mums fashion | stay neutral

Although bright colours and pattern are saturating the shops at the moment, having neutral pieces in your wardrobe as well as in your life in general allows for an element of calm in the chaotic world of parenthood. Here are some fashion pieces you might just find some inner peace with…They are also good “oh God, we’re late, dress and run” week day style solutions.

Outfit 1

This is the next best thing without having to resort to the “Activewear” option. Comfortable, hides any lumps and bumps and casual chic.

ME + EM oversized sweater

Two tone oversized jumper by ME + EM

neutral fashion

Jeans by H&M

Grey Adidas Gazelles

Grey Gazelles by Adidas

Outfit 2

This outfit provides a blank canvas for a gorgeous piece of jewellery or simply throw on a leather jacket for a cool, calm and collected look (even if underneath it all there is a month’s worth of unshaven leg hair, yesterday’s bra and chipped toenail polish).

Neutral fashion

Boatneck sweater by Zara

 

Hush boyfriend jeans

Boyfriend jeans by Hush

neutral fashion

Copeland sneakers by Air & Grace

 

Outfit 3

Perfect for work or home, the pale pink chinos are a nod to SS17 9chino? Check. Pink? Check.). Plus who doesn’t love an oversized cashmere scarf…in leopard print???

Neutral fashion

Waterfall cardigan by River Island

neutral fashion

Daphne top by Hush

Neutral fashion

Cashmere scarf by Crumpet Cashmere

neutral fashion

Chino trousers by Zara

Dune Valentino dupes

Studded flat shoes by Dune

Cheat

neutral fashion

Illuminating tinted moisturiser and concealer by Pixi – gives just a hint of colour with a dewy glow so as not to be completely bare faced and scare the kids. The handy concealer in the lid means it is fast and easy to use.

 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Ambient Lighting palette by Hourglass – I LOVE Hourglass powders. They always make me look better than I may actually feel and this marble effect palette is pretty to look at and fabulous to use.

Then, once home or in the office after the school run, take time for a coffee and write out your week ahead…

Kikki K weekly planner

Weekly planner by Kikki K

minis fashion | Olivier Baby SS17 PLUS EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT CODE

As if cashmere for us mums isn’t divine enough, Olivier Baby have done it again and released another collection of not only, some of the best quality cashmere you will come across, but also delicate Liberty print pieces which will make your heart melt. Here is a look at the new SS17 collection plus a 20% discount code. See the end of the post for details.

For the youngest members of the family, cashmere, cotton and linen rompers and bloomers make sure they are comfortable and free to move and explore. Whilst little Liberty print shirts, caps and hats make sure he or she is dressed to perfection.

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby Discount Code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

When it comes to the girls, pretty meadow flower Liberty prints are teamed with sunshine yellow, bubblegum pink and raspberry red to create a bright, Summery look. I love the small button details along with small ruffles and unobtrusive frills.

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Last, but by no means least, the boys. There seems to be more on offer this year. There are outfits for everyday, whereas before they felt like more special occasion outfits. I particularly love the striped tops and shorts with the biscuit cardigan – I’m basically picturing Teddy in this on our Summer holiday! Also, the bright trousers with the navy cardigan look fun as well as simply stylish.

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

Olivier Baby discount code

And now for the temptation. Olivier Baby are offering minis AND MORE readers 20% off the new collection by quoting “minis20” at checkout. The code is valid for one week from today. See more on Olivier Baby and the new collection here.

Mums fashion | Ruffles and frills

Ruffles and frills

Ruffles and frills are adorning all manner of clothes at the moment. They can be a bit intimidating but you might just surprise yourself if you give in, and try them…just with some styles, make sure you’re not having soup for lunch…messy…

Ruffles

ruffles and frills

Printed shirt with ruffles by H&M – this shirt has a touch of Gucci about it and is basically fabulous for the price.

Ruffles and frills

Frilled top by Zara – a soft silhouette is created with this top. Not overly structured which makes it ideal if you don’t want something too obvious.

Ruffles and frills

Ruffles and frills

Ruffles and frills

Ruffle sleeve knit by Marks & Spencer – there are only selected sizes available online but I have seen all sizes available in stores locally so it’s worth a look as it’s super soft and flattering.

Ruffles and frills

Ruffle sleeve cardigan by Top Shop – a truly relaxed version of the ruffle trend, this cardigan would add oomph to skinny jeans, a T-shirt and trainers. Bringing the “mum uniform” bang up to date.

Ruffles and frills

Ruffle blouse by Karl Largerfeld – gorgeous for day or evening, the simple white shirt is given  clean, modern ruffle detail. This would work beyond the SS17 trend.

Ruffles and frills

High neck ruffle detail jumper by Vera Moda – a good option if you’re not too sure about the whole ruffle “thing”.

Frills and ruffles

Frill hem oversized shirt by ASOS WHITE – this has a boho feel about it and could be styled with denim shorts, although it would work equally well smartened up with leather skinnies.

Frills and ruffles

Animal print ruffle blouse by Somerset by Alice Temperley – there is nothing I don’t love about this top…so, so tempted…

Frills and ruffles

Low court shoe with frill by H&M – these give a hint to the frill trend without giving a full on nod.

minis fashion | Zara kids

Every season, Zara Kids releases a capsule collection for the kids, all of which is dreamily designed and all so covetable. This season is no different so I thought I’d show you the amazing pieces you can be getting for your little ones at the moment.

The Girls’ collection features dusky neutrals with a few ruffles and bows added. Particular favourites for me are the dungarees pictured below along with the pink romper suit with ruffled cap sleeves and the gingham smock top, again with a subtle ruffle detail. All available here.

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

The boys collection features a dusty charcoal base palette with prints evoking adventure and holidays to warmer climates. Favourites from this collection include the “Bonjour” sweatshirt, the cactus leggings and palm tree T-shirt. All available here.

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17

Zara Kids Capsule Collection SS17