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Review: Tiffany Rose Colour Block Maternity Dress

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Christmas, Fashion, Pregnancy, Product Reviews | Posted on 09-12-2013

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Finding clothes to wear when pregnant can be something of a nightmare. At the moment I can still fit in my regular jeans as my bump is high up. I did have to wear maternity jeans for a week but seemingly overnight my bump rose and now if I wear maternity jeans I spend the day pulling them up. Lots of long knitted jumpers are being worn too and comfort is becoming a thing of the past. Finding clothes to wear day to day is proving very tricky, but finding something to wear for a special occasion is almost impossible. On Friday night I went out for dinner with my lovely friend Lucinda (@ljbarton). We were having a Christmas meal out without the children and looked forward to being able to talk to each other without interruption. I wanted to wear something a bit fancier than jeans so I was VERY excited when the team at Tiffany Rose got in touch and asked me if I’d like to review one of their dresses.
Tiffany Rose Dress Sussex MummyTiffany Rose sell a huge range of beautiful maternity dresses. Whether you’re looking for something to wear day to day, to a special occasion, or even if you’re planning on getting married you’re bound to find something to suit your style. I spent AGES trawling the website to find a dress. I found so many that I liked but I wanted to be realistic and review something which I would actually get repeated use out of. I finally chose their Colour Block Maternity Dress in Purple, which has been worn by Myleene Klass. Whilst I’m certain she looks much better in it than I do, I was really pleased with how it fit and showed off my baby bump. Little Man couldn’t help getting in on the photo action though he doesn’t seem to enjoy looking at the camera anymore!
The Colour Block Dress comes to just above my knee and has three-quarter length sleeves. The bright purple band above my bump is a separate piece which you can tie to fit you so the dress really will grow with you. The dress is made from a stretchy jersey material which makes it super comfortable and fit nicely over growing curves and bumps. By accessorising it in different ways you could easily wear this glammed up for a fancy night out, or for a simple meal out with the girls. I don’t think it would look entirely out of place at the office either! This dress is a great fit and because of the stretchy fabric I know it will continue to fit right the way through my pregnancy. Its such a great style too that I’m hoping to wear it even after I’m pregnant.
The Colour Block Dress is available in other colours too but I chose this as they are colours I’d ordinarily wear and uncommonly for me I already had a pair of shoes that would match! This dress retails at £99 which I think is very reasonable for a dress of this quality. Its similar to what you’d probably end up paying for a non-maternity party dress this Christmas, and it will no doubt last much longer too. Tiffany Rose is definitely the place to head if you’re pregnant this festive season.

How About Holidaying In Barbados?

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Competition, Fashion, Holiday | Posted on 21-05-2013

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With the weather we’re currently experiencing – where DID summer go? – a bit of sunshine would be nice wouldn’t it? How do you fancy a 7 night half board break at the 4* Bougainvillea Beach Resort in Barbados? Sounds good doesn’t it. A bit of relaxation in this beachfront resort sounds like my idea of heaven right now. Well the team at Littlewoods is offering just that. A family of four – 2 adults and 2 children under 12 – can jet off to Barbados and enjoy all this island and resort has to offer. The resort itself has so much to do from water sports and spa treatments, to a great kids club so you can get a bit of me time whilst they play.

Littlewoods has just launched Myleene Klass’ first swimwear range which you’ll find in the Littlewoods Online Holiday Shop. Here you’ll find a range of bikinis, tankinis and suits that will be perfect for that Barbados trip. As well as Myleene’s beautiful range you can also pick up all the clothes, shoes, accessories, skin care and travel products for all the family that you’ll need, whether you end up in sunny Barbados or enjoy a holiday at home instead.

So if you fancy winning the trip to Barbados head on over to the Littlewoods Facebook page where you’ll find all the details. Entry is simple: just “Like” the page and then design your own swimwear, using the tools on the page. There’s already a gallery full of them if you need inspiration, or you could just check out what’s available at Littlewoods. Not only could you win the holiday of a lifetime, but you could see your design featured in Littlewoods next summer. Good luck!