Friday, 21 October 2016

One for One Toy & Clothing Campaign with Natural Baby Shower

Looking through the spam folder of my email this morning I happened upon an email telling me all about this lovely campaign from Natural Baby Shower.  I am so glad I found this email, it could have been missed.  It's a wonderful idea.  For every Finn & Emma knitted toy or item of  Woodland Clothing sold between now and December 2016 Natural Baby Shower will donate like for like to a fantastic charity, REFUGE.  Here's a little more about it:

Natural Baby Shower Launch One for One Toy and Clothing Campaign

Natural Baby Shower are excited to announce the launch of their One for One campaign. During this campaign, for every Finn + Emma organic hand knitted toy or item of Woodland clothing sold between the 01st of October and December, Natural Baby Shower will be donating a like-for-like toy or piece of clothing to mother and baby REFUGE charities across the UK in time for Christmas.

Finn + Emma produce beautiful high quality natural products in stunning ranges that strike a balance of stylish and sustainable, classic and contemporary and whimsical and sophisticated.

All Finn + Emma’s toys and clothing are made from 100% G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton and eco-friendly dyes and all the toys are hand-knit or made from untreated wood. All their products are manufactured in fair-trade settings that focus on social and economic independence for local people and especially for women.

Boring designs and toxic chemicals are a thing of the past whilst modern colours and fresh prints are abundant alongside heirloom quality construction. If you love style as much as sustainability, with Finn + Emma there is no reason to have to choose between the two.

Finn + Emma are sold exclusively through leading online retailer of ethical and eco-friendly baby products, Natural Baby Shower. You can view the full collection at

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Spring in Autumn

Spring in Autumn.  What am I on about?  Well.  I got dressed this morning and the dress I put on, if I'm honest, it looked more like a dress for a Spring day than an Autumn one.  Having said that, today is particularly beautiful in this part of the country.  The exact kind of Autumn day you dream about.  Crisp air, colourful leaves in the trees, no rain and blue skies.  So I suppose, if it weren't for the leaves around my feet I could be fooled into thinking it was a little spring like out there.  If it weren't for the smell in the air as well...  Do you find the air smells different season to season?  I know I do.

Fashion Blogger Autumn Style Yumi Colourful tights Cherry Blossom

I like this dress.  It hangs in my wardrobe (which is bursting at the seems..) and doesn't come out very often.  It's one of those dresses, when I put it on, I'm not sure whether I like how it looks on my or not.  Today I like it.  And it suits the bright blue sky.  So whilst it has cherry blossom splashed all over it, it feels lovely and bright, just like the weather.  I'll take that..  Stick a pair of tights under and cardi over the top, I think it still works!

Smile woman!

Fashion Blogger Autumn Style Yumi Colourful tights Cherry Blossom

Dress - Who knows! Sorry...
Cardigan - Yumi
Tights - Ebay
Belt - H&M

Do you ever wear clothes that don't seem quite right for season but go with it anyway?  Oh, and before you comment. Yes, I am wearing my slippers.  I'm in my house! No shoes in the house!! Perhaps I should change the title of this blog to "Style in Slippers".  Or "Slip into Style".  Perhaps "Style V Comfort"?.  Hmmmm....

**Linking up with lovely Not Dressed As Lamb for #iwillwearwhatilike**

Thursday, 6 October 2016

The boys' Saturday Style

I am an avid clothing lover.  I love clothes and accessories for myself and the boys.  I usually can't wait to make a few choice purchases from Beau Loves, BoBo Choses & Mini Rodini every season.  But I have to be honest.  AW16 sees me strapped for cash.  Or, if I'm honest, less likely to rack up debt just to have the latest styles.  I find it hard. Rationalising my desire to buy them some gorgeous items from the new collections against knowing that it's expensive and they probably don't "need" them.  The urge to click is strong... and the design is strong this season too..  The deer print from Mini Rodini and the whole of the Beau Loves collection.. it's got me twitching my finger over the "at to shopping cart" button..  So far, I have resisted.

This means the boys are rocking much the same stuff they have all year long.  It's not exactly a hardship.  My boys have heaps of clothes.  Like a crazy amount.  The have wardrobes bursting at the doors and draws that really don't like closing or opening.  It does make it difficult for blogging about their clothes though.  So.. Today, I'm not sharing new styles or clothes with you.  I'm just sharing how we're mixing them up.  And I happen to think the boys still look pretty awesome!

Mini Rodini, Metsola, Moromini, Zara, Hatley, George at Asda, Kids Fashion, Boys Fashion

Mini Rodini, Metsola, Moromini, Zara, Hatley, George at Asda, Kids Fashion, Boys Fashion

Mini Rodini, Metsola, Moromini, Zara, Hatley, George at Asda, Kids Fashion, Boys Fashion

Ethan Wears:

Stripy Coat - Hatley
Skeleton print leggings - George @ Asda

Felix Wears:

Stripy Coat - Mini Rodini
Raindrop top - Metsola
Trousers - Moromini at Funky Little People
Trainers - Zara

What do you think.  Have they still got it?

Linking up today with Hannah for Funky Kid Friday.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

How To Find The Perfect Jeans

Blue jeans are a staple item and once we find the perfect pair, we tend to wear them with great frequency. But how do we locate the perfect jeans in the first place? While you can use Kohl's promos from couponing sites as to save money on your denim purchases, you can also follow these helpful tips and pointers for finding the best pair to choose. Read on to learn more!

1. Don't Worry About The Label

When you're trying to find the right pair of jeans, there is a tendency to focus on the size that is displayed on the label, as opposed to the way that they fit. It is important to remember that there is no universal sizing to be found and one brand's idea of a 10 could be another brand's version of a 12. Once you've found a pair that you like, take multiple sizes with you to the dressing room, so that you can eliminate all doubt.

2. Know The Risks of Distressed Denim

Distressed denim is trendy right now, but as most women know, not every trend is for you specifically. Before buying a pair of distressed denim jeans, be sure to evaluate your level of comfort when it comes to the way that they fit. For instance, if it showcases too much thigh it can cause a person to become self-conscious and that's not something you want. Any area of the jeans that are distressed shine a flashing light on that part of your body, so be forewarned.

3. Mum Jeans? More Useful Than You Think

While mum jeans have got a bad rap in certain circles, more and more women are wearing them, as they have become somewhat trendy. Since they are able to fit a wide range of shapes and sizes, women are learning to prize their versatility. What's more, mum jeans are high rising and roomier in the seat, so they are able to easily fit a number of different body types.

4. Steer Clear of Teenybopper Jeans

Mum jeans might be back in style, but that does not mean that your daughter's jeans are. Bear in mind that what adolescents find to be stylish might not necessarily be appropriate for an adult. Wearing jeans that are meant for younger people does not provide you with a more youthful look. In reality, they might only make you look like a much older person who is desperately trying to fit in. Don't follow others blindly and find your own style that will suit you personally!

5. Pick The Right Shoes

You can pair your jeans with some Keds or some cross training shoes when your aim is maximum comfort. If you opt to wear trainers, keep the rest of your outfit polished, so that you can still look your best. There are plenty of options nowadays so if you want to be unconventional and wear heels it might work too! And if your aim is to show off your footwear, a pair of ankle grazing jeans will definitely do the trick.