Making a statement with @johnlewisandpartners ✨
A new blog post is live, with a little chat about making a statement in your home.
A different one for me, but I have been very excited to delve into talking about interior design!
If you haven’t noticed there is an absolute beauty of a chair in this post!!! Featuring the beautiful ‘Meghan Fluted Back Velvet Armchair’ in the colour Harriet Rose, one of the new upholstered chairs within the upholstery collection! .
Hope you have a lovely Thursday! Blog post linked in my bio ✨ #johnlewisandpartners #gifted
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AD You may remember that I went to Miami at the end of January to shoot with @johnlewisandpartners. What I didn’t tell you was that of the three looks they asked me to put together from their new season collection, one had to be swimwear! 😬Their brand new swim collection has been completely redesigned and reimagined by the same design team behind their revamped own-brand womens range. Now, if you’ve followed me for a while, you will know that I am ALL about the high-neckline / long-length / covered-up life. I am NOT about flashing the flesh. So I initially thought, why have they asked me?! There are a million people who would look better in swimwear than me. I’m 42, I’m a size 14, there is ZERO thigh gap, I’ve had two children (one of whom was an emergency caesarean, so that little c-section stomach pouch is VERY much there). The jiggle is real. But then I thought, SO WHAT?! Am I alone with those body statistics?! No! And to be honest, I’m sick of worrying about my own body issues! This is who I am! We all come in different sizes - and there’s no ‘right’ size for wearing anything, let alone swimwear. Last summer I wrote a post about embracing our beach bodies. I wrote about trying to ditch the awkwardness and self-consciousness we feel when we pull on our cossies. I discussed the fact that honestly, you are the ONLY one who cares! So taking my own advice, here I am, in the ‘Zizi’ zebra print swimsuit (goes up to a size 20). Yes I am wearing a (fabulous) linen tunic over the top and holding a (fabulous) big bag, but baby steps. Our body issues will always be there, of course, but if we put a more positive spin on them perhaps they won’t make quite so much noise. And wearing a great swimsuit will always help! ☀️ CREDITS: All pieces from the new season collection from #johnlewisandpartners@johnlewisandpartners@johnlewisandpartnerspr 📷 @peetigga
I’m ready for summer in this new Selected Femme skater dress, perfect on its own with sandals or with a T-shirt underneath and trainers 👟 it is made of recycled polyester, a fabric that helps reduce textile waste! 💚🌼 Product codes:
Easter indulgence in our household! Well actually, in the garden!
Chocolate mini egg and raspberry cheesecake, seemed appropriate for the occasion and weather
🌞😎🌞😎🌞 Yummy 😋 🍰😋 Went down very well for dessert at the non traditional Easter family BBQ, which might be the start of an annual event. Just need the weather to perform each year 😂
Hi all! Hope you had a good Easter. It was my weekend off so I was chuffed that the sun came out for us 🌞 This weekend we had the launch of the new @johnlewisandpartners menswear collection. Return of the sunshine means return of Date Night and I’ve got the perfect outfit for the man in your life. A crisp white polo is a wardrobe staple and so long as it’s been ironed can look just as nice as a shirt if your man prefers to be casual. I’ve paired it with these smart black chinos; just a step up from jeans. If he’s broad on top but sometimes skips leg day 😉 go for a slightly wider leg chino to balance his top and bottom half. I’ve finished the look with one of the new cotton blazers from @johnlewisandpartners . This khaki colour is universally flattering and the jacket is tailored to create the illusion of a slimmer waist and hips. I’ve finished the look off with a classic pair of black leather trainers (these will stay looking nice for a lot longer than canvas or suede)! We offer men’s personal styling appointments too so whether you’ve a big event coming up or are looking for a complete wardrobe overhaul we have you covered with our free 2hr style appointments. Book using the link in my bio or phone us on 01223 224 641!
John Lewis & Partners blazer, khaki: 38111012
Polo Ralph Lauren polo shirt, white: 37746212
John Lewis & Partners chinos, black: 36900903
Kin trainers, black leather: 39135424
This perfectly sized black canvas bag from John Lewis and Partners designed to replace the plastic bag in your life, designed to carry all manner of items, while its sturdy construction makes this reusable bag both a practical and ethical choice.
I’m lucky that I have kids that enjoy school & leave me trailing behind on the walk in 😄 I love this term, Summer term...school fair, races on the back field, sunny playtimes, impromptu trips to the park after school & best of all, school shorts! Yes! Far more forgiving than trousers when they have a mid term/ mid week growth spurt! Honestly, how do they go from trousers fitting fine one day to flapping round the top of their ankles the next? School shorts are the saviour for us mums with children that have no respect for growing mid term 🙌🏼😄 You’ll find all your schoolwear basics in our Childrenswear Department & as a mum to boys that roll around on grassy fields, climb trees & tackle each other harder than professional football players, I can assure you that they wash well 😉 #backtoschool#summerterm#schooluniform#washeswell#mumofboys#schoolshorts#JohnLewisandPartners#JLWelwyn#schoolwear#childrenswear#WeArePartners#JLInspiration
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Sleep is amazing especially when you’ve got the right bed and bedding. I personally love crawling into a freshly made bed.. you can’t beat that!
If you are looking into updating your bedroom style why not try changing the bedding. You can really go to town on dressing your bed with gorgeous luscious throws and cushions to make it look different.
Here is just one of the gorgeous beds dressed in store by our VM team. Doesn’t it just make you wana curl up for a nap?
Check out our gorgeous ranges in-store and online.
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If this was weather has inspired you, like me, to get outside and BBQ, this everdure by heston blumenthal CUBE Portable Charcoal BBQ, Graphite is just what you need,
Product code: 85310904
The portable CUBE is designed for impromptu barbecues away from home and is perfect for use on table tops. With an integrated food-grade storage tray, preparation board and porcelain enamel firebox, it's easy to store, set up, cook and clean responsibly, while a heat protection shield keeps external heat to a minimum, making it easy to move while cooking. #portable#everdure#bbq#hestonblumenthal #WeArePartners#JohnLewisandPartners#inspire