Accessories, Beauty, fashion, Motherhood, Parenting, Womenswear

Mary Poppins’ Style

Russell Bromley Roxanne Boots

Magic Carpet Boots & Poppins style accessories : Boots (past season) / Bag (vintage Celine bought second hand) / Lipstick & Cosmetic Pouch / Powder Compact / Hat / Umbrella / Veggie Percy Pigs

‘Mary Portas meets Mary Poppins’ it boldly claims in my Bio. Well, what exactly do I mean by that & how can I compare myself to these inspirational & influential women? To be taken with a spoonful of salt 😉

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childrenswear, fashion, Kids Fashion, Motherhood, Womenswear

French Dressing: Slogan Sweatshirts with a (vive la) difference

French Slogan Sweaters

The loose definition of effortless cool. ‘Mon Cheri’ c/o Joanie Clothing / ‘Jolie’ & ‘Joie de vivre’ (old styles) Whistles

Parlez vous Francais? No, me neither. I’ve got more in common with Del Boy than Kristin Scott Thomas; more Frank than Franc but am hoping one day I’ll get an A+ for effort.

My love affair for a French phrase sweatshirt began back in the ’80s. Somewhere between the sleeves of a memorable lilac number adorned with petite fille (named ‘Josephine’ &, most notably for me, ‘Sophie’) & a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g from Ton Sur Ton. I then got a little lost in translation with The Sweater Shop & [insert any sports brand] BIG logo styles up to my early teens before abandoning anything emblazoned altogether; feeling too much like a walking billboard. Too gauche.

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Food, Lifestyle, Motherhood, Parenting

Suck it & see

In association with My Little Piccoloscreen-shot-2016-10-28-at-13-26-40

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Feeding isn’t always fun & games but it can be (Hungry Hippos)

Feeding. Food. I’ve always been a ‘Foodie’ (I loathe that term but you know what I’m talking about, right?) I’ve always had a big appetite & relished in the simple joys of eating. My favourite thing to do is dine out. I had what was often referred to as ‘hollow legs’ growing up; to the envy & shock of family, friends & strangers with my Bruce Bogtrotter-worthy consumption yet blessed with a skinny frame thanks to a freakish metabolism. Feel free to hate me right now but rest assured that I lost this power some time ago & now how have to apply a lot more discipline when it comes to what I put into my Cake Hole. Becoming a Mother made me completely re-evaluate the importance of nourishment. Continue reading

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Accessories, Beauty, fashion, Lifestyle, Mind, Motherhood

Anxious Armour

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‘Give a woman the right make up & she can conquer the world’ Charlotte Tilbury

Sunglasses can conceal far more than tiredness; a simple slick of lipstick appears considered, organised, ‘together’. If you’re going to invest in something for yourself (other than a decent, expertly fitted bra – which is always advisable)  then a lipstick or a pair of sunglasses are easy, everyday & affordable armour.

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Culture, Lifestyle, Motherhood, Parenting, Uncategorized

I am #CamMama

 

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Seek out your Sisterhood, it just might be in your ‘hood (Image via Milkyway)

Reading the September issue of Smallish – if you don’t read it , please give it a try – one particular feature really a struck a chord with me ‘Baby, I’m bored’ (p.35-39) by Emma Howarth highlighting the Mum group revolution that’s gaining momentum aka ‘Mum-entum©’?; I’m proud to say that this is something that I am a (small) part of, as a bonafide member of Cambridgeshire’s own #CamMama Collective.

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Smallish, September 2016

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Beauty, Home, Lifestyle, Motherhood, Parenting

Welcome to Indie & Pop

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If I were an emoji

‘Indie’ (Independent)

‘Pop’ (Popular or Commercial)*

The way we shop has changed. The Internet has become our High Street & Marketplace. I believe it is still possible to consume with conscious & convenience. I also believe in loving where you live & embracing local life, wherever that may be.  Continue reading

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Lifestyle, Motherhood, Parenting

Coming Soon

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My desk side inspiration (Portrait by Helen Traherne)

As I said my first ‘Goodbye’ to my daughter this morning as she embarks on her adventures at Nursery in earnest, I am also saying ‘Hello’ to a new venture. As of the 2nd September (next Friday) this space will become home to my own adventures through Motherhood & provide a useful guide with a fresh twist*; honest & useful with a relevant yet alternative focus.

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