Friday, 28 June 2013

Britmums Live: What I learnt

Gosh darn-it where do I start?! Britmums Live as a newbie blogger is one of the best moves I have made so far! From the informative sessions to inspiration talks not to mention all the fantastic new people I've met. I've learnt so much all of which I am currently putting into practice but I still have a long way to go. Besides all of the technical/theory bits and bobs, three things stuck in my head....

ONE - Be true to yourself, blog what you want not what you think others want or what you think you should be blogging about. It will never flow as easily if its forced.

TWO - Be passionate, put your all into it, never enter a blog post you feel half hearted about.

THREE - Have fun and use ALL of your creativity to keep your blog unique.

So this got me to thinking, when I begun Little Likely Lads I wanted to create a blog for boys affordable fashion with snippets of our family life. Beaux at the time was only 4 months old and I was still carrying baby weight, I had gotten quite big during my pregnancy and lived in maxi dresses and once I lost the weight I was left with a body I didn't quite recognise and wasn't sure how to dress it. Before I really enjoyed fashion, not particularly following  fashion but enjoyed finding beautiful clothes as a whole, especially vintage goodies. Gradually as time goes on I've got my mojo back and have grown in confidence, i'm enjoying shopping for myself again as well as the little lads.

From this I have decided to include a 'Me Too' section,  I have dabbled in this a little on the blog but from now on I will make it a weekly feature. This section will be about affordable cool fashion for us mummy's having to get ready in a hurry.

NOW lets talk about TK Maxx, if you are a regular on the blog you will know I am always harping on about them!  Well imagine my absolute delight when I discovered they were sponsors at Britmums Live! I could barely keep it together especially when we booked in for a personal consultation with a TK Maxx Stylist.

I was feeling fairly confident in my Friday outfit but I wanted to get a few tips from the professional. I noticed that when I find something that suits me, I can get in a rut and just buy similar variations of basically the same thing. I wanted to get some fresh ideas on new styles that would suit my shape.

I came away with some golden tips 'Always buy jeans in a smaller size, they should pinch slightly when trying them on in the dressing room, the fabric in jeans mean they will stretch when warmed up, hence the baggy knee and bum syndrome I sometimes get'.

 I also came away with these beautiful Harem Pants! When she handed them to me, my first thoughts were 'you must be confusing me with a tall and skinny lady!! they are going to look awful!' I had once been advised to stay away from Harem Pants, that they are not for curvy girls but I now think they were wrong. The Stylist advised me to look for lightweight materials that skimmed over my thighs and don't cling and always opt for a higher waist line. And I love these! They look great with high heels or flat sandals! Love! Love! Love!

Blouse Jigsaw (from Charity Shop) £2 Harem Pants TK Maxx £14.99 Sandals Primark £8


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