Sale alert! Black Friday is tomorrow – this means mega discounts on all those things you’ve been coveting for months – and all those things you didn’t even know that you needed. Its also the perfect time to buy your Christmas presents – if you’re that organised.

I have been trawling the internet for you to pull together my own edit of the best deals – at the best discounts so you don’t have to waste your time searching. I warn you this is a mega-shopping post…

CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO ENTER EACH SITE AND SHOP THE ITEM

 

ASOS

20% off with code: GOGOGO

 

TOPSHOP

Up to 50% off – no code

SELFRIDGES

20% off with code: SELFCCE

 

BOOHOO

Up to 50% off – no code

RIVER ISLAND

50% off selected stock – no code

PRETTY LITTLE THING

50% off – no code

NEW LOOK

Up to 50% off – no code

LA REDOUTE

40% off everything with code: BLACKFRIDAY

& OTHER STORIES

50% off selected stock from 25th November

 BEAUTY

Look Fantastic

18% off with code: RUSH

The Body Shop

40% off with code: 19805

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West Elm

Up to 30% off with code: SAVENOW

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No matter how my life has changed, challenges and wins, twists and turns, marriage and mortgage, baby and toddler… I have always been so lucky to have the best girl friends in my life. Some have been in my life since I was just four years old, some from school, university and NCT. My special ladies I am so proud to call my best friends. Tonights Sunday inspo post is dedicated to those special bonds we all have with our friends… the girls that know everything about us, good and bad, that laugh and cry with us and accept the weirdness with the loveliness. If you haven’t reached out to them in a while make this week the perfect time to send a text, make a call or knock on their door and say hello… life can get so busy but those relationships are gold dust.

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I think my absolute favourite thing about London fashion week is the street style, more so than the shows… I just love a good bit of people watching. Getting to your seat that little bit earlier and watching as the fashion-set arrive, taking in their amazing and carefully thought-out outfits. Watching those that are so comfortable in their own skin they ooze confidence – and those that look so physically uncomfortable you wonder was it really worth it? And then there are those, and I hope this doesn’t come across in a mean way – but there are those that just look so uncomfortable generally. Like they’re not really happy in what they’ve decided to wear, it’s not really their style and they don’t feel confident, they don’t normally wear heels and now they can’t walk in their skyscraper heels or they’re tugging non-stop at their crazy-short mini skirt. No matter how fabulous their outfits are the uncomfortable-ness just ruins the look.

This is like the extreme version of when you go on a night out not quite happy with your choice of outfit and then spend the whole night not enjoying yourself as you wish you’d listened to your instinct and changed before leaving. Never under-estimate the power of a good outfit on a bad mood – and vice versa unfortunately.

So how to avoid it – know your own style, wear what makes you happy, don’t wear something just because its so ‘this season’ or you feel it’s occasion appropriate even if you don’t really like it… and make like Coco Chanel – before you leave the house take a look in the mirror and remove one item. I wasn’t sure what to wear for my first days of shows and deliberated between a few outfits but my husbands strange facial expressions were making it harder. In the end I went with my uniform of denim and breton and felt instantly happy. My Levi’s denim skirt, tailored blazer and a breton top – add some statement shoes, neck scarf and a Chanel brooch. I did have a hat as well (it was drizzling outside) but took this off before I left.

So today’s Sunday inspo post is about being yourself, being happy and really enjoying fashion for what it is – fun. I have pulled together a round-up of those who had their street style nailed. Those who stuck to their personal style and looked confident and (most of all) comfortable!

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Rock t-shirts are having a moment and I am so happy about it. Nothing says rock n roll more than wearing a piece of it. I love how you can throw a band t-shirt on with any old pair of jeans and it instantly creates a cool edgy look. It also has the uncanny power to give a very smart skirt and heels look an updated on-trend sassy look that just shouts confidence. In fact its a pretty perfect buy for right now and will see you through the seasonal changes. Pair with leopard print, denim and leather for the ultimate rock-chick feel.

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I hope you’ve had a lovely bank holiday weekend no matter the weather. It’s certainly been a mixed bag here, finishing with today’s grey skies and chilly air. But wow, when it comes to bringing sunshine to my day – today’s response on Instagram has blown me away. I cannot thank you enough for all your kind words of encouragement and sweet comments. It means a lot to me.

So todays delayed bank holiday Sunday Edit is about keeping it real, staying true to yourself and having the confidence to do what makes you happy. People can be so quick to judge… when a mum decides to stay home after having children, when a mum goes back to work after having children, when you breastfeed, bottle feed, home-puree, ready-made jars, step-out in a tracksuit, spend an hour on your hair. It seems us mums can never do right. So why care then… lets make the decision that this week we will throw caution to the wind and actually do those things we have wanted to but have been too worried about what someone might think or even say.

Do what makes you happy!

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