Hockey, Photoshoots and Black Jeans: Pushing My Own Boundaries

This is a collaborative post. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I proudly declared recently that after thirty years, I finally own my first pair of black jeans. To some of you, this may sound ludicrous, as I know how many people consider them to be a pretty basic wardrobe staple. But I’ve held this long-standing irrational belief that black just doesn’t suit me, and so owning black clothes in general was something I generally steered well clear of. Stripes, Florals, Blues and Greys As you can see from this selection of 2017 photos, there’s a definite colour…

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Elvi Clothing and Positive Changes

Occasionally, a blogging opportunity will land in my inbox that I feel really passionate about. It will be something that I am opinionated about, care about and really want to write about. In a way, these posts should be the easiest to write but if anything, I’ve found that they’re harder. They’re harder because I care more about getting them right. About setting the right tone and explaining myself properly. I worry about being misinterpreted and I agonise over exactly which wording to use. And that’s exactly how I feel writing about Elvi Clothing. A company that as soon as…

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The #BrumBloggers Oasis Fashion Event

This is a sponsored post. We are so lucky in Birmingham! We have such a wonderful community of bloggers in our area, and I absolutely love when I get chance to hang out with my blogging colleagues. Earlier this month, I was invited to a fun fashion-filled evening at Oasis in the Bullring, to check out their new collections and take some much needed advice from their stylists Danni and Anty. If you’re a Mother reading this, I don’t need to tell you what a struggle it is to get your head around ‘fashion’ after you’ve had a baby. The…

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Spring in my Step with Joanie Clothing

I don’t have anything to wear. How often have I whined those words? With a wardrobe filled to bursting, how could I possibly never find anything to wear? It’s certainly a mystery to LPD (Little Pickle’s Dad), who can’t comprehend my frustration at constantly feeling like I don’t have a wearable outfit. Whether it’s nipping round to my Mother-in-Law’s for a Sunday afternoon, a big day at work or an evening out with the girls, I’ve always struggled to put an ensemble together. And it drives me mad. Revamping my wardrobe It may sound like a counter-intuitive way to solve…

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A Working Mum’s Mother’s Day Gift List

I’m relatively new to experiencing Mother’s Day as a parent, but now that I’ve got one under my belt, I’m already looking forward to the next one. It’s not that I’m all about the presents, but it’s more about feeling like at least on that day, surely, all my parental efforts, my sacrifices and my hard work will be acknowledged and appreciated. In many ways, it makes me wish I could go back in time and make more of an effort to show my Mum more love and gratitude – but I guess that’s always the way. We don’t truly…

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