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Johnnie-B-Teen-Boden-Mara-dress-Geo-hearts-on-@stylebyjj-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell My daughter J and I spent a fun Sunday morning out in Shoreditch, taking photos of her new Boden dresses from the Johnnie B range for teens.

I have always loved Boden clothes and both my children grew up wearing Mini Boden, so we were thrilled to do this joint post on our favourite brand.

The dresses and shoes that Jojo wore were selected by herself.

Here, she is wearing the Mara dress with Geo hearts.

Jojo-@stylewithjj-in-Boden-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I asked Jojo why she chose this dress and here’s her answer:

” I have always adored my Mini Boden dresses and this dress has the elements I love about Mini Boden, with its bright colours and strong prints. However, it also makes the right transition for me into my teens. It’s just perfect for parties and I’m loving its prom feel. I can’t wait to wear it when I go off to Asia this Summer. Perfect for those poolside evening parties. To complete the look, I would wear rounded sunglasses. I have the perfect pair of shades from the Mini Boden range which I have kept all these year.”

Mara-dress-Johnnie-B-Boden-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Like Jojo, I absolutely adore this bold heart shaped print. Beautiful when contrasted against this minty wall.

Shoreditch-photoshoot-Boden-dress-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell The bright pink straps and belt provide the cutest accent colour against the print of the dress.

Little-Moose-unicorn-necklace-and-dress-Johnnie-B-Boden-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell This is how Jojo has chosen to accessorise her Boden Mara dress.

Unicorn, it seems, is very on trend this season. A bit like the Pineapple trend of last Summer.

This necklace is from Little Moose and the bright pink tail and mane of the unicorn so perfectly compliments the straps of the dress.

Johnnie-B-sandals-Riviera-suede-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Yes, we will be off to Asia this Summer, so pretty footwear is a must for pedicured toes.

Jojo picked these suede leather sandals. Love how the straps cross over at the ankles. Because it is so minimalistic in its look, that bright pop of blue looks great with bold prints and can be paired easily with pastel tones, such as the candy pink of her nails.

Johnnie-B-Greta-dress-on-Jojo-@stylewithjj-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Here, Jojo has selected the Greta dress with a Dusty Lilac coastline print. Again, I asked her why she picked this.

Here’s her answer: ‘”This dress takes me back to when I was 7 years old, I love how it gives me that nostalgic feel of previous Summers spent overseas and also in Cornwall by the seaside. The thin material of the dress makes me feel light on my toes and I just love the pretty frills at the neckline.”

Johnnie-B-Summer-dress-modelled-by-Jojo-for-Boden-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Such a sweet dress with the perfect mix of lights and brights.

Fox-pendant-by-Little-Moose-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell This Hazel cardigan in orange is just the perfect colour against the aqua and pink tones of the dress.

Jojo has picked this cute acrylic fox necklace from Little Moose which matches with her cardigan.

Boden-dress-and-ring-by-Little-Moose-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell And why not throw in a chunky triangle ring in sunshine yellow too.

Jojo-@stylewithjj-modelling-Boden-on-Little-Big-Bell Jojo and I hope you have enjoyed this joint mother – daughter post. Again, I’m proud to say that Little Bell is back blogging with Big Bell.

Wishing you a lovely week. I will be back hopefully this weekend with a new post. I might be challenging myself with styling in neutrals. Invariably, colour will creep in, but let’s see how I do. So do keep an eye out for the new post. Till then, have a good day!

( All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bel. The dresses were gifted from Boden.)

Mum-print-from-Jealous-gallery-and-print-studio-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell Today is Mother’s day in London. I had the most amazing surprise gift from my children this morning.

It was the ‘Mum’ print above that they bought from Jealous gallery and print studio.

It fits in perfectly with the colours of my workspace and so in line with my aesthetic. It makes me happy that I will be seeing this every time I sit at my desk.

As it is mother’s day today, I would like to introduce two very special guests.

First up is Jojo, my 14 year old daughter, who will be blogging with me today and possible monthly.

What makes me delighted about this, is that when I first set up Little Big Bell, the intention was to blog with my daughter. Her Chinese middle name means Little Bell, hence the name Little Big Bell. Me being Big Bell.

My second special guest is the talented artist Kristina Hultkrantz of Emma Kisstina, who has illustrated the contents of both Jojo and my handbag. She is one amazing lady and you will see what I mean soon. You can read all about her here.

A-doctor's-bag-Little-Big-Bell I recently purchased a bright pink Kate Spade Hayden, so when Kristina approached me to draw my handbag, I was most excited.

What do I carry in my bag? The stethoscope is unsurprising, since I am a full time doctor. However, I do tend to leave it at work most of the time.

Kate-Spade-Hayden-bag-1-Little-Big-Bell Here’s what I carry when I go to blogging events.

Missing, is my DSLR camera, which I was using. What’s wonderful is that the Hayden bag is big enough to accommodate it.

Bando-in-my-bag-Little-Big-Bell I am always in a rush, so early morning coffee on the go is essential. My coffee cup is from Bando.

I now carry a pink pen for a reason. I’m not sure why, but as doctors working within the Accident and Emergency department, the most commonly lost item is one’s pen. Perhaps it’s because all our pens look the same and so may be picked up by mistake.

So far, the pink pen has lasted a month and is still going strong.

What's-in-my-bag-Little-Big-Bell A portable mobile charger is essential for any blogger and I’m loving my pink and gold one.

I don’t wear my Pop and Fizz shoes at work, but I always keep a comfortable pair of flats I change into after work, as I do a lot of walking rather than driving.

Little-Big-Bell's-bag Here’s everything in my bag. Chanel lipsticks are my favourite and I was lucky to sample the new collections this season before they hit the market.

I’m also adoring my Bobbi Brown Pot rouge which can be used for both lips and cheeks.

Now, to reveal Kristina’s beautiful drawing of my bag and its contents.

Little-Big-Bell's-blogger-handbag-drawn-by Kristina-Hultkrantz How amazing is this? It only took her I believe, a day and a half to draw. I am so in love with it and can’t wait to receive my personalised print.

Kristina is able to do custom drawings of your bags and contents too. Here is the link to her Etsy shop.

Instagram-@stylewithjj-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell Now, to introduce my sweet teen, J. I took this photo of her when we attended the London Fashion weekend catwalk shows. J will be co-blogging here about teen fashion and lifestyle.

Toni-and-Guy-braids-on-@stylewithjj-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell Here’s her hair braided by the talented stylists at Toni and Guy during London Fashion week.

Anyway, without further ado, I hand the keyboard over to Jojo now to tell us about her handbag and its contents.

Teen-blogger's-bag-style-with-jj-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell-blog Thanks for the introduction! Hi, this is J.

My pink Eau de Parfum bag is from Next. I think pastels are very much in fashion this season. As well as being useful, it is a super stylish accessory!

My Ted Baker purse again follows the pastel trend. The rose gold clasps on the purse are a favourite! Shimmer and shine was a predicted trend at the London fashion weekend catwalks, I saw a lot of Rose Gold.

My eos lip balm above is a no brainer to keep in my bag! It is one of my favourites for  fresh minty lips.

Next-Eau-de-parfum-handbag-and-Bando-Little-Big-Bell I always keep some kind of perfume in my bag and the Harajuki perfume is super cute with a sweet summer scent.  The girl’s pastel pink hair is also so cool!

Style-with-jj-handbag-print-by-Kristina-Hultkrantz-on-Little-Big-Bell It’s now back to Geraldine! Thank you Jojo for your short and sweet little post.

Here is the beautiful drawing that Kristina has done on my daughter’s bag and its contents. I was so excited when she sent me the two finished drawings. It is always such a pleasure to discover and promote amazing talents. Thank you so much Kristina.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the post today. Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

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