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Nov 24 / Erica

MMM {mini} Rainy days won’t stop us

I don’t know if you noticed, but yesterday it didn’t stop raining. But that didn’t stop us getting out – oh no.

It also gave us a brilliant reason to road-test Lila’s new Baggers at Monsoon Kids rain suit which I love.

This floral two-piece is a lovely change to the usual pastel pink out there. read more…

Nov 21 / Erica

MMM {weekend} Totally in love with ASOS White

If you’re a regular reader of MMM, you’ll probably be aware of my obsession with checking the ‘New In’ sections on websites such as Zara, Topshop and ASOS.

Well, I have to keep on top of things, right?

For quite a while now, ASOS White has been top of my checking-in agenda. If you haven’t discovered it, then let me explain.

It’s the brand’s slightly edgier collection so the pieces are much more pared back but with a ‘fashion’ element – a fantastic mix of oversized boyfriend cashmere knits, really cool, slightly oversized dresses that you could throw on and look equally great wearing with your Stan Smiths or a pair of strappy heels and the leather pieces are brilliant. Really brilliant.

I earmarked a really lovely navy textured cocoon coat and some navy blue leather joggers – yes, leather joggers.

I wasn’t sure what they’d be like on, but they looked like they had a very happy mix of comfort, style and practicality – something I could throw on with trainers, drag the kids to school (you know what I mean) and then jog on (well they are ‘joggers’) to a meeting or two.

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Nov 20 / Erica

MMM {trends} Totally tropical

If you’re not keen on pineapples, kitsch flamingos or palm trees, look away now – because according to the high street’s spring showcases, everything is being given a tropical twist.

Pineapples are definitely the fruit motif of choice – as spotted at Topshop, Accessorize and even Paperchase (yes!).

Here are some favourite shots I’ve taken over the past couple of weeks of spring press days.

Topshop's pineapple raffia clutch (and gorgeous snake sandals)

Topshop’s pineapple raffia clutch (and gorgeous snake sandals)

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Nov 18 / Erica

MMM {home} Australian bed-linen lust-haves

As obsessed as I am with home textiles, there is one thing that does irritate me about the UK high street.

And that is the lack of stylish bedlinen for kids. I wrote about it here – and recent searching for my own children’s rooms led to buying adult single duvets.

What I would specifically like are mismatched  sheets – simple designs, in great colours with brilliant printed, fitted sheets that could be mixed and matched. In my head I know exactly how I’d do it and I reckon I’d make a fortune – I’m still waiting for that call!

In the meantime, I’ve found two Australian brands (both of whom ship internationally) that I’ve become slightly obsessed with.

I Love Linen, founded by ‘chief linen lover’ Lauren has an almost 20k strong Instagram following thanks to gorgeous images of her products like these. read more…

Nov 17 / Erica

MMM {mini} Marks & Spencer launches M&S Baby

It’s fair to say that with a four (and a half) year old in reception and a two (and a half) year old out of nappies and at pre-school, my baby days are over. That’s FO’ SHO. No more for us. No. Way.

In fact, now Lila’s in her big bed we’ve just passed our lovely Mamas & Papas cot bed on to friends and I think, with the exception of the McLaren buggy – there isn’t any baby paraphernalia left.

But that isn’t to say I don’t like to keep abreast of the baby world – particularly when something brand new launches. So I was excited to be given a tour of M&S Baby - their new dedicated one-stop shop available in six stores and online.

The new M&S Baby department in their Westfield London store

The new M&S Baby department in their Westfield London store

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Nov 14 / Erica

MMM {weekend} Mostly wearing a gilet

Meet your cold weather BFF. If you haven’t yet seen a faux (or real sheepskin) gilet you like yet, then this is the post for you.

Because seriously, get involved. It’s a no-brainer trend that will work whatever your shape and whatever your dress style (Kate Moss and Middleton both rock them and I think we can all agree they couldn’t be more opposing, sartorially speaking.)

Wearing a Dom Goor 'teddy' gilet with a floral dress from ASOS

Wearing a Dom Goor ‘teddy’ gilet with a floral dress from ASOS

Credits:

Gilet, Dom Goor; floral dress, ASOS; shoes, New Look (similar here); ribbon belt, vintage (similar here)

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Nov 12 / Erica

MMM {wears} Why jumpsuits are taking over the world

Image: Bloglovin

Image: Bloglovin

Have jumpsuits become the urban girl’s answer to the LBD? On Saturday we met up with friends for dinner and all three girls – myself included – rocked up in a black jumpsuit. read more…

Nov 10 / Erica

MMM {home} A whole new look

In the past my craft expertise has been limited. I’m a bit of a bodge-it merchant – I’m impatient, really bad at reading instructions and don’t give things time to dry properly.

Which is why my latest home exploits have really surprised me – as I’m actually *happy* with the results.

We’ve just turned the spare room into Charlie’s bedroom, so lost the double bed and bedding for it. But I didn’t want to get rid of one particular throw – it’s only a cheapish one, but it looked pretty and I was pretty sure I could dye it and re-use it in Lila’s new room.

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Nov 7 / Erica

MMM {weekend} Dressing down a leather midi

Eee it’s right cold. But, surely time to rejoice – as I’ve busted out the coats I’ve been waiting to wear since, well September.

I’ve also realised – now I’m freelance and not based in an office – that I am wearing far less of the lovely skirts that hang in my wardrobe. So this week I set myself a little mission to style them in a more casual way – after all, with school runs and all that entails you don’t want to be overdressed but similarly, I want to look presentable if I have to dash to a quick meeting.

So this is how I’ve dressed down my leather midi, which if you haven’t bought one yet, is a totally brilliant investment. Despite the connotations of the fabric, a midi length means they look sophisticated.

I’ve played with proportions and worn mine with a longer line grey polo neck and camel coat, but dressed it all down with my Stan Smith trainers.

I love these trainers at the moment, I’m wearing them with everything – even with this length skirt. Mine are from Schuh.

You could just as easily wear trainers for the commute and change to courts for work.

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Nov 4 / Erica

MMM {spy it buy it} The Stella shoes we’re all obsessed with

Images: Always Judging and Collage Vintage

Images: Always Judging and Collage Vintage

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Nov 3 / Erica

MMM {mini} The H&M / For All Children winners

Campaign image for All My Children / H&M

Campaign image for All My Children / H&M

DRUMROLL PLEASE ….

The THREE winners of the MMM / H&M £50 gift cards are:

Chelsea Chandler

Jessica Thompson

and Lucy Mitchell 

They were all picked for their virtual styling tricks – if you want to take a look at their ideas, check out the comments feed for the post here.

Congratulations ladies!

Please get in touch with your addresses and your gift cards will be dispatched ASAP!

 

Oct 24 / Erica

MMM {weekend} Off on holiday…

 

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Can I get an A-MEN! We’re off on holiday!

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