Country air and a little break from the blog (well only 2 weeks) has given me a chance to think about what I would like to read on The London Mummy. As you know I love recommendations and like hearing about other people’s, so I am kicking off a new blog series Up Close. It will consist of a quick fire questions with influential women in business.
Chloe Samwell-Smith from the highly successful London-based Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog Chloe Loves To Shop is kicking off the series today! I love her natural style and all her insights into new brands and how to wear certain items.
Hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed thinking up the questions!
What’s your fashion style?
Classic, relaxed and feminine.
3 favourite high street shops
Zara, Topshop, Mango
Top 3 go to items in your wardrobe when you are in a rush
In winter, a cashmere knit, my favourite jeans and my golden goose trainers
3 items that make you feel a million dollars
A faux fur coat, my Chloe Susanna boots and a silk blouse
1 item that everyone asks where you got it from
My fur coats!
Biggest purchase mistake ever
A pair of brown Gucci sandals. I hate brown. What on earth was I thinking? Needless to say I sold them…
Best return of investment on an item
My Chloe boots or my red Gucci disco bag (which has gone up in price by £250 since I bought it)
Boots or trainers
3 instagram accounts you seek out
When decorating children’s bedrooms, think about longevity when it comes to dressing windows. We had roman blinds made for all three in age relevant fabrics. Guess what? They grow up, their tastes change!
Where do you get your interior inspo from?
Pinterest, Instagram and Magazines. (And from things I love)
Bare faced or full face?
Best beauty buy on the market
Revitalash – it’s basically given me lashes for the first time in my life!
GHD Soft curl tong!
Fish and two veg
Default kids supper
Bacon buttie and a Diet Coke
Beach or pool
Swimsuit or bikini
How you relax
A big bubble bath and light all the candles.
All time favourite film
Last book you read
I am just about to finish the Husband’s Secret (Lianne Moriarty)
Gripping box set
The song you pelt out on your own in the car
Adele – Someone like you.
Most evocative smell
Freshly cut grass in the summer. I used to mow the lawn when I was 10!
Most bonding family game
Dog Bingo (everyone can play, even Charlie)
3 favourite apps
Instagram, Pinterest and Maps!
Best tip for building Instagram following
Find a way of connecting with your followers and be yourself.
A quote you try and live by
Stay Humble, Work Hard, Be Kind
What tests your patience?
My children bickering!
3 words to describe yourself
Happy, Caring and Loving
And what do you want for Christmas?
A Liberty Advent Calendar which has probably already sold out! (I have just checked and am afraid it is!!)