6 weeks ago, we met the most divine little creature.
Her name is Elliott Mae and she is a joy.
She also makes me a mother of 2 under 2 (eek! HTF did that happen haha).
Life is busy, it’s hard and it flashes by in the blink of an eye. I feel like I’m winning on the days I actually get to shower (washing my hair is next level and I haven’t picked up the hair dryer since Elliott was born).
And I know there are a lot of you out there feeling the same (whether your kids are 5 weeks, or 5 years old!) so I wanted to put together a list of things that I’m loving right now, and that are helping me add a little style to my crazy, spew-stained days right now.
Here are just few things I’m loving right now.
I had a pair before I got pregnant and I liked them. Now, post pregnancy I’m living in them and LOVING them! I prefer the biker-style with the detailing on the legs (they feel less like leggings) and I’m wearing my normal size because of the huge amount of stretch in them!
The genius in these pants in the flat panel across your tummy, it not only holds everything in, it also comes up high enough to keep everything in.
A god-send when all I want to do is wear normal clothes again.
Lucky I had another girl because pink was my only choice for this gorgeous baby bag.
There are so many great bags on the market, but I love this one because (well duh, it’s pink), you can wear it as a backpack, shoulder bag, cross body or hand held with the convertible strap.
The back-pack style is perfect when I’m trying to wrangle the two little ones, but I can just grab the top handle when I’m running out the door.
I also love the easy-to-access wipe dispenser on the side which means I don’t have to rumble around IN the bag to find wipes when Emmie has made a mess with her fluffy (like every. single. time)
WANT TO WIN ONE? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS BELOW YOUR BEST NEW-MUM STYLE TIP (more info at the end of the post)
I ain’t got time to think about things like arm-holes haha! This gorgeous merino wrap from luxury Melbourne label, Sassind has been my go-to throw on warmth. It’s perfect for snuggling at home on the couch, rushing into daycare from drop-offs and also is great for breast-feeding.
It’s lightweight, and can be wrapped around your body in heaps of different ways. I can throw it in the baby bag and just pull it out when I need it.
This soft, sublime wrap would be the perfect baby-shower present for an expecting friend, or just a great everyday piece even if your aren’t a new mum or mum-to-be!
These are a staple in the NZ “mum uniform” but I can totally understand why! They are ridiculously comfortable, yet slightly more elegant than a basic trainer.
I’ve got a pair from about 2 seasons ago and I LOVE them! They are especially easy for a new mum (or a heavily pregnant mum-to-be) because you simply ‘Slip and zip” – no annoying laces that take time and effort to do up haha.
I’ve been rocking mine with dresses and pants alike, now the only questions is, which colour will you choose!
WANT TO WIN A BABYMEL BABY BAG?
Simply tell me in the comments below your most useful new-mum style tip that made (or would make) your life that little bit easier.
My favourite tip will WIN!
So these are some of the things that are keeping me sane right now. They are both useful and stylish (my favourite combo). But my most stylish accessory is my wee little Lottie…. ♥
Until Next Time, In Love & Style Always,
COMPETITION Ts & Cs:
This is a game of skill. All entries will be judged on their creativity by me.
The giveaway is open to New Zealand residents over 18 years of age. It commences on Monday June 18th 2018 and closes on Thursday June 28th, 2018. The winner will be decided on Friday June 29th, 2018 and then contacted via email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours to our email, another winner will be chosen. By entering this competition, entrants accept that I will email the winner with the email provided and publish their name on this blog post and that your email will be added to the Chasing Cait mailing list.
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