I've decided I'm going to write a regular post, which will be a word (or phrase) that sums up the past week or so, and as I'll be deciding the word every Friday, I'll be calling it #anFword (a Friday word). It's a given that the F word will inevitably have been a part of my week at several points, so I will be really trying to come up with a different word. But, I give no assurances - there are no guarantees in motherhood, or life! Tee hee.
I'd love to know what word sums up this week, so let me know in the comments below.
This week #anFword that sums things up is shoe. These past weeks have been all about first words, first steps, new steps and stepping out in style. In fact, this post could also be called
What happens when your baby starts walking
Let me tell you why...
So much has changed in our world since my last updates and it's largely because one big thing has changed - B is properly walking, well mainly running like a mini Olympian, in his first proper shoes and he has been making sure he thoroughly gets his wear out of them! You can read the post on our experience buying them and our essential tips for buying baby's first shoes. They've tramped over pavements, through parks, alongside Meerkats, over my head. You name it, they've been there!
It's incredible how much things change once your little one starts moving and crawling, but walking is a huge shift. One thing you have to deal with is the sheer indignation your poppet will loudly express (through the mediums of expressive dance and yodelling), when you dare to confine them to the shackles of the pram! B's tolerance level for the pram diminishes weekly and has been for a while, so these days you are very likely to see me with a toddler on my side, pushing my bag in the pram as if it were royalty. Hah!
Yup, having a tiny walker opens up a whole new world of possibilities and a whole new set of challenges, but lots of joys for parents.
Because, yes, I have new shoes, which will be over on our YouTube channel (along with 4 other beauties that I've reviewed), as soon as I can get my laptop sorted to edit the footage. I filmed it two weeks ago. The editing struggle is real! I'm also wearing animal print and I'm over 30 and I really don't care (#iwillwearwhatilike)! Read more about that here. The shoes were a gift from Boden and they have been giving my wardrobe life!
Our last YouTube lookbook video is below and has been doing really well (over 2k views, which is incredible!) and the music we used is The Daily Shoes Remix of June the Girl, I say love. Which, despite the fact I've heard it around 10000000 million times, I still love. Check out more details of the outfits in this post - I think everything is now on sale. Hurrah!
And, finally, I picked up these gorgeous Valentino Rockstud Inspired heels in the sale for less than a 10th of the price of the originals and have been feeling very grown up and chic in them, channeling Chanel. Of course, I wrote about it, so you can check that out: Chanel Inspired Modern Vintage Chic. I don't wear heels too much these days, gone are those days, but they are super stylish and comfortable. You can check them out and sizes here.
So, yes, I can't really think of another word that better encapsulates all of this week.
Have you got #anFword - any word that sums up your last 7 days?