Thursday, 13 June 2019

FM40 CAPSULE WARDROBE | SUMMER HOLIDAY 2019 (PART 4)





A N Y B O D Y   F O R  A   S W I M?



As I mentioned last year as we get older I think the importance of keeping swimwear classy and chic is paramount and block solid colours are the way to do this. Plus good quality swimwear that lifts, holds and sucks in are a must too.



Black or dark navy always looks chic and polished (plus it is sliming) and they don't have to be boring ...... a ruffle, a large bow and scalloping all add interest.


SHOP DARK SWIMWEAR







Nothing looks more glamorous than a white swimsuit or bikini ..... albeit less forgiving than dark colours and extra care is needed with suncreams and false tans, but you can not deny they look stunning especially near the end of your holiday when the tan is nicely developed.
If like me you have lots of white lacy coverups then they look perfect underneath. I feel I need to invest in one and this is on my wish list. 


SHOP WHITE SWIMWEAR








Then of course if you want to don your inner Pammy then a red swimsuit it has to be and red complements a monochrome holiday wardrobe to perfection.


SHOP RED SWIMSUITS






Other colours I like in swimwear are blue, turquoise and green which all look amazing with a golden tan. I am not adverse to pattern either, normally I am drawn to monochrome in either stripes, polka dots (very Dolce) or animal print.


SHOP PATTERN AND COLOUR






I have picked a wide range of swimwear at all price points ..... At the top end I absolute love Melissa Odabash and if my budget could afford it all my swimwear would be Odabash or Heidi Klein ... when I could and felt confident in a bikini (pre kids) I loved her Bel Air and Trinidad bikinis. This Odabash swimsuit is now on my wish list. 

A one stop shop for your holiday wardrobe is Beachcafe who have a great stock of Seafolly bikinis and swimsuits, a mid price point Australian brand that always gets the best reviews. 

J Crew is always a good place to shop for good swimwear at a mid price point also, I personally love their ruched femme swimsuit which I own. 

 On the high street I recommend good old M&S and their secret slimming swimsuits. Also, Next have good options and some of their swimsuits that have an expensive air about them ... this is very Heidi Klein.  Next also have Marysia scalloping like swimwear and this bikini looks fab.

Finally, Boden is a great place for swimwear this one piece would look stunning with a gorgeous floaty skirt, it comes in both black and white. Plus Boden have 30% off this weekend so take advantage if you have your eye on some of their swimwear. 

Annmarie 
xx

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

FM40 STYLE | NET - A - PORTER SALE EDIT





C L I C K  T O  S H O P 




Well it's sale time and for those for you who have saved your pennies (you sensible bunch) then there are plenty of goodies to be had.


SHOP DRESSES



SHOP SKIRTS



SHOP SWIMWEAR



SHOP FOOTWEAR



SHOP BAGS



Sunday, 9 June 2019

FM40 STYLE | SUMMER STYLE WITH MATALAN




S U M M E R   A T   M A T A L A N




I was recently approached by Matalan to pick some of my favourite summer pieces to style for myself and my children. I thought this would be a great opportunity to select some really affordable pieces that have that air of FM40 about them. 

So, what did I pick? Well my first pick was this cute little denim dress, super soft, easy to wear with a flattering v-neck and pretty frill detail sleeve. This dress so could be from a French brand and I suppose that is why I was instantly drawn to it. I styled it with my Castaner wedges (but also these are super cute from Matalan), this gorgeous bag and this fabulous hat. 



S H O P   M Y   L O O K








S  T Y L E  F O R  A L L  T H E  F A M I L Y




Good quality affordable children's wear is a must these days and especially the rate these kids grow! What I was super impressed with when our selections arrived was the quality of the clothes for their price tags ... 100% cotton pieces, excellent quality, with a really nice feel. 


For N, I choose these gorgeous lavender chino shorts (I love pink and lilac on boys) and to complement a navy tee that comes in a value pack of three (navy, grey and white ... perfect colours) and value it is! WOW he loves this t-shirt the feel and fit has N 100% approval! 


You know I love a white summer dress for myself and that goes for L too and I immediately choose this one for L. It is the perfect sundress, broidery anglaise, 100% cotton and only £10! Yes ... £10! it also comes in a beautiful green colour.  To accessorise we choose these super cute cherry embellished gold leather sandals .... Bonpoint and Stella eat your heart out! 



SHOP THE CHILDREN'S LOOKS







For my second look I choose this dress because again it had an air of French designer about it. A pretty red floral number with an amazing price tag of £16! I accessorised it with the same hat and bag as before and these amazing red sandals (which are sooo comfy)!!!!






S H O P  M Y  S E C O N D  L O O K






So, if you are looking for bright, cheerful, super value fashion on the high street for the whole family this summer  ... then look no further than Matalan. I can't tell you how super impressed I am. 


Happy Matalan summer for us! 

Annmarie 
xx



This post was part of a paid partnership with Matalan


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