THE SATURDAY DRESS

10 Dec

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The first look from my much-anticipated Madderson London style-diary: The Saturday Dress - every maternity wardrobe should have one. It's not only for Saturday btw. Wear-with-all, it pretty much goes with everything, any day, remaining a style-staple way beyond pregnancy.

Made from perfectly soft, luxurious modal with discreet side ruching and just the right amount of stretch allowing for that inevitable belly. (mine is now most definitely a proper bump!) A clever side slit also means this otherwise fitted style does not restrict movement. You just feel comfortable and loose ... Read More

CHRISTMAS MINI-STYLE-STATEMENT

6 Dec

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I don't know about you but for all special occasions and festivities I like my daughter to be dressed accordingly. Whether it be a birthday party, Halloween or (most relevantly) Christmas day, little A will have a new outfit to showcase. It's a great opportunity to treat her wardrobe to a chic new addition. (Perhaps not at Halloween. This is one occasion where chic goes completely out of the window.)

There are so many cute outfit ideas that it really is hard to choose just one. So I have put together a few options as below, for both the boys and the girls. Dressing up is in no w ... Read More

STROLLERS – MY TOP 5

5 Dec

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As my second pregnancy approaches the third trimester my attention is (slowly) turning towards newborn prep. I still have yet to actually purchase anything new for #2, I mostly have what I need. But some of the bigger items I am starting to consider, or re-consider as it were, depending on what worked first time around and what didn't.  One such item being my stroller.

As a first time mum choosing a travel-system was one of the most exciting tasks. I knew what I wanted before I was even pregnant, for me it had to be a Bugaboo. I have no idea why, I just loved it, befor ... Read More

GIFTS FOR DAD

4 Dec

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There are only 21 days to go until Christmas. So if you haven't done so already, it's time to get thinking about presents. Children, mums, sisters and girlfriends are easy, but what about dad.! I always find it hard buying for the man in my life, as well as my own dad and mostly dad-in-law) what do you get someone that seems to have everything?!

When it comes to gifts ideas for him, if you are stuck for ideas, I would always recommend the classics. You can never go wrong with a cashmere sweater or chic new tie or wallet. Last year I got my husband a Mulberry wallet which went do ... Read More

MY WEEK – (26TH NOVEMBER)

3 Dec

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Last week was one full of social soirees and Christmas prep, in between exciting meetings and frantically trying to keep to my many deadlines.

Wednesday saw my second edit for Blossom Mother and Child go live. This month features my mama and baby Gift guide. It was really hard choosing my favorite pieces, but hopefully you will agree, my selection includessome really lovely gift ideas. As well as my Blossom deadline, I was also asked to do a first piece for John Lewis. I am conscious that I only feature products and brands that I believe in on Mumzynot, but when such a high-prof ... Read More

DEAR SANTA

2 Dec

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To, Dear Santa, pretty please? My ultimate Christmas list, which is perhaps a little extravagant in places. But I'm not greedy so would happily settle for just one or two things. I couldn't possibly just choose one. (Oh go-on, probably the Alex Monroe gold and diamond ring. You will be surprised to know it's not the most expensive thing on my list. I told you I wasn't greedy.)

What's top of your Christmas list this year?!

Love,

Jess x

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COUNTRY-CHIC

28 Nov

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I am a country girl at heart. I grew up in the Suffolk countryside and love nothing more than going back home for some R&R. There is actually nothing more relaxing, the country way of life is just so chilled. It's almost backwards. I love the lazy mornings reading the paper, long dog walks without a car in sight, and indulging in the local fish and chips (Aldeburgh) which are to-die-for. I am in-fact long overdue a return, and what perfect timing. At over six months pregnant R&R is definitely what I need!

With country jaunts in mind it is important to understand that sev ... Read More

THIS WEEKS BLOSSOM EDIT – MY CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

27 Nov

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This week's Blossom edit features my favorite mama and baby gifts. Think luxury designer changing bags, sumptuous skincare, cosey cashmere knits, and a divine selection of soft toys and cute little outfits for the perfect first wardrobe.

View the full feature and here and shop with 10% off until the 2nd December. Just quote code BMC1013. What are you waiting for?!



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MY WEEK

26 Nov

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This past week has been super-hectic, but not actually that exciting. I have mostly been working and in every spare moment frantically trying to tidy and clean the house (in between looking after a recently super-charged toddler, is this a faze?!).We are on the final push to get everything finished in time for Christmas. Carpets fitters are coming on the 20th of December so all painting, electrics, fixtures and fittings need to be finished. The fine film of dust that seems to be covering every surface must also be eradicated. This is my on-going battle!

Work and renovations asid ... Read More

PARTY TIME

25 Nov

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Party season is well and truly in full-swing. For me it started in October with the first of a long run of family birthdays, but now the attention is turning towards Christmas. I have already been invited to a number of Christmas press and PR events, as well as several social soirées. That's a lot of outfits to plan.

On a different note, With party time in mind, I thought it would be fun to team up with Kasimira (whom I met a few weeks ago at Plusher London and fell in love with) and bring you some Christmas party-time-tips for fun with your little ones. Let's face it, Christma ... Read More