Ille De Cocos: The Journal

Candy Stripes, Red Lips and Lovers

 

Ille De Coco and Spilt Milk

Blogger Spilt Milk wears Ille De Cocos candy stripes and dreams of wafting about in nothing but red lipstick and her lover's shirt ☺. Here she shares the realities of life as a recent mum and beauty and style blogger.

I love what I do because...

I’ve ended up doing a bit of everything - a Jack of all trades and master of none! By some weird twist of fate (I can't claim any planning went into this) I now spend half of the week at home (mostly out shopping ☺) with my daughter, half of the week in my 'day job' and the rest of the time in-between frantically slapping skincare products on my face and blogging about acne, espadrilles and how to combat grey hair. I love the variety (and contrast) it brings to my post-maternity leave life and since starting to blog as the 'spilt milk' I've really developed a passion for photography and writing. I always knew that I was obsessed with buying clothes and beauty products (sigh) - but it has been so much fun channelling my creative juices (daaarling) into something completely new. In addition, I've also been able to 'justify' buying more stuff. Yeah, go blogging!

I find inspiration...

Anywhere I can take my phone and have a good old scroll through Instagram. I'd like to pretend that I am inspired by passers-by whilst nibbling on a soy, sourdough crostini in a Shoreditch eatery. But the reality since having a baby 7 months ago is that I don't go out like I used to. On the odd occasion that I am out I am generally either too plastered to notice other people's looks or I'm with my daughter and consumed by trying to rescue teething toys that have been chucked on a rancid cafe floor. So the majority of my inspiration comes from a good old style stalk on Instagram, whilst breastfeeding or sitting on the loo. There is so much accessible stuff out there, like @dresslikeamum @chloelovestoshop @nowweare40 that you don't need to leave your sofa to get an outfit sorted. God bless the Internet and home delivery.

Great style to me is...

Effortless chic. If I could be reincarnated as a Parisian waif with flawless skin and a penchant for wearing nothing but red lipstick and her lover's shirt then I would. Sadly, I ain't that gal. But being comfortable in what you wear is the key to any outfit (in addition to highly structured underwear).

I'm currently coveting...

A decent night's sleep and about 4kg of postpartum weight loss. Both of these things seem unlikely so I'd settle for a really great pair of dungarees. This kind of ties (seamlessly) into the next question, which is...

What is big for Spring?

Dungarees and jumpsuits are absolutely everywhere but I can't seem to find any that have made me look anything other than bulky and a bit of a loser. Maje had an amazing looking pair of black denim dungarees that I quite fancied - so probably those with a pair of dungaree shaped Spanx would be first on my list. 

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2 comments

May 19, 2016

I cannot thank you enough for the article.Really thank you! Want more. Garala

Williampi
Mar 27, 2016

Entertaining read, thanks Spilt Milk!

Melissa

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