There’s no getting away from it, the cold weather has come and it’s here to stay. I’m actually a fan of bright, cold days and love getting my winter clothes out of the wardrobe. Cosy jumpers, oversized scarves and of course ankle boots. I’m a big fan of comfy shoes, usually rocking converse and vans but in the winter I love stylish little boots to keep me warm and supported. For me the perfect boot has a little bit of a heel and looks great dressed up or down. I prefer leather because it’s easy to keep clean and if…

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As much as I love summer and all the fun it brings to my wardrobe I really embrace the colder months. Sure, I’ll moan about the rain like all good Brits but I love snuggly jumpers, dark evenings and hot spiced drinks. A/W ’17 is looking pretty extra to me with bold red outfits, slogan tees, amazing tights and over the top embellishments dominating the runways. Can I get a ‘hell yes’ for all of this?! I’m really trying to move towards a more minimalist capsule wardrobe so I’m chuffed that a lot of ‘what’s hot’ for the coming months…

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*I was sent this PacaPod backpack in exchange for an honest review. Something I’ve struggled with ever since finding out I was pregnant is worrying that I look too ‘mumsy’. I think a lot of you will be able to relate to this, from day 1 I found that most maternity ranges were a bit mature for my taste. Whilst the clothes were really comfortable I felt like I was playing dress up in someone else’s wardrobe. Even now, whenever I shop for new clothes or try a new hairstyle I worry that I look drab or I’m just going for convenience…

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I don’t know about you but being ‘plus-size’ (I hate that phrase but let’s not go there today) and having my confidence ravaged thanks to months in the house with a toddler and very few social engagements the thought of a ‘summer wardrobe’ doesn’t have me jumping for joy. But, as ever, I’m trying to get out of my head and comfort zone to make the most of the hot weather both here in the UK and on my holiday to Spain in August. I’ve been doing some shopping and I’ve started to pull together a little bit of a…

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It’s no secret that I love good food but creating and sharing recipes is, sadly, something I don’t often have time to do. Before Luisa was born I was absolutely the Chef in residence but adding a new baby into the mix meant Matt had to step up to the plate. Quick note – I won’t apologise for massive overuse of puns. It’s not that Matt wasn’t a good cook, he was just a bit slow and lacked creativity. Well, that’s all changed now, with Luisa demanding most of my time – particularly in the late afternoon Matt is well…

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It’s 7.14am, you’ve just woken up but to be honest it could easily be 4 or even 11am, you’ve built up such a massive sleep debt that it doesn’t really make a difference anymore. If you’re lucky the mini dictator is still asleep and you can get to the bathroom, maybe even make a cup of tea before waking them up. Bleary-eyed you stand in the kitchen, greasy hair and crumpled pyjamas. Sigh. Another day begins.     Most people have a lot of time and understanding for new parents, the newborn days are simultanteously brutal and wonderful, at the…

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Summer is coming and I am ready to embrace the warmer day and longer nights. I feel like Spring is a great motivator and this year I’m trying to switch up my beauty ‘regime’ a little.     I’m willing to bet I’m not the only mum who hasn’t shaved their legs in 4-6 months so the first step in my quest to be ‘summer ready’ is to loose the winter coat. We’re going to Spain in a few weeks and I’m planning to get a spray tan before we go so I need to be smooth first! As you…

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It’s so easy to lose an hour scrolling on Instagram looking at everyones seemingly perfect lives. I’m a sucker for beautiful interiors that I know I’ll never be able to achieve or maintain. Nevertheless I thought I’d put together a handy guide to help you on the road to achieving an instagram home that is totally #goals     The first thing you need to do is remove everything from your home. The easiest option here would be a strategic house fire – just make sure you’ve got good insurance. Failing that skip hire is more reasonable than you might…

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Hands up who spends half the morning staring at the pile of clothes on the floor, wandering aimlessly to the clean ones in a mound in the kitchen and then half heartedly poking the dirty mountain for good measure? I have so many clothes and nothing to wear because it’s all so uninspiring. Half of it is too big or too small or just done and devoid of shape. A good portion of what’s left I genuinely don’t like and never wear. That leaves us with about 15% of my clothing actually being worn on a regular basis and I can…

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