childrenswear, fashion, Kids Fashion, Kids Style, Motherhood, Parenting

Conscious children’s clothes at a click

HM Conscious Knitted Bloomers

H&M have been leading the High Street in the right direction when it comes to sustainable style for a while.

Fast, fun fashion & throwaway ‘bargains’ are an easy shopping habit to form particularly when shopping for our kids. It’s also an easy habit to break. Yes, children can/do grow like weeds & inevitably their garments double up as splashbacks for all manner of stains, but a bit of clever consumption can go a long way & still be kind on your purse.

You don’t have to look further than the High Street to find truly lovely piecesĀ that are going to be worn repeatedly then passed on to siblings & friends, re-sold, donated or recycled*.

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Flowers of Liberty First Birthday Party

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Liberty Print Cake Topper / Rainbow Cake / Vintage ‘Elysian’ Liberty Print fabric as tablecloth / DIY Floral ‘P’ Monogram made with The Trove Cambridge at #CamMama

Kids’ Parties. Love them or loathe them, if you have children you’re going to be attending them &/or hosting a lot of them for many years to come. Personally, I’m in love with the idea of & ideas for them – oh, so many themes! – even if the reality turns into a swarm of sugar-fuelled chaos.

When it came to celebrating Poppy’s First Birthday I was determined to host a get together. She’d had a rocky timeĀ throughout that year with her health & her condition so we wanted to gather all our friends & family together to mark the occasion in style. I’ll admit it was completely self-indulgent; no baby actually remembers the event itself, do they? YetĀ she’ll always be able to look back on the photographs & keepsakes from her very first party. Continue reading

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Classic Style Toddler Shoes

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The wizard of Oz-borne: Dorothy ruby red patent cross bar shoes & gingham blouse

So, I’ve been on a mission recently to seek out stylish & timeless toddlers’ shoes at economicalĀ prices & it’s been no simple task. If you favour more of a classic or vintage aesthetic, chances are you’ve faced the same conundrum. A quick pollĀ amongst friends & something I posted onĀ InstagramĀ fuelled the conversation further; it seems I’m very much not alone in my search.

Well, I’ve now found two ranges on the High Street that you might not have heard of & forĀ no more than Ā£26 per pair!

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Suck it & see

In association withĀ My Little Piccoloscreen-shot-2016-10-28-at-13-26-40

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Feeding isn’t always fun & games but it can be (Hungry Hippos)

Feeding. Food. I’ve always been a ‘Foodie’ (I loathe that term but you know what I’m talking about, right?) I’ve always had a big appetite & relished in the simple joys of eating. My favourite thing to do is dine out. I had what was often referred to as ‘hollow legs’ growing up; to the envy & shock of family, friends & strangers with my Bruce Bogtrotter-worthy consumption yet blessed with a skinny frame thanks to a freakish metabolism. Feel free to hate me right now but rest assured that I lost this power some time ago & now how have to apply a lot moreĀ discipline when it comes to what I put into my Cake Hole. Becoming a Mother made me completely re-evaluate the importance of nourishment. Continue reading

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Ware it’s at

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Culotte Jumpsuit (Warehouse) Milner Crossbody BagĀ (Sophie Hulme) Shoes (Kurt Geiger)

You’ve probably walked past it in recent years but trust me, Warehouse is worth more than a passing look. It’ll make you stare. It may possibly make you loseĀ your underwear in surprise. Continue reading

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I am #CamMama

 

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Seek out your Sisterhood, it just might be in your ‘hood (Image via Milkyway)

Reading the SeptemberĀ issue of SmallishĀ – if you don’t read it , please give it a try – one particular feature really a struck a chord with me ‘Baby, I’m bored’Ā (p.35-39) by Emma HowarthĀ highlighting the Mum group revolution that’s gaining momentum aka ‘Mum-entumĀ©’?; I’m proud to say that this is something that I am a (small) part of, as a bonafide member of Cambridgeshire’s own #CamMama Collective.

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Smallish, September 2016

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Born To Be Wild

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We’re ready for the party in Wild & Gorgeous style (Bloch Baby shoes)

Today sees the official launch of Wild & Gorgeous. Formerly Ilovegorgeous , a brand synonymous with whimsical yet mischievous clothing for girls, with the most enchanting occasion wear going. Well this time round the boys are invited to the party.Ā  Continue reading

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