Thursday, 17 April 2014

River Island Mini Clothing Launch : Willy Wonka's Easter Party

River Island kindly invited me, Barry and our boys to their Willy Wonka Easter party to celebrate the launch of the brand new River Island Mini, a 'mini me' range for 0 months -3 years. The 100 piece range is just beyond cute not to mention cool, last year at the their Halloween party I was gutted to find out they didn't have one. I'm so happy that it's finally here so that Logan (who's two) can look extra groovy like his older brother Corben (who's four). The first collection that launches from Mayin selected stores and online, it's a pastel power story for girls and castaway look for boys, the price ranging is from £6-20 which I think it perfect for keeping your little one looking the bees knees but not breaking the bank.

The party was amazing, the kids got stuck into designing their own t-shirts while Mr Wonka make them lolly balloons that they used to capture each other in. I felt right at home sitting on the toadstools, helping Logan stick a bow tie to his top. We all enjoyed the pinterest worthy spread of sandwiches, lemonade and sweeties. There was party games before going on a massive easter egg hunt, the River Island team didn't know what hit them as Barry got so in to it he beat the team at the end ha ha Go Baz! They also got a massive easter egg each with their names on it, I was so gobsmacked and think that the RI team did an amazing job. It's safe to say that I think us adults were more into it at the end than the kids ha ha. 

The boys got to pick some River Island goodies, Corben got some awesome Batman gloves and a tee amongst other things. The boys collections are super cool, the new trend for spring summer is Skater Boi. Which Corben really liked, and is something I would feel comfortable for him to play in. I do like the tailored pieces, but I would say more for the older boys. When they are little, they tend to trash things so relaxed tees and shorts are my go to but the odd shirt does look great on smart occasions. Corben has just started getting into snap backs, and I love high tops on him and his a bit of a Marvel nutter like me and Baz which they have heaps of. There is also Malibu days which features summer brights and sun bleached tones, and Beverly Hills think dapper chap and preppy and sharp tailoring.

The girls collection is just so ridiculously cute! When another kid from the party, showed a dress she had picked and these cute sequin wedges to the RI team my face crumbled. I think it's the Sugar coated trend that I would buy if I had a girl, the dresses were prom like and I would throw them on with some little high tops for sure (my little grunge princess). There's also Tropical Skater Girl which has cute smock dresses and neon beanies, and Cali Girls Rock which is more casual bohemian with a rock edge. The kids wear range is from ages 3-12 years. We had an amazing time, and I love seeing the boys get creative. It's so great when one of your favourite high street stores, can kit out the whole family. I may have to buy one of the monkeys from the new mini range for myself (bad mummy I know). What do you think, are you excited fro the Mini's range? 

Monday, 14 April 2014

How I Wear: A Kimono & Jeans

Strappy Top: Charity shop
Jeans: Topshop
Rings: Primark , Sliver chunky ring (gift)
Necklace: Old
Bead Bracelet: Gift

Really excited for this week, I have a couple of press days and some family days to look forward to. I'm trying to get out in the sun this week, as my pain is back so painkillers are my best friends again. I am on a mission to enjoy this Easter, so my outfits are going to be throw and go this week. I wore my fit flops again today, as I took Logan to the shops than to the park. They are prefect for chasing him around in. I dug out my kimono as it's just the right weather for it, I think I need to invest in a couple more possible shorter ones. There's still a little chill in the air so I'm wearing my jeans, I think once it really heats up I'll get my legs out. As I learned last week it's still a little early,  I'm awful I really feel the cold sadly. 

On a non fashion note I am dying to buy a Playstation 4, I keep seeing new games for it  *cough Outlast *cough cough Daylight and it makes me want to cry and hug my PS3. Don't get me wrong I love my PS3 me and Corben having been playing Little Big Planet (old but still a classic) and when it's grown up time and the kids are in bed. Than Call of Duty, Bioshock and Grand theft Auto are usually what I like to play. I think when your stuck in more your needs tend to change, so I tend to buy less shoes and more games, books and DVDs. At the moment I'm buying nada, as any money I do have I'll be treating the kids with. Still sunshine is free, and I'm loving it! Maybe I can start a PS4 jar, slow and steady wins the race .. ish. Are you a gamer? Anything you love to play or can not wait to buy?

Friday, 11 April 2014

Spring In My Step

Glasses: Ebay
Top & Jeans: Primark
Lip colour: Posh Pout, Power to the purple

Feeling far better than I did, the pain is still there but my sleeping pattern seems to be returning to normal which makes all the difference.  My roots had gotten out of hand, and would have been fine if they were dark but my grey just made it look a mess. So I bleached it and changed my colour from blue to a pink into purple, I really love the colour and don't even care that my ears match (I must remember to remove the colour sooner rather than later off my skin). 

I met up with my friend who I've not seen in ages, and had coffee and the most scrummy custard doughnut. It was so great to chat and be out in the sunshine. She was telling me about her work on the Channel 4 program Lap of the earth and about being at NASA. She got me and Baz some space food, which is possible the craziest (but coolest) gift ever I'll let you know how it tastes maybe I can start a new blogger trend on Instagram (screw you  Starbucks cups). It was such a beautiful evening, and seeing all the blossom trees it felt like spring had finally sprung. Outfit wise, it was just a really casual lazy one. I wore my Fit flops in hope of working off all the cake, thats how it works right? Maybe not. Also they are supportive, as I'm in pain they are like wearing slippers so I may just glue them on for summer. 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

How I Wear: A Sequinned Skirt

Sequin Skirt & Rings: Primark
Buckle Shoes: Asos (old)
Belt: Charity shop
Choker: EBay

I had my blood test the other day so do excuse my arm (glam plaster marks are glam), as it was a rainy grey day I grabbed my smiley tee from Hero & Cape to try and cheer my mood. I had worn it on Saturday and didn't want to take it off, I'm not a fan of yellow but I really love this print. There's noting like a cool tee to dress up or down. This sequin skirt was beginning to gather dust which was criminal (sequins should be worn), it only cost me £3.00 from Primark and I really love yellow and black together. I'm a bee at heart clearly. Shoe wise I wore my strappy Asos wedges, not the best to wear in the rain but I have rediscovered how much I love them. 

Outfit aside I just want to say thank you (again) for all your well wishes, once my results are back I should know why I have been like an elderly zombie. The up side to being in was, I rediscovering heaps of clothing I had forgotten I even had *slaps wrist. I really need to spring clean and get rid of mine and the boys unloved things, I will be sorting out clothes and having a blog sell. I have a few vintage bits that will be in there, and have a range of sizes as I use to be a 8 to a 10 but also like to wear tops and some dresses over sized. So I will let you know once it's up and running. 

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

How I Wear: A Rainbow Shirt Two Ways

Outfit 1: Shirt: Charity shop
Dungarees: Beyond Retro
Rainbow Jacket: Choies*
Platform shoes: Y.R.U via Asos

Outfit 2: Shirt: As before
Jacket: As before
Socks: F&F
Shoes: As before
Phone Case: TK maxx

I had not planned on wearing this two ways at all, I saw the sun got a little too excited and ended up changing as it wasn't as hot as it appeared. So I decided as I had awkwardly posed already, I may as well show you both as it may help you on days you get overly excited about good weather (this is a U.K thing, as some of you always have sun and yes I'm bitter). Anyway so what did I swap up, I had planned on wearing my Beyond Retro dungarees but had to swap them for my acid wash jeans. I than layered the shirt with my cropped hoodie, as it's sheer and doesn't offer much warmth. I kept my Y.R.U rainbow platforms but added my dino socks to the mix, again to stop my toes freezing. Than I was good to go, I just can't get enough of bright or holographic clothing and accessorises at the moment. I think I'm in cold weather denial, but isn't everyone here.

What are you looking forward to wearing most once it's warm? I can not wait to wear some vest tops, floaty dresses and embrace my inner hippy. I do love my sweater but I think my skin could do with a little sun, I'm not a fan of my legs but the joy of just throwing on a skirt without tights is something I actual really miss at the moment. So I hope if your having outfit vs weather problems, this will give you a little inspiration to keep it but just layer it up a little more. This shirt only cost me 95p from the charity shop, so I was going to wear it somehow but glad I didn't have to be chilly.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Top Of The Pops

 Skirt & Necklace: Primark
Rainbow braces: EBay

So this outfit is a little tongue in cheek, I think sometimes you just have to wear something in a fun carefree way. I have been watching a lot of 70s Top of the Pops (in the days before You Tube we watched people mime on tele) and Mork and Mindy "Na-Nu Na-Nu", so yes I had to get my rainbow braces out. It's a mix of cheerleader meets Shoreditch hipster, and I'm not even sorry. I love this tee from Hero and Cape, there is something so cool about the smiley face it reminds me of my all time favourite band Nirvana. Also it's great how versatile a soft t-shirt like this is, I think on those get up and go days jeans and a tee is everything. It's funny because I'm not a massive fan of yellow, but it's such a feel good colour to wear so I'm embracing it.

This was on the weekend, before all the rain and before my blood test. Thank you for all your well wishes, I've been feeling a little better this week. I will finally know if it's chronic fatigue syndrome or something similar. I think after being in Pjs most of the time, it was great to wear bright colours and feel part of the outside world again. I'm looking forward to getting back out and about. It's crazy how amazing everything seems again the birds singing, the blue of the sky and mad old ladies asking you if your hair is real -no it's a wig love *rolls eyes. So I feel like I'm more prepared for the two weeks of chaos with my boys. Bring on the chocolate egg goodness. 

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