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Babies first… Mother’s Day weekend.

Can you believe the time of year already? I am shocked at how rapidly time is passing with this new year, as we enter those Spring months. I haven’t seen much of Spring yet, though.

Snow, rain, sleet, wind..yep..the Beast from the East got that lot covered but no hints of Spring which is a little disappointing. Here is hoping that the flowers begin to bloom and everything starts to become a little brighter. I’m so ready to be over with the Winter, to pack away the heavy duty clothing and to see the World come to life once more. I’m ready to regain the spring in my step and to watch the lambs bound around the fields nearby.


March marks the month of Mother’s Day, an occasion that is celebrated all around the World and for good reason. March brings with it my little Sisters birthday, Females all around celebrate International Women’s day. but most importantly, March also brings to us Mothers, Mothers day. May we celebrate the women in our lives, praise our Mother’s and feel a sense of pride as we Mother our own young. March is the month of girl power, for sure. An incredible month for celebrating strong women all around.

This year round, I had the privilege to celebrate my first Mothering Sunday which I will share the details of with you. My little bebe is now six months old and in her short time with us, I’ve never felt happier. Eleanor was meant to be mine and brings with her a daring amount of responsibility. She is a privelige to Mother no matter how tough some days can be.


My journey into Motherhood has not been easy, I’ll never deny just how tough I’ve found this time. I had a difficult labour, the cluster feeding left me feeling drained, we’ve had the crushing effects of colic and reflux, a needy baby who wants to be held and will not sleep alone or even be left in the care of anyone other than myself without a drama. I battle with a feisty, breast fed baby every day who refuses a bottle point blank and screams each time I put her down or into her stroller. I can’t get a out alone often as it’s not worth the battle or the cries that do not end, it beings too much stress.

I have to go to bed at 10pm each night wether I like it or not. I cannot watch any movies or cuddle up with Euan, I have to lay in bed awake and nurse Eleanor to sleep. I could stay up, but she will scream, it doesn’t stop. Don’t even mention control crying, we have tried and I can assure you, there is nothing controlled about it.


My little Eleanor, my Snugs, is full of personality, full of strength, full of temper, charisma and might. Each day with her, I learn more about myself than I could ever imagine. My baby girl has taught me true love, she’s taught me patience, she’s taught me a sense of compassion and flexibility. She’s taught me how strong I can be and how amazing the human body is. Not only do I teach her, but she teaches me.

I couldn’t be more honoured or grateful to be Mother to such a strong willed little girl. It is an exceptional privilege to hold her, to nurse her, to love her and to see the love and the pureness in her eyes as she looks at me. I only wish I could see the world through her eyes.

To watch her grow will be a whole new level of amazement and I’m sure there will be many challenges to come. After six months of playing Mum, I am now confident within my Patenting abilities (to an extent) and I know that as a family we can over come any challenge together and move forward through each stage.

It’s been a busy weekend celebrating and I can finally catch a break to have a coffee and write a post. On Saturday, I headed out with the females of the family for an afternoon tea to ring in my sister’s birthday. Saturday was pouring of rain and cold, I was dropped off by Euan and I met with my Mum, Sister, Aunt and Cousin at the City centre and we then headed off to the chosen venue for our tea and a catch up. Euan went to the cinema as he waited for us to finish and got us back home after. Eleanor was with me also, though sleeping in her stroller.. this didn’t last ten minutes once we got to our seats.

We went to the Carmelite.. our Wedding reception venue, only I didn’t make the call to go here, it was my Sister’s choice. The hotel was busy with parties of Women and families, I assume celebrating Mother’s Day. The table we were placed at was rounded and made for easy communication. The tea/coffee was served promptly and we all dined on a variety of sandwiches, cakes and scones. Lush.

I had a veggie option and had tomato sandwiches, a small mug of soup and snacked on the sweet treats. The variety on display was great and we all had plenty to choose from. My Sister had a great time and that was the main thing, it was her day after all. Eleanor was a grouch, mot untypical of her right now with an ear infection and teething. Nothing would settle her when she became feisty and tired, not even a feed. I had to call it quits and leave a little early.

Though most of my time was spent trying to entertain Eleanor and stressing over her cries, I still had a lovely time and it was good to catch up in a setting away from home.Besides, I am a sucker for an afternoon tea.If you haven’t already guessed, coffee and cake is my kryptonite.

Come Sunday, I woke in a great mood next to my two best friends in the World. Happy Mothers day to me! We had morning cuddles and took it easy before heading out for a latte to kick start the day. The sun was shining so we grabbed our dog Fern too who happily obliged to come along for the walk. I do love a slow paced morning where there is no rush and no plans to commit too. Just me and my family against the World.

We got back from the trip and spent the afternoon doing chores while working through a Wedding song playlist which we have created for the day. We will have no DJ or live band but can play music from our own device freely. With the wedding just months away, we decided to get going and create the playlist to have ready and adapt if necessary.


Late afternoon, we headed  to Tesco to grab flowers before going up to my Mum’s house for a second birthday tea. Only, I left empty handed as the shelves were stripped of any flowers. There was nothing left, it’s a good job that I had already gifted my Mum with a print or she may have been saddened by this outcome. At Mums we had a full table of snacks and goodies, Mum always goes all out on a Birthday, no matter what age,

This time there was a huge cake for the taking. Homemade carrot cake? Don’t mind if I do!! We all tucked in to juice, snacks, pizza, egg rolls.. you name it. I’ve definitely gained the lbs this weekend. Thank god for breastfeeding and the magic calories it burns, otherwise I’d not be able to maintain a slim frame. Eleanor played in her bouncer that was set up and was happy to be passed around for cuddles..until she became grizzly and wanted nothing more than milk..typical. My Grandad had a hold of her and she burst into tears! Drama Queen.


Heading home we left with a full tummy, a full heart and an even fuller bag of goodies that was packed up for us, courtesy of Mum (a serial feeder). I always love to spend time at Mum’s with my Brothers and Sister, it brings a sense of nostalgia and I always feel at home, it is as though I had never left. It is comforting for me to be back in my comfort zone and childhood hang out, only in very different circumstances. I love to see my Family with Eleanor and interacting with her as she grows, the more that I age and grow, the more precious I believe family to be.

Back home, we created the last of our playlist and had a brief listen before I went off to bed with my baby for a big sleep. A weekend well spent brings a week of content. I have had a superb, family packed weekend where I was certainly not shy of love. A truly great first Mothers Day and I look forward to many more years just like this, if not better.


Keren x


The jumpsuit edit.

Okay, as promised. I finally found the perfect jumpsuit for me. This took a few months of trolling online to get what I wanted. Nothing seemed to stand out. Not until I stumbled upon a black halter neck number on ASOS with flared bottoms and a relaxed fit. Petite in size, comfortable to wear with an soft and stretchy material that leaves room to breathe. Ah, perfect after a good Christmas feast. This jumpsuit is also very versatile. Making it so easy to dress up or down.

I’ve found THE jumpsuit and I’m not going back. I’ve been hunting high and low for one that would suit and fit me perfectly that I can wear a variety of ways. I wanted a piece that I could wear over and over again and wear it differently each time.

I didn’t want to splash a fortune for a jumpsuit and I didn’t want to buy several styles to get the looks that I required either. I wanted one jumpsuit that I can style in many ways and keep tucked away in my wardrobe for years to come. Not as easy to find something to fit the part as you would think. Especially with my petite 5ft 2 frame.

Seeing it online at only £25, I jumped at the chance to purchase my size before stock disappeared. I have to say, I was unsure of the quality I would receive as a garment.


When my order arrived, I wasn’t disappointed with this item. I’ve been spending time playing around and putting together different styles as Eleanor sleeps and have had so much fun with it already. It truly is a unique piece and a new wardrobe staple. You can wear this in so many ways and create different looks along the way. You can go all out glamorous with faux fur and glitter or you can wear it super simply and use it as an everyday item. There’s plenty of choice of how to wear this which can make it difficult to pick just one style!

The jumpsuit has the ability to give you the WOW factor, especially when teamed with lots of accessories and a strong lip colour, I think I will wear this with a plum lip.  It can also be a simple piece and can be covered up with plenty of layering and worn without no make up. Regardless how you wear it, it will stand out and give you that feel good confidence.

The material isn’t too tight and doesn’t cling to your skin. It leaves room to breathe and move around with ease. I think I might even wear this as a longe item, something I can wear as I roll around the floor playing with my baby and get through several nappy changes. It really is that comfortable.


Wear it to go shopping with a large slouchy jumper over the top and slips ons. Get glammd up for the evening and wear it alone with simple and delicate jewellery, or team it with bold and bright jewellery and a bold lip to match  to stand out that little bit more.

Whatever you decide, make sure you have fun playing around and getting it right for you!

Throw some jazzy boots on to give a pop of colour or add some height with sassy stiletto heels. Go walking with the dog with warm layers thrown over the top of this and some trainers.

The possibilities with the piece are endless and I will show you some of the looks that I have created. I’d have loved to had played around with make up and shown my style creations with the make up to match my looks but unfortunately, at home with a newborn alone leads for little time to play around with make up. In these posts, I am bare faced. My skin is naked. Had I had the time to play around with make up to show how I wear each look that I styled, I would have went all out.

For this particular occasion,  I’ve chose to dress the piece up. It was too fun not to, and as a new mum, the only chance I have to dress it is when I prance around the bedroom after catching five minutes alone. I think I’ll be taking this jumpsuit on its first outing when I have my first night out with my man post baby and I will be sure to dress this up as much as I can. I’ll be adding as much accessories as I can and going completely over the top. Can you tell I don’t get out much?




Simple and stylish, worn alongside with my go to old skool vans slip ons a a red beret for that colour burst.



Team with a corset belt and a faux fur shoulder bag for a slightly more flamed up look all while keeping it casual. Add a faux fur jacket over the top or team with a slouchy bomber jacket thrown on.


Go all out with the glamour. Dress it up with your favourite accessories, the bolder the better. Large gold hoops or bright tassle earrings, layer with plenty of necklaces of different lengths and styles, add a choker into the mix. Hide a bad hair day but still keep the glamour up with a stylish hat and throw on a faux fur stole or jacket to turn heads. You can dress this piece up with whatever accessories you choose.


A stiletto heel, a platform, chunky boots or delicate flats. I’ve chosen to style this with slip on flats as I prefer to be in flats than heels but if I am to go full glamour for a big event I’ll add a blocked heel or a glitter sandal to fit that part. It really doesn’t matter how you wear this, go with what works for you.

On this occasion I’ve went all out on the accessories and believe me, if my baby didn’t begin to wake and seek my full attention, I could have added even more jewellery and glitter. The more the merrier when it comes to accessories! That’s my mantra anyway. But remember, that’s me and accessories aren’t for everyone. If you don’t want to stand out, drop all of the accessories and wear it simply. A delicate necklace or a small pair of gold hoops still makes a great addition to the jumpsuit all while being extra subtle.


I have also teamed my jumpsuit with some layers to dress this down. I’ve teamed this with layers underneath but you could always throw a chunky knit over the top and on a super cold Winter day, even wrap a scarf or a faux fur snood around on top. The perfect dressed down look for a casual Sunday heading out for brunch.

With the addition of layers, I’d team it with a trainer on my feet to give a casual look. You could still dress the jumpsuit down with a band tee or polo neck and wear a block sandal. I particularly like this worn with a floral polo neck underneath. It looks super stylish and a polo neck is a great way to cover up and keep cosy in the Winter. All while keeping your look fresh and stylish. The polo neck I am wearing is from Zara and cost just £12.99. On a maternity wage right now, I’ll take all the bargains I can get. There are plenty bargains out there if you look for them so if you are on a budget, there is something out there for everyone.

I’ve found that when I teamed this piece with a band tee and a pink satin block strappy sandal it looked really cool and I really liked the look it gave off. Very rocker chic and perfect for going to a gig or having some drinks down the pub on a weekend afternoon.

The band tee I have teamed this with is Slaves and I purchased this t-shirt from their official website sometime last year. They have such cool styles online and I’ve worn this every other week. It’s become a staple of mine and actually, now I mention it, I’m off to go check out the site to see what is new. Yes, I do like and listen to Slaves before you judge me.



However you wear your jumpsuit, I hope that you have as much fun styling as I do and create looks that work for you and the occasion. If you have any tips or pics, please feel free to share with me. I’m always seeking outfit inspiration and I would love to hear your thoughts. If any of my ideas work for you, take a picture and send it my way. I’d love to see your creations and styles. Don’t be afraid to share your thoughts and comments.


Lots of love, Keren x

Winter style picks. What’s in your basket?

I have decided to write a short post surrounding Autumn/Winter and the pending festive season. Party season. I’ll be sharing with you my wardrobe staples for the season, style picks and giving a sneak peak of what’s in my basket.

As a new mum, I don’t think I will be able to participate with the festive parties, at least nothing crazy. However with a love for high street fashion and the glitz and glam of the festive period,  I will still attempt to look the part, with a baby slung over my shoulder. I’ll give it my best shot anyway. Who knows, I could start a trend for mum’s all around the world, right? Ahem..

Okay, I’ll get to it. Below I will list and talk through some of my style picks (only a few as I could and would go o. I hope that you enjoy, who knows.. you.. might even find some inspiration. I always find that I get my style inspired from trolling through endless Instagram accounts and social media platforms. I favor Nicole Richie as my celebrity top fashionista. Fashion is meant to be fun and I love to mix girly with an edge. Enjoy.

The Baker boy hat.


This is something that I have already purchased and I have to say, I’m never taking this hat off. I find it super stylish and it can dress any outfit up or down. I’ll be coordinating this hat with a variety of items. Dressed up and casual. It can do no wrong.


Statement trousers: Stripes, lace and flare galore.


Topshop are killing it with the trouser game right now. It was a tough call but I opted for these beauties in the end. Not particularly festive,(where’s the glitter)  but comfortable. These trousers are great for wrapping up under faux fur and teaming with trendy flats or a good boot. I think I’ll be teaming these with my trusty Dr. Martens and a bandeau top with a faux fur thrown over the top. For that grungy effect.

I’ve also been loving flares, something I always have to buy in petite due to my 5ft 2 frame, Topshop have a great range of petite flares in right now and I have already got my hands on the faux leather pair and a couple of fabric pairs for extra comfort. Great for lazy days, but also great for dressing up with a pretty top.


Satin picks.

I love satin, it’s so easy to wear. Again you can dress it up with a great heel or you can dress it down with a pair of jeans and flats. The fabric is so versatile and looks good on anyone. Anything goes with satin,just ensure you spray the deodorant post dressing otherwise you’ll make the same rookie mistake as I did and end up with wet deodorant patches. Not cool. Follow my Instagram to see how I team my satin pieces.

Leopard print.

Yep, it’s that time again. Leopard print gets me excited each year and I’m always on the hunt for the perfect leopard print faux fur. I’ve not yet got my hands on a staple leopard fur but I have my eyes on this number from ASOS which I think I might just have to treat myself to come pay day.



It is a little trashy and a bit squeaky. It can make you look awkward, especially if like me, you aren’t a 6ft supermodel with the body of a God. However, I can’t stop. Faux leather and vinyl at this time of year has me crazy. I’ve invested into a few pairs of faux leather and vinyl look pants and recently purchased the topshop style vinyl Leggings. I’ll see how I get on with them. I’ll be squeaking my way around Aberdeen, with a little hope, they will make my bum look good! A gal can dream.




 What is a festive period without a bit of glam? I love sequins. I just love them. You can dress them up or down. Team them with a heel, a mule, a boot. Hell, you can even team sequins with a trainer and still look the part. There’s so much fun to have with sequins and I could spend hours playing. I’ll be adding to my collection this season. There’s SO much out there, I can’t choose a select few key pieces at this time.




Finally, Accessories.

THE tassle earring.

Accessories really are a game changer aren’t they? They can make or break any outfit. They can take a simple outfit from drab to fab. You can have so much fun accessorizing and collaborating statement accessories with outfits.

Accessories are certainly big with the high street fashion game right now. Bold and strong earrings can be found in any high street store. Topshop, Zara, Accessorize, New Look. There is so much colour and choice available. There is something out there to suit everyone, especially if like me, you love a good accessorie. I find it can just help to make an outfit or key piece stand out just that little bit more. Going out but don’t want to over do it with your outfit? Get working with accessories!!

I’m loving these Topshop numbers in a variety of colour but green is definitely a strong favourite of mine and sitting pretty in my shopping basket.




I hope that this has been an enjoyable post for you and if anything you may have come away with some ideas for yourself and styling outfits of your own. If you like my style, you can find me on Instagram, take a peak, I don’t mind.

Instagram: kerennotkaren_


Much love xx