Welcome to this round-up of this week’s #LittleLoves
I read a blog post this week that made me chuck out half my wardrobe. No, really. I discovered a new blog called I Won’t Wear Sludge Brown and read a post Donna wrote about matching colours to skin tone. I’ve always wondered why some clothes make me look drab, no matter how nice they are on the hanger. Now I know!
I’m a ‘Clear’ so I should be wearing contrasting Jewel colours. God knows why my wardrobe was full of grey and taupe and, beige. No more! I filled 3 bin bags full of the murky sludge and wow it felt liberating! I’m sure rebuilding my capsule wardrobe with these beauties will feel even better…
Find out your colours here.
The doom of #GE2015 must have tipped me over the edge cos my neighbour found me cackling in the street, watching this on my phone the other day. Terrifying.
So the 4-year-old fallen in love with poetry. Yay! You’d think I’d be pleased, right? Trouble is, I’m finding it really hard to find stuff that’s relatable, fun AND appropriate. We borrowed The Nation’s Favourite Children’s Poems Audio CD from the library but I’m keep finding myself skipping through tracks.
From the heartbreaking Timothy Winters, about a deprived child, to Roger McGough’s scary ‘First Day at School’ and ‘The Trouble With my Sister, by Brian Patten, which jokes about stealing and firing a gun to ‘Matilda, who told lies and was burned to death’, I’m staritng to question The Nation’s judgement. How can people think this stuff is suitable for children? It’s so out-of-touch and inappropriate!
Any poets or publishers who can point me in the direction of more uplifting, fun, relatable poetry for 4 year old would be really appreciated!
Following the wardrobe cull, I bought a gorgeous oversized Fringe Hobo bag from Next. Totally digging the tassel and the fact is big enough to hold my laptop; a must for blogging on the go! So I have no clothes, but at least I can hide behind my bag…
Pertz are designed by Caroline Hyde, inspired by her hunt to replace a perfect pair of leggings she loved and lost many years ago. They are handmade in the UK from material she sourced from Italy after a worldwide hunt to track down the perfect combination of fit and comfort. I love that they offer light support, muffin-top control, never get baggy at the knees, dry in 20 mins and have an SPF of 20. I also love the material – which has a slight sheen and feels like a second skin: clothes never cling to them in the wrong places. Check them out here.