Friday 24 March 2017

Momma On The Go


I hope you are all well and enjoying the bit of sunshine we're having. I wanted to share this look with you all and also how I manage to be on the go most day. I find it so important to be out and about and have my own independence especially now having Sienna.

From the first week she was born I made it my business to get out, even when Chris wanted me to stay home. I just needed to get the first car ride, that first walk out of the way. I wanted to feel confident moving her in and out of the car and getting my independence back before Chris went back to work.

I know its very hard to adjust to parenthood especially when your other half goes back to work. I think the longer you leave it to do those small things that scare you, they harder they seem. I loved being out and about with Sienna and being able to go to events and do the normal things I did before she was here.

After having a baby it's often a daunting time, hormones and emotions are at an all time high and it's not just you anymore, you have a tiny human to take care of. The last thing on your mind is packing up everything and the kitchen sink and heading to the local cafe for a cuppa. I know this might seem like nothing to most of you but for a new Mam this is a huge ordeal.

My advice is to just do the things scare you, put yourself out of your comfort zone, everything always seems more stressful than it really is. Oh and always give yourself an extra hour to get ready haha. you never know what might happen! Poo explosions, spit up, feeding time!

I love being out and about and being busy, it's just who I am. I also think it is good for the baby to be out and meeting people. It will help with later on when they begin to make strange. Sienna is usually great in every situations, I bring her to events and even meetings. I definitely put it down to bringing her with me when she was really young. My mam always says we are always off somewhere :)

I hope you found this post helpful, I will link the outfit below.

Love Grace xox

Top is Zara here
Jeans are River Island here
Shoes are River Island here
Baby Carrier is Clevamama here
Tank top is Vero Moda here

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Get Your Spring Wardrobe Ready

Baby Blue dress from River Island here

Cream Smock dress River Island here

T shirt is River Island here

Dress is Boohoo here

Dress is Boohoo here

Black boots are River Island here

Denim Jacket is Boohoo here
Pink Jumper is Boohoo here

Denim Shirt dress is Boohoo here

Black Dress is Boohoo here

 Black Shoes River Island here

Black Skirt is River Island here

Jeans are River Island here

I hope my little post helps inspire your spring wardrobe. I will definitely be picking up some of these pieces to wear when the weather gets warmer.

Love Grace

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Monday 20 March 2017

Sienna's Night Time Routine

Hey Dolls,

I've been getting a lot of questions about Sienna's night time routine lately since I spoke about it on Snapchat. I started her routine pretty early on when we first took her home from the hospital and it's worked since then. It's my favourite part of the day and I just love the bond we have.

I start her routine off most nights with a warm bath, she plays for a while but the bath helps her to relax too. I use baby products which contain lavender and relaxing ingredients to help her sleep. 

After her bath I give her a massage, this helps to relax her body and its just so nice. She loves it. I attended a baby massage class when Sienna was just 2 weeks old and learned how to massage her properly. My pregnancy yoga instructor Elaine runs the baby massage classes, I'll link her website here

After her massage I get her dressed in a clean vest and baby grow and have a cuddle. When she was newborn I always did skin to skin and she loved it but now that she's bigger she won't lie still. I play nursery rhymes from my spotify or read her a story and give her a feed. Sometimes I rock her on my rocking chair in her nursery. Without fail she falls asleep with no fuss or moaning. Its like she knows its bedtime and falls into a deep sleep.

This is just my routine and how I do things and I know it won't work for everyone and each baby is different but try a few things and find out what is best for you and your baby.

I hope this helps

Love Grace xox


Thursday 16 March 2017

Look Good, Feel Better

Hey Dolls,

I have learned over the years the putting effort into my appearance always makes me feel better. As someone who suffers from anxiety and has been depressed in the past, sometimes the idea of having a shower and getting dressed is so much harder than it seems. When I was in the depths of depression I would have panic attacks at the thoughts of a shower and facing the world.

On my down days I always find the best thing to pull myself out of it is getting dressed up and putting a bit of makeup on. I don't know what it is about getting done up but It always makes me feel better. I think looking in the mirror and looking better than I'm feeling helps to lift my spirits.

I've had messages in the past from followers asking me how I manage to get up and go. Some mornings I don't feel like getting up and facing the world but once I get over the initial thought I'm fine.

After my dad passed away I made my Mam a little sign to remind her to put on her makeup everyday. Each morning she when she looked in the mirror and seen the sign she put on some of her makeup and she always felt a bit better.

Even if you're not going out I always say if you're not feeling great don't mope around the house in your pyjamas, getting into the shower, put on a nice outfit, a slick of makeup and look in the mirror and tell yourself you're beautiful. It will help, I promise.

Here is a link to the items in this look.
Jeans are River Island here
Jacket is River Island here
Shoes are River Island here
Jumper is Zara here

Hope this post helped. 

Love Grace xox

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Wednesday 15 March 2017

Pink To Make The Boys Wink

Hey Dolls,

I am obsessed with this jumper and when I spotted it in penny's I didn't really think much of it to be honest. It was only when I got it home and tried it on did I fall in love. It's the perfect shape, so comfortable & the sleeve detail is so cute.

Dressing for your new post baby body can be hard, lord knows I know how hard. I found it so hard to adjust to my new body and it took me quiet awhile to be able to go out shopping again and to finally get my style back. I don't miss maternity wear that's for sure.

One thing I have found when shopping is going one size up then you normally would. I find buying jeans the biggest struggle. I went from a size 10 to a size 16 and now I'm only accepting that buying an 18 is more comfortable. For months I was squeezing myself into my size 16 river island molly's and it was just so uncomfortable. I find going one size up so much better, it's not only more comfortable but you feel better because you're not poured into your  jeans.

I find that oversized knits like this one from Penny's the best for a post baby belly, it hides that little bump that I just cant seem to get rid of and also is so comfortable. I stay well away from cropped tighter jumpers.

Finally white jeans are acceptable to wear and I love them. They make me feel like spring is here and summer is not too far away. The baby pink of this jumper is one of my favourite colours lately and so fresh for the warmer days. If you want to shop any of these looks check out the links below.

Jumper is Penny's & is in stores now
Shoes are River Island here
Jeans are River Island here
Handbag is DKNY from Kildare Village

Hope you enjoy this post

Love Grace xox

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Monday 13 March 2017

Pastels & Embroidery

Hey Dolls,

This look is so me, I'm obsessed with everything embroidered. I wore this nude leather skirt out last weekend on a night out and I wanted to pair it with this jumper to wear it during the day. I love nude pink with grey, its just very girlie and fresh. This look would also be fab minus the tights once the weather gets a little warmer.

I will link all the pieces below for you to shop this look.

Boots ( Similar ) Here
Bag River Island but sold out
Skirt  New look Here
Jumper  New Look Here

Happy shopping

Love Grace xox
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