Fashion & Beauty Archive

Three Posh Frocks

I have a wardrobe full of clothes that belong in the life I used to live, but I still can’t quite bring myself to clear them out. I have shoes that are impractical for the school run, the supermarket dash and for working from home. They belong in fancy Soho restaurants, glossy office spaces, and ...Read More

I Wore This and Thought of You

There are some items in my wardrobe that I will never ever throw out.  No matter how badly they may fit, how tatty they may look, or how unfashionable they may be. My ‘Australia’ jeans.  They are a 28 waist, bootleg, hipster jean. I can say with quite some confidence that I will ...Read More

Not Going Grey Gracefully

I found my first grey hair when I was 25-years old.  Closer examination revealed clusters of silver strands across my crown and decorating my hairline. I panicked, attacked the brightest of the bunch with a pair of tweezers, then rushed out to buy a home colour kit to tackle the rest. I ...Read More

Autumn Clothes for Kids

So, I guess we are to assume from the recent nosedive in temperatures, oh and ALL the rain, that Summer has come to an abrupt end. I don’t feel as cheated as I usually do by an early Autumn, which is probably because I do feel like we had a decent amount ...Read More

Spring Cleaning

*WARNING* The post below contains shallow, superficial content of absolutely no importance whatsoever.  If you are easily bored, please click away now. I had a shocking realisation last summer that I did not need to buy any more new clothes.  This could have been down to finally finding a look that I ...Read More

Cheater

I knew you were the one for me after our very first meeting. The conversation flowed easily, you were not too demanding of my time and you made me feel better about myself. For 6-years, you have made me happy. I still feel excited when I know I am going to see ...Read More

Shocking Realisation

I realised something shocking this week.  Something that caught me so unaware that I had to sit down for a couple of minutes to take it in. Looking back, it is obviously something that has been building up for many many years but I just couldn’t see it clearly until now. I ...Read More

Memories

I was chatting to a colleague at work the other day, and we got to talking about memories.  She asked if I had to pay for my memories, which ones would I keep? Obviously, I would give everything in my bank account to keep the memories from my wedding to the Greek ...Read More

Long Locks Gone

When I called the Greek God(zilla) from JFK airport before boarding my return flight home, he proudly reeled off a list of all the things he had accomplished while I had been away. These included: – folding, ironing and putting away toddler laundry that I had washed and dried at 5.45am on the ...Read More

The NYC Diaries – Eating, Shopping & Hair Flopping

Friday So, you will be relieved to know we did not all die in a tragic plane crash. The aircraft bunny-hopped along the runway for a bit before landing in one piece at JFK.  As soon as we touched down safely, the whole cabin erupted into applause. Somebody, somewhere, WOOPED (that may ...Read More

Spring Style essentials – Guest post by Courtenay Brandt

Remember last year, when I asked my gorgeous friend and L.A. based über stylist, Courtenay Brandt, to write Yummy Mummy: The How to Guide for you all?  So many of you flocked to ASOS to order the Dolce Vita Pali wedges, that they sold out that same day! Well, Courtenay is back for ...Read More

Skinny Jeans

A few months back, I made a decision not to fad diet again and wrote about it here in a post titled No-No Dieting. For the most part, I have stuck to this.  I try to be healthy and watch what I put into my mouth, but I do not beat myself up over ...Read More

A Grey Matter

So there I was at the traffic lights this morning. happily plucking my eyebrows in the rearview mirror, as you do, when I noticed a small flicker of silver glimmering back at me in my reflection. At first I assumed it was merely a bounceback from this beautiful Indian summer sunshine we are experiencing today, so I ...Read More

Fashion daaaarhling

All I know about Fashion Week is what I’ve seen on Sex & the City, The Devil Wears Prada and The Rachel Zoe Project, where everyone who attends is perfectly tall, perfectly proportioned and perfectly groomed and/or appears in a reality tv show. I have learned that the most important people are ...Read More

Hanging with the boys

We were running slightly late for A-Team Senior & Junior yesterday (Mrs A-Team still in Malta) but not so much so that the boys had started screaming for their lunch yet. It was A-Team Senior’s birthday so we arrived with cards, wine and CAKE before heading over to the pub for a ...Read More