I don’t get much of a chance to dress up these days, finding myself mostly in activewear (it feels like I’ve spent the past three years in yoga pants!), or maybe jeans at a push if I’m feeling particularly glamorous.
But when the husband and I had a rare evening baby-free to go out for dinner last week, I decided to slip into my new trousers, throw a fabulous coat over my shoulders and lift my spirits by stepping out in high heels. A bit of extra make up and a large gin and I felt like my old self again, for a few hours at least.
We went to the newly opened St Andrews Brewing Co (review coming soon) and even though we took turns in barely being able to keep our eyes open, it felt good to focus on each other for a while (and eat a hot meal from start to finish, uninterrupted). Spending time together, making time to listen to each other, I think, is one of the most important parts of a relationship. It shows interest in and respect for one another. Even though we are loving being a family of four, spending time together as a couple is still great fun and is something to be valued and nurtured – one day, it will be just the two of us again once our babies are all grown up and, hopefully, settled in their own lives.
Despite feeling somewhere near myself in this outfit, I never feel quite right when wearing this coat. It was gifted to me by the PR just before Christmas and I genuinely love it (it’s super soft and I really like the oversize shape) but it doesn’t seem to blend with my personal style and existing wardrobe, despite the monochrome colour palette. So, even though I’m super grateful for having received it as a gift, I have decided to give it away so that someone can love it and wear it. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is comment on this post as to why you think you could offer it a loving home.
Meantime, I’ll be running around in my stretchy trousers and hoody.
I’m Wearing: top, Next (old); trousers, Winser London (current, gifted); coat, Great Plains (AW19, gifted); shoes, Jasper Conran at Debenhams (old); bag, charity shop.
Images: Kris Miller.
Location: Shore Terrace, Dundee.
Competition closes on Monday 1 April.