When life changes and your days are now filled with new challenges – what can you do but change with it right? Recently I have been busier than normal and as well as performing, writing music and being a mum – I am also back to work after a fabulous break on maternity. With these new changes in mind – I found myself wondering if it was time to change my wardrobe. After all, my days used to be full of running around changing nappies and singing “wind the bobbin up” and now they are spent learning new terminology, policies and procedures as well as juggling caseloads.
Being the “new girl” is daunting enough without wondering what on earth to wear right? Of course, after a good old binge on Pinterest, I realised that I don’t actually have to wear blacks, greys or in fact any other neutral colours to the office. This got me thinking (dangerous I know) but I was so inspired by “alternative” corporate looks that I decided to focus on finding/blogging about work wear options because well, that’s what my life is made up of and life is too short to wear boring work clothes right?
Balance – it’s a juggling act right? Where do you draw the line between working to earn money to pay bills and working on your hobbies to stay happy? Creative humans similar to myself always feel that this is the biggest struggle when it seems that you need to spend money to get money. One of the biggest adjustments I have found when becoming a mum is how to find time to fit “me” stuff in. When I had my little girl the amount of people who told me I would never do anything else in life was deafening. It destroyed my soul – temporarily. Then I created something called balance and decided that I was going to adjust and find time to still do the things that I loved. It sometimes meant getting up when it was pitch black or staying up and burning the midnight oil – but it was all worth it. I am a worker bee and love tasting the honey when it comes in.
“Balance is not something you find; it is something you create.”
Girls Who Want Curls Need Curlettes In Their Lives! Simple.
“Like a queen crowned with curls” – having bouncy curly whirly hair is something not everyone is blessed with.
Since adopting The Curly Girl method on my own hair, I have managed to improve the overall condition of my own hair. However, it still isn’t quite how I would like to wake up. Of course, going with what my mamma gave me – I’m not complaining. I have natural beach waves that some people would pay good money for. Having lusted over big full and bouncy curls parading themselves all over social media recently, I knew I had to try and investigate further.
I have tried a lot of sleep in rollers, curlers and plaits and never really been a fan of them. I like my undisturbed sleep! But when I heard about “Curlettes” – comfy curls for vintage girls.
I knew I had to test them out.
Sixties style on a shoestring. Fabulous budget buys that won’t break your bank!
Welcome to the sixties woaaah oh oh oohh ohhhh oh (sic – Hairspray)
Yes, whenever I think about the swinging sixties, I just cannot help but hum that famous tune from Hairspray the musical. Okay so obviously the sixties are SO much more than big hair and catchy tunes but it’s a good place to start right?! For those of you who regularly read my blog, you will know that I am a big advocate for “wearing whatever ya like.” I think it’s important to express yourself through your own style. My personal preferences change from season to season and I have always been described as a person who “wears their mood.” View Post
As you know, I am not shy of big hair. The bigger the ‘do – the closer to God right. I love nothing more than huge bouncier than life curls or a straight up into the sky kind of beehive up-do. Having long (naturally wavy) hair can sometimes be a burden too – that’s why I learnt to deal with it! I am in no way shape or form “good at hair” and definitely do not proclaim to be a whizz at up-dos or anything of the sort. I just know how my hair handles and what I can make it do and not do.