Tag Archives: Spring Summer 2016

The White Company: White Label preview

White Company white label previewI’m a big fan of The White Company (who isn’t?) for presents, treats and gorgeous clothes and toys for little ones. They also come into their own at Christmas. But aside from some PJs and dressing gowns, I don’t own any grown up White Company clothes.

That’s about to change with the launch of White Label, their new Spring/Summer 2016 range and the name for all future White Company clothes, which I was lucky enough to preview last week. The first thing that struck me was the colour. Still in tasteful White Company tones, there seemed to be a larger colour palate than before.

Also texture – pretty lace and delicate silks, thick denim and soft cottons. I spotted so many things that I’d love to have. I overheard a fashion editor talking about it being ‘perfect for the school run’. If I ever look that elegant for the school drop off, I’d be very pleased! I was thinking more smart casual weekend and evenings and some would be perfect for workwear. And the styles would flatter many figures.

As I browsed I sampled some Jing tea which is soon to be available at The White Company. The green tea had a delicate flavour and wasn’t at all bitter and the Jasmine was fragrant and delicious. Previously available at hotels and restaurants and via Jing’s website, this is the first time they’ve partnered with a retailer and I’m sure it will be a fruitful relationship.

Jing tea’s shortly to be stocked while the White Label clothes are available from end of January next year. Here are a few of my favourite items:

I love this denim dress. It could be worn with leggings or tanned legs (optimistic) and should skim the curves nicely.

White Company denim dress

A beautiful soft woollen/cashmere top in a creamy grey.


The gorgeous lace back and shoulder detail makes this little black dress.


This glam kimono-style dress is eye-catching.


A simple, flattering cotton top – and I love the necklace.


This mauve and silver bag stood out amongst a wide range of leather accessories.


The first time the White Company have made the step up from flats to heels – and a very promising start!


Easy to wear and pretty, I love this silky top.


This dip dye pink/white sweater looks fresh and comfy.


And finally a white top! A pretty knitted sweater which could be dressed up or down. Lovely.


Guest post: John Lewis Spring Summer 2016 Trend preview

John Lewis trendsMy sister and Aunty extraordinaire was lucky enough to preview John Lewis’ Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Here she’s picked her favourites for Scrip (3 years old) and D (7 months) before they hit the stores. There are a lot of cute animals in here – you have been warned.

Just as I was thinking it could be time to let myself feel a little bit Christmassy, along comes the John Lewis Spring Summer 2016 Trend event, and a chance to skip over the next few months of chilliness and see what styles Scrip and Little D could be sporting when the sun shines again.

First up here’s a classic dog walking a dinosaur on a lead t-shirt. Oh – and they’re on their way to the museum.


You might look at this and think… nightmare to wash – but imagine how it will look for the first ten – okay, five – minutes of wear! And that’s a pantaloon suit hidden behind…

John Lewis Spring Summer 2016 trends

John Lewis Spring Summer 2016 trends

These have to be one of Little D’s first pairs of shoes please sis – imagine him looking down and seeing such happy lions on his feet 🙂


Cheeky seagulls on a nautically-striped dress – perfect for Cornwall (especially with those long sleeves for chilly pre-summer days)


And talking about summer – here’s an essential – and if you need to wear wellies why not choose to wear ones with sharks’ tails on the back…


Pull on a tutu, and you’re ready for anything, is a life-motto I’m happy to pass onto Scrip. And if it’s a goldy-peachy-sparkly tutu, the sky is the limit! Don’t be surprised if this ends up underneath a certain Christmas tree this year.


Very French, in my view – and perfect for our next family holiday, wherever it may take us!


Watch out, zebras crossing! And they look very stylish doing it… as will Little D when he wears this number.

John Lewis Spring Summer 2015 trends

And finally… feast your eyes on this amazing fluff-tastic dream of a dress. Warm enough to wear now over jeans or leggings, cool enough to wear FOREVER. Oh, and it goes up to a very stretchy age 14. Just saying!