I spent most of my adult life hating on anything 'too' pretty or feminine - glitter, bright colours, empire-waist-anything, under-wire bras, eyeshadow. I took pride in knowing what I liked - boxy clothes that barely touched my body, black-anything, matte-anything, masculine inspired looks that had just the right amount of sex appeal and no amount of 'pretty'.
Then I got pregnant.
I spent the last three months desperately trying to adjust to my changing body and hormones and trying to understand where I fit in to it all. I spent an hour each morning trying to fit my new boobs into my box cut t-shirts wondering why they didn't hang the way they used to, taking them off and sitting shirtless in my closet feeling defeated. What the hell was I going to wear that still made me feel like me? For most of the three months I managed to get away with wearing all of my flowing vintage skirts and dresses while maintaining some sense of self. My square-cut fashion forward clothes did not get any play at all. They just didn't work anymore. I had these new found curves that I did not know how to deal with. And to be honest I didn't really like them. I craved my lean more boyish figure I used to have, when getting dressed was fun and easy and the outfits I wore reflected who I felt I was.
Then something happened. Instead of trying to be who I used to be, I decided to embrace the new me. I felt more feminine. I started to like push up bras, fitted dresses, glittery eyeshadow, coral nail polish, side hair-parts. What?!
I GET IT NOW - bring on the cleavage, and pink lipstick - for me, pretty is in!
Makeup by one of Halifax's best - Vicky Mina