Showing posts with label what the boys wore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label what the boys wore. Show all posts

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

What the Baby Wore // From Babies with Love

As soon as that crisp winter chill disappeared, we have been down at the beach.  Often still wrapped  up in coats and hats or at least keeping warm in multiple layers, we have been making the most of the sunshine and the sand.   Cora is fascinated by the sand, and loves searching out small stones that I have to quickly remove from her before they make it to her mouth.


From Babies with Love is one of our favourite ethical companies who support orphaned and abandoned children through the sale of their clothes.  They sent us this beautiful crab babygrow which of course felt perfect for a spring beach outing.

Their clothing is made from the softest organic cotton  and is so unisex that it makes a wonderful new baby gift.  


On the FBWL website you can see exactly where the money is going through an interactive map. You can see whether your support is giving a child access to an education, keeping children off the street or helping abandoned babies find a home.  All the garments are made in fair trade factories that have banned child labour and every part of the process from cotton to your child is ethical.


From Babies with Love have a great range including clothing, blankets and toys and the characters are sweet and so unisex.  Check out the From Babies With Love website to read more stories and shop the new collection.

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Win // aden + anais

It is just over a week until Mother's Day and aden + anais have offered me a wonderful bundle to give away to a reader.  If you have a little baby then they may struggle to show their appreciation next Sunday so why not treat yourself? I have a set of three muslins and a co-ordinated layette to give away this week and these muslins are perfect for use as a scarf for Mum if you don't want to keep them for baby.


aden + anais, muslin romper

I am a huge fan of aden + anais muslins, they are so soft and wash really well and I had never thought of using one as a scarf before, but I am totally going to be pinching this idea now! Cora has one of their muslin sleepsuits and it looks so comfy and cute - I am a little jealous that I am giving this one away and not keeping it for her!  The layette is available in 0-3, 3-6, 6-9 or 9-12 months.

The swaddle pack retails at £38.95 and the layette is £23



To be in with a chance to win this bundle, then follow the instructions on the rafflecopter below.  I will announce the winner on Mother's Day.


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What the Kids Wore // Tootsa MacGinty

We have a beach just a few minutes walk from our front door and many others really close, but we love to hop on the train sometimes and head to Whitstable as instead of sand they have a pebble beach.  The boys love finding shells, skimming stones and exploring somewhere a bit different, and I love wondering along the sea front past the stalls selling fresh oysters and prawns.

Tootsa MacGinty, one of our favourite ethical brands have just launched their new collection and one of my favourite items was the Peru jumper.  It comes in four different designs that look amazing together and seperately and works perfectly for my four children.  Tootsa create clothes for children and their unisex designs are colourful and fun as well as beautifully made and long lasting.  Everything we have had from them has washed so well and Cora has lots of Tootsa to grow into from her brothers!

Tootsa Macginty, peru rainforest jumper

I took some photos last weekend whilst we were enjoying the early Spring sunshine at the beach.  The children look so perfectly co-ordinated without being matching and the vibrant colours really stand out. The whole range is really imaginative and playful and all the jersey wear is organic cotton.  

whitstable beach, tootsa macginty


sloth jumper, tootsa macginty, unisex kids clothing

toucan jumper, tootsa macginty

tootsa macginty, unisex kids clothing

The boys all love their jumpers and it has opened up lots of conversations about animals and the rainforests too.  These are ideal for layering and will last us through the spring and the British summer too.




sibling style, kids fashion blogger, tootsa macginty


Tootsa macginty, kids fashion blogger, sibling style, peru jumper

The sizing on these is quite true, however if you are trying to decide between two sizes I would definitely recommend sizing up. (Cora (8m) is in 6-12 months, Finn (2) is in 2-3, Archie (4) is wearing 5-6 and Dylan (5.5) is in 6-7).

Thank you to Tootsa for sending us the perfect Spring jumpers!





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Friday, 17 March 2017

10 outfits under £10 // Lidl's Spring Collection

Yesterday Lidl launched their spring babywear collection and there are some beautifully soft basics and cosy cardigans.   With amazing prices, you can put together a whole outfit for under £10!  Cardigans are under £5 and a two pack of long sleeved vest are £3.99.  We were sent some of the new collection for both the little two and I think these are going to be wardrobe staples!

To show off some of our favourite pieces, I have put together 10 outfit ideas, each of them costing less than £10 in total.  Which is your favourite?











The collection is only in store for a limited time so make sure you catch it quick!

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

What the Kids Wore // Geggamoja

Geggamoja is a brand that I hadn't heard of until very recently, but we have been won over by their gorgeous colours, simple styles and comfy pieces.  We were sent a few items from their newest collection and I just love this pink vest on Cora.

I was adamant in pregnancy that I wouldn't be dressing my little girl in pink, but it turns out she looks pretty cute in it, and I love this shade.  The vest is simple but beautifully made, soft and stretchy and a great fit.  It goes so well with so many of her clothes that it is quickly becoming one of her most worn items! 


Many of the pieces in their extensive collection are designed to mix and match, with common colours running through.  This hat mixes the pink with a brighter pink and you can buy matching trousers and tops too, as well as the same design in different colours (perfect for twinning siblings!).  I find the sizing pretty accurate - Cora is wearing age 3-6 months here at 5 months old.

Geggamoja, swedish kids clothing, kids fashion blogger

I was also sent a couple of items for Archie but so far I haven't managed to get any good shots of him - I will update when I do! Geggamoja make clothing for newborns up to age 12 and they also do a collection of home bits and accessories.  I was sent some gorgeous bunting perfect for a nursery, soft muslins and a toy for Cora which she has become quite attached to. The colourful teddy is perfect for a newborn to snuggle up with (and chew).

geggamoja, organic swedish clothing,

Geggamoja is one of the only GOTS (Organic) certified companies in Sweden.  Their clothes are designed to be worn and played hard in and the company are passionate about being sustainable and environmentally conscious.  Every season they bring out new designs and the SS17 is full of neons, pastels, zig zags and classic stripes with some brilliant prints on their hats.

Check out Uni and Jack, the UK stockist or the Geggamoja site for the full collection.


Keep an eye out for more photos soon!



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Thursday, 15 December 2016

No sleep // Baby Boo

These babies of mine really don't like sleep.  I never appreciated how well Dylan slept until I had Archie, and I definitely didn't appreciate that Archie was actually pretty good until Finn arrived.  Sleep is no longer something I take for granted, it is not something I get enough of and it is the subject of many an argument that most new parents can relate to (he definitely gets more sleep than I do).

At the moment, Finn wakes up once a night and Cora wakes up several times.  They are both put to bed at 7pm, but I have usually gone up to feed and settle Cora by 9pm and again before I crawl into bed around midnight.  She then wakes roughly every hour wanting milk and to cuddle up before waking for the day looking significantly fresher than I do.  Finn and Cora wake up smiling and bright eyed, I wake up feeling exhausted and walking in a zombie like manner towards the kettle.  They play with each other happily whilst I drink coffee and hope that my eyes will soon stop stinging.

sleeping bags with arms, babyboo

When I was pregnant with Cora, the bloke and I agreed that when it came to night times, she would be my baby and Finn would be his.  Cora is exclusively breastfed so nobody else can settle her at night and if I am feeding her then I can't get up to sort out Finn.  BabyBoo sent us some sleeping bags for the babies and now I know they won't be waking up because they are cold!  These bags have detachable arms making them even snugglier and they are lovely and padded for this cold weather.  Cora's is a generous 0-6 months and Finn's is a ginormous 18-48 months (I could easily fit Archie in there it really is giant!).  I do think these are better suited to babies Cora's age upwards as the neck opening is quite wide, but both my babies look and feel snug and safe in theirs.  



Cora is sleeping in with me as it is the only place she will settle and she feeds so often.  The sleeping bag is ideal as she can sleep on top of our duvet but still stay snuggly.  Finn is in his own room and has this as his only covers.  I can't say that it has made a huge difference to their sleep, I have a feeling they are just not great sleepers, but I don't have to worry about them getting cold anymore.



BabyBoo also make bibs and Cora has been sent some lovely ones which you will see popping up on social media.  They are great for dribbly tots as they are fleece backed.


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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

What the Kids Wore // Little Green Radicals

I love finding companies that make brilliant and bright unisex clothing and Little Green Radicals capture childhood wonder in a collection that is perfect for little boys and girls.  Their clothes are always full of colour and character but the autumn winter is collection is one of my favourites so far.  The rich shades are playful and the patterns are fun. Cora and Finn were both sent an outfit from this season.

brother and sister, little green radicals LGR aw16, 16 month age gap

Cora's vest is a beautiful shade of purple with detailing on the front that means it works well with trousers or under dungarees.  The dungarees are soft and stretchy and match perfectly with the vest.  The little owls are adorable and the shades are very wintery.


Finn's outfit is colourful and playful and we love the rainbow striped trousers.  Everything is well cut for cloth nappies and washes wonderfully - something I need with a little adventurer like Finn.  When his outfit is outgrown it will definitely be kept for Cora !

LGR, Little green radicals

One thing I really love about the collection is how each print works on different items too.  You can buy dresses to match Finn's top, trousers and tops to match Cora's dungarees and you can co-ordinate siblings perfectly (a guilty pleasure of mine). Check out their stunning snowsuits if you haven't already bought one, they are so snuggly and soft!

Little green radicals, sibling style, 16 month age gap

Thank you to Little Green Radicals for sending us these outfits. 
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Sunday, 11 December 2016

What Cora Wore // Princess and the Frock

It is Christmas party season and there are more reasons to get dressed up than ever.  I was adamant throughout pregnancy that I would not be seduced by tiny dresses, they look impractical and unnecessary.  It turns out that they are both of those things as well as being adorable and irresistible and I love dressing Cora up in a pretty dress.  I like finding ones that are a little different, girly and sweet but not pink or floral and I have found some great online sellers.

This Eden dress is from The Princess and The Frock and I love the colour, the little collar and just how sweet Cora looks in it!  It would be perfect on its own in the summer to show off those chubby baby knees but she has been wearing it with a white vest and tights and a little blue cardigan for the winter. 




The Princess and the Frock have some beautiful festive prints too and I am finding it hard to resist their stunning penguin dress at the moment.  If you have a little lady in your life then go and check them out! 



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Friday, 2 December 2016

What Cora Wore // Iglo and Indi

'Is it much different, having a girl?'  I get asked this all the time and at the moment, it really isn't.  Cora is a baby just as the boys were babies.  She feeds, sleeps, poops and cuddles.  She likes chewing things, standing up with support and then chewing more things - much the same as her brothers did.  Changing her nappy is obviously very different but that is about it . . . well until it comes to dressing her.  I have gone so much more girly than I imagined I would and I am loving being able to explore the other side of the shop.

My lines on what is 'for boys' and 'for girls' is pretty blurry and Finn has plenty of clothes with 'girls' written in the label.  Dresses were a step to far for me though, and whilst Cora is still non-mobile I am enjoying dressing her in them.  I love stretchy, comfy and practical.  Not too many frills or bows, not too much pink but still feminine, still 'girly'. 

iglo&indi, dapperbaby, baby fox clothes, fox dress, tootsa macginty, baby girl, kids fashion blogger, kids fashion

This fox dress from Iglo and Indi at Dapperbaby is just perfect.  The cotton is so so soft, the colour is beautiful (in case you haven't noticed I love all things yellow) and the fox on the front makes it look fun.  This dress is size 6-12 months and Cora is an average sized 5 month old.  I love that she will get so much wear from this as it fits fine now but has plenty of growing space too.  


And because this is currently my favourite thing in her wardrobe and because she was in a super smiley mood when I tried to take a photo, I took a lot of photos . . .

I paired the dress with some socks I picked up somewhere ages ago and I can't quite remember where (I think you can find them on ebay) and her Tootsa MacGinty fox hat  - I love this outfit!  We are popping tights on underneath the socks now that it is getting more chilly.


baby fox socks, baby knee high socks

dapperbaby.co.uk, iglo & indi, fox dress, fox baby clothes

dapperbaby, iglo and indi, baby girl fox, yellow fox dress


I don't think it will be long until dresses become impractical and this little lady of mine wants to start moving, so I am making the most of being able to dress her however I like!

Thank you to the lovely Emma at Dapperbaby for this dress - we love it!
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