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 (didn’t) wear: Birthday rejects
Oct12

What she (didn’t) wear: Birthday rejects

Most of us have them (I don’t, to be honest, but I don’t think I’m a ‘normal’ woman most of the time) and feel a little bit ashamed for having them. I’m talking about unworn clothes here. My daughter currently has two items of clothing in her wardrobe she has never worn and now I doubt she ever will.I know what my daughter likes. She likes pretty dresses and she likes short shorts with funky...

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What they wore: Next slogans
Aug10

What they wore: Next slogans

Regular readers will know I love Next clothes for the kids. They are trendy and practical, they wash well and they look good. At the moment for my kids it’s all about the Next slogans.I spotted the Are you having a giraffe? Tshirt complete with cute giraffe carrying a camera way back when the spring and summer Next Directory came out, but we didn’t get round to buying it. I got it for my daughter in the summer sale and...

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What they wore: Baby cousin’s christening
Jul27

What they wore: Baby cousin’s christening

This week’s what she wore includes a rare guest appearance from my boys.It was my gorgeous baby niece’s christening last week – an occasion which had of course caused my daughter to spend many hours scanning the Next Directory and circling a quite ridiculous number of potential outfits. Not that she’s a spoilt little princess or anything, but I took almost as much pleasure in this task as she did. Knowing the...

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What she wore – Lemon tunic and leggings
Jul13

What she wore – Lemon tunic and leggings

I bought this lemon design Next tunic and leggings set in the summer sales two years ago, for my daughter to wear last year.As is always the way with very pretty, summery outfits, she didn’t get a lot of wear out of it! She looked lovely when she did wear it and really enjoyed wearing it. But most of the time the weather was just too cold for a strapless, backless tunic top.Although she did wear it over a white long-sleeved Next...

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What she wore – Pink tutu
Jul06

What she wore – Pink tutu

My daughter and I were very excited when we were asked if she would like to try something from the selection at Elfin childrenswear They stock a range of designer children’s clothes from birth to 8 – and they are just the sort of clothes my daughter loves! (And I do too.) For a girl of her age, the clothes are a mix of traditional and quirky. There was really nothing she didn’t like! It was a tough choice, but in the...

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