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Here comes the sun…and the wardrobe drama

26 Mar


Phew. You know when you get to the end of the day and you wish you had the energy to keep going another couple of hours?? I could more than fill that time today but I have no gas left in the tank!

I’ve had a lovely couple of days. We had the babe’s birthday party yesterday. It was a huge success and a great chance to see some friends I hadn’t seen for ages. But, organising this type of thing is not without it’s stresses! I don’t know the form for kids parties and was there at the start time wondering whether anyone would turn up! Much fun, frolics and cake followed and the sunshine just topped in off. For those who aren’t aware I live in the North East of England where we are not known for our good weather, and it was 22 degrees!!!

Today was back to just me and the babe and we had a lush time at her music classes, out in the park and in the garden in her new birthday swing. Lots of cuddles and smiles, I just love her so much. It’s a fantastic time at the minute. She’s really becoming a little personality and her mobility means she is just into everything and so interested! It also feels like she is starting to become independent from me… So much of her first year has required me at all times but she is getting more sociable every day. Wherever we are she will be crawling around and playing and she’ll look around, spot me and smile, then carry on with what she’s doing. I am so proud of her.

From a fashion perspective such randomly good weather at an unexpected time of year threw me this morning! Frustratingly the lovely pastel trew’s I purchased for the babe on Saturday will have to be changed as they are massive! I know Mothercare sizing can come up big but she needs stuff now so will need to go back into 9-12 months. We ended up in Zara baby jeans and white tee. A safe option whilst I get the summer wardrobe sorted!

The weather has prompted me to buy her a new sun hat. (You should have see me try and wedge her baby one on today, bless). I have also ordered some baby Toms, better than heavy boots and shoes when it’s so warm. Hope the weather stays good enough to enjoy them!



Barbie my baby

24 Mar


Well I had my first pay cheque after my maternity leave yesterday and what did I do with it, go shopping for the babe!! It’s been a lovely afternoon really. The hubby took the babe to the park whilst me and the best bud went to the shops, a lovely little break combined with my fave activity.

Neither me or the buddy had loads of money to spend so we stayed with the high street and headed for the Next sale and Mothercare where there is a buy one get one half price offer on all their clothes and shoes. Baby Zara can never be missed however so we stopped there too….

I try to buy for the babe like I buy for myself. My theory is to buy only things that already go with one or two things in my wardrobe and also group with trends that I am into and I know suit me. I have gone with some colour blocking for the babe and I try to keep in mind that more pastel rather than bright colours suit her. I am a skinnies and tee’s kind of a mummy and so the poor thing is a bit in my image too, bless her. Everything I buy also has to go with the leopard print booties. See my gravatar if you missed the post dedicated to them!!

So, what did I buy? Three pairs of skinnies and about seven tees!!! Mothercare came through on the jeans and whilst the Baby K range is not always my cup of tea I do find that they do some more fashion oriented stuff. Bit pricey for little ones but the buy one get one half price helped. The coral jeans below also come in a pastel pink (which I also got).



There was also a pair of lemon skinnies in the Mothercare main range for a cheaper £9 that are in the bag too.


As far as t shirts go the top shot is classic baby Zara and is something I would wear too! A great match with a the colourful jeans and boots.


I have to say Next did not come up trumps. Sale days at Next are always a drama but there wasn’t sufficient stock to look at. I did pick up some socks but I don’t think they need their own link!


It’s the babes birthday party tomorrow so I must go and ice 101 fairy cakes but in the true spirit of Barbie My Baby I am including a pic of the babe’s outfit today. I have cut her head to keep her secret but you’ll get the idea. In brief the jeans are Mothercare, the tee is Next, the boots are Pom D’api and the cardi is La Redoute. Hope you approve; I thought she looked like a little dudette!