same genes, different style

Look what I found!

Do you ever buy something that sits in your wardrobe for ages then suddenly you are totally inspired and decide it goes with everything you’re wearing right now? Well that has just happened to me. I have had this cape jacket from Jameela Jamil‘s collection […]

Royal Ascot Fashion

Last week I was lucky enough to go to the races. I’ve got to be honest, I was a little skeptical about the whole day, imagining thousands of people crammed under cover from the rain – a meat market! I couldn’t have been more wrong. […]

What shall I wear……..for Autumn?

It’s September! That means two things – summer is over (what summer!?), and I get to shop for my autumn looks! If you read my last blog you’ll know I was mega impressed with the new Simply Be autumn/winter collection. I could buy one of everything! Sadly I haven’t won the lottery so I have picked out my 5 favourite key pieces that I shall be adding to my wardrobe this season.

Collarless Cape
Collarless Cape
Suede A-line Skirt
Suede A-line Skirt
Tie Neck Swing Dress
Tie Neck Swing Dress

 

 

 

 

Fringe Ankle Boots
Fringe Ankle Boots

 

Gypsy Boho Blouse
Gypsy Boho Blouse

Just one thing left now – hurry up pay day!!!

What shall I wear …. to a festival?

So, at the beginning of the week, I asked if anyone needed help with some outfit ideas and the lovely Rebecca asked if I could get her some ideas of what to wear to a festival. I know she is off next weekend so I have […]

Taa Daaa!

And the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the unveiling of the outfits for my mam and mother in law! They looked amazing in the wedding, dont you agree? Flowers for the day by David Jones Florist For all of the links for the […]

Wedding Guest Outfits

We have a family wedding next week and I have been given the daunting task of dressing my mother and mother in law.

Firstly, my mam. pretty easy job as I have been dressing my mother for years. I already know what she likes and what suits her shape. So I ordered three dresses from Dorothy Perkins confident that she would like one:

Turns out I know my mother far too well and she’s gone and kept them all! But for the wedding it is the Printed trapeze dress as she can match it up easily with shoes and a bag in black.

Then there’s my mother in law. A much trickier task. I have never dressed her before but I know what she is comfortable in and she has already requested trousers, with nothing too patterned or fitted.

So I started with jumpsuits. I went for a Lace Trim Jumpsuit from Simply BeLittle Mistress Triple Tone Jumpsuit from Dorothy Perkins and a ‘wildcard’ from Marks and Spencer, this Daisy Jumpsuit.

The wildcard was justthat and a little too much for my mother in law, even though I thought it suited her to a tee and she looked amazing in it. She had warned me off any floral trousers and she wasn’t backing down even for this gorgeous number. The tripe tone jumpsuit was a little too short on the body but the lace black jumpsuit was a hit!

My mother was eyeing up the triple tone jumpsuit and when she tried it on it fitted her lovely (just a little too long in the leg, which could be easily sorted by my little sis!) so she decided to keep that too!

Just in case the jumpsuit would be too much potch for a long day, I also ordered from Wide Leg Trousers in black from Marks and Spencer. In a jersey fabric, they are comfortable for a long day, but the cut makes them look very smart.

A couple of options of tops from Dorothy Perkins landed us with a favourite – this Pink Embellished Bubble Top which I decided would be set off nicely with this Luxe Ivory Structured Blazer, also from Dorothy Perkins.

Once again this outfit would be easy to match with black accessories. End result, two gorgeous outfits and two very pleased mothers!

I wanted to post pics of the two of them wearing our final choices but they have both insisted on waiting until the big day as they would have their hair and make up done as well, so they will be up on the bog next week!