Archive | May, 2014

LOVE THEM, HATE THEM?

28 May

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I have been looking for the perfect pair of summer slides for a while now. Being more of a fashion style I didn't really want to spend too much. I always save the designer shoe for something more classic that you will wear forever.Β Although If money were no object I would most definitely look straight to Celine or Marant. I also wanted my new slides to be white, so was in the mind set that a white pair of flats that will probably be worn a lot are not going to last more than one season. Then I came across these beauties. The perfect pair - white, celine-esque, with a little ... Read More

BITS FOR THE BABIES

27 May

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When I have a spare minute or two I like to look around my favourite online baby boutiques and see what's 'new-in'. These days the majority of my shopping is done from the laptop, there is no way I am hitting the shops with two-in-tow. If I have a shopping trip planned I like to make the most of it. Solo.

When it comes to bits for the little ones I tend to search around for unique, quality pieces. I like to stick to the theory quality over quantity. Favourite destinations include the obvious Little White Company, just the most gorgeous understated bed linens. And a cute hanging ... Read More

WHAT TO WEAR

23 May

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Wedding season is creeping up, and for some i'm sure has already started. So it's time to start thinking and planning that new statement piece.

Last year we had five weddings. This year just one. (Actually two but unfortunately they both fall on the same day.) Due to this fact I only need one new look I am going to treat myself to something extra nice...by September I am hoping my body will also be 100% pre-preggy so I can actually get excited about shopping again. (Still not quite there yet but to be fair Evelyn is only nine weeks old.) So, what to wear?

I am thi ... Read More

SUNSHINE

21 May

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We were sure to make the most of this past weekends glorious sunshine. (Clearly a wise move as, surprise surprise, it didn't last.) BBQ's, family and friends were the perfect combination to those hot sunny days.

For laid back summer dressing 'mini-style' you can't beat a cute little romper. Baby Gap editions are my go-to right now for both the girls. Cute, comfy and casual A's lightweight denim version is a favourite, and I love anything in white for baby E. Β So does she clearly, judging by that smile.

When it comes to my summer uniform right now, a basi ... Read More

SMOCK-IT LIKE GEORGE

11 May

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Slightly behind the times (I blame the seven week old) but how cute did Prince George look in his vintage inspired looks during the recent Royal tour? Almost as cute as his father all those years ago..

Anyway my point is, smocking is back. A smocked romper is just the perfect look for all your little guys this summer. (Super-cute wedding outfit?) I kinda wish I had a boy...Head to Amelia Brennan and smock-it like George. (There are also some divine little smock styles for the girls.)

Love,

Jess x






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PERFECT FLATS

9 May

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Sandal season is upon us so now is the time to invest in the perfect wear-with-all flats. This summer it's all about metallics and the Cleo sandal by Ancient Greek is a top pick. So, today I clicked myself a pair home. Plus I had a 20% off voucher burning a hole in my inbox. Oh, and I don't currently own anything sandal-y in silver. It's amazing how the prospect of new shoes instantly brightens up ones day? Happy Friday.

Now I just need to book in that manicure...

Love,

Jess x



 

 

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DOUTZEN KROES

8 May

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She is a Victoria Secrets model, so granted most of us won't/don't look like this whilst pregnant. But a chic long black dress a la Doutzen Kroes is for me the most perfect, elegant, maternity look - Evening glamour in one easy-to-wear step.

I would also consider this look for a wedding or summer party. Black is not the most traditional hue for such an occasion but it's just so flattering and elegant over a bump, and well, why not?

 



Favourite designer maternity label Madderson London have basically this exact dress, with added ... Read More

MINI STYLE WITH MAYORAL

7 May

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As you know I tend to be a fan of the European brands when it comes to dressing A,E, or even myself for the matter. (Ganni ring any bells?) So when I discovered French label Mayoral I was happy to have found yet another. A stylish new collection for mini-me's offering great quality pieces that are also reasonably priced.

I recently visited Mayoral's store in Clapham (there is also one at Bluewater) and managed to snap a few pictures of A in some of my favourite looks for this season. I just adore the floral loose fit pants and yellow cotton sweater, the stripe bloomer shorts are ... Read More

SHOP SLACKS & CO

6 May

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I have always been a big fan of Slacks & Co whilst pregnant, for me they are the British version of Hatch Collection. (Another super-stylish maternity brand that is hard to shop this side of the pond.). Excitingly I have just discovered that favourite mother and baby boutique Blossom now have a few pieces as part of their online maternity collection. How fantastic. The perfect portal to shop for you and your little-one-to-be. I don't know about you but I much prefer filling a large basket all in the same place...

Slacks & Co maternity is basically my everyday style tailo ... Read More

MATERNITY WORKWEAR

2 May

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Dressing a bump for the office can be hard - you want to be comfortable but need to look smart. Enter Isabella Oliver, their maternity workwear collection is your new go-to. Chic and stylish with a corporate feel IO have some of my favourite office looks. They are currently offering 15% off too, so this is definitely the time to invest.

My top four key pieces below are all you need to take your bump from Monday through to Friday in style. (Also great to mix and match after hours.)

Love,

Jess x ... Read More