Shopping with Mum – Warehouse
When I was younger my Mum shopped in M&S and I shopped Tammy Girl. Then when I got boobies I went to Miss Selfridge and Top Shop. There was never any crossover. Not of my boobs. At that stage they didn’t cross over. I mean my Mum and I never shopped in the same place. FYI my boobs can do all sorts of positions now. Crossover, underarm, giant uniboob.
The High Street has evolved and offers such diversity that we can shop together yet the girls do not come out looking like a 42 (so very nearly 43) year old and I do not come out looking like I am trying to be down wiv da kidz. FYI no self respecting teenager speaks that way or indeed replaces the s with a z in any situation.
I would never have dreamt of wearing any of my Mums clothes growing up. Not because my Mum was frumpy, she wasn’t. There was just a clear divide in fashion back them. Age defined what you wore whereas now the High Street blends. I am embracing the brands who allow me to feel just a little bit cool. FYI Cool people do not use the word cool and definitely never coolio iglesius – one of my favourite phrases.
My 16 year old daughter Liberty (aka Boo Boo) and I want to show that despite the difference in our size and age we can now shop together and indeed on occasion share clothes. When I say share, I mean she steals them. #whatwillboostealnext
Starting with Warehouse. I will be honest with you. I had not shopped at Warehouse in a long time before connecting with them through the Instaland. So when Liberty and I had this trip planned to Seville we thought it the perfect way to show you the clothes we picked out with the oh so bloody fabulous Warehouse stylist Dom.
Liberty fell in love with this Corset Dress. It was the first thing she tried on and I knew before she left the changing room that it was a winner as I heard her let out a little squeal of joy. This is longer than she would usually pick out and to be honest she thought she would cut it shorter after this trip but once she wore it for an evening she fell in love with the length. Liberty would also wear this with tees underneath for a preppy vibe and get more wear out of it through the year. Would I wear this dress? No. Do I love it on Liberty. Of course I do. Look at her!! No seriously look at her!! I made her!
From fitted denim for Liberty to a stretchy jersey dress that I fell in love with. I do not mind telling you I feel the nuts in this Crane Print Jersey Midi Dress. It is a super stretchy fabric but I did not feel it was too clingy but it hugged me in all the right places. It has pockets. I repeat. It is a dress with pockets. The length is absolutely perfect for me to feel happy about having the legs out. The sleeve is a nice and comfortable cut for me too, both physically and mentally. My arms are out without being out out. This dress is an astonishing £39. I am actually blown away by the price points of Warehouse.
Please note. This is also my new go to pose. I used to do the ‘need a wee’ pose with crossed legs but that just gave me one tree trunk of a leg but I like this wonky foot pose best now.
See. Wonky foot pose again below.
This Stripe Shirt Midi Dress is so light and thin it would be perfect for Seville any time other than when we visited because for some reason the sun did not really want to stay and play. I did get to waft about in it for a couple of hours on our one day of sunshine. Perfect to dress up or down. Again. £39!!
Liberty loved this Mid Wash Denim Skirt and has already got lots of wear out of it in just a couple of weeks. She teams it with oversized slogan sweats (all mine I hasten to add) and a whole host of tees. We both loved this Songbird Embroidered Tee but the birds sat beautifully on Liberty but on me they looked like they were sitting on a bird table so I let her win this fashion battle.
Those who know me will know this is a big deal. The arms are out. Was I completely comfortable, if I am honest – No. I was happier with my trusty Long Denim Jacket on but I love this Double Layer Jumpsuit so much I wanted to show you. In time I hope I will get the arms out more and more. For now this is me, with the arms out if only for a short while.
Finishing with Boo. She could wear a bin bag and look good but she was so surprised by what Warehouse had to offer her. This Striped Tee was paired with a pair of 70s vibe Patch Pocket Wide Leg Jeans. Styled by Dom this is not something Liberty would have chosen but boy oh boy does she love the whole look.
Once again. That is my girl. I made her. Or as I like to tell the kids – I pushed you out my foufou. They just love it when I say that.
Anyway less about my foufou and more about Warehouse. There was a lot of floral which was not my bag but as you can see we both found lots of outfits and although not pictured here I cannot tell you how fabulous their basic tees are. Super soft and wash up beautifully. I am slowly building up a collection of them as my go to tee.
I do not know if you were like me and hadn’t been thinking of Warehouse lately. Go take a peek. I promise you there will be something right up your street. Whatever age, whatever size. They have you covered.
All clothes gifted from Warehouse. I have been paid by Warehouse to write this blog post BUT I have been completely truthful about clothes and I seriously could not make a teenager wear something they did not like.
Huge thank you to the fabulous Dom from Warehouse for looking after us.
Thanks to @alfiegrahamm for his fabulous photos.