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
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
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
Suited and booted

Suited and booted

Hello, how are we all? The sun is still shining here and I feel like I am on a bit of a blogging roll! Lots of exciting ideas coming up to share with you……Can I mention Autumn Fashion?? I normally ease into the new  season rather slowly. I think really because I am careful with what I buy nowadays and don’t want to peak too soon with the latest thing! A few days after returning from our holiday and still very much in Summer mode Alice and I had a mooch around London at the new AW18 offerings… One thing I have always loved wearing is a suit. Maybe from my days as a Headhunter in the City where especially during the 90’s suits were… View Post
Suns out, legs out!

Suns out, legs out!

    You may have seen that on Sunday that we went along to the Love Supreme Festival at Glynde Place. Jamie loves Jazz and we try to go along every year if we can. We even went just as he started his chemotherapy three years ago, he is that dedicated! ..Love Supreme is over three days always at this time of the year. The atmosphere is fantastic and there is so much on offer for everyone. We did spend quite a bit of time in the Champagne and Oyster bus! A beautiful converted bus with tables upstairs that gives you an amazing view of the stage! Very handy…We always stay in Lewes at a lovely hotel called Pelham House but thousands of people camp… View Post
My summer edit with Great Plains

My summer edit with Great Plains

I was recently asked to put together my choices from the new SS18 collection at Great Plains What I really love about this 25 year old brand is the combination of both high quality pieces to create a capsule wardrobe and contemporary fashion influenced designs. I guess what I mean is that it is classic with a twist! With an International online presence they are continuing to grow from strength to strength. I have chosen pieces that I felt would work with clothes that I already have as well as adding something slightly different. The colour palette more often is muted but this season with added yellows and bright rust oranges.     Betsy Broderie Midi Dress   My first choice was this bright red/orange broderie… View Post
Something to get me back to the gym…….

Something to get me back to the gym…….

For years I have exercised at least three times a week. It became my routine while I was working in a stressful job to go either to a class or the gym before or after work. Over the years I have purchased and worn many different variations of gym and active wear so when I approached by a brand I had never heard of I was curious. I have to admit that I am that person that has absolutely no problem at all when it comes to wearing my gym wear out in public! I will happily stroll around Sainsburys looking at lettuce or meet a friend for coffee! To me it is now acceptable especially with such amazingly flattering styles out there for us… View Post