Anthropologie at Victoria Gate, Leeds

New Anthropologie store, Victoria Gate shopping centre, Leeds | Angel In The North

Much of the buzz around the opening of the new shopping centre in Leeds, Victoria Gate, has been about the city finally getting a John Lewis. But personally I was just as excited to see the centre's other stores open, like Cos, & Other Stories and Anthropologie. On the day Victoria Gate opened last month, I was ...

Object store, Chorlton, Manchester

Object concept shop, Chorlton, Manchester, UK | Angel In The North

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up and decided I wanted to spend a day in Chorlton (just outside Manchester). I blame the launch of a cool new store, Object, for convincing me it was somewhere I had to visit. I enlisted a friend who lives in Manchester, and off we went. Chorlton is not ...

What I wore: festival wedding outfit

Monsoon Carmen embroidered dress worn at a North Yorkshire festival country wedding

We went to a fabulous wedding a few days ago. This family do was always going to be special - because it would be our son Sam's first wedding - but when the veil was lifted on the couple's carefully laid plans it was so personal, so fitting and so full of love that it is ...

A late summer wish list

Late summer fashion and home wish list

Black hexagonal wire wine bottle holder, £25, Holly's House Wire and wood industrial shelves, £50, Cox and Cox Black and white striped laundry bag, £16, Future and Found Bar drop back rose gold earrings, £19.95, Howkapow Pom pom sandals, £9, New Look Embroidered blouse, £35.99, Mango Rose Muuto elevated vase, £79,* Swedish green ...

Six embroidered dresses for summer

Six summer embroidered dresses from the UK high street

// clockwise from top left / embroidered Tropez dress, Oasis, £58 / embroidery shirt dress, £79, & Other Stories / embroidered dress, £39, JD Williams* / loose fit indigo embroidered dress, £35, Marks and Spencer / Carmen embroidered dress, £79 reduced to £23.70, Monsoon / long sleeve embroidered dress, £49.99, Zara //

Packing a capsule holiday wardrobe

Black and white gingham cotton top from Marks and Spencer via Octer, Laura Ashley sunglasses, Alphabet Bags Explore bag

While planning our European road trip, I've been putting quite a lot of thought into packing clothes for the month-long holiday and its various climates. I don't think we'll see huge differences in the weather but whereas in Croatia and parts of Italy temperatures are usually around 21-22°C when we'll be there, it will be a ...

Day at Leeds Waterfront Festival

Yarnbomb barge at Leeds Waterfront Festival 2016

Sometimes there are days (though they're not that common) when I think, yes, I have this parenting thing nailed. We had one such day recently, when we decided to have a day out in Leeds for the Waterfront Festival. It was much like life on summer weekends pre-baby: we got a little dressed up, we took the ...

A new ‘mum’ wardrobe?

New mum wardrobe! Zara pink stripe patch shirt, white jeans, geometric shoes

The other day I opened my wardrobe doors and decided I hated pretty much everything inside. When I was pregnant I didn't buy much or pay a great deal of attention to what I was wearing: I had a few necessities and work and casual outfits that I wore in circulation (and was completely bored of ...

What I wore: denim dungaree dress

Denim dungaree dress

Since I have the rest of the year off work (sorry not sorry) on maternity leave, the demands on my wardrobe are different from normal. All this 'leisure' time (for want of a better phrase that accurately describes being a mum rather than doing my in-many-ways-less-challenging day job) means what I'm wearing for most of the week has ...

Baby boy’s wedding outfit

baby boy wedding clothes

Buying clothes for your baby is one of the most fun things about being a new parent. I haven't actually bought very much yet because we've been gifted and given so many outfits. This generosity means baby probably has enough clothes to keep him going until he's at least one. But this summer we have a ...