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I was so delighted to work with Matalan. It’s a high street and affordable brand that I love and something all of my followers can recreate no matter of budget. I love that their range is huge and it is not only for me, but that they have some really really nice childrenswear, liberty style prints, and everything is really lovely quality.

 

Matalan asked me to do an edit of my favourite summer selects, for myself and the girls. I really enjoyed looking through their latest collection, shooting the beautiful summer pieces, and filming the campaign at our house and in the garden. We really had the best day, and the girl’s really love their Matalan pieces, especially because they can twin – which is always a winner….and of course it goes without saying that they loved being able to get their makeup done for the campaign. I have linked the video we shot in our home at the end 🙂

 

 

Below are some of my favourite pictures that I shot with the girls in the collaboration, I chose this striped dress because it was so simple and effortless and I teamed it with statement accessories. Winter loved this little denim ruffled dress, as did Soleil who has it in her size too.

 

 

 

 

I love this simple white a-symetric button detail dress, again such a simple and chic dress…perfect for a holiday – here we were in the Maldives. I also adore these pink floral dresses that the girls are wearing, the print is beautiful and the salmon pink  colour is divine, and the girls do love PINK!

 

 

 

 

Another pic of us wearing some pieces from the Matalan summer collection in the Maldives, my floral ruffle detail dress is super cute and a very flattering shape and Winters little tiered dress is divine, also a great shape and I love the smocked finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For myself, I really love their classic dresses and florals. not only are they super value for money but they are lovely quality and really beautiful fabrics and prints. The co-ords are also super amazing, I love this red scarf print set which is actually a skirt and top hence  doubly versatile as you can also wear them as separates. The green polka set is also one of my favourites, whats not to love?! the colour is a beautiful shade of green and who doesn’t love a polka print!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is an edit of my favourite pieces for myself and the girls, obviously the benefit is the amazon price point and I love being able to do something for everyone! Matalan are now doing Mini and me pieces too which I know lots of my followers love! and there’s a massive range in store and online something for everybody.

 

 

MATALAN FOR WOMEN

This white textured button midi is probably my favourite – it’s super chic, very classic, and quite versatile. I love the asymmetrical button detailing. It’s great during the daytime with sandals and just as wearable dressed up at night with a nice summery pair of heels. I love pink and as I’ve said, I love florals, so this button day dress is definitely a winner. For holiday, this floral teal dress was absolutely perfect — super lightweight and the slim belt gives a really flattering touch.

 

 


 

 

MATALAN FOR MY GIRLS

For Winter, her and I both love everything about this floral tiered dress. The smocking is absolutely beautiful and the salmon and marigold tones are stunning for summer. Soleil’s favorites were this floral playsuit and ruffled floral dress to match Winters Soleil also loved this yellow floral dress.

 

 

 

 

MATALAN WOMEN’S ACCESSORIES

I’m really quite impressed with Matalan’s accessory collection. This summer bag is lovely, really well made. This handle basket bag is perfect for summer

holiday — it fits a ton and is super comfortable. This circle bag went with all of my dresses and this pom pom clutch is adorable as well.

 

 

 

 

MATALAN CHILDREN ACCESSORIES

It was so cute seeing the girls accessorize their Matalan outfits. For holiday and summertime these hats are adorable. Winter loved the cat face on her straw hat and Soleil loved the multicolored detailing on her straw hat. Winter wouldn’t put down her adorable mini beach bag and both of the girls loved all the bows, flowers, and the cherries on their Matalan summer sandals.

 

 


 

 

If you would like to watch the video we shot, click HERE, there are also a few more edits that will be popping up soon.

 

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I absolutely love Selfridges — It’s my favourite department store in London and truly one of the few places here where you can find everything under one roof. You can find me here at least once a week, popping in to get bits of makeup, grabbing a juice whilst admiring their beautiful shoe department. Starting today, they’ve just launched their Summer Sale with the most beautiful contemporary and luxury designer brands up to 50% off!

I have done an edit of my favourite pieces, apologies if any items have sold out, things seem to be selling out as I am linking them!

 

DRESSES

Because I live right near there, I was able to pop in and have a look at some of my favorites that I hoped were going to go on sale. Several of the dresses that I included in this former post are all marked down —absolutely gorgeous and perfect for summer. Zimmerman, Self Portrait, are a few contemporary designer favorites that I’d definitely include, along with these gorgeous dresses that I’ve selected below… I especially love the red Kitri dresswhich I think is the most fabulous shape and the Peter Pilotto floral dress is an investment but such a fabulous dress for all your summer events and also super timeless so you could wear it year on year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOES

The shoe department at Selfridges is enormous. The floor is always brimming with designer footwear which is so hard to resist! For the Selfridges Summer Sale, I’d definitely add any of these  Jimmy Choo to my wish list – I have compiled my favourites below including some other brands all of which are super versatile and go with lots of looks, I have included even a few boots including these Jimmy Choos grainy heeled boots because even though it is summer its always good to purchase a great staple shoe!

 

 

 

 

 

BAGS BAGS BAGS

There are some amazing bags in the sale that are just fabulous, the Givenchy quilted clutches  are the dream and I also love the Saint Laurent in moss green and for a summer clutch the LK Bennet straw clutch is just so simple and beautiful 

 

 

 

 

 

A FEW OTHERS

A few other items I am loving, my Balenciaga tube jeans are my go to jeans in the winter, I wear a size 26 which is my usual size, this Balenciaga cashmere blend logo jumper is so lovely as is this fabulous Ganni Jumper which is £150 from £450, and even one of my favourite perfumes the iconic Fracas by Robert Piguet is on sale, it is a super heady tuberose scent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COOKING

I know most of you follow me for fashion, but a lot of you know one of my passions is cooking, and lots of you always send messages when I do my cooking stories, so I thought I would include some of my favourite cookware products from Le Cruset and Smeg as I tend to always buy them when they are on sale as they are such a huge investment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If there is one thing I really love it’s a dress; from a day dress, a beach dress to an evening dress, its always a failsafe and easy look to perfect , with the right dress, you can’t really go wrong, its effortless and as a Mum who is constantly on the go I find it incredibly efficient to throw on a dress as you can save 10 minutes from finding the right combinations of separates.

 

Selfridges has always been one of my favourite stores to shop, they have a fabulous selection of brands across the store, combining  established designers such as Valentino and Stella McCartney, emerging brands like Jacquemus, Rixo and Cecilie Bahnsen and high street brands such as Sandro Paris,  Top Shop and Whistles. The stores is very close to me, so I am often in store grabbing my Nespresso pods and flowers but equally I love to shop online as they offer such a super efficient and speedy online store and service.

 

So its no no suprise I was super excited to shoot a few summer looks with Selfridges and do an edit of my favourite dresses (see the end of the post) For me Selfridges really is a one stop destination for dress shopping, as they really have it all – the most enormous selection.

 

First off I shot one of my absolute favourites, this Stella McCartney dress, this is definitely more of an evening statement party dress, I am OBSESSED with this dress, I think the colours and the patterned lurex fabric is amazing, it just oozes that 70’s boho vibe that is just so cool and effortless. I am also obsessed with the maxi version which is next on my wish list, I love the purple silver and lilac hues! There is also a long sleeved version of my dress which is perfection, although its a little shorter than mine and being nearly 5ft 10 thats a bit of a problem! I have styled the dress with simple jewellery as I think the dress speaks for itself. I LOVE these Laura Lombardi gold hoops, so pretty and chic. The Valentino bag is one of my go to evening bags for summer, the neutral shade goes with everything and the red lip which I always get so many questions about, is my favourite “Tell Laura” by Charlotte Tilbury. My Manolo shoes are available in store – but you HAVE TO LOOK AT THESE  Manolo Blank Lurum shoes which are available online and are the the new Selfridges only exclusive shoe – WANT!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also decided to shoot a couple of dresses from the brand Samsoe & Samsoe which is a brand relatively new to me and one that I think has a great price point also. Firstly I should this yellow gingham dress which is such a pretty and happy dress. I think yellow is such a good colour for most people and I love that you could wear this dress in the day with flats and a basket bag and you could totally dress it up with heels and some statement earrings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also fell in love with this cobalt blue dress also from Samsoe & Samsoe, I love a striking colour and this one is such an incredible shade of blue, that is literally just pops – I LOVE IT. I styled it here as I would in the evening with gold heels and statement earrings, but equally I think it would amazing with flats such as these beautiful Metallic Saint Laurent sandals or amazing gold Kurt geiger flats as the colour is statement enough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop my favourite from Samsoe & Samsoe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW ONTO MY DRESS EDIT

I have included all my favourite dresses in different price ranges with varying styles, some more party, some day and some boho and event and  investment dresses too 🙂

 

UNDER £200

 

 

 

 

UNDER £500

 

 

 

 

UNDER £1000

 

 

 

 

OVER £1000 – Investment dresses

 

 

 

 

And the rest

 

 

 

 

 

 

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