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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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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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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Like most mums, I think, I tend to live vicariously through Luisa. One of my vices is clothes shopping for her, there are just so many cute things you can pick up and thanks to online shopping it’s oh so easy for a few bits to fall in your basket. I’ve been taking on a lot fewer reviews on the blog this year but when one of my favourite brands got in touch about their new collection I couldn’t help myself.     I featured From Babies With Love in November when I showed you their range of organic soft toys.…

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I’m sure you noticed from my enthusiastic instagramming a few weeks ago I was in London for a couple of days with Mothercare. I’ve been working with them over the last few months on the #DressMyBump campaign focussing on encouraging mums-to-be to embrace their bodies and maternity style. If you didn’t catch my first post about maternity style and body image you can read it here. The culmination of the project was a wonderful photoshoot experience for two mums to be in London. When I arrived I was introduced to the team and given a run down of how the morning would go. I…

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Whenever I was about 6 months pregnant I received a card through the post from my Nannie, she sent me a cheque and wrote a lovely letter reminiscing about her own experiences of pregnancy. In her letter she explained how she’d felt so uncomfortable and frumpy with nothing to wear until one day she decided she’d had enough. Off she went to a local department store for a whole new maternity wardrobe that made her feel so much more comfortable in her own skin.     She talked about how not looking and feeling yourself can really get you down and…

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I’m so glad I started joining in with Little Loves last week because I’ve really enjoyed reading more of these posts from fellow bloggers. It’s so nice to have a little catch up and see what everyone has been doing over the past week. Without further ado here’s my Little Loves from the past week.   READ As per last week I simply do not have the time to read a proper book – one day! Here’s a little visual of three of my favourite blog posts I’ve read in this past week.     WATCHED It’s been a busy…

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