What Mama Wore - Joy the Store

I've been meaning to get this post live for a while but with this and that it's sat sitting in my drafts waiting for words. Today I managed to sneak out the house (Tom's with the kids of course!) and go nurse a coffee whilst tap tapping away at my laptop. Sitting in a cafe blogging never fails to make me feel cosmopolitan, like I'm a little bit Carrie Bradshaw. Once when Tom and I were travelling together and I opened my laptop whilst the kids were sleeping to answer some emails he said 'you look just like that woman, tapping away at your keyboard'. I was all like 'oh I know! You mean Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City?' his reply? 'NO! I meant the other lady, y'know Angela Lansbury! From Murder She wrote!'...not quite what I was going for.. ;)

We snapped these pics a few weekends ago on a trip to our favourite blue and yellow building (otherwise known as IKEA). I've worn this top with so many outfits since and is the perfect fit, especially for someone like me with a longer tummy. If you fancy a bargain then it's only £7 at the moment, I bought it in a 12 and I'd say I'm sort of a 10/12 currently.

The skirt is an Aztec skirt from Valley of the Dolls and it's such a lovely fit as well as print. I hadn't bought anything from Joy for a good few years funny enough and I'm really impressed with the quality. I used to buy their dresses pre-motherhood but as I have a longer torso and am fairly tall they always used to come up quite small on me, since buying this skirt though I have a bunch more items in my virtual shopping basket. This season is my favourite and I love the idea of high necks, midi skirts tights and chunky knit jumpers!

My shoes are from Boden which are another item I am literally wearing to death! SO good for the dreaded school run!

Right my coffee is cold, better get back to the kiddos! I hope to have a few more outfit posts up soon so do let me know if you like this kind of thing! x

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