WIN : A Children’s Christmas Jumper from Not For Ponies – 12 Days of Christmas

If you know me you will know that I love a big of mummy daughter twinning. Subtle twinning or damn right carbon copies, I’m happy with either! When Not for Ponies got in touch asking if I would like to pick something for their site I did a happy dance inside. When I spotted their unicorn sweatshirt and t-shirt I did a happy dance outside! When Not For Ponies offered up a prize for one of my readers I did a big squeal!

Not for ponies review - mummy & daughter twinning

I love the subtly of these matching tops, the twinning isn’t IN YOUR FACE twinning, it’s just a cute little matching unicorn, or unicorn horsey according to Aria. The sizes are true to fit, I ordered a XXL (UK 16-18) and it’s the perfect, baggy sweater that I had hoped for. The kids clothing starts at age 3-4 which is a little big for my teeny tiny almost 3 year old, but tucked in she rocks it, and it’s going to last her a long, long time! They do run a baby wear range but I needed the unicorns and this particular top isn’t available in the baby range.

Not for ponies review - mummy & daughter twinning

Not For Ponies have a fab selection of t-shirts and jumpers including the cutest Christmas range ever. I’m torn between the panda and the pug jumpers, seriously amazing!

Not for ponies review - mummy & daughter twinning

As part of my 12 days of Christmas one of my readers can WIN a children’s Christmas jumper of their choice! As usual entry is easy, simply fill in the Rafflecopter form below – good luck!

Not for ponies review - mummy & daughter twinning

a Rafflecopter giveaway

T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The prize will be fulfilled by Not For Ponies. UK only. Over 16 year olds only. If you claim to have submitted an entry which you haven’t all of your entries will be disqualified. Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter. 

*Disclosure – I received Not For Ponies clothing in exchange for a feature*

Mammy & Daughter Styling – Exploring the Muddy Welsh Mountains

Me and my daughter, Aria, LOVE twinning, well I do, she’s two and can’t yet argue back so I just make the most of that. I have wanted a pair of Hunter wellies for as long as I can remember, so, for my birthday this year I decided to make my Hunter wellies a reality, and also buy a matching pair for my toddler.

mummy & daughter muddy outfits

Obviously I couldn’t just stop at matching yellow wellies, oh no, I had to take it a step further and buy matching yellow raincoats too. I’ve been lusting after the Regatta Bayeur for quite a while now so just had to snap it up when I saw it reduced to £35, it would have been rude not to right? Aria’s Peppa raincoat doesn’t appear to be available in yellow anymore, but it is available in a few other colours.

yellow regatta bayeur blog review

The Hunter wellies weren’t cheap, they were never going to be, but I did buy them direct from their website and signed up to their newsletter beforehand to receive a small discount and they came with free postage – silver lining.

mother & daughter matching wellies and yellow coats

I am so glad that I finally gave into the temptation and bought some Hunters after lusting after them for so long, it isn’t like my feet are going to grow and so they should last me for years to come, Aria’s may have been an unnecessary splurge but they are very cute and very bright, plus her feet take ages to grow, so kind of justified, right?

toddler girl yellow peppa pig raincoat

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For more kids weather appropriate clothing see Danielle’s review of Muckboots and Beth’s review of Dry Kids Waterproofs.

Embracing Plus Size Clothing

I’ve never worn plus size clothing, I’ve always been afraid of it, wearing plus size clothing is giving in and admitting that I am plus size, which I have never wanted to do. I’ve had several companies approach me throughout the years to offer me plus size clothing for a feature on the blog, my reply has always been something along the lines of “no thank you, I’m on a diet and won’t be plus size much longer, therefore I don’t want to associate my blog with plus size clothing“. The diets have always failed, and even when they have worked I’ve never gotten below a size 14, and therefore have remained plus size. Recently I have decided to admit defeat and embrace the fact that I am plus size.

I am fed up of going into high street shops and purchasing a top that, while not designed to be a crop top, when challenged with my larger than average mum tum, appears to be just that. I get depressed when I see beautiful dresses on tiny mannequins and know that I would resemble a hippopotamus in it, if I managed to get it over my big toe that is.

In 2016 I decided that enough was enough, I am never going to be slim and so I should just embrace plus size clothing. I stepped into Yours Clothing and spent around £100 on a couple of tops, and I love them. They are long, they are floaty and they hide my lumps and bumps perfectly. Don’t get me wrong, there are one or two things that I have had to take back as it doesn’t suit me, not all plus size women are the same shape after all, but the stuff that does suit me? It’s a revelation.
plus size clothing outfit for night out from YoursClothing

Take this outfit from YoursClothing*, it is perfect for a night out. The top covers my arms enough to hide the fact that they are HUGE, but shows them off enough that I don’t look hidden away. The high waisted jeans tuck me in while allowing me to breath and the wide fit boots make wearing heels perfectly comfortable. This outfit means that I can go out and not worry about breathing in to hide my tummy, it means that I can just enjoy myself and even treat myself to a lager or ten without worrying, hell, I deserve it!

black ankle boots with statement silver chunky zip

Yes, I am cutting down and do hope to lose weight, but for now I am embracing plus size clothing and loving it.

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Mamma Style with JD Williams*
*Disclosure : all items of clothing from JD Williams were gifted in exchange for an honest feature – all thoughts are my own*

I’ve always liked wearing comfy clothes, way before I became a mam my main priority was comfort, I’m a firm believer that comfort is key to a nice outfit. Now that I am a mam this has become even more important. Despite wanting to look nice I also need an outfit that doesn’t restrict.

mamma style with JD williams - autumnal fashion post for a busy mother of a toddler - dress and leggings with brown boots - comfy clothing that doesn't restrict

autumnal outfit post purple floral dress with black leggings and brown boots - mother style-fashion

As  a mother another thing that I have to consider when re-stocking my wardrobe is budget. I’m a typical mother who spends all of her hard earnings on clothing and toys for my daughter, when it comes to me I have to make things last which is why I almost always pick dresses. Dresses are the perfect wardrobe staple for all seasons. In the Summer they can be worn dressed up with bare legs and heels or dressed down with flats. Come Autumn/Winter season throw on a pair of thick black tights or leggings with a nice pair of ankle boots and you have the perfect seasonal outfit. One wardrobe item for all seasons is always a winner.

This particular dress is perfect for me as the elasticated waist line shows off my small waist and the flared skirt hides my mummy tummy, or at least it tries to!

brown-tan-suede boots with tassle and low heels

I will be honest and admit that I don’t do heels, ever. I thought I would be okay with these small heels but I couldn’t wait to chuck my Vans back on!

Do you have a ‘go to’ mamma style?