Sunday, 13 March 2016

Spring Updates

The wardrobe has had a facelift, I have outed the old and brought in some new and it feels good. Fancy doing the same but stuck in a rut? Filter through what you already have, be honest and ask yourself when you really did wear it last. I have a terrible habit of keeping hold of an item of clothing that I love, but I haven't worn in months, maybe years. I could have grown a child in that time! 

I have reassed my jeans and whether they do anything for me, replaced with fits that actually work. I have looked at some faves and asked myself why I am not wearing them and what I need to get it to work for me.

Oh and yes. I bought some bits just "coz". On the plus side I have discovered depop, an app where I can sell some bits!

So what are my faves?

1- A hat. You know what, I have toyed with buying a hat for an age. Having short hair meant that it didn't sit right, but now my hair is growing and I have a longer softer fringe I have gone with the "I don't care what people think" attitude. I now have two. 

2- A funky belt. Ahhh a belt, I love me a belt. It can totally change a look! I am in love with my Topshop western belt.




































3- A good skinny jean. I have been long in love with Topshop Jamie jeans, as quite frankly they hold in what being a mama gave me! What I have just discovered though is the Cain fit.... Oooh I likey! I have tried River Island and not got on well at all and well we won't even go there with good old Levis!







































































4- A jacket. This is where I struggle. "A" jacket doesn't work for me, I have an addiction I know, but a jacket really can make an outfit pop. I am totally in love with my new yellow- yes yellow- biker jacket, as it really stands out against the blacks that I love to wear! Oh and then there is my all saints biker, this is a beaut! I have pined after a soft real leather biker for some time and I finally got my mitts on one, the hard work is paying off!



5- Boots. I live in boots. Like the jackets I have an issue here. I just find them far too appealing. I have been looking for something different and my new Topshop ( I know there is a theme here, but unfortunately I have had no help from them!) The square toe gives them a retro twist and less squashed toes, the soft leather means they are super comfy, the sock style around my ankle means they totally work with uhmmm everything and then the heel.... Well the heel is to die for, they stand out. Another fave pair of mine are the burgundy buckle boots above. -Yes these are Topshop too.







































I could go on, I really could. But I will leave it there!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Steve Madden Ankle Boots

I love boots. I have an addiction I am pretty sure and now it is Winter, I make no apologies for it! So when Cloggs Footwear got in touch about reviewing these Steve Madden beauts, I snapped up the chance. I won't work with anyone or review anything that I don't believe is relevant, these are so relevant.

They also have to be "the" most comfortable pair of boot's that I have owned it quite some time. They are true to size, well made, look pretty awesome and have become my go to pair. I can't recommend them enough.

The rest of my outfit is unashamedly Topshop. All of it!

As for the beautiful location, that would be Cambridge. Possibly one of my most fave places to visit, there is something about the buildings that scream history and the bridge where I can just watch the world go by.

Thankyou Cloggs! Right now people you can grab £10 off a £75 spend with the code WINTER10



















Thursday, 5 November 2015

The daughter picks..... Leather Boots and Wellies

To expect my daughter to not have her own mind would be ludicrous. Quite rapidly she is growing to be quite the little "tween" and I am undelibaly enjoying how much she looks up to me right now. On the basis that I live in ankle boots, she has outgrown her Dr Martens AND it's her birthday coming up, she was naturally going to ask for boots.

She knows her way around the laptop so well now, that she will search out for her very own thing. 

I was actually quite impressed with her picks.... Just like me, she has her own mind and rather than go for the standard Kids UGG boot she went for buckles.... This girl really is like her Mummy! If those are a bit of out the budget especially with it being so close to Christmas, then these Wrangler Ankle Boots will fit the bill pretty well too! Leather, ready for lots of wear and only £40, in fact Jones the Bootmaker have quite a good collection of children's footwear!

Of course seeing her do this and realising it had been quite some time since I had posted a kiddy look, I jumped on polyvore and got sucked in deep to the world of online shopping.....

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Just a quick update..... Mummy was searching out Wellies and came across these Hunters on Shoetique they are at £29.50 and not only a great statement wellie they are reduced!
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Thursday, 29 October 2015

The Leopard Coat

Every year I want one. Every year I don't get one. Til now. This year I got one and Topshop just dropped it from £89 to £65- Bargain.

Now my husband will argue til he is blue in the face that I don't need another coat and he would be right. I don't. But I don't have a print one.

I plan to wear this a lot and girls if you want something that is going to make an outfit pop, then this is the one for you! Be bold and brave!

For anyone else who spots them... the boots are Topshop too...and that cardigan and top...yeah those too. Oh yeah and that jumper dress.... I didn't get those though and this makes me a bit sad inside.








Thursday, 15 October 2015

Mamas and Papas Liberty

Obviously I am a Mum and quite obviously if you look at the latest images of the children and I, it's also quite obvious that I no longer need pushchairs. That being said I had the chance to see a pretty cool new collection from Mamas&Papas. Now this is not any collection, this is a Liberty collection.

If I go back 11 years ago, I was in the process of choosing my first pushchair for Scarlette. Typical me I knew what I wanted and I couldn't have loved my first pram more. The mamas&papas pramette. 

For that reason mamas&papas are pretty close to my heart and well Liberty.....well Liberty is Liberty right?

Firstly this is collection isn't just about prams, it's also some pretty amazing outfits too. Oh and then we have the blankets....the outfits....well they just blow my mind. If this little bow tie and shirt outfit had fitted my little man, then he would firmly be wearing it!

Obviously Liberty was the only place that this collection was going to be launched and I forgot just how much I love the store in general. The launch was bespoke, cute, trendy and so very now. I have already gifted a friend from the collection and I can honestly say that had I had a little one or a bump on board, I would be looking right this way!

You can check out more of the collection here...














Friday, 11 September 2015

A womans prerogative

Ever had that feeling that you just totally don't match what's cool. The feeling of looking around and having the urge to fix up.

It sucks right?

It's a woman's prerogative to have this "feeling" in her life at least once every few months. Minimum. For me it's now. Right now. It's a long awaited wetting the baby's head (yes it's a thing for women too) girls night out coming up this weekend and I CAN.NOT.WAIT. One problem. Nothing hidden in the depths of my wardrobe possibly feels as though it makes the cut. My hair is far from a glam blow dry that screams body, glossy and va va voom. The only thing screaming body right now is my netball injury. Yep I have even reached that point in motherhood that I have "gone back" to netball.

Leather leggings on me feel mutton. I feel tragic and yet I am only 30. Hormones have plenty to answer and my 9 year old going on 18  is testament to this.

Fast forward a hair dye jobby and a purchase and I am eering more to the side of rocking the mums night out. Leather leggings are feeling more appeal-able as I can't be bothered to shave my legs.

All women should have that one friend who can give you the "shut up you idiot" talk. I have a few of these beauts in my life. I've had a few of those talks too. <grabs phone>

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Hangs up.

Whoop girls night out, I am going to smash this up like the party of the year. Legs out- natch. I'll even shave for the occasion, legs are tanned after all. The ankle will have to make do with the heels, I will just do a resting position "à la tired horse" and the wine will soon make me forget.

Lets show those teens how it's done. Mama style.

POW!

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Who said that women are to read?

Remember girls. It's our prerogative. We have super powers that enable us to have multiple personalities.







Friday, 4 September 2015

TIBA & MARL Launch Party

I love a great brand, I love when passion meets fashion and I love even more so when you see Mothers achieving their dreams. That's why I love TIBA&MARL.

These girls have only just started what is going to be the beginnings of something awesome. What's more the girls are awesome too.

Now I may well be outside the changing bag community, but these bags are for MUMS. So I still count- plus they have the coolest bumbag I ever did see!

With the gorgeous Eimea modelling for the look book, it was going to be modern motherhood all the way The brand fits in a space which hadn't been filled til now, cool, practical and so now.

The launch couldn't have been a more suited place than the trendy Shoreditch sponsored by the awesome Motherland.net, with the company of the mini edit, support of their mothers meetings friends and room full of fashionable parents and happy kids. As always I only wish that this brand had been born when my little ones were "little-er" and when I needed to feel trendy the most.

Girls take a bow, job well done!