*The Precis Petite dress was given to me as a PR sample (Jacques Vert group).*
After over eight months on maternity leave, I had a meeting with my headteacher today. We were to discuss my returning to work. I am not normally one to worry about what I am wearing. I know my body shape and I just go for safe outfits I feel comfortable in. My new Precis Petite dress was what I had in mind for the meeting. However, when I started putting my outfit together yesterday afternoon, I started having doubts.
My list of things to do for the afternoon was longer than my arm. For once, Wriggly was asleep at the same time as Jumpy. I started fretting over what I was going to wear today. Thanks a lot to everyone who took the time to give me their advice and kind words on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter yesterday. You rock, ladies! I love combining yellow and green. The Precis Petite dress as well as a yellow hair clip would be perfect with my Martha Jackson earrings. They’ve been my favourites for months now.
This morning, I was wondering why I had been worrying about what I was going to wear. I realised that for the first time in months, I had had some time to myself.
The girls do not normally nap in sync, so I usually make the most of every minute I get. I end up doing things like unloading the dishwasher, cooking, folding the laundry, tidying up, or having a shower (luxury!). Yesterday, for the first time in months, I paid attention to myself and I am glad I did. I should do it more often. It is nice to make an effort rather than just wearing the same old trousers and tops. Today was a really nice day, full of excitement and chats with colleagues I had not seen in ages. I loved showing Wriggly around.
How do you choose your outfits for important occasions? Do you just wing it with trusty staples from your wardrobe? Or does it take you hours of planning and preparation?
Disclosure: The Precis Petite Spot Print Prom Dress (Jacques Vert Group) was a PR sample. All photos and opinions are my own.