Last year my hubby bought me a subscription to the Cosmopolitan magazine. I was given a choice as to what I wanted but I chose this one because I wanted something separate from the topic of parenting. I’ve never been into fashion, makeup or girly things. I’ve always worn whatever the heck was in my wardrobe which has either been in there since I was a teen or bought for me by someone else or even hand-me-downs from my best friend.
Since receiving my first ever copy of Cosmo I’ve had green-eyed monster moments of inspiration. As much as I’d never be able to afford that £200 dress (people actually buy those?) I do find myself wishing I had the confidence and body to look that stylish. But one thing mainly on my mind is just how “mummy” my life is rather than defining myself as a woman that has children.
Having a hubby that is not only honest but also 6ft tall (I’m a mere 4ft 7.5in) I do make the effort to wear 4/5in high heels wherever we go, and that usually includes the nature trail and soft play. I find myself getting dirty looks from other women, mothers to be precise, but I quite enjoy that. However, this is the only truly girl thing about me.
I definitely need some new makeup that doesn’t make my face look powdery and old. I desperately need a handbag, the only thing I have is a changing bag which is just not suitable for child free days. I would love some new girly clothes that are comfy enough for lounging days. And heck, throw some shoes in too.
Which one are you; the mum through and through or the woman with child?