Monday, 24 September 2018

FM40 STYLE | COOL BODEN WITH 40% OFF









C O O L  B O D E N 



We all know how good the quality of Boden clothing is and they are normally my 'go to' for basic items and wardrobe staples such as bretons, black pants etc. But ....... look how modern those images are above - Boden clothing looking really cool I believe with the magic touch of Stylist Sarah Clarke from Little Spree.

Let's look at these contemporary and modern pieces in more detail 


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As I mentioned earlier Boden is a great place to shop for quality wardrobe staples and with up to 40% now is a brilliant time to stock up on such pieces. 


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You can shop Boden's mid season sale with up to 40% off here

Happy Boden shopping!

 Annmarie
xx

Friday, 21 September 2018

FM40 LIFESTYLE | A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP WITH THE WHITE COMPANY'S SLEEP COLLECTION




R E M E D I E S  F O R  A  G O O D  N I G H T  S L E E P




As a child you never want to go to bed – any delaying tactic is worth a try when it comes to bedtime. My two try it now and the funny thing is I remember trying the same tactics many years ago. As a teen, I tried them still ..... always trying to get to that magic 10pm like adults, but when it came to morning I didn't like getting up! Then, when you become an adult with no one telling you when to go to bed or when to get up so you make your own (some good, but mostly bad) decisions.

Then there is the sleep deprived years of early parenthood and nightfeeds, wow they took it out of me! Then, the stresses and worries of running your own business and working for oneself which can cause the occasional sleepless night. The right amount of Zzz's is really important, I am a far nicer person when I have had my 7 hours of undisturbed sleep ..... I am! Ask my husband!

What rituals do I follow for a good nights sleep? Well, firstly nothing is better than climbing into bed on to freshly laundered bedlinen to enjoy a tranquil nights sleep and even better if they are from The White Company.  Same goes for the PJ's, love my The White Company PJ's, I normally always go for the crisp white classic cotton ones. However, for this autumn/winter I have gone for their super soft jersey PJ's in grey. To be honest we in our house get into our PJ's, slippers or cashmere bed socks long before bedtime, especially as the nights draw in and it gets colder and darker outside. We are not alone are we?



G O O D  N I G H T




I am a pretty good sleeper, but it is always good to upgrade your rituals with naturally infused sleep remedies, like The White Company's sleep collection. For this collection The White Company have worked with expert British perfumers and hand-picked six of the most soothing essential oils, including lavender (LOVE lavender), chamomile and clary sage to help quieten the mind, relieve tension and cocoon the senses with calm so you drift off with ease. The collection has a selection of pre-bedtime indulgences such as a calming bath soak, a body cream, a softening body oil and conditioning hand cream


The diffuser, scented candle and pillow mist being perfect bedside table accessories to enjoy the peace-inducing scent as you prepare for bed. If you’re a restless sleeper,  the pillow mist can be re-spritzed each time you stir to help you drift off again.



G O O D  N I G H T  G O D  B L E S S



Pom Pom Mule Slippers  * | Classic Jersey PJ Set * | Brittany Quilt | Symons Bone China Mug

There is no better way to start your day waking up fully refreshed especially on a Sunday morning when there is no need to rush ...... just good coffee to be made and the Sunday papers and style supplements to read.

Wishing you all a good nights sleep and some quality Zzzs.....

Annmarie
xx




This post was brought to you in collaboration with The White Company (items marked with * were gifted for this post) thank you for supporting the brands I love and trust.


Wednesday, 19 September 2018

FM40 STYLE | REFRESHING M&S ....





M&S AUTUMN WINTER COLLECTION



I mostly go to Marks for nice food bits, kids underwear and socks, their cashmere and a nice pot of tea when I meet my mum for a natter in town (we always share the roast chicken sandwich too, she has a scone and I have an eccles cake ..... tradition). I rarely buy things for myself other than their cashmere jumpers and the odd little gem (like the Balmain look-a-like jacket I have, that's still available here) ..... I find their stores organisation very uninspiring and their website styling was atrocious .... I say was because I see some of their new pieces styled really modern and rather good. Yes!!!! Because Marks is an institution that should always be on our high streets and in our wardrobes. 

I had a good peruse last night online and there are more than a few pieces that really appealed. I first spotted this black and white jacket a few weeks back in store on the mannequin when I was buying the kid's school socks.  I thought wow that's nice and would totally look cool styled the Anine Bing way, it comes in this colourway too.  The Tabitha Simmons like lace up boots that Sarah from Little Spree has look fantastic, they would work with either skinny jeans as well as dresses throughout autumn/winter.   I am a lover of their affordable cashmere, it's really soft and of good quality for the price point and most importantly washes really well. My tip with their cashmere is to size up for a more slouchy fit at least one or two sizes. I know a few fashionistas purchase their M&S cashmere from the men's department to get the more modern slouchy look.

 Anyway, I could waffle on about things I spotted I think I am just going to show you my edit. 




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As you can see I picked lots of cashmere and not just your crew and v-necks that breton striped one is gorgeous as is the hoodie, which would be perfect with jeans and trainers on the school run. The camel coat looks very nice and comes in other good capsule colours of navy and grey too, as you can see here

I may just pop that black & white striped cashmere on my autumn/winter wish list. 

Annmarie
xx

Oh and I nearly forgot to highlight the fabulous Chanel-esq jacket that would look fab over that striped jumper and jeans for a chic Parisian look. 
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