Archive for July, 2015

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Mama Style // Coury – Fancy Treehouse

Being a mum doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish, but let’s be realistic, it needs to be easy, comfortable and practical! One mum who has mastered that combination is Coury of style blog Fancy Treehouse – We’ve compiled some of her ‘mama style’ in the little gallery below – We love her playful, feminine look and we think you will too.

 

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Coury pairs the Harriet Camo Top with a pastel pink midi skirt to create a perfect picnic outfit.

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The playful print of the Ice Lolly Midi Dress was made for impromptu gelato stops.

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A pretty knitted sweater is an easy way to brighten up a dull day – Coury wears the Heart Stripe Sweater

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A midi dress is perfect for running around after a toddler (particularly for bending down…) The pretty print of the Charlie Watercolour Dress is a perfect choice for smart casual occasions.


Friday, July 17th, 2015

Lisa Faulkner // Palm Tree Shell Top

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We were loving the Summer sun but when those rays dipped behind the clouds it was hard to know how to prolong the Summer vibes while still covering the goosebumps! Lisa has the perfect, cloudy Summer day outfit pairing the Palm Tree Shell Top with indigo jeans for a simple, Summer appropriate look. We also love this top paired with smart separates for work… just try not to daydream about the beach too much, the boss might notice!

Shop Lisa’s look here – http://www.sugarhillboutique.com/hs15/palm-tree-shell-top.aspx

 

 


Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Meet the brands // Britstitch

What makes something extra special, is it the swanky store you bought it from, a big price tag?! Probably not. Quality and aesthetics? Of course, but we think it’s the story behind you’re beloved items that makes them special, whether it’s outfit you wore on a special birthday, the jewellery you picked up on that amazing vacation or the childhood toy you took everywhere….  It’s the story behind brand ‘Brit-Stitch’ that made us fall in love with their items and we hope you will too!

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Back in 1967, craftsman Peter Jones decided to change up his saddlery and harness-making business and start making leather cash bags for local dairies. Soon after, local milkman Toby stopped in to ask if Peter would like his milk delivered. Small business owner Peter couldn’t quite afford Toby’s deliveries but the pair struck up a deal — Toby would deliver milk if Peter could make him one of his cash bags. A perfect trade!

Over time Peter’s business grew from cash bags for dairies to creating industrial leather for a worldwide market. After Peter retired, the next generation stepped in. Similarly to forward thinking Peter back in the 60s, the new additions to the company’s team were eager to explore new ideas and produce new items — they just weren’t sure what!

Peter’s Son Morgan was pondering this very question when they received a call from Toby (the same Toby ‘the milkman’) looking to have the strap fixed on his original bag, the one made in 1967 by Morgan’s father Peter! Morgan and the team were inspired by the endurance of that first bag, and so created their range of ‘Milkman Satchels’ which carry the heritage of that first bag, but with a modern, fresh feel.

We love Brit-Stitch and their wonderful story, and we think we’ll still be loving our bags 45 years from now, just like Toby!

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Brit-Stitch says  “All of our bags are lovingly made in Britain, using the finest leathers in a rainbow of colours from this season’s mint green to classic tan brown. Our clever team make sure every single bag is perfect – seamless stitching, beautiful buckles and a clasp that you’ll keep clicking (really, it’s quite addictive). And yes, they smell divine.”

 

 


Monday, July 6th, 2015

A Design Rookie // Hope Stamp Print Dress

Natasha of style blog A Design Rookie fought bad weather and a broken down car to shoot these beautiful images outside a stately home – we’d say they were definitely worth all that effort… absolutely lovely! You can see the full post featuring the Hope Stamp Dress over on Natasha’s blog here – http://adesignrookie.blogspot.co.uk/…/ootd-i-tell-you-all-t… Shop the look – http://www.sugarhillboutique.com/…/hope-stamp-print-midi-dr…

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