Side Street Style

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Ladies Night and Family Fashion

So tonight it's Ladies Night at St Davids in Cardiff, which means a night full of pampering, late night shopping, good food, fun and hopefully some good discounts, as well as meeting some other lovely bloggers from the area. I will be attending the John Lewis Holiday Glamor Beauty event and hope to pick up some tips for this summer, it made me think though about our goal to travel to Paris later this year with the little man and what we would pick to take with us to one of the most stylish cities in the world. I love the effortless chic of Kaliko at the moment, I have a few of their pieces from a few years back and because of their classic and simple styles they have stood the test of time and are still as relevant and on-trend as when I bought them. The soft tailoring and excellent designs have kept their shape and are really good quality garments and I would like to add a few more pieces to my wardrobe as I feel that it captures that floaty french style but are also very wearable, comfortable and casual with that feminine touch. If we could pick three new items this is what I would be packing....

Kaliko striped tee was £36 Now £18

Kaliko belted twill trousers

As with both John and I we love the nautical look coming through spring/summer, simple stripes and blue tones can be very flattering on all ages, shapes and sizes. John has always been a fan of the Ralph Lauren/French yacht look, unfortunately we hardly ever have the weather here in the UK but that doesn't mean we cannot dream of long sunny summer days on the water. Simple is also key, straight forward designs and practical but well fitted clothing. Here are three items that John would be packing.

Johns Picks

Tailored shorts
Ben Sherman Tailored Shorts £50

Canvas Bag
Kin by John Lewis Canvas Bag £40

Boat shoes
Ralph Lauren Bienne Suede and Leather Boat Shoes £125

Of course we could not leave our little man out of the equation as he too will be coming with us and it's  really important that he more than anyone needs practical but hard wearing clothes. I believe children should be children and not dressed up as adults and we love the current range of colourful and cute John Lewis tee's that are fun and full of personality but also made for toddler and children in mind with lovely creative illustrations.

Mr A's picks

Seal jumper
Tootsa MacGinty Seal Jumper £29

Twill trousers
John Lewis Twill trousers £12

John Lewis Tipi t-shirt £10


  1. that tipi shirt is wayy cute.

  2. Twas nice to see you at Ladies Night too! Has been a while since we saw each other. I love the gingham dress in the post below too btw!

    Daisy Dayz


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