FORGET TRUNKI. IT’S ALL ABOUT SAMSONITE’S NEW CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

22 Sep

iconic wheely
Much to the probable annoyance of those dragons, Trunki has become a household name. We own one, and the same goes for pretty much everyone I know that has small children and travels. However, personally, they are actually more of a hindrance than a help. That cute airport ride-on, that's designed to make travelling with children easier and fun, is far from it. Perhaps if you could pull them around corners and they didn't fall over at the first hurdle I wouldn't be so anti. But for now the Trunki is definitely more fun for children than it is for parents. Subsequently our Trunki has been 'brok ... Read More

BURGUNDY PIECES

17 Sep

Burgundy
According to the fashion guides Burgundy is the colour of the season. And that's fine by me. I've never been a huge fan of red. It's a difficult hue to master stylishly especially if you are blonde. And even then i'm not a fan on me. I honestly don't think I have one piece in my wardrobe that's red. However, burgundy I am all over. Classic, stylish, yet remaining sultry.  A cashmere sweater, bag or burgundy skirt has gone straight to the top of my list of new season updates. Preferably in cord or velvet.

What I love even more is that this trend has filtered down into c ... Read More

WIDE FITTING. HELP!

15 Sep

Bubble
I never thought I would have such a problem finding girls shoes. The market is a-wash with some adorable brands and stores - my favourites include Papouelli, Max and May and a latest discovery, online boutique, I adore little feet. We are also lucky as we visit Italy a lot. Need I say more? One thing is for sure my eldest daughter was, and still is, spoilt for choice when it comes to footwear.

Upon the news of hearing number two was also a girl, I was thrilled to discover my shoe addiction could be passed on. Number two would have a ready-made shoe collection. It made me feel co ... Read More

JOOLZ GEO STUDIO

11 Sep

Geo studio
Those new-mums-to-be, if they come via my blog and are looking for stroller advice, will be immediately directed to Joolz. Bias aside (I own a Joolz and work closely with this brand) so far, I have yet to drive a rival. I have worked with most of the main brands - Bugaboo, McLaren, Babyzen, Cosatto, Cybex - yet Joolz still remains top of my list. If you are looking for style, comfort, design and ease-of-use, Joolz is it. Hands down. The attention to detail in their design is second to none.

All the above aside, what also make the Joolz a stand-out brand is the customisation opti ... Read More

THE GRO COMPANY

1 Sep

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Both my girls have been always been dressed at night in a sleeping bag. As soon as they grew out of swaddling it was the obvious transition. Snug and cosy in the winter, tucked up in a thick quilted version. Snug and light-weight in the summer, in a 1 tog.

Up until now I have always looked to aden + anais for those summer weight styles. Especially whilst abroad. They have always been the coolest thanks to that ultra-thin muslin layer. Other summer-weight brands always seem too thick, even if essentially they are designed for the same temperatures. I guess that's down to the mate ... Read More

KOKOSO BABY

31 Aug

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One perk of my blog is the opportunity to sample new products. I get many daily requests from different brands. As a busy mum of two, also running my own business, it's important not to say yes to everyone. I simply don't have the time, nor the inclination. If it's something that I would never look twice at, you won't ever find it on Mumzynot. In this way I can also keep things totally honest and true.

So, one such product that made the cut then - Kokoso baby. Simple, organic and pure, it does exactly what it says on the pot. 'The highest quality, natural, organic, coconut oil f ... Read More

CHILDREN’S TABLEWARE

20 Aug

Mouk
I don't know about you, but I am actually a little fussy when it comes to my children's tableware. As soon as it's time to start weaning one of the most exciting parts is investing in new tableware. Weaning is a messy and often stressful business so it's important to add a little bit of fun wherever you can. A sweet tableware set is actually a fun way of making mealtimes more exciting. Especially if said set features a favourite story or children's character.

Although a pretty obvious and necessary part of new motherhood, children's tableware is actually a bit of a minefield. Th ... Read More

LUST-LIST

18 Aug

Suede shoe
We have just returned from another wonderful summer in Italy and instantaneously I am feeling the cold! It may still be August but judging by the current weather forecasts 'that great British summer' is long gone. So for now, sartorially, thoughts have turned to Autumn. I'm now thinking pieces that will see me through to winter.

Suede is top of my list for the new season. I fell in love with a suede trench at the beginning of summer which I wore to bits already. Sadly it's gone missing?? How can that happen - last seen in my car. I think about that coat always...Anyway, with sue ... Read More

BABYSTYLE EGG

4 Aug

Egg stroller
As you know I am a huge Joolz fan. When it comes to baby transportation for me my Joolz wins hands down. I have worked a lot with this brand through my blog and was even lucky enough to receive a brand new Studio Noir when my second daughter arrived. So you may think I'm biased. However, I'm still using it 16 months in and not for one second have I thought of changing. Or even though about going back to my original Bugaboo Chameleon. Need I say more?  However, I do always keep my eyes and ears open to what's new out there in the market, and one newbie has really caught my eye. Purely from a l ... Read More

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
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