Over 40 Fashion and The Fourth Trimester

With a little over three weeks to go

Until our baby girl is due to arrive

It is time to start thinking beyond pregnancy

To the fourth trimester

I am very much looking forward

To finding my feet as a mummy of 5

Four children here with us

And Baby Tilda in the sky

There will be all the logistics to negotiate and fine tune

And there will be acceptance that my baby making days are over

That our family is complete

And that the baby in my arms will be my last

With all the last firsts

Comes mini steps to reclaiming some of me for me

Beginning with my body

And I am enjoying thinking about what my mummy style is going to be

This spring and summer

And also in the longer term

This spring and summer

All being well

I will be breastfeeding Sprinkle

And I will be in no real rush

To lose my baby weight

So I am going to be wearing loose fitting clothes

That are comfortable

Cover a multitude of sins

And offer easy, discreet access for feeding

Here are some of the items of clothing

That have caught my eye so far

A check shirt is perfect to throw on in the summer

Great with linen trousers or denim shorts

I love this coral check from Chums

chums-coral-check-blouse

This denim print blouse is pretty

And would be perfect with a white gypsy style maxi skirt

The blouse is from www.chums.co.uk

chums-denim-print-blouse

This dress from Sugarhill Boutique at John Lewis seems made for me

We are a sailing family

It is called Beatrice

It has a button down top for feeding

And a full skirt

To gently flow over lumps and bumps

A beautiful sun dress for summer

beatrice-dress

This pretty floral top is called Edie!

The elasticated neckline can be pulled down for feeding

Or the top can be pulled up

A vest or bandeau top could be worn underneath

I love the print and the colours

Perfect for spring into summer from Boden

boden-edie-top

One of my favourite brands is Fat Face

And they have a top named just for me

Jenny

That would be perfect for feeding

This popover would be great for feeding

And would look lovely with a floral maxi or midi skirt

And sandals

jenny-broderie-popover-fatface

I think we will be having lots of lazy garden days this summer

But with plenty of visitors to see the new baby

For garden parties and BBQs this Kaftan from Monsoon would be perfect

I love the shape and the print

The perfect post pregnancy summer design

monsoon-lea-tie-dye-longline-kaftan

For going out and about this spring and summer

I think I will often choose Bardot style dresses and tops

They are easy to wear

And meet all the criteria

For a post 40

Fourth trimester mummy

These are two of my favourite finds

From Marks and Spencer

The Water Stripe Bardot Skater Dress

ms-dress

And this stripe bardot top

ms-top

I am determined that this spring summer

I am going to enjoy the fourth trimester

And though I am post 40

Post pregnancy

I am going to prove that I am not past it

I am looking forward to reclaiming a little of me this summer

Starting with developing my sense of style

What do you think of my ideas so far?

This is a collaborative post

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