I’ve mentioned a few times how I love a wonder around the clothing rails at the larger supermarkets. It’s nothing for me to spend an hour or so going through the women’s section and then the kids area. Morrisons have nailed it for me this year with their gorgeous pieces for the girls this summer.
Lili loves this easy to wear playsuit that’s light, loose and comfortable – which is just what you want from your summer holiday wear. Also, it doesn’t need ironing, which is another bonus for me!
I also love this vintage inspired sun dress for Poppy, who prefers wearing dresses to shorts. This girl definitely knows her own mind and has her own “must be pretty” style. This cute little pink and white dress passes the Poppy test.
Currently in-store are these gorgeous holiday essentials for kids. And of course as well as being well-made and stylish, they’re also amazing value for money. Did you know that Morrisons kids clothes come with a 200 day guarantee, which covers rips, spills and even outgrown pieces? Pretty impressive ha?!
White Hat – from £5
Pink Bikini – from £6
Pretty Kaftan – from £8
Brown Sandals – from £10
Pink Cover-up – from £7
Yellow Swim suit – from £5
Large Pink Hat – from £4
Unfortunately I can’t link any of these items because they’re not available online, so you’ll have to take a trip into your nearest Morrisons store to pick up these little beauties (click here to find your nearest stockist) – but I think it’s well worth the trip. For me the clear stand out items are the fab yellow swimsuit, pink bikini and the pretty embroidered kaftan. We go on holiday next month and I know Lili and Poppy would look amazing in these!
Disclaimer: Morrisons sent us the pictured playsuit and vintage style dress but all copy and opinions are my own and true.
Have you noticed that buying clothes for kids is so much easier than for yourself? Basically everything fits them and looks great! All I need to do is order an item in the right age range and like magic, I know they’ll fit. If only the same could be said for me. However, finding a brand that offers good quality, great design at an affordable price is not always so easy.
Have you tried Vertbaudet?
I’ve been a fan of Vertbaudet clothes for a few years now, they’re a French clothing brand for babies and kids up to the age of 14. I first discovered Vertbaudet online when I was looking for holiday clothes for the girls when Poppy was just a baby. The first thing that struck me about the clothes was the amazing style and quality – apparently every product is tested and approved by experts to ensure each item keeps to the brand promise of ‘exceptional quality’. Their style is fun, colourful and always bang on trend, without looking too grown up or inappropriate.
Many of their items also offer clever little design details and practical solutions to typical (child dressing) issues – such as; clothing that help your little ones dress themselves, 3-in-1 parka coats, reversible dresses and perfect fit trousers (with different hip sizes). Poppy has the tinniest little waist, so perfect fit trousers are great for her, we simply adjust the waist to the smallest level.
If you’re looking for the latest trends in kids fashion and don’t want to spend a fortune then you should definitely take a look at the Vertbaudet website. Here are our top picks from the current collection for girls.
top £9.75 (with 25% off)
dress £15.75 (with 25% off)
white trousers £12
baby dress £9.60 (with 40% off)
baby dress £10.15 (with 30% off)
Disclaimer: Collaborated post.
If you’re anything like me, picking up a few bargain wardrobe essentials while doing the weekly food shop is becoming a bit of a guilty pleasure. What’s not to love? A bonus little treat before hitting the (what feels like endless) food isles. A little, light retail therapy is the sugar that helps the medicine go down… if you know what I mean?
Morrison’s are the latest supermarket chain to add women’s wear to their larger stores. The new collection is currently stocked in 50 stores nationwide and are available in sizes 8 to 22. This isn’t the first time Morrison’s have dipped their toes in the fashion arena – 4 years ago they launched their successful children’s wear collection. The brand called Nutmeg describe their children’s wear range as “affordable but rich with clever design ideas, made with lots of thoughtful details”.
After listening to their customers’ demands, Morrison’s have created a collection with “the same fashionability, quality and attention to detail” as their successful kids collections. Nutmeg say that their designs “are easy to wear and ensure you’re ready for whatever the day may bring”.
Here are a couple of my top picks from the collection….
I was lucky enough to pick an outfit from the new collection. I decided to stick to this very classic, stylish outfit which includes skinny jeans, t-shirt and a beautiful mac.
Do you have ‘holiday clothes’? You know, clothes you’d only dare wear while you’re away, as if you only really have the confidence to wear them when you’re abroad. I definitely have a holiday wardrobe that usually sits in my suitcase from one holiday to the next. However this is not the case for the girls, they wear their summer clothes from May to September regardless of where we are. Maybe I need to take a leaf out of their book and not be so scared to wear my ‘holiday clothes’ here in the UK?
Having said that bikinis and coverups are defiantly always going to be holiday wear! On that note I’d love to take you through the beautiful holiday clothes we got from the Joules Spring/ Summer 2017 collection before jetting off to Dubai last week. I’ve always loved Joules clothes, the quality is brilliant and the designs are classically stylish and easy to wear, which is just what you want for your holiday wear.
I chose two beautiful coverups and a large rope handle beach bag for myself. The coverups are both easy to throw on and literally cover up all your lumps and bumps in the most stylish way. Also the fabric on these two were so beautifully soft and flattering.
Lili and Poppy opted for a couple of dresses, one white and navy stripe and made of the softest jersey and the second was a stunning white cotton dress with a beautiful embroidery.
And I picked out these super cute little outfits for Iris, which I just love!
Here is a video of my opening/ unboxing this Joules order…
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, I’ve really loved putting it together and going through our holiday photos.
Disclaimer: Joules sent us these items for the purpose of this post.
I’m SO ready for winter to be over now, and for spring to shine. I realise we haven’t had a particularly hard winter this year but it really does feel like its been a long one.
If you’re anything like me, this beautiful top will have stopped you in your tracks. As you may already know (if you’re a regular follower) I’m a massive fan of a pretty embroidered/ peasant style top and this one from Zara is my new favourite! I’ve already mentioned it in my Little Loves post for February but now that I’ve got some pictures I thought I’d share them with you. Isn’t it gorgeous? And the best news is that it’s an absolute bargain at only £25.99 from the ZARA spring collection. I actually bought it a few weeks ago (as soon as I saw it) and now I can’t wait for the weather to get warmer so that I can start wearing it.
I’ve also just ordered these two tops from Next. Seriously, can I have too may boho style tops?
Next month we’re off to Dubai for a week of fun in the sun and I can’t wait! The thought of guaranteed sunshine (coming in just a few weeks) is getting me very excited about my summer wardrobe. This time last year I was nine months pregnant, so I really wasn’t thinking about my spring/summer wardrobe, I had other baby related things on my mind. And when summer did come, I was a stone heavier (thanks to baby weight) and didn’t feel comfortable in my own body, so the thought of buying summer dresses or anything remotely revealing made feel awful. However, this year I feel healthier and fitter and ready to get back into my summer dresses and beach cover-ups. Keep you eyes peeled for a holiday fashion haul coming soon!