A PAIR FOR YOU, A PAIR FOR ME

30 May

Ugg-orange
Most of you (as did I) probably still associate UGG with 'those boots'? But there is exciting news.  UGG Australia have a fabulous collection of footwear for the Summer months as-well as the Winter. A pleasant surprise after shopping the website in search of a pair for myself and little A - A gift from their PR in return for a Mumzynot feature.

I must admit, initially, I was not that excited. As soon as I heard the word UGG (before I looked on their website) I immediately just thought, style-less boots, WAG-a-licious, Katie Price. However as soon as I logged on I was greeted w ... Read More

NATURES PUREST

29 May

NPLogo
When it comes to newborns and little ones, I feel (wherever possible) organic and natural is always best. Such a precious thing deserves nothing less.

There are some really cute baby brands that recognize this parental desire and one of my favorites has to be Natures Purest - They have such an adorable collection. From bathtime essentials to nursery collections all made from the finest, purist, 100% natural cotton.  It could not be softer or more snuggly!



I always think that when it comes to shopping, quality should always out-weight quantity and ... Read More

METALLICA MONICA VINADER

23 May

Monica-V-diamonds
You already know I am big fan of Monica Vinader. (An engraved Figi bracelet makes the perfect push-present.) So as you can imagine her new collection, Metallica, has got me very excited. What better treat than some new jewels?

I already own (and adore) several pieces from the MV collection but you can honestly, not ever, have enough. Her designs are simple, elegant and chic. They look ultra stylish stacked. For me, Christmas's and Birthdays are tied up for years to come.....

A girl can never have too much sparkle or shine and with Monica Vinader there is no limit. ... Read More

J CREW BABIES AND KIDS

22 May

J Crew baby
I know it's grey and miserable out there, but I am still optimistic that Summer is just around the corner...So in anticipation I have been looking for some new additions for A's summer wardrobe. (She will need summer holiday clothes, if nothing else!)  One if my favorite brands, for myself and for A, is J Crew, and this seasons collection for little-ones does not disappoint.

J Crew is fabulous when it comes to casual classics. Think simple yet stylish designs, offered in the softest cottons and cashmere, this season incorporating cool prints and candy colours. Spots, stripes ... Read More

JAZZ FOR BABIES

21 May

Baby-Jazz
This is such a cute idea that I was introduced to a few weeks ago by one of the PR companies I work with. Jazz for Babies. A really loves music, of all genres, so I knew straight away we had to have some sample CD's to listen to.

They say that playing music to a bump is a great way to sooth and comfort. When your baby is born they will recognise the sounds heard from the womb and instantly be settled. I can really see how this would work.  In a similar way to white noise i'm guessing..... (which 100% worked a treat for us when A was a new born). I didn't play music to A specifi ... Read More

ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVAL

20 May

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge And Prince Harry Attend The Inauguration Of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden
As with everything  Kate Middleton, if she has it, we all want it. When it comes to maternity wear and baby accessories this could not be more true.

As a more down-to-earth royal, Kate likes to keep it real and wherever possible she tries to support British brands. She is a big fan of Topshop maternity, for example. That cute Polka-dot dress from their maternity range, sold out within an hour of her pictured wearing it. And apparently, according to the Daily Mail, sales of moses baskets have soured over the last few weeks, thanks to Kate being spotted recently purchased one f ... Read More

MAXI DRESSING

16 May

T-Bags, jersey maxi dress
Spring had sprung and Summer is finally breaking through. This means one thing - wedding season is upon us!

There is nothing more exciting than shopping for a new wedding outfit. This year you may be feeling slightly apprehensive, thanks to a growing baby bump, but there is really no need to panic. Some of my favorite maternity and ready-to-wear labels have some stunning options to choose from. I have five weddings this year so as you can imagine I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect wedding look - This is season I am finding myself drawn to the maxi dress....

Read More

JESSICA ALBA PREGNANT?

15 May

Jessica-Alba-pregnant
This is maybe a little controversial and I don't usually like to spread rumors.... But I was just reading about Jessica Alba's Honest company, looking at pics from their 10th anniversary celebration and i'm thinking (I don't know why, I just have an inkling) Is Jessica maybe pregnant with baby no.3...? She just seems to have some sort of pregnancy-aura and the baggy clothes don't help fuel my suspicions. Is that the first signs of a very teeny-tiny baby-bump?

Watch this space. If I am right, you read it on Mumzynot first!



  ... Read More

PETITE-A-PORTER

14 May

Annabella-shopping
Some exciting news if you love kids fashion as much as me...Net-A-Porter are set to launch a new site, dedicated to all  mini-fashionistas - Petite-A-Porter. How cute, I cannot wait!

The launch date is yet to be announced but Net-A-Porter MD, Alison Loehnis, revealed in a recent interview that the iconic e-tailer has had Petite-A-Porter registered for some time. .....Now the news is mainstream I can only imagine launch date is imminent. No doubt their mini-collection of the latest in children's fashion and design will be just as desirable as the one offered to us grown-ups. Be ... Read More

ADEN + ANAIS POP-UP IN HARRODS

14 May

aden-+-anais-at-Harrods
Just a quickie - One of my favorite baby brands, aden + anais, has recently launched a pop-up store in Harrods. A  must-visit next time you are heading that way. You can shop their collection (which is a real treat as most baby-boutiques only offer a very small selection) and also view the latest print- additions to the aden + anais family.

I love aden + anais and since A was born I have managed to put together an extensive collection of their most luxurious 100% cotton Muslins. (You can never have too many Muslins and you can't beat the quality of aden + anais). I will definit ... Read More