Next maternity clothes

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I really think that finally I’ve found my groove when it comes to dressing a bump. This is probably the one pregnancy where I’ve been a little bit courageous in what I wear while at the same time I always, always put comfort first. Previously I’ve been sat at a desk for the vast majority of my pregnancies so if you’re uncomfortable you only have yourself to worry about. However, what I’ve learned this time round if you’re uncomfortable and trying to control two unruly redheads you start to sweat from places you didn’t know possible. Continue reading

#GeorgeMiniMe party dresses for everyone

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There are some things in life that you only get away with for a limited time, like eating sweets before it catches up on you and dressing your daughters in matching outfits. The time comes all too quickly where they are full of their own opinions and tastes which is a thing to be celebrated but also signals the passing of time from milestone to milestone. My two ladies are two years apart in age but my small lady is a four year old trapped in a two year old’s body. Continue reading

Tips on buying maternity clothes

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I’m onto my third pregnancy now so I think at this point I won’t be buying many new specifically maternity related clothes to get me through the next couple of months. On my last pregnancy I bought quite a few plain, basic items which was great because those items are still perfect for this time round, plain tops, comfortable jeans and a couple of day dresses and dressy dresses and I have most of the bases covered. I tend to dress these relatively boring yet comfortable choices up by adding statement pieces of jewellery, open shirts and interesting cardigans. Continue reading

Dressy Coats

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I love coats. A simple statement but it’s true. Coats, bags and shoes. Living in the country that we do some form of outwear is necessary practically everyday of the year. Zara is probably one of my favourite places to shop for coats. I find the quality is good although the sleeve size can be hit and miss, often I find myself having trouble bending my arm as the material is too tight. Other than that I find local boutiques are the best place to find really fabulous statement coats that you can be sure you won’t Continue reading

Casual street style shoot

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This is the first of my street style photoshoots with Emer of Irish Fashaholic that we shot in my own clothes. This is the type of outfit that I would generally lean towards at this time of year. My default uniform most definitely consists of these Joni Jeans from Topshop. Ever since finding out about these via a request for help on my Facebook page I have been in love. They are really high waisted so they suck in a multitude of sins. They also come in a range of different leg lengths which is perfect for the long legged, the short legged and every Continue reading

Wedding Guest Dresses

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God I love weddings. Honestly, not only are they a lovely time to celebrate such a happy time in any couples life it’s also a great excuse not just to catch up with friends but also to get dressed up. In my life BC (Before Child!) I could simply go out shopping for wedding guest dresses and not really have to think too hard about the idea. In my life AC (that one’s obvious right!?) shopping for clothes in general is a little more challenging. Continue reading

TOMS shoes – comfortable, stylish and ethical shoes

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I was lucky enough to get the chance to pick a pair of shoes from Cloggs.co.uk and, among the many brands they have on their website, I spotted the TOMS and jumped on them immediately. I’m a Converse girl at heart but, for those of you that don’t know, there is a really ethical and moral story behind the brand TOMS, the One for One campaign. The campaign began with the company donating one pair of TOMS to a person in need in one of over 70 countries around the world including Haiti, Guatemala and Malawi. The campaign has branched out now to provide those who need it access to safe water, access to medical care to ensure good eyesight and access to skilled birth attendants to ensure safer birthing experiences. Continue reading

Gifts for new mothers

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I was asked a while back for some suggestions as to what would make a good gift for a new mother. A great question that really got me thinking! I was given some lovely gifts as a new Mum, mainly by family and close family friends, and its really nice to get something for yourself as most new mums put themselves last when a new baby comes bounding into their life. So here are some gift ideas for new mothers that I think any Mum, novice or not, would appreciate.

Back, neck and shoulders massage – I got a voucher for this from my Brother-in-law and his wife and I thought it was such a clever idea. When babies and children enter your life your back takes a real beating, bending down to pick them up off the ground or out of a cot or lifting car seats is genuinely back breaking stuff. Plus, the little bit of time to yourself is really nice and you can often overlook this when you’re in the thick of things! Continue reading

Makeup Revolution Review

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I came across Makeup Revolution online recently after basically being unable to ignore all the great reviews people were giving it. As far as I am aware in the Republic you can purchase Makeup Revolution in a handful of Superdrug stores but there being none near me I decided to buy online. Generally, I look to other bloggers when purchasing makeup online that I won’t be able to see or swatch in the flesh before I part with my hard earned cash. So after some research I decided that these two palettes – the Golden Sugar blusher palette and the I Heart Chocolate eye shadow palette, were not only a safe bet in terms of the colours but also they were too darn cheap I decided to chance my arm!
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Useful tips for buying children’s clothes

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Our small lady absolutely hates getting dressed, so I try and move as deftly as I can. My speed and agility is, however, sometimes thwarted by irritating baby clothes. So I thought I’d put together a post that might be useful for new Mums, Mums-to-be or those who want to buy clothes for friends with babies or kids – here are some simple things to bear in mind to make life easier  for Mammy’s the world over. Continue reading