Now, this post is for everyone out there having an issue with finding clothing to wear while awaiting the arrival of their little’un. I am awful when it comes to fashion, and have always chosen comfort over style. Still hasn’t changed now.
I have been feeling really quite rubbish the last few weeks, most of my clothes have been folded up and put into a box under the bed until the day comes that I can fit into them again (that seems a long way away, mind). I have developed the baby blues and baby isn’t here yet. Just because my body is reverting back to the larger version of itself, having lost so much weight and what not.
I’ve been struggling to find stuff within my price range that will last me these last few months of pregnancy, it has proved quite difficult. I first resorted to buying stuff in a size bigger than normal, to give me a bit of room to grow. A great idea, but I look as though I’m wearing a tent most of the time.
I have trawled all of the high street stores, matalan, Jojo maman bebe, mother care, even the bigger supermarkets, but everything is so over priced! I mean come on! Why should we have to pay just to have the shape of the garment re aligned. In simple terms…
I was not paying over the odds for something I will probably only wear a handful of times…
I’m making as much as I can from my jeans. Buttons are being held on with a hair bobble at the moment, but that will soon come to an end I reckon.
I’ve bought a few cheap maternity vests from ASDA, they’re nice and not bad at £7 a piece.
Having looked around and around and around pretty much everywhere I decided to change tactic. It occurred to me that there will be some pre-loved items out there being moved on by some ex-preggers Momma’s.
I went onto the Facebook market place, and after 10-15 minutes of browsing I found what I had been looking for. A really lovely floral print Next Maternity maxi dress in size 16 and only 10 minutes down the road. for £10 I couldn’t let this go.
Having contacted the seller, and having arranged collection, here is what came of it. £10, well spent. The item is like new! (Idris had to make an appearance of course).
Thank you Facebook market place! I look forward to finding more bargains!
The dress is so comfy, it’s light, it’s airy and the print is gorgeous. Navy blue, light blue, white, pink and grey.
In the past, I have been a bit of a snob when it comes to second hand. But the short period of adulthood that I have experienced has taught me that actually, times are hard. Not everyone can afford brand new clothing. I have learned that I am one of those people. But since finding for sale or swap sites, and Facebook market place, I have been amazed by the quality of some of the stuff I have come across.
Here’s a quick list of the stuff that is second hand in my home, we couldn’t afford brand new stuff when we moved in, and our friends and family were so generous, but also the second hand shops came in really handy:
- TV unit
- Coffee table
- 3 Piece suite
- DVD cabinet
- CD cabinet
- Dining table and chairs
- Double bed in the spare room
- Lawn mower
- Vacuum cleaner
- Chest of drawers
I am not ashamed of my second hand treasures. Because that’s exactly what they are! Treasures, that made our house, our home.