Friday, June 15, 2012

{Fashion of a Stay At Home Mum} Changes

My sense of fashion has changed dramatically over the past 15 years.  When Brett and I first got married, I would have considered myself very fashionable.  I wore "in" outfits.  Purchased from high end clothing stores.  Size 8-10.

Then I fell pregnant and all bets were off.  I got claustrophobic in clothing and thankfully our first was a Summer baby so I could lounge around in my normal shorts and extra large tank tops.

My career as a Stay-At- Home Mum had begun.  After having Hayden, I didn't leave the house much.  I wore what fit, never taking into account what I actually looked like.

As the years went on, my body changed... dramatically.  I put on the most weight after Lucy's pregnancy.  Weight I have never really lost.

Our budget was tight.  Really tight.  So I never bought any new clothes.  I made do with whatever I had.  Which was not much.  I would only buy clothes on clearance racks or from "cheap" shops.  $10-$12 for a top was a bargain.   Looking back now... they were a bargain for a reason.

Fast forward to now.  I am done having babies and I am ready to start embracing the woman I have become.  I have "settled" into my new body shape - or rather, my body has "settled" into it's new shape.

I am really looking forward to sharing this journey with you.  A journey that is going to force me to take a good hard look at myself.  Not the person I know and love, but the body I hate and despise.

How can I love the person I am so much... but cry at the reflection in the mirror?

I am slowly taking the step to try on more things.  Not judging them from the racks.  And I am sooo surprised.  I am wearing pieces that I would have NEVER thought I would ever wear.  And what is more... I am actually loving them.

Are you ready to take the journey with me?

I am totally in love with these pants.  
They are high wasted (perfect for the muffin top) and so comfortable.  

I am totally in love with this blouse.
The colour is divine and it has a gorgeous detailed neckline.

Virtu Bobbins Scarf
This is the longest, softest and most treasured scarf in my collection.


Outfit gifted to me by Virtu as per my disclosure policy.

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8 comments:

  1. Love this outfit Danni and those pants look like da bomb!

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    1. Thanks Kelly. They are so so comfortable. Thinking of going and getting them in the purple too.

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  2. Don't know what size to order in these pants or how to work it out seeing as they are a Plus size???

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    1. Virtu's clothing goes from size 12 up (who would have thought size 12 was "plus" size...right?) They have a really good sizing chart, but I have found that these pants are a little loose, so if you like them tighter on the waist, I would go one down from the chart. They will exchange anything. Oh, and there are some "real" stores too. Their actual stores are just gorgeous!

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  3. I am the complete opposite D, am more fashionable now than I ever was! Still a huge dag though ;) Love your outfit here - especially the scarf & look forward to following your journey xx

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    1. Well you just suck Renee. :p I think the past 12 months I have been figuring out what "style" I am. Now that I am comfortable with a particular look that I like - I am enjoying just trying as many things as I can.

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  4. You look beautiful Danielle! And like Dani always says to me, smile dammit, this is supposed to be fun. :P

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    1. Awww... thanks. And I know right. I am still training Brett to take a damn photo (he took literally 50 this day), so I was a bit over it in the end. Most were out of focus or cutting my head off. ::Sigh:: Might use the tripod next time. :p

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