Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Missguided Velvet Floral Top

Top - Missguided
Skirt - H&M (similar)
Heels - old

Hey guys, I hope your all well.  Sorry for the silence on the blog, it's been a busy month trying to juggle job hunting and looking after Ava.  I have finally found a perfect balance and I'm settling into a routine now, planning, scheduling and routine is key!

I feel like I haven't shot any outfits in what feels like forever! this outfit is giving me autumn vibes even though it is now spring lol but I shot this back in March,  all the items have since sold out, tut tut,  no more slow blogging!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Mixed Stripe Culotte Trousers

Culottes - Asos
Top - Missguided
Heels-  Missguided

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  It was my birthday on Sunday, I had a big family dinner on Saturday followed by a night out.  I had the best time, it was definitely long over due as I haven't been able to go out much without Ava as she's only breastfed, but now that she eats and loves her food this mama is ready for a few nights out hahha

Can you believe I have never owned culottes! I just didn't think they were short girl friendly (I'm only 5'2).  But I have seen a few short girls rocking them and it really just depends how you style them.  I love these stripe culottes from Asos.  I think the key to wearing culottes for petite frames is to keep it simple on the top.  Mainly wearing fitted tops and steering clear from baggy tops, you don't want to be swimming in fabric!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Buckle Leather Skirt

Skirt - Missguided
Shirt -  Asos
Heels - Boohoo

I haven't owned a leather skirt for a while now.  I remember I wore a black leather skirt in the office once and I got a lot of 'wow leather in the office' type comments.  It's not like it's frowned upon but no one really wears leather in the office, maybe a leather jacket on dress down Fridays but thats as ambitious as it gets!

Now that particular black leather skirt in question was plain and knee length, I probably wouldn't wear this this skirt in the office, this would definitely be to risque!  I love the multiple buckle detail on the skirt and the quality of the material is thick, I have bought some deceivingly thin faux leather skirts in the past.  I'm looking forward to styling this skirt for a night out.

Monday, 24 April 2017

ASOS Spot Pinny Jacquard Prom Dress

Dress - Asos

When I saw the print on this dress I had to buy it!!  Wedding season is here and I think Asos hands down have the best selection of wedding guest dresses.  I knew I had to add this dress to my collection, its a show stopper.  Who would have thought that bright pink and blue go so well together.  I really like the open back detail, showing a bit of shoulder and back is the new sexy right!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Anniversary Outfit

Dress - Boohoo
Heels - Boohoo
Belt - Primark

Hey lovlies, sorry for the short break.  I have been super busy with meetings.  When you have a baby you go through many phases in the first year.  For me it has been, phase 1 - adjusting to a new baby and post labour body, phase 2 -establishing a new routine, phase 3 - routine established and operation body back!  I have been in phase 3 for quite a few months now, soaking in my time with Ava, enjoying being a new mum and having a break from the office.  Phase 4 has now began! making the transition back into work, learning how to juggle work with a baby and delving into the world of childcare, serious adulting!

I celebrated my second wedding anniversary in March, we decided to take our first family trip to a lovely cottage in Essex for 3 days.  It was so nice to get away from London.  I wanted to dress up for our anniversary dinner but still feel comfortable.  I always turn to red when I want to feel dressed up, so I thought this dress was perfect.  I think its quite a casual dress, so I added the belt to accentuate my waist and heels.  I have already worn the dress with trainers and it works well both ways.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Wide Leg Trousers

Trousers - Boohoo
Shirt - Boohoo

I have been on maternity leave for 8 months now, so it's been a while since I styled an office look.  I absolutely love these wide leg trousers.  I'm only 5'2 so I normally shy away from wide leg as they can easily make me appear wider than I'am.  The secret is to make sure it really cinches you in at the waist!

Shirts have come a long way from the typical plain office look.  I'm loving the extra floral design of this shirt.  I have seen a lot of cute shirts from off the shoulder, crop, added ruffles, I'm definitely going to invest in some for my work summer wardrobe.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Off the Shoulder

Top - old (similar)
Skirt - Asos, old (similar here, here and here)
Heels - old (similar)

If you want to feel sexy and flirty without showing too much skin showing a bit of shoulder does the trick!  I felt really dressed up in this top and it wasn't my intention at all.  I would wear this look to a wedding or party, or dress the top down with some jeans and flats.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

5 things I have learnt since becoming a mother

I remember last year on mothers day, I think I was about 6 months pregnant and Hubby said to me "This time next year it will be your first mothers day" and with a blink of an eye it's already here! A mother to a beautiful cheeky 8 month old.

Motherhood has been the biggest experience of my life, I have had the biggest highs, joys, tremendous amount of love and laughter, but it also comes with the a lot challenges and constant life adjustments.

Before I become a mum I really didn't comprehend how challenging motherhood was, all the mothers (superwomen) out there make it look so easy.  This is why mothers are the cornerstone of a household, we really do it all.

Here are 5 things I have learnt since becoming a mother:

1. Having a baby is a different kind of love.  I love my husband, siblings and parents, but the immense love you feel for your child is like no other! When their in pain your in pain, you can sit there and stare at them all day long and do anything to make them happy.

2.  Newborns take a lot of time and energy, but now Ava is older we have gotten into a routine.
In fact I have found having a baby makes me plan my time even better than I did before.  I have become more productive because I know any time Ava is a sleep or with her dad I need to use that time effectively, whether it be writing a blog post or doing chores.

3. Having a baby has made me even more motivated to achieve all the goals I have set for myself to ensure Ava has a great childhood.  Of course I was motivated before having a baby but sometimes self doubt would run riot in my mind.  Having a baby is always a constant reminder and big motivator that squashes any self doubt I had before, I'm not only doing it for myself but now I'm doing it for her too.

4. Since having a baby I feel more confident and care less about what people think.  I don't know if it's the liberation you feel after painfully pushing a baby out half naked in a room full of strangers! But if that's what it took for me to give less f&$ks I'm loving the new me!

I would love to hear how having a baby has impacted your life for the better? Happy mothers day to my yummy mummies out there!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Spring Neutrals

Jumper - Missguided
Bag - Asos, sold out (similar)
Heels - old (similar)
Trousers - Missguided, old (similar here and here)

It's officially spring yah!!  I feel like my photos look so much brighter now the sun has graced us with its presence, although it's still a little bit chilly.

I'm a big fan of colour but I also love neutral outfits.  I find neutral tones easier to put together quickly without putting to much thought into it.  If your not a fan of black clothes like me, neutral colours are the next best thing to throw on when your in a rush.

You might have noticed I'm loving a bit of sleeve detail, I really like the added fur detail on this jumper, it makes it appear more expensive than it actually is.  This is a perfect office outfit and great to wear for after work drinks too.

Ava hasn't made an appearance on the blog since my birth story! fast forward today she is almost 8 months old, seriously where does time go!  She's crawling everywhere at fast speed, dragging down every item in her way, I just love watching her grow but at the same time I want her to stay small forever, catch 22 huh..