clothes for the day

The last clothes related post was a whopping six months or more ago (how has it been that long?!), when I was in the last weeks of pregnancy, looking like I’d swallowed a beach ball and feeling pretty much the same. Since then I’ve either a) not managed to get out of my pyjamas b) worn only a hoody and sweatpants c) worn clothes covered in baby sick or d) been skinnier than a skinny thing while I battle anaemia. I’ve been feeling pretty poorly, and am eating iron tablets like they’re going out of fashion – at my worst, I had no appetite, would start to pass out on standing and looked, as a friend described me, ‘gaunt’. I’m feeling a little better now, and in honour of the chillier weather and new season, had a rummage through my wardrobe (many, many things to be sold off) and dug out my beloved coats.

T-shirt: Paul Smith Jeans / Coat: eBay / Jeans: H&M via eBay / Clogs: Lotta from Stockholm
Really must find a better place to take pictures than in front of our dilapidated fence.

I’m in love with this coat – it looks really vintage-esque, but isn’t at all, I got it from eBay and it originally came from one high street shop or another. I have an endless problem with buying clothes – I want to limit my effect on the planet as much as possible, but without looking like I’ve dressed in an old hemp sack. I also don’t want to spend a fortune doing it. My main answer is to buy second hand high-street clothing, meaning that you get the style of clothing you’re after, but without making such an impact on the planet – hurrah!

I also rediscovered my boxes of accessories, and had a hard time not wearing everything at once, a la Mr. T (I pity the fool who wears ten necklaces), but in the end went for the hand painted vintage pendant from a charity shop, and beads that I upcycled some time last year. On my feet are my beloved Lotta tan clogs – I’m trying to decide on a new pair for Autumn, and so far I’m torn between the forest green or red Mary Janes and the blue peep toes.

I don’t usually feature the kiddos in outfit posts, because Benjamin wears the usual uniform of jeans-tshirt-sneakers-hoody, and Daisy usually wears something-and-leggings. This particular day, though, Daisy looked so adorable all squished in her knitwear that I had to grab her. The dungarees are from eBay, the shoes are from Mothercare, and the cardigan was knitted by the Husbands mum. Can’t beat a bit of handmade goodness!


  1. Brown Paper & String
    September 30, 2012 / 3:24 pm

    You look just great!!!

  2. sittinginthekitchensink
    September 30, 2012 / 6:41 pm

    Daisy looks so like you! You look fab – love the birdy pendant.

  3. Red Boots
    October 1, 2012 / 12:40 pm

    Oh no, anaemia is the worst. I had it at the tail end of my pregnancy and had to guzzle the dreaded iron tablets. Iron tablets and I just don't get on.My midwife recommended to me, as well as taking the iron tablets, to buy a supplement called Floradix, available from health food stores. It's a vegetable based liquid that you drink, that's great at helping to raise your iron count. It looks pretty vile, but doesn't taste that bad, and you drink a glass of orange juice straight after to help with the iron absorption, and that helps to take the taste away! It's quite pricey and the bottle doesn't last long, but when combined with taking the iron tablets, my iron count went up really quickly, and I felt a lot better in no time. I'd really recommend it, if you're not already taking it! x

  4. zehra
    October 1, 2012 / 5:49 pm

    You both look so beautiful, Daisy looks so much like you! Sorry to hear that you've been so poorly, lacking in iron really sucks. I had to be on pills for three months and was still anaemic! Keep eating broccoli and spinach obviously 🙂 I love your autumnal outfit, especially those shoes!

  5. Lisa
    October 1, 2012 / 10:45 pm

    You look chic and radiant! Hurrah for Autumn x

  6. Anonymous
    October 3, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    i'm so sorry to hear that you're not feeling well. 🙁 but you look beautiful! great coat. and that baby…quite an adorable accessory. 🙂

  7. KatGotTheCream
    October 3, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Oh sweetie, you really are having a rough time of it. It must make all the other challenges doubly hard when you're tired and run down too.But I have to say you look brilliant on it – your hair is so wonderfully long now and I love the outfit – the clogs, the birdie pendant and of course gorgeous Daisy.Keep your pecker up x

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