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School Run Style : The Perfect Spring Bags For Mums On The Run

The only type of bag I have used since I waved goodbye to my last nappy (my kids nappies!) is a cross body bag. When you are carrying scooters and book bags, the last thing you need to be carrying is a bulky handbag.  The perfect cross body bag has to go over the shoulder, sit nicely on the hip, have enough room for keys, phone, wallet and maybe a packet of baby wipes (that I still seem to need) and look effortlessly cool but not like you are trying too hard.  Get it right and it will update your look and be the perfect addition to your wardrobe to carry you into  Spring.

This week I popped into House of Fraser to see all the new handbags that had landed.  It was not only vast, but neatly laid out with plenty of shoulder candy to feast the eyes on.

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Here are my top 6 cross body bags, that will take you from Winter to Spring, effortlessly and stylishly.

Nica Finn Cross Body Bag £49

This bag is a classic shape that evades any current trend, allowing you to use it year in year out.  It also comes in Pale Pink and Grey – perfect for summer.


Pieces Finne Navy Flapover Tassle Bodybag £50 

I love this boho style bodybag. The tassle is also super cute and the soft fabric makes it a very comfortable wear.


Modal Lily Cross Body Bag £89 

Metallic is a strong trend this year but if it is too much to put on your body, a little nod to the trend with this silver chrome cross body bag will keep you on point.


Jane Normal Snake Skin Tassle Bag £25

I am a sucker for animal print. Whilst I think leopard print is better in winter months, this lighter colour (mock) snake-skin is perfect for sunnier days.


Dune Ejay Suede Chain Handle Bag £65 

I love this moss-green suede bag. Another popular colour this year.  It is super smart and will hide the dirt too.


Biba Gretel Cross Body Bag £99

This is my top pick.  It has 4 spacious compartments inside so no rummaging for your bus pass. It is a good length and great quality which could withstand some stern pulling from a toddler.  Brown goes better with neutrals and blues which I am envisaging will play a large part in my summer wardrobe – well, blues anyway! biba2

It is so comfortable, I even absent-mindedly wore it whilst I was writing this post!!

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This post was written in collaboration with House of Fraser although all opinions are my own. 


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School Run Style : Tops With a Twist

Blah. I am bored of my clothes. I want to go full on into winter gear as I am bored of my ‘Sautumn’ clothes. My check shirts have had it, my jumpers are a bit tired, my t shirts have mysterious holes in them (do you get them too? Not moths…) and I am on the hunt for some throw on tops that I don’t have to think too much about – like wash n’ go but for your torso (speaking of torso, that aren’t too tight either…) Bye bye embroidery and bye bye off the shoulder. Time to buy some investment pieces (for this season atleast!)

Grey & Grey, Silk Violet Top £135

Comes in black, grey and another favourite – stars.

Conquista, Sheer Jersey Top £50

Show off that tan, whilst you still have it.


Bomee. Alacasia Top £150

Pale pink mesh and blue silk. Viola.





Yunion T, Deep Scoop T£45

They do 5 different styles of T shirts all designed meticulously not to stick, but skim and to wash really well.  So flattering. Stock up!

Women's White T-Shirt, White Classic Deep Scoop Neck T-Shirt, YUNION T

Livotte London, Gabrielle Short Sleeve T Shirt £135 (also in black)

Fab selection of T Shirts with a difference. I particularly like this one with the tie waist.


Whistles, Shirt/Sweater £120

This style slightly reminds me of baby vests with a jumper attached – means you only have to choose once and you know they work well together. A definate time saver.

Indi & Cold, Heart Print Flowy Top 97 euros

Love this. Simple & a bit edgy (in a mum kind of way).  I like it so much actually, I might buy it! (whoop!) Such a cool Spanish brand, could get carried away…


Cos, Triangle Panel Knit Top £59

These are becoming a bit of a ‘school run mum’ uniform and I can see why. Simple with a bit of detail.

COS image 2 of Triangle panel knit top in Indigo

Scotch & Soda, Woven & Jersey Top £49.50

As above. Also comes in grey and black. (Trousers are pretty awesome too aren’t they? Will do trousers soon as they are also on the list!)

Woven & Jersey Top

Maison Scotch Colour Block Sweater £59




Happy Shopping! x