Saturday, 12 April 2014

Style Steals

Ignoring the fact that Kate is in serious need for new boots, her and Sienna have got this breton and check layer thing down to a T. I'll be tapping into this look!

A quick outfit post from moi...
Top matalan
Jeans h&m
Loafers next

A bit later on today I nabbed my mums new louche quilted sweatshirt which you can find on 
...sadly I've had to give it back!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Impulsive me

I'm a person who I guess could be called impulsive. I don't plan much, I just do. Growing up, I guess my mum was much the same. We would very often have a mystery tour, a picnic on the downs for tea, or often a holiday down to the coast. I remember being picked up from school and her car would be rammed to the brim ready to cart us off on our next adventure. So I suppose I'm following suit. Our current trip to Cornwall was a complete surprise to our children,  we woke them at 4am Monday to whisk them away. I hope that will never change and I hope that I'll continue to give them the memories they will treasure.

I do however wish I was less impulsive in Topshop and sometimes perhaps didn't get that extra top and hold out instead for matching underwear for instance! Or good skincare products rather than even more make up. After all what's underneath makes a difference to what's on top right?

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Flick it right!

I am often asked how I get my eyeliner flick and the amswer I always give is practice! However I've just stumbled on this and I couldn't not share! I've not tried it myself but it looks handy!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Brogues, Brogues, Brogues

I'm still on the subject of shoes, boring I know. Annoying too. For me that is. I have been eyeing up the Clarks brogues for what seems forever and they have just got some new colours in which have added to the mix. But what and how exactly do you wear brogues? Well I like to wear my loafers with pretty much anything, but since my pinterest levels are at all time high at the moment I figured I would share some looks. Oh and maybe convince myself that I really do need to add to the collection!

Moi in my loafers for more inspiration and if that's not enough check back on my posts here or here. Still not enough check out my lovely blogger pals in their brogues!

The lovely "What Lizzy Loves".....

The lovely Frances from "Schoolrun Style"......

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Socks and Shoes

No I'm not talking of wearing socks with your boots or your trainers and I'm not talking about tourist climber stylee either. I'm on about the socks and sandals or socks and heels look. I have a bit of a girl crush on how Fearne Cotton dresses so I can blame her!

So this brings me to my hunt of a pair of shoes that look good with socks, comfortable and can be worn for days off and on work. Simple right? Nope. I'm thinking something that is chunkier will work best and because I wan't some support through the day, perhaps a wedge style. Watch this space!

My husband will hate this next option that takes me back to my childhood years.... the JuJu sandal!

**As always you can catch my daily looks on instagram, just search me as madamehols**

Friday, 28 March 2014


It's been some time since I blogged some outfits so for anyone who isn't following me on instagram here's a quick roundup!

Drop waist dresses are in the sale at Topshop for £10!

The two tops are from River Island.

The most amazing blusher is my new Nars (gotta love early mothers day pressys) and my red lippy is the L'Oréal infallible 24hr one that I've blogged on already. Super duper!

I've shared more newbies and bits to try over on my's so quick and easy for me to share now I'm back at work! Find me under the @madamehols handle, same as Twitter!

Have the best weekend girls!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Clarks iPad Foot Guage

This one's something for the mums, as you'll know how stressful getting your little ones new shoes can be. I was invited along to a Clarks event in Westfield last night, to get the little ones kitted out using their new technique using an iPad! Crazy but the technology that's used is fantastic and it works. Getting sixed up is now more accurate than ever.
Monkey no3 chose his new army ones,  monkey no2 chose her new pretty pink slip ons and unfortunately monkey no1 couldn't get her size in the colour/design she liked. We were offered a free delivery to home but the colour she liked stopped in the size down. She has been promised its her treat next!
The goody bag's and cakes went down a treat and they cleared them out of grapes!
Overall a great experience, I'd like to thank Clarks and Laura at Shine Communications for the invite and goodys and the lovely Joanna who was so patient who served us!