How to pull an all-black outfit

I purchased a beautiful black Ruffled turtle neck Jumper from La Redoute last week and as I received it I started to think how I would pair it with other clothes of mine. Although I like black in winter, you will probably never see me dressed all in black. Personally, I find it a bit too harsh and a bit too moody. Instead, I like to style it with colourful accessories.

La Redoute ruffle turtle neck jumper

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My finest selection of Christmas jumpers

After more than 10 years in the UK, the Christmas jumpers tradition has definitely grown on me. Now, I love seeing friends, colleagues and family parading in their Christmas themed jumpers and tops from now until Christmas.

It is a cheesy tradition I will admit but a fun one nonetheless. Could you resist the temptation one more year or fall for one item from my selection? I have ‘curated’ for you the nicest models on the web and I hope you find a lovely model to buy right now before they all end up out of stock because it’s all too late.

So here we go:

From Marks & Spencer

Embellished Mistletoe Novelty Jumper (£29.50)

http://www.marksandspencer.com/embellished-mistletoe-round-neck-jumper/p/p60124940?image=SD_01_T38_7616_F4_X_EC_90&color=NAVYMIX&prevPage=plp&pdpredirect

Embellished Mistletoe Novelty Jumper

Animal Print Novelty Jumper (£29.50)

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Dorset’s finest – exploring Britain

The Jurassic coast in Dorset

As a young couple with no kids, all l’Homme and I wanted to do (apart from visiting our respective families) was to explore far-flung destinations. Now, we 3 little ones in tow, our approach to holiday has changed a great deal. Among a few other things, we have certainly taken a huge amount of pleasure at discovering more of the UK. Not only is it a lot less expensive to travel to, we are the master of our time (no rush to make it anywhere at a specific time), we load the car with our belongings and off we go.

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Keeping it current with a slogan top

I have become very fond of a slogan tops and I put the blame on blogger Hannah Gale for passing me the bug. Let’s face it, I am not that cool girl that can wear anything and make it look trendy but I do find a statement top can make an ordinary outfit look fun and current in a quick and simple way. Continue reading

Let’s talk about the mental load and how to fix it

The mental load is on everybody’s lips at the moment and I am so glad it’s been one of the hot topics of 2017. I had been feeling this ‘mental load’ for years and could not pinpoint why my mind could never really relax, why I constantly seemed to feel mentally drained.

Mental load seen by Emma

 

If you have not come across yet the concept of mental load, I would really like to encourage you to take a look at more of French artist Emma’s comics Continue reading

8 quirky facts about the Brits (from a fully paid up French woman!)

Well, here we are, I was chatting to a fellow mum the other day at school and suddenly realised – as she asked me the question – that I have been in the UK for 14 years (or even 15…I kind of lost track!)! Bam!  
Life in Britain

Even though I still feel a Frenchie through and through I have really come to love my life in the UK. I have also learned quite a few things along the way.  If you are planning to come and live in the UK or if you are visiting friends, I reckon this post might come handy to you:

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The return of the bandana scarf

You know guys, I am a huge fan of accessories: earrings, belts, scarves…these are the details that make me and can give just this more personable look.

Red bandana look in London

You will often see me wear a scarf as I have a tendency to have a sensitive throat but in summer, wearing a scarf is more a little detail to complement a look. One of my sisters wanted to spoil me for my birthday this summer and I asked her if she could find me a bandana scarf. Continue reading

8 reasons why you should visit Brittany

Hello all! We once again spent a big chunk of the school summer holidays in Brittany with my family. I have been going to Brittany for more than 30 years and the older I get the more I appreciate all the good things this area of France has to offer.

Brittany vibes

Here I would tell you why I find this region so special and why you must add this destination to your bucket list. Continue reading