For much of my life I have worn a uniform - first a school uniform, then my patrol uniform for working with Sea Turtles at night moving to smart wear for teaching. Suddenly I'm uniform less and it's taken me a while to discover my style as I now have freedom to dress the way that I want when I want as a Stay at Home Mum. For the last 6 years I have lived in my jeans for me to wear a skirt of dress it's been very rare and although I feel comfortable it's not the look that I have wanted for me. Nomads Clothing is an ethical, fair trade and often use organic cotton in their clothes and flicking through the images on their website it's exactly the sort of look that I was after.
I love comfortable clothes that make it easy to be a mum, if they are produced ethically like much of our food is and organic then I feel confident spending more money on them as I know they will last and the money will be returned to the growers of the cotton and linen as well as back to the communities that spin the threads and make the fabrics up as well as sew the clothes.
As a Mum I spend my time playing on the floor, cooking, cleaning, working in the garden and any other number of jobs and events that the kids do. But as a working mum running my own business I have to combine those typical Mum activities with sitting at a computer attending meetings and events ranging from talking about the latest products to visiting the House of Parliament to talk about reading with MP's and members of the House of Lords.
When looking through the dresses on the Nomads Clothing site - the cord shift dresses caught my eye - I love the look on my daughter, she is comfortable, warm and it looks smart or casual depending on her shoes, hair style and top we use underneath so seeing one in Ochre and Plum tones I was inspired to order - I love purple and have a favourite pair of boots from Hotter in a Purple/Burgandy colour which are my go-to autumn and winter boots.
Combining the shift dress which is fair trade so I know the communities that were part of the production of the dress with one of the plain organic cotton t-shirts made a perfect look for me - a pair of thick wool tights to keep my legs warm wherever we are and my boots and I am ready to change my style from jeans to dresses this season.
So far - we've been to church and my friend commented on the pattern on the dress catching her eye, a school production and even a country walk to watch the deers at Holkham Hall (complete with bright GREEN wellies which didn't really go but did keep my feet warm!)
Finding a style that works for me - in this new stage of my life now I'm not tied to uniform is an ongoing process but now I know where to find Ethical Stylish clothes that suit my figure and are comfortable to wear as well as taking me from the school run to a meeting with brands and back to parents evening I will be adding some more items to my Christmas Wish List.
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