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Sep 29 / Erica

MMM {reads} The only flat shoes you need this season, by En Brogue

Image: Instagram.com/enbrogue

Image: Instagram.com/enbrogue

The ratio of my heels to flats is diminishing every season. I LOVE shoes, but flats have become my go-to everyday saviour and I try to make them work when I’m going out at night too.

One person who ditched the heels ages ago is Hannah Rochell, InStyle’s Fashion Features Editor and founder of the genius blog En Brogue. Her chic style and flat-shoe, cool-girl know-how has made her one to watch on the fashion circuit (and I should know, until recently she sat a few rows away from me at work!) so it was only a matter of time before the blog became a book.

Hannah Rochell Image: Donna Ida

Hannah Rochell in her Grenson lace-ups
Image: Donna Ida

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Sep 26 / Erica

MMM {weekend} Zara + Asos

Autumnal. I love that word. It means waking up to a lovely centrally heated room and walking outside with crunchy leaves underfoot. Oooh and dinners like sausage and mash, or stew. Yum.

This weekend I’ll be getting my Autumn on in shades of khaki, berry and grey – and nothing says Autumnal more than those colours in this Zara top.

 

WEARING…

trouses

Zara top + black trousers + leopard shoes

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Sep 25 / Erica

MMM {get the look} Stella McCartney jeans

Have you seen these amazing crystal studded jeans by Stella McCartney?

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Crystal embellished boyfriend jeans, Stella McCartney

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Sep 24 / Erica

MMM {lifestyle} My new arrow light obsession

We’ve been having a bit of a rejig at home, selling furniture on eBay and reconfiguring the dining room into more of a family zone. It’s just off the kitchen so makes much more sense to have a little TV/play area in there so I can keep an eye while I’m pottering around.

One of the problems with it is that it’s north-facing, so quite a dark little area needing good lighting.

But I wanted something that had an element of fun that would appeal to the kids, whose space it was going to ultimately be.

Then I spotted this on Rockett St George.

Our new light, Rockett St George

Our new light, Rockett St George

I’ve been looking at fairground style lights like this longingly on Etsy for ages thinking they’d make a great, practical art display. Plus Pinterest has some great inspo – like these below.

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Sep 23 / Erica

MMM {if you buy one thing} Make it a checked shirt

Checked shirts are definitely having a moment.

Whether you rock them beneath a smart blazer, tailored trousers and courts or team with your turned-up jeans at the weekend, they’re one of the most versatile pieces you can buy.

I’m wearing mine here with leather look trousers and white lace-up brogues from Best of British at M&S. read more…

Sep 22 / Erica

MMM {home} Finding stylish bedlinen for the kids

Image: Farg & Form at This Modern Life

Image: Farg & Form at This Modern Life

 

There’s something I really, really cannot stand about specific ‘kids’ bedding ranges – and that’s twee.

Cartoon characters? Shudder. Pastel shades of ‘gender-appropriate’ duvet sets? Not for me thanks. And cutesy flowers / dinosaurs / pirates? No way hosay.

I love clashing print and pattern, simple repeat prints such as polka dots,  clouds, stripes or stars do it for me. read more…

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.

WEARING…

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).

WEARING …

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

Instagram.com/toopanddaley

Instagram.com/toopanddaley

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…