Archive | July, 2015

OFF THE SHOULDER

29 Jul

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I wasn't 100% sure about the off-the-shoulder look at first. Perhaps a little too bohemian for my style, and definitely not something I was dying to add to my wardrobe. But as with all these things, you never know before you try. On this occasion I was actually pleasantly surprised.

Looking further into the trend, and now knowing it can work with my more minimal style, I have started to notice more and more off-shoulder pieces I am wanting to add. Although I am still thinking sensibly. As with most trends, it's best not to get too carried away. Sticking to just one or two more c ... Read More

LIBERTY PRINT

23 Jul

Coco and Wolf little B
I love anything pretty. So i'm very lucky to have two girls. When it comes to nursery and bedroom style (or clothing) I can go all out. Β My latest love is Coco & Wolf. Handmade in England with vintage styling, and Liberty print is in abundance. From a full liberty-fabric-dress, to a more subtle collar detail, their children's clothing collection is currently one of my favourites. C&W have also just launched the most beautiful bedding and accessories, which is what I am currently most excited about.

We recently returned from a couple of weeks in Italy where my youngest ( ... Read More

SWIMWEAR

20 Jul

Anthro
Who knew? Anthropologie I have just discovered have perhaps the most amazing collection of swimwear. Ever. And just in time for the summer holidays which is even more exciting.

Aside from shoes and bags, I think swimwear is one of my favourite thing to shop for. I'm always on the look out for new additions. You can't really ever have enough costumes right?Β (It's also almost nearly pregnancy-proof when it comes to what you can and cannot wear. At least the first couple of trimesters anyway.) Β So what's so great about Anthropologies collection? High-waists, structured tops and b ... Read More

CLEARANCE

16 Jul

clearance
It's important to remember when shopping the sales - even those amazing bargain clearance items - would I want it full price? If the answer is no then look away.

To avoid being fooled by a discount I like to keep things simple. Searching out classic and timeless pieces means you won't go wrong. Stick to what you know (and wear) best. Denim, cami-basics and a great pair of flats are always a great place to start. I also like to search beachwear and bags. We always head off for some kind of winter sun and finding new holiday pieces in the Winter is near-all impossible. Amongst all ... Read More

FROZEN-ESQUE PARTY

15 Jul

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Whilst planning my daughter's fourth birthday party last month I stumbled across the sweetest personalised cake topper's via Instagram. Clara Ivy (claryivy.bigcartel.com) hand-makes any word, number or phrase in a choice of finishes to suit your theme. I feel in love, instantly.

The theme for our party was (of course) Frozen but I didn't want the more obvious style frozen cake - I wan't something a little more sophisticated and also a little different. I followed the ombre style of this sweet pink cake, swapping to frozen colours and a matching rainbow filling. Β The glitter sil ... Read More