Being Mum without losing your style

Being a mum is terribly great. I use the adjective terribly as sometimes it is the most challenging thing spending hours tying to get a baby that needs sleep to go to sleep when they just don’t want to. But all hardships aside, when I wake up every morning and she’s there to greet me, it’s the best feeling ever. Although a lot has changed in my life, I’m not willing to relinquish my style in the process. With the help from some of my favourite lingerie brands, I can stay true to myself and my inner fashion guru (yes, she’s always in my head and never really left).

1. Auralure

Auralure is a fabulous business owned by a mum just like me. Her eye for detail in flawless matching sets just calls to my style and taste. It makes my job being a breastfeeding mum so easy with front detaching clip, plus no nursing clips on the straps mean more versatile wardrobe choices.

2. Cake Maternity

I’ve raved about this brand before on my blog, and I’m here to show you a bra from the truffles collection, available in cup size B-F. A deep purple is so much better than opting for black ah-gain. Redefine your wardrobe starting with the first thing you put on, but ironically no one sees. You’ll know what you’ve got on under there though, so make it beautiful.

3. Tutti Rouge

This bra below is not a nursing bra, but I must say its design and elastic material makes it as good as any other when breastfeeding. I love the V neck at the front and back, making it a chic decision if you want to rock a tank top or lower cut top. This brand is a must-remember for all the busty ladies out there, they stock up to a HH!

4. Hunkemöller

Hunkemöller are again another favourite of mine that appeared on my blog when I was 6 months pregnant– one year ago now how crazy is that?! Now 8 months post partum I’m still going back for more with their unique and wonderfully made designs. The detail is stunning on this Marie longline bra, and guess what? It’s now on sale!

And if all of that left you wanting more, see the women’s underwear at Knix for some fabulous, seam-free choices to make your inner fashion guru smile.

There are many ways to handle being mum without losing your style, do you have a secret style tip you’d like to share? Leave a comment below if so!

Saharasplash x

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Getting fit on demand with ESquared

I don’t know about you but I find it extremely hard to commit to a gym. It’s not just the motivation, but also the fact that I am never in one place long enough to ‘get my gym on’ on a regular basis. I’ve failed miserably at subscribing to several gyms when I was at uni and also when I moved to London, so a new found app called Esquared has got the solution to help a girl just like me.

The Esquared app lets you get fit on demand, no strings or memberships attached. It’s as simple as click and go whenever you want, even if for just one class or session. There is no monthly fee, just a one off cost to enjoy a gym/fitness/yoga sesh near you, and trust me it’s amazing.

The app works around Greater London to help you book onto a class or gym floor with minutes to spare, I booked mine 15 minutes before arriving at the Quad Health Club and Spa inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel. You can also book in advance too, but the idea of the Esquared app is fitness on demand, and that’s usually for the fast-paced lifestyle!

Paul and Alice set up in the hotel bar and enjoyed coffee and crackers while I went off to work out. I say work out lightly, as my body is still quite fragile and I wanted to work myself slowly into some cardio. I started off stretching on the gym ball- something I’m very familiar with since becoming pregnant.

I then decided to head over to the cross trainers to do a simple 15 minutes mixed with high and low intensity. It seemed so much longer than I remembered it, but with TV screens and a beautiful window looking out onto the docks, I managed it. I burned about 85 calories which was a lot more than my body has been used to burning, so I felt happy with my little triumph.

I went back onto the floor to continue with some ab and core training, I had picked up a lot of my moves from previous Pilates and Pole Fitness classes back when I was living in London full time.

Sufficiently sweaty, it was time to change and get ready for a more relaxing scene…

I was so excited to find a gym, health club and spa with the Esquared app that I never would have discovered before. This one is located near Royal Victoria, so really easy to get to from where we are, even though we live outside of London.

Getting fit on demand with Esquared is the way forward for me along with home exercise. Would this app suit your lifestyle? Find out more on www.esq2.com and download the app for Apple here and Google Play here.

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Saharasplash x

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For even more London adventures, find out what happened when I went to The Berkeley Hotel for a gluten free afternoon tea!