Tag Archives: john lewis

Free Yummy Mummy prep service? Yes please!

With England facing the biggest baby boom in 40 years (eek!), there are more and more of us mamas around and thankfully retailers are starting to take note by creating not just new products but services to make our lives easier.  Hooray! What more could we ask for to get us ready for impending mama-hood read more »

Valentine’s wish list

Yes, the shops and internet are flooded with Valentine’s gift ideas and yes, it probably is an overrated day of forced romance, and what we really want is a peaceful day with a hot cup of tea, no tantrums and dinner made for us but we can hope for a little present too, surely! Here’s read more »

Rock the must-have colour for 2013

Those trend-setting colour gurus Pantone declared THE colour for 2013 as 17-5641 – that’s Emerald to you and I! – And just when you get one new colour on your shopping list those fast-paced Pantone peeps are one step ahead, already listing their top 10 colours for Autumn 2013. Phew. But before you give up read more »

40 of the best boots

Last week a fellow mum on Twitter posed a question about the best footwear for this weather. They need to be showerproof and easy to slip on (she originally asked for waterproof but when I suggested gardening clogs as a practical solution this brief was altered!) and suitable for mummying in. So here is the ankle boot, read more »

Foxy mama

Earlier this week we looked at the best owl picks on the high street, today it’s the turn of the fox. Whatever your style, there’s a foxy piece for you. Top row L-R: Sweater, Aubin & Wills; Blouse, NW3 @ John Lewis; Top, Yumi @ Oliver Bonas; Blouse, Aubin & Wills Bottom row L-R: Tunic read more »

8 of the best denim shirts (and how to wear them)

No mum-wardrobe is complete without a denim shirt. They’re comfortable, versatile, easy to wear and there’s a style to suit everyone. Top L-R: Tunic, Vince @ My-wardrobe.com; Oversize, Topshop; Dip-dye, Mango @ John Lewis; Contrast, Sheinside Bottom L-R: Classic, H&M; Embroidered, River Island; Light wash, Topshop; Chambray, J Crew Style tips Swap your cardi for a read more »

Daily dose: mama-to-be prints

Play with prints to dress your bump. Stick to a simple colour palette, in this case shades of mustard, tan and grey. A low wedge is a great way to look and feel smart for work without compromising on comfort as your body changes. Once your baby arrives these will be an easy way to read more »

Daily dose: ladylike lace

You cannot beat a bit of pale lace to add a pretty twist to your outfit. Team with a mid length skirt and your look will just scream ladylike chic. Keep it up-to-date with a contemporary shoe for a younger take on the midi. Think flippy, fun and flirty and you’ll pull off this modest read more »

Daily dose: into the blue

Make a bright statement with this striking blue skirt. Wear with shades of white and grey and look for pretty embellished detailing to complete the look. The elasticated waist is great pre- and post-baby as your shape changes and if you’re conscious of your tummy, wear the vest loose or choose a flared fit top read more »

Daily dose: peachy keen

Embrace the sunshine with a splash of peach and a dash of florals. Add a sheer blouse to shorts for a practical and elegant outfit, keeping upper arms covered but cool. Go for a loose fit short to flatter your legs and add a flat sandal to keep up with your tots. Necklace, £8, M&Co; read more »

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