Joe Browns Review and £50 Voucher Giveaway

As the weather has been getting warmer and summer is nearing I have been on the look out for some lovely cool summer dresses that I can wear for the school run and for work, as I work in a school they obviously need to appropriate wear….not too short, no bare shoulders and a big thing is comfort.

Joe Browns have gorgeous unusual clothes and a huge selection of different types of dresses to suit all, most of them have big and bold prints on them, some are cute little summer dresses to suit daytime or evening. I’m not really a print type of girl but I definitely don’t like boring, as I was scanning through the dress page on their webpage I found the perfect dress for me, the Luscious Linen costing £39.95

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With a loose fitting style it was perfect for my job at school, it looked cool and with the embroidery at the front, very cute.

I quickly ordered the dress and within a couple of days it had arrived, wrapped in tissue paper i ripped it open and couldn’t wait to try it on. I had ordered a size 8, my size ranges from 6-8, I have a 26.5″ waist and a 30″ bust, I normally find it hard buying clothes that fit me perfectly. The dress was very loose and didn’t flatter ma at all, with my skinny frame it just hung on me, I made a big mistake when ordering the dress as I didn’t look at the measurements in the description. It looked really cute on the model but then again she probably wasn’t short with no bust! lol

I took the dress in at the sides from under the arm down the the hem, by about an inch either side and found that it was an ideal loose fit now.

The material is soft making the dress very comfortable and with the loose fitting it is ideal for those hot sticky days.

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I absolutely adore the detail at the front of the dress, the embroidered lace yolk and the cute little wooden buttons (which are just for the design and not usable) The dress is beautifully made and the little added embroidered lace around the bottom of the dress makes it just that extra special. The yolk on the top back of the dress has some pin tucks in it which gives it extra gathering when the belt is tied.

20140708-062544.jpgEven with the little belt tied up it still feels very loose and has lots of movement in it

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I teamed the dress up with a pair of golden jellies and a 3/4 sleeve lace cardigan for work and not once did i feel restricted whilst working, not only does it look comfortable it IS comfortable to wear. The length is perfect as it reaches just at knee level (i’m 3′ 4″) especially if your a very active person, It’s ideal clothing for my work as I am up an down on the carpet, running around with children and bending down at tables.

I was asked to choose an outfit to review but have also been given a £50 voucher to give away to one of my lucky follower/readers. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning the voucher to spend on line at Joe Browns then follow all of the options on the rafflecopter form below.

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Jessie J Icon

Jessie J isn’t just a fabulous icon for her music but also for her choice of fashion. Whilst watching ‘The Voice’ last week and tonight i noticed Jessie wearing a Leather Look Tshirt and i thought Wow I must have one of those! So i got to the internet and googled leather T shirt, I must admit what popped up onto my screen wasn’t exactly what i had in mind, Some were cropped, some were mesh panelled, some were patent, some were sexy, some were bondage and some were S & M like and i was beginning to think i wouldn’t find a top to suit me and then BANG SHABOOM i found one!

Photo 1 of Leather-look T-shirt

This one is from Topshop and it costs £45 and i do believe that it is the exact one that she wore on the show.

Unfortunately It is currently out of stock, so I am not very happy that i can not order it so off i went to search for another top from another site.

And i found this vest top from River Island in the sale for £15 reduced from £30 Bargain!

I would team either top with a pair of leggings, these Blue Acid Wash High Waisted ones from River Island would be ideal, bang on trend and very retro. Costing £16

These Black Fringed Ankle Boots from the same store are absolutely gorgeous and would finish off the look perfectly, i love the size of the wedged heel giving a little bit of height. Costing £55

Black fringed ankle bootsBy changing the footwear to a pair of high heels it will change the outfit from a daytime look to a going out partying look, these Black Pointed Court Shoes from River Island costing £50 are splendid. i love a good heeled shoe although i don’t get much time to wear them as running around after 3 boys court shoes are not ideal

Black pointed court shoes

My style isn’t exactly way out there like Jessie’s is but i think it’s just me!

What do you think?

Pictures were taken from River Island website and Top Shop but no links direct are available from this post.

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Trendy L’asticot Toddler

Whilst recently scrolling through my home page on Instagram I came across some pictures of gorgeous items of childrens clothing that Jenny from Kyna Boutique had uploaded. She was sharing with us some new stock from L’asticot and I knew the moment that I saw them I just had to have them for Oliver.

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One of the items was a L’asticot bodysuit with a penny farthing print on it and a yellow trim on the neck and legs. With spring on its way, yellow is the ideal colour to be buying and after the dreary long winter we have had this bodysuit was certainly going to be brightening up my little Oliver’s day.

I ordered the items and within no time at all they had arrived, they was beautifully wrapped in cream paper and tied together with a black satin ribbon, I instantly knew that I would be happy with my purchase. As soon as I got my hands on the clothes I knew that I had bought some quality clothes, they felt soft like velvet. The material was thick and stretchy but not that stretchy that it would lose its shape.

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I couldn’t wait to try it on him and was pleasantly surprised to see that the bodysuit had a double position poppers which is a fabulous idea as the item gets to grow with your child resulting in it lasting longer.

20130305-220506.jpgThe body suit oozes excellence and is made from a superior quality of material with a stunning print of bikes on it.

As daddy is a keen cyclist and spends a majority of his time out on his racer I thought this would be lovely to show daddy how much Oliver supports daddy when he is competing in races.20130305-220517.jpg

I can’t wait until the weather warms up a bit and I get to show Oliver off wearing it, What do you think of it?

The body suit cost me £20 but worth every penny as it will double up as a t-shirt in the summer and with the extra poppers it will last longer too. If you like the look of this bodysuit, pop on over to Kyna Boutique and check out the rest of L’asticot new seasons stock.

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Trendy Toddler ‘Me Too’

For the past couple of months Oliver has been wearing an all in one coat which i bought from TK Maxx about 4 years ago for his older brother Joseph. The coat is from a danish company called ‘Me Too’ who design clothing for children which are bright in colours and of fun designs. Since i bought the coat i have been on the look out for a similar one in an older age but as yet not found one!

The coat is windproof and waterproof, the hood is detachable with press studs and is elasticated and the cuffs are also elasticated which helps keep out the cold and rain. There are elasticated adjustable foot straps which help keep the trouser leg down and it is fully lined with a nice soft cotton material.

I love the design on the coat and the colours are gorgeous and with all the wear that my two boys have given this coat it has not worn nor faded a bit. On the front it says ‘Beware’ and the back says ‘Adventure, Bugs world’ which matches my boys character to a T as they both love being outdoors on big adventures. The colour is blue and green and where the material is so soft there is plenty of give in the coat making it very comfortable without restrictions.

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Oliver has been wearing this coat this week in the snow, he has previously worn it in the rain and everytime i take it off of him he is always nice and warm, somtimes even sweaty.I love this coat and so do my boys.

What do you think of Olivers Me Too coat?

What has your little one been strutting around in this week? Please share in the comments below or link up a post with Medicatedfollower.

 

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Boys All In One Fun with Next!

With Christmas almost on top of us i have been doing a bit of browsing on line for a few little gift ideas for my boys. I love the idea of them snuggling up together in some lovely warm onesies on a cold winters day. They look all cuddly and comfortable. I always like to buy the boys pyjamas and clothes as gifts for christmas presents as i know they will definitely get some use out of them.

Next have a gorgeous selection of clothes and i would like to share with you a few that i have put onto the boys christmas list.

This Polar Bear All in One would look absolutely adorable on my little Oliver, it comes in sizes from 9-12 months to 5-6 years and costs £17-£19.

 

The next one is for Joseph, this Blue Star All in one is perfect for him as he is my little star! I love the bright blue colour and Joseph really likes to wear hoods at the moment too. It comes in sizes ranging from 9 months to 6 years and costs £11-£13.

And lastly this Angry Birds All in One suits my Jak to a tee. He loves the idea of wearing onesies but he gets too hot in them and can only last half hour before jumping out of it saying he cant stand no more. As this item isn’t fluffy like the others he should last longer in it. It comes in sizes ranging from 3-16 years old and costs £21-£26.

What do you think of my selection? Do your children like to wear onesies?

Thank you for reading 🙂

 

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