Christmas decorations made for a Fashionista

I’ve just put my tree up..a little earlier than usual, but Joe was insistent and I as he has been a little under the weather, I thought this would be the perfect pick me up. But as I put my tree up, I was struck by how much the decorations reflect my personality. The tree, like the rest of my house, is filled with bags, shoes and dresses – a real fashion obsessives tree.

These days stores are just filled with the sorts of tree decorations, advent calendars and gift wrap that are ideal for the fashionista in your life. These are perfect as mini stocking fillers or just gifts to yourself as you get set for the festive season. Here are some wonderful items that celebrate Christmas in a truly stylish FASHION!

House of Fraser Eastern jewel plum shoe


HARRODS Shoe Tree Decoration


Harrods Shopper Tree Decoration

Paperchase set of 6 glass shoes

Paperchase Silver hanging crown decoration

John Lewis Shoe Decorations

Gold Glitter High Heel Shoe Tree Decoration



A sneaky peak at Next’s Spring/Summer 2012 children’s collections.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Next’s Mommy bloggers day held at Next HQ in Leicester this week.  This was definitely a first for me, a fashion event where I was invited to bring Baba along. Of course, with Baba being the style icon in the making (does Fireman Sam ever go out of fashion…), we were happy to accept. Throw in the offer of a slap-up lunch, goodie bags, cupcakes and the chance to browse the rails of the Spring/Summer children’s collections, and wild horses couldn’t have kept us away.

Baba was wearing an outfit that was made up completely from Next’s current range. Being a bit of a 1970s fashion fan, a Christmas jumper was a must. Teamed with jeans and Next desert boots, he looked cute, warm and adorably festive.

red fairisle pattern crew neck jumper £15 

straight leg jeans £8 click to visit Next

At Next HQ we visited the childrenswear pop-up shop which was just filled with beautiful items that mommy’s will be drooling over come the Spring. What was interesting was that the Next staff taking part in the day were truly interested in the opinions of the mommy bloggers who were there. They wanted to know about opinions on colours, fastenings, different styles and fabrics. And I personally thought that the majority of the collections were spot-on. For older girls there were bold colour block tops. leggings, and pretty party dresses, whilst for younger misses there was a sparkling collection that neatly avoided pinks by choosing a nautical theme.


And style conscious little boys were also totally catered for. Chunky knits perfect for Spring, nautical stripes, and cool checks were there for older boys, whilst I just loved the traditional style dungarees shorts for baby boys.

There were also some fabulous outfits for teeny tiny babes that could almost (but not quite) tempt me into Baba Number 2. Here are a few more sneak peaks.

I had an amazing day and Baba was so excited about everything, from the toys to play with, his new rucksack (another Next gift), the fabulous lunch at Chef Patron…even the coach trip to the restaurant.

I would like to say thanks to the Next Bloggers network for hosting such a memorable day.

Win! Shopping Vouchers with Fashion-Mommy and Matalan.

The Christmas adverts are always an exciting reminder that ‘Holidays are coming.’ One of my absolute favourites this season, apart from the obvious John Lewis tear-jerker, is the beautiful ad for Matalan.

Featuring a host of wonderfully dressed people enjoying a snowy Christmas, it is quite a surprise when it is revealed that the people are actually figures inside snow globes. If you haven’t seen it, watch the ad in full below.

Competition time!

After watching the video, I’m sure you’re in the mood for some shopping. Matalan is offering one lucky Fashion-Mommy reader the chance to win £30 of vouchers to spend at Matalan. To enter the competition, simply leave a comment telling us what you would buy from the new collection with your voucher. If you require a closer look, follow the link below to take a look at the items in detail.

The competition closes at Midnight on the 5th of December, and the winner will be notified by email. The prize can be taken in online or store vouchers – the choice is yours.