In just under 3 weeks I'll be heading off down to London for my third BritMums Live and I haven't got a clue what to wear. I'll confess right here and now: I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to "fashion" and as I work from home these days I rarely think about putting together an outfit. So working out what to wear for 2 days away (when those outfits will not end up smeared in food or paint or felt tip or whatever else Little Man usually throws at me) is both exciting and rather alarming!
I am liking the idea of "white" because when else can I wear white without it getting grubby within minutes of putting it on? But my outfit also needs to be practical - it needs to be comfortable, it can't crease too easily, and it needs to take up minimum space in my suitcase (so I have room for all those goodies as for the first year ever I am going home by train without my trusty husband to lend a hand in carrying everything!)
I'm thinking that the easiest way of hitting all of those points is to think of outfits which work well together - something I can wear casual during the day on Friday but dress up for the evening, seeing as though Emma is a BiBs Finalist and I want to celebrate with her in style! I've always skipped off early on the Friday night for a "date night" with TJ so I've not actually been to the BiBs party before... do people dress up for it?
I'm also torn between summery dresses and skirts and a more casual leggings ensemble. I've thought about wearing a dress before but ended up being far more casual the past couple of years. To be honest, the first year I was still very much in the "new mummy" stage of simply throwing on some clothes without even thinking about it, so I can't even remember what I wore. And last year I wore jeans and a tee on both days. So this year I really ought to make a bit more of an effort...
So what do you think? Are any of my 3 outfit ideas look better than the rest? Or would you suggest a different combination? I could really do with your suggestions!
These two made my mini fashion shoot so much fun (and made me far less self-conscious about it) so I had to include these photos... these are definitely going down as "Joy in the Everyday Moments" memories!