Does stuff make us happy?
Are 10 dresses hung up in the wardrobe better than just the 2 you actually wear? Bottles and bottles of moisturiser, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners and face wash, when a bar of soap Would do?
When you have a couple of hours to kill so you go shopping, feeling a bit blue? Shopping? New job? New outfit! Single? New outfits!!
What has happened to buying once and buying right?
We have become such a throw away society and it’s killing the planet!
We buy so much crap. Let alone the single use plastics we use. We buy into fast fashion, buy an outfit for when we lose weight (we never do) or in a colour we really should wear (but never do). We buy air fresheners that pollute our homes, cleaning products which poison us and eat food that are killing us.
No more!! Not in my house!
Being 22 weekend pregnant my husband and I decided we would take the opportunity to go on a baby-moon which is essentially a holiday whilst pregnant to just be a happy couple and have a bit of us time.
When me and Andrew first got together we went to Venice for our first holiday and it was great although we stayed in a hostel so wasn’t as romantic as it could have been so we decided to go again but this time stay in a hotel. It was much better. We stayed for 4 days 3 nights and really enjoyed it
Before we set off I made sure the travel insurance we purchased covered us should something happen involving my pregnancy and photocopied my pregnancy notes. I even bought flight socks which as I’ve never used any before I can say they are actually surprisingly comfy and my legs didn’t feel quite as “heavy”.
Whilst away I had growing pains once a day for about half an hour and Henry had a growth spurt or more accurately I did. I woke up the day after getting there and my stomach seemed to have sprung out of nowhere but apparently that’s a thing that happens…. Something else which provided entertainment is it was whilst away on this romantic getaway my breasts decided to start leaking clear fluid… Why is pregnancy so God damn sexy!
Packing was a bit hit and miss I wish I had brought lip balm and a different moisturiser for my stomach. It was that cold being January and all, I didn’t wear any of the nice clothes I packed and ended up wearing as many layers as possible and my coat the entire time!
Andrew was really patient with me which was amazing he didn’t rush me and constantly reminded me to go and pee before we left anywhere. Was always there to rub my back when Henry decided to push or pull or whatever it is he has been doing on the inside. So all in all it has been an amazing and very enjoyable trip. I just need a holiday now to recover from this holiday ha ha 😂
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A long story short i am on Instagram and have fallen in love with a store that is run by one of the loveliest women i have ever met.
Her name is Damilola and it is her mission to bridge the gap between trendy and vintage.
Damilola also takes the time and effort to source the clothes from a good quality supplier of vintage wear, rather than just ordering it all online and it turning up a week later. She likes to feel the clothes and really get a sense of how they can be worn. Whilst also making sure her customers are getting the quality they deserve.
I met up with her in Manchester a few weeks ago to look at some of the clothes that were available, now because I’m not rich and because Damilola isn’t running a free gift shop i only came away with 2 pieces of clothing…all though i wanted everything!
The clothing that she showed me was all very good quality, nice thick and heavy material that typically screams vintage. It has lasted this long so it should last a life time.
I would definitely recommend buying stuff from her, it is all unique and once that one item has gone its gone so you need to make sure your quick!
Here are some Images in the stuff that i purchased. This lovely cream jumper/top It is perfect for this time of year, its too warm for big coats and jackets but too cold not to have at least a jumper on. I wore this without having anything on underneath apart from under wear. It didn’t itch my skin or anything.
Below is my favourite top, its a denim colour material, 100% cotton. I love the pattern on the front, really sweet. This you can wear buttoned up or you can have it open like a jacket, both ways work really well and if your wearing anything high wasted you can even turn it into a crop top by tying the bottom together. Again, great for the time of year, its substantial enough to keep you warm with out it being over bearing!
Here are links to Damilola’s site:
Much love x