Father’s Day gift ideas…

I have 3 wonderful men in my life I buy for come Father’s Day… My own wonderful Father, my loving and caring Father in Law and of course the incredible man I married and the Father of my children. Each of them different and all 3 are very hard to buy for. I have been having a look around for some ideas and thought you might like some ideas too…

Father's Day gift ideas

1. Sterling silver collar stays | 2. No. 1 Dad card | 3. Shoe shine kit | 4. Hankerchiefs | 5. Classic panama hat | 6. Flash Boy by Michael Lewis | 7. Anchor memory book | 8. Tiffany and Co. T-clip ballpoint pen | 9. Digital meat thermometer | 10. Leather passport cover | 11. Wheelmen by Reed Albergotti & Vanessa O’Connell

Have you got Father’s Day sorted? Care to share?…. I need all the help I can get.


Ballets and Flats… my pick of the Sambag AW14 sale…

One of my favourite shoe brands is Sambag. I wear them a lot and LOVE when they go on sale. I must admit I haven’t shopped a lot in the mid year sales but Sambag have recently marked down their sale items and I can’t resist…

Here is my pick of what’s left in the Ballets and Flats… I only wish all of them were in my size… click here to go to their sale…

Sambag Sale Shoes
Which ones do you like?…

Hints for Mother’s Day…

Mother's Day gift ideas

1. Chunky Knit2. Leather Passport cover from Papier D’Amour3. Sleeveless puffer from Witchery,  
4. GO-TO Lips!5. Tiffany & Co. bracelet6. Laguiole 3-piece cheese set
7. Baby Anything Fine Heart Silver Ring8. Nike Dunk Sky high Black Wedge Trainers
9. Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser & Aesop Rind Concentrate Body Balm
10. Boxy Rib Hem Knit

This is what’s on my wish list this year…

What’s on your wish list?… Jx

Autumn Maternity Style…

Maternity Style

I have been struggling with clothing this pregnancy. My jeans are just not doing it for me this time around. I recently purchased this skirt from Gap and am absolutely loving it. I wish I had bought it sooner. It will work when not pregnant as well so that’s even better!!

I would love to hear any maternity clothing tips you have…
What were your favourite jeans?
Where did you shop?


Chic Maternity Style

Hi All…

Firstly… Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a wonderful festive season and your 2013 is off to a cracking start. It has certainly been a hot start to the year. I hope you’ve all managed to stay cool and out of bushfire danger.

Secondly… my apologies for my absence. I have had to take a break from ALPOTW due to severe morning sickness. We are having another baby in June and for whatever reason I have been horribly sick this time around. I am finally starting to feel my normal self again (as much as you can when you’re pregnant!!!) and was just looking around the web at maternity style. I have found The Hatch Collection (via A Cup Of Jo) and think their clothes look gorgeous. I think I will buy myself a little something as a pick me up. Their pieces work for before, during and after baby which makes it even better.

I have found with this pregnancy a lot of the clothes I had for the first are not quite right as I was working full time so it was a work wardrobe. I don’t want to buy too much or spend too much but still want to look my best if I can. So far I have been able to get by with bigger no maternity dresses and thank goodness for my maternity casual pants as I have been in them since 11 weeks – boy have I popped quickly!!

I love this caftan dress – it’s on sale too – added bonus!!


I love the tank too – cool and casual = easy to wear!

I adore this but know I could never pull it off…

I love this and am definitely getting one for the wardrobe as it will be perfect… I love a good hoodie and this way I still stand a chance of looking chic whilst being really comfy! Don’t you love a good Win-Win?

There are heaps of other great items so head over to their website and check them out. I really love that their pieces work for before, during and after pregnancy. They look chic and easy to wear… perfect for the awkward and sometimes depressing fashion moments pregnancy can present.
Over the next little while I’ll probably be posting more pregnancy related posts like this one and some on getting ready for baby posts… I hope you enjoy them. If you’re pregnant too… Congrats!!

Photography Inspiration – Mario Testino and Kristen Stewart

I am REALLY behind in my reading and over the weekend was catching up on Vanity Fair…the JULY issue!!

Kristen Stewart is on the cover and was photographed by the magnificent Mario Testino. The clothing and Paris locations are so dramatic and emotive and, as always, Mario’s photography is superb. Kristen looks amazing and together they have created stunning images…

All images sourced here and copyright Mario Testino
Do you agree?…
Also, watch this behind the scenes video from the shoot…it’s awesome. I could watch it over and over…

Mummy Uniform with Blue Stripes, Spots and Ikat…

Blue Stripes, Dots and Ikat

Blue Stripes, Dots and Ikat by jessflett featuring marc jacobs

I am a huge fan of white jeans. They’re not always the most practical or the most flattering…but still…I like them. This Spring I would love a new pair of white jeans. My jean of choice would of course be the AG Stilt Cigarette Jean.

I’m partial to a stripe and am very into blue at the moment…so have just purchased this

This spot and stripe scarf from Trenery and these blue ikat ballets from Sambag would be the perfect addition to my Spring wardrobe also…

This is all part of my effort to add colour to my wardrobe for Spring as mentioned here

Do you wear blue? What is your favourite blue item in your wardrobe?

Too many shoes…how do I choose?…

I’ve been having a look around the web checking out the new shoes at some of my favourite sites… Witchery, Country Road, Tony Bianco & Sambag… there are so many others but I had to draw the line somewhere…

There are too many to choose from… Here are some of my favs…


Imogen High Heel

Natalia Strappy High Heel

Gloria Sparkle Sandal

Micha Sandal

Jenna T-Bar Sandal

Victoria Mid Heel

Krystle in Black Suede

Krystle in Green

Kallista in Navy

Ali Navy Matte Snake Skin

Tina Blue Ikat Fabric

Roma Orange Patent Thong

Kate Tan Woven Leather Sandal

Heidi Yellow Snake Skin Sandal

So many shoes…so little money!!
How will I ever decide?!
Which ones (if any) do you like?

Mummy Uniform with a touch of Green for Spring…

Mum Uniform

Mum Uniform by jessflett featuring stainless steel watches

I have always loved my jeans. I used to hangout for the weekend so I could wear my jeans. We didn’t have casual Friday at my old company so the weekend was my only chance.

Now I’m a stay at home Mum I wear jeans and flats ALL THE TIME!! (or my tracky dacks on quiet days at home – classy huh!!). I call it my Mummy Uniform.

My favourite jeans, that work best on my post baby body, are the Adriano Goldshmied Stilt Cigarette jeans. Being a Cigarette pant they are the perfect length for me so they have the added bonus of not needing alterations. You can find his jeans herehere and here.

With the imminent arrival of Spring I am trying to inject a bit of colour into my wardrobe. My latest efforts are the above green scarf and ballet flats from Country Road…you can find them here and here
Is your Mummy uniform jeans and flat? 
Do you hang out for the end of the working week so you can get into your jeans and give you feet a rest from heels?
What are your favourite jeans?
Are you looking forward to wearing lots of colour this Spring?…

Style Inspiration: Blake Lively…

These are some of my favourite outfits Blake Lively has worn on the red carpet. I think she is absolutely gorgeous with a great sense of style…
Click on images for source.
What do you think of her style? 
Do you agree? 
Do you have a favourite?…