May 2018 | Modern Mummy

Friday, 25 May 2018

Introducing.... Wild Child Festival (+ win a family ticket!)

We've just added a brand new festival to our summer plans and we're SUPER EXCITED about it! We love nothing more than spending the summer holidays outside, and festivalling as a family is our absolute favourite thing to do.

Wild Child is a new family festival on the leafy green Dulwich Estate in South London and it's set to be jam packed full of activities and entertainment for children aged 0-11. It focusses on the arts, creative play, STEM and wellbeing, and families are encouraged to visit the different zones and try something new - together. With magic, comedy, wellness, story telling, circus skills, dance, music, coding and arts and crafts, there's going to be something for everyone. If you're us, then you're going to have to buy tickets for all three days so that you have a chance to see and do EVERYTHING!

I've been taking the girls to festivals ever since they were born. They're such amazing sensory experiences for children; so much colour, so much activity, brilliant music, lots of food to try and new friends to make. They love the chance to get dressed up and run wild, and they are willing to embrace any weather. I love that they get so excited about going and always come home happy (albeit tired!) and inspired.

With my sensible parent hat on, the things that make this festival stand out to me are the fact that it's in London (so super easy for everyone to get to) plus it's guaranteed to be intimate, with just 500 families in attendance each day. I also love that the ticket price includes ALL activities so there won't be any hidden extras. It's also a daytime event (running from 10am to 5pm) which means it will be perfect for little ones (and if you're not a fan of camping!).

We can't wait to be there for the very first Wild Child Festival! Fancy going too? This weekend I'll have a family ticket (for the day of your choice) up for grabs over on my Instagram. Make sure you follow Wild Child Festival on Facebook // Instagram // Twitter to keep up to date about everything going on there this August too!

Dates: Friday 17th - Sunday 19th August, from 10am to 5pm each day
Venue: Trevor Bailey Sports Ground, London, SE21 7LE
Tickets: Super early bird tickets start at £21 per person per day. Babes in arms are free (but need to be registered). Toddler tickets (for children under the age of 3) are just £5.

I'm working in partnership with Wild Child Festival and Mothers & Shakers.


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

I'm a Joanie Gal ♥

Oh goodness, I love a vintage dress. They're so easy to wear (what's easier than just throwing on a dress in the morning and not having to pair tops with bottoms!) and they always make you look like you've made an effort, even if you've only had ten minutes to get ready before embarking on the school run.

Every season I like to buy a couple of new dresses to add to my wardrobe. I know what suits me (full, knee length, A-line skirts with demure necklines) and always like to buy good quality, classic styles that can handle being worn on repeat and not go out of fashion the following year.

When the opportunity to collaborate with one of my all time favourite brands came up I jumped at the chance. I absolutely love Joanie clothes and have a number of their pieces in my wardrobe already. Slogan t-shirts, skirts with pockets, pretty dresses - I'm a massive fan of their retro vibe. Their clothes are all beautifully cut and flattering - like real vintage pieces - with the added bonus of being so well made they can withstand regular visits to the modern day washing machine!

Do you remember my obsession with the Boden Nancy dress a couple of years ago? Or with the Joules Emmeline? I'm terrible for falling head over heels in love with a dress and then buying it in every colour/pattern and it seems to happen every season! This summer is no different.

The Harriet dress, £40 - c/o Joanie Clothing
Sandals, £59.50 - Saltwater

Introducing the Joanie Harriet in a beautiful faded denim blue; the most perfect off-the-shoulder cotton sundress!  I'm a sucker for a bardot neckline when the sun is out (they're great for letting you catch those rays), plus this dress has pretty wooden buttons and an elasticated waist band (with internal button to ensure no gaping). The best bit? It's only £40 and it also comes in muted clay pink and a pale beige stripe! Which should I buy next?

Thanks so much to Joanie for gifting me this dress and to Suzannah Ginders Photography for the impromptu snaps!
I'm 5ft 7 and am wearing a size 12.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Royal Wedding Party Ready with Roco Clothing

Evie wears:
Phillipa dress in pink, £34.99
Peony shoes, £19.99

Daisy wears:
Thea dress in ivory, £34.99 (sale)
Clara cape, £14.99 (sale)
Alexa shoes, £14.99

all c/o Roco Clothing

What a wonderful weekend! The girls and I had a very special, royal wedding themed birthday party to go to on Saturday; we drank pink champagne and lemonade in the sunshine, ate birthday cake and watched the big screen with baited breath as Meghan got out of her car in a beautiful Givenchy dress and walked down the aisle to meet her husband-to-be.

But it wasn't just a chance for Meghan to wow the crowds with her gorgeous gown.... oh no! A party means new party dresses for everyone - and the girls were lucky enough to be gifted some truly stunning ones for this occasion!

Ever since discovering them back in 2015, Roco Clothing have always been my first port of call for occasion wear for the girls. Their dresses are beautifully made and very reasonably priced and - most importantly - they are so very pretty!

When they approached us to work with them, we knew straight away that they would make the most perfect royal wedding party dresses. The girls wouldn't have looked out of place as guests at the actual wedding! We spent a whole evening pouring over the Roco website together and I let them put together their own outfits.

Evie went for the Phillipa dress in pink. What a lovely, grown up maxi dress! The floral lace on the bodice and long flowing skirt are complete perfection and they look gorgeous paired with the very pale pink ballerina style Peony shoes.

Daisy chose the vintage inspired Thea dress in ivory, which is embellished with beads and feathers, has beautiful scalloped detailing on the bodice and a full tulle skirt. The Clara cape matches the Thea dress perfectly and the satin Alexa shoes, with their small heels and side corsage, compliments the whole outfit.

Thanks so much to Roco Clothing for gifting the girls their outfits!

The girls were sent their dresses and shoes in exchange for this post. (They were also sent flower crowns which are going to feature separately!) All words are entirely honest and my own, and all images are copyright. Please do not use them without my consent.
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