Showing posts with label kids fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kids fashion. Show all posts

Sunday, 28 January 2018

What the kids Wore // Reima

One thing we learned very early was that the quality of clothing we buy for our ski holidays makes a big difference.  The temperature drop is quite considerable and we are not used to snow at home.  The bigger boys spend multiple hours a day outside whilst we are there and I want to feel confident that they are warm, dry and comfortable for it.  The children don't need a lot of clothes when we are away as they live in their thermals

We were sent a few items from Reima and the quality is outstanding.  Reima is a Finnish band committed to keeping kids active without letting the weather get in the way.  Their products are designed for an active childhood. Both Cora and Dylan had a set of thermals that were designed to keep their body heat in and they both found them comfy and warm.

Reima, active kidswear, kids skiwear

Reima, active kidswear, kids skiwear

  Dylan and Archie already have the fleeces which are the perfect mid layer and they wore them all week.  They are quick drying (they are pretty much dry when they come out the washing machine) and help keep the warmth in without bulking them up.  

Reima, active kidswear, kids skiwear

Archie was also sent a beautiful blue jacket which he wore every day and we both loved.  It was perfect for skiing with a pocket for his lift pass, adjustable cuffs and a detachable hood, but he will be wearing it all winter as it is a warm, well made coat that can accompany him on his everyday adventures. 

Reima, active kidswear, kids skiwear

Reima, active kidswear, kids skiwear


We will definitely continue to shop with Reima for warm winter wear!


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Saturday, 20 January 2018

What Cora Wore // Angels Face

18 months is an exciting age.  Until recently I could still think of Cora as a baby and it was easy.  She is still quite petite, she still looks so peaceful when she sleeps and she isn't much of a talker.  I can't deny her toddler-ness (totally a word) any longer though and this little girl of mine is feisty, opinionated and growing up quickly.  She has learned to say no, to shake her head and assert her opinions.  She is cheeky, she teases and plays and solves problems.  She is following her big brothers around and learning from them and it is exciting watching her personality grow and blossom.

I don't know yet whether she will be a girly girl, I think she is torn between wanting to climb trees and scramble in mud and the love of a pouffy skirt and she is already drawn to a tutu.  We were sent this one from Angel's Face as well as the hat and she had a big smile as soon as I put it on her and she couldn't stop playing with it.


There is something so adorable about a toddler in a tutu and I love the fun, feminine style.  The waistband is soft and stretchy and the hat co-ordinates perfectly.  We teamed it with her grey wool coat and her snow boots to keep her snug and she has two lots of thermals on under her leggings.  I have plans to pair it with a band -shirt and converse as the weather gets warmer and I can't wait!


The tutu is incredibly soft and special and came in a vintage inspired hat box.  I think this might be one of the items I keep for a possible grandchild one day as it is just so beautiful.  I will have to print out some of these photos to keep in the box too.  Cora is wearing age 1-2 here and is a petite 18 month old so if you are torn between sizes I would suggest sizing up. 




Thank you to Angel's Face for sending us these beautiful items!

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Monday, 8 January 2018

What Cora Wore // Kite from Growing Needs

Cora is finally heading into the next size clothing and it has given me a new reason to shop.  I love buying pretty things for her and I have a few brands that I always go back to.  I recently discovered a new one though, thanks to the lovely Rebecca at Growing Needs.  Kite make organic kids clothing for newborns to eleven years old and their designs are fun, comfortable and bright.

From soft knits to the best designed rompers and an amazing rainbow cardigan, their clothes are brilliant for this mini toddler of mine.  

Kite Organic clothing from Growing Needs

I love babies and toddlers in dungarees and the look like the comfiest thing to wear.  The Kite designs are fun and bright and have poppers for easy changing and they are stretchy enough for all her climbing and squatting.  I can't wait to see what designs they have next season as they will be first on my list to check out.

Kite Organic clothing from Growing Needs

I can't resist rainbow clothes and this cardigan is amazing! With rainbow stripes on the front and a rainbow on the back, it goes with so much of Cora's wardrobe and it feels thick and warm.  (she loves to carry apples around the house). 

Kite Organic clothing from Growing Needs

Kite Organic clothing from Growing Needs

 One of my favourite pieces from this collection is their rompers.  I will be honest, I saw them online initially and dismissed them but after holding one in my hands I am sold.  This is thicker than a sleepsuit and perfect for my little girl who feels the cold.  The cuffed legs and arms mean it can be worn even when it is a bit too big and the poppers make changing easy.  The neck is cuffed in the same way as the arms, meaning it slips over their heads easily and can be pulled off downwards if they have an accident.  The whole design is perfect is perfect for busy babies and toddlers and the prints are adorable.

Kite Organic clothing from Growing Needs

Kite Organic clothing from Growing Needs

Kite Organic clothing from Growing Needs

With this windy, wet weather we have spent more time inside than usual and cosy clothes have been a must.  This two part knitted set is so easy to put on and the leggings look warmer than any others she owns.  The leggings are a grey and white stripe and have plenty of growing space on my petite child.

Kite Organic clothing from Growing Needs

Kite is a lovely brand, the colours and styles, the organic cotton and the fun characters and designs.  I have loved trying it out and I know we will be ordering more in the future.  Growing Needs stocks a great selection as well as lots of our other favourite brands like Smafolk and Albababy.  You can see all these items and more on the Growing Needs website
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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

What the Boys Wore // Nununu

Now that Cora is easier to leave, I have started getting more time with just my big two babies.  I know Dylan loves having time just him and I, Archie is very much lost without his brother and if I suggest we do something just us, he asks whether Dylan can come too.  We have been going on a few little adventures and it is so nice not having a pushchair or a toddler to chase after and being able to enjoy their company.  Last weekend we visited a local theme park and the boys wore their new trousers from Nununu.


Archie much prefers leggings when given the choice and I chose these skull print ones for him as I knew he would love them.  They look comfy and they are definitely his new favourites.  The print and style of these is great for slightly older children and I think they look great on him at nearly 5.  Dylan's trousers are more of a harem jogger with slim legs.  They look comfy and stylish and match with so much (including his Nununu top).


Margate is covered in bright graffiti, the perfect place for getting some 'cool' shots if these two didn't decide to poke their tongue out in pretty much every one! I think these clothes really match their personalities well and I love how stylish and fun the Nununu collection is from ninja hoodies (which Archie would LOVE) to statement shapes and classic black, grey and pink shades.  I have found the sizing pretty true and both children are wearing the right size for their age here. 


I am really enjoying these days out with my big boys, doing all the things that they miss out on  normally because of the little ones and exploring new places.  We have more adventures planned in the lead up to Christmas and I am hoping to make it a regular thing having a Mummy day with my big pair.






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Sunday, 24 September 2017

These Two

These two, only 16 months apart, are much like a double act.  Where one goes, the other follows.  I worried about having them so close together as Finn's first year was far from trouble free and at 16 months he was still very much a baby.  Until she arrived he was still cuddled to sleep curled up in my arms, carried around the house as he wasn't yet walking and treated in most ways like a baby.  Cora came along and changed everything, yet he never got jealous.  He loved her from the beginning and as she has become more able and more mobile their relationship has grown and changed.

jojo-maman-bebe, fox-clothing-for-toddlers

They squabble, he pushes her and she bites him, but most of the time, they can be found together.  They sit and play so well, he tries to teach her colours and show her how to do things properly.  They cook meals together at their play kitchen, stack bobbins in their bedroom and take it in turns to push each other round in the Little Tikes car in the garden.  If things go quiet then you can usually find them in the bathroom, Finn squeezing toothpaste everywhere whilst Cora dutifully holds the toothbrush in place.

jojo-maman-bebe, fox-clothing-for-toddlers

jojo-maman-bebe, fox-clothing-for-toddlers

When we go out, just the three of us, Finn wants her to chase him and she does it giggling as she goes.  He tries to hold her hand to help her walk  and most of the time she won't let him but when she does, he is full of smiles.


These two are so much fun to watch and I think those 16 months will only shrink from now on as Cora tries to catch up with her brothers.  

jojo-maman-bebe, fox-clothing-for-toddlers

jojo-maman-bebe, fox-clothing-for-toddlers

These two were sent these gorgeous outfits from JoJo Maman Bebe and I just love the co-ordination.  The dress is made of the softest cord and the trousers look so comfy and are soft and lined.  The stripy tops are going to be Autumn/Winter staples as they go with everything too.  Cora is in 12-18 and Finn is in 2-3 and both have a lot of growing room (but both are quite petite for their ages).

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

What Dylan Wore // Frugi

My biggest boy doesn't feature so often on the blog anymore, partly because he is now at school 5 days a week and partly because he often wants to be bribed to take part in any photos.  I have been wanting to talk about dressing him though, because as he is getting older I am aware that his style needs to grow with him.

Frugi, The Mummy Adventure, Frugi for older boys

Dylan is 6 and he is far from a toddler.  Some of the bright prints that I love for Finn no longer suit him, yet often I find clothes in his size are plain and grown up and don't reflect the colourful boy I know.  It took me 2 days to find a coat for school that I felt fit the middle ground for us.  Frugi is a brand I have bought for the children in their baby and toddler years and then forgotten about, but when they asked us to pick something for Dylan instead of one of the younger children it gave me a chance to really check out their older ranges.

Frugi, The Mummy Adventure, Frugi for older boys

As it turns out, this is where I should have been shopping for him all along! We chose a pair of jeans and a hoody as winter is fast approaching and as with all the Frugi clothing, these are designed in the UK and made of ethically sourced organic fabric.  The jeans have just the right amount of stretch, an adjustable waist and a lightening bolt print on the inside that makes them more than just your average jeans.  We are so impressed with the quality and the fit and I loved the playful touch.  Dylan finds them really comfy and will reach for them over his other jeans.

Frugi, The Mummy Adventure, Frugi for older boys
No amount of bribery could persuade him to wear shoes of course.

I chose the campervan hoody as I thought that the blue and grey colours would go with everything, but the rainbow stripes on the campervan make it stand out and instantly look more colourful.  The hoody looks really comfy and Dylan loves wearing it.  We went for both items in age 6-7 knowing that Frugi come up big an they fit perfectly even on my very tall 6 year old (he is roughly 128cm tall).

Frugi, The Mummy Adventure, Frugi for older boys

Frugi is a brand that we know and love for the little ones but it was great fun discovering their older children's range too.  They sell clothes for children up to 10 years old, you can find it all on the Frugi website
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Sunday, 3 September 2017

What Cora Wore // aden + anais

The beach is our summer happy place.  It is where we go when we don't know what else to do, where we go on playdates with friends, where we walk when we need to get out energy and most importantly where we eat ice cream.  It has felt like we haven't spent as much time there this year with holidays, festivals and moving house changing our usual August plans.  

I am not ready to pack away our beach gear yet and I am hoping we get some September sunshine so that the smaller two and I can enjoy the deserted sands whilst the bigger two are at school.  Cora was sent some goodies from aden+ anais and the swaddle blankets have become a summer staple.

aden+anais swaddles

This one is part of a pack of three and I always have one in my changing bag for impromptu trips out.  We use it as a summer blanket, to sit on and most often as a little towel to cover shoulders and dry sandy toes.  I fold it in half and it wraps perfectly around Cora's shoulders and she prances around happily in it.

aden+anais swaddles

The delicate pinks and white are certainly not what I would have bought before she was born, but we love light colours on the hot days and the little gold details make them look so pretty.

aden+anais swaddle

Cora was sent a little nappy cover too in white and gold with sweet little ruffles on the bum.  I think this would look much better over a disposable nappy as it looks much prettier and is perfect under summer dresses or as beach wear on its own.  It didn't sit quite right over her cloth nappy as it is quite big already.

aden+anais pants, aden and anais clothing

 Our summer days seem to be numbered now and the sunshine is broken up with bouts of rain and colder winds, but we are holding out hope that there are more beach days to come over the next month.

aden+anais swaddle

And despite Cora now being 14 months (how did that happen?) we certainly won't be packing our aden + anais swaddle blankets away yet.

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

What Cora Wore // Kinder Feet

I love the children wearing clothing that nobody else has, and our latest discovery, Kinderfeet is perfect for this.  Evi not only makes all the clothes and shoes herself, but she also uses a local designer for the prints so her clothing is really unique.  The soft organic cotton is all printed in the UK and the playful designs are perfect for little boys and girls.

I chose a daisy and ladybird print for Cora's outfit as I love the blue and these little rompers are just adorable! Perfect for crawling baby, chunky thighs and a great unisex shape.  Cora has a matching sunhat too, although she really wasn't keen on wearing it when I tried to take the photos so I eventually gave up.




Kinderfeet also makes little leather baby shoes and these are Cora's very first pair.  I am absolutely in love with the little strawberries and they are perfect for her cruising around outside as the bottom is soft but protective.  There are so many different designs on the website and Evi takes custom orders too if there is something different you want.  There are lots of co-ordinated clothing and shoes too which look adorable! I was tempted by the daisy shoes but I just can't resist strawberry clothing and the watermelon ones are next on my to-buy list.




Evi says "Kinder Feet started nearly 4 years ago when I finally decided to be brave enough and follow my dreams! I have always been interested in anything crafty and I have always been passionate about eco and organic materials and products.
When I touched the softest and most eco-friendly leather for the very first time, I knew I would never be able to find any better! And I knew this is the leather I want to work with and I knew it will keep those little (and now also big) feet warm and protected, without restricting them. My organic Kinder Feet exclusive fabric was born in 2016 when I got talking to a friend who is an artist. He had this amazing idea to help me design fabric which matches my shoe designs. The design was one element but the hardest part was finding the right place to get organic fabric knitted and printed in the UK, in order to make sure no child labour was involved. It wasn’t an easy journey, but it was also not impossible and I am now working with an amazing mill and printer in the UK. I am very proud to be able to say that there is no child labour involved at any stage in the making of the materials used and the making of my shoes and clothes! You will receive a truly ethical product!"






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Thursday, 22 June 2017

What Cora Wore // Trendy Baby Box

Trendy Baby Box is a subscription service that offers you a complete outfit for your baby, either as a one off, or as an ongoing monthly offer and we were sent a box to try out with Cora.  I love shopping for her, and I feel like I am getting to know her style, but sometimes I am completely surprised when someone else chooses an outfit that I would never dream of buying for her and it looks so much better on.


This is how I felt with the Trendy baby box.  When it first arrived, I admired the pretty black dress, matching bloomers and tiny crocheted shoes, but when I put it on Cora I just loved it.  It really isn't our usual style but I think it looks so pretty on and she seemed really happy in it too.


On the website you fill in your child's details including their clothing size, but you have no input in the clothing that is sent to you.  I found this quite strange as I think people's tastes can vary so much, but it is a great excuse to try something different.  I would love to see a few options, the possibility to specify certain colours you don't like, or particular styles you do so that the box is better tailored to the child.


The box came well presented and the quality of the clothes is great.  I love that this outfit is really unique, you won't find any other babies wearing it and it gets a lot of compliments.  The dress fits Cora well and the little knickers have frills on the back and look adorable under the dress.  Unfortunately the crochet shoes weren't right for us as she just pulled them straight off, but for a younger baby they would look really sweet. This outfit is perfect for parties or special occasions, but it works well for exploring beautiful gardens too.  


We don't find dresses particularly practical at the moment whilst crawling is Cora's main way of getting around, but the matching knickers meant I could tuck the front of the dress in when she was on the move (this is the latest trick I have discovered whilst raising a little girl).


This box would make a lovely gift and is a great way to try out new styles and add something a bit different into your baby's wardrobe.  The Trendy Baby Box costs €42 and contains between 3 and 5 items, always making up a complete outfit.



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