Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Outside My Comfort Zone: Work Wear

I knew from the second I read the topic for OMCZ 22 that I'd struggle a bit. The topic is work wear but I don't work. I have no clothes that I'd consider work clothes as I instantly think to office attire and I've not stepped foot in an office since I went on maternity leave over 2.5 years ago.

However who's to say what I do isn't work? I'm a stay at home mum. I may not get paid but I am on call 24/7. This week alone I have spent three sleepless nights being a nurse, a comforter and an entertainer to three children who have been unwell, unable to sleep and in need of cuddles and distractions. All the while I have been unwell but unable to rest because I cannot (and will not) let them down. It's a harder job than the call centre I used to sit at taking abuse for 8 hours a day. It's more emotionally draining than the ambulance job I had before that. So it is work. Hard work. And I love it! So I'm going to show you some of my "work" wear.

I start my day between 4 and 6am. And for the first couple of hours I wear nothing. These little guys don't judge!

I can put on whatever I fancy. Clashing prints? Who cares! Antlers? Why not!

Dress and leggings: Everything5Pounds
Antlers: Wilkos

And sometimes my little toddler picks stuff out for me. In Asda on monday he picked me out some socks. How can I say no?

So there you go. Its not officey but a glimpse into what I have worn this week while working my bottom off to be the best mummy I know how.

I hope the other #OMCZ girls can give you more work related inspiration than I did:

Becky Brown
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  1. This is adorabbbllee, I love it! infact it made me smile! Big hug to all of the mums out there who put up with lively kids like us!! you have three boys right?

    1. Haha thank you! I do have 3 boys; an extremely lively toddler (2 years 9 months) and 6 month old teething twins. Never a dull moment with three under 3! X

  2. LOVE IT! I love how you made the theme yours. Good going hun and what you do it work and it's bloody hard work at that!


    1. Thank you! I didn't want to miss another OMCZ so I had to do something. It is hard work but also a lot of fun... er sometimes! xx

  3. I too love how you made this challenge your own. Mums are magic, so who cares what you wear?! x

    1. Thanks! To be fair the small people are the ones that make parenting magical. I like to try and make an effort sometimes but most of the time I just throw on whatever haha x

  4. I love it and I take my hat off to you, I only have one child and that is hard work so three must be exhausting!! I love the socks I couldn't say no if my son picked those out either they are so cheerful!! I hope they are feeling better xx

    1. I have to admit I do love the bright socks but theyre very thick stocking material. Funky pop socks basically so I was sliding around like a crazy woman!
      3 is exhausting but theres always something new to get excited about. Babies just started rolling and sitting up, toddler wrote his name for the first time last night. Looove it! Xx

  5. So cute! Yay for antlers, I'm wearing some now :D I love the dress and the socks, will have to take a look. I love the first pic of you and your little'uns, so adorable :)

    1. Hee thanks that was a rare moment of calm I had to capture it. :D
      There are some similar dresses on the everything5pounds site, im tempted to stock up x

  6. This is brilliant Katt. Your home is your office and so you showed us how to dress. :) it looks awesome and I love the socks. :) You look so great!!

  7. well done for still participating, I love the antlers and socks x