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!



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 appliqué, 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 – we 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.


(Poppy in another H&M dress!)

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Top – Mango // Jeans – H&M boyfriend jeans // Shoes – Golden Goose (back in stock in Barneys!) // Jacket – Zara (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.


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

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14 thoughts on “The craziness is over…

  1. Martha Merrill Wills

    I wanted to see the pictures from the weekend, because I knew it would be great! The kids are growing so quickly! My girls are really into Target shorts and Boden tees right now. I think in a year or so we might be back to liking dresses. I find the H&M runs a little small, so I think that’s why we haven’t been in there.
    BTW… I am so going to buy those Nikes. The color is fantastic…wearable with so much!!!
    Miss reading you. And everyone. I’m so busy, and my obsessive issue with my grammar makes it not as fun to post! I know. I should relax! xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I think you’re right with sizing – Poppy wears the 8-10 clothes and most fit great – but she is titchy for her age compared to many of her friends! Yes relax and get posting – I love reading them. I ordered the Nikes too:) xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      It’s a great top Fiona – you have converted me – I am much more a fan of Mango these days than Zara!

  2. Michelle Lee (MyFashionable40s)

    Lovely to see Poppy having such a great birthday!! I tend to go to H&M for kids clothes as you are right they do sell what girls of Poppy’s age want. they are so reasonable too….they grow out of this stuff so fast and you don’t mind if it gets trashed!
    You look fab in your outfit… envious of those Golden Goose!!
    The cowhide looks awesome too! xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I know – I love buying things for her there too – the problem is that we sometimes end up with Me and Mini Me outifts:)

  3. Keri Gray

    Poppy looks lovely in her dress – Happy birthday Poppy! x Loving your Mango top Joanna and Mikey looks like a right laugh, I love a a good party and a dance! x

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      The top is amazing and I ordered it on a whim but find it so flattering and comfortable. Mikey is hilarious – a true London lad:)

  4. mymidlifefashion

    Looks like Poppy had a fab birthday Joanna & I absolutely love your Golden Goose too!!! Can’t believe you break up for the summer hols so soon……that has to be my favourite school holiday of the year, it’s so nice having that break from routine for so many weeks…..enjoy!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I know – but we head back early August so we just shift it all a month sooner than you guys! The great thing is we can vacation in Europe when you are all still in school!:) The Golden Goose are fabulous – one of the best things I ever invested in! x

  5. Sas

    Your mini me comment made me laugh as I’m just the same with my 7yr old! Amazing party; you’re such a cool Mum x

  6. Schoolrunstyle Mum

    What a fab bday party for Poppy, I would’ve loved to have gone, DJ cupcakes…heaven!! Love your Mango top, I am a fan of the Mango vibe at the moment they have pretty much got summer sewn up and I think most of my holiday wardrobe will be from there! Happy Birthday Poppy xxx

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