WELCOME TO MINFORD

Good Things Just Dropped In The Shop

*NEWS FLASH*

The Minford and miniford shops have been updated. My HOURS of pain, quite literally trawling until my eyes hurt, will hopefully be your gain with my edit of the latest interior and fashion finds for you and your little ones.

As for me, I’m off on me hols so it’ll be a laptop shut, bikini on, picnic on the beach situation for the next few weeks. Unable to give up technology entirely Instagram will of course continue as usual 😉 .

Au revoir for now!


The White Blouse

I am a sucker for a white lacy something. Call it my Isabel Marant/French Summer meets Victoriana obsession if you will. But each July, as the children break for the holidays, out comes my collection. This year I’ve snagged a particularly super white blouse from &Other Stories (aka my second home) to add to the collection. This little number has puffed sleves (a little nod to Jacquemus there) and a run of covered buttons up the back. It’s a heavier 100 percent cotton so one for when the clouds descend and the nights get a little cooler.

In other white blouse news I noticed yesterday that the River Island broderie number that was in the Minford Shop a while ago is now back in stock! The more the merrier as far as I’m concerned.

Shop it: & Other Stories Buttoned Back Blouse



How to Lounge in Style

Given the sweltering temperatures in London of late I’ve been dragging everything out into the garden and making my home under the shade of our overgrown apple tree. “Children join me if you wish but I shalln’t be moving”.

Clearly I didn’t take out just any old thing. My current garden/ outdoor living/ summerhouse soft furnishing obsession is mixing pink with a bit of red in lots of clashing patterns. First up is this beauteous block printed quilt from Molly Mahon.  It’s in the softest cotton and makes for a seriously nice lounging companion.  I mixed it with a paler pink cushion in a contrasting print and chucked in my favourite vintage striped friend for good measure. A rather pleasing combo. As you can see I’m not the only fan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Minford Shop: The Summer Edit

Hi JUNE. Hi Summer. We’ve missed you. Hi long nights sat on a cotton beach mat in the garden. Hi enamel plates to eat picnics off. Hi big floppy hat and bikini. I am in the mood for some good old sun now and subsequently the Minford shop is all prepped. As per usual, shop my edit of the best interiors selection and fashion for you and your minis.


#FASHCHAT It's All White

An all white outfit is my summer uniform. Without fail, I always gravitate towards a head-to-toe white look each time the mercury goes anywhere near 20 degrees…who am I kidding make that 15.
It reminds me of summers spent with the brood in Ile de Ré where each year we dip our toes in the Atlantic ocean, tangle our hair with salt and sand and sit out under the sun till our freckles come out.
This year, the white-out comes courtesy of & Other Stories. I found the perfect length and cut skirt (i.e. not a mini, mini skirt but not too dowdy) and matched it with a creamy knit with big sleeves.
Both of these items potentially look a bit blah online, but on, well it’s safe to say I’ll be living in these for months to come.

(Scroll down to the post below to see the skirt in action.)

Bishop Sleeve Knit . Denim Skirt