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.
The ‘credit crunch’ may be over, but the economy has not yet fully recovered as regards salaries versus cost of living. It is hard to make money stretch to cover all the necessities, never mind those little pleasures that make the world a nicer place. Here are some tips to help you enjoy some of the more indulgent treats without breaking the bank or skimping on the mortgage or rent.
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.
Shopping is one of the most enjoyable times you could indulge in (assuming you have money) but we can get easily carried away. In fact, it’s entirely possible to go on a spending spree and come back with plenty of new garments yet still have enough cash left over to get home. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of tips that will help you make the most of your next big shopping spree so you can look stylish without making a huge dent in your wallet.
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!
As a parent, it’s always important to remember that you are a person still! It can be easy to forget all the things you used to do before you had your children, and it’s important to go back to these things every once in a while to give you a much needed break from the hard work that raising children can be! This is something I learnt the hard way this year and made some big decisions on getting some me time.
I have been looking at houses for what feels like years now, trying to find the right house for our family. They are either too small, or too dark, too new or not enough “toy space”. One thing I have been focussed on though is the garden. I want the right garden, no negotiations. It has to be a big garden. It has to have space for the children to play, the grown ups to relax and the furbabies to run around. Quite a large list and quite impossible with our budget.
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.
Recently I was introduced to a wonderful listing tool, Shoptagr, it is amazing, especially if you are a natural born “lister” like I am. I have listing stationery everywhere and for everything and this takes that stationery to a whole new digital level. You can basically browse through online shops tagging items that you love along the way, these items get added to your list and hey presto, that Christmas list is complete! Go on, create your very own list, it is really easy to get going and you’ll have a list of items in no time.
We all do it. No matter how well we think we have events planned out, we always forget some small aspect that seems like everything is ruined without it. A Halloween party our children for example. Unless we want sugar-infused kids running amuck with nothing to do, we better have something fun to entertain them before the party turns into a real terror. Here are five, quick, easy and fun last minute ideas that you can use this Halloween.