I love summer! It makes everyone happier and everything easier, especially dressing little ones! Although I have noticed I have literally no summer clothes, and I’m wondering is there any point buying things when we have no guarantee to how long this summer will last, thanks to the lovely British summers!! So I took to eBay hoping to get a few bargains, I ordered a couple of dresses from China, so goodness knows when they will come or whether they will look anything like they do in the picture.

This dress is from Jack Wills, I don’t usually go for the shorter dresses but I loved this one so much I thought why not?! It’s funny, since becoming a mum I am much less confidence in the things I wear. I don’t like getting my legs out, hence why they are so pastey, (why isn’t there a fake tan filter?) and I don’t tend to wear figure hugging things, do any other mums think that since having a baby? I must have changed 2 or 3 times before leaving the house, debating whether to wear this but I thought it’s so hot I can’t cope with anything heavier. Emma has on a gorgeous dress from Marksies, again it’s cheesecloth, so in love with that right now! And her little sandals are JoJo Maman bebe, they were in the sale and the last ones in her size so I grabbed them.

I have seen a lot a women wearing lovely linen dresses for summer and I’m desperate to get my hands on one, but just haven’t found the right one yet at the right price. I saw such a glamourous older lady wearing a long linen dress in town the other day and I wish I had asked her where it was from, but she was on the other side on the street, and in this weather there is no way I’m walking faster than a snails pace, definitely regretting it now!

These culottes are also from Jack Wills and they are super comfy, and such a lovely light material for summer, but they are such a pain to iron and I really hate ironing at the best of times. The top is my sisters from River Island. My sister bought me the headband from Barcelona and I love it so much, the colours are perfect and go with so many things, I wasn’t sure how to wear it at first but I think once you have a play around with it you get used to wearing it in different ways, it looks great with you hair up too.

I will keep you posted on the hunt for a linen dress and more summer outfits I find, I hope you are all having a lovely summer so far.

Amy

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Who doesn’t love a bit of matching stripes! Both the dress and the sandals are from Zara. I absolutely love both, the dress is cheesecloth material, my favourite at the moment, and the sandals are really lovely and soft. Lately I have been putting Emma’s hair up in a bun or high pony because it’s so hot and also looks super cute! This photo was taken at St Peters Garden Centre where we spend a lot of time, we were walking through the little secret trail at the back of the garden centre and I thought this was the perfect photo opportunity.

Amy

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We have all been there, when the baby won’t stop screaming, the 3rd cup of tea has gone cold and everything you touch somehow lands on the floor! Well yesterday was one of those days for me. Emma did not have had enough sleep and she woke up in such a mood, moaning at me for Peppa Pig but when I put it on she’s screaming saying nooo, so I change it to Ben and Holly, that’s a no too, so I give up and the telly goes off….that’s also a noooo! So as you can imagine I’m thinking what a great start to the day, i’ll try and distract her with breakfast and colouring while I try to do the washing up. As I’m running the water into the sink she comes stomping in screaming and pulling at my legs, “mummy, mummy, ahhhh!” I give up, this is not going to happen today, I can’t possibly do any housework with Emma screaming around me, so I decide to get us both ready and head out, sounds easy doesn’t it… not today!

I still haven’t decided whether it’s best to get myself ready first or to get Emma ready first, it’s still an ongoing battle. I got Emma washed and changed with not much fussing, but now she’s ready, and as the whole world revolves around her, we must leave immediately! She doesn’t care that I still look like I have been pulled through a hedge backwards! “Let mummy get ready, 2 minutes, hang on, no, don’t do that, its all wet there, don’t pull that,” you see where I’m going with this, then I hear, “uh oh!” The two dreaded words, what has she done now. Of course she’s managed to open her drink and tip it down herself, and now she’s screaming because her top is soaking wet. All I can say is thank God for hairdryers, what would us mummies do without them?! Shortly after Emma is changed again, having dried her top, and I go back to attempting to make myself look presentable.

We are finally ready to get out of the door, Emma has got her favourite teddy, and I have the Nappy bag, then I hear, “oh mummy, its poo poo!” Great, we are just walking out the door and she needs her nappy changed! (Face plant the wall).

I am sure this resonates with many, if not all, mums out there. When did getting ready in the morning become so difficult? And what did I do before I had a baby? Did it really used to take me an hour to get ready!? I think I have got it down to 10-15 minutes now!

My advice to mums out there is sit down and make a cuppa when you get a chance, because our job is the toughest of all!

Amy

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There is nothing more I love than dressing my little one, her wardrobe is 100 times better than mine, and 100 times bigger! There are just so many things to buy and everything looks so much cuter when they are mini sizes! A few of my favourite places to shop for her are; Zara, H&M, Marks & Spencers and Next, in that order. I do love The Little White Company and often if its a special occasion she will have a treat from there, as it’s quite pricey. If I was richer she would have clothes from Bon Point, but I’m still holding out on that lottery win! It helps that Emma has very stylish aunties and nana that buy her super cute clothes.

I absolutely love this dress from Zara, it’s so summery and goes with everything. The Sandals are from Marks and Spencer and are so cute, you can’t see in this picture but they have little pom poms over the bridge of the shoe, adorable!

Amy

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So living in the Cayman Islands is exactly as it sounds, white sands, blue skies and clear seas…paradise! But when I fell pregnant with my daughter Emma, we decided to move back to my hometown in England to be closer to my family. I left friends and a great job working in events, planning weddings and corporate events for a large resort Hotel, which I can hopefully get back into in this Country.
To give you a bit of background my husband is originally from India and we met in the Cayman Islands, so he moved back to join me literally a few days before Emma was born, it was certainly a close shave!
 (Little Emma in my tummy there!)
My husband needed a visa to come to England so we thought rather than wait to get to England to get married, we would do a small ceremony on the beach with a few close friends.
Having left Cayman nearly 2 years ago now, it is becoming a distant memory and I am still missing the Island and my friends and wondering, did I really leave the Caribbean to come to rainy, cold England!!? But when I see Emma with her Aunties, Nana, and Grandad, I am reminded that I made the right decision.
So that is a little bit about me for my first blog post, I am so new to this so any tips and feedback would be greatly appreciated! I hope everyone enjoys reading!
Amy xxx