What I’m wearing to BritMums Live #Zalando

desigual skirt - ZalandoOnly 3 more sleeps to go and I’ll be enjoying the 2013 BritMums Live and I cannot wait for it all to start. With Kirsty Allsop kicking off the conference and Katie Piper adding a very emotional touch with her speech – Things get better  – I have a feeling we’re going to be bombarded with emotions this weekend.

I’m monitoring Room 1, the main room (hear the pride in my voice?) and there are some brilliant sessions in there including Storytelling, How to take video on your smartphone and Working with charities close to your heart that will give me invaluable insight to how I want Mari’s World to progress over the next year.

Of course I shall be on the BritMums stand during breaks looking to meet as many bloggers as possible and tell them all about BritMums and how they can use the popular platform for their benefit.

This means I need to look the part, but what does one wear?

It’s pointless me wearing breakneck heels, tight skirts and power sholder pads as that is so not me and would be very uncomfortable so when Zalando kindly offered me £100 to spend on their site, well, I spent an entire evening browsing before making my mind up!

desigual zalando detail

I knew I wanted to wear a dress or a skirt and I wanted it to be noticeable not wishy washy, something to reflect my personality and Zalando is full of ideas and all sorts of brands and prices. To prove my point I bought my favourite skirt from Desigual discounted by £15 and the red jacket for only £12! I chose a jersey dress that hangs loosely allowing me to feel comfortable at all times and cool made by Anna Fields, who is knew to me but she has some gorgeous pieces for very good prices.

anna field zalando

Another brand I discovered on the fab fashion site was Pier One, I almost chose one of their dresses but in the end went for some classic black ballerinas that will cover all items in my wardrobe. I did go slightly over budget, in all I spent about £115 but I got four fabulous pieces that I shall enjoy all summer and come winter, I’ll be back looking for jackets and the children’s wear

Anne fields zalando

Take a look for yourself at Zalando and allow about 3 days for delivery


  1. Kelly Innes
    June 19, 2013 / 7:18 AM

    Oh wow! Gorgeous!!

    • Mari
      June 19, 2013 / 8:32 AM

      Merci, I must admit to being in love with the red skirt <3

  2. 3yearsandhome
    June 19, 2013 / 7:20 AM

    I love both of your choices, particularly the skirt. Might have to pop to Desigual in Zurich to see if they have it. Would be wonderful for summer. Have fun at the weekend.

    • Mari
      June 19, 2013 / 8:33 AM

      It’s also super comfy too so fits a treat. Definitely get it if you see it, if not try Zalando!

  3. June 19, 2013 / 7:29 AM

    Gorgeous! Love the colours of the skirt and the dress looks super comfy and suits you really well. Great choices. I have been thinking about what to wear but stupidly hadn’t factored in that there are 2 days and 2 outfits needed! Better get my skates on… I will be seeking you out! x

    • Mari
      June 19, 2013 / 8:34 AM

      Cannot wait to meet you Xandi, two days are the perfect excuse to blow the budget right? ;)

  4. June 19, 2013 / 7:59 AM

    loving them Mari! i love the patterns! i have never heard of them but will pop over and have a look :-) Cant wait to meet you Friday x

    • Mari
      June 19, 2013 / 8:34 AM

      Really looking forward to meeting you too, please make sure you come and find me xx

  5. jenny Paulin
    June 19, 2013 / 8:03 AM

    ooooh i like it very miuch Mari you look lovely. x

    • Mari
      June 19, 2013 / 8:35 AM

      Thank you Jenny, I’m getting quite excited today :)

  6. June 19, 2013 / 9:39 AM

    Great outfits Mari! I totally adore that skirt! Gorgeous x

    • Mari
      June 19, 2013 / 8:51 PM

      That’s my Friday suit. If you win the Lifestyle BiB I’ll be collecting your prize in that :) Peacock skirt! :D

  7. AnnieMammasaurus
    June 19, 2013 / 2:07 PM

    Ooo I love them – they both suit you perfectly Mari – can’t wait to see you – this weekend is going to be epic x

    • Mari
      June 19, 2013 / 8:52 PM

      Massively epic, it’s going to be epicly epic. Really looking forward to seeing you too xx

  8. Ang_ThisisLife
    June 19, 2013 / 5:56 PM

    Great outfits! Especially love your red outfit, loving that skirt! See you this weekend!!

    • Mari
      June 19, 2013 / 8:52 PM

      Can’t wait Ang, Red will be my Friday suit so I stick out and people can find me :) Bring on the party!

  9. June 19, 2013 / 8:45 PM

    Great outfits – now have you decided on which one you will wear for which day?

    • Mari
      June 19, 2013 / 8:53 PM

      Peasy – RED is Friday so everyone knows who I am Blue for Saturday when I may want to be a little quieter depending of I have an epic Friday night or not ;)

  10. mummysgotstyle
    June 23, 2013 / 7:54 PM

    Lovely prints, you looked fab in them!

    • Mari
      June 24, 2013 / 6:03 PM

      Bless you for saying so xxx

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