An Un-Mumsy Pregnancy

My mission to dress my bump without submitting to maternity wear continues with this blouse by Teatum Jones. I didn’t go to a lot of events at London Fashion Week, primarily because I’m six months pregnant and in no mood to waddle around the shows. Also, I don’t really have enough fashion week appropriate outfits to wear,  but I felt confident in this top from TJ’s SS17 collection. I wore it with a pleated skirt from ASOS, which isn’t from their maternity range, but has a forgiving elasticated waist. I picked up these shoes from Topshop and they are neither practical or mumsy, which may make them an imprudent purchase. But just because I’m pregnant I don’t see why I should surrender my identity. I anticipate being the sort of mum who’ll rock up to the school gates in pink […]

Changing Spots

In recent years I’ve become less bothered about trends; I know what suits me and I stick to it. If my look happens to be fashionable, then fine, but I certainly don’t bend my style around a flippant, passing trend. That being said, leopard print is a key look this season, but it’s also is a perennial classic that I’ve loved for years. I’m rather fond of this top by Y.A.S, although my husband thinks it looks like part of a Cirque du Soleil costume. I see what he’s saying, but I like it and that’s what counts. I’ve styled it with an old skirt from Zara (similar here) and even older boots from Carvela (similar here).    

Call of the Wild: How to knock the Spots off A/W13

With summer in glorious full bloom it may seem strange to suggest planning an autumn look, but the smart shopper should consider each purchase in terms of getting maximum mileage.  A huge trend for A/W13 is animal print and leopard is top of the spots.  Animal prints are a perennial classic and come back in some form or another every year, but this autumn’s big cats are refined and sophisticated.  Gone are any connotations of tawdry cheapness; this season’s animal is a classy beast. The fall collection from Burberry Prorsum combined bold leopard print with muted camel knits, flashes of gold and classic feminine tailoring.  DKNY took a more street approach to leopard prints with mannish shapes and 90’s inspired layers, but still maintaining a hyper chic colour palate of leopard print, black […]