Nick went to work on Saturday so I drove over to Verwood to spend the day with my mum. It was so lovely. We went for a walk into town to buy some mushrooms and then we had mozzarella, tomato and avocado for lunch. Then I snuggled up on the sofa to watch Toy Story and fell asleep for a few hours. I’ve never been so relaxed!
On Sunday we went to the pub for lunch with all my friends. It was the first time I’d seen most of them since I told them I was pregnant. I ended up telling one of them over Facebook as she was on holiday in Sri Lanka and I didn’t know when I would next see the others so I sent them a text message as I didn’t want them to find out second-hand.
It was so lovely to see everyone and have a good old catch up. Little 6 month old Lexi got lots of attention and cuddles! We gave her a little lemon slice to suck on, expecting her to pull a funny face but she actually really liked it! Probably something to do with the coca cola it had been floating in!
(Most of the photos I took have got Lexi in and I don’t want to plaster her little face all over my blog!)
I curled my hair for the occasion..
Albert & Kat
Lauren & Ben (Lexi’s mum & dad!)
Lucy & I (not entirely in focus..oops!…and worst pub lighting ever!)
I love when this time of year rolls around. Lighter evenings, yummier fruits and all the clothes in the shops stop being so drab and start brightening up!
I can’t wait until it’s acceptable again to wear palm tree print and shorts, and to be able to leave the house without first having to wrap myself up in a million layers. I get so claustrophobic in winter! I always feel like I can’t move my arms properly!
So when the team from Kaleidoscope contacted me and asked me to pick out a few of my favourite items from the Spring/Summer collection, I couldn’t help but dream of long summer days and cocktails on the beach. Of course, if you’d like to peruse for your own favourites, you can browse the spring/summer collection here.
Striped jumper – £45
How great would this look casually slung over a plain white tank and denim shorts?
Leopard print snood – £15
Who says snoods are just for winter?
Pleated dress – £150
Possibly the ultimate wedding guest dress??
Tunic – £30
To satisfy my inner bohemian…
Sandals – £25
The ‘go with anything’ sandals
Have you got any exotic holidays planned this summer? Have you started thinking about your summer wardrobe already or is it still a bit early for you?
Who doesn’t have a soft spot for a well-dressed guy? Is there anything better than a cute guy in a sharp suit with scruffy hair and a slight beard?
I love the way my husband dresses. He hates shirts and will only wear one if we’re going to a special event, but I see this as a good thing as it meant that when all the other boys were out wearing matching checked shirts, my husband didn’t fit in with the crowd. My only slight bone of contention with his clothing is that he has a habit of wearing his trousers a bit lower than most. This gives him the appearance of a 15-year old rapper and causes his mum to constantly tell him to pull his trousers up. But then again, I dress like a right old scruff bag so I can hardly complain. And I’d much prefer that to him wearing those god awful baggy grey sweatpants that so many uni students seem to wear.
I think men’s fashion is so much more difficult than women’s fashion and I can see why a lot of guys will stick to what they wore when they were young, when some women may go through several stages as they grow older and experiment a bit more with different styles.
I often go through little phases of wanting to play dress up with my husband. It’s usually when we’re in America and Banana Republic is usually the cause. However, if money was no object, then Flannels is definitely where I would shop. So I’m going to indulge in a little virtual dress up instead…
Get the latest Gucci new season collection with Flannels
Jeans – £325
Watch – £650
Tie – £115
Shirt – £195
Belt – £165
Loafers – £350
Jeans – £600
Shirt – £375
Jumper – £850
Sunglasses – £230
Boots – £650
T-shirt – £40
Jacket – £75
Jeans – £100
Beanie – £40
Boots – £135
Blazer – £595
Shirt – £95
Tie – £45
Jeans – £105
Shoes – £185
Belt – £80