Summer Must Have | Statement Earrings

4 of the best statement earrings on the high street, Bumpkin Betty

I’m ALL about the accessories right now. As you all know, apart from my husband and baby, few things in life make me happier than a new pair of shoes, but lately I’ve also been feeling the love for bags, jewellery and hair accessories too. I think it’s something to do with the fact that clothes shopping is a little trickier right now with my post baby body, and just like with pregnancy dressing, the shoes always fit.

One trend I’m really loving for summer is the statement earring look – this season, they’re big, they’re bright and they’re…

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Travel Hacks for Getting Around with a Baby

How to pack for travelling with a baby, Bumpkin Betty

Before Evie came along, I think I was rather naive to just how much our day to day lives would have to adapt to cater for our tiny human. Of course I was well aware that things were about to change forever, but until you actually have your baby in your arms and are living the sleepless nights and 24/ 7 demand, I think it’s impossible to anticipate just how much your world will be flipped upside down by the arrival of a new person. And equally how your every waking breath, thought and last drop of energy will forever more be directed…

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Honest Parenting | What We’ve Learnt in the First 4 Months

What we learnt in the first three months of parenthood, Bumpkin Betty

Welcome to a new feature on the blog – my Honest Parenting series!

Having had a few months break from regular blogging, I’ve been able to think more about how I want this blog to progress and the topics I want to discuss. I’m really excited to get back on track and have lots of ideas buzzing away for posts I want to share. Although I don’t want the blog to become entirely focused on parenting or motherhood (I’ll still be sharing outfits, recipes and travel adventures with you), Evie is such a huge part of my life now that it…

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Summer Wishlist | My Pick of the Sales

Sumer sales edit, Bumpkin Betty

We really have been basking in the smug glory of a true British summer recently haven’t we? And the non stop sunshine has certainly been lovely, albeit slightly stressful when it comes to keeping a baby cool.

But, seeing as the last time I encountered any real sun was this time last year when I was in maternity clothing, and before that when I was on honeymoon and, well, a whole lot skinnier, I’ve been throwing out that classic ‘I have NOTHING to wear!’ line almost daily. Except in this case, there’s actually a lot of truth to it. When the…

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Baby Jogger Squad

Of all the purchases we made ahead of having Evie, by far the most difficult was choosing which pram/buggy system to go for. Anyone who has been in the position of investing in a pram or stroller (especially for the first time) will testify to the fact that it’s a total minefield out there. There are so many different models and brands to choose from, so many different factors to consider and so many functions available that you’re not entirely certain whether you need.

The problem is that until your little one is actually with you, and you’re using your device…

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White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins

Raspberry and white chocolate muffins, Bumpkin Betty

It has been FAR too long since I indulged my love of baking. It’s true when they say that becoming a parent means a lot of prioritising of tasks, and acceptance that you’ll probably only have time for the most important of them. I guess for the last three months I’ve been prioritising having a shower and brushing my teeth above any sort of recreational activity!

But last week, Evie gave me the (rather unexpected) joy of a three hour daytime nap and I found myself with some time on my hands and an itch to make something delicious. Not knowing quite…

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3 “Practical” Shirts I’m Living In Right Now

Stylish breastfeeding tops, Bumpkin Betty

Those who know me, know I’m no ‘practical’ dresser, and I’d really hate to think that motherhood should change that. I actually really dislike terms like ‘Mum uniform’, ‘Mum dressing’, ‘school run style’ which tend to imply that being a Mum should have a direct effect on the way we dress. As if from the moment we add the title of ‘parent’ to our resume, we are only entitled to reach for the classic dark jeans, mid heel ankle boots and black blazers of this world (if those are the pieces you want to reach for anyway then by all means rock…

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Evie James | A Birth Story

Evie Birth Story, Bumpkin Betty

Photo by Siobhan Calder

One of my good friends recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and upon seeing a photo of her little one, all sleepy and new to the world, bundled up in a hospital blanket, I couldn’t help but be taken back to those emotional first few days after Evie was born – suddenly overwhelmed with the memory of that post birth euphoria, that powerful and undeniable surge of love and that complete disbelief that this tiny perfect human was created by us.

Evie is now 12 weeks old (I…

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A Quick Hello From the Baby Bubble

Bumpkin Betty, top uk lifestyle blog

Well somehow almost 8 weeks has gone by since I last wrote on this space. I think that’s the longest I’ve gone between posts in a good few years. I even blogged during our 4 week honeymoon and I usually always have some scheduled content waiting if I know I’ll be away for a while. But this time felt different, this time I didn’t want to schedule anything or try and juggle, I just wanted to step away. Take a break from blogging, relieve myself of any pressure surrounding my social channels and be honest about it. Enjoy the adventure…

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BRB | Baby Break Commencing

Well the most inevitable yet wonderful event has finally happened. You may have already seen our news on social media but Stu and I are so proud to announce that after 9 months and 5 days of wondering, waiting and worrying, mini is here and our little night time wriggler has come to life as a beautiful baby girl!

Evie James Watt arrived into the world on Monday 27th February at 1.17pm (while storm Ewan raged on outside) weighing a healthy 7lb 15oz. I still can’t get my head around the fact we have managed to create something so perfect…

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A Brunch Date at Cafe Miami, London

Best pancakes in London, Bumpkin Betty

It’s no secret that I love a good brunch. And if I can combine that good brunch with my love of pastel coloured crockery and pretty interiors then I’m a happy gal.

There’s no shortage of brunch joints in London of course, with the Australian craze of heading out for Avo on toast mid morning of a weekend truly being adopted to the British lifestyle. But, more and more I’m finding that rather than the large chains or the cafes at the top of a google search, it’s the little hidden gems popping up around the city that offer the best…

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Post Pregnancy WishList

Adidas pink suede stan smith trainers, Bumpkin Betty

Disconnect Jumper – Wood Wood | Pink Trainers – Adidas Stan Smith

I’ve really been missing creating fashion content on the blog the last little while, and it’s been ages since my last outfit post (equally as long since I put a remotely fashionable outfit on) but at this latter stage in the pregnancy, there really is nothing that looks or feels good and I’ve been resorting to leggings or joggers most days. To keep myself in the fashion game I’m enjoying a little too much virtual browsing, and am constantly daydreaming about all the outfits…

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