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Alienwork Quartz Watch – Review & Giveaway

Alienwork Quartz Watch – Review & Giveaway

This week I’ve been lucky enough to have been testing out the Alienwork Quartz Watch.  Watches are one of my favourite accessories, I love good watch and I was so excited to asked to try out this lovely looking number. This Alienwork watch is available in an array of colours including black, rose gold, blue and silver, making it suitable for the ladies and gents among us. For a split second there I though I might let Hubs do this review for me, but my love of watches completely took over and I went for the blue watch, all for myself. Who says we shouldn’t treat ourselves once in a while?!

How did I get on?

The thing I adore most about this watch is that it’s so slim. It has quite a large face, but as it’s slimline it doesn’t sit too high from your wrist. I think that watches that are too chunky can get in the way a little, so this is a real bonus for me. I think the easy to adjust milanese strap is great too. As I have quite small wrists, it’s not uncommon for watch straps to be too big for me, even when they’re as small as they’ll go. This watch adjusts super easily, right to the perfect size. There’s no messing with fiddly adjustments and the watch doesn’t spin annoyingly around my wrist!

 

 

The other great thing about this watch is that it can be easily dressed up, as well as being perfect for the more casual days. It’s understated, yet eye-catching. The build quality is good, which is a real treat considering it’s so reasonably priced. This watch also comes with a small, soft case to protect the strap and face when it’s not being used. All too often watches are scratched when they are thrown into drawers. The case means it’s as good as new each time you want to wear it!

 

 

Overall, I’m very impressed with my new Alienwork Quartz Watch. I love the look, the feel and the affordability of it. I would highly recommend this watch to anyone who wants to treat themselves or if they want to treat someone else!

The guys from Alienwork would like to offer my readers the chance to win a Quartz watch of their own! All you have to do is enter using the form below. Please do check out the terms and conditions…good luck! 

 

 

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Mums: Make the Most of Your Wardrobe with Dress Alterations!

Mums: Make the Most of Your Wardrobe with Dress Alterations!

With the hectic day to day life that is being a mum, it may not always be easy to feel fabulous in the clothes you wear. Plus, like me, you may not have as much time to dress up to the nines as you used to, which means that every opportunity you do get to feel glamorous is golden.

The side effect of these rare opportunities to glam up, however, is that dresses that used to fit like a dream may not feel quite as right a few months or years down the line. Or maybe you’re still hanging onto that one gorgeous dress that has never felt quite right but you can’t bear to give to the charity shop. This is where dress alterations come in!

Dress Alterations: Make Every Dress Count

A dress alterations professional can make the right changes to your dress to ensure it fits nicely and feels comfortable, improving your confidence as well as your style. From simple repairs to more in-depth alterations (such as reshaping the neckline or shortening/lengthening the dress), the right seamstress or boutique can help you really make the most of your clothes.

Feel Post-Pregnancy Perfect with Dress Alterations

The body goes through lots of changes during and after pregnancy; your body will generally go back to its ‘normal’ state post-pregnancy, but naturally changes may remain so you might find that your clothes fit a little differently to before. This is a time where a good dress alterations services comes in handy! Choosing to alter dresses and other wardrobe items instead of donating them and having to buy new will save you money and let you keep the dresses that have always made you feel fantastic.

Dress Restyling – Revamp Your Wardrobe

Of course, there’ll always be times when a dress just doesn’t excite you anymore and simply lingers in the back of your wardrobe. Dress alterations can help with this too; it’s possible to totally restyle a dress using alterations to the point where it feels completely new. Plus, restyling a dress will often make it a unique, individual piece that you won’t find on the high street. No more embarrassing incidences of wearing the same thing to the same event!

 

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Men’s Fashion – Three Reasons the Hoodie is a Must Have!

Men’s Fashion – Three Reasons the Hoodie is a Must Have!

All men’s wardrobes should have staple fashion items in them. There are a couple of garments that you just shouldn’t be living without! Apart from the obvious essentials, one thing men need is a hoodie. No man’s collection is complete without at least a couple of go to sweaters! These days, hoodies aren’t just recognised as sportswear or lounge wear. They are a staple and here are three reasons the hoodie is an absolute must have;

 

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They’re super comfortable –

One of the best thing about hoodies and sweatshirts is that they are super comfortable. If you know you’re going to have a long day, or even if you just like a bit of comfort in your life. A nice warm sweater is definitely the way to go.  Whether you invest in a pull over hoodie, or the zip up style they’re certain to be your go to item of clothing when it’s time to have a bit of down time with the guys!

They make life easy –

Heading into the Spring, hoodies are the ideal investment to make your life as easy as possible. They make travelling simple for those that have to commute on a regular basis, as they are small enough to pack into your bag. Whilst also being warm enough to protect you from the unpredictable weather of Spring! They are a grab and go garment, that allow you to do just that.

They’re bang on trend –

Finally and most importantly, you need a hoodie in your life because they are a men’s fashion essential. The practicality, versatility and coolness of them means that your wardrobe will be bang on trend for the season ahead. I mean, how many guys do you know that don’t own one? Go on treat yourself, you won’t regret it!

 

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Curious Kids Children’s Sweatshirt – Review

Curious Kids Children’s Sweatshirt – Review

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Curious Kids, asking if we’d like to review their funky sweatshirt. I would usually be the one to decide what we review on The Tale of Mummyhood. However, seeing as our eldest takes more and more interest in what I do, I thought I’d ask her if she’d like to take the review. As you can imagine, she jumped at the chance!

When the package arrived for my little apprentice, she was super excited to get to work. We took a photographs of the beautifully wrapped sweatshirt together, truthfully all she wanted to do was model it! From a parents point of view though, I was  really impressed with how much love was given to making our delivery look good. These sweatshirts are perfect to buy as gifts as they arrive wrapped and ready to go.

 

 

 

Our Little Fashionista

At just over two years old our daughter is still quite slight in frame, so when I buy girls coats and jackets I usually go size 18-24 months,  just to be on the safe side. I’m glad we did as it fits perfectly! The material feels soft and warm too, so it’s perfect for keeping the biggest warm and toasty on those blustery days. If you follow the washing advice that comes with the shirt, it keeps it shape and print really well. I make sure that I wash the sweatshirt on a low heat and I avoid throwing it in the tumble dryer with the rest of the washing!

Curious Kids clothing is a total hit with me. It looks cool, keeps well and is different from the standard jumpers on the market. The real question though is what did my little apprentice think? Well, it’s safe to say she loves her new sweatshirt. It’s a firm favourite of hers that goes with us every where we go!

 

 

 

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Men’s Fashion – Looking Good without Breaking the Bank

Men’s Fashion – Looking Good without Breaking the Bank

Before Hubs and I had children we would often spend the weekends hitting the shops. We both worked full time and so loved to treat ourselves to some new threads every once in a while! Fast forward a few years and two children later, and heading into town every weekend isn’t at the top of our priority list.

Shopping these days has to be convenient. With two girls in tow, walking around the shops and heading for a late lunch lacks the fun and relaxation that it used to. We’ve found that heading to the shops that we know will have quality clothes, without us having to spend hours searching for the wears that Hubs likes, so much easier. There just isn’t the time to peruse over scores of shops, so these days we only use tried and tested places!

However much things might have changed since our children came along, Hubs does still like to look good. So we’ve found the perfect shops that offer great menswear choices, without breaking the bank. Here are a few favourites, that you’re sure to love too!

 

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Tesco –

This one is super handy as they stock a good range of clothing and there’s a store around every corner. We’ve found Tesco particularly useful for smart work clothes, they always have a nice cut and they certainly don’t cost the earth. Tesco is useful for when you need to get a few groceries along the way too, all items under one roof is a definite bonus!

River Island –

Hubs is a big fan of River Island, especially when looking for going out clothes. They have a good range that are bang on trend, this one is my go to store when it comes to buying gifts for him. One of the best things about this one is that is stocks everything from clothes, to shoes and even accessories. Perfect for a quick, all-round shop when you have the kids in tow!

Primark –

Primark is our go to place for Hubs’ casual clothes. They offer a great range of clothes that are perfect for everyday, wear and tear use! The beauty of Primark is that their super cheap price tag almost makes them ‘throwaway’. When you know you’re going to need clothes that may get worn out or dirty, items from here are definitely fit for the job!

 

What are your go-to menswear stores?

 

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