A Mum’s Autumn Fashion Wardrobe With Pink Clove

Here we are in October, this month baby dottie turns 6 months old, and I still have not lost much of my baby weight. I’m not overly bothered by that because I’m still breastfeeding and awake countless times throughout the night. I need to eat to keep my energy up otherwise I feel faint. Mind you looking back at photos at the same point after having baby girl I’m much thinner. I guess having two babies in two and a half years takes its toll on your body making it much harder to lose the baby weight.

When Pink Clove recently got in touch asking if I would like a couple of items for my Autumn wardrobe, I thought why not? This tired momma deserves some new bits for Autumn.

So here are a few pictures of a wardrobe for stay at home mom.

pineapple raincoat from Pink Clove

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Competition – Win £100 Voucher with UK Swimwear

The Summer holidays are here! So are you going anywhere nice this year? If it’s a hot destination you may want to update your swimwear wardrobe. Guess what I can help you with that!

summer holiday swimwear

I’m running a competition to win a £100 voucher in collaboration with UK Swimwear. Yes, you have the chance to win £100 to spend on your holiday wardrobe. You may be looking for a new bikini, a swimsuit or just some beachwear. Well UK Swimwear has all of that and more. They also have many different designs if you were looking for something new. Maybe you were thinking of trying a high neck swimsuit, or one with the popular animal print design. I’m pretty sure with the range available you will find a swimwear piece to suit you.

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The 5 Bras Every Woman Needs in Her Lingerie Drawer

You have a diverse closet – it runs the gamut from cocktail dresses and dressy blouses to boyfriend jeans and t-shirts. You have an ensemble for every kind of occasion, which means you should have a bra for each one, too.

Whether you’re sporting a tank top and shorts or a little black dress with a plunging neckline, wearing the right bra underneath can make or break your look. But, with so many options out there, how do you know which bras are truly essential?

Make sure these five bras are in your collection, and you’ll be set for any style situation.

T-Shirt Bra

The epitome of versatility, the t-shirt bra is one you’ll definitely want in your rotation. Look for one with seamless cups and straps, as you can wear it under a form-fitting tee or tank worry-free.

This is a bra you might want in multiple colors, given that it’s kind of an all-purpose, ultra-comfortable style, and just because it’s called a t-shirt bra doesn’t mean you can’t wear it under other types of clothing. Definitely consider investing in a nude one, as it can be worn under white and lighter colored tops without showing.

5 bras you need

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Don’t Sweat It: Guide to Spring Athleisure

If anyone knows how to work hard and play harder, it’s you. Between the long hours at the office and the thrill-seeking adventures on the weekends, it’s no wonder you’ve been considering easing up on the adrenaline rush of life and giving in to the relaxing fit that is athleisure.

Do yourself (and your sanity) a favor and let your wardrobe guide you to a more Zen way of living. Check out our guide to an athleisure wardrobe for spring and we promise you’ll be ready to climb any mountain life throws at you without even breaking a sweat.  

Athleisure

 

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Smart casual — what are the rules?

The phrase ‘smart casual’ can crop up anywhere — for a wedding, cocktail party or even a business event. But the line can sometimes become blurred between too formal and too casual, so what should you and your partner be wearing? CT Shirts, retailers of men’s slim fit suits, give us some advice.

Going for business casual

Sometimes, you might not be given any hints as to what the dress code is. Some offices and workplaces have ‘dress down Fridays’ or a casual dress code every day. However, it’s still nice to make an effort and look reasonably smart — even if this doesn’t involve a ball gown or three-piece suit and tie.

There are some occasions where you’re asked to dress specifically ‘smart casual’. At a dinner party for example, a men’s shirt and tuxedo or ball gown is not expected but slack jeans and a T-shirt would be looked down upon. Or, for a first interview — it may specify casual in the email, but first impressions count and your outfit should still be carefully considered.

smart casual - what are the rules?

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Often, a ‘smart casual’ dress is a secure option. It avoids the error of looking like you don’t take pride in your appearance and prevents you feeling out-of-place by dressing too formally.

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Favourite Shows From London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is always spectacular, but you know it’s truly something special when you have Queen Elizabeth II sat in the front row! She attended the Richard Quinn show, but which other shows got everyone talking?

Favourite Shows from London Fashion Week

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Here’s a rundown of our favourite catwalks from the event:

Burberry

On Day Two, Burberry brought colour to the catwalk! Fusing stand-out shades onto contemporary casual wear, Burberry retained its image as a forward-thinking, urban brand.

Key pieces that caught our eye included blush-pink sweaters, scarlet jackets and chunky lemon jumpers. For an extra splash of colour, Burberry showcased rainbow sparkles and multi-coloured gilets. This was creative director Christopher Bailey’s final show for Burberry, and he dedicated his last collection to: “the best and brightest organisations supporting LGBTQ rights around the world”. Once most famous for its traditional beige checks and trench coats, Burberry’s intelligent use of colour and drive for hyper-modern street wear and athleisure clothing has made it one of London Fashion Week’s standout shows.

How can you get Burberry’s catwalk look? Start by choosing bright colours and bold prints. Select contemporary athleisure styles — such as bomber jackets and oversized sweatshirts — and never shy away from check prints and the streamlined silhouette of a vintage trench coat.

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