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London Retro Eyewear: A Glasses Direct Review

March 28, 2015
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The first thing my mum did when I turned up to lunch in my lovely new glasses from London Retro at Glasses Direct was nudge my dad hard. “Who does Alice look like?” she kept asking him. Apparently my Nanna Elfreda’s legacy lives on not just in Elfie’s name but in my new glasses too, proving that London Retro really does make authentic-looking retro glasses, similarly worn by my Nanna in the 70s! But Nanna B or not, my new…

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Life Stories – Hannah From Épanoui

May 14, 2014
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When it comes to work I sometimes find self-employment a little tricky. I’ve been a freelance Marketing Consultant for four years now (errm, how did that happen?) and have been lucky enough to include my blog in my job remit for the last one and a half years but sometimes I still feel like I’m playing at my career. This probably has something to do with the fact that I don’t feel like a grown-up yet, and also because with my…

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The AW13 Mumiform

September 13, 2013
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I kind of like having my ‘mumiform’. The clothes I can, on days when I’m too tired/busy/stressed to wade through my cave of a wardrobe, just throw on in one combination or another and I know they’ll look good. And it not good, at least acceptable. From Autumn through to winter it goes something like: jeans, comfy tshirt, sweater, boots; the jeans skinny and stretchy and the jumpers woolly. Comfy and warm, the sartorial equivalent of a big hug. So when Dorothy…

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The Game-Changing Changing Bag

July 1, 2013
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  I‘ve never been much of a handbag fan. When I admit that, other women look at me with the same confusion in their eyes they get when I tell them I’m not a big fan of chocolate. Like, are you sure you’re part of the sisterhood? I suppose it’s supposed to be ingrained into women to like bags and shoes. And chocolate. But yeah, I tend to buy one (usually massive and leather) handbag, use it to death for…

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I Used All The Changing Bags So You Don’t Have To

August 15, 2012
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A little while ago Pregnancy and Birth magazine asked on Twitter if there were any mothers with young babies who wanted to test out baby changing bags. As I change so many bums these days I list ‘poo’ as one of my Facebook interests I responded wholeheartedly with a YES PLEASE. When I was pregnant with Elfie I went straight for the Limited Edition Cowshed bag by Pink Lining (as you know what a big fan of Cowshed I am)…

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Fashion For Kids

July 31, 2012
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Baby Elfie in spots and stripes I‘d just about gotten comfortable with dressing myself when I got pregnant with Elfie. Not in a practical sense, like “Yeah, I can finally get my hand through my sleeve”, but on a “Does this top go with theses trousers?” sense. I was working for a magazine in London, going to fashion week, constantly thinking about what I was wearing.  And once I’d got it down to a fine art Elfie arrived so then…

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Corners Of My Home #1

July 27, 2012
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Being a bit of a nosy person I love to see in people’s homes. If Estate Agents didn’t have such shoddy reputations I’m sure if would have been a great career for me. There’s nothing I think is more revealing of a person than the inside of their home, am I right? When it comes to me I think I’m pretty house proud but happy to be in a home that’s ‘lived-in’, yes I like things to be as clean…

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Wrists Don’t Get Fat: Bracelets

May 29, 2012
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I have previously written on this blog about how frustrating it is to go shopping as a pregnant woman. There are always beautiful clothes you want to buy that won’t fit over the bump and you don’t know how big your boobs or even your arse will be after you’ve given birth. It took me 12 months to regain my pre-pregnancy figure after Elfie was born, and then I was pregnant again straight away. Therefore from winter 2009 to now…

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A Pregnancy Wardrobe, Weeks 36-38

May 8, 2012
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You know that feeling you get at the end of the day when you get home from work and peel off your bra? I didn’t think there was much to compare with how satisfying that relief is: until my bump got so big that it became uncomfortable to wear my maternity jeans. Now if I wear them out of the house I peel the bump band down as soon as I walk in the front door, examine the itchy red…

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Interiors: The Lounge

May 4, 2012
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I reckon I’m a bit challenged when it comes to interior decoration; I know what I like but I’m not really sure if this is stylish or fashionable. I just like it. Subscribing to some interiors blogs have helped (I love Apartment Therapy, Little Green Notebook and A Beach Cottage) but I still like to think I’m a bit of a loose cannon in IKEA and John Lewis. I love finding ‘treasures’ on eBay or in charity shops, mixing old…

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A Pregnancy Wardrobe, Weeks 30-35

April 13, 2012
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This weather is really messing with my ability to get dressed in the morning. Cold days = fine. Hot days = lovely. Weird non-cold, rainy and changeable days = impossible. Plus it’s getting harder and harder to dress the bump in anything that isn’t lycra and leggings are fast becoming my new best friend. Being pregnant with Elfie was a lot easier as she didn’t come til July and we had a lovely balmy spring, I remember wearing lots of…

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