Summer Gold with Annie Haak Designs

    *** This is sponsored post written in collaboration Annie Haak Designs ****   Hi everyone. I hope you are enjoying this gorgeous weather! We have been on ‘slow mo’ here today which actually has been rather lovely! I do find myself clearing up constantly though, I think that is the joy of beloved teenagers who do NOT seem to stop eating!! Lets talk jewellery… ! As you hopefully know by now I only ever collaborate with brands that I really feel are a good fit for me and you too. When Annie Haak Designs approached me I instantly knew that their products were both affordable and very much my style! Annie Haak is the founder and Managing Director and her designs are worn by…

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Dress for the occasion!

Dress for the occasion!

  **Some affiliate links have been used in this post ** Hello everyone I hope you are all well I was recently invited to preview the new By Invitation Collection at Hobbs London The collection was inspired by the gardens at Kenwood House and is hand painted floral prints and luxurious silks. To be honest I haven’t shopped in Hobbs for years. When I worked in the city I bought suits and sensible court shoes from there but they had most definitely gone from my radar. As you know I like to make purchases that are versatile. Clothes that can be worn on more than one occasion and dressed up and down. How often do we hear that on Instagram!! I am aware that this… View Post
Summer in black

Summer in black

** Some affiliate links have been used in this post ***     Hello, I hope everyone is well. I feel like I am slightly behind with all the things I had planned to do on the blog. Alice is back at school now and although I am still feeling a little wobbly with regard to Instagram I wanted to get my ideas down on paper .. well the internet! If you follow my stories you would have seen that I have been trying have a bit of a clear out of my dressing room and wardrobes that I seem to have taken over around the house. It is not easy for me mainly because I always think that I will love something again or… View Post
Our little darlings!

Our little darlings!

** Some affiliate links have been used in this post ** I presume if you clicked through to read this post you are blessed with a teenage girl around the same age as Alice. Alice at 14 is taller than me with a very slim frame and a definite passion for fashion! She attends a strict Catholic girls school where they measure the girls skirts and are very much ‘old school’ in their thinking. So how would I describe what she likes and how she dresses… I think I am fortunate that she doesn’t particularly wear make up, isn’t into crop tops and I guess I would describe her as a young 14. She doesn’t like dresses that are too figure hugging, she loves a… View Post
Take me to the beach!

Take me to the beach!

••• This post is written in collaboration with Beach Cafe ••• •• Affiliate links have been used ••   It is the Easter holidays already? I actually can’t believe how quickly time is flying by this year. I am sure if you are on here reading this you aren’t currently away in an exotic location or zooming down the ski slopes but possibly trying to plan your days with the kids like me! Even now they are teenagers it is still a challenge.. As you probably know Jamie and I sneaked off for a few days for my birthday recently. Back to our beloved Marrakesh and a few days of relaxing, reconnecting and generally doing not much at all. It is a lovely time of… View Post
Just do it!…….

Just do it!…….

A slightly more personal post today but something I guess I really wanted to share. A couple of weeks ago I was approached by the Editor of a Regional newspaper  The Times and So Magazines. I was asked if I would be involved in their relaunch issue where they were to feature various local bloggers and businesses. My first thought was wow, why me? There are other local people going great guns on Instagram and my blog has only really been live for a year. I then thought about some of the negativity I had received a while back from local people and it made it all the more scary. Why would I put myself out there? On Instagram it feels different, a local paper… View Post
Pink to make the boys wink!

Pink to make the boys wink!

Hello! Happy New Year! My first blog post of the year… I have lots of ideas and am currently working on a Travel post after our recent trip to Thailand. I had such a lovely response after I did a write up on Marrakesh I will now make it a regular thing. I think the hardest thing for me are the photograph’s. While we were away at Christmas I actually made a conscious effort not to involve the family in my little Part time role that is the blog and Instagram! We just needed that family time without chasing pictures!  I would really love to mix things up and keep things interesting so you may see some random blogs from time to time on here! … View Post
Seven Seas Perfect 7 Renewal – my thoughts

Seven Seas Perfect 7 Renewal – my thoughts

  If you follow me on Instagram and  have read my previous blog post you will already know that since the end of August I have been involved in a campaign with Seven Seas Perfect 7 Renewal. This has meant me taking three little pills every day with the aim to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and generally improve the appearance of my skin. As I said in my previous blog it has been easy to maintain, just adding them to part of my daily routine. New Perfect7 Renewal Advanced is a UK first of its kind beauty supplement to contain Ceramosides, to help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in 60 days. Ceramosides are a natural source of ceramides which are a vital component… View Post
Seven Seas Perfect7 Renewal

Seven Seas Perfect7 Renewal

    A couple of months ago I was invited to partner with  Seven Seas to trial the new `Perfect7 Renewal Advanced’ It was claimed that the products scientifically reduced the appearance of wrinkles in 60 days so of course I jumped at the chance! Anything to hold off the ageing process when you are in your forties is a winner with me. Of course with anything beauty related I am always sceptical. I find trying new products exciting but always remember that there are so many factors when it comes to keeping your skin looking beautiful. Does anything really help? Is it ever too late? Key factors that I am sure we are all aware of ….Firstly Hydration.. I certainly need to up my water… View Post
Something a little Magical…

Something a little Magical…

** This is a paid collaboration with Emily and Fin **   If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that I have recently been working with a fun and slightly different brand Emily and Fin The brand were set up by two friends Emily and Ffion who initially sold their clothes at Portobello Market. Now designing with their team from their London studio Emily and Fin are an extremely distinctive British brand with Global stockists. When they asked me to choose my favourite pieces from their new Magical Circus Collection I was really excited as it is a new range of fun prints, jewel colours and luxurious textures. Cosy knits, wide leg trousers and fabulous wearable day dresses..       As you know I absolutely love… View Post