One of my blogging icons is Laura, of the beautiful blog Five Little Doves. Despite life being far from easy at times, her take on life is always refreshingly honest yet cheerful and upbeat. Her photos of life in Lancashire with her beautiful children so reflect the love that she has for her family. Here, Laura shares her love of skinny jeans and her secret for turning a bad day into a good one…

When I shut my eyes and envisage my perfect house, it really includes original antique floorboards. In my dreams they are of course entirely clear of clutter and spotlessly clean as well. But in reality, when you have kids about it’s nicer to have something soft for the little ones to run about on. No matter how much I cajole them into wearing cute slippers, Thomas particularly just delighted in running about with bare feet. Rather than carpeting the whole house, the most obvious solution is to put a rug down. Unfortunately, this may not be as simple as it first… View Post

I know that one person’s idea of a perfect outfit may be another’s idea of fashion faux pas. And of course, an outfit may be perfect for one event and not for another. But I think that a perfect outfit is the one that makes you feel right. No matter what the occasion may be. When I shut my eye and picture what I’d like to look like – the event doesn’t come into it. I look polished, put together, slim, and stylish. I have a coffee in one hand and my camera in another. I would like to think… View Post

Hayley (otherwise known as Devon Mama) lives in the beautiful South West of England with her husband Dave, and their beautiful son. I also can’t neglect to mention they are also the proud owners of the world’s bounciest dog.  Hayley’s approach to style is reassuringly practical and her beauty just shines through. Here, she shares her speedy make-up routine and secret to hiding tired eyes…

Emily of Ella’s abode, is one of my favourite bloggers in the design world and is also a wonderful Mum to the beautiful Ella. I’ve been following her renovations of their family home closely (we have a mutual love of Farrow and Ball) and was delighted when she agreed to step up to be the first to share her approach to style in my new ‘Mama Uniform‘ series. Here, she reveals the trick to having beautiful skin and what she did to get out of a ‘style rut’…