Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The Gallery: My Weekend

This weeks Gallery theme is 'My Weekend'.

I spent the weekend in the company of 400+ amazing women at CyberMummy 2011.  I met old blogging friends, new friends and some fantastic brands.  I even got to meet the genius behind The Gallery, the lovely @tara_cain.

I had a real giggle with these two ladies in particular...

Summer 2011 Fashion Haul

In my early twenties, before Belle, I used to go shopping every Saturday pretty much without fail.  I had an excessive amount of clothes (8 wardrobes).  I have not really changed clothes size since then and so I still have an awful amount of clothes! Team that with owning a fashion company for 3 years and you can see why I have never truly had the need to go shopping again. Still, I do buy the odd things online now and then to keep up with trends as there is no getting away from my love of clothes and accessories.

So last week I had a morning of shopping and thought I would share a few of my purchases.  I have also included a few things I bought for our holiday...and so I give you my summer haul (links to the items online are at the bottom)

I actually wore this to Cybermummy in the end

NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna (from House of Fraser)

A little note about this one...don't wear continuously as you WILL get very odd tan lines, I found out the hard way!

Where to buy and links:

Next Cream Crochet Maxi Dress:
Oasis Crochet Shift Dress:
Monsoon Claudia Crochet Wrap Dress:
Oasis Latia Strappy Mid Heel Sandal:
Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette:
NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna:
Very White Floppy Sun Hat:
Geri Animal Print Monokini:

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Models Own Nail Polish Summer Haul

Since having Belle I haven't worn a lot of nail polish. It just seems to chip within a day and then I forget to take it off and I hate that look!

But recently I came across Models Own Nail Polish and I fell in love with the shades. I got these three...

Pastel Pink
(a creamy candy pink colour)
and on my nails....

(a creamy pale blue colour)

Jade Stone
(a creamy pale green colour)

and on my nails...

Models Own do a massive range of colours and you can buy them online at

Friday, 17 June 2011

Happy Father's Day

To Daddy, 

You are the best baba in the whole world. I love our morning cuddles and you always make me an egg! I love how you teach me all your 'pow pow' moves (I think you call it jeet kune do). I am getting pretty good too, you tell me. 

I love coming to your office and running around. You give me fun jobs and say I am very clever.

You smile when I come up to you and say 'hi baba', give you a cuddle and then ask for things, like food. I think I have mastered the art of cuteness now and it seems to work well on you, mama tells me to stop being cheeky?  Sunday mornings are my favourite, the house never seems in such a rush and I can dance around the house with you and Mama, you make me laugh and giggle lots! We play tricks on mama too which is so funny.

I like going out in the rain with you and sitting on your shoulders with my mouth open to the sky...we say I am drinking rain :-)

Saturday mornings are so much fun and you take me to Playgroup like Mama does in the week. But to be honest you are a bit more fun then mama but don't tell her, she just worries about me a lot, but you know I am a big girl just let me get on and dirty. Then we go home and mama says 'look at you mucky chops' and we laugh.

You are very strong baba and you can throw me in the air and upside down, you always catch me and I say 'again, again'.  I love your made up stories about the bubble bear and I always want you to read more and more books at bedtime but you tell me 3 is enough. I always keep asking for 1 more though because sometimes it does work and you read another. You are good at doing silly voices.

You are very good on your guitar baba and I love you singing songs. 

Love Forever,

Your 'oh little miss' Soraya xxx

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Win £50 worth of Mamas and Papas Maternity Clothing


I wish I had known about Mamas and Papas maternity clothes when I was pregnant. I practically lived in leggings and dresses as tops!

They have a beautiful selection of items to make 'mums to be' glamorous!  Their new collection features flowing maxi dresses, bright colours, floral prints and ethnic inspired embellishments.

As well as these beautiful statement pieces they also have a range of maternity essentials from vest tops to lingerie. They really have thought of everything.

One lucky reader will be able to go online at and pick £50 worth of maternity clothing. 

To enter:

1) Simply leave a comment below in the comments section with a way to contact you (eg twitter ID, or email) and a winner will be drawn using Random.Org on Friday the 24th of June.

2) For an extra entry you can follow @mamasandpapas on twitter and tweet about the competition making sure you mention @MummysShoes so I can record your entry.

Terms and Conditions:
• This competition will run from 9th June to the 24th of June
• The winners will be chosen at random
• Competition is open to residents of the UK and Ireland only
• Prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative is available

Winner Chosen via Random.Org: @milkpetal