Another 23 week one. The tunic I don’t think I’ve blogged yet. We bought it on impulse in the supermarket when we first found out I was pregnant, thinking it would make a good non-maternity pregnancy thing. It wasn’t the best purchase though, it’s too short to wear on it’s own, and the colour is kind of too simlar to denim to wear with jeans (not a fan of double denim).
Also, ethics. I don’t generally buy into the ‘the cheaper, the less ethical’ thing, stuff from more expensive brands is made in the same factories, and unless the company explicitly talks about its labour standards, or it’s made in a country that has good regulation and enforcement, you can pretty much assume there aren’t any. However. The fabric that this tunic is made of had that chemical new clothes smell you sometimes get and it took three washes to get rid of it. If it hangs around for that long, it can’t be good for the workers who have to deal with the unwashed fabric. So in this case I do think that supermarket clothes are bad.
So yeah, I don’t feel too good about this purchase, but the damage is done so I’m trying to at least wear it a lot. Mostly I’ve worn it with just leggings for home slouching, but there is no way I’m showing you that. For out of the house wear the only thing I can sensibly think to pair it with is this short skirt, though actually looking at the pictures now, I maybe don’t even have the legs any more.
Just in case you’re wondering whats up with all the waving, Milo kept running past with his little lawnmower toy going hi! bye! so I waved back at him. Then he wanted to be in the picture and i was trying to get him to wave at the tripod. He usually waved after the shutter went though.
Outfit stats: tunic – TU * maternity skirt – off gumtree * shoes – office * brooch gift *