I have literally just dropped Emma off to school and I think the most appropriate way to pass the first morning without her around (instead of missing her like crazy!) is to write about some of the lovely items I was sent to review, all appropriate for the cooler season approaching.
The first one I will mention here is my beautiful BKLYN fur bobble hat!
Part of their new Autumn-Winter collection 16/17, the hat oozes style and comfort from the word go. To the touch, it feels soft and the bobble, well, the bobble is simply addictive to touch! I am sat at my desk wearing it as I am writing this and it feel so cosy and snug, I simply wish it was winter already so I can wear it out in public!
Here are some nitty but anything but gritty details about the quality of the BKLYN hats:
“Luxury Italian merino wool bobble hat, created from the finest quality wool and made and hand finished in England. Its softness and timeless elegance are just two characteristics that make this fabric so unique. Merino fibres are extremely fine, enabling them to bend far more than traditional, coarser wool fibres. This makes Merino wool feel soft and luxuriously gentle next to your skin and kind to your hair. ”
Last but not least thing I need to mention here is the little leather accessory on the front, how cute is that? This hat will definitely be an essential wardrobe sample for me this cold season and it makes the approach of cold days exciting!
I am also keeping my eyes peeled for the bag accessories the company is promising to release next week and I do hope to get a matching bobble to style my ride fully and completely this winter :-)!
The next product we have had the joy to road test these past few weeks are the Moccis. Okay, I am cheating on this one slightly, it was Emma who got a pair but they do come in mummy sizes and I am planning to get a pair for myself once the weather cools off.
If we were to go by the number of A-list celebrities (Victoria Beckham, Rita Ora, Sienna Miller, Claudia Schiffer, Jamie Oliver) who have already fallen for the Moccis, then we would know we were onto something with these special slippers.
But don’t take only their word for it!
According to the website, the Moccis are, most importantly, podiatrist approved. Then, secondly, comes the reassurance of their ethical manufacture in Sweden; the highest quality wool being used ensures durability and them being hand-sewn gives them that all important human touch and unique detail.
But the most reliable perspective should be that of the product tester and well, Emma simply loves them! She is not one to wear slippers much and she has had a few nasty near falls down the steps due to slippery socks but the Moccis are different! She puts them on without any convincing on my side and, most importantly, keep them on until the evening! They are so comfy and ensure such a good grip that she actually forgets she has them on and can go out to play in the back garden in them.
The last product I’ll be wearing proudly this coming season is my “Good Enough Mama” tote bag, from KemiKids.
KemiKids is the brain child of Yvonne, a brave mama whose blog evolved beyond the usual lamentations and ramblings of a stay at home mum, into a wonderful support community for mothers everywhere and more recently, an online shop as well!
Yvonne’s tote bags are from suppliers who are members of the Fair Wear Foundation and The Global Organic Textile Standard. Yvonne is passionate about giving mothers their salf-confidence back, through the strong messages on her bags. The money raised goes also to support the charity Yvonne holds close to heart, Reverse Rett.
The bags are beautiful, come in various colours and encouraging messages and are a totally affordable luxury at only £10!
Disclaimer: we were sent the products above for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are truthful and entirely our own.