My City Break Capsule Wardrobe

For the first time in a very long time the husband and I are off on a European city break.  It was something we used to do frequently before we had the boys.  We tended to go in the Easter holidays and would pick a city to visit and would head off for a few nights. Barcelona was a city my husband had always wanted to visit, and with him turning the big 4-0 this summer we have booked a couple of night there without the children.  We had booked to go in May but with the house only due…

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Back to Work & My Perfect Pair of Trousers

Did I mention I’m starting my new job soon?  Actually I’m starting tomorrow so obviously what has been worrying me A LOT is what to wear on my first day.  Technically it’s a training day but I’ve been advised it’s casual but not too casual, which sent me into a bit of a panic. Not too casual means jeans are out of the question, and I have debated whether a denim dress counts as too casual (I decided it did) and when I inspected my wardrobe there wasn’t anything that I would feel confident in.  And I need to feel…

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Foxy Fashion for Autumnal Toddlers

I’m having a love affair with all things foxy at the moment.  It started with G’s woodland themed nursery and has grown from there.  G has a wardrobe bursting with summer wear but very little for the chillier weather so I’ve been doing a little bit of online window shopping and have been eyeing up some foxy fashion. Maybe it’s that the colour is perfect for Autumn, or that there is something cute about toddlers rocking the fox look but I’m in love. Here’s a few of my favourite pieces out in the shops at the moment. Left to right:…

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Summer Trends with Simply Be

As you may have guessed from my blog name I have slight phobia about turning into a frump now that I’m a mother and approaching a big 4-0 birthday (I’m still a few years off but close enough for it to be a concern).  Since having my two boys my weight has fluctuated constantly and it’s probably only now, over five years since having O that I am starting to feel a bit more body confident again. But as a woman in my mid-late 30’s I find that I don’t really know where to shop.  I feel a bit too…

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Finding my Mummy Style #notafrumpymum

Becoming a Mum is hard in so many ways, but one of the aspects I found the hardest was adjusting to my post bump shape.  During my first pregnancy I gained a lot of weight, and went from a size 10 to a 14 and everything in my wardrobe was far too small.  I remember buying a hideous green skirt for O’s first Christmas because it was a size 12.  I refused to believe I was a 14 and bought it simply because it was a 12 (and had a much needed elasticated waist!) It took a lot of hard…

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