French Style

Eco Friendly recycled shoes

Eco Friendly Vivaia Recycled Shoes

Every now and again, a really great new product pops up that’s hard not to admire. Vivaia are one of those brands that has really impressed me. Vivaia are an eco friendly women’s shoe brand changing the way that we shop for shoes and I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful pair of shoes Read the full article…


ethical eyewear guide

The Complete Guide to Ethical Eyewear

*Collaborative Post It’s easier than ever to find sustainable fashion because there are so many great brands out there, but there are still details that people forget about. Glasses are one of the most common things that people don’t consider, which is a big problem because they’re made of plastic. A lot of plastic waste Read the full article…


Floral Prints Autumn Women's Style

6 Blooming Lovely Floral Prints Right Now

While the garden might be reaching the end of it’s glorious blooms, late summer fashion is bursting full of lovely floral prints. From flower dresses, women’s tops to floral jumpsuits, there’s a floral print piece for every woman’s wardrobe style. With so many floral prints in women’s at the moment, choose a pretty print to Read the full article…


Lookiero Clothes Box Subscription France

The New French Craze – Lookiero France

So I’ve never been one for splashing the cash on loads of clothes and accessories but I do like the idea of having your own personal stylist to pick out some key pieces for you to try on! The new craze to hit France are Clothing Box Subscriptions and Lookiero France is a really popular Read the full article…


Old fashioned kids games

Relearning The Joy of Simple Things For Kids

This is my boy, now 8, isn’t he just adorable. Woody is wise beyond his years, sensitive, sweet and almost bilingual. Although he goes to French school and we think it’s adorably traditional he is still, like any other kid his age OBSESSED with and extremely good at tech. So every now and again I Read the full article…


Flattering oversized black coat

The Winter Coat Conundrum

Winter really starts to kick in here at the beginning of November and each year I am lulled into the same false sense of weather security because it’s just not THAT cold until the NY. So I end up not getting the right new winter coat every time. I usually end up with something that Read the full article…


H&M France

La Rentrée Pour Les Mamans

We’re having an unusually hot week here in France, but the light has changed and the mornings are dark so Autumn is not far off. I really like this time of year; hot enough for a t shirt during the day but cool enough for a warm blanket in the evening. Time to pack away Read the full article…


Going to school in France

How Our Children Mirror Us

So my little Woody Woodpecker has just gone into CP which is the start of “real’ primary school here in France. It seems to have gone so fast his early years. He really did NOT enjoy the first few years of French Maternelle, I don’t think he found enough to keep him interested. The French Read the full article…


Introducing Loela – Handmade French Handbags, Satchels and Totes

It’s always so exciting when you find a new brand emerging, especially when that beautiful French accessories brand is handcrafted on your doorstep – quelle chance! Introducing Loela, beautiful handmade French handbags, satchels and totes from right here in La Charente.  I just adore the made-to-measure concept of Loela – stylish bags, strong enough for Read the full article…


My Spring Uniform with Footway

I have just discovered Footway – what a fantastic online shoe shop! With shoes for all the family in all shapes and sizes and speedy delivery to the door, I’m so impressed! With the promise of some sunny spring days just around the corner, I’ve put together my new spring uniform with a beautiful pair of Read the full article…


Creating A French Style Capsule Wardrobe

We all love that classic French chic look don’t we? The key ingredients for any French fashion wardrobe are comfort, neutral shades, versatility, and streamlined pieces. When building your French capsule wardrobe, you should always begin with the staples. Read on to create your very own French style capsule wardrobe with plenty of je ne Read the full article…


3 Super Spring Boden Trousers to Bag

Hoorah, the rain has stopped! For now anyway. I am loving the new trend for tie waisted skirts and trousers at the moment – perfect with your Breton T. Here are three perfectly pitched pairs of trousers from Boden to saunter into spring in. 1.Melina Paperbag Trousers £80.00 What I love about these looser fitting Read the full article…