use with tampons, but I think they’re also great for disposing of sanitary towels too. Just roll, wrap and bag.
For just £2.99 you can buy a pack of 20 for your bathroom and they also do a Handbag pack complete with case so they don’t get all lost and crumpled on the go!
I really cannot believe that it’s been over three weeks since we travelled up to Chester to meet the gorgeous Sarah & team and shoot the photos for our Know Your Normal charity calendar. THREE WEEKS?! It feels both a life time ago and just […]
Despite what the weather might suggest, summer is finally here and so it’s time to revamp my wardrobe once again. People often ask me why I invest so much money on more formal items than causal ‘weekend’ clothes but I spend the majority of my […]