25 February 2016

seeing stars.....

.......for mother's day! As always my daughter (with the help of hubby) needs a bit of a nudge when it comes to present buying.....I always happy to give them a helping hand if it means I will be receiving something  I will really love! I am obsessed with all things starry at them moment and have found some fab inspiration from a super brand that I've overlooked a bit lately. I stumbled across Esprit again recently and as it would happen they have so many lovely things that would make perfect Mother's day gifts! I'm going to jump right in with my picks! This would lie so very close to my heart......one star for me and one for Gracie, my DD. A gift that's pretty symbolic :0) What I adore about this about this necklace it is that it's so perfect for someone like me who still finds it hard to mix metals. As it’s gold and silver this would work brilliantly for me. 

I really love a cuff style bracelet so I would be thrilled to receive this!

How about this little treat if you only have a pocket money budget? This keyring is such a fab gift for just £10! 

Another gift to use everyday....gorgeous isn't it? I didn't even realise Esprit did homeware....super range by the way!

Now I'm hoping the DD is really going to push the boat out (with the help of daddy, fingers crossed they are reading this!) and are going to invest in some of mummy’s favourite things….i.e clothing! Where to start in this category?! I may just have to buy this fabulous blouse anyway! 

I think you are all quite familiar with how much I am loving my sweatshirts right now! How fab is this?! I am in heaven as it's not only star print but it's grey as well! :-O 

Oh my! There is a fantastic grey t-shirt too!  

I'd have a job to chose between this one and the grey above.....would it be too cheeky to ask for both?! ;0)

This lovely scarf would inject a much needed pop of colour into my wardrobe, quite a traditional Mother's day gift don't you think?

I thought it best to reign in my search of all lovely things star related at this point.....after all the DD's pocket money and Dad's budget will only stretch so far. I think this search is seriously going to cost me too! Hopefully I have given some helpful ideas, for however much you might want to spend! Have you got any ideas of what you would like for Mother's day.....have I tempted you with any of my picks? What are you buying your mum for Mother's day. I would love to hear!

Just a couple of outfits from the past couple of days.

Zara coat, past season, similar here
H&M Breton top, here
Topshop Cain jeans, here
Topshop boots, via eBay. Love these here

I am all about mixing up my patterns at the moment, stripes and leopard print yesterday.....checks and leopard print today.....hopefully it will be checks or stripes with a bit of star print soon! ;0)

Marks and Spencer coat, past season. Bargain similar one here
Mango top, here or white version here
Topshop Jamie jeans, here
Converse, here
Lulu Guinness bag, via eBay

Do you have any special plans for Mother's day this year?

I'll be back soon!

p.s I have just noticed that delivery at Esprit is free over £15........not that I was purchasing or anything! ;0)


  1. Ooh Michelle, I love all this, especially that gorgeous necklace! I have the Hush grey and gold star tee, they'd go perfectly together. I'm off to drop a few heavy hints to the kids :-D xx

    1. The necklace is lovely isn't it Becky....it sounds like the perfect thing to go with your tee! It would pull a lot of things together for me too....it just so happens that the DH has asked what he can get me for Mother's day, he is an avid stalker of myfashionable40s on Instagram so I hope he has spotted and read this new blog post! ;0) xx

  2. Loving the star print and those delicate jewelry pieces.



    1. Thank you Liv....hoping to add a couple of star print pieces to my wardrobe very soon! ;0) xx

  3. Love these picks Michelle. I can see you wearing all of these. Fingers crossed you get a couple of them for Mother's Day ;) I'm thinking the key ring would make a fab gift for my mum. Esprit seem to be sneaking up on us don't they? I picked up a gorgeous pair of suede boots there a couple of weeks ago, due to me now following idee2look on insta. Thanks for the tip! Sue xx

    1. Thanks Sue! idee2look is so brilliant at bringing brands to my attention, she is a great source of inspiration for me.....responsible for quite a few of my recent purchases! I am certain that one or 2 of these Esprit picks will find their way into my wardrobe whether I am lucky enough to get them for Mother's day or not....we shall see! xx

  4. Michelle, I'm loving star prints too. Really love these Esprit pieces especially the sweatshirt! Hope you get everything you wish for on Mothers Day, as you are one super stylish Mum!!
    Helen xx

  5. I am all about the prints at the moment Helen and I am desperate to add a piece or 2 from here to my wardrobe! I think my favourite is the blouse but I'm not sure how much I'd wear so I may plump for the black tee instead! It would be lovely to get it as a surprise.....we'll have to see how that goes, I'll more than likely end up purchasing it myself! Wishing you a super Mother's Day too! xx

  6. Your outfits and selection of jewelry is awesome and glad that you shared here all this. I am looking for couple of good locations for my party. All affordable event venues seem to be booked and not getting anything within my budget.