J Crew Cool

After enjoying a wonderful Christmas with all the trimmings, there is nothing that can make me feel even more wonderful than the post-Christmas sales… also with all the trimmings! Here at NotSuchAModelMum, we have both trawled through the seasonal sales, and I have found a must-have winner that is currently on sale for a great … Continue Reading

Bombarded at Christmas

It’s that festive time of year again, full of Christmas and New Year parties, office antics and a few drinks with the other mothers from school – occasions that often turn into a few bottles, and then a throbbing hangover in the morning.  Or maybe that’s just me… But, whatever the festive function, adding a little sparkle … Continue Reading

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

We would like to be organised and manage to complete all our Christmas shopping by, say, September, but life always seems to get in the way, so we are always scrabbling around like lunatics a few days before Christmas.  Well, don’t despair, fellow last minute mamas, here at NotSuchAModelMum, we have come up with a last … Continue Reading

Pleats and Prints Please

The blog world has been awash with this season’s must-try pleated midi skirt.  The midi length is a three quarter length skirt, that even at the best of times is notoriously difficult to style.   Add on some pleats and it becomes a challenge!  Let it be known that I have tried and failed abysmally in … Continue Reading

Leopard Print Mama

We have always loved good old Marks and Spencer.  Not just for underwear and food, but also for the cashmere and knitwear.  Now we love it for its cool dresses as well.  In all honesty,  ‘M&S’ is not the first shop I think about when on the search for a dress,  but it has come up trumps on … Continue Reading

Suits you, Sir.

If like me, your life does not conform to an everyday office routine – then wearing an off beat version of the power suit can have its benefits.  A good suit is perfect for those mornings when you stare longingly at your wardrobe with absolutely no idea what to wear, and need to get dressed in … Continue Reading