Christmas Shopping at The Lexicon {Bracknell}

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The Lexicon is Bracknell's newest shopping centre, having opened back in September, and it's really put Bracknell on the map as a shopping destination. I grew up just down the road, but for a long time Bracknell was seen as pretty downmarket and I rarely headed there to go shopping, preferring to go to Reading instead. But with a beautiful outdoor pedestrianised shopping village, filled with fabulous brands like Joules, Fenwick, Fatface, Paperchase, M&S, L'occitane, and lots of places for eating and drinking, it's become somewhere that has a real buzz about it.       I was invited by The Lexicon to a blogger event to find out about everything they have going on this Christmas - and they're definitely embracing the Christmas ...

The Perfect Nursing Bra from Bravado Designs – Review

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I'm ashamed to admit that first time around, I had no idea that you weren't supposed to wear normal bras during pregnancy, or that such a thing as a nursing bra existed. I had to send my husband out, two days post birth, to hurriedly purchase a nursing bra! This time around I'm a bit better informed. Nursing bras are recommended as the underwire in normal bras can restrict the developing milk ducts, and once you're nursing, can cause blocked ducts and mastitis. As well as the convenience of having the little clips to detach the strap for feeding - the last thing you want to be doing when feeding in public / the middle of the night is struggling ...

A sneak peek at the JoJo Maman Bebe AW17 range

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JoJo Maman Bebe have to be one of my favourite children's clothing brands, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to have a sneak peek at their Autumn / Winter 2017 range this week. They're known for their bright, fun, colourful prints, which are right up my street, and they've definitely continued this theme with their AW17 collection. The first thing to really catch my eye was the amount of fox themed clothing - if you're a fan of a fox print (and I know I'm not alone in my love of foxes) then you definitely won't be disappointed. Whether you have a baby or a toddler, there are lots of different fox options for you - a fox sleepsuit ...

Maternity Shopping with JoJo Maman Bebe in Kingston

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JoJo Maman Bebe is one of my favourite children's / maternity shops, so when I was invited to their Kingston store for a VIP maternity shopping event I leapt at the opportunity. I have to admit that although Kingston is my closest JoJo store, it's not one that I've been to often before, more often visiting the Guildford store. The biggest selling point of JoJo Maman Bebe in Kingston has to be their extensive Maternity department. One of the most frustrating things when shopping as a pregnant woman is the lack of maternity clothes in stores. So often you're forced to buy online, and not knowing the stores specific maternity sizing, combined with an unfamiliar new body, results in lots of ...

Whatever the Weather Style with Lighthouse Clothing

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Getting out and exploring the countryside is one of my favourite activities to do as a family. Max isn't a child who likes to be indoors - he's much happier running around outside, exploring nature, and that's something that I want to encourage in him as he grows older. However he's also not a fan of the cold, so it's important that he has the right clothing as winter sets in. So I was thrilled when the lovely folk at Lighthouse Clothing got in touch to offer to introduce us to their Autumn/Winter 2016 range of coats. Lighthouse Clothing is a new Belfast based brand, launched in March 2016, and their philosophy is to inspire your inner adventurer to get outside ...

Summer style in your 30’s

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Where does a mum in her 30's shop for clothes? I think like most mums I lost my interest in fashion and style in general after having Max. The completely all-encompassing aspect of having a newborn, combined with insecurity in my different body shape, and the limits that breastfeeding puts on the clothing you can wear, all added up to mean that it was a long time before my love of clothes returned. But I think once you emerge from the newborn fog (which can take longer for some people than others!), you start to crave things that make you feel good again, and clothes are one of those things for me. But all of those shops that I used to trawl ...

Toddler Boy Winter Fashion

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When it comes to clothes, I think it's fair to say that my little boy has a far more frequently updated wardrobe than I do. The changing seasons mean that a wardrobe overhaul is required and I have a few go-to places that I love for toddler boy clothes. Zara Zara do a great range of clothes for little boys, and I love their 'Shop by Style' feature that lays out all the clothes in a little outfit. I'd been eyeing up this green Bear sweatshirt for ages but unfortunately it's currently sold out in all sizes (and I keep seeing children in it everywhere which just rubs it in!). Luckily this blue version is a good substitute.   I loved the outfit laid ...