06/04/2015

The OOTD That Wasn't

If there's one thing I said I'd never post here on Inked Hibiscus, it was outfit posts. In the age of the selfie, I very rarely come across full body photographs of myself, let alone take them. Being not all that body confident means there's barely a cursory glance in the mirror before leaving the house, only to ensure my knickers aren't on over my jeans. This blurry mess of a photograph, that makes my face look a million times darker than the rest of me, happened on a coffee date, with the original four musketeers and the latest two smallies to join our gang.

But, on a day to day basis, here's what you'll find me in. Skinny jeans, a long slouchy tee, Converse and a leather jacket. Of course, these are interchangeable. Sometimes I wear a hoodie. Or shiny silver Vans. But the base of my outfits rarely changes. Not so much fashionista, as busy mama. My wardrobe is pretty bland, but it works for me, at the moment.



There's nothing wrong with that. Before Caelen came along, I'd buy a whole new outfit "just because". I'd spend a huge chunk of my wages every week updating my wardrobe. And there's nothing wrong with that. I was footloose, fancy free, and had money burning a hole in my pocket. These days, the majority of what I'm wearing comes from sale rails and Penneys. And there's nothing wrong with that either.

My priorities have changed. I'd rather buy new clothes and toys for Caelen, than for myself. I'd prefer to have a cheeky bottle of wine and a takeaway on a Saturday night, than buy a dress I'd be waiting months to wear, if at all. I have an array of excuses, from wanting to lose weight, to having nowhere to go, to justify buying something that wasn't Penneys finest.

Some day, I'll find myself not relying on jeans as much. I have a stash of pretty dresses and skirts in my wardrobe that are crying out for an outing. But for now, while I still have to run around after Caelen, I'd rather not bare my behind when I bend down. And until then, this is the outfit post that wasn't.



 

4 comments:

  1. Leather jackets and converse are amazing! and as a Mum you are going the extra mile bothering to wear something other than a track suit! :P

    vihsee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I don't think I even own a tracksuit! Though I did cave this time last year and bought my first pair of leggings. They're strictly for wearing around the house though!

      Collette
      xo

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  2. ugh so no what you mean! Anytime I try to wear something nice my daughter mucks it up. I'm comfortable in joggers and hoodie and nowadays I take comfort over anything!!

    Aine Oh

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    1. Isn't it always the way? Every time I try to dress nicer, it ends up covered in grass. Or chocolate. Or Caelen's lunch/dinner/snack. One day, we can dream!

      Collette
      xo

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