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.
In case you missed our news, we’re expecting baby #4 this Winter. I really love the snuggly newborn stage, and am so excited to welcome another little one into our family!
One of the most exciting things about preparing for a new baby is getting their little clothes ready for them. I’ve always found Mothercare very reliable with a wide range of good quality baby clothes, when I had my three boys, and have been browsing their shop and site already to see what styles they have in these days.
Mothercare kindly sent me some newborn unisex baby clothes, and I chose clothes from the Baby K and Little Bird ranges (by Myleene Klass and Jools Oliver, respectively)
I’m normally pretty happy with the way my husband dresses, both in casual and more formal situations, but House of Fraser have challenged me to share the way I would dress my other half for the day, so I’m sure I could come up with a few little changes or new ideas for him!
For casual wear, there are lots of really nice t-shirts at House of Fraser. I’m more of a t-shirt than polo shirt person, although my other half does look nice in polo shirts too, but I really like seeing him in a good quality casual t-shirt, and sometimes a long sleeved t-shirt too.
I browsed the House of Fraser website and picked out a few choices for him:
Tiger Prints is a new online shop with a wide range of designs in t-shirts, baby clothes and more. It was set up by a fellow blogger, Mary who blogs over at weheartvintage.co so I was really interested to check it out and support this new venture.
The boys were sent a t-shirt each, and they have been wearing them a lot! They really like the stylish and fun designs, and the t-shirts are very comfy for them to wear too.
FG4 is the latest fashion brand from George Davies, the founder of Next, George at Asda, and Per Una at Marks and Spencers. FG4 has some lovely and stylish clothes, and I had no trouble finding plenty of great options for my boys.
My kids are really into costumes and dress up clothes at the moment. We have an ever growing collection of fancy dress outfits but one item that we were recently sent really stands out from the crowd.
TellTails is a company that specialises in making costume tails, for both adults and children. We were sent a kids dinosaur tale (shinosaur) and it is awesome! My boys love wearing this to play pretend, and it would be a great addition to a Halloween costume too.
Have your little Explorers been running around in their costumes since Oct 1? If it is like my house, they haven’t worn anything else! It is fun to see their creativity come to life. Sometimes, however, it is hard to keep up with all their creativity and endless costume changes!
I love this week’s Little Passports blog Post, Easy 4-step Halloween Craft. It is an easy Halloween craft sure to delight your darlings in disguise!
Brandy of Gluesticks Blog shows how she made this pencil erased stamped pumpkin t shirt for her kids. You could adapt this idea for all kinds of occasions and seasons too. Doesn’t it look great?!
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