Two things first: 1) Could I please become blonde again?, and, 2) preferably a bit more tanned as well, please. I did get quite a bit of colour this summer. But it will come again, I know. And the hair – I can dye it again. If I could just carve out time to sit in a chair for five hours again (as if).
And then I have to admit that I miss my belly. It truly was the bomb. I felt enormously feminine – all pieces of clothing (which I could fit into, that is) just looked so good wrapped around that bump. It was such a fine ‘accessory.’ And then I generally just looked really healthy. I rather liked the extra roundness of the cheeks.
That wasn’t at all what I wanted this post to be about, though. You can always get so annoyed with the weather and darkness and lack of sun, such a January cliché. But we’ve also got a wonderful spring ahead of us. It’s coming! Just around the corner.
And when that time comes, we’ll have to dig out our shorts and flowy dresses again. And two of those you asked about the most last year were the ones I’d found on ASOS from Faithfull the Brand (ad link). They’re not maternity sizes, but they fit so well – both of them, even with the big belly.
Faithfull the Brand is, as so many other really nice clothing brands, Australian. We must be moving in the same taste circles as the Aussies, since we’re so crazy about their brands. Just like the children’s brand, Millk, from which I purchased something recently – and so many of you fell for it as well. There’s just a small hitch to it – it’s really expensive to import yourself. Fees, taxes – it can end up in a giant bill when you finally receive the things, and that’s quite a downer.
There is something about the brand. Something wonderfully ‘French film’ or just a spot-on 90s style. I could easily see Kelly in all of this (perhaps paired with Docs). It is fine, feminine – simple but with these wonderful prints and colours that just scream sun and summer – and it’s hand-dyed, by the way. They highlight that as a USP – I’m not sure whether it is, but it does sound dangerously dapper. It’s kind of the same style as Ganni were doing a few seasons back, right? Before they became expensive cowboy boots, advanced cowboy trousers and exotically oriented.
Unfortunately, the prices are very similar to Ganni’s current ones. You don’t get it for free, but right now it’s on sale on ASOS and NAP (both ad links). And then it’s rather timeless, right? It’s not trend-oriented. I can easily imagine my mum having worn the same things thirty years ago, and the quality is top-notch as well!