Say it with Floral’s this Mother’s Day

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Subtle Florals from Stevie May

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Embroidered Summer Dress

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Palm House Florals

This evening as I write this blog post, I find myself reflecting on my somewhat whimsical day.  The morning started within our own little snowglobe, a sense of calm created by delicate pretty flakes, a welcome change from our usual hectic daily routine.

Whilst Georgie gurgled away on his playmat and Henry slept peacefully in bed (very rare beyond 6am), I sat at our window and allowed myself a moment to catch my breath.  The somewhat picturesque view created the perfect backdrop for today’s International Women’s Day celebrations and also for this weekends Mothering Sunday.

Today I had planned to photograph some floral dresses, in the hope of inspiring a Mum or two, to dress up this Mother’s Day.  To banish her usual daily uniform and instead have fun with a bouquet of new season dresses and separates.  However, it suddenly felt very frivolous and silly, especially in the aftermath of #MeToo and Time’s Up.  So I started to question what Mummy Style is…

Was I contributing to the voices of women or empowering them by making my styling suggestions?  Could my pick of the best dresses this March inspire the next Mum to banish her jeans for an embroidered summer dress (let’s forget the weather for a moment)?

Unfortunately, life soon took over (Henry woke up, Georgie became restless) so I had to leave my thoughts at the window.  Until later whilst dancing around Liverpool’s Sefton Park’s Palm House, in my Stevie May dress, feeling like a forgotten Disney princess.  My jeans and jumper were cast aside as I basked in the greenhouse sun, enjoying the prettiness of my ruffles and enjoying my little break from reality.

It was at this moment that I remembered why I had started Mummy Style.  It was to inspire women to embrace their bodies post birth and hopefully guide them through motherhood with a little more confidence.  Whether it’s every day or a moment in time, such as celebrating everything that is incredible about being a Mum this March 11th.

When I was planning what to wear this Sunday, I knew I wanted to wear something feminine.  This new season is promising to be a masterclass in all that is pretty and powerful, with a juxtaposition of delicate blooms in statement silhouettes.  Which in the current mood, proves maybe us Mum’s can have it all.

For today’s shoot, I choose two very different dresses and I was surprised when worn, how they made me feel.  The cotton Stevie May dress by ASOS is my typical go-to shape at the moment.  Oversized in all the right places, highly impractical for the weather and more so for baby weaning fingers.  I loved it.  It draped over my lumps, it evoked everything I love about romance novels and it felt deliciously comfortable.

The next embroidered dress by Zara embodied everything I was avoiding due to my still rounded tummy.  The fitted skirt cried pregnant with my third, but I loved the broderie and the fluted sleeves.  So when I tried it, I was highly surprised at how hard it worked to give me back some shape.  I had hips again, my breasts were not squished into an inch of their lives and the slight sheerness of the sleeves allowed some skin to finally breathe.  & best of all, there was no sign of my Mum-tum.

I just need to add a trench coat, rain mac, padded coat (delete were applicable) and I have the perfect dress this Mother’s Day to proudly celebrate my own mini goals, post-babies.

From Mummy Style, Happy Mother’s Day and please share your own looks with #MummyStyleSunday on Instagram x

Whilst Georgie gurgled away on his playmat and Henry slept peacefully in his bed (very rare beyond 6am), I sat at our window and allowed myself a moment to catch a breath.  The somewhat picturesque view created the perfect backdrop for today’s International Women’s Day celebrations and also for this weekends Mothering Sunday.

Today I had planned to photograph some floral dresses, in the hope of inspiring a Mum or two, to dress up this Mother’s Day.  To banish the usual leggings or jeans and have fun with a bouquet of new season dresses, but it suddenly felt very frivolous and silly.  Especially in the aftermath of #MeToo and Time’s Up.  So I started to question what Mummy Style is…

Was I contributing to the voices of women or empowering them by making my styling suggestions?  Could my pick of the best dresses this March inspire the next Mum to banish her jeans for an embroidered summer dress (let’s forget the weather for a moment)?

Unfortunately, life soon took over (Henry woke up, Georgie became restless) so I had to leave my thoughts at the window.  Until later when I was dancing around Liverpool’s Sefton Park’s Palm House, in my Stevie May dress, feeling like a forgotten Disney princess.  My jeans and jumper were cast aside as I basked in the greenhouse sun, enjoying the prettiness of my ruffles and enjoying my little break from reality.

It was at this moment that I remembered why I had started Mummy Style.  It was to inspire women to embrace their bodies post birth and hopefully guide them through motherhood with a little more confidence.  Whether it’s every day or a moment in time, such as celebrating everything that is incredible about being a Mum this March 11th.

When I was planning what to wear this Sunday, I knew I wanted to wear something feminine.  This new season is promising to be a masterclass in all that is pretty and powerful, with a juxtaposition of delicate blooms in statement silhouettes.  Which in the current mood, proves maybe us Mum’s can have it all.

For today’s shoot, I choose two very different dresses and I was surprised when worn, how they made me feel.  The cotton Stevie May dress by ASOS is my typical go-to shape at the moment.  Oversized in all the right places, highly impractical for the weather and more so for baby weaning fingers.  I loved it.  It draped over my lumps, it evoked everything I love about romance novels and it felt deliciously comfortable.

The next embroidered dress by Zara embodied everything I was avoiding due to my still rounded tummy.  The fitted skirt cried pregnant with my third, but I loved the broderie and the fluted sleeves.  So when I tried it, I was highly surprised at how hard it worked to give me back some shape.  I had hips again, my breasts were not squished into an inch of their lives and the slight sheerness of the sleeves allowed some skin to finally breathe.  & best of all, there was no sign of my Mum-tum.

I just need to add a trench coat, rain mac, padded coat (delete were applicable) and I have the perfect dress this Mother’s Day to proudly celebrate my own mini goals, post-babies.

From Mummy Style, Happy Mother’s Day and please share your own looks with #MummyStyleSunday on Instagram x

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Feeling confident despite the slim fit of this dress

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Blue skies despite the snow earlier in the day

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The heat of the palm house is beautiful

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My perfect Mother’s Day dress

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The end x

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  1. March 10, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    I love this photos, it looks so exotic and inspirational. It definitely makes you want to put on a little spring dress and await the warmer weather

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