A Fashion First: Mummy OOTD! 

This is my first ever OOTD post of myself, and therefore a Fashion First! Baby Z has starred in many OOTDs of his own, and I thought it was about time I dabble in the art too! How hard could it be anyway?


Turns out it is much harder than I thought! Instructing your husband photographer whilst striking a demure pose that shows you are as fashionable as you can get can be quite tricky. I initially wanted the photographs to be taken at the venue where we enjoyed dinner to celebrate my sister’s birthday (as seen in the first photograph), but of course Baby Z was an absolute tornado and kept running into the kitchen or pulling table cloths. So it was time for Plan B.


Plan B was to take photos in the safety of my home after returning from the birthday dinner, whilst Baby Z was busy playing. Of course, I underestimated how tired I was by this point. Also the fact that my husband wasn’t taking photos the way I was directing him to seemed to be getting on my very very tired nerves.

After plenty of death stares redirection, he did manage to take a good bunch of photos. But there was a new problem. I realised that I looked AWKWARD. Now, I am normally a great poser. As soon as a camera is whipped up in front of my face, I give my million dollar smile or pull a funny face, whilst pointing my fingers at something in a “cool” manner. I’m not much of a pouter, but if the situation calls for one, then I give that my best shot too! Yet when I was looking back at the photos that my husband took… I mean, what was I thinking posing like that with my hands here and there and … Urgh! I mean, this can’t get any more awkward, can it? Also, in hindsight, I would have liked to pick a prettier backdrop than the one I was posing in front of.

Anyway, like all others on this planet, I cropped and filtered and managed to salvage these pictures that you see now. Perhaps with practice and time my poses will get better (by which I mean that my husband will get better at directing me and taking reasonably good photographs of me).
Anyway, I do absolutely adore this outfit. Below are the details:

Navy Blue Scarf: Marketplace in Istanbul

White Blouse with lace detail: Splash

Floral Silk Skirt: Dragon Mart (picked it up for a bargain!!)

Golden Hand Chain: Splash

Apart from all the glitches, I will perhaps consider doing this again some time, even if it is just to get irritated at my photographer once more!

How comfortable are you with taking photos for your OOTD posts? Any tips and tricks you would like to share? Please do so in the comments section below!


  • Helen Gandy June 8, 2015 at 10:27 am

    No real tips I’m afraid but I love the bracelet/ring, looks lovely,

    Helen – #mummymondays

    • MOMM June 8, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Thank you! ?

  • Carolyn June 8, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    I think your skirt is amazing!! I’m not sure I have any tips as I’m quite an awkward poser too when being photographed (selfie ones are much easier for me!) but I totally get the frustration of the husband not doing it right haha! #mummymonday


    • MOMM June 9, 2015 at 7:59 am

      Haha thank you so much!

  • Mama June 9, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Oh no, I’m usually the one behind the camera deliberately. I love your jewelry!

    • MOMM June 9, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Thank you! ?

  • janeb June 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Hi! I have been a model for ten years, and I think there is nothing more frustrating than your other half taking a photo of you for your blog. I actually gt my five year old son to do my photos sometimes as they seem to come out better and he doesn´t work me up into a frenzy! Love your skirt, it´s beautiful ·#MummyMonday

    • MOMM June 10, 2015 at 1:20 pm

      haha I might have to hand over the camera to my one year old to see if he can do a better job! Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment!

  • mudpiefridays June 10, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Love the skirt 🙂 really pretty #TwinklyTuesdays

    • MOMM June 11, 2015 at 4:44 am

      Thank you! ?

  • Caro | The Twinkles Mama June 11, 2015 at 11:23 am

    You look beautiful!!! I absolutely LOVE the print on that skirt 🙂 And I love your hand chain too. I HATE having my pic taken by my husband!! They just don’t look natural half the time 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • MOMM June 11, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment!! Haha yeah I’m going to need a new photographer!! Hehe! Thanks for hosting! ?


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