Weekend Baby Style #2

Another weekend of outfits to show you as we link up with the Weekend Baby Style!

Comfy but casual outfit for Saturday and a planned outfit for tomorrow. I put together Sunday’s outfit the other day and absolutely loved it so now its out the wash it can be worn again tomorrow!

SATURDAY:

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Floral Peter Pan Collar Shirt- Jojo Maman Bebe

Brown Rabbit Jumper: H&M

Cream Needle Cords- Zara

Pink Bow- The Bow Boutique 

 

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I really like this outfit. The cord trousers are great as they have an adjustable waist and I absolutely adore anything with a little collar. I love paring her jumpers with a cute collar. Amelia does not stand still for photos anymore! I love how the bow looks in her hair and think it matches the outfit perfectly.

SUNDAY:

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Denim Pinafore: H&M

Blue Jumper: Little Bird (Mothercare)

Rainbow Tights: Slugs & Snails

Red Bow: The Bow Boutique

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As I mentioned this was an outfit Amelia wore the other day but I am desperate to get back on her so she will be wearing this for Sunday. I love the bright jumper I think the colour really suits her and paired with the Slugs & Snails tights that we actually got about a year ago I think its the perfect look. A denim pinafore is a such a staple item in Amelia’s wardrobe too as it can be thrown on with anything.

Hope you like Amelia’s weekend style!

Thanks for reading!xxx

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Weekend Baby Style #1

We had a mixed weekend but both had one snotty and full of cold little girl. She wouldn’t stand still for photos but here is what Amelia has worn this weekend. Two very different outfits but I love them both!

SATURDAY:

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Raspberry Cord Skirt: Jojo Maman Bebe

Basic White Top: Tesco

Green Striped Fair-isle Cardigan: Jojo Maman Bebe

Floral Tights: Jojo Maman Bebe

Green Bow Clip: The Bow Boutique

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As you can see from the bottom picture and Amelia’s red nose she has had such a bad cold bless her. Saturday we went to see some family friends for a birthday party, I didn’t get a full shot of her so used one (top photo) from the other day. I love this outfit and each item could easily go with other bits and bobs and make new outfits. The skirt, cardigan and the tshirt were all January sale items! I got a set of floral clips from The Bow Boutique the green one matches perfectly and finishes the outfit off nicely.

SUNDAY:

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Skinny Denim Wash Jeans: River Island Mini

CUTE Tee: Zara

Red Knitted Cardigan: Mothercare

Gruffalo Socks: Sainsburys

Glitter Gold Bow: The Bow Boutique

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This is one of my favourite outfits Amelia has. I love her in these skinny jeans they were such a good purchase! They are a really good fit and the quality has been amazing and only £10. I love Amelia in red and this cardigan is nice and thick perfect for this chilly weather. When I first bought this outfit I said that slogan tee’s weren’t really something I was into but I think this one is an exception. It really is so ‘CUTE’! Love how the glittery gold bow looks with this outfit but unfortunately it didn’t last much longer in Amelia’s hair. I think this outfit makes her look really grown up and is perfect for a Sunday round the house.

Both outfits will be worn with either Wellies or her Clarks shoes.

Thanks for reading!xxx

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Christmas Stocking Ideas…

Its another Christmas themed post I’m afraid! I have been much more organised with Christmas shopping this year and this has actually worked out really well. Most of Amelia’s presents this year have been bought when there were sales on or with discount codes etc which means I’ve spent less…well not entirely it means I’ve bought more. I think its fair to say I have gone maybe not overboard but I’ve definitely bought enough presents for Amelia this year. But her birthday is a long way off so she needs enough bits and pieces to keep her going. I’m finished with Amelia’s Christmas sack/stocking so I thought I would share with you what I have got and it can hopefully give you some ideas if you are stuck or after some inspiration.

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What I really like this year is that the presents can be separated into groups of things; bath stuff, educational toys, books and arty/messy play supplies. I can’t remember the price of each item but I will include where I bought them; some bits were from actual shops and some online.

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Arty Supplies:

  • Giant colouring book – ASDA
  • Painting Tub- ASDA
  • Play Doh – Lidl
  • Paint brushes- Net price direct
  • Water colour paints- Net price direct
  • Chunky crayons- Net price direct
  • Washable Markers- Net price direct
  • Chunky pencils- Net price diret

I’m so excited for these bits to be opened and used. If you frequently read my blog/follow us on twitter you will know that I love doing crafts and messy play activities with Amelia and all of these bits will come in handy for that. This is Amelia’s first colouring book and something like crayons and pencils make for excellent stocking fillers. I found this site Net Price Direct and have actually bought a few bits off here. The prices are quite a discount for what you might spend in shops and they have some really fun bits (especially the wooden toys!)

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Bathtime/bedtime bits:

  • Alphabet foam bath letters – Sainsburys
  • Bath Crayons- Sainsburys
  • Gruffalo socks- Sainsburys
  • Peppa Pig slippers- Next
  • Minnie Mouse Cuddle robe- Home Bargains

I’ve wanted the bath crayons for such a long time but thought it was best to wait until she would use them properly and I think foam bath letters are present in every household bathroom if you have children! I love the Minnie Mouse bath towel and its an actual Disney product from Home Bargains and I think it was something like £1.50, could be wrong but it was super cheap. Amelia is a huge huge Peppa Pig fan so pretty sure the slippers will go down well plus they are fur lined so will keep her feet super toasty. The Gruffalo socks were a little extra and come in a pack of three!

 

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Educational toys;

  • Gruffalo puzzle- John Lewis
  • Seashore threading fun- ELC (Mothercare)
  • My complete learning pack cards- ELC (Mothercare)
  • Star links- ELC (Mothercare)
  • Wooden stacking train- Lidl
  • Wooden animal skittles- Sainsburys
  • Stacking cups- Sainsburys

These are the bits I’m probably most looking forward to using. I absolutely love wooden toys and when we were away glamping they had a skittle set that we taught Amelia to play with so I think she will really enjoy these plus she loves throwing and rolling a ball. She has a set of four stacking cups and can stack them but I think this set comes with 10/12 so she can get better at balancing things. This puzzle is great as each one has an extra piece so one is 2 pieces the next is 3 etc etc. She is starting to be able to push pieces together plus who doesn’t love the Gruffalo. The cards are more for introducing words to Amelia being able to point to the picture on the card and say the word so she can start to copy. I’ve seen a lot of threading and cotton reel sets but they are quite intricate but this set comes with thick laces and chunky wooden characters with large holes to thread through. The star links will also be good for concentration play to learn how to push them together and pull them apart. I know babies learn through all of their toys but I don’t see the harm in introducing some educational toys especially when it is as subtle as this!

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Books and extras; 

  • Goodies selection box- ASDA
  • Milkybar buttons tube- Lidl
  • The Highway Rat & Zog Multipack- Tesco
  • Peppa Pig Little Library- TK Maxx
  • My first books set of 4-  TK Maxx
  • Sofia board book- G&T’s

Who doesn’t love books! She has got a few other books coming as under the tree presents but these were all my bargain books! We love Julia Donaldson books and have most of the collection with Axel Scheffler but when I saw the multipack for just £5 I had to get it as you can normally only grab one board book by Julia Donaldson for that price. Amelia loves Sofia and although this book only has a couple of pages I think it was £1 and I’m sure she will like it as she will recognise the characters. We already have the original Peppa Pig little library so when I saw the fairytale version I had to get it; plus they are small books which are easy to keep in a bag whilst you are out and about. The set of my first books were an absolute steal for the price. They were £3.99 for the four and are bright, colourful and will be great when Amelia starts saying more words. I haven’t bought books from TK Maxx before but I would definitely recommend having a look as they have lots of great pack’s and sets for really discounted prices.

I have also been pretty eager and wrapped these bits already to get a head start…

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So this is it bar the odd present I may just HAVE to buy in the next couple of weeks. I had an entire roll of the brown tree wrapping paper from last year that I thought I would do the stocking bits with and I’m hoping to get some Peppa Pig wrap or something fun for her presents under the tree.

What do you think are great stocking fillers?

Thanks for reading!xxx

Amelia’s upcoming Spring wardrobe

Thought I would do a post on Amelia’s upcoming wardrobe from 6-9months and 6-12months. Its bits I’ve bought myself, been given as gifts or had for a while that have only just started to fit but I thought I would show you all some of what I’ve got and some of the outfits she will be wearing.

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The bits on the far right were from GAP. A few weeks ago I went in there (GAP castlepoint) and honestly it was one of the best shopping experiences I have ever had. The manager greeted me and my sister on the way in and as we started to look through the baby things he came over with a top in the correct size and told me that he wasn’t sure exactly what size my baby was but this top was just £1 and they had lots of sale items, which he showed me toward. There was lots of great stuff and I managed to get an all in one with a cute collar with mint green bows on as the design reduced down to £7 in the sale!

The manager then asked if we had Grazia this week as inside was a 30% off voucher but not to worry if not as he would send another member of the sales team over and I could sign up online and I would get 30% off my shop today and receive further discounts whenever I shop with them. So from GAP I got a couple of the tops in the sale that were just £1 a pair of jean leggings, the bow all in one and the most gorgeous pink floral jumpsuit which is part of the new Paddington Bear range; all of which came to £24!!!

A-MA-ZING!

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Paddington Bear range floral jumpsuit- GAP

I was so pleased with this and couldn’t justify buying anything else that day because I had got so many bargains all great quality and beautiful clothing plus amazing service and great staff! (Thanks GAP!!)

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These dresses were all gifts over Christmas but have just about started to fit; the pink one will be great for a party dress or a special occasion, I’m thinking Amelia will wear this one for my birthday which is in a few weeks!. The checked blue is another from GAP, the bright blue and white spot is chord from H&M and the purpley spotted one was a Christmas present from The White Company which came with some matching tights; it is actually sized 3-6months but has been slipping off her shoulders so decided to wait until it fitted properly to wear! All really cute Spring-time dresses.

My biggest problem that I didn’t realise until over this weekend was that sleepsuits stop integral scratch mits on baby grows in Next, Mothercare, Marks and Spencer etc. This for me is a nightmare; Amelia just cannot get off to sleep with her hands out (too many distractions) and will not keep the separate mits you can buy on. I managed to find some sleepsuits that do keep the integral mittens on them. Jojo Maman Bebe; this was a shop a friend of mine introduced to me as she got Amelia a few bits from here as gifts at my baby shower but there wasn’t one local at the time only online! But a store was located in Westbourne just fifteen minutes away at the beginning of 2014 which I was SO excited about. I love all of their clothes for babies and they stock some great toys and baby essentials. Now the pricing may seem slightly more expensive but its definitely the best quality baby clothes I have. Baring in mind Amelia’s clothes get washed constantly I have some sleepsuits that basically look brand new haven’t shrunk or bagged or discoloured at all which is a mega plus. So I went on a slight splurge and got 5 sleeptsuits. They have some really gorgeous patterns which made it difficult to choose but I did eventually. Also a plus on these is that they are 6-12 months rather than 6-9months so even though a slightly more expensive purchase at the time I think I will definitely get my moneys worth out of them!

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Jojo Maman Bebe also have some really lovely summer dresses that I couldn’t bring myself to buy just yet but I’m sure I will be back in for those very soon!

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Just after Christmas I received a late present for Amelia it came with a few bits but included in these was the cutest little leggings and top set from M&Co a shop I hadn’t heard of but have a few items for Amelia that have come as gifts from there. This is 9-12months but I already know that Amelia is going to look gorgeous in this combination.

M&Co- Leggings and Top Set.

M&Co- Leggings and Top Set.

The final bits I wanted to share with you were some things from Mothercare. In Mothercare they stock the Little Bird range by Jools Oliver which again is some really really lovely stuff. I was really tempted by their cot bedding when choosing but they didn’t sell it as a bundle at the time so didn’t go through with it. But its all great patterns and really stylish designs for children and babies which I love. Amelia has a pair of dungarees which look super cute with different coloured vests and tops on underneath but she has grown out of them and I wanted to get her a new pair so managed to get those from this range and these are proper dungarees with the clasps at the top and the pinstripe inside (just like what I used to wear!!)

Little Bird by Jools- Lightwash dungarees- Mothercare

Little Bird by Jools- Lightwash dungarees- Mothercare

I think these are great and will go with a variety of things although they might need rolling up at the ankles until Amelia decides to get a bit taller!!

Got another item from the Jools Oliver collection;

Floral Ditsy Blouse- Jools- Mothercare

Floral Ditsy Blouse- Jools- Mothercare

lb4217_1These three tops came as a set and thought they would be great under the new dungarees or just with some jeans or leggings; these were £9 for the three which is good and more flowers! Flowers are definitely a Spring time pattern!

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Few other tops from H&M reduced in the sale! (Cat print and cream ruffle)

I was also in luck as the local Monsoon was closing down so managed to get some sale items there too!

All of the bits I get in bigger sizes just go in the bottom of a washing bin I have in my room for storage. Now clothes are getting a little tight for Amelia and the new purchases this weekend prompted me to have a bit of a cull again and sort out bits to sell and to put the new bits into her wardrobe.

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New and organised wardrobe!

Hope I haven’t blabbered too much but I love dressing Amelia up in cute outfits especially new clothes!

xx