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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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…
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.
DRUMROLL PLEASE ….
The THREE winners of the MMM / H&M £50 gift cards are:
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.
Please get in touch with your addresses and your gift cards will be dispatched ASAP!