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Saturday, 27 October 2018

Denim in Autumn for Mini and Me...

"Denim has always been a everyday symbol for style" …
Ritu Kumar

To say I love denim is a an understatement. My closest has denim jackets and shirts in different styles, brands and shades, and yes! my daughter's as well. If I buy a top for myself, I do feel guilty, and cause I'm one of the best mums everrr lol..I do get her one as well... maybe something a little similar.

It's a classic, and definitely in my top 5 favourite things to wear. When you buy denim you know its versatile and will be wearable years to come. Its not very loud or overpowering, and be worn with all different prints and colours. Denim pieces can be worn in any season, just add a couple layers when needed. Who says you cant be warm, cute and stylish in autumn.
You just cant go wrong with denim!!

Rhea's denim shirt and skirt are both from Zara and jacket from River Island, and hey, you cant go wrong with Uggs in these cold seasons. Can you tell how much she loves the camera haha.. 
whenever we are going out she always says  "mommy I want to look like you".
knowing that I've got a daughter that admires me this much is such a blessing. It makes me want to be so much more, cause I've got this little beauty that depends on me and watches my every move. In her eyes I'm perfect.

Now on to my outfit. I got this denim shirt from Topshop about a year ago. its so versatile, and the colour is rich, literally goes with everything. I wanted to style this shirt with just these wide leg trousers. but boy it's cold outside!
Lately I've been obsessed with long knit cardigans (but that's a topic for a another day).
wait... wait.. wait.. do you guys see how that pop of red on the lips complete the outfit. lol... love it!

"Wear the outfit, Don't let the outfit wear you"

Thank you for coming over my darlings. 
A new post will be up every Sunday, so keep a look out for that.
Loads of love, good night and good morning xx


Monday, 22 October 2018


Confidence is Beautiful!!!
"Beauty has so many forms, and the most beautiful thing is loving yourself".

If you have already read the post on my about me page , then you would know that I have suffered from low self-esteem and lack of confidence during and after my pregnancy. my daughter will be six(6) in January, and I now feel confident enough to share this with you.
There are three major things that I think got the best of me. I've experienced it and learnt from it.

So here they are...

Do not open yourself up to opinions..

Everyone will give you advice what they think is right or highly opinionated about what you are doing wrong. Everyone's journey is different, what works for them, might not work for you. Being a mum is a learning process and we all know experience teaches wisdom.
Don't get me wrong, sometimes they do mean well.. But...HEY.. back up, its my baby lol.

Then we've got the others, whether it be friends or family members that  will always comment on your physical appearance. I honestly think I allowed those comments to get to me back then . But girl, everything takes time. Your snapback might not be as quick as Kim Kardashian, but you'll get there.

Find a few good mum friends..

I had this one friend that had a baby just a few months before I did, and we went through similar things, emotionally.  It was great to have someone to be real with me without being judgemental.
We planned play dates, so we could sit and chat about our failures and silly things we did as mums, and just laughed at each other. (TS)

..And finally...just be confident!

Know your body and put that banging outfit together, put a little makeup on, brush your hair or put that wig on, take a selfie or just go for a walk. Trust me, it helps.

Some women might have felt great about themselves during or after their pregnancy, but I know some of us lost a lot, whether it be physically or mentally. I know I've been there, and I'm happy to be able to share a bit of this with you.. Hope I will inspire one of you gorgeous ladies, (whether you are a mum or not) to be the best version of you..

I will be posting ones a week, will keep you updated when the day is officially confirmed.. thanks for stopping by.. goodnight and good morning my lovelies xx

"You may not be perfect, but parts of you are pretty awesome"...


Saturday, 13 October 2018


After 5+ years of having my daughter, I finally feel like myself again. YEP!! it took me 5 years.
Hi, my name is Patrice Goulbourne , also known as Crissy. I live in the UK and  I've got a gorgeous daughter, Rhea.

Before I had my daughter in 2013, in my opinion I was creative with my own style, all my curves were in the right places, I didn't have to worry about not being able to wear a close fitted top cause it might show my back fat.
But then I was blessed with the most beautiful little girl. I was so obsessed with her that at one point I didn't even remember to have a meal. I struggled with low self-esteem for months, without anyone knowing. long story short... I was a nightmare!

As she became older and more independent, I think my confidence grew with her... and now here I am....found my confidence again and chose to share this with the world. Being a mom is the best yet the most challenging job ever (lord knows its not easy), but I love every bit of it. ESPECIALLY, dressing her up...haha.. she's a little fashionista.
As for myself, I absolutely love love shopping online, when I hear that doorbell ring , its like Christmas came early.. haha

Anywho! whether you are a mum or not, as women we are always taking care of other people. I encourage us to take care of ourselves as well.
"you cant pour from an empty cup"

Self expression is what I feel I've been fighting for my entire life, being an only child. I think I finally found the platform to express myself through my love for fashion, food, home decor, family and of course, life.
I hope you enjoy my blog and most importantly, I hope that you will be inspired to rock your confidence as much as you rock that great outfit..

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