Having popped into M&S for the twice annual lingerie drawer update I found myself stopping every two seconds to admire their new collections. The shoes – wow! I could have walked away with about five pairs (I took home just the one) and the handbags – gorgeous leather with striking handles and soft velvet in that Autumnal shade of burgundy that makes you want to start kicking up leaves in your new Winter boots already. Ok – not wishing away Summer – still waiting for my holiday to come around but if theres something you like in the AW17 collections, whether its M&S, Zara or Celine – you have to snap it up or forever regret it when its sold out come September and all your favourite boggers are parading it around on Instagram just to rub it in….ouch… been there many a time to learn from my dithering mistakes.

So without fourth ado – heres my little edit of M&S in stores now. The shoes I came away with are those gorgeous little embroidered slides (just £25)… the detail on them is stunning.

Ashley xx

 

p.s. been using this cream to deal with the dust/lack of sleep – and believe the hype its wonderful and such an incredible price!

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Another highstreet sale another quick fix sale edit for you… this time its Topshop, all 50% off  and be quick, if there is something you love it won’t last long.

 

 

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Its no secret Mango is one of my favourite places to grab a highstreet gem and at the moment they have 30% off with the code VIP17.

 

So without further ado here is my quick-fire sales fix for you… my edit of pieces… everything I am coveting that they have to offer.

 

Use code VIP17 at the checkout for 30% off.

 

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When it comes to Summer sandals I like to keep it simple. A good pair of slides, classic straps, natural materials, neutral shades or chic black and as leg lengthening as possible. Understated sandals are like a natural beauty – you don’t need all the bells and whistles, just a little Summer dress, cut offs and t-shirt, and a pair of (comfortable) shoes you can slip on that don’t look like you’ve tried too hard – but look incredibly hot.

I’ve put together a little edit of my favourite designs on the highstreet right now, including one pair I have just ordered myself. Apart from a little sequin pair I snuck in because they’re just too fabulous not to – they all follow my Summer sandal rules and will be sure to make you look cool and elegant all season.

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 This year will be my husbands first Fathers Day as a dad of two. He treated me like a queen on Mothers Day so I want make sure he gets spoilt rotten this year too. If you’ve followed me for a while you’ll know I am a huge fan of Notonthehighstreet.com and collaborated with them for Mothers Day, so I couldn’t wait to work with them again on their new Father’s Day campaign. This year, they are encouraging everyone to get to know their dads better and discover things about him that they didn’t know before. Whether he is Part Dad, Part Rockstar or maybe Part Dad, Part Style Icon, they want the nation to #GetToKnowDad and surprise him with a gift that shows him you really know him.
With Vivienne now three (how did that happen?!) she can hold whole conversations and the things she comes out with make me laugh so much. We wanted to find out more about her dad and using her three-year old insight really be able to get him a thoughtful gift – something with real meaning to him. Bring on the questions…it was time to delve into what she thinks she knows about her daddy…

Here’s how our conversation went and what her dad had to say about her comments…

Me ‘What’s the coolest thing Dad’s ever done?’  Vivienne ‘he lets me watch golf before bed’  Richard ‘I love having this time together each night when I get in from work and its something I don’t share with you so its nice that Vivienne enjoys it with me’

What’s Dad’s favourite thing to do? V -‘go to work’ R ‘I am putting this down to how happy I am when she sees me each night’ 

What’s the most embarrassing thing Dad’s ever done? V ‘dancing’ ‘haha thanks Vivienne’

What does Dad do at work? V ‘he sits on the train’ ‘I might need to explain the commute a little more here’

If Dad could have any job in the world what would it be? V ‘errrr… drive the train’ R ‘at least she gets the concept of promotion’

What makes Dad really happy? / What does he love doing? V ‘watching golf – oh and chasing me on the scooter!’ R ‘she’s hit the nail on the head here’

What’s Dad really good at? V ‘making mummy happy – and hide & seek’ R ‘that is adorable – I love that she sees how happy we are together – and I do love a good game of hide and seek haha’

What’s the cheekiest thing Dad’s ever done? V ‘when he gets me – and tickles me’ R ‘this is when she always calls me a cheeky monkey copying you’

If Dad could be anyone in the world, who would he be? V ‘Dustin Johnson’ R ‘This is incredible – I love that she remembers his name! Our golf sessions are working – she’ll be a golf pro in no-time at all’

What’s the funniest thing Dad’s ever done? V ‘silly voices when he reads me books – he sneezes funny’ R ‘Glad the voices haven’t gone unoticed’

What was Dad’s favourite holiday? V ‘skiing with his friends – without mummy’ R ‘Shows she knows I like my alone time perhaps?’

If Dad could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? V ‘in the sea’ R ‘more alone time?’

What’s Dad’s favourite food? V ‘meat – he’s always eating meat’ ‘I do like a good steak’

If you were going to get Dad a gift, what would he like? V ‘a bigger car – he says it is far too small’ ‘is it too much to ask for a newer for Fathers Day?’

What makes Dad laugh? V ‘me!’ ‘she certainly does’

I’m sure Vivienne’s dad would rather be part rockstar but Vivienne and I agreed on Part Dad / Part Sportsman. Golf seemed to be weaved throughout the conversation and to be fair Richard completely agreed with all of her comments even if her comments did make him chuckle.

Notonthehighstreet.com Fathers Day Gifts

After a browse together on the iPad we (me) chose a gorgeous leather score hard holder which we personalised with his favourite quote he always has Vivienne tell him before setting out the door to play a round… ‘One shot at a time’ and signed with love from both Vivienne and Margot. I love that he will always have something from his daughters when he is out playing.

Personalised Leather Golf Score Card Holder

I wish I had filmed the converstaion to show her dad – so funny watching her ponder the questions and how certain she was of some of the answers. So this year grab your phones and become the interviewer asking your kids what they think of dad, get the perfect most thoughtful gift from their answers, and then you can show him the interview afterwards! Memories to treasure!

#GetToKnowDad @Notonthehighstreet

These are the pick of products for all the other Part Dad / Part Sportsmen.

Ashley

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