Brand Profile: Lindex

The first time the brand Lindex popped on to my radar was when I was pregnant and I was starting to browse around for baby clothes; in fact I made one of my first baby related purchases from there and have been obsessed ever since.

As well as selling some of the most beautiful baby clothes and accessories that you’ll ever see, Lindex also cater for kids and women too as well as stocking beauty products.

Whilst I can’t comment on anything but their baby selection I can very much vouch for the quality of their products, and the attention to detail on each piece; from two way zippers on sleep suits to make nappy changes a little easier (although there is NOTHING easy about changing a 9 month old’s nappy!) to size extenders such as an extra row of poppers to help you get that bit more wear out of each piece. We have quite the collection these days, and if you follow me on Instagram you’ll soon see some of our latest additions. In the meantime, I just wanted to shine the spotlight on Lindex as a brand as I have nothing but love for them, and they definitely deserve to be better known than they are!

In their own words, here is Lindex’s Higher Purpose:

To empower and inspire women everywhere. We do that through our actions as a company and through a progressive fashion experience.   

We lead the way.   

Our customers, our co-workers and our partners are all part of this ambition.   

We know this might sound ambitious, but almost all of our customers are women,  so basically, this is all about them.   

It’s the kind of customer focus that goes beyond the latest collection and the store window.   

A purpose.   

This includes all dimensions of sustainability. We will demonstrate that respect and equal opportunities are the way forward.  

We want to set an example. It’s about optimism, forward-thinking and self-confidence.  

And this spirit influences everything we do.   

Our collections, our stores, our communication.   

We have a clear point of view and that helps our business.  

It gives us energy and motivation. But it doesn’t make life easier.   

We’re raising the bar for ourselves.  

You can only inspire people if they respect you and respect doesn’t come easily.   

So, if we want to create an amazing company for women, we have to be an amazing brand.   

Sure, Lindex is not the biggest brand in the world. But we’re not small and definitely big enough to have an impact. 

We can change things.   

And when we grow, we can change even more things.   

That’s the idea.   

Lindex also have a sustainability promise, which has three key areas of focus…you can read more about this here

If you’re not familiar with the brand yet, or the fabulous things they sell then I urge you to give them a follow on Instagram and get ready to create one heck of a shopping list!

No tricks, only treats with Avant this Halloween

Halloween is going to be a little different this year, and Avant skincare are offering 25% off all of their nighttime skincare from the 30th October until the 1st of November to help soften the blow.

From masks to mists, there is a lotion or potion for everyone – you can preview the collection of products that will be available on the avant website.

Get compiling those shopping lists!

What’s on my Wish List? #2

So much for January being the month I got my blogging mojo back and created content I was happy with/proud of. Actually, those days of blogging feel long gone and I do wonder how much longer this piece of the big wide web will continue for. Maybe as wedding plans progress, new journeys begin, and this current slump I’m in starts to lift I may feel differently. Probably even once this month is done, the first month of the year always kicks my ass no matter how much I tell myself it won’t. At least I’ve had window shopping to keep me sane, and as a consequence, another wish list post has formed.

I’ve not been feeling very body confident lately, bought on by a final push to weight restoration I find myself drawn to looser fitting items. I also find myself drawn to the polka dot trend that seems to be everywhere, so this Polka Dot Dress from New Look is probably going to make the transition from wish list to purchase very soon.
Bob and I are obsessed with Sabrina on Netflix and are eagerly awaiting chance to sit down and start season 3. I am also eagerly awaiting stock of this Sabrina inspired palette arriving on the Boots website; from one of my favourite high street makeup brands, NYX, this is just crying out for me to spend the last of my Christmas money on.
It seems that I want ALL of the dresses right now. New season is hitting the shops and I’m all about the bold prints and clashing patterns. This dress from Oasis is gonna have to stay on the wish list for now at £52, but I just love it and I think it would make a really versatile addition to the wardrobe.
I already own far too many pairs of trainers for someone who works a 9-5 office job and does no sport. I’m having to repeat this to myself over and over since seeing these adidas trainers on the Office website…be still my beating heart, be still.
Another dress that’s caught my eye is this belted denim dress from & other stories. Another piece well out of my price range but very much on my radar as the perfect trans-seasonal piece.
I think the & other stories denim dress would look fabulous with these ankle boots from Zara. My ankle boot obsession is getting out of hand- I’ve purchased three pairs since December (sadly meaning I cannot justify these)…is anyone else powerless to resist their charms?

What’s caught your eye recently? Any ideas for what you might like to see on the blog in the coming year?

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Levis x Hello Kitty

I guess this outfit is my version of “jeans and a nice top” now that I’m over 30 and pretty anti-social (I much prefer an early night in comfy pjs than crawling home in the small hours dressed up to the nines and my wardrobe very much reflects that).

This hoodie was a fortituous find as I thought that I had missed out on the rather fabulous Levis x Hello Kitty collaboration/that I wouldn’t ever be able to justify spending the money on it. A visit to Clarks Village came good though as not only did we find my dream hoodie at 20% off, but Bob decided that I simply must own it and treated me.

The jeans are another recent find. I really struggle with jeans, I strongly dislike how I look in them, and find that most pairs just leave me in a pit of self loathing after about five minutes. In desperation I took to social media to see what jeans people were loving and took up Sophie’s recommendation of the New Look Lift and Shape skinny jeans, which are affordable, flattering AND comfortable.

I’ve really neglected the more personal aspect of blogging lately. It’s all lifestyle/life advice type content because I just haven’t been in the right headspace to put myself out there at all.
October was a hard month, historically it always has been for me and it’s taken quite a lot of inner strength (stubbornness) and support from Bob to get through. It’s November now though and it’s already shaping up to be a better month, and I have a renewed determination and motivation to get to my final targets in terms of health and wellbeing (and what better time of year to be trying to gain a few kilos right? Extra warmth and so many seasonal foods about).

We’re just coming to the end of a super chilled out weekend, one we both needed after a horrible week. There’s been time with my family, time curled up watching movies and drinking gin, good food, many laughs and a hefty dose of productivity around the house.

So that’s kind of where I’m at lately. Struggling with myself a bit, but ploughing through. We have such a busy month coming up with various commitments and a week away up with Bob’s Mum as he turns 30…and then before we know it we’ll be in full blown Christmas madness. I’m really hoping I can get some better posts up…gift guides, wish lists, wedding planning updates…

What have you been up to lately? Watched any good films/TV series? Recommendations welcome.
Until next time…

Currently Coveting

My life seems to be one big wish list at the moment, shopping is at an all time low as any spare money was either spent on our holiday, or is now being saved for Bob’s 30th Birthday and of course, our wedding.
I’m totally ok with this though, I’m lucky enough that I get treated to things every now and again (thanks Mum and Bob!) and I certainly don’t have an empty wardrobe, so I’m quite content with a lot of browsing and sharing my favourite finds on this little piece of the internet.

I’m not sure I can pull of yellow, but this AngelEye midi dress is stunning. I’m obsessed with browsing this site, so much gorgeousness at pretty reasonable prices, this dress is £48 and would be perfect for the new season.
Palava is a brand I found purely through social media and they have some of the most gorgeous dresses around. I instantly fell for the Beatrice walking zoo dress– I mean, how could you not?

Joy has featured on the blog many, many times before and I still absolutely love this shop, they have some of the best dresses around and most of my favourites come from there. Red is another colour I’m not sure I could pull off, but this Louche midi dress jumped out at me regardless.
I think I can probably justify the purchase of this Happy Planet Planter* from New Look as it’s only £6.99. Fake plants are essential in our house due to Pablo’s tendency to eat everything he shouldn’t and this is just adorable!
Another New Look find is this Pink Playsuit* . It might feel like Summer is almost over, but I think a pair of nude tights could see this last through September and I love this girly take on the utility trend.
I really wanted this Oasis midi dress to wear to a wedding we went to a few weeks ago. I couldn’t justify buying anything new, but I’m still obsessing over these pink polkadots!

So there we have this week’s lust-list, I always say I want to make this a regular feature again and maybe now I’m feeling a bit less jaded about my blog I actually will stick to my word. Most of my browsing this last few days has been wedding related- would anyone be interested in some wedding themed wish lists? And what’s caught your eye lately?