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Sep 19 / Erica

MMM {weekend} Zara + Marks & Spencer

It’s hot, it’s cold, then it’s hot again and oh wait, I’m freezing.

While the weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind, my (many) new coats are waiting patiently in the wardrobe. But I have to admit that I’m enjoying being able to still wear my sandals.


Navy + black

Navy + black

This week I will mainly be channelling Paris Vogue Editor Emanuelle Alt by wearing black and navy.

Emmanuelle Alt, queen of pared down chic Image: Stockholm Streetstyle

Emmanuelle Alt, queen of pared down chic
Image: Stockholm Streetstyle

Despite thinking for years you shouldn’t, I LOVE this colour combination – super chic.

I’m teaming a Marks & Spencer men’s cashmere crew neck with a new purchase, these love ‘em or hate ‘em leather-look trousers from Zara. I have to say, I purchased them thinking they would definitely be going back (that’s how I shop online) but they are so comfy – a bit like tracksuit bottoms, but cooler. They’ll be my go-to trousers this Autumn, guaranteed.

The slip-on trainers are ASOS and the bag is a sample from Village England, but similar here.

A favourite way to wear is with the simple navy knit teamed with leather. Here’s some other black and blue style inspo: read more…

Sep 17 / Erica

MMM {wears} What’s this season’s alternative to my Breton obsession?

It’s not a new thing. I realised a while ago (while clearing out my wardrobe) that I have a problem with stripes. A big one. Around 18 striped tops of various hues are currently residing in my cupboards – and let’s not EVEN discuss how many the kids have. read more…

Sep 15 / Erica

MMM {lifestyle} Welcome to the new look!

Do not adjust your sets! MMM has had a bit of a makeover and I REALLY hope you like it. read more…

Sep 12 / Erica

MMM {weekend} Zara + Whistles + H&M

I’ve wanted a classic trench coat forever.

But considering I can’t afford a Burberry classic, it’s taken me a while to find one that meets my exacting requirements. Which include, by the way, a longer length. Here’s the thing, I’m not talking flasher mac. However, I AM interested in a classic trench coat that falls below my preference for a midi length skirt.

Zara are always particularly good at a trench – it’s a style staple and therefore they are all over it in some capacity every season.

This Autumn they’ve come up trumps with their longer length trench - so, yep, I bought it. (This is #coatwatch week 2, read week 1 here).


me wearing Zara's midi trench

Zara’s longer length trench

Outfits: Skirt, Whistles (last season, but also love this); t-shirt, Primark; shoes, Hobbs (last season, but have you seen Mango’s similar versions?); bag, H&M (not available just yet); pom poms, Jigsaw

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Sep 11 / Erica

MMM {life} The #OlympusPENgeneration

Caught trying out the Selfie function on the Olympus PEN E-PL7

Caught trying out the Selfie function on the Olympus PEN E-PL7 Image: Julia Rebaudo / Stylonylon

One of my new blog resolutions is to work with a camera more rather than just snap pictures with my iPhone. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just that spending the past fifteen-odd years working with amazing photographers, I really want to become more proficient in creating lovely images for myself.

One visually inspiring blog I really love is written by my friend Julia from Stylonylon, who is pretty handy with a camera – which explains why she’s an ambassador for Olympus.

So when she invited me and four other bloggers to an event she was hosting with Olympus to try out their new E-PL7 Lite camera, I jumped at the chance. read more…

Sep 10 / Erica

MMM {beautiful} Having some #YouTime with Toop&Daley

It is fair to say that for me beauty treatments these days mean the occasional hair colouring session or a quick eyebrow threading on my local high street. When it comes to relaxing and enjoying some downtime in the therapist’s chair, it just doesn’t happen. And on the odd occasions it does, I feel rushed and/or stressed that I’m away from the kids. read more…

Sep 8 / Erica

MMM {wears} Kids M&S Wedding Outfits

Last Saturday we went to a gorgeous family wedding in London and the invitation extended to the kids – our first ever family wedding together.

Usually our brilliant parents have them when we’re invited to a wedding, but this one meant my in-laws would be there too – a whole new experience. read more…

Sep 2 / Erica

MMM {wears} M&S’s Amazing Navy Coat

It's September so I can officially wear my new navy Marks & Spencer coat

It’s September so I can officially wear my new navy Marks & Spencer coat

Credits: Coat, M&S; Jeans, MIH; sweatshirt, Isabel Marant (also try this one); Trainers, ASOS; Bag, H&M (available soon, will let you know).


It is September, which for me means I can officially start busting out the coats I started buying at the end of July. True story. read more…

Aug 29 / Erica

MMM {a new chapter} My New Freelance Life

I have a bit of news. Today is the start of a whole new chapter for me – I am officially freelance.

Yesterday I left my role as Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor of LOOK Magazine to find more of a balance to my life, to work from home and most importantly to be around a lot more for my two children – who are both growing up way too quickly! read more…

Aug 27 / Erica

MMM {label love} Visiting The Factory With Heritage Bag Brand Village England

If you follow my Instagram feed, you will have noticed that I’m a big fan of Village England – a heritage brand that really supports its British roots, providing beautiful bags that work for real life. And I know – my Cranleigh and Newlyn are on pretty much constant rotation. I’ve also mentioned them before here.

Me wearing my Newlyn bag this week. Image: instagram/erica_davies

Me with my Newlyn bag this week (accessorised by Aspinal monogram along with Jigsaw and River Island pom poms).
Image: instagram/erica_davies

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Aug 22 / Erica

MMM {weekend} H&M + MIH + New Look

Bank Holiday weekend – so OF COURSE it’s going to rain.

But don’t worry, because whether you’re staying at home or getting away somewhere, I’ve found the perfect waterproof.


Me in my new H&M parka

Me in my new H&M parka

Credits: Black leopard parka, H&M; black jeans, MIH, tee-shirt, Primark

(Sorry about the terrible picture, my ‘personal photographer’ got home too late from work to take this outside, or indeed, in focus) read more…

Aug 18 / Erica

MMM {mini} Holiday packing with Trunki

I find holiday packing the most stressful thing in the world. Even when I only have myself to account for, it’s painful because I LIKE HAVING ALL MY CLOTHES AROUND ME. After all, who knows what mood I will be in when I wake up and get dressed? Hmmm?

Now I have to be completely and utterly ruthlessly organised as it’s not just about me. Holidays now mean packing for three people (while also fielding a million ‘where’s my XXX?’ questions from the other half) and this is seriously stressful. And also means I forget so many things. We’ve just been away for the weekend and because Lila’s being potty trained, I took 300 pairs of pants and no nappies. Also, only one pair of sandals and it rained the entire time. Horrific.

Sometimes I’d quite like to see what the kids would pack if left to they own devices. So in a sort of experiment, I teamed up with the ingenious design team at Trunki and did just that. read more…