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May The Force Be With You : Star Wars

Name me a little boy (and lots of girls!) who doesn’t like Star Wars and I will… be very suprised. There is ‘Star Wars‘ everything nowadays and John Lewis is selling it all, especially in anticipation of the new film that opens in December.

From Lego sets and figures, they have it covered. Not to mention they are now selling Furby’s… Do you know what these toys can do? So funny!

Lego Luke Skywalker £19.99

Buy LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker Online at

Lego Clone Turbo Tanker £78.69

Buy LEGO Star Wars 75151 Clone Turbo Tank Online at

Death Star Planetarium £21.60

For the budding scientist…

Buy Star Wars Science Death Star Planetarium Online at




Mashers £15.99

Mashers are a big hit in our house. Any style masher goes with eachother. We currently have 1/3 Darth Vader, 1/3 Transformer and 1/3 Spiderman floating around!

Buy Star Wars Hero Mashers, Assorted Online at

Hot Wheels Star Wars Cars £25.99

For the vehicle lover.

Buy Hot Wheels Star Wars Character Cars, Pack of 5 Online at

Star Wars Advent Calander £24.99

The Advent Calander of Advent calanders!

Buy LEGO Star Wars 75146 Advent Calendar Online at

The interractive toy market is booming and the latest brand John Lewis has added to it’s extensive interractive department is the Furby! It is designed for children 6 and up but I know my 2 year old would like to get her mits on it too. Move over Ipad, there is a new toy in town (although you can connect it to your Ipad for even more fun – feed him and even raise virtual siblings (!)

Buy Furby Connect, Pink Online at

The Furby Connect friend is really chatty and will love to talk to you! With colourful eyes that display more than 150 animations, you’ll always know what Furby is thinking or feeling. You can pet, tickle, or shake Furby, even turn Furby upside down or move their antenna like a joystick to see how Furby reacts!

Buy Furby Connect, Teal Online at

When they are tired and it’s time for bed, your Furby Connect can join them – just put their sleep mask on and they’ll be snoozing away with your little one. Anything to get them to sleep! They come in Pink, Purple, Blue and Teal.

Pink Furby £96

Go on, you know they will love it…


Buy Furby Connect, Pink Online at



Fashion Little

Dress The (little) Kids This Autumn…

Hope you have all had a cracking summer. After a little blogcation, I am champing at the bit to share my new kids clothing discoveries with you.  One gem that I have to start with are the gorgeous new brands that John Lewis are selling AS OF TODAY.

Margherita Kids designed by Ms Missoni herself, is exclusive to John Lewis for girls up to 8.  The Exclusive Brands Baby Edit  are 4 new brands –  Serendipity, Wheat and Mini La Mode for babies up to 2 and Michelle Carslund are lovely posters for a nursery.

Now, where to begin…

Margherita Kids Geisha Quilted Jacket, £43

Buy Margherita Kids Girls' Geisha Quilted Jacket, Angel Falls, 3 years Online at

Margherita Kids Embroidered Bodysuit, £34

Buy Margherita Kids Girls' Embroidered Jumpsuit, Eclipse/Multi, 3 years Online at

Margherita Daisy Collar Blouse, £28

Buy Margherita Kids Girls' Daisy Collar Blouse, White, 3 years Online at

Wheat Natural Print Trousers, £33

Buy Wheat Baby Natural Print Trousers, Natural, 18 months Online at

Wheat Baby Eila Print Dress, £34

Buy Wheat Baby Eila Print Dress, Natural, 18 months Online at


Serendipity Llama Wool Print Jumper, Berry £56

Buy Serendipity Baby Llama Wool Print Jumper, Berry, 1 months Online at

Serendipity Baby Trapper Al Paca Hat Wool Hat, Yellow £34

Buy Serendipity Baby Trapper Alpaca Wool Hat, Yellow, S Online at

Mini La Mode Toy Soldier Sleepsuit, £43

Buy Mini La Mode Baby Toy Soldier Footsie Sleepsuit, White, 3 months Online at

Mini La Mode Pink Sleepsuit, £43

Buy Mini La Mode Baby Velour Footsie Sleepsuit, Pink, 3 months Online at

Michelle Carslund Elephant Love Poster £20

Buy Michelle Carlslund Illustration Elephant Love Poster, 30 x 40cm Online at

Michelle Carslund Circus Poster £20

Buy Michelle Carlslund Illustration Circus Print Poster, 30 x 40cm Online at


Big Fashion

5 Wedding Outfit Ideas

It’s that time of year. Wedding season.  I used to take them for granted and throw on anything but now I am so grateful to be invited as they are few and far between, I want to make an effort.  John Lewis has some lovely dresses, shoes and accessories to make dressing for silly season easy. Below are 5 different outfits for all manner of weddings.

Country Chic

Vixen Millinary Disc Hat £320

Upmarket colour combination. Pale blue and brown are lovely on those with ‘Spring colouring’. (Throw back tip from when I did women’s colour analysis.) Warm skin and golden hair and you wont look like mother of the bride (not that there is anything wrong with that, but there is a time and a place for everything and not looking like one when you have a 3 year old!)

Buy Vixen Millinery Mila Disc Flower and Feather Occasion Hat Online at

Gina Bacconi Crochet Taupe Dress NOW £130

Slightly capped sleeve and flattering waistband.

Buy Gina Bacconi Crochet Floral Guipure Dress, Summer Taupe Online at

LK Bennet Pale Blue Court £210

I know it is slightly naff these to do matchy matchy, but when it comes to a wedding, scrap that view point as it makes you look smart and like you have made an effort.  Nothing red lips won’t cure anyway.

Buy L.K. Bennett Kay Pointed Toe Court Shoes Online at

Reiss Twist Clutch Bag £110

Pleasing to the eye and could double up as a fan…

Buy Reiss Twist Semi Circular Bag, Natural Online at

Up Town

John Lewis Alex Shantung Red Disc Hat £60

A steal at this price and oh so glamorous.

Buy John Lewis Alex Shantung Oval Disc Occasion Hat Online at

Whistles Navy Lace Dress £195

I wore a navy lace dress to the last wedding I went to and didn’t have any complaints. Universally flattering colour and these arms are perfect for those with the onset of bingo wings.

Buy Whistles Alisa Placement Lace Dress Online at

KG Nude Suede Court Shoes £79

Suede Courts. Non descript, elongating and practical. Let the hat and clutch do the talking and let your feet take a step back (!)

Buy KG by Kurt Geiger Beauty Toe Point Stiletto Court Shoes Online at

Lulu Guinness Perspex Clutch £225

So fun. Would you? I would if it was less spenny, but Lulu Guinness Clutch’s are such an investment piece, I think YOU should…

Buy Lulu Guinness Perspex Lips Clutch Bag, Red Online at

Sunnier Climes

Snoxells Black Occasion Hat £500

Not so easy to carry in your luggage, but take a hat box and you will be sure to wow if you get it there in one piece. It’s the coming back that might be a problem… #tired #hungover

Buy Snoxells Ansel Large Fan Occasion Hat, Black Online at

Ted Baker Bardot Dress £349

Ethereal and feminine. Beaut.

Buy Ted Baker Prinsie Bardot Tutu Dress, Black Online at


Dune Block Heeled Blush Sandals £75

If you have dainty ankles (lucky you) you can pull off an ankle strap. Perfect for extra support!

Buy Dune Jaygo Block Heeled Sandals Online at

Whistles Mock Croc Clutch £75

This is a timeless clutch that lets your outfit do the talking.

Buy Whistles Perry Matte Croc Leather Chain Clutch Bag, Pale Pink Online at

Boho Cool

Snoxells Camilla Twisted Straw Hat £225

Original colour combincation – this takes you a step on from the usual fascinator, which unless it is something different, can’t say I am a fan of the ‘bog standard token bit of straw on your head’. (Do it or don’t do it, nothing inbetween).

Buy Snoxells Camilla Twisted Straw Occasion Hat, Ochre/Black Online at

Ghost Christy Black Dress £245

This dress could be pulled out again & again for casual, smart, evening. I love it. Perfect for who are on the tallish side already and want to be further elongated.


Buy Ghost Christy Dress, Black Online at

Mint Velvet Block Heels £129

Always struggle with what shoes to wear under long but these fit the bill. Love a stud too. Grrrr

Buy Mint Velvet Billie Studded Block Heeled Sandals, Tan Online at

Dune Yellow Clutch £60

Have to throw in a pom pom somewhere in this post. A yellow one too! It can’t fail to make you smile.

Buy Dune Epommy Clutch Bag Online at

City Slicker

Rebecca Couture Disc Fascinator £260

This is utterly stylish. I love it. Pin your hair away from your face & keep everything else relatively simple. You could wear this with a black bin liner and no one would even look down.

Buy Rebecca Couture Elsa Fanned Disc Fascinator, Orange/Black Online at

Jigsaw Cut Out Black Dress £79

In case they do look down, wear this cut out dress. Not too tight so you can tuck into the eats without worrying about an expanding tum.

Buy Jigsaw Cut Out Beach Dress Online at

Carvela Wedges £100

Move away from the courts to give your outfit even more edge. Love these.

Buy Carvela Aware Wedge Heeled Sandals, Black Online at

LK Bennett Orange Clutch Bag £225

Ah a bit of burnt orange accented with leopard skin. Draw the outfit together with this super cute clutch.

Buy L.K. Bennett Lola Envelope Clutch Bag, Orange Online at

Which is your favourite outfit? (Mine is City Slicker!)



TLM Monthly Edit

TLM Monthly Edit : June 2015

Here are my top picks for June…

Bonds Lacies Racer Crop Bra, Hyper Coral from John Lewis £22

With an on trend racer back, this Lacie Crop is perfect for layering and everyday wear. Also comes in black. Result – no more granny straps!

Frog Prince from Lipstick Queen at Space NK £22

Frog Prince is an emerald green lipstick that transforms into rosebud pink as soon as it touches your lips. By reacting and adapting to the natural pH of your lips, Frog Prince becomes your own custom shade of pink, working perfectly in harmony with your complexion.


Star Beauty Bag from Blue Summer Travel Essentials £10

So many useful and pretty travel accessories on this website!

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Snack Boxes from Office Pantry Prices Vary

Office pantry now delivers fruit and milk as well as healthy snacks. The Snack Boxes are so yummy, they are enough to make me want to open an office, if I had the need for it! When The London Mummy is global…


Throw from Monte’s and Clark £425

A stunning single bed through to add a dash of colour to your children’s bedroom. Worth having a look at this wonderful website full of home products made by women-led cooperatives in Mexico, ensuring traditional crafts can thrive in a modern world.

childs bed throw