It’s not always easy to work out the best style of jeans to suit your shape. Especially if you’ve changed shape or size after having a baby, or maybe you’ve got into a rut with your jeans of choice meanwhile the popular styles have moved on? I’ve been guilty of this on occasion.
It’s always good to try something new, so SimplyBe have put together this handy guide to help spell out the different options in the world of denim.
It may be still Winter, but Spring is around the corner and soon the new SS17 ranges will be in the shops! If you’re looking forward to warmer weather, take a look at what you can expect from Nutmeg over the next season. We had the chance to see a preview of the range a few weeks ago, and they have some lovely clothes for all ages, with plenty of attention to detail.
Nutmeg’s thoughtful details aim to make everyone’s life a bit easier, including non-slip socks, soft, machine-washable fabrics and no itchy labels. They have adjustable waists, as kids come in all shapes and sizes, and big zips which makes it easier for younger kids to manage dressing by themselves. The baby clothes use a comfier jersey denim fabric, which is stretchy and soft to give little ones more flexibility to move comfortably, and other baby clothes are made with side poppers for easy on and off.
The entire Nutmeg range also comes with a 200 day guarantee!
Here are a few of our favourites from the new SS17 range at Nutmeg
I’m always on the look out for good quality, fashionable and smart clothes for my kids. We were sent some samples from the W16 Original Penguin kids and Ben Sherman kids collections to try out with the boys, and I was really happy with both the look and the quality of them. The collections include classic tees, casual shirts and motif jumpers, which work well for casual or smart casual situations
Ben Sherman Kids
R was sent this smart shirt from Ben Sherman Kids, in a checked pattern with red detail on the collar and the Ben Sherman logo tastefully on the front pocket.
The fit of the shirt is great on him, and we paired it with jeans for a smart casual look which works for going to parties, a meal out, or those kind of occasions when you want the kids to look a little smarter than just their typical short sleeved t-shirts. The quality of the material is good, and he felt comfy and happy in it.
Mini Club at Boots has some of the cutest baby clothes I’ve seen around lately. I’ve been having a look at their party clothes, as we have a wedding coming up in the new year and with a Christmas baby on the way I couldn’t resist having a browse through their baby Christmas outfits too.
Mini Club has a great baby clothes selection for age 0-12 months and also does boys and girls kids clothes for ages 9 months to 6 years too.
If you’re looking for party wear for a Christmas day outfit or any special occasions during the festive season then you’re spoilt for choice, and all of the clothes are really reasonably priced too.
I’d had my eye on this jacquard dress for our little one for the wedding which we’re going to, and there’s a good choice of cardigans, tights and shoes to co-ordinate with it so you can get the whole outfit sorted in one place.
Swallows and Amazons is out on Monday on DVD and Blu-Ray. I remember reading this book as a child so I was keen to watch the movie with the kids, and introduce them to the story, and to see how it came across on screen.
The Swallows and Amazons movie is a beautifully made adaption of Arthur Ransome’s book, which tells the tale of the Walker children and their summer holiday in the Lake District where they discover their own island, and all of the adventures that follow as they get into a rivalry with another local group of children called the Amazons.
There’s been a definite chill in the air the past couple of weeks, with some mornings feeling really frosty as we set out on the school run. Luckily the weather doesn’t put the kids off getting outside, but I do like to keep them nice and wrapped up so they don’t feel the cold too much.
JoJo Maman Bebe sent us a couple of bits from their knitted winter accessories range which is perfect for this time of year, to keep little ones warm and looking super cute too!
Our first daughter will be joining our family in the next couple of weeks, so I always enjoy the chance to do a little browsing and have a look at some of the gorgeous girly clothes that could be in our future. Special occasions are the perfect excuse to get everyone dressed up and invest in something a little bit fancier. I’ve been having a look at Palava, who do some really lovely dresses and outfits.
With Christmas party season around the corner, a fun and festive hair style is a great way to make an outfit really stand out. There are so many clever ideas and tutorials out there, so I’ve gathered together a few of my favourites – from the simple to the intricate, and the sophisticated to the silly!
Click on each of the links to get the full instructions, or watch the videos that are included in this post to get your full step by step.
If you’re looking for clothing options that are a bit different, or even want to create your own designs, then you should take a look at Spreadshirt who have a wide range of clothes for adults and kids, and even accessories like phone and tablet cases too.
Back to School time is nearly here again, or if you’re in Scotland then perhaps your kids have gone back already! I’ve been making a start on getting everything ready for my boys new school year. They’ll be going back in September in years 1, 2 and 4 this year! To help us out with our back to school preparations, Tesco sent us some of their F&F school uniform to try out.
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