Dry January – the truth about why I need to stop drinking.

I’m into Day 3 of Dry January and i’ve already cancelled two parties for this weekend because I really don’t want to fall at the first hurdle. It’s not that i’m finding it that hard (yet) but I know it’s something I really need to do so i’m going to make like a hermit crab and hide in my shell as much as possible this month.

When I have discussed Dry January with my friends I have mentioned that i’m doing it to shift the extra pounds that i’ve put on over Christmas, but honestly weight loss is not the real reason i’m doing it. The truth is I need to stop drinking, not permanently but certainly for long enough for me to know that I can.

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Christmas Jumper Edit 2018

Christmas is coming up super fast and i’m starting to panic a bit about doing my cards and finishing my Christmas shopping. One thing I am sorted for is my Christmas jumper, I picked up this cute reindeer one from H&M which fits my criteria of not being too thick – after a few glasses of red wine on Christmas Day I know I will be feeling rather flushed and I won’t want anything too hot.

Do you like to wear a super cheesy Christmas jumper or do you prefer to keep it classy and opt for sparkles instead? Either way I have got something for you in my round up from the high street below. These are my twelve favourites, click the green (affiliate) links to shop. Continue reading

Raising body confident girls and why I want ‘A Piece of Cake’ by Jill Murphy binned.

As a feminist and the mother of two girls, I’m constantly looking at my own parenting and questioning what I can do better to make sure I am bringing up strong confident women.

As a young women I had terrible problems with lack of body confidence. I don’t know why that is exactly because it’s certainly not something I learnt from my own mother. I have no memory of her dieting or weighing herself or hating on her body, but for some reason I have struggled with this a lot. Maybe it was due to growing up at the height of heroin chic – hopefully a phrase my daughters will never understand. Continue reading

Winter Boot round up – the 5 boot trends you need to know before you buy.

Have you found your perfect Winter boots yet? I’ve so far bought and returned three pairs! I just can’t make up my mind because there are so many gorgeous styles of boots and they are all really different, I feel like I need them all!

I have been doing loads of research to find my perfect pair so I thought I would share it with you. I’ve separated them into my five favourite boot trends and given you some street style inspiration for how to wear them.

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Animal print is everywhere. When I walk through my office I feel like i’m on a Big Game safari! I am a massive animal print fan and I am totally happy that it is such a huge trend right now, but if you aren’t so sure this trend is for you then why not try it on your feet first? A pair of snake, leopard, or zebra boots instantly gives a dull everyday outfit a bit of wow factor.

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