Dungaree lovin’

I really love a pair of mini dungarees. 

Dungarees are my all time favourite go-to outfit for little boys. But I also like them on girls. They’re super practical and stylish and I think it’s a look that older girls can totally pull off too. I know many of you struggle with clothes for your girls from age 9 yrs +.. They’re not teenagers but they’re not little kids anymore. Dungarees might just be the perfect solution.

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April showers

Dressing for a rainy day..

I know we all go on about it, but we really do suffer the most unpredictable weather in this blumin’ country. Particularly at this time of year, it’s pretty impossible to know how to dress from one day to the next. It can be gloriously sunny and from nowhere you’ll be stranded in the mother of all hail storms. You’re left in your soggy ballet pumps, wondering whether your kids are going to get pneumonia while drying off. It really is crazy.

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The perfect (steal of a) summer dress

Now, I know you’re probably looking out of the window thinking, “is she mad? A summer dress?!” But trust me. Summer will be here before you know it.

Suddenly your kids’ winter wardrobes will be redundant and you’ll have weeks of uniform-less summer holidays ahead of you.  You will excitedly rush out to buy them some lovely summery things. Except there won’t be any left.. You may be lucky enough to spot the fab romper you’ve been looking at for months, but it’ll be in the wrong colour and/ or size. So i’m telling you, buy now or regret later. You really will! Continue reading

How to let them win the (fashion) battles but not the war

I’ve been asked a few times to write about how I get my kids to wear what I want them to. The truth is I don’t. 

I suppose I can’t blame my girls for having such strong opinions on what they  wear. I was and still am exactly the same. They both have a very clear idea of their own style and it makes them really happy to express themselves in that way. So I let them have a (little) bit of freedom and I have to compromise. I don’t think we do too badly. I have to use different tactics for each daughter, hope you find them helpful..    Continue reading

BOY OH BOY

 How I dress my toddler boy 

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised when I entered the realm of baby boys’ clothes when Rupert was born. I think boys can be a lot more casual than girls without looking scruffy. Plus you can have a bit more fun with motifs and things (never with colours. I avoid orange and green at all costs.)

Rupert’s daily uniform is a loose, collarless shirt or henley long sleeve tee with comfortable harem joggers or soft cords. He doesn’t have any jeans and I don’t see the need for them. Especially while he’s crawling and climbing so much. Continue reading

HIP MINI BARGAIN ALERT: NECK & NECK 

 I really am giving you all of my best kept secrets now.

I adore Neck & Neck. It’s totally classic and lovely quality. It’s also a bit too pricey..unless you buy in the sale. And it’s an amazzzzing sale.

I often  do a huge haul during the sale when I’m in Spain and size up and buy for the following year. Hattie has the most gorgeous array of knitwear waiting for winter 2016!

Anyway, the prices are slashed to half price so things are going fast! I’ve saved you the trawling and chosen my favourite pieces. Go go go!!! (And thank me later)

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  1. Purple skinny trousers £15
  2. Floral shirt £17
  3. Cream blouse £17
  4. Beige cardigan £17
  5. Blue Wrap around cardigan £20
  6. Navy coat £27
  7. Chocolate brown velvet ballerinas £19

 Stock up on ribbed socks and tights too as they’re also reduced. Or I buy them from hereContinue reading