‘It’s not a fashion show’
Nov13

‘It’s not a fashion show’

‘It’s not a fashion show’ is one of my favourite phrases. I use it to make my husband and kids stop and think if they’re being a bit silly about clothes. Because life isn’t a fashion show. School isn’t a fashion show, work isn’t a fashion and running most definitely isn’t a fashion show. It doesn’t matter if your clothes don’t match 100% of the time. Yes, you have to have a...

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Shopping with my daughter
Mar13

Shopping with my daughter

My daughter has loved fashion since she was tiny and has always enjoyed a flick through the Next Directory or a wander round the shop looking at clothes. But since Christmas, she has stepped it up a level. She’s really got into shopping. I enjoyed shopping as a teenager and before I had kids, but it’s a long time since I’ve been to shops for anything more than purely functional reasons. But my daughter has requested...

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Menswear wardrobe overhaul
Dec21

Menswear wardrobe overhaul

Regular readers will know that my eldest son, who is 15, never seems to stop growing. All of a sudden, he is about 6′ tall. He towers above me (there’s something very strange about walking with your child when he is so much bigger than you) and is taller than most men. And he’s still growing. And when boys keep growing? They keep needing new clothes! He’s been wearing Tshirts and hoodies from men’s ranges...

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Dressed by the kids at Next, Cabot Circus
Jun04

Dressed by the kids at Next, Cabot Circus

Regular readers will know I’m a huge fan of Superdry. It’s pretty much all I wear. But, if I need something smarter, some basics, or even some socks, my first port of call is always Next. It’s also the first place I go for kids’ clothes. They’re stylish, well made and a decent price (especially in the sale!). Next is one of the few places where you can buy clothes for kids over the age of 12. Because boys...

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Looking forward to spring with Joules children’s jackets
Feb02

Looking forward to spring with Joules children’s jackets

It’s the end of January, the evenings are getting lighter and I am officially looking forward to spring! As far as the daffodils in my garden are concerned, it already IS spring, but they’re just a bit confused (please don’t let the frost come along and kill them!). One of the nicest things about looking forward to spring is looking forward to shedding a few layers and wearing a few brighter colours. Yes, I know,...

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