REVIEW: Clarks children's shoes

27 March 2015





Clarks recently invited Molly and I to have a look at their children's range. We've always been a fan of the brand and this is our go-to place when it comes to buying school shoes. You know you will always get good quality and peace of mind that your children's tootsies are in good hands when they're wearing a pair of Clarks'.

We did plan to get a pair of school shoes but Molly fell in love with these pink patent leather  pumps. I don't think we would of left the shop without them, either that or a full blown tantrum! This highlights the various different styles on offer at Clarks, all of which are designed to last. I know other parents that spend much less on school shoes and they generally don't last anywhere near as long, so I think spending that little bit extra actually saves you more in the long run.   

Clarks have taken care of growing feet for over 170 years. With children spending over 1000 hours in school shoes before they grow out of them, it makes sense they should be wearing the best! It's always been a bit of a tradition  in our family to go there but school shoes have changed a lot since I was a little girl. There's heaps more options on offer, from flashing lights when they walk to hidden compartments in the heel, inspiring the kids at playtime.

With expert sales assistants to hand, making sure you have the right fit is easy-peasy, totally stress free. Shoe sizes are checked using an 'ipad fitting experience' where the kids get to choose a character (Jack or Daisy) to interact with to help them with their fitting. Very different from when I was a kid! Molly's feet measured 12 1/2 F but still had plenty of room to grow if need be. That's another great thing about Clarks, they provide 1/2 and whole shoe sizes to make sure your child has the perfect fit!

Do you remember wearing Clarks' to school?

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WHAT MOLLY WORE:
DRESS >
CARDIGAN >
TIGHTS > MARKS & SPENCER
SHOES > CLARKS







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DIY: Crochet basket

26 March 2015




I just wanted to share a really easy crochet tutorial I recently discovered from Nimi Design. I've been looking for storage solutions and came across this tutorial on Pinterest. It's incredibly easy to make and within 2 hours or less you'll have a crochet basket to store jewellery or any other knick knacks. Plus, it hardly cost me anything to make as I simply used some thick charcoal wool I had in my stash. I'm definitely going to make more in different colours and sizes.

You can find the tutorial here. Happy crocheting!

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WHAT I WORE: Black on black with Body Frock

25 March 2015



WHAT I WORE
LEATHER SKIRT > BODY FROCK
FAUX GILLET > BEYOND RETRO
CROP TOP > AMERICAN APPAREL
SHEER DUSTER > CHARITY SHOP FIND
PORK PIE HAT > BEYOND RETRO



BODY FROCKS' creative director and designer, Melanie Davis, wanted to design dresses that made women feel great. Holly Wiloughby, Kim Lomax, Emma Bunton and Kimberly Walsh are all massive fans of the brand and it's all because Body Frocks have an 'inner secret'. A body-control inner slip helps to sculpt and smooth out lumps and bumps, allowing women to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. The slips are detachable and individually contoured and designed to complement the shape and cut of the outer dress.




Body Frocks' Spring/Summer 2015 collection is full of beautiful dresses in sherbet colours and lace and filigree textures. I opted for versatility and chose a black jersey skirt with a real leather panel down the front. I adore it's high waist and the longer length give a flattering and classic shape. Remember, ladies; choosing high waisted garments is a great way to hide that muffin top! The quality of the garment was of a very high standard, made from good quality materials, making it  a reasonable spend with it's £170 price tag. I accessorised with a pair of artisan earrings I picked up in  Morocco, my trusty black pork-pie hat and added layering with a black crop top, sheer duster and faux-fur gillet. Perfect for a girls night out or a date with Mr. D!

So ditch those Bridget Jones pants girls as date night has just got a lot more sexier! Would you wear a body control dress?


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