A Christmas Jumper for Life

Okay, so I am writing this blog post whilst sitting in A&E with my two year old asleep on my lap, and waiting for the doctor to stitch the large cut above his eye… that’s the life of a mum of three boys.  Instead of worrying about the cut (he fell off a stool and … Continue Reading

Discount Code Heaven

Who doesn’t love a discount code?!  We have been known to spend more time googling discount codes than shopping, only to find codes that don’t work, or that they are ones that only include ” free shipping”.   That is not cool.  This year, however, we have decided to be a bit organised and have … Continue Reading

Relaxed Glamour with Mint Velvet

When we first decided to set up NotSuchAModelMum, we only had a couple of things we wanted from this little adventure.  We wanted a good excuse to see each other more – with Caroline in Barcelona and me in London, that was proving difficult, and setting up a blog would be the best excuse to … Continue Reading

Channelling Clueless

Every October at the end of half term, I drag my winter coats out of storage, dust them off, bemoan the fact they are still covered in what I like to call “random child crap”, trawl through said pile of winter warmers and claim that I have nothing to wear.  Despite this pile, I then promptly … Continue Reading

Ganni, not Gammy!

Sometimes a girl just falls in love with something she knows she shouldn’t have.  It happens to the best of us, and, right now, that girl is me!  It doesn’t matter how hard I try to ignore the desire, occasionally it just gets the better of me.  I am, of course, talking about shopping.  For … Continue Reading

Cheap Frills

We are all in search of cheap thrills, right?  Whether it’s that bargain eyeshadow or a cheap sales find on theoutnet.com, the less money we spend, the happier we are!  So imagine how happy we were when we found this top- an easy white t shirt with some cheap frills on the side (sorry about … Continue Reading

Mumsy is Cool

Being a mum is really full on!  Whilst it is clearly wonderful and very special, there are also times when it is completely and utterly overwhelming in every sense.  Any descriptions that use the word “mum” in them should therefore make us mums feel good about ourselves, and be uplifting, positive, and inspiring.  Then how come … Continue Reading

Alexa Chung Rocks

We love nothing more than watching somebody we know start from nothing and graft their way to success.  It make us understand how much hard work goes in behind the scenes to get to that level, and also makes us very proud.  A person who has achieved this well-deserved success is the brilliant Alexa Chung, our … Continue Reading

Joseph and their Amazing Non-Technicolour Trousers

Joseph has been a stalwart of the British designer high street for as long as I can remember.  There was a time over nearly twenty years ago when all I wore and lusted after were a pair of Joseph Trousers (well, that and Luke Perry from Beverly Hills 90210).  They epitomised glamour, and a timeless style … Continue Reading

One Cami, Two Ways

With ‘summer’ clearly on its way out (what on earth?!)…We have decided that we are going to make the best of it and look forward to autumn, and all the fashion fun that comes with this change of season.  But, instead of shoving our summer clothes to the back of our wardrobes, and dragging our warmer clothes out … Continue Reading