• I heart Frankie

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    If I was going to have another baby, I’d have a girl, and her name would be Frankie. Given that a fourth child is NEVER happening for us, I’ve bought a little Frankie into my life another way.

    I’m always complaining of sore feet. I’m on them all day. Washing up. Making little people food. Standing up eating at the bench. Hanging out washing. And then there’s the school pick up. Our new routine. It’s a big school. K-12. That’s a lot of cars picking up lots of kids. Which means to get a park near the school you need to arrive ridiculously early!

    And so the walk to the school, 5 days a week, has had my little feet aching more than usual. I know, cry me a river. But when you spend all your time in stupidly flat thongs, I’ve really got no one to blame but myself.

    If only I got to put my feet up all the time!!

    If only I got to put my feet up all the time!!

    Enter Frankie into my life. Frankie4 Footwear that is. OMG. I’ve been eyeing these shoes off for months and months, reading others reviews and raving about them. And now I know why. Goodness, gracious me, are these Frankie’s comfortable!

    I was originally going to get some sandals but the local podiatrist that stocks the brand only had shoes. And apparently comfy lace up shoes can be worn with shorts these days! Styling You and BabyMac say so, so it must be ok!

    And so I’m now the proud owner of a pair of ELLiE’s!

    I’m still contemplating a pair of sandals, if only I could choose which ones!!!!!

    Honestly though, if you’re a busy mum, or just on your feet all the time and would rather stay in your slippers all day… Well these shoes are for you!!

    For all the info and technical stuff behind the shoes you can check out their website HERE.

    This is NOT a sponsored post, more a community service announcement.

    You’re welcome. xx

  • ENVY Jewellery Giveaway!

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    I’m very excited to announce the latest What mum wore giveaway…

    Envy Jewellery is an Australian owned company with consultants Australia wide. Envy has an affordable range that uses exceptionally high quality gemstones, Swarovski crystals, stainless steel and ion plated rose gold and gold technology.

    I’ve been lucky enough to view part of the range, and have already purchased a few gorgeous pieces for myself!

    And thanks to Bree who is now showcasing Envy Jewellery across the Hunter Valley, you can win a stunning piece of your own!

    All you need to do is ‘Like’ Bree’s Facebook page, click HERE and leave a comment as to which piece you’d like to win.

    1. Live, Love, Leaf earrings
    2. Gold oval hoop it up earrings
    3. Gliterrati Crystal Black Bracelet
    4. Crystalised Pink Bracelet

    Oh the decisions!

    Oh the decisions!

     

    Competition is open to Australian residents only. Only one entry per person. Competition opens Monday 7th December and closes at 9am on Friday 11th December. Winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here and on Facebook on Friday morning. The winner will also be notified by email.

    To view the full ENVY Jewellery lookbook just click HERE.

    Happy choosing and GOOD LUCK!!

  • Day 30: Thank you and it’s not goodbye…

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    Day 30, thank you

    Day 30, thank you

    Day 30, the final day of the What Mum wore challenge! Time certainly does fly when you’re having fun!

    First things first… Today I’m wearing Country Road pants, Bohemian Traders top, Basque cardi, Betts sandals and DribbleGems necklace.

    And so here we are. 30 days, 30 outfits (a couple of reruns!) and thankfully not a pair of trackies in sight!

    I’d like to thank everyone who checked out the pics and played along at home. God this sounds like an Oscar speech!!

    Thank you to those that let me know I had inspired them to make an effort and that it made them feel better about themselves.

    That’s what this was all about.

    Thank you so much to the lovely ladies who donated prizes for the giveaways!

    Sharee from Norwex: Keeping Clean
    Lisa from Style At Your Fingertips (Jamberry)
    DribbleGems
    Filz Inc.

    So a few things I’ve learnt…

    – Despite buying a few new spring/summer items, I actually had more clothes to wear than I thought!

    – Throwing on some beads, and a bit of make up can jazz up any outfit and your mood!

    – If you look good, you feel good.

    – My kids like to pose!

    – When you’re a stay at home mum with 3 crazy kids, you can sometimes feel like you’re not your own person anymore. You’re someones mum. By making an effort with what I wore I started to feel like me again.

    – The best compliments come from your kids… On Sunday when I got dressed and Benny saw me he said: “Wow. My like your dress mum.” Total heart melt!

    While I’m looking forward to a few make up free days and not having to worry about taking my photo, I’m not quite ready to completely give up What Mum wore! It’s a great motivator!

    If you’ll have me, I’d like to continue to post, but not everyday! My wardrobe isn’t that extensive and exciting, but I’ll definitely keep posting!

    Thanks again for coming along for the 30 day What Mum wore ride!