Wednesday, 14 August 2019

FM40 STYLE | MAJE DROP AT THE OUTNET





M A J E  A T  T H E  O U T N E T



I am having little love affair with Maje at the moment thanks to their shirred waistband dresses. The good news is that the Outnet have just had a drop of new Maje pieces and it includes one of my Maje dresses ... I have in ivory, but the pink is rather cute. For the lace lovers they have my dress that I got in last years's Maje sale and this one is absolutely gorgeous for your holidays if you are looking for a last minute purchase.

There are also some pieces suitable of autumn and some totally gorgeous white/ivory blouses which would look lovely with either jeans or black trousers if you work in the corporate world. 

Annmarie
xx


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Monday, 12 August 2019

FM40 STYLE | AIRPORT STYLE TIPS




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After years of working as an air hostess taking people on their holidays I am here to offer you some good advice on what to wear on the your holiday flight. Getting the balance between looking cool but still being comfortable is surprisingly difficult and it was no surprise to me to find that Airport Style Tips was high on the search list on the LikeToKnowit App. 

So, if like me you are yet to take your holiday flight here are my tips and what I plan to wear;

 Where better to start than with a capsule wardrobe piece - a white shirt. It is practical, versatile and nails laidback chic. Wear an relaxed linen style which can then be used as a cover up when you hit the beach. 

 2. Scarf 
 A neutral scarf will add to your chic look or a printed scarf in leopard or any animal print (like this one) will add a little interest, but very importantly a scarf offers an extra layer against those A/C vents and door drafts. 

 3. Basket Bag 
Your beach basket bag often take up too much space in your case and so I take my Rae Feather monogrammed one as my hand luggage. Have you seen this similar one for £29 in the sale at John Lewis? 

Flats are a must and a slide is perfect for easy slipping on and off in security. Dune's Loupe are still the best Hermes look-a-likes about and the black are in the sale here!

 5. Jeans
 Opt for your comfiest jeans (no skinnys you swell with the air pressure) for a relaxed look and of course a comfortable flight.

Have a nice flight!

Annmarie
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Friday, 9 August 2019

FM40 STYLE | MATALAN BACK TO SCHOOL





MATALAN BACK TO SCHOOL 



School summer holidays ... flying by aren't they? When it comes to buying school uniform for their return, are you an organised mum or a last minute dot com type of mum? 

 I definitely like to be organised and shop early, it's my nature to stress out if I am not organised. As our summer holiday is near the end of the holidays it is certainly a must for me to be an early bird this year. When buying uniform, I am little restricted as some of my children's uniform pieces have their school crest on so, I have to buy those pieces from their school shop. Items that don’t I will of course shop for cheaper elsewhere on the high street. I am looking for both quality and value for money. I also look for design features that help me, such as permanent pleats and easy care shirts. I am excited to be working with Matalan this summer who have made the entire process of shopping for school uniform very easy and not to mention very budget friendly!


SHOP LOTTIE'S OUTFIT HERE | SHOP MY OUTFIT HERE | SHOP NATE'S OUTFIT HERE |  

Matalan's school uniform range may have very purse friendly price tags, but quality isn't compromised nor are the design features. Easy care shirts, permanant pleats, stain resistant technology, velcro collar buttons on shirts and velcro school shoes for those little ones still learning to dress themselves. 



WHAT DID YOU LIKE? 




Lottie: I love this box pleated skirt, especially the comfortable waistband that can be adjusted when I grow. Mummy will love it because it has permanent pleats and will reduce the time she spends ironing on a Sunday evening.

Nate: Yes, my classic fit shorts have an adjustable waist too for my growth spurt. I also love the two discreet pockets which will be perfect for my pen or hiding the odd match attack card. Mum will like it because it has Teflon Eco Lite technology that repels stains

Lottie: This blouse is very comfortable? Is your Shirt?

Nate: Yes very.

Lottie: My blouse has a velcro top button, that is going to come in handy for PE days, because I struggle with normal top buttons.

Nate: The jumper is very nice and soft too. Mum likes it because it's cotton rich and will not bobble.



PUTTING THEIR BEST FOOT FORWARD





If you are looking for affordable shoes because let's face it, those playtime kick abouts and cartwheels can scuff the most expensive shoes about! Then, Matalan offer a great selection of affordable, hard wearing and scruff resistant shoes. Oh and again design features are not forgotten about, the pretty bow on Lottie's selected shoes got her seal of approval.



BACK TO SCHOOL FOR US 




SHOP LOTTIE'S OUTFIT HERE  | SHOP MY OUTFIT HERE | SHOP NATE'S OUTFIT HERE |  

 Not forgetting us, Matalan have a great selection of outfits for your return to school. From slogan t-shirts and jeans to pretty dresses. As the weather is normally lovely in September, this shirt dress would be perfect. They also have a great selection of trainers which will complement any school run outfit, like these (love the leopard hearts) and these classic plain white pair. Oh and not forgetting their fabulous range of fashionable active wear for those mornings when things don't go to plan and time is limited and it's a throw on your gym kit type of morning.



MY TIPS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL





  •  Being organised is the key and I always try to get everything ready the night before. I lay their school uniforms out and school bags are packed and left in our hall ready for a timely exit in the morning. I also think about what I am going to wear.


  •  Routine is very important, make sure they have a regular bedtime each evening, to ensure they get a good nights sleep. If you are slightly more relaxed with their bedtimes during the summer holidays start to wind back the week before school starts, to get back into their normal routine. 

  • For all new school parents …. don’t fear Reception class is not that different from pre-school your children will still have lots of play time, they just learn a little more through their play. 

  •  Remember, if you ask “How did you day go?” don’t be upset or shocked if you child doesn’t want to share or say they can’t remember. They are often tired and just want no more questions. …. they will tell you in their own time. 

  •  Finally, Don’t forget to take lots of pictures of your gorgeous little ones in their new uniforms on their first day. It’s a special day, one to look back on and fondly remember.
Annmarie
xx
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