From The Archive: 2013

With magazine placements on the side, 2013 was the last year I juggled blogging as a side gig. Things get a bit girlier in the style department too, with a lorra love for the sixties and a 'hive!

Style

Mother’s Little Helper

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Considering she gave birth to someone like me, my mum is pretty (read: very) controlled when it comes to shopping for clothes. She rarely impulse buys, ponders something a long time before purchasing and looks at investment pieces opposed to my unhealthy (but decreasing) ‘one in every colour and cut’ theory- I could definitely learn a thing or two. Plus, she rarely ever treats herself (and no mum, your trademark no7 eye shadow doesn’t count). So, when Westfield London offered me the opportunity to spoil her for Mother’s day with a giftcard, I couldn’t say no, and knew she certainly deserved it.

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My mum is indefinitely one of the most inspirational women I know, and I don’t say that despite being one of her biggest cheerleaders. I won’t go into lots of details on here because no one likes too much slosh, but I am certainly blessed to have someone as encouraging, supportive and constantly strong in my life, on top of someone who makes me so proud to be her daughter all of the time. So a bit of shopping is only a token as to how much she means to me.

After some initial bother with coming to grips she could buy anything (within reason), we quickly warmed up- resulting in her picking out a selection of perfect spring items from some of her favourite high street shops including The White Company, Urban Outfitters and Zara. We had a really lovely afternoon, along with brother P- and was pleasantly surprised that most shops were relatively calm (even at 2pm on a Saturday afternoon) so we could easily browse, and head out without too much fuss or the need to sharpen any elbows. After completing a couple of circuits we headed for some lunch at a very ‘pawsh’ Deli style cafe at M&S- to which we gobbled on salads, toasties and even a cheeky chilled beverage to celebrate a successful shop.
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Thank you Westfield for a lovely afternoon, and thanks Mama P for being the absolute bees knees.

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