Sunday, January 15, 2017

4 Easy Ways To Ensure Your Family Find It Easy To Dress

Although men make out that women can be a nightmare when it comes to clothes, we’re not the only ones. In fact, the entire family can often be a bit difficult when it comes to dressing, so you’re not the only one. But, you can actually work out a system that ensures your entire family not only find it easier to get by in the wardrobe department, but is well dressed to. If your husband can never find his clothes, your children always try their on and you never know what to wear in the mornings, these handy solutions will solve those everyday problems.


The first thing that you need to do in everyone’s closets is to declutter. You might not want to take on this task alone, as it is a big one, but it will help you to make the rest of the process easier. Once you’ve gotten everything out, it's time to get to work. Throw away old socks with holes in that your husband hoards. Store away, give away, sell clothes that no longer fit your children. Then, make sure that you throw (or give away, or sell) out anything that you’ve not worn in the last six months - because you never will.

Get Organised

Your next job is to get organised with everything that you all have. You should be left with items of clothing that you all wear on a regular basis, so now you want to work on creating an organizational system that makes dressing in the morning easier. You can find some great ideas for that here, but you can also trust your judgement on what will work for each person. What your husband might find easy will confuse your children, and so on.

Know Your Options

For yourself, you’re going to want to make sure that you have easy access to all of your outfits in the morning. Your previous wardrobe chaos might have been a result of too much stuff hidden away and not enough on show. So, this time around, make sure you can see all of your clothing and accessories options to make your mornings easier. You’re also going to want to do the same with your underwear, and if you lack in options, it’s time to invest, using brands like Tutti Rouge at Knicker Locker to start.

Create Easy To Follow Looks

Although they make out that you are the one that takes ages to get ready whenever you’re going out, the rest of your family are probably just as bad - or sometimes they’re even worse. It’s likely that trying to help them get ready is the reason why you’re always so late in the first place! So, to ensure that you have stylish kids that can dress themselves, create easy to follow looks for them and store their clothing in pairs. By putting items together in their closet or drawers, they will be more drawn to them - making your life easier and mornings a lot quicker.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mini Fashionista: Help Your Child To Look As Stylish As You With These Pieces Of Advice

When you have a little one, it can be fun to pick out their wardrobe. After all, there are so many beautiful clothes out there you can buy for your little one. But it can be hard to make your child stand out from the crowd. After all, you might not get a chance to pop out to the stores all the time when you are a busy mum. Therefore, here are some pieces of advice to help your child to look as stylish as you!

Take inspiration from other celeb kids

Magazines are full of celeb children who are dressed up as mini fashionistas. Just look at celeb kids like Kim Kardashian’s North and Beyonce’s Blue Ivy. They are always dressed in amazing clothes when they are spotted with their parents. And the future king of England Prince George is always dressed to perfection just like his mom Princess Kate. So boys can look just as stylish too. Therefore, take inspiration from these celeb kids when dressing your own little star. And although you might not be able to match their price tags, you can follow their quirky and unique choices when picking out your little one’s clothing. Here are some little ones whose fashion styles should be copied!

Shop the latest trends

One way you can get some ideas for your little one’s wardrobe is by looking at the most recent trends in shops. After all, you are bound to find some ideas that you can use to inspire your child’s own fashion style. Therefore, go to the stores to check out the latest styles for your child. You can go in the designer stores like the kids versace section to find some beautiful clothes. Or some of the high street stores have some excellent choices for your little fashionista too. Try out different styles, and you are bound to find items that will look fantastic for your little one.

Time to accessorise

A lot of people forget about accessories when creating the perfect wardrobe for their kids. But these can be the perfect way to add some style to your child’s wardrobe. Therefore, don’t be afraid to get some cute leggings to put with your child’s dress. And little headbands can also be adorable for little ones. Also, as well as being good for collecting drool, bandana bibs are ideal for adding some cuteness to your little one’s outfit. As for boys, a little bow tie, and a cap would be perfect to give him some extra style when it comes to accessories!

Let them have their say too

Once your child is old enough, you should let them help you choose clothing for them. After all, it helps them to develop their own style skills. And they are bound to go for quirky styles which show off their own unique personality. So don’t be afraid to let them help you to choose clothing. And they are likely to choose clothing that is similar to your own style so you can look cute in matching styles.

And remember that whatever you dress your little one in, they need to be comfortable. You don’t want a crying child while you're out as their clothes are too uncomfy. Therefore, think about comfort and practicability as well as style when creating your child’s wardrobe.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Stars we lost in 2016

2016 has been a horrid year for celebrity deaths.

Here is a list of the many talented people who passed away this year.

Zsa Zsa Gabor 1917-2016.

Abe Vigoda 1921-2016

Alan Rickman 1946-2016

Carrie Fisher 1956-2016

Alan Young 1919-2016

Florence Henderson 1934-2016

Andrew Sachs 1930-2016

Alexis Arquette 1969-2016

Natalie Cole 1950-2016

Garry Shandling 1949-2016

Anton Yelchin 1989-2016

Kenny Baker 1934-2016

George Michael 1963-2016

Gene Wilder 1933-2016

Bobby Vee 1943-2016

Doris Roberts 1925-2016

David Bowie 1947-2016

Garry Marshall 1934-2016

Glenn Frey 1948-2016

Joanie 'Chyna' Laurer 1969-2016

John Glenn 1921-2016

Sharon Jones 1956-2016

Alan Thicke 1947-2016

Prince 1958-2016

Leonard Cohen 1934-2016

Muhammad Ali 1942-2016

Pete Burns 1959-2016

Merle Haggard 1937-2016

Noel Neill 1920-2016

Bill Nunn 1953-2016

Peter Vaughan 1923-2016

Patty Duke 1946-2016

Ronnie Corbett 1930-2016

Harper Lee 1926-2016

Maurice White 1941-2016

Nancy Reagan 1921-2016

Rick Parfitt 1948-2016

Robert Vaughn 1932-2016

Ron Glass 1946-2016

Debbie Reynolds 1932-2016

Charmian Carr 1942-2016

Sorry if I left anybody out. Unfortunately, there were so many celebrity deaths this year. Let's hope that 2017 is a much better year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Last Minute Christmas Ideas - Adult Colouring Books

Adult colouring books made a great stocking stuffer or just a nice gift idea for people who are hard to buy for.

Here are a few of my favourites.

The Lust List - Sally Spratt

This is the perfect colouring book for people who enjoy the finer things in life - whether they have the funds or not - you can just colour them in and dream.

Roald Dahl: A Marvellous Colouring Adventure

45 images to colour, based on Roald Dahl's amazing books. Such a perfect gift for both children and adults who love the brilliance of Mr Dahl.

Mindfulness Moments - Emma Farrarons

Nice, smaller colouring book to pop in your bag. Beautiful, relaxing images to colour in by French illustrator, Emma Farrarons.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

7 Wedding Planning Steps For Every Bride To Check Off

Whether you’re newly engaged, part way through planning or even happily married and looking back at fond memories, there are a set amount of steps that happen when you plan a wedding. No matter what order you end up getting through them, they can rarely be avoided.

So if you’re looking for some advice, need to get back on track or fancy a walk down memory lane, take a look at the seven steps each bride will check off when planning her wedding.

1. Initial Shock, Excitement & Thoughts

Okay, so this one’s more of a giggle than anything else, but it’s the very first step. You’ve accepted a proposal and are somewhere between a state of shock, excitement and sometimes, even fear. But don’t panic, it gets easier.

It’s also likely that you’re thoughts are racing and the whole idea of wedding planning sounds far too much. Well, in all honesty, it sometimes is. But we all get through it and so will you.

2. Venues, Venues, Venues

Choosing your wedding venue is one of the most important steps. When you go, you also choose the date. Sometimes you have a perfect date in mind and choose the venue to fit, but more often than not it’s the other way around. If you’ve found a gorgeous venue, you might have to be flexible on timings in order to book it up.

Then, when you have, you can decide on your save the date cards, send them out and get the wedding ball rolling.

3. Choosing Your Theme

Not everyone wants a wedding theme. Sometimes, a ‘wedding’ theme is enough on its own. But some brides (and even grooms) have a theme in mind. So if you love everything classic, country or colourful, it’s time to get planning. Sometimes, it will show in your save the dates, but don’t worry if you change your mind. There’s plenty of time to get planning and decide before the invites go out.

4. Your Wedding Party

This can be a sensitive, daunting and stressful decision. Who are you going to have in your wedding party? Picking a maid of honour, bridesmaids, best man and ushers can be tough if you have a lot of people to choose from. But it’s still a decision you have to make. So, try and get thinking about it in the early days. You’ll be glad you did when you’ve made your mind up.

5. The Dress

Now this is often the stage that most women look forwards to. Or dread. Either or, it’s a pretty significant step. A wedding dress is one of the first things the guest see when they see the bride. But remember, you wear it all day, so you’ll want to make sure you feel comfortable in it and not just beautiful.

6. Who To Invite

If you though choosing your wedding party was difficult, then invitations might just be your idea of a nightmare. You might have sent save the dates out to everyone you know, but one thing’s for sure, you get a little help when it comes to choosing who to invite. When you booked your venue, you may have been given a capacity limit. If so, stick to it. It’ll also help when you’re firming up your choices and planning tables.

7. The Finishing Touches

And last but certainly not least, it’s the finishing touches that you won't want to forget. From the cake and the flowers to the transport and the favours, the devil is in the detail. But don’t sweat the small stuff, there’s a wealth of inspiration available online to help you decide.