What I wore to the baby shower last Sunday.
Grey leather bucket bag available at theoutnet
Holding a baby shower is, as far as I am aware, a fairly new tradition in the UK. At least it did not seem to be an event that happened when I had my children.
When I looked it up in Wikipedia I got the following description.
“A baby shower is a way to celebrate the pending or recent birth of a child by presenting gifts to the mother at a party.”
“The term shower is often assumed to mean that the expectant mother is “showered” with gifts. The related custom bridal shower may have derived its name from the custom in Victorian times for the presents to be put inside a parasol, which when opened would “shower” the bride-to-be with gifts.”
The custom seems to be prevalent in many countries however may take different forms in each.
Ours was a very joyous affair and in this case the baby was also present.
Luckily the weather was clement so I decided to wear a M&S coat I bought last year. I teamed it with a pair of cream wide leg trousers, a silky cream top, flat shoes and my lovely grey bag which I have found really useful this summer and will continue to use in early autumn. It was from theoutset and is still available.
I found a very similar coat at John Lewis and also some very good value coats at M&S. If you are looking for a new coat it might be a good time to buy as there is a promotion on at the moment. This dusty blue one is reduced to £47.20.
PS. I will be working on all your great suggestions for future posts and will answer as many of your questions and incorporate as many of your requests as I possibly can in the coming months.