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Hats Off

I’ve always felt just a little bit silly in a hat …But these last few seasons I’ve been coming around to the idea. Wearing Scarves, Straw Trilby’s and Trucker Caps this summer. Last winter my chunky knit slouchy beanie from Wool And The Gang was a daily occurrence, and now we’re slipping back around into Autumn I’ve been lusting after some gorgeous fedora’s and trilby’s.

I snapped up this little Zara number with a graffiti band a few weeks ago.

Ordering online is a great idea, especially if you’re on the fence. Try it on and come back to it a few hours later to try again, wear it around the house a little and see how you feel in it.

The likelihood is, it will be delivered in a box, as opposed to shopping on the high street and having it in a bag.

Tah-Dah you have the perfect storage for it!

Zara Hat

Right now I’m wearing mine with cut off’s, slouchy T-Shirt’s, Check shirt’s and Breton. When the evenings draw in I’ll be layering up slouchy knits, skinny jeans and Ash kicks. When the cold really hits I’ll be adding a camel coat and a huge chunky knit scarf.

What To Spend?

For this next seasons picks,  look to spend between £20 – £60.

Where To Hunt?

If you’re not convinced you’ll get a lot of wear and are merely dabbling head to Matalan or H&M for something around £10.

To carry you into future seasons? Budget not a huge issue? Head to Whistles, Reiss, & Other Stories, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters or my latest Instagram obsession Fallen Broken Street. Amazing selection.

Pour yourself a coffee and procrastinate on Pinterest for more inspiration.

Blue Hat Camel Coat Pinterest Image

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Grey Fedora Camel Coat Pinterest Image

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Knitwear of Deliciousness

Beef Bourguignon and mash potato served up to the brood… And it’s 20 degrees with the bi folds wide open.  Promptly dismissing the confused glance from the husband I declared, it’s September. It’s autumn.

I was excited by some leaves on the ground, a few chilly days I’d got the coat out… And then summer decides to get just one last word in and it’s thrown me.

so I’m ignoring it and carrying on with autumn irrelevant.

I’ve been out into Cambridge getting a feel of what’s around this year I want to layer up and it’s knitwear I need to invest my pennies. I’ve scoured the internet and pottered around the shops to get a feel of what’s taking my fancy.

I’ve compiled my favourite finds in a Pinterest board and split them into price points to give you some shopping direction, read the comments for some inspiration on how to wear yours….

£10-£25

£25-£60

£60-£100

£100 +

…. Here for knitwear deliciousness ….

 

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Mummy Fashion

Lycra…. I’m sorry I haven’t called.

It was circa 2008 that Lycra and I agreed we would part ways. It just wasn't good for either of us anymore.

 

Thereafter came years of family holidays to Cornwall. It was fine. We didn't need to rekindle anything. British summers meant cut offs and slouchy Ts were doing the job and so we didn't miss each other's company.

 

And then Mr G booked our honeymoon. To Greece. Now Greece, … As I understand it… Gets hot. Swimwear required kinda hot.

 

Que joining bootcamp, a valiant effort to shed the baby tummy so I can catch up with my old pal.

 

We leave in 4 weeks. S***T … 4 chuffin weeks. *puts down curly wurly*.

 

I know, I know I rave on about how you should have the confidence to not give a hoot blah, blah. alas like every woman if they're reaaaaaallly honest I want to feel better, trimmer, comfortable. Ordinarily if Mr G sees me in anything equally revealing it's while I'm pegging it to launch myself under the duvet before he has time to blink. I want to enjoy the holiday, and I won't if I'm sweltering in cover ups or surgically attached to a towel.

 

I've had a browse online for some holiday essentials, I even ordered this …

 

 

And then I returned it.

 

I think to feel comfortable in any form of swimwear I need to cover up just a little bit more than the above. It's a piece of mind thing. That after baby problem area that my dear chum Jo fondly calls your 'fanny apron' has outstayed it's welcome, but dosn't get the hint.

 

I stumbled across this in the latest Red Mag. Oooh. I thought, not a style I'd considered, practically a one piece, but a little cheekier. I like.

 

 

 

And so, I've been on a Pinning frenzy to find a little number to fit the bill as a 30 something, mum of 2, an average size 12.

 

Nothing obscene, nothing you'd find in Millets

 

… Lattice bikinis??? Have you seen them?! They're a thing… Apparently …. Really?? My arse would look like it's being shoved through a betterware egg slicer!

 

You relate?? If you're looking for something you can wear with confidence, that carries a bit of your personal style but is still practical for messing around in the pool with the kids.

Take a look at my Pinterest board for some of my favourite finds for inspiration.

 

 


You'll find Stripes, Florals, Prints, Geometrics,

Bikinis, One Pieces, High Waisted, something for everyone and my thoughts on how to wear them

 

Happy a Shopping You Lovely Lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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