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Mulberry SS18

Mulberry appears to be doing its own thing this fashion week - everyone else is showcasing Fall/Winter 18, but the British heritage brand has chosen to unveil SS18 instead, with a see now, buy now opportunity, with the collection available online straight after the show had finished #Beyondheritage.

Colour Palette: A very wide array of colours in the collection this season - dusty yellow, mustard, vibrant field green, faded blush, fuschia, red, cobalt and antique blue - all the colours of the rainbow!

The Finer Details: Frills and ruffles across clothing and as detailing on bags, chunky gold hardware, flowing fabrics, sequins, statement jewelled embellishments, clashing deck chair stripes, slouchy silhouetes, English ditsy florals, polka dots and very bold clashing colour combos. One element i did not like was the very odd head gear that the models were wearing..half were wearing what looked like oversized quality street wrappers, the other in huge flying saucers! Very bizarre.

An odd collection overall, but the best i have seen from Johnny Coca so far. Whilst i am still not sure about the clothing side of the collection, there were some beautiful fabrics and prints used but in odd clashing combinations. The handbags however were up to the brands usual standard, made from luxurious leathers in a rainbow of colours with new "families" emerging from the popular Amberley satchel - the Seaton & Marloes to name two, all featuring the new iconic lock detail. Although the collection wasn't entirely my cup of tea, there were as usual a few pieces that caught my eye and that i would love to add to my wardrobe, mainly bags as that is what i associate with the Mulberry brand but this season two items of clothing have snuck on my wishlist...

Mulberry SS18: Wishlist
Mini Seaton - Stripe £1,095 | Lynton Mini bucket - Ballerina Pink £1,250 | Marloes Satchel - Cobalt Blue £1,095
Geraldine Dress - Ruby Polka Dot £1,340 | Lynton - Charcoal Grey £1,095
Marloes Hobo - Antique Ruby £1,195| Sandra Dress - Light Candy Gem Embroidered £3,110

SS18 Mulberry Quote
Watch the show below.....


The one thing i am really dissapointed about, is the price of this collection. While i am under no illusion that for most of us a Mulberry handbag is an investment piece that requires saving for, i thought the brand was trying to bring down price points to make it more accessible but that does not appear to be the case. Most of the new bags are over £1000 and that really puts me off, don't get me wrong anything above £50 is a lot but four figures for a bag, even one hand crafted in Britian.....where's my lottery ticket!

What did you think of the collection? What was your favourite piece?
For full details of the show, the collection looks and all imagery from this post, head over to Mulberry.com

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Mulberry SS18 - Show Report & Wishlist

Mulberry SS18

Mulberry appears to be doing its own thing this fashion week - everyone else is showcasing Fall/Winter 18, but the British heritage brand has chosen to unveil SS18 instead, with a see now, buy now opportunity, with the collection available online straight after the show had finished #Beyondheritage.

Colour Palette: A very wide array of colours in the collection this season - dusty yellow, mustard, vibrant field green, faded blush, fuschia, red, cobalt and antique blue - all the colours of the rainbow!

The Finer Details: Frills and ruffles across clothing and as detailing on bags, chunky gold hardware, flowing fabrics, sequins, statement jewelled embellishments, clashing deck chair stripes, slouchy silhouetes, English ditsy florals, polka dots and very bold clashing colour combos. One element i did not like was the very odd head gear that the models were wearing..half were wearing what looked like oversized quality street wrappers, the other in huge flying saucers! Very bizarre.

An odd collection overall, but the best i have seen from Johnny Coca so far. Whilst i am still not sure about the clothing side of the collection, there were some beautiful fabrics and prints used but in odd clashing combinations. The handbags however were up to the brands usual standard, made from luxurious leathers in a rainbow of colours with new "families" emerging from the popular Amberley satchel - the Seaton & Marloes to name two, all featuring the new iconic lock detail. Although the collection wasn't entirely my cup of tea, there were as usual a few pieces that caught my eye and that i would love to add to my wardrobe, mainly bags as that is what i associate with the Mulberry brand but this season two items of clothing have snuck on my wishlist...

Mulberry SS18: Wishlist
Mini Seaton - Stripe £1,095 | Lynton Mini bucket - Ballerina Pink £1,250 | Marloes Satchel - Cobalt Blue £1,095
Geraldine Dress - Ruby Polka Dot £1,340 | Lynton - Charcoal Grey £1,095
Marloes Hobo - Antique Ruby £1,195| Sandra Dress - Light Candy Gem Embroidered £3,110

SS18 Mulberry Quote
Watch the show below.....


The one thing i am really dissapointed about, is the price of this collection. While i am under no illusion that for most of us a Mulberry handbag is an investment piece that requires saving for, i thought the brand was trying to bring down price points to make it more accessible but that does not appear to be the case. Most of the new bags are over £1000 and that really puts me off, don't get me wrong anything above £50 is a lot but four figures for a bag, even one hand crafted in Britian.....where's my lottery ticket!

What did you think of the collection? What was your favourite piece?
For full details of the show, the collection looks and all imagery from this post, head over to Mulberry.com

Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to keep up to date with new posts!
Style Spotlight: Briony Whitehouse

If you haven't heard of Briony Whitehouse, this woman is a total girl boss! Juggling a full time job in the "adult" world of Politics, whilst at night immersing herself into "The Rose-Tinted Dreamworld of Miss B" and blogging about fashion. I discovered her blog A Girl, A Style about 4 years go, as she shared my obsession with all things Mulberry (but she was luckier than me and actually owned the beautiful pieces) and i totally fell in love with her tan Tillie satchel, Charlotte Olympic kitty flats and her individual style.

 I love the unique mix of her style - she is either the epitome of feminine, in whites & blush pinks, gorgeous dresses and all the girly accessories or nailing the perfect classic casual jeans & tee combo. Her whole style aesthetic is gorgeous but I will say the thing that always draws me into a look and that I am obsessed with, is this ladies accessorising skills - i would kill for her collection. This girl is never without her trusty pearls, giant costume jewellery, oversized sunnies and a cute bag - talk about the perfect style formula.

Style Spotlight: Briony Whitehouse, all about the details
Style Spotlight: Briony Whitehouse, casual chic

The queen of effortless chic, she makes styling up a great pair jeans with a simple tee, classic blazer and fabulous shoes/accessories look so easy. The lady knows how to work a Breton tee to the max!
After taking the plunge and moving away from Politics last year, i was excited to see Briony was announced as the new "blogger in residence" for The Cambridge Satchel company and in my opinion they couldn't have found a better partner for the brand. She is also currently relaunching her blog A Girl, A Style so lots more content coming our way in 2018. Make sure to follow her adventures on Instagram @agirlastyle, she somehow manages to make gloomy England look exciting!

Do you think I could persuade her to share how to layer statement jewellery without looking like a five year old playing dress up?

* All imagery in this post taken from A Girl, A Style.

Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to keep up to date with new posts!

Style Spotlight: Briony Whitehouse

Style Spotlight: Briony Whitehouse

If you haven't heard of Briony Whitehouse, this woman is a total girl boss! Juggling a full time job in the "adult" world of Politics, whilst at night immersing herself into "The Rose-Tinted Dreamworld of Miss B" and blogging about fashion. I discovered her blog A Girl, A Style about 4 years go, as she shared my obsession with all things Mulberry (but she was luckier than me and actually owned the beautiful pieces) and i totally fell in love with her tan Tillie satchel, Charlotte Olympic kitty flats and her individual style.

 I love the unique mix of her style - she is either the epitome of feminine, in whites & blush pinks, gorgeous dresses and all the girly accessories or nailing the perfect classic casual jeans & tee combo. Her whole style aesthetic is gorgeous but I will say the thing that always draws me into a look and that I am obsessed with, is this ladies accessorising skills - i would kill for her collection. This girl is never without her trusty pearls, giant costume jewellery, oversized sunnies and a cute bag - talk about the perfect style formula.

Style Spotlight: Briony Whitehouse, all about the details
Style Spotlight: Briony Whitehouse, casual chic

The queen of effortless chic, she makes styling up a great pair jeans with a simple tee, classic blazer and fabulous shoes/accessories look so easy. The lady knows how to work a Breton tee to the max!
After taking the plunge and moving away from Politics last year, i was excited to see Briony was announced as the new "blogger in residence" for The Cambridge Satchel company and in my opinion they couldn't have found a better partner for the brand. She is also currently relaunching her blog A Girl, A Style so lots more content coming our way in 2018. Make sure to follow her adventures on Instagram @agirlastyle, she somehow manages to make gloomy England look exciting!

Do you think I could persuade her to share how to layer statement jewellery without looking like a five year old playing dress up?

* All imagery in this post taken from A Girl, A Style.

Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to keep up to date with new posts!

How to Wear: Green

Welcome back fellow fashionistas, has been a while since i wrote a post in this series but felt so inspired this week, when i saw a beautiful green outfit styled up by the gorgeous Blair Eadie. For me green isn't a colour i have ever worn except for the odd splash of khaki, mainly as it reminds me too much of Kermit the frog, however some of the deep emerald colours seen on Blair are gorgeous and although i wont be rocking this head to toe, i definetely need to pick up a great jacket or top to add into my wardrobe.


How to Wear: Green Inspiration #1How to Wear: Green Inspiration #2

Starting small with a green bag or a bold accessory like tassel earrings is a great way to introduce any colour. Then i would step it up with a simple knitwear piece or classic coat/jacket, a perfect partner for your favourite denim. Next comes head to toe...as with any statement look try to layer shades and textures to give the outfit depth - a printed dress under a coat or perhaps a chic pyjama suit like above.

I love elements of all the looks featured in this post but for me the most inspirational are the three below. As i mentioned, it was a Blair Eadie look that inspired this post and these three are the outfits that i connected with and really want to recreate. Attention to detail in these looks is phenomenal - how does she make a simple breton tee, denim dungarees and a beret look so friggin chic? I think this is how I would like to add green to an outfit, adding to a pieces I already enjoy wearing like denim. If you love these looks too, check out my Style Spotlight on Blair, featuring more amazing looks.

How to Wear: Green, Blair Eadie
Would love you to share your green outfits / suggestions below...take a minute & inspire someone.
*Image credits - Main Image & inspirations shots taken from Pinterest. Final 3 via theatlanticpacific.com
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How to Wear: Green

How to Wear: Green

Welcome back fellow fashionistas, has been a while since i wrote a post in this series but felt so inspired this week, when i saw a beautiful green outfit styled up by the gorgeous Blair Eadie. For me green isn't a colour i have ever worn except for the odd splash of khaki, mainly as it reminds me too much of Kermit the frog, however some of the deep emerald colours seen on Blair are gorgeous and although i wont be rocking this head to toe, i definetely need to pick up a great jacket or top to add into my wardrobe.


How to Wear: Green Inspiration #1How to Wear: Green Inspiration #2

Starting small with a green bag or a bold accessory like tassel earrings is a great way to introduce any colour. Then i would step it up with a simple knitwear piece or classic coat/jacket, a perfect partner for your favourite denim. Next comes head to toe...as with any statement look try to layer shades and textures to give the outfit depth - a printed dress under a coat or perhaps a chic pyjama suit like above.

I love elements of all the looks featured in this post but for me the most inspirational are the three below. As i mentioned, it was a Blair Eadie look that inspired this post and these three are the outfits that i connected with and really want to recreate. Attention to detail in these looks is phenomenal - how does she make a simple breton tee, denim dungarees and a beret look so friggin chic? I think this is how I would like to add green to an outfit, adding to a pieces I already enjoy wearing like denim. If you love these looks too, check out my Style Spotlight on Blair, featuring more amazing looks.

How to Wear: Green, Blair Eadie
Would love you to share your green outfits / suggestions below...take a minute & inspire someone.
*Image credits - Main Image & inspirations shots taken from Pinterest. Final 3 via theatlanticpacific.com
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Monthly Favourites #7

My monthly series, sharing the food, places, fashion, beauty and entertainment that I'm currently enjoying....

also including some #babysheath favourites too

Monthly Favourites #7 - Colder Weather / Baby Milestones

1. The Colder Weather
As much as I love the summer, there is just something about the cosyness of Autumn & Winter. Snuggly knitwear, ankle boots, knitted accessories and Ugg boots are just some of my loves. I Love it when the weather is crisp and sunny but not too Baltic, nice enough for a long walk.

2. Baby Milestones
Baby Mark is growing so fast, I can't quite believe he is now almost 9 months old. So many milestones have happened over the last couple of months - he now has 6 teeth (with a 7th & 8th just visable). We have three meals a day now, food seems to be something he really enjoys especially anything he can squash in his hands, even if it is just colourful lumpy, mush at the moment. He is also so engaged with his surroundings, toys and people as well as almost sitting up and he has mastered rolling around like a pro.

Monthly Favourites #7 - Pink Suede Jacket / Illustrator
3. Pink Suede Jacket
Bought this beauty back in the summer from Primark but has firmly become an Autumn/Winter favourite too, now that it is cool enough to wear. Lighter than a winter coat but still thick enough to keep me warm, plus the faux suede is more forgiving than leather so I can fit even a super chunky knit under it and still look cute. Currently love to style it up, thrown over a knit and jeans with cosy accessories. I did wonder if the colour would be tough to style outside of summer but actually as my winter uniform is mainly grey and black it adds a nice sprinkle of colour plus i went with blush pink accessories so co-ordinates beautifully.

4. Illustrator
Came across a great illustrator on Pinterest, so cute & very me - she has a collection of illustrations centred around a girl character and i love her use of colour and print, is so chic. Check out her Instagram feed -  @iamlubi.

Monthly Favourites #7 - Satchel / Lily Loves Shopping
5. Push Lock Satchel
As you will have seen if you follow me on social media, I am a total sucker for a Cambridge satchel. My dusk blue one (that i got for my 30th) is by far the most worn bag in my collection and is my go to during the warmer months, so I decided to invest in another push lock satchel, this time in classic black. I love this satchel as it is a great everyday size, fits all my essentials in, looks cute and is so practical for mum days - can be opened easily one handed, which is a much needed skill. 

6. Lily Loves Shopping
I am a real lover of unique sellers and enjoy discovering new stores. I am really lucky in that Market Harborough has some amazing little boutique stores that are real gems. My favourite has firmly become Lily Loves Shopping - a quirky little homeware store that is a essentially me in store form. Every gorgeous little home accessory you could need including handmade lampshades and some cute baby wear as a bonus. You can shop online at www.lilylovesshopping.com and make sure to check out their Instagram feed @lilylovesshoppinghomeware. If you are ever in Market Harborough this store is a must visit!! Plus the owner is a total babe x

Monthly Favourites #7 - Peg Board / Fresh Hair
7. Peg Board
I fell in love with a mint green peg board on Instagram but it was a tad expensive, but when i found this one in B&M for only £8 i had to have it. Origionally meant for the lounge but has ended up in Mark's nursery as a changable piece of art. This dinosuar quote is very apt as that is very much Mark's theme at the moment - dino mad (dinosaur cuddlies above both Jellycat - Stegasaurus & Dennis).

8. Fresh Hair
Decided to start the new year with a fresh do - highlights and a trim. Gorgeous multi tones of blonde, dark brown and rose gold to give it some depth and texture but kept very subtle. Love it so much, although i had that much foil in my thick hair i was picking up the local radio station!
Feel like a new woman!

Monthly Favourites #7 - Hartbeeps / Sleeping Bag
9. Hartbeeps Sensory Class
Mark goes to several baby classes in the week but this sensory class is our favourite. With a mix of songs, massage, lights and dress up all of his senses are stimulated. Each week is themed - from superheroes to Alice in wonderland, toy hospital to on the farm and Christmas was a hoot, Mark passed his reindeer/sleigh driving test with flying colours! My favourite part has to be all the props which Mark isn't always keen on, but he is getting very good at posing for photos. In the picture above we have just met pilot beeps from the toy ambulance helicopter and Mark was fascinated by all his green fur and big pink nose.

Just in case any mum's are interested i have left class details here...

10. Sleeping bags
Now that Mark is sleeping in his own room he has got so used to sleeping in a sleeping bag, plus they can help to reduce SIDs as he cant suffocate under it. This raccoon one is my favourite and is from Sainsbury's although he has a few this one is definetley the cutest.
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Monthly Favourites #7

Monthly Favourites #7

My monthly series, sharing the food, places, fashion, beauty and entertainment that I'm currently enjoying....

also including some #babysheath favourites too

Monthly Favourites #7 - Colder Weather / Baby Milestones

1. The Colder Weather
As much as I love the summer, there is just something about the cosyness of Autumn & Winter. Snuggly knitwear, ankle boots, knitted accessories and Ugg boots are just some of my loves. I Love it when the weather is crisp and sunny but not too Baltic, nice enough for a long walk.

2. Baby Milestones
Baby Mark is growing so fast, I can't quite believe he is now almost 9 months old. So many milestones have happened over the last couple of months - he now has 6 teeth (with a 7th & 8th just visable). We have three meals a day now, food seems to be something he really enjoys especially anything he can squash in his hands, even if it is just colourful lumpy, mush at the moment. He is also so engaged with his surroundings, toys and people as well as almost sitting up and he has mastered rolling around like a pro.

Monthly Favourites #7 - Pink Suede Jacket / Illustrator
3. Pink Suede Jacket
Bought this beauty back in the summer from Primark but has firmly become an Autumn/Winter favourite too, now that it is cool enough to wear. Lighter than a winter coat but still thick enough to keep me warm, plus the faux suede is more forgiving than leather so I can fit even a super chunky knit under it and still look cute. Currently love to style it up, thrown over a knit and jeans with cosy accessories. I did wonder if the colour would be tough to style outside of summer but actually as my winter uniform is mainly grey and black it adds a nice sprinkle of colour plus i went with blush pink accessories so co-ordinates beautifully.

4. Illustrator
Came across a great illustrator on Pinterest, so cute & very me - she has a collection of illustrations centred around a girl character and i love her use of colour and print, is so chic. Check out her Instagram feed -  @iamlubi.

Monthly Favourites #7 - Satchel / Lily Loves Shopping
5. Push Lock Satchel
As you will have seen if you follow me on social media, I am a total sucker for a Cambridge satchel. My dusk blue one (that i got for my 30th) is by far the most worn bag in my collection and is my go to during the warmer months, so I decided to invest in another push lock satchel, this time in classic black. I love this satchel as it is a great everyday size, fits all my essentials in, looks cute and is so practical for mum days - can be opened easily one handed, which is a much needed skill. 

6. Lily Loves Shopping
I am a real lover of unique sellers and enjoy discovering new stores. I am really lucky in that Market Harborough has some amazing little boutique stores that are real gems. My favourite has firmly become Lily Loves Shopping - a quirky little homeware store that is a essentially me in store form. Every gorgeous little home accessory you could need including handmade lampshades and some cute baby wear as a bonus. You can shop online at www.lilylovesshopping.com and make sure to check out their Instagram feed @lilylovesshoppinghomeware. If you are ever in Market Harborough this store is a must visit!! Plus the owner is a total babe x

Monthly Favourites #7 - Peg Board / Fresh Hair
7. Peg Board
I fell in love with a mint green peg board on Instagram but it was a tad expensive, but when i found this one in B&M for only £8 i had to have it. Origionally meant for the lounge but has ended up in Mark's nursery as a changable piece of art. This dinosuar quote is very apt as that is very much Mark's theme at the moment - dino mad (dinosaur cuddlies above both Jellycat - Stegasaurus & Dennis).

8. Fresh Hair
Decided to start the new year with a fresh do - highlights and a trim. Gorgeous multi tones of blonde, dark brown and rose gold to give it some depth and texture but kept very subtle. Love it so much, although i had that much foil in my thick hair i was picking up the local radio station!
Feel like a new woman!

Monthly Favourites #7 - Hartbeeps / Sleeping Bag
9. Hartbeeps Sensory Class
Mark goes to several baby classes in the week but this sensory class is our favourite. With a mix of songs, massage, lights and dress up all of his senses are stimulated. Each week is themed - from superheroes to Alice in wonderland, toy hospital to on the farm and Christmas was a hoot, Mark passed his reindeer/sleigh driving test with flying colours! My favourite part has to be all the props which Mark isn't always keen on, but he is getting very good at posing for photos. In the picture above we have just met pilot beeps from the toy ambulance helicopter and Mark was fascinated by all his green fur and big pink nose.

Just in case any mum's are interested i have left class details here...

10. Sleeping bags
Now that Mark is sleeping in his own room he has got so used to sleeping in a sleeping bag, plus they can help to reduce SIDs as he cant suffocate under it. This raccoon one is my favourite and is from Sainsbury's although he has a few this one is definetley the cutest.
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Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to keep up to date with new posts!
#25daysofchristmas photo challenge

So this is my second Photo a Day Challenge (see my March one here) and i thought December was the perfect month to take on another challenge - not only documenting #BabySheath's first Christmas but also capturing all those family moments that i want to remember for years to come. Feeling super festive this year - i don't know whether it's being on maternity leave so having more time to enjoy it or just that this time of year is so much more magical with a little one, plus i guess proper snow in December helped too - very rare in the UK!

So onto the photos - first up is the challenge itself.... and please feel free to use next year,  just remember to use the hashtag #TGFphotoaday.

#25daysofchristmas - The Challenge
And now the photos... and to see in full, with tags & links head over to my Instagram
@theglitterfashionista
#25daysofchristmas - Days 1-8
#25daysofchristmas - Days 9-16
#25daysofchristmas - Days 17-24
#25daysofchristmas - Day 25
Would love to know which photo is your favourite from the month... let me know below x
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#25 Days of Christmas Photo challenge

#25daysofchristmas photo challenge

So this is my second Photo a Day Challenge (see my March one here) and i thought December was the perfect month to take on another challenge - not only documenting #BabySheath's first Christmas but also capturing all those family moments that i want to remember for years to come. Feeling super festive this year - i don't know whether it's being on maternity leave so having more time to enjoy it or just that this time of year is so much more magical with a little one, plus i guess proper snow in December helped too - very rare in the UK!

So onto the photos - first up is the challenge itself.... and please feel free to use next year,  just remember to use the hashtag #TGFphotoaday.

#25daysofchristmas - The Challenge
And now the photos... and to see in full, with tags & links head over to my Instagram
@theglitterfashionista
#25daysofchristmas - Days 1-8
#25daysofchristmas - Days 9-16
#25daysofchristmas - Days 17-24
#25daysofchristmas - Day 25
Would love to know which photo is your favourite from the month... let me know below x
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