When F&F (Tesco) got in touch asking if I'd like to take part in their "How you wear it" blogger challenge I jumped at the chance. The brief was shorts ormidi skirts with a print. I skipped off to the website to choose my item but suddenly realised that what was on offer was not for this 40 year mum of 2. No-one needs to see me in hot pants and the midi skirt does nothing for me. So I asked to bend the rules slightly and opt for a playsuit instead. These are PERFECT for the summer. If you are a busy mum like I am and you're forever on the go then I like the comfort of a playsuit (think bending over in short skirt - this problem is vanished when you're wearing a playsuit). This is what I chose - South Beach Tie Dye Playsuit £22
Here's how I wore it
Head on over to the F&F How You Wear It page online to see how others wear the F&F brand. Could you rock a playsuit? Fiona xoxo
As you may or may not know I am on a spending ban for 6 months. I can be gifted items and I can be bought things (thanks Mum) but I will not buy myself anything from the money I have in my bank. I'm saving :-) I am kind of regretting the whole '6' month thing but I guess it's a really good challenge to set. Some people run marathon's - I simply do not buy!! HOWEVER ... last week I was browsing online (as you do when you're on a spending ban) and noticed that Mango have changed their website - you should check it out. I defy you to walk away without drooling! The clothes/styling/looks are amazing. I bring to you a few of my 'NEED THIS' looks below. I would buy all of these in a heartbeat if I could - totally my style.
I am far more casual when the children are off school and my only destination is the home office or the park. I struggle to be all styled and ready for the day when I am surrounded by 5-10 year olds. I look after my friends 2 children and in return she looks after mine a few days a week during the holidays. This is so we can both continue to work on our part time day jobs without horrendous childcare fees/club prices. So far so good, the Easter hols has worked out well. Here is a round up of what I've been wearing over the past week/10 days.
Here are a few of my favourite looks
And here I am today - totally dress down Friday today (in the office away from annoying children) - HOORAH!
Yesterday we (that's myself and 5 other gorgeous 40+ fashion bloggers) bought you 1 jacket in two colours and styled in 6 different ways on 6 women. Today I have styled the Next bomber jacket in a few different ways. I have to say I could probably add another 15 looks but time is short today as I have my children and 2 others to watch and they're screaming at me to go to the park. Which is your favourite? I'm finding it hard to call because I think it actually goes with EVERYTHING! First up, stealing the layering look that Frances used for our styling shoot - LOVE LOVE LOVE IT even if I do say so myself! This was so easy to put together and wear and I cannot wait to wear this combo for real. Necklace - Avenue 57 Skirt - Avenue 57 (last year) Shoes - Converse
Close up of the layers
This worked better than I thought it was going to - the dress (AX Paris) is very easy to wear and with trainers and the jacket it makes it nice and casual Necklace - Matalan (last year) Dress - Ax Paris Shoes - Converse
One of my default comfy looks, sloppy jeans, stripy tshirt and trainers Tshirt - Gap (years ago) Jeans - Zara (at least 10 years ago)! Shoes - Converse
This is a bit FULL ON but I really like it! I am 'in your face' red and confident here (well confident in the confines of my bedroom)! Not sure I have real confidence to wear this out. The dress is short, the legs are white and the heels are high! Dress - Dorothy Perkins Shoes - Nine West
I forgot just how much I loved this Me+Em dress (they have it in black for this year). I was inspired by Michelle to wear the bomber jacket with a maxi dress. Dress - Me+Em Necklace - Avenue 57 (on Facebook) Shoes - Kurt Geiger via TK Maxx
The necklace works really well, I was surprised as I don't usually do long chain necklaces like this. You can buy from here - £12
This is my least favourite. I love the dress (again Me+Em) but I don't like it with the trainers. If I wasn't so lazy I might have grabbed some other heels but it was the last change of the morning and I had 4 children screaming 'when is it lunch time'?
Love the turquoise necklace, again it's an Avenue 57 special and it's really versatile - I love it! You can buy from here for £15.
Totally not me on the hanger but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. A jumpsuit from my shop, a necklace from the shop and the jacket from Next. It felt like I had my pj's on and I kind of liked it!
So do you believe me when I say this really is one of the most versatile jackets you would ever own! I didn't even start with the normal jeans, coloured jeans, patterned jeans ... I need a lie down. Which is your favourite look? Fiona xoxo