"What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”
Extract from To The Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf, via 1
Vintage 1930s Ponyskin Leopard Print Coat: made by Granny Kiki for Kiki Couture
Black Floral Maternity Dress: in a sale from Asos
Brown Boots: from New Look
Black Faux Fur Hat: a gift from an ex-boyfriend many years ago
Pale Blue Gloves: passed down from Granny Penny
Kate Bush: Ariel
CALLING ALL UK CHARITY SHOPPERS!
There are many wonderful things about being pregnant, and growing a bump twice as large as the usual; but finding maternity and nursing (breastfeeding) clothes is nigh on impossible without resorting to the High Street brands, which I hate to do.
I don't want to have to dress like a dull as dishwater mummy in striped nursing top and leggings just because I'm pregnant, it shouldn't have to be that way! With potentially a few years of breastfeeding ahead of me though, I need all the help I can get from you gorgeous vintage shopping goddesses, to find beautiful second hand nursing clothes, particularly dresses, that don't cost a bomb and help hide the tum...
So if any of you eagle eyed UK based lovelies ever see any size 10 - 12 maxi/nursing dresses (with buttons down the chest, pull down tops or covered slits for the nipples) when you're perusing your local charity shop haunts, please do pick them up for me and I will repay you the money with interest, and many many thanks!
Thank you all so much for your kind congratulations and well wishes!
I look forward to charting my multiple pregnancy progress through this blog in the months to come.