New nude shoes

You may have seen these beautiful Miu Miu ballet flats on Pinterest or Instagram. I think they are beautiful. The perfect girly show with a little edginess.

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At around $600 they are steep for a shoe that is very much a ‘trend’ and may have limited longevity, though the leather does look perfect. Thankfully trusty Zara has come up with a fabulous tribute in leather, and a much more palatable $59.99.

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Mango have released a variation on the theme. A cross between the gorgeous block heeled ballet shoes and a lace up. These are just beautiful and I have ordered them as I am pretty sure with the attention they are getting they will sell out fast. With black step hem (like these here) or fringed jeans they will add great balance – you don’t want to look to lady like in them!

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Finally a nude pink sneaker. I LOVE shoes, I love sneakers, I love Adidas and I love Gazelles – how about these beauties in pink. I can’t wait to wear them with a dress and tanned legs!

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In fact that is the beauty of pink/nude shoes – regardless of the style they have a leg lengthening effect – there’s no hard stop at the bottom of your leg!

So you may notice that I’m still able to keep up with the new AW releases while here! Thankfully we have wifi though the kids are hogging it…I’m about to head down the garden path to the beach again with a pot of tea! Yesterday we went to Dat√ßa market again where the fruit and veg is amazing – I keep telling my Husband that it reminds me of Bury Market as you can buy everything there – even the Turkish version of a pasty ūüėČ I came home with more harems – tie dye and dropped crotch whats not to love!

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The other evening we went out for dinner and listened to France make it through to the Euro Final. I had a wee bit too much wine but much fun was had by all!

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Last vacation day.

Well sort of. ¬†Today is our last day at the beach – tomorrow we drive to Madrid for our flight back. ¬†I’ve been away from Atlanta for 5 weeks! ¬†I’m sad that it’s all over, but at the same time I’m ready to return home and see my dog, sleep in my own bed and rifle through my closet:)

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Jumpsuit – Oak Dhoti // Glass – half full of Cava

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Sandals – Ancient Greek // Harems – Orgiva Market // T-shirt – ASOS

We’re already planning next year’s adventure. ¬†Harems will be needed for sure:)

 

The craziness is over…

I’ve been neglecting the blog – apologies. ¬†I did warn you that May was full of events that need planning and execution! ¬†Today is Poppy’s 8th birthday. ¬†I cannot believe that 8 years ago I was lying in L&D having just had my first child at around 6.30pm…

The party was on Friday early evening and I have to say it was one of our best. ¬†I had the great fortune of catching up with Moms I hadn’t seen for weeks, some months! ¬†It was planned from 5-7pm and¬†you can tell it was a great night as our last guests didn’t leave till 10ish – we didn’t want it to end. ¬†We were trying to make it a surprise for Poppy but of course 8 year olds have loose lips:) ¬†She loved the red carpet, VIP sign and VIP badges!

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Poppy’s dress is H&M as is most of her closet these days! ¬†I find they are great for a girl who no longer wants to wear Boden appliqu√©, but they are still totally appropriate for a young girl.

Mikey from VibeSquad was our amazing DJ for the evening, ironically he’s a Londoner!

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DSC_0019I tried to go with the disco theme in my ASOS Bowie t-shirt, Mango harems and silver Ancient Greeks.  Thanks to the Husband for the super unflattering photo but it makes me smile Рwe had amazing fun catching up:)

Today after present opening we headed to the American Girl Store to pick up Isabelle – new friend to Saige from last year. ¬†I am not buying anymore American Girl Dolls…that store is my idea of hell on earth.

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Lunch was by choice of the birthday girl at Verde and I decided to wear glitter, at least on my feet, for the occasion.

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(Poppy in another H&M dress!)

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Top РMango // Jeans РH&M boyfriend jeans // Shoes РGolden Goose (back in stock in Barneys!) // Jacket РZara (old)

Sorry PETA and all the vegan readers – I am completely obsessed with my new cowhide from IKEA! ¬†You can catchup with my IKEA trip on Instagram – we’ve just ordered the kids their new loft beds after having their rooms painted! ¬†They are growing up too fast!

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One other thing to let you all know about before the vanish immediately – the new Nike Blazers are now in stock at J.Crew! ¬†If you love a hi-top, and don’t want to pay Golden Goose prices, these are a must! ¬†They’ll be sold out in the bat of an eye, I assure you.

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Last week of school here this week – wooo hooo – summer is here!!

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Shorter and darker.

Just 2 weeks ago I went short with my hair again. ¬†After a week at the beach I still felt it was too long and too ‘inbetweeny’. ¬†Not one to mess about I went back to my wonderful stylist, Chadd, yesterday and went even shorter, and then Gina gave me a lovely dark chocolate color. ¬†I feel super sassy – it is amazing how great the ‘right’ cut can make you feel. ¬†I love the darker color too and my hair looks lovely and healthy and shiny – what’s left of it:)

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Jumper – Uniqlo cashmere crewneck (old) // Trousers – Mango Bambi Harems // Shoes – M&S Limited Collection

The Mango trousers are fabulous – these are a US Small (Eur Medium – they label for the larger US woman!) and they are perfect.

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I adore this sleeveless blazer – perfect for throwing on to dress up an outfit. ¬†It will be worn a lot over the Spring here. ¬†It’s an unusual color choice for me but I quite like it for a change – it’s a taupe/cream color. ¬†The fabric is lovely quality too – not shiny at all.

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Jacket РM&S Limited Collection // Jumper РZara (old) // Scarf РH&M (old) // Jeans РDiesel Fayza // Boots РSam Edelman Petty (reduced here)

It’s freezing here today so the sweaters are out – totally random weather!

Oh and I am getting my navel pierced tomorrow ready for the summer months…the mid-life crisis continues!

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