14 May

Gwyneth Paltrow is said to be a massive fan, and after reading a recent article in the Daily Mail (Yes I know, of all places!) I am really liking the sound of this new fitness/lifestyle craze....

The UP wristband is described as a 'lifestyle coach'. It's a simple, rubber bracelet that contains a built-in motion sensor and Motionx GPS, that monitors your daily activity and reacts accordingly. It vibrates if you have been inactive and a stopwatch monitors any activities.

Working alongside an iphone app, the UP wristband by Jawbone, estimates your daily calories burn ... Read More


12 May

Today we went to one of my favorite shopping destinations, Bicester Village.

If you have yet to visit Bicester, I strongly recommend that you do, as soon as possible. It's amazing. All the designer brands you could possibly need - Mulberry, Celine, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Diane Von Furstenberg, Matthew Williamson, Temperly, Amanda Wakely, Marni, Burberry, Tory Birch, the list is endless. You will also find some fabulous children's brands, including Bonpoint. And what is so fabulous about Bicester, it's all discounted.

We took A with us today which was a bit of a ... Read More


10 May

Wear-with-everything flats. The Mumzynot Spring/Summer shoe edit.

A pair for every day of the week. It's hard to choose just one favorite........

1. Jessie Leather sandals. Kors Michael Kors. £76.50

2. Just Ballerina, Leopard slip-ons. £139.00

3.Penelope Chilvers, Anchor embroidered espadrilles, £98

4. Bertie Lando Fabric, Aztec Print slippers. £85

5. KG by Kurt Geiger, Move sandals, £35

6, UGG Australi ... Read More


9 May

Elemis spa
I have some exciting news. Elemis have just launched an exclusive pop-up beauty service for all expectant mums and mums-to-be. The yummy-mummy prep offers a beauty consultation adapted to your specific needs as an expectant new mum. The stage of your pregnancy is taken into consideration, as well as your skin type and pregnancy niggles.

As well as providing one-on-one Elemis skincare and beauty advice, you can also indulge in a relaxing Spa foot treatment, for just £20. Put your feet up and let one of the Elemis therapists soothe and relieve your aching ankles and swollen feet ... Read More


8 May

I am a huge fan of the Australian brand Zimmermann. I discovered them first hand whilst on holiday in Sydney and after visiting their Westfield store I was hooked. Several hours shopping later, with the help of a gorgeous sales assistant from Bournemouth (of all places) I left a very happy bunny, with two new bikinis and a stunning cut-out-floral dress. (Dress as pictured below. My outfit for my brother's beautiful wedding two days later. That's the Sydney skyline in the background - Pretty amazing venue setting huh!?)

Specialising in swimwear, this is a brand ev ... Read More


7 May

Last night was the annual Met Ball Gala in New York and this years dress code was a little more edgy than previous years - This year, guests were asked to go Punk! With this in mind I was excited to see how my favorite celebrity mums were going to style their red carpet looks, whilst retaining the glitz and glamour of previous years.

In true Punk fashion - studs, spikes and dramatic make-up were the theme of the night. Leather, lace and brocade were also in abundance. As with most celebrity style events there were some fashion hits, as well as some impressive fashion faux-pas ... Read More


3 May

This season is all about the jewels, the bigger the better. Jewelry is a great way to update your look and add some glamour to a simple outfit.

If your budget doesn't stretch to a showstopper from the likes of Gucci or Versace (lets face it, not many peoples does) the high street have some great alternatives. As does the Outnet, I buy nearly all my designer pieces here.

Happy Friday,

Love Jess x


Topshop, £25

Lulu Frost £147.49

Erikson Beaumon, £17 ... Read More


2 May

I have just discovered a delightful Australian brand specialising in baby-swaddling and sleeping bags, Bubbaroo.

Here's a bit about Bubbaroo : Bubbaroo was founded in 2007 by a new mum experiencing a traumatic first few months with a newborn suffering from severe Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease. She quickly learnt that swaddling was the best option for her baby, to help settle and comfort. However, the traditional swaddle blankets were easily kicked off by a squirming wriggly little one. After failing to find a suitable alternative, Bubbaroo and the Joey Pou ... Read More


1 May

I love a designer collaboration with a high-street brand. So as you can imagine I was really excited to hear that iconic New York designer, Diane Von Furstenberg, has teamed up with Gap to launch her second collection for mini-me's - Introducing 'The little Explorer'.

Available in baby sizes right up to girls age 14 years, the DVF Gap collection is based upon her signature prints and wrap-style dresses. (Yes I know, it's super cute, you can now get a mini wrap dress for your daughter to match your own adult sized one!) Think sundresses, shorts, printed tee's, den ... Read More


30 Apr

As you may have noticed Mumzynot has been inaccessible for the last few days, thanks to an evil scammer! Ancient Holding, AKA Wendy Webbe, you know who you are....May karma get you back one day.

After much sweat and tears I have finally sorted out the problem and Mumzynot is back up and running. Phew.

Unfortunately however, I have had to change my domain name (website address) and email address. The blog is now located at www.Mumzynot.com (basically the same as before, just minus the hyphen) and my new email address is jessica@mumzynot.com (again, minus the hyph ... Read More