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Mint Velvet: My Top Picks for Autumn

Double breasted coat | Grey wave stripe knit | Ava print shirt | Star print blouse | Elyse printed midi skirt | Alicia print/spot midi dress
Mia suede boots | Alex print shirt dress | Jade badge knit | Allie stripe trainer | Cerise blocked knit
Blush cashmere hoodie & joggers

Seems like forever since I did a wishlist post, so thought I would share my must have pieces from Mint Velvet for Autumn 2018.
*Worth noting I do work in-store for Mint Velvet, but all opinions and selections in this post are my own, as I truly love the product and wanted to share my favourites with you.

 One of my favourite pieces for the season, is this statement pink coat. Its a gorgeous fit and the boldest colour...barbie eat your heart out! I love the idea of throwing it on over a really classic monochrome outfit and letting the coat do all the talking.

I am torn between my three knitwear picks - love them all but need to choose one to get for uniform! The grey one is classic but with a great splash of colour on and would look great teamed with skinny jeans as well as a skirt. The cerise blocked knit is unusual as the front/back/sleeves are all different colours but it works so well together and I have had my eye on this for a while now. Finally the wild card, is the jade badge knit, I love the green colour and the badging detail on the sleeve, but it is not my usual colour of choice so I dont know if this would be too far out of my comfort zone - I am however trying to push my fashion boundaries so this could be perfect.
Which would you choose?

One thing I love about Mint Velvet is their prints - so many this season and I love the way they combine prints to create something new and a little different. The Ava print blouse is covered in abstract stars and is a gorgeous combination of navy and blush pink, perfect teamed with denim. Whilst the Alicia spot/print dress is great to team with ankle boots and your favourite leather jacket - showing how easy it is to mix prints if you stick to one colour palette, but doing it for you! However my "must have" would have to be the Elyse midi skirt - this split panel skirt combines a stripe with a bold floral and mixed with an aysemetric cut makes it a beautiful piece which looks phenomenal with knee high boots and a chunky knit.

Have chosen the star print blouse as part of my uniform allowance and love it so much. A great subtle classic print, jazzed up by the feminine lace panels. Perfect teamed with skinnies or a cord miniskirt and funky ankle boots. I have also opted for the Alex leopard print dress - have been waiting what seems like months for this to arrive and am so excited to wear. The most flattering dress on my curvy figure and the print is this beautiful "mermaid" leopard, a new palette of colours for me but gorgeous and amazing teamed with burgundy or black accessories. This print also comes in a blouse, halterneck top and a kimono, which can all be found at www.mintvelvet.co.uk.

 Who doesn't need loungewear? These are the snuggliest cashmere pieces and in the most gorgeous blush pink colour, perfect to snuggle up with a hot chocolate in style. I also love that attention to detail in the pieces - a touch of sparkle on the leg, a big cosy hood and my favourite....thumb holes.

And finally can't forget my feet....I love both of these options as they are so versitile. The Mia boots are a fab mix of suede and snakeprint in a deep shade of burgundy whilst the Allie trainers are a classic white style with a fresh pop of pink down the side. Both would look great styled with dresses, skirts or your favourite jeans.

To see the full Autumn collection, head over to www.mintvelvet.co.uk

Which are your favourite pieces in the wishlist? Let me know in the comments below...

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



Mint Velvet: My Top Picks for Autumn

Mint Velvet: My Top Picks for Autumn

Double breasted coat | Grey wave stripe knit | Ava print shirt | Star print blouse | Elyse printed midi skirt | Alicia print/spot midi dress
Mia suede boots | Alex print shirt dress | Jade badge knit | Allie stripe trainer | Cerise blocked knit
Blush cashmere hoodie & joggers

Seems like forever since I did a wishlist post, so thought I would share my must have pieces from Mint Velvet for Autumn 2018.
*Worth noting I do work in-store for Mint Velvet, but all opinions and selections in this post are my own, as I truly love the product and wanted to share my favourites with you.

 One of my favourite pieces for the season, is this statement pink coat. Its a gorgeous fit and the boldest colour...barbie eat your heart out! I love the idea of throwing it on over a really classic monochrome outfit and letting the coat do all the talking.

I am torn between my three knitwear picks - love them all but need to choose one to get for uniform! The grey one is classic but with a great splash of colour on and would look great teamed with skinny jeans as well as a skirt. The cerise blocked knit is unusual as the front/back/sleeves are all different colours but it works so well together and I have had my eye on this for a while now. Finally the wild card, is the jade badge knit, I love the green colour and the badging detail on the sleeve, but it is not my usual colour of choice so I dont know if this would be too far out of my comfort zone - I am however trying to push my fashion boundaries so this could be perfect.
Which would you choose?

One thing I love about Mint Velvet is their prints - so many this season and I love the way they combine prints to create something new and a little different. The Ava print blouse is covered in abstract stars and is a gorgeous combination of navy and blush pink, perfect teamed with denim. Whilst the Alicia spot/print dress is great to team with ankle boots and your favourite leather jacket - showing how easy it is to mix prints if you stick to one colour palette, but doing it for you! However my "must have" would have to be the Elyse midi skirt - this split panel skirt combines a stripe with a bold floral and mixed with an aysemetric cut makes it a beautiful piece which looks phenomenal with knee high boots and a chunky knit.

Have chosen the star print blouse as part of my uniform allowance and love it so much. A great subtle classic print, jazzed up by the feminine lace panels. Perfect teamed with skinnies or a cord miniskirt and funky ankle boots. I have also opted for the Alex leopard print dress - have been waiting what seems like months for this to arrive and am so excited to wear. The most flattering dress on my curvy figure and the print is this beautiful "mermaid" leopard, a new palette of colours for me but gorgeous and amazing teamed with burgundy or black accessories. This print also comes in a blouse, halterneck top and a kimono, which can all be found at www.mintvelvet.co.uk.

 Who doesn't need loungewear? These are the snuggliest cashmere pieces and in the most gorgeous blush pink colour, perfect to snuggle up with a hot chocolate in style. I also love that attention to detail in the pieces - a touch of sparkle on the leg, a big cosy hood and my favourite....thumb holes.

And finally can't forget my feet....I love both of these options as they are so versitile. The Mia boots are a fab mix of suede and snakeprint in a deep shade of burgundy whilst the Allie trainers are a classic white style with a fresh pop of pink down the side. Both would look great styled with dresses, skirts or your favourite jeans.

To see the full Autumn collection, head over to www.mintvelvet.co.uk

Which are your favourite pieces in the wishlist? Let me know in the comments below...

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



What Fashion Week means to me

As a self confessed lover of fashion, fashion week (or as it probably should be called - fashion month) has always been an exciting time of the year, but over the last ten years, it has really changed for me....

As a fashion marketing student at university, I was obsessed with the whole event, and in an attempt to feel part of it attending as many London Fashion Weekends as I could, but in reality these events are not even remotely like the shows, more like the grown up equivalent of the Clothes Show but a way for me to be surrounded by other fashionistas and experience/buy into new brands. I especially became mesmerized by Mulberry - back in the days of Emma Hill I loved the brand, more specifically its aesthetic and quirky spin on the catwalk show (who else would feature gnomes or monsters). I even managed to track down campaign postcards & brand books on ebay from several of the collections and still love to flip through them, remembering the British brand in what I believe was their its heyday. With this interest became brand specific posts, rounding up details & inspirations, showcasing my favourite looks from the catwalk as well as lots of brand imagery. I really miss the whimsical brand shots Mulberry used to create - my favourite being from AW12, which was inspired by the Maurice Sendak’s book Where The Wild Things Are. Click here to view this campaign as well all my other Fashion Week content.

Once i graduated, these "show posts" became less and less as life took over, but also with the introduction of social media the shows became a lot more accessible so i didn't feel the need to write about them anymore. Until recently i still managed to write a couple of posts per season - usually for my favourite designers - the amazing Sophia Webster, shoe goddess extraordinaire and the gorgeously quirky Anya Hindmarch but since having a baby, these again have lapsed somewhat. I had planned to get back on the horse this season but after discovering that there would be no Sophia Webster presentation this year (imminent baby arrival trumps fashion) i haven't had as much enthusiasm.....but keep your eyes peeled as there may be a cheeky Anya Hindmarch round up, as i cannot resist her exquisite accessories.

So what now?

Whilst I have fallen out of love with the fashion week of old, I still enjoy the spectacle and if I ever got the opportunity to go to a show....you better believe I would be there with bells on!!! Wanting to be part of fashion week was a big part of my student days but was so exhausting, especially as i didn't live in London - and would have be even more so if i had actually gone to any shows....it seems like a glamorous event to attend but more and more in recent years, fashionistas have pulled back, to just a hand full of shows as it is an impossibly grueling week of basically running around London as no two shows are in the same location. With the technology innovations of recent years, with apps such as Twitter & Instagram, being able to watch other bloggers content has helped to relive this pressure and allows fashion to be enjoyed again and in some cases shopped instantly! #fastfashion #thefutureoffashion

For me Fashion week is now all about street style and taking inspiration from fabulous ladies to use in my own everyday styling. I find there is something very relaxing about scrolling through beautiful outfit imagery and using this to inspire me, especially whilst i have been finding my fashion groove again after having bubba.

So i will leave you with some of my favourite fashion week street style images, from the last few years....and let you consider
"What does Fashion Week mean to you?"

Fashion Week - all about the street style
If you want to see more head over to my Fashion Week board over on PinterestImage credits: Header/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9
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What Fashion Week means to me....

What Fashion Week means to me

As a self confessed lover of fashion, fashion week (or as it probably should be called - fashion month) has always been an exciting time of the year, but over the last ten years, it has really changed for me....

As a fashion marketing student at university, I was obsessed with the whole event, and in an attempt to feel part of it attending as many London Fashion Weekends as I could, but in reality these events are not even remotely like the shows, more like the grown up equivalent of the Clothes Show but a way for me to be surrounded by other fashionistas and experience/buy into new brands. I especially became mesmerized by Mulberry - back in the days of Emma Hill I loved the brand, more specifically its aesthetic and quirky spin on the catwalk show (who else would feature gnomes or monsters). I even managed to track down campaign postcards & brand books on ebay from several of the collections and still love to flip through them, remembering the British brand in what I believe was their its heyday. With this interest became brand specific posts, rounding up details & inspirations, showcasing my favourite looks from the catwalk as well as lots of brand imagery. I really miss the whimsical brand shots Mulberry used to create - my favourite being from AW12, which was inspired by the Maurice Sendak’s book Where The Wild Things Are. Click here to view this campaign as well all my other Fashion Week content.

Once i graduated, these "show posts" became less and less as life took over, but also with the introduction of social media the shows became a lot more accessible so i didn't feel the need to write about them anymore. Until recently i still managed to write a couple of posts per season - usually for my favourite designers - the amazing Sophia Webster, shoe goddess extraordinaire and the gorgeously quirky Anya Hindmarch but since having a baby, these again have lapsed somewhat. I had planned to get back on the horse this season but after discovering that there would be no Sophia Webster presentation this year (imminent baby arrival trumps fashion) i haven't had as much enthusiasm.....but keep your eyes peeled as there may be a cheeky Anya Hindmarch round up, as i cannot resist her exquisite accessories.

So what now?

Whilst I have fallen out of love with the fashion week of old, I still enjoy the spectacle and if I ever got the opportunity to go to a show....you better believe I would be there with bells on!!! Wanting to be part of fashion week was a big part of my student days but was so exhausting, especially as i didn't live in London - and would have be even more so if i had actually gone to any shows....it seems like a glamorous event to attend but more and more in recent years, fashionistas have pulled back, to just a hand full of shows as it is an impossibly grueling week of basically running around London as no two shows are in the same location. With the technology innovations of recent years, with apps such as Twitter & Instagram, being able to watch other bloggers content has helped to relive this pressure and allows fashion to be enjoyed again and in some cases shopped instantly! #fastfashion #thefutureoffashion

For me Fashion week is now all about street style and taking inspiration from fabulous ladies to use in my own everyday styling. I find there is something very relaxing about scrolling through beautiful outfit imagery and using this to inspire me, especially whilst i have been finding my fashion groove again after having bubba.

So i will leave you with some of my favourite fashion week street style images, from the last few years....and let you consider
"What does Fashion Week mean to you?"

Fashion Week - all about the street style
If you want to see more head over to my Fashion Week board over on PinterestImage credits: Header/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9
Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to keep up to date with new posts!


So far this season the stand out trend for me has to be the pleated midi skirt - such a versatile piece that can be worn now or layered up when the weather turns. Today I wanted to share three ways I would style this gorgeous black chiffon skirt from Mint Velvet. As I have said before, I am more Primark than Prada, so I have tried to include a variety of brands and price points, channeling the best way to put an outfit together (more about the High & Low method here...).
Three ways to wear - the pleated midi skirt | Easy everyday
So my first outfit is an easy everyday look. Styling the skirt with a basic slogan tee, Converse trainers and a cute pastel cross-body bag. A perfect look for shopping, or a day out with the family but would also be great for a casual work environment, maybe dress down Fridays.

Three ways to wear - the pleated midi skirt | Summer sunshine
Next up something for those hot summer days - teaming a strappy mustard cami, with an on-trend round straw bag (IT accessory for the summer), simple tan leather slides and a pop of print with this cute tropical headband.

Three ways to wear - the pleated midi skirt | Autumnal layers
Finally something for those cooler days. Embracing THE trend of AW18, leopard print with these statement ankle boots - I love a midi skirt with ankle boots, very chic. Keeping the rest of the outfit simple with a lightweight grey knit tucked in, a biker jacket thrown over the top and finished off with a classic black fedora.

So which is your favourite look? or do you have an alternative combination to share?

Shopping links:
Look One: Black pleated midi skirt - Mint Velvet, "Je taime" lips tee - New Look {Old}, Sunday tee - Primark, Converse Pastel rose sneakers - Office, Lilac Cloud satchel - Cambridge Satchel Co {Old}
Look Two: Black pleated midi skirt - Mint Velvet, Cami top - H&M, Knot headband - ASOS, Loupe sandals - Dune, Round straw tote - Wood/Grey 
Look Three: Black pleated midi skirt - Mint Velvet, Tilda crew neck jumper - Boden, Biker Jacket - Topshop, Black Fedora - New Look, Leopard print ankle boots - New Look
Street style imagery credits: 1/2/3/4


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3 Ways to Wear: Pleated Midi Skirt

So far this season the stand out trend for me has to be the pleated midi skirt - such a versatile piece that can be worn now or layered up when the weather turns. Today I wanted to share three ways I would style this gorgeous black chiffon skirt from Mint Velvet. As I have said before, I am more Primark than Prada, so I have tried to include a variety of brands and price points, channeling the best way to put an outfit together (more about the High & Low method here...).
Three ways to wear - the pleated midi skirt | Easy everyday
So my first outfit is an easy everyday look. Styling the skirt with a basic slogan tee, Converse trainers and a cute pastel cross-body bag. A perfect look for shopping, or a day out with the family but would also be great for a casual work environment, maybe dress down Fridays.

Three ways to wear - the pleated midi skirt | Summer sunshine
Next up something for those hot summer days - teaming a strappy mustard cami, with an on-trend round straw bag (IT accessory for the summer), simple tan leather slides and a pop of print with this cute tropical headband.

Three ways to wear - the pleated midi skirt | Autumnal layers
Finally something for those cooler days. Embracing THE trend of AW18, leopard print with these statement ankle boots - I love a midi skirt with ankle boots, very chic. Keeping the rest of the outfit simple with a lightweight grey knit tucked in, a biker jacket thrown over the top and finished off with a classic black fedora.

So which is your favourite look? or do you have an alternative combination to share?

Shopping links:
Look One: Black pleated midi skirt - Mint Velvet, "Je taime" lips tee - New Look {Old}, Sunday tee - Primark, Converse Pastel rose sneakers - Office, Lilac Cloud satchel - Cambridge Satchel Co {Old}
Look Two: Black pleated midi skirt - Mint Velvet, Cami top - H&M, Knot headband - ASOS, Loupe sandals - Dune, Round straw tote - Wood/Grey 
Look Three: Black pleated midi skirt - Mint Velvet, Tilda crew neck jumper - Boden, Biker Jacket - Topshop, Black Fedora - New Look, Leopard print ankle boots - New Look
Street style imagery credits: 1/2/3/4


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The Fjallraven Kanken - What's in my Changing Bag

Oh the classic ‘Whats in my handbag’ tag, I haven’t done one of these in a long time (If you fancy a look at my pre-baby bag post from way back in 2016). I don’t know why people find these kind of posts so interesting, but they just are – aren’t they? Anyway, this time it’s a little bit different as I’m putting a mum spin on a classic post idea and sharing "What's in my changing bag". As a new Mum I knew that all parents carried round a changing bag, but what do you really need in there? Answer - everything baby could possibly need but now that my little boy is 14 months old, i have this changing bag malarkey down to a tee and now only carry what we really need. I also wanted to include in this post, a little review of my new changing backpack - the Fjallraven Kånken.

First off choosing a new changing bag was actually a tough purchase for me, I knew I wanted practicality, hands free ease but at the same time something stylish to carry around and that doesn't scream changing bag. I love my original bag, which i got from Amazon before Mark was born, but now he is bigger and more mobile I wanted to move to a backpack style as its more practical. I fell in love with the range from Cath Kidston but sadly all of the bags are very floral and girly, and although beautiful I wasn't convinced they would go well with my very bold dragon print, Cosatto buggy! I really wish they did more boy prints, i know many mums' who would definitely buy. I also looked at the Tibi & Marl backpacks, whilst so beautiful and quality leather, they are for too expensive. So I decided to go for something a little different - a Fjallraven Kånken. Not actually designed for this purpose but I have seen this bag featured all over Pinterest, and having worked with the brand in a previous job I know it's a great quality piece and that it would work for my needs - spacious, practical but stylish.

Originally designed for Swedish school children in 1978, the Kånken has become a well-loved and iconic backpack for everyone, both as a fashion and function piece. The bag features one large main compartment, with a laptop sleeve, a small zipped front pocket, two flat side pockets, adjustable straps and top handles - simple but very spacious. Available in three sizes (mini, classic & large) and a rainbow of beautiful colours (everything from yellow, to pink and a gorgeous shade of turquoise), there really is one for everyone! I chose the classic size (38cmx27cmx13cm) in Fog grey, as I wanted a gender neutral colour that works well with a navy printed buggy and that my husband was ok carrying....but lets be honest i wanted pink! if we have a girl in the future you better believe i will be going back for the pink.



So my thoughts on the Kånken.... LOVE it! it is exactly what I was hoping it would be. The bag itself is a great everyday size, fits all little mans essentials in with a room to spare. As it only has one large compartment, I am now working on a pouch system inside so nothing gets lost - nappy, feeding and then a smaller one that contains medicines/other small items, plus it actually makes life easier especially for nappy changes to simply grab one pouch that has everything i need in one place. I also really like that the spacious main compartment has a large opening with a zip, which makes it easy to see and get items out even from the bottom of the bag. The straps are comfy to wear and functional as you can shorten them if not wearing as rucksack. Can also be carried by the top handles, but it also fits well onto the handles of the buggy or in the basket underneath. Made from hard-wearing, lightweight Vinylon F fabric, that is able to withstand dirt and wetness, makes it perfect for everyday use and i am not worried about it getting dirty even in such a light colour. 

I have only been using this bag for a few weeks but I am so happy with it, and I would definitely recommend to any mum's out there looking for a new hands free option - makes a great changing bag but could also double up as a kids nursery/school bag too, especially if you bought the mini version. Although slightly smaller in size than my traditional changing bag, I am actually glad as I wanted to streamline the amount of stuff I carry around on a daily basis and this has forced me to re-evaluate what we actually need in there but I have been pleasantly surprised just how much I can fit into this backpack, with room to spare. 

So now i have told you how much i love this bag - lets see what I have fitted inside...

What's in my Changing Bag - the details
Whats in my Kånken:
The Changing Pouch: A Cath Kidston Leopard print nappy pouch
1. 4 x Aldi nappies
2. Huggies pure wipes
3. Sainsburys Nappy sacks
4. Cath Kidston changing mat - matches the pouch
The Feeding Pouch: Large Accessorize spotty pouch
5. Munchkin heat intelligent spoons
6. TU dinosaur bib
7. Snacks - Little Angels Sweet potato turtle puffs & Dino Paws pure fruit shapes
Medicines/Others pouchSmall Anya Hindmarch Rainbow zip pouch
8. Bonjela teething gel
9. Calpol sachets x 3 with spoon
10. Soap & Glory mini hand sanitiser
11. Mini Sudocrem tub
12. L'Occitane handcream
13. Avent dummy
The other essentials:
14. That's not my Dragon book - Mark loves these so always have one with us
15. Belle & Bear teething elephant & Fisher Price monkey rattle (actually from his bouncy chair)
16. Garnier Ambre Solare 50+ Kids Suntan lotion - tucked into the side pocket
17. A muslin cloth - this one is dinosaurs from the Aldi baby & toddler event
18. Nuby 360 no spill sippy cup - comes with a lid so no leaks

Additional items dependant on our day - a small lunchbox, sunhat, jumper/jacket, change of clothes. Most of the time i use a separate handbag for me, but on days we are just popping to a class or to the shops, the front pocket fits my keys, phone and card wallet in perfectly.

For more information and to see the whole range - check out fjallraven.co.uk
Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to keep up to date with new posts!


What's in my changing bag - Fjallraven Kanken Review

The Fjallraven Kanken - What's in my Changing Bag

Oh the classic ‘Whats in my handbag’ tag, I haven’t done one of these in a long time (If you fancy a look at my pre-baby bag post from way back in 2016). I don’t know why people find these kind of posts so interesting, but they just are – aren’t they? Anyway, this time it’s a little bit different as I’m putting a mum spin on a classic post idea and sharing "What's in my changing bag". As a new Mum I knew that all parents carried round a changing bag, but what do you really need in there? Answer - everything baby could possibly need but now that my little boy is 14 months old, i have this changing bag malarkey down to a tee and now only carry what we really need. I also wanted to include in this post, a little review of my new changing backpack - the Fjallraven Kånken.

First off choosing a new changing bag was actually a tough purchase for me, I knew I wanted practicality, hands free ease but at the same time something stylish to carry around and that doesn't scream changing bag. I love my original bag, which i got from Amazon before Mark was born, but now he is bigger and more mobile I wanted to move to a backpack style as its more practical. I fell in love with the range from Cath Kidston but sadly all of the bags are very floral and girly, and although beautiful I wasn't convinced they would go well with my very bold dragon print, Cosatto buggy! I really wish they did more boy prints, i know many mums' who would definitely buy. I also looked at the Tibi & Marl backpacks, whilst so beautiful and quality leather, they are for too expensive. So I decided to go for something a little different - a Fjallraven Kånken. Not actually designed for this purpose but I have seen this bag featured all over Pinterest, and having worked with the brand in a previous job I know it's a great quality piece and that it would work for my needs - spacious, practical but stylish.

Originally designed for Swedish school children in 1978, the Kånken has become a well-loved and iconic backpack for everyone, both as a fashion and function piece. The bag features one large main compartment, with a laptop sleeve, a small zipped front pocket, two flat side pockets, adjustable straps and top handles - simple but very spacious. Available in three sizes (mini, classic & large) and a rainbow of beautiful colours (everything from yellow, to pink and a gorgeous shade of turquoise), there really is one for everyone! I chose the classic size (38cmx27cmx13cm) in Fog grey, as I wanted a gender neutral colour that works well with a navy printed buggy and that my husband was ok carrying....but lets be honest i wanted pink! if we have a girl in the future you better believe i will be going back for the pink.



So my thoughts on the Kånken.... LOVE it! it is exactly what I was hoping it would be. The bag itself is a great everyday size, fits all little mans essentials in with a room to spare. As it only has one large compartment, I am now working on a pouch system inside so nothing gets lost - nappy, feeding and then a smaller one that contains medicines/other small items, plus it actually makes life easier especially for nappy changes to simply grab one pouch that has everything i need in one place. I also really like that the spacious main compartment has a large opening with a zip, which makes it easy to see and get items out even from the bottom of the bag. The straps are comfy to wear and functional as you can shorten them if not wearing as rucksack. Can also be carried by the top handles, but it also fits well onto the handles of the buggy or in the basket underneath. Made from hard-wearing, lightweight Vinylon F fabric, that is able to withstand dirt and wetness, makes it perfect for everyday use and i am not worried about it getting dirty even in such a light colour. 

I have only been using this bag for a few weeks but I am so happy with it, and I would definitely recommend to any mum's out there looking for a new hands free option - makes a great changing bag but could also double up as a kids nursery/school bag too, especially if you bought the mini version. Although slightly smaller in size than my traditional changing bag, I am actually glad as I wanted to streamline the amount of stuff I carry around on a daily basis and this has forced me to re-evaluate what we actually need in there but I have been pleasantly surprised just how much I can fit into this backpack, with room to spare. 

So now i have told you how much i love this bag - lets see what I have fitted inside...

What's in my Changing Bag - the details
Whats in my Kånken:
The Changing Pouch: A Cath Kidston Leopard print nappy pouch
1. 4 x Aldi nappies
2. Huggies pure wipes
3. Sainsburys Nappy sacks
4. Cath Kidston changing mat - matches the pouch
The Feeding Pouch: Large Accessorize spotty pouch
5. Munchkin heat intelligent spoons
6. TU dinosaur bib
7. Snacks - Little Angels Sweet potato turtle puffs & Dino Paws pure fruit shapes
Medicines/Others pouchSmall Anya Hindmarch Rainbow zip pouch
8. Bonjela teething gel
9. Calpol sachets x 3 with spoon
10. Soap & Glory mini hand sanitiser
11. Mini Sudocrem tub
12. L'Occitane handcream
13. Avent dummy
The other essentials:
14. That's not my Dragon book - Mark loves these so always have one with us
15. Belle & Bear teething elephant & Fisher Price monkey rattle (actually from his bouncy chair)
16. Garnier Ambre Solare 50+ Kids Suntan lotion - tucked into the side pocket
17. A muslin cloth - this one is dinosaurs from the Aldi baby & toddler event
18. Nuby 360 no spill sippy cup - comes with a lid so no leaks

Additional items dependant on our day - a small lunchbox, sunhat, jumper/jacket, change of clothes. Most of the time i use a separate handbag for me, but on days we are just popping to a class or to the shops, the front pocket fits my keys, phone and card wallet in perfectly.

For more information and to see the whole range - check out fjallraven.co.uk
Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to keep up to date with new posts!



Aim of the game with this months fashion item, is to style this historically utility associated garment and a) not look like a dock worker or b) look like a toddler. I believe that there are two ways to wear - casually with a tee & trainers or dressed up with heels and a statement bag. Most options around on the highstreet currently are in either traditional denim /gorgeous pastel coloured denim or summery cotton. I actually fell in love with the idea of dungarees when i was pregnant, very cute and bump accommodating but was so unsure how to style.

Personally i see the dungaree as a transitional piece, ideal for those spring & autumn days, when you need a little more coverage, teamed with bare ankles and a great tee. Dungarees would be a lot harder to style in the winter, cute with ankle boots, but a coat layered over the top would hide your silhouette, which this piece really shows off however there is something cute about teaming it with a chunky, slouchy knit (see image below) for a off duty weekend look. A buttoned up denim shirt also seems like a great layering option.

As usual below are some of my favourite looks, inspiration for "ways to wear" .....which is your favourite?

Image credits: Header/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11

As per usual, my favourite fashionista Blair from @atlanticpacific has hit the style nail on the head! She appears to have go to combinations for styling up her dungarees - a striped tee and killer accessories, I especially love the white and baby pink outfit above, a very spring feminine take on the trend and a great balance to a masculine garment. I also really love her sophisticated tartan/plaid "workwear" look, teamed with a classic camel coat, not a traditional way to wear but very modern business woman.

How would you style a pair of dungarees?

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How to Wear: Dungarees


Aim of the game with this months fashion item, is to style this historically utility associated garment and a) not look like a dock worker or b) look like a toddler. I believe that there are two ways to wear - casually with a tee & trainers or dressed up with heels and a statement bag. Most options around on the highstreet currently are in either traditional denim /gorgeous pastel coloured denim or summery cotton. I actually fell in love with the idea of dungarees when i was pregnant, very cute and bump accommodating but was so unsure how to style.

Personally i see the dungaree as a transitional piece, ideal for those spring & autumn days, when you need a little more coverage, teamed with bare ankles and a great tee. Dungarees would be a lot harder to style in the winter, cute with ankle boots, but a coat layered over the top would hide your silhouette, which this piece really shows off however there is something cute about teaming it with a chunky, slouchy knit (see image below) for a off duty weekend look. A buttoned up denim shirt also seems like a great layering option.

As usual below are some of my favourite looks, inspiration for "ways to wear" .....which is your favourite?

Image credits: Header/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11

As per usual, my favourite fashionista Blair from @atlanticpacific has hit the style nail on the head! She appears to have go to combinations for styling up her dungarees - a striped tee and killer accessories, I especially love the white and baby pink outfit above, a very spring feminine take on the trend and a great balance to a masculine garment. I also really love her sophisticated tartan/plaid "workwear" look, teamed with a classic camel coat, not a traditional way to wear but very modern business woman.

How would you style a pair of dungarees?

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