Thursday, 23 April 2015

V. I. BUSY BEES: Wanna join The Sticker Club? Here's how… and a giveaway too!

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Stickers don't you just love them? Ok, maybe not when they're all over the fridge, your TV screen or stuck to the bottom of your sock.

But really what is it about stickers? I have loved them since I can remember and needless to say I have quite a stash myself - and love nothing better than an address label or envelope seal when sending mail (but that's a whole other story).

And, it seems stickers are a BIG passion for toddlers too. Be it those 'puffy' raised ones that have a habit of not sticking or the ones you get free when you pop to a certain Pizza chain - Miss M just loves them.

So much so that I have to sometimes remind myself that they are *hers* and if she wants to stick them upside down, on all the wrong pages of her sticker book or over her desk then so be it - they are just stickers. They come off (mostly) if they don't try Goo Gone.

So, it came as no surprise that we were excited to team up with The Sticker Club.

The Sticker Club is a clever subscription service where you get sent - yep, you guessed it stickers.

The letterbox friendly, cute little yellow envelopes contains enough stickers to delight every parents - I mean kids - sticker fantasies and the unisex designs means they appeal to both boys and girls alike.

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

V. I. BRAND: Take a look at the new Holly Willoughby baby collection for BHS

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In celebville your nothing without a fashion collection, fragrance or home wares collection.

So, step forward presenter and model Holly Willoughby who has launched her debut kids collection for BHS. Already, a dab hand at high-street design (Holly has a successful collection of dresses sold at Very) this gorgeous new babies collection definitely stands out. 

And, as a mama of 3 - her youngest being nearly 8 months - she sure had a clear idea of what she wanted to design. Inspired by Holly's love of classic British and French designs - the vintage looking chalky colour paltte is a stark contrast to say the rainbow bright colours of the Little Bird collection by Jools Oliver at Mothercare.

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Monday, 20 April 2015

V. I. BUYS: Welcome to #mamasmondays… Disney On Ice, Pablo the Pug cake and M&S Espadrilles

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Continuing with my new regular post which will include anything that is making us happy - and hopefully you - even though it's Monday.

It will be anything from what we're doing or planning to what we're eating, watching or reading. Items I'm lusting after or buying to anything else that inspires to make Mondays - and the rest of the week if need be - just a little more bearable.

Step forward #mamamondays 


SEEING

Disney seems to be taking over my life in more ways than one. And, I have to confess I don't really mind. I'm enjoying seeing the magic of Disney through Miss Marnies' eyes. After, a holiday last month  - this week we've a night out planned to see Disney on Ice.

Disney on Ice - yes, Disney songs and stories staged on a magical ice rink - incase you have yet to experience! This years offering also has the added excitement of some certain sisters and a snowman.

Disney on Ice - Magical Ice Festival sees Frozen brought to life on the …umm ice. Along with The Little Mermaid (my personal fave), Tangled and Beauty and The Beast.

I have been to a Disney on Ice show once before with my niece and nephew but this will be my first experience with Miss M. I would normally be slightly worried about whether she will be about to sit still for the 120 minutes - but, after our recent holiday to Disneyland Paris and all the waiting and standing around we did I know the magic of Disney will win her (us) all over.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

V. I. BOOKCLUB: 6 of my favourite books by stylish bloggers…

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When I started blogging nearly 2 years ago I didn't imagine how much I would really enjoy it.

I love pulling together posts and hitting publish with no editor looking over my shoulder. But blogging has become so much more than some creative freedom - I have made some great new friends, met some inspirational (mainly) women and of course discovered a whole load of brilliant blogs to read.

Some blogs capture you in a way no magazines can. Sometimes the words on the screen are as if you're talking/listening to an old friend or it's like the story of your life. And, then sometimes there are just blogs that inspire you want to look/eat/dress better and of course, some just make you want to shop!

But, some blogs are more than just words - they showcase a lifestyle or brand and a guide on how you  may like your world to look too. Some are so inspirational that they make you wish there was a book!

Well luckily there is. So, many of my favourite bloggers have books out or coming out soon that I had to do a round up of my absolute faves and tell you why they warrant a look off-line.


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Friday, 17 April 2015

V. I. BUYS: Why Marks & Spencer Walkmates are our new best friend...

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If you haven't already discovered Walkmates - a great collection of kids shoes exclusive to the UK in Marks and Spencer - then read on and let me tell you what you're missing!

Miss Marnie was lucky enough to be sent a gorgeous silver pair of T-Bar shoes to try - but, we had recently discovered Walkmates ourselves after choosing these fab star print boots for our Disneyland Paris holiday last month.

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She wore them almost everyday on holiday and really didn't want to take them off at night (or her Disney dress but that's another story!) She is now the same with these silver ones - and who can blame her - metallic shoes are the best!

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

V. I. BABY: Stylish ways to celebrate the arrival of the Royal Baby

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Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth to her second baby later this month (or, next week if newspaper reports are correct). Not only does this mean another heir to the throne - it means a flurry of Royal baby paraphernalia.

The usual speculation over whether it will be a boy or girl, the name that will be chosen and of course how the future Queen will dress her new offspring is part of the course. And, after the excitement over The Duke and Duchesses first born Georges' fashion it's big business.

Prince George - who was born in 2013 - is a fashion icon beyond his years. The trendy tot has stepped out in many a British label that has then literally flown of the shelves and sold out in minutes - causing what is known as 'The George Effect' (See the post I did here).

Time will tell if the new little Prince or Princess will have the same reaction (I'm betting it will…)

So, for now while we await the Royal baby news here's some stylish offerings to look out for:


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To celebrate a 'royal delivery' in any household Boden has produced these soft collared body suits in royal sprout and grey nursery print. These cotton suits come in a gift box and make the perfect new baby gift.

From £20.40 newborn-3years Boden Baby


Tuesday, 14 April 2015

V. I. BUYS: Copper Crush: 12 great ways to instantly update your home

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PICT: H&M

Seems every shop I've been into lately I have been spotting some gorgeous copper or rose gold pieces. Rose gold jewellery seems to be having a bit of a moment - so seems only fitting that it filters into interiors too.

I was drawn to some rose gold picture frames in Marks & Spencer home department - as I often am. But, seeing them in this coppery/blush tone gave them an instant, updated feel. They will definitely make a change from simple white frames.

Then I spotted some pieces in the H&M home section - really, H&M home is ah-mazing and sadly not in every store but it's all available online and worth a look as its really chic and of course really inexpensive.