“What if…” I would fret during the long dark insomniac hours of the night “I have the baby and life is still shit? What if… all those clothes I have bought for myself to celebrate not being this incredibly weird shape never fit?”
But you have a baby – especially your second – and life improves immeasurably. Night feeds are a piece of piss once you can get in and out of bed reasonably easily. And, second time round, a bit of broken sleep is nothing. NOTHING. When you had your first baby you didn’t understand what it meant to be tired and it freaked you out. Now, being a little bit tired is normal. Having too much sleep is weird.
Anyway, so although I can’t fit into all of my new threads quite yet, I quite often open my cupboard and stroke them lovingly, as I channel daydreams about my future through them.
We’ll start with my favourite thing ever, which is actually a handbag. I bought FOUR new handbags in the darkest hours of my pregnancy, because they are a thing you can use no matter how fat you are. This is from Kate Spade and it’s the first “expensive” handbag that I’ve ever had – I say “expensive” because it was not wildly so – it was not £500, it was £178 in a 25% off sale.
Anyway I LOVE IT. If I had been braver, I would have got it in green. I still might. This will be irritating for my readers who are not in London, but you cannot buy this online – only in one of two Kate Spade stores – one in Westfield and one in Sloane Square. I think this is incredibly childish of Kate, but she’s from New York and they don’t half think they’re special over there.
|BOUGHT THIS WITH MY OWN MONEY – it is called a “Little Curtis”|
Next, my obsession with Hush, a sort of upmarket Gap I suppose. It’s a catalogue-based company and they really work that catalogue – it’s just really nice, I totally fancy all the models.
|GOT SENT THIS FOR FREE|
|BOUGHT THIS WITH MY OWN MONEY FROM MANGO|
|BOUGHT THIS WITH MY OWN MONEY|
|BOUGHT THESE WITH MY OWN MONEY|
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