When we first come into the world we’re on our own, sure we have friends and family surrounding us but we go through the Game Of Life as one until we meet our match and become two. Of course it’s not quite as simplistic as that – there’s the trials, tribulations, life lessons, laughter and heartbreak that come along the way but it wouldn’t be life without them. As a two it’s natural to want to become a three I mean who wouldn’t want to create a little who’s half of you both? Watching Sadie grow and become her own little person is magic and beyond anything we could have ever imagined and she’s a real chip off the old block, my mini me if you will so to announce that Craig and I are expecting another Wild in May 2018 is an absolute delight.
So the cat is officially out of the bag and hopefully this might put the missing piece in the jigsaw as to where the devil I’ve been and where my fashion content has disappeared to, let’s just say I wasn’t feeling my freshest in the beginning! Finding out I was expecting for the second time was a true blessing as I discovered I was pregnant just days before I was due to have a second laparoscopy to treat my endometriosis. Endometriosis is never really something I’ve spoken about on Cagney & Lace but it’s a frustrating and often debilitating condition that few even know about (s0 much so that it took around 4 years to be diagnosed myself – learn more about it here) so to find out I didn’t have to have an operation with recovery similar to a c-section was the icing on the cake, in fact it felt surreal, like winning the lottery.
I’m finding my second pregnancy completely different to my first which I’ve heard is incredibly common although my first trimester was just as tough as my first trimester with Sadie, in fact it was probably harder with a toddler in tow and a house move but I’m happy to say I’m now in the second trimester and feeling a lot more like myself. Unsurprisingly, almost three years on from my first pregnancy and maternity fashion hasn’t come on leaps and bounds – it’s like retailers expect us to give up our identity and dress in a frankly boring fashion. Second time round I’m learning from my mistakes and trying to only buy maternity bottoms, adopting the size up method for everything else. Case in point are these faux leather leggings from Topshop, they’ve got the perfect over the bump band but you’d never know they were maternity with the addition of a longer length jumper. Introducing the pink knit I’ve had more compliments on this season than I can count on one hand, H&M are the place to go this Winter for knitwear that won’t break the bank and I’ve even gone back and bought the grey too as I’ve worn it so much. If that isn’t a testament to how much I love it, I don’t know what is. The rest of my look is made up of old favourites like my trusty buckled ankle boots which I’ve barely taken off since moving house (I really need to unpack more boxes), my camel coat which thankfully still fits – just don’t ask me to do it up and my & Other Stories flap bag which I wear on the daily.
While I can’t see myself adding too much to my wardrobe throughout my pregnancy one area I’m keen to up my game in is the accessory department. I’m itching to get my mitts on a pair of walking boots after falling in love with a Ganni pair, J Crew made a really good version but sadly they just didn’t fit right so they’re currently awaiting collection from DHL *sobs*. The other area I’m determined to update is my bag collection – it’s no secret that I’ve lusted after a Chanel bag since I was old enough to appreciate fashion and with my 30th coming up in April I’m thinking it might be time to take the plunge as the ultimate gift from me to me. A less spendy carry all I have my eye on is the Mulberry Tenby. I’ve been a Mulberry fan for years but lately their bags haven’t been anything I’ve coveted, until now so watch this space.
What area of your wardrobe are your keen to update for 2018?