What she wore: Short dungarees
May23

What she wore: Short dungarees

After much deliberation, my daughter finally chose herself a summer outfit (well, she chose two, but one had to go back because it didn’t suit her!). She went for these short dungarees from M&S, which come as part of a set with the white Tshirt. My daughter loves shorts and she loves clothes that are comfortable and casual so she can move about in them. Dancing, running and cartwheels are essential at all times. M&S...

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What she wore: Floral jeans
Apr18

What she wore: Floral jeans

I haven’t written about my daughter’s style for a long time. That’s because she spends her weekdays in dance kit and school uniform and her weekends in layers of warm clothes, worn to keep her warm while watching her brothers’ sport rather than to look good. But spring is here and she’s finally started wearing different clothes! My daughter hasn’t worn jeans since she was about 5. She’s never...

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The rabbit dress
Mar18

The rabbit dress

I love buying birthday presents for my kids. I enjoy it so much more than Christmas, because I only have one child to focus on and can really try to make it special. But we have a budget to stick to. The budget hasn’t really shifted in all the years we’ve had the kids. The only thing we’re allowed to break the budget with is a bike. And if we buy a present that hits the budget e.g. a Kindle, that’s all the...

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What she wore: Christmas jumper
Dec13

What she wore: Christmas jumper

‘Can I have a Christmas jumper?’ Woah! Hang on a minute there! Don’t you know we don’t have Christmas jumpers in our house?! This is what I thought, but I didn’t say it out loud. I had a word with myself and thought, well why not? Just because they seem a bit silly and naff and a waste of money and you can’t wear them in October or February (or July!) and they didn’t have them in ‘my...

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What she wore: Next bird dress
Nov22

What she wore: Next bird dress

I fell in love with this purple dress from Next with its delicate bird print right at the start of autumn. There was a pair of trousers in the same print too (although dark grey rather than purple). I should have snapped them both up as soon as I saw them, because the trousers sold out. I managed to get the dress for my daughter though. It’s an everyday dress. I like her to have a couple of dresses she can wear at weekends with...

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What she wore: The new boots
Nov15

What she wore: The new boots

My daughter has had brogue type shoes for the last couple of winters, and wanted to get another pair this year. But it seemed like there weren’t any available this year, apart from plain black ones for school. So she decided to go for some boots. I didn’t want to spend a fortune on calf-length boots. Call me stingy, but I just don’t see the point in spending £60 or more on a pair of boots for a child that will only...

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