The Diary of a Shoe Lover

AD | Collaborative post.  Way back when I was 18 I worked for what was a very well-known shoe shop. Unfortunately, I think the company went into administration years ago and now there aren’t any shops left. At the time I couldn’t have asked for a better job, especially as it was where I went straight after working at McDonald’s. Working in a shoe shop meant being able to take advantage of certain things like staff discount. As we were required to wear shoes sold at the shop for work we got 50% off a few times a year. One

Finding The Perfect Summer Shoes With JD Williams

I hate winter. I absolutely hate it. I cannot stand the cold and wearing winter boots for months on end is my idea of hell. If it wasn’t super cold a lot of the time I would probably wear sandals all year round. Having hot feet is horrible and I love the freedom of wearing sandals. The sandals I had last year were a bit beaten up after playing in the garden with Erin for hours on end so this year I desperately needed some new shoes ready for summer. JD Williams came to the rescue and really kitted me

Perfect Plus Size Swimwear From UKSwimwear

AD | Gifted item When preparing for a family holiday abroad, especially with children, it’s really easy to forget about yourself. I have had lists going for months for John and Erin as well as bags full of new things covering my bedroom. For me though, I ended up with 2 new pairs of shorts the week before our holiday and not much else. Although I luckily haven’t needed too much one thing that desperately needed replacing was my swimsuit. The swimsuit I was using, ever single week for Erin’s swimming lessons, was one I’d had since 2013. I remember

Updating My Shoe Collection With XY London

Spring is finally here. Well, it is if you can ignore that fact that it’s been raining nearly non-stop for the best part of the week. It’s time to put away the big jumpers and other winter clothes and look forward to a spring wardrobe and maybe some updates! However, updating your wardrobe doesn’t have to mean only buying new clothes though. XY London is a great place to start if you’re looking for new shoes and bags. Sandals are the obvious choice now that it’s spring and I love these Frankie Sliders in black (£19.99) I don’t tend to

Erin’s Christmas Wardrobe 2017

One of the things I love most about Christmas is how many different items of festive clothing you can buy. I love a Christmas jumper for myself and forced John to join in a couple of years ago. The only person not loving the Christmas jumpers is my Mum but I’m making them mandatory this year for our Christmas Eve meal out. Erin has a much better Christmas wardrobe than any of us and here is what she’ll be wearing this year! I managed to buy a couple of bits last year in the sale for some bargain prices and

Lottie & Lysh: Stylish Leggings For Children

I first found out about Lottie & Lysh before Erin was born. I bought her a pair of unicorn leggings in size 3-6m thinking she’d be in them quite soon. As Erin was a preemie and born at only 4lb 8oz, she didn’t actually fit into them for a very long time. Those unicorn leggings are right up there on the list of my favourite things Erin has worn. The great thing about Lottie & Lysh is that they have fantastic leggings with amazing patterns and I would say the majority are unisex. We were lucky enough to receive some