Styling out the school run

At the beginning of the year i had a coffee with Jess who runs @socialmamahertford, her mission is to run alternatives to baby groups. Something for mums to go to on their own and something to help you find your pre baby self again. I love this idea as  its so easy to loose your identity and become mum of x when the new baby days wear off.  We talked about fashion and how i have always wanted to take Rock Up Frock Up into a panel discussion. We know its needed as the Stylist slots at our pop up shop get booked up fast, Jess was up for the challenge and a night booked in.

So with the amazing Allie from @thestyleallie , Lucy from @bornatdawn and Alison from @gingerlileboutique  i shall be leading a panel discussion on how to dress post baby, how to reclaim your fashion mojo and maybe find a style which is yours.

@thestyleallie will be telling us how to shop vintage and let us into her secrets on how to make a successful charity shop haul. New outfit for less than a tenner? yes please! Allie has over 2K followers on Instagram and a successful career as a personal stylist. Allie also works part time in her local charity shop, so she is the person we need to show us how to make a success of the charity shop shop!

Lucy @bornatdawn will be on hand to show and tell us how to build a capsule wardrobe. What basics do we really need to tie an outfit together, what should we be spending our money on to get something which lasts and works a treat for the school run to work to a night out. Lucy runs a successful on online fashion site with an emphasis on simple styles and easy to wear brands, this lady has some tricks up her sleeve to help you shop smarter.

Allison @Gingerlileboutique is onhand to give us some confidence to shop in a small boutique. How do we know where to start, whats the expectation to buy if your the only one in the shop? How to find the brands you like and not be fazed by a ‘trendy’ boutique as you drag your pram and unwashed hand in. Alison will tell us as a store owner how to face our boutique fears. Whilst also showing us what trends to look for this Spring. Alison has been in fashion for over 15 years this is her second boutique in Hertford (a break to have some children) now she is firmly back in the game with some great options for us Hertford ladies.

Finally we will have a few rails of clothes ahead of the next @rockupfrockup pop up for sale and each of the panel will also have a rail for you to have a browse on the night. With a drink before and the chance to ask questions, shop and mingle this is one socialmama event you wont want to miss out.

Tickets available though the @socialmamahertford Instagram page and also a link over on the events page.

Hope to see you all there March 15th Hertford House Hotel.