New mum chic or ‘just plain eek’? Vote now!

I’ve done it. I’ve made the transition from new-mum-on-maternity-leave to working mum.

I tossed to one side the Cath Kidston change bag that I’ve been using as a nappy-bag-come-handbag for the past year, and packed my Mulberry Alexa-alike (River Island’s finest) with all the essentials: Oyster card, purse, iPhone, lip gloss, compact… and not a baby wipe in sight.

In a makeover worthy of Gok Wan himself, my look has gone from resembling Corrie’s Tracy Barlow (think faded jeans, sloppy t-shirt, scraped back hair & minimal slap) to semi-chic. I’ll be honest, though, I owe a lot to Laura Mercier oil-free tinted moisturiser, MAC concealer and good old Estée Lauder Touch Éclat…

Make up, cosmetics, new mum makeover, Cath Kidston

But while I’m impressed with my transformation, I’m keen to know what you think. Here are the outfits I wore in my first week as a working mum. Have a gander & vote in the poll below!

Working mum chic, fashion, Dorothy Perkins

Outift 1

Working mum chic, fashion, Dorothy Perkins, M&S

Outfit 2

I know, I know, what am I letting myself in for, asking ‘the internet’ to judge my look. I’m like one of those fools on Hot or Not? aren’t I? And I bet you all can’t wait to find out what I wear on week two. (As the theme tune to my favourite TV show goes ‘the only way is up’….)



  1. September 4, 2011 / 10:20 pm

    And I would like to applaud you for wearing heels to work! I still haven’t quite mastered that one yet (apart from wedges and mostly only to weddings).

    • September 9, 2011 / 6:07 pm

      It’s easy when you wear flats on the journey to and from the office! x

  2. Belinda
    September 6, 2011 / 3:53 am

    Re: make up in photo -what’s in the compact? (the swirly marbled pink and brown stuff?)

  3. Sophie
    September 12, 2011 / 9:13 pm

    Much more stylish than my suits! Dorothy Perkins jeans rock too – their skinny’s are super comfy and don’t garrott you round the waist when you sit down!!

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