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: a perfect jumpsuit

Warehouse black off-shoulder jumpsuit

I wore this perfect jumpsuit for a day out in Leeds with the girls on Saturday. I felt pretty great wearing it to be honest and it drew immediate compliments from my friends. I reckon you're onto a winner when someone says you're reminiscent of Sandy from Grease, am I right? (These girls are the best confidence boosters). // ...

What I wore: spring accessories

What I wore in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. Spring accessories with McArthur Glen. Blue jeans, leatherr biker jacket, baby pink leather Ted Baker bag, Osprey seventies paisley patterned scarf, grey T-shirt, lace-up flat shoes

A few days ago I was invited by McArthur Glen Designer Outlets to go along to their York outlet and pick out some key spring accessories. If you're not familiar, McArthur Glen is a brilliant invention for mere mortals like me who have a normal-sized budget. I can't justify splashing out hundreds of pounds on labelled gear but ...

What I wore: pink cashmere

What I wore, pink cashmere jumper, black and white check skirt, New Balance trainers

Recently my 'go-to' outfit has mostly been my DIY and decorating clothes. But I felt my first cashmere jumper warranted documenting. Does the fact I've bought something that's made it to nearly every list of 'wardrobe staples' I've ever seen mean I've officially grown up, that my fashion tastes are fully mature? Not necessarily: I wore it ...

What I wore: New trainers

What I wore: New Balance trainers | www.angelinthenorth.com

My great day in Manchester last week might have been a lot less enjoyable if I hadn't had these bouncy, comfy, sweet things on my feet. At the beginning of the year, I told myself 2014 would be the year I bought a good pair of (fashion) trainers. I knew I wanted New Balance or Nike ...

Outfit of the week: pastel green

Pastel green sweater, gem jewellery, black jeans and Jones Bootmaker Mercy boots | www.angelinthenorth.com

Blimey it's been a long time since I blogged an outfit post! I've been waiting for the sun to come back out. Pastel shades have been around for a while but I'm really pleased they've had staying power. These delicate, ice-cream colours were plentiful on the spring/summer 2014 catwalks (and at the more recent autumn/winter 2014 shows, for that ...