I love Summer and kitting the children out with beautiful Summer dresses, shorts and lightweight footwear. There are some amazing fashion collections out there for children, cute and stylish! I had great fun planning some outfits for the children on the fashionworld.co.uk website. They really do have a great selection of items, including toys to keep them occupied. It’s a great one stop shop for getting Summer ready!
Raising a young family is a stressful and complicated process. That is why you need to have plenty of people that you can rely on when times get tough. Otherwise, you may find it a real struggle to cope with the demands of being a parent. When you are establishing your social circle, it is especially important that you find people who can understand your situation. This will help you to avoid judgement or unsolicited and unhelpful pieces of advice. If you are determined to strengthen the connection that you share with your fellow mums, you will need to put the work in. Below are seven tips to help you make this happen.
With Christmas right around the corner, most people have already started giving and buying gifts. Although the holidays are for the whole family to enjoy, it’s no secret that the kids look forward to the festivities the most. Toys are the most obvious and popular gifts given to children, but eventually, you’ll run out of toy ideas, and expanding their wardrobe (with children’s accessories) will undoubtedly come to mind.
If you enjoy looking after your family, it is likely that you take great pride in their appearance. This is the ideal way for you to show the world how well your loved ones are taken care of. However, the stresses and strains of daily life can sometimes get in the way of keeping up appearances. Therefore, it is extremely important that you plan ahead. Instead of aiming for perfection, your goal should be helping your loved ones to feel cool and confident in everything they do. Below are four ways that you can get your family looking great.
Millets are helping us dog owners this Winter with a fabulous take the lead campaign on their website. They have everything from waterproof jackets for the owners, to leads for walking your little pooches. We celebrated by taking our doggies out for a nice Autumn walk and preparing for the cold Winter months.
I wish I had these cool fashion options open to me when I was younger. Not that I dressed myself at 5 years old! I discovered shops that I didn’t even realise sold childrenswear this month. I had fun choosing funky Autumn childrenswear items for the little ones and styling them up over half term. The children loved it too.
We live in a world where fashion trends are thrown in our faces constantly. Glossy magazines dictate what you should and shouldn’t wear with each coming season, and the ease of celebrities’ interaction with the public through social media sees followers attempting to imitate the look of their favorite models, musicians, actors, and socialites. It’s not all too surprising that sometimes we find it difficult to keep up. As soon as we purchase one fashion staple, the fad seems to have passed, and the item is cast aside as we chase the latest trend. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Why follow the crowd when you could have your own distinct, standout style? Perhaps Ralph Lauren put it best when he once said: “fashion is transient, trends come and go. I believe in style, not fashion”. Here’s everything you need to know about curating your own, individual style rather than relying on trends that come and go in what often feels like minutes.
As the summer holidays end and Autumn approaches, holidaymakers are turning to snowier climates for their next break. Ski trips are a great option for families, couples or groups of friends that love to keep active while also having a relaxing getaway, and allow you to soak in some beautiful scenery from around the world. Whether you’re a frequent skier or this is your first time, make sure you take a look at this guide to some of the essential items you need to pack for your trip.
What’s in a look? If in doubt, ask a celebrity. If beauty and looking the business are your stock in trade which fills your personal coffers to the brim, then facial acupuncture has understandably become the treatment of choice for the celebrity class, from actors to models to musicians.
If, like me, you are a working Mum that has just over 2 weeks to kit the children out with their new school uniforms (replace the scuffed shoes, torn edged trousers and chewed jumper sleeves!) you will want to get as much as you can in a “one stop shop”. John Lewis is just that. John Lewis challenged me to find everything I need in their school uniform shop, and I managed to get everything I needed for under £100.
Gel-a-Peel are giving one of my lucky readers this fab 3 pack kit in this competition. A great something to do as we start back to school. Your little one can decorate their purse, school bag or school books. I wish I had stuff like this when I was younger. You can do so much with it and it is really popular.
The existence of fashion trends date back hundreds of years. They signified to show how much extra money and leisure time you had. They signified your level in society, suggested your connection to royal families, that sort of thing. It would begin with whatever the reigning party, king or queen, liked – and the faster you caught on and followed suit, the better it indicated you were to observant of their tastes.
Now as most of you know who follow my blog, I am far from the perfect Mummy. I forget their school kits all the time, take them to school with their hair unbrushed or even worse uniform on inside out! It can be stressful trying to remember to do the mental checklist before you leave the house and those first days of school are harder. Because its the first day of school!
To say I felt like a princess in my sparkly sequin dress from Quiz Clothing, is an understatement. I have never had an occasion where I could choose from an array of going out dresses, until earlier in July when I attended an awards ceremony. I felt like a million dollars! It’s amazing how your mood changes your whole appearance too, I was beaming from ear to ear.
You may recall last Summer I had a little rave about a new website I came across: Love the Sales. The site that lists fashion items, that are just in the sale! Well, I wanted to give you a little update because I think it's brilliant and you could grab yourself a bargain before the Summer holidays arrive – find your maxi dresses and a spare pair of shorts for the kids!
Let’s face it; no parent is as bothered about their fashion choices as they were pre-parenthood. Nonetheless, there’s no doubt that looking great still makes us feel great. That should be more than enough incentive for any mom to freshen up her look this summer. Still, those decisions are only worthwhile if they retain a sense of practicality.
You don’t have to be born with the right genetics to have an hourglass figure. This can be true to some extent though, but any woman can have this figure without undergoing an expensive cosmetic surgery. You just need to have enough of a desire to have this figure that you will work hard for it. Here are three of the most effective things you need to do in order to have a perfect hourglass figure.
The school year might be over, but for many levers, that means it’s time to start thinking about college wear and what to buy for their wardrobe. College isn’t a fashion show of course, but it doesn’t hurt to look good whether you’re attending a lecture or heading out to a club in the evening. So, let’s look at some of the fashionable outfits and items that you’ll need to buy before the new semester begins.
I love shopping, but in this heat you want a shop that has it all and a great online shop to boot! Debenhams have a jam packed holiday shop, everything from luggage, clothes and accessories to make sure your Summer is the best. In one stop I ordered aftershave, clothes for Daddy and the children, a hat for Mummy and luggage. Great for busy Mum’s trying to get sorted for the annual Summer holiday.
Prom is one of the best times in a person’s life. You will be able to get dressed up, spend time with a date or your friends in a way you will never experience again. Prom is at the end of the year, and usually all of your peers go their own way. Whether you go on to college, or work for a living, prom is the last time you will get to spend a lot of time together before life responsibilities start to take precedence. That is why it is very important that a woman looks nice for prom and find a great dress that she can dance in and look amazing in.
Gardening, outdoor adventures, Summer BBQ’s and school runs that could be hot or wet, or both! It’s that time of year where you have to prepare for the Great British Summer weather. I get to about this point every year where I have a mini check-list of things I do and I thought it would be useful to share it. Whether you are spending the day inside or outside, there is a handy tip below for you:
I found out about a great little survey that Muddy Puddles have open at the moment, they want to find out what children get up to outside, their favourite activities and what makes them happy when exploring the outdoors! I wanted to share it with my readers too. It’s a great survey that encourages you to answer it with the children – you cannot predict the responses you will get.
Do you enjoy family walks? Are you going on a weekend break where you might be outdoors? It could even be on the walk to school or a trip to the shops! You will almost certainly need a go to jacket for the children. This British weather can never be a guarantee and we always carry weatherproof jackets in the car. Berghaus recently launched a new range of jackets for children aged 3-13 and they sent Noah & Isla matching jackets to review, you can find their range of kids clothing on the Blacks website.
If you like your man to look smart, this year, you are going to be a very happy woman. The laidback hipster look is still going to be hot, but more and more men will be pairing their jeans with a nice waistcoat or a formal jacket.
I recently came across an online boutique selling beautiful prom dresses and it got me thinking about when I will have to think about this with Isla. Obviously not for, at least, 10 years anyway! She loves dressing up in a beautiful dress and I can just imagine her putting on a fabulous ball gown, waiting for her date to pick her up. Oh my goodness, we might have to wait until she is 30 before I actually let that happen!