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Must try harder

I haven’t blogged much recently because the clothes I have been wearing have been very bland. My trusted favourites haven’t been feeling right and even when I have made an effort to wear something a bit different the result hasn’t looked how I had hoped.

Today we were out adventuring all day and I needed to be able to jump, chase, breastfeed and crawl around the floor (oh, the glamour!) I choose a top from Uniqlo the year before last that I have a love-hate relationship with. It is a very forgiving shape and the dark grey colour and weight of the material are perfect, but it is mainly polyester and it makes me sweat and ends up driving me crazy every time I wear it (hence my ruddy face in the toilet snap)

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Nudie jeans from a generous friend moons ago, grey Uniqlo long A-line tshirt, Next biker jacket, Marc by Marc Jacobs dragon scale scarf, Zara black & white leopard hi tops, Zatchels neon bag

Tomorrow I will try harder. Hopefully the sun, or at least a bit of warmth, might give me a helping hand.

When it’s cold outside….

I love the snow!  I am lucky; we have park a few minutes walk away, shops even nearer and a pub just down the road.  Not lucky enough to be having a snow day though.  I am counting the minutes until I can get my big girl from school and head to the park for some snowy fun.

This morning there was no snow so I wore Zara skinnies, grey Zara roll neck (over a Uniqlo heattech) with grey Mango faux fur waistcoat, Cafe’Noir boots, Zara grey pleather sleeved coat and Marc by Marc Jacobs dragon scale scarf. Zara heavy today.


The snow started just as we left the house for school.  I have never seen such a happy school run – laughing kids everywhere!  I got quickly changed into my Barbour Arctic Parka, super warm Cos snood, Ugg Gershwins and Ugg ear muffs and headed out with La Bambina for her first sight of snow.

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Keeping warm

It was cold in London today.  We are trying to bring our kids up with a love of the Great Outdoors and to be comfortable with the British weather.  Neither comes to me naturally so I have to make a real effort to be warm enough to have fun.



Zara skinnies, grey Baukjen boxy Gemma roll neck (over Uniqlo heattech and Warehouse roll neck), Zara pleather sleeved coat (similar), grey Uggs (they may not be stylish but they are so warm), Marc by Marc Jacobs dragon scale scarf and Ugg sheepskin earmuffs (unseen)

Stay warm!



Big School Malarkey

I’m new to all this big school malarkey. After the first day back I thought we’d settled back in to our school day routine quickly and easily. Premature smugness on my part.

Every morning this week I have got ready dodging wails, tantrums and increasingly desperate pleas for hot chocolate with a chocolate reindeer in for breakfast (I am admittedly a very indulgent mother, but not that indulgent)  I grabbed what clothes I could in a rush and none of the week’s ensembles were photo worthy.

Yesterday I went out for a New Year lunch with my mamma though and took advantage of La Bambina’s nap to get dressed properly (rather than fold washing or one of the other glamorous tasks I usually fill nap time with) I wore Topshop rubber coated leggings with a black Cos angora dress over a Uniqlo heattech and black Ash Jalouse. Unfortunately the leggings fell victim to some Velcro pretty quickly and the coating got ripped off so they’re now in the bin.


Today we went out for a family dinner locally. I wore Hudsons with a dark green pleather fronted tshirt from Zara with Cos beaded collar and black Ash Jalouse.  If I had some gold boots I’d have worn them.  I did try my New Look leopard boots but they are quite fitted around the ankle and look a bit silly over skinnies.


Surviving Disney

I’m just surfacing after a long weekend in Euro Disney.

I realise that some people love the place.  Indeed some adults enter so far into the “magic of Disney” that they can be witnessed unashamedly pushing kids out of the way to have their photos taken with Dumbo (yes, this happened) I am not a fan of queueing (that’ll be the Italian blood), shouting (oh, children having fun are noisy), freezing (-3) or starving (the food is truly appalling even in the big chains)  I had to have some Time Out to deal with my irritation at not being able to get an even vaguely decent cup of coffee in France.  Eventually I treated my caffine addiction shakes with mulled wine.  Having said all that, we had fun. I don’t have any snaps of me with Goofy to prove it sadly but I did enjoy seeing my little one so excited.

My new Ugg Australia Gershwins were the stars of my Disney wardrobe. My partner raised an eyebrow and pointed out that they’re just like my Belstaff Chads. They’re not actually. Most importantly they are sheepskin lined. They come higher up the leg too – they are a mid calf rather than ankle boot. They are also bulkier and less chic. They offer the comfort of a regular Ugg but are waterproof and sturdier. I didn’t take any other footwear.

I think I actually prefer these shearling lined Ash biker boots. Somehow I managed to miss them in my furry boot search.

Day 1 I wore grey Dorothy Perkins jeggings, a Uniqlo heat tech (I wear one every day in winter), a Cos angora dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs wool scarf, Ugg Gershwins, See by Chloe bag, Ugg black sheepskin ear muffs and Celtic Sheepskin gloves.

Day 2 was an outfit regular readers have seen before. Olive Zara waxed jeans, olive Baukjen Gemma. The jumper has actually bobbled a bit which isn’t great. I had a heat tech top and long johns and a Zara roll neck underneath.  And was still chilly.

Day 3 I really gave in to the cold. Zara skinnies with Falke opaques and heat tech leggings underneath, obligatory heat tech top, Uniqlo cashmere roll neck, All Saints cashmere cowl neck.   I don’t have any photos of me without a coat on.

Day 4 I was fed up with bulky clothes so tried (& failed) to slim down the layers in Falke opaques under Topshop tie dye leggings with a heat tech top under a Uniqlo cashmere roll neck under a Cos roll neck dress.

My Barbour Arctic Parka did well. I bought it last winter and after another baby it is a tad snug but it really does keep the cold at bay.  I was also exceedingly grateful for a Cos cashmere scarf.  Sub zero temperatures are not the most fun to breastfeed in.  I’m pleased with the Ugg Australia ear muffs too.  They come in a nice box and would be a good Christmas gift.