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3 Spring Trends For Everyday Outfits

It is officially spring and although it does not feel like it at the moment.  I am looking forward to getting some sunshine and stepping away from my winter wardrobe. I always get excited to see what the new trends are for the year. However sometimes it can feel like what is on the runway is often not practical for everyday use. So after reading some spring trend reports and looking around at my favourite designers and brands. I thought I would share with you my favourite Spring Trends For Everyday Outfits.

Lilacs & Lavenders

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The colour lavender was present all over the runways this Fashion month and I love it. It is a great transitional colour to wear as you move from Winter to Summer. And it adds that pop of colour we are all craving after a long winter.

3 Spring Trends For Everyday Outfits

Incorporate it into your wardrobe with nice thin jumpers and lacey tops. If you are feeling bolder then go for a statement jacket like the ones below.

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Sheer Transparency

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The Sheer Transparent theme was another popular look this fashion month. Though not for everyone I would say this is probably my favourite look out of the 3. I love all things mesh and feel it can really vamp up an outfit.

3 Spring Trends For Everyday Outfits

Go for tops with mesh details such as sheer sleeves or cutouts. If you are brave you can try the total look with a transparent blouse or skirt. Don’t forget to wear a nice bralet or under pants!

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Textured Details

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Though I have never been a fan of the cowboy fringe phase that was popular a few years back. These subtle fringe and feathered details have me hooked. It is more chic than cowboy, with a lot of soft tassels.

3 Spring Trends For Everyday Outfits

Opt for an easy everyday top with soft tassel details or accessorise with tasseled earrings which are all the craze at the moment. If you are a real fashionista than go for a statement bag or jacket. I am in love with the pink cross body bag below.

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My Loungewear Favourites

Ever since becoming a mum loungewear has become a personal ‘must have’ wardrobe essential for me. As I am home a lot with my little one, it is practical for me to have an array of comfortable yet some what presentable clothing that I can easily wear around the house and outside if I need to nip out for anything.  There is nothing more satisfying than slipping into your comfies as soon as you come home. It feels like an instant stress reliever and I love feeling cozy and warm in my home. But just because it is nice to be comfortable doesn’t mean you need to look like you just got out of bed. I may be home a lot but i still want to look and feel pretty, even if it is just my son and a few other mums who see me. So after surviving the beast from the east and living in my loungewear for the last week. I thought I would share with you My Loungewear Favourites.

JOGGERS & YOGA PANTS

My Loungewear Favourites

My Loungewear Favourites

I totally love Jack Wills Joggers. I had never heard of Jack Wills before I came to the UK. They were not that prevalent in France nor in Australia, but I am glad I found them. I previously used to buy cheaper alternatives that were your basic joggers. However I found that they often made me look heavier than I was and i felt self conscious going out in them. These Jack Wills Joggers are really comfy and have a nice fit to them with the added bonus of being quite stylish. They are great for wearing around the house and good enough to be worn outside if needed.

I previously owned two other pairs of Jack Wills Joggers but I wore them so much they got holes in them.

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SWEATSHIRTS

My Loungewear Favourites I love love love this sweatshirt. I have had my eye on the Selfish Mother range for ages but never actually bought one until recently. Though it is simple, these shirts have become iconic in the parenting world. I had a hard time choosing which one I wanted as they come in different colours with different words and slogans. My favourites were ‘Mother’, ‘Winging It’ and ‘MAMA’ but eventually decided that MAMA was the best one for me.

NOTE: I am giving away one of these amazing sweatshirts to one of my readers to celebrate mothers day. All you need to do is the following.

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My Loungewear Favourites

I totally love a good loungewear outfit. What are you favourites?
Looking for more fashion tips? Then check out my post of Bodysuits : The  Mum Bod Saviour
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The No-Makeup Makeup Look

I love all things Fashion & Beauty. I love getting dressed up, doing my hair and having on point make up. For me when I look good, I feel good. Simple things like having neat hair and healthy looking skin can boost your confidence 100 times over compared to a day when you feel like a frump. With that said, I don’t like to wear a full face of make up every single day. Especially now that I am a stay at home / work from home mum. It just feels silly. If I am at home with my son then it makes no sense to me to have thick foundation all over my face. I want to look presentable but natural during the day. The last thing you want is to bump in to Karen from work looking like you have been beaten with the ugly stick one too may times. That is why I go down a simple route. I do the No-Makeup Makeup Look to look like a natural beauty. (even though I am totally cheating) #wokeuplikethis not!

One thing I love about this routine is that it is quick and easy. When you are getting up at 6:30 am every morning with your little one the last thing you want is to spend an hour getting yourself prepared.

So here is my “No Make Up” Make Up Routine that helps me to look fresh and natural during the day while keeping it simple and easy.

 

The “No Makeup” makeup look

 

My go to brand at the moment is Bobbi Brown. I used to be an exclusively Mac kinda gal but recently have been using a more products from Bobbi. I find that they are a really good quality and that the range of colours are prefect for my skin tone. Plus their packaging is really cute.

"No Make Up" Make Up Look "No Make Up" Make Up Look

 

NATURAL DEWY SKIN

 

My secret weapon to fresh dewy skin? Bobbi Browns Extra Moisturising tinted moisturiser. This product got me so in love!!!! I wanted something that would give me a semi decent coverage but would feel light on my face. I hate feeling like my skin cannot breath. What I found was that a lot of bb creams either dried out my skin or make it feel sticky and oily. However this moisturiser has been perfect. It evens out my skin tone while feeling like I am not wearing anything at all. The plus side is that it gives me a dewy look as opposed to my foundation which can be a bit matte.

 

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PINK LIPS AND CHEEKS

 

Blush has always been very important to me. I would always add a bit of colour to my cheeks before leaving the house, even if I didn’t have any other make up on. I found it gave me an instant glow and livened up my skin when it looked a bit dull.

The only problem I had was that once I left the house, the powder blushes would fade very quickly. And carrying around a blush palette and brush was not ideal. This is why this Lip and Cheek pot was perfect for me.

 

"No Make Up" Make Up Look

 

This product is my all time favourite. I don’t know how I managed without it. It adds a soft flush to your cheeks and a natural colour to your lips. The texture is super easy to apply. It glides on like a thick moisturiser. Just rub a little on to the apples of your cheeks and dap on to your lips and you are good to go. You can add a bit of lip balm if you want a more glossy look.

The compact itself is small and easy to carry around with you in your bag or clutch. It is perfect for when you are traveling.

 

"No Make Up" Make Up Look

 

FINISHING TOUCHES

 

If I have time then I apply a quick bit of mascara and I brush and pencil in my brows depending on their state. I find the if I get HD brows regularly then I rarely need to do anything to them as they look neat and filled in automatically. As you can see though in these pictures, I haven’t had my brows done in ages.

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"No Make Up" Make Up Look

"No Make Up" Make Up Look

"No Make Up" Make Up Look

 

Now you have my secrets to looking fresh and presentable everyday while staying natural. It is important for us to always feel good about ourselves. Little things like this can make a huge difference in your self-esteem.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

Check out how I get sleek neat hair in 10 minutes

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The Mum Bod Saviour : Bodysuits

The Mum Bod. Oh I had been warned about how my body would change after having kids. “Your body changes its shape completely” I would hear. ” Even if you lose all the weight you will never be the same”. I took all of these warnings with a pinch of salt, I was going to lose the weight and I was going to be skinnier and fitter than ever after having my baby. Little did I know what was ahead of me.

Two years on and I still find that I am too scared to look at myself in the mirror. My previous love of tight body con dresses has had to be put on standby. How am I ever going to look somewhat attractive with these extra wobbly bits protruding from places I didn’t even know they could protrude from?

One word my lovely ladies……….

BODYSUITS

Don’t be fooled by their hip hugging appearance. Bodysuits for me (and for a lot of other mums I know) are my mum bod saviour! Though they appear to be tight and revealing they are actually extremely complimentary to your figure. They give you the “V” Shape, essentially making your hips and stomach appear smaller. Think Baywatch, though the women were beautiful in their own right. It was later revealed that it was the swimsuits V shape design that gave them the much wanted hourglass look. I feel it secures my softer bits in place, making me look smoother and thinner in the process. It is like a comfortable everyday version of spanx.

The Mum Bod

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I now have a huge range of bodysuits in my wardrobe. Ranging from basic t-shirts, vests and singlets to the more fashionable looks such as cold shoulders, meshed etc. You can find bodysuits just about anywhere ranging from 5£ (Boohoo) to up in the £1000’s (Balmain). I personally love House of CBwho make some of the best basic bodysuits as well as some very fashionable statement ones.

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The Mum Bod

Now you know my wardrobe secrets! Hope they help you feel more confident in your body.

Even though they may be wobbly in places, these bodies brought our prefect little humans in to the world. And for that they are amazing, no matter what shape!

Want more? Check out my post on how I ditched the frump!

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How To Get Big Voluminous Curls

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A lot of people have been asking and commenting about my hair recently, wanting to know my secret. I do not spend a lot of time on it. I don’t have the time nor the patience and I am always looking for quick and easy ways to look presentable in the mornings without going full throttle. Unfortunately for me however I cannot just wash it and let it go. It is unruly and needs tamed to look neat, otherwise it will be a curly ball of frizz. If you are a regular on my blog then you know my usual go to look is blow drying it smooth and straight with my GHD dryer. See my post on that here . However sometimes I want a bit more glamour. Some volume and bounce without having to spend ages in front of the mirror. That is where the Remington Big Curl Wand comes into play. It gives Big and Easy curls for the busy mum like me.

 

So since so many people have been asking I thought I would show you what on do on those days I want a bit of wave in my locks.

BIG SOFT CURLS FOR SOME VOLUME & BOUNCE

The good thing about this curler is that it has a large barrel. Meaning it is quicker to use than a smaller barrel because you use bigger chunks of hair. It also has a temperature gauge so you can adjust the heat according to your hair type.

I do not do this everyday. I save it for days when I know I am going out to meet someone or going into town or something. Otherwise I only blow-dry my hair using my GHD Dryer. For more info see my post Sleek Hair in 10 Minutes!

 

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There you have it. See how easy that was! Big easy curls for the busy mum!

 

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Kids Style : Navy Duffle Coat And High Top Trainers

It all started when we were running behind schedule. We were to drive down to Edinburgh for one of our friends daughters birthday party and as usual we were running late. As I scampered around the house trying to get everything together, I felt the stress rising. I needed to get Gabriel dressed and fed, pack his and my own bag, get my self ready, wash my hair and do my make up. SIGH!

The thing is when you have a young child you cannot just pack a few outfits and thats it. You need to bring the whole house! In addition to outfits and spare outfits in cases of leaking nappies or food spills. Its bottles, bibs, snacks, milk, nappies and toiletries. I was cursing myself for not preparing everything the night before. After a few mad dashes, I finally got the last things together while my husband strapped Gabriel in the car. Are we ready? He asked. Yes I replied and off we went to spend the weekend in Edinburgh.

We would usually do the whole 2 and a half hour journey in a oner, but that was no longer an option now with Gabriel who needs to kick his legs and have some food. We stop off and go to unstrap our baby out of the car. Where are his shoes? “I thought you packed them” I said to my husband. “I thought you did” he replied. FUUUUUUUUUCK!

Kids Style

Kids Style

We had forgotten Gabriel’s shoes! Luckily for us there was a Tesco nearby. What was a “quick buy any shoe” situation. Ended up being the day we found one of our favourite pairs. They have become his go to shoes along side his clarks, and he loves them.

With the weather getting colder, they go really well with this duffle coat from John Lewis. He has a few coats for different occasions but this one is by far our favourite. It is so stylish yet casual, and makes him look like a mini adult. Here is his outfit during one of our outings.

*Jumper is from Primark, Hat is from the titanic boutique in Ireland.

 

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