I Love shopping, especially if it’s for one of the boys.
Last week I bought some clothes for Oliver from Next, as soon as i saw them hanging on the clothes hangers I knew that I must buy them for him. The boys have a more fashionable selection of clothes hanging in their wardrobe than I do in mine.
They have the nautical feel to them and I absolutely adore the print on the shirt
The shirt is blue and white striped with a print of sunsets, camper vans and palm trees, reminds me a lot of our summer holidays in Cornwall.
The trousers are blue and white striped cotton, with an elasticated waist which makes them very cool and comfortable to wear
Apologies for the terrible photo’s, they were taken on the phone.
The outfit has that summer feel to it and just makes me want to smile.
Oliver also has a gorgeous tweed blazer from Next that we bought last year from the heritage range
Whenever Oliver wears this jacket he reminds me of a young man. The blazer is quilted on the inside and has a fake silk handkerchief in the pocket as decoration
He wears it as a smart jacket and I must admit he certainly looks the gentleman in it!
I love clothes shopping whether it be for the boys or myself, there’s nothing quite like walking around a shop and purchasing a few items to perk up your mood.
Last week i ventured into Zara, not for myself mind, I was looking for a particular pair of leggins for my 2 year old. A couple of days before, I saw a picture pop up on my instagram timeline from a friend in the blogging circuit, she had bought some leggins and was sharing with everyone how cute they were, I instantly fell in love with them and knew i would have to go in search of them for Oliver.
I found the leggins that i was looking for quite quickly but I also found some more items of clothing to add to his wardrobe. Zara had a sale on, I didn’t go as mad as i thought i would as I knew I had to carry them home from London with me on the train, But I did buy him a lovely new outfit.
The above items were not in the sale, but I did buy Oliver’s shoes which cost me £7.99, the boots are sandy colour, fur lined and absolutely gorgeous.
Oliver’s outfit in total cost me £29.97.
The leggins are really soft and the print is of a cactus, I did have to buy him 18-24 months as they looked like they would be more his size than the 2-3 but I think I would have been better getting him the 12-18 months size as they are still too big for him. Zara have more boys leggins in store with different patterns and colours, like the ones below which are next on my shopping list
We also bought a Rock and Roll t-shirt in the sale for £2.99 and a pair of really adorable tweed checked shorts that come with braces for £5.99. I will share these with you on another post.
The clothes from Zara are really cute and quite different from the other high street stores, they just have that little edge to them.
This is not a sponsored post, I have simply shared the items of clothes as i really like them.
The boys have been pestering me for some new hats, not that they don’t have enough already! I could open up a hat shop with the amount that they have between them. Oliver probably has one for every month he has been born and he is 19 months old.
It’s not easy customising boys clothes as it is for girls, there are so many pretty things out there for girls but when it comes to boys clothes and accesories you are limited to what you can buy which is probably why i started buying hats for them, a hat can change the whole look of an outfit.
I love H&M for buying the boys clothes from but they also sell brilliant hats and everytime we are out shopping the boys always want to pop into the store to buy one, yesterday whilst passing the shop the boys asked if they could look at the hats, so we popped in for a ganders.
Joseph found a gorgeous grey trilby hat with pictures of cars on it and I fell in love with a checked shirt that come with a dickie-bow.
See, I told you it was cute!
He couldn’t wait to get home to try on his new clothes, literally, so he dragged me into the nearest toilet do he could get changed.
Whilst recently scrolling through my home page on Instagram I came across some pictures of gorgeous items of childrens clothing that Jenny from Kyna Boutique had uploaded. She was sharing with us some new stock from L’asticot and I knew the moment that I saw them I just had to have them for Oliver.
One of the items was a L’asticot bodysuit with a penny farthing print on it and a yellow trim on the neck and legs. With spring on its way, yellow is the ideal colour to be buying and after the dreary long winter we have had this bodysuit was certainly going to be brightening up my little Oliver’s day.
I ordered the items and within no time at all they had arrived, they was beautifully wrapped in cream paper and tied together with a black satin ribbon, I instantly knew that I would be happy with my purchase. As soon as I got my hands on the clothes I knew that I had bought some quality clothes, they felt soft like velvet. The material was thick and stretchy but not that stretchy that it would lose its shape.
I couldn’t wait to try it on him and was pleasantly surprised to see that the bodysuit had a double position poppers which is a fabulous idea as the item gets to grow with your child resulting in it lasting longer.
The body suit oozes excellence and is made from a superior quality of material with a stunning print of bikes on it.
As daddy is a keen cyclist and spends a majority of his time out on his racer I thought this would be lovely to show daddy how much Oliver supports daddy when he is competing in races.
I can’t wait until the weather warms up a bit and I get to show Oliver off wearing it, What do you think of it?
The body suit cost me £20 but worth every penny as it will double up as a t-shirt in the summer and with the extra poppers it will last longer too. If you like the look of this bodysuit, pop on over to Kyna Boutique and check out the rest of L’asticot new seasons stock.
Are you stuck with choosing an outfit for valentine’s day? Do you want it to be elegant, chic or sexy?
Do you find it hard choosing gifts for your partner? Are they homely or adventurous?
Do you want to buy a gift with a personal touch? That says “I gave it some thought and I know what you like”
Are you a last-minute person? Do you always say to yourself I’ll do it tomorrow?
It’s February the 13th and it just dawns on you that tomorrow is valentines day, oh No! you don’t have time to go to the shops and even when you do have the time it’s so hard to find a thoughtful gift, a gift that shows that you have really tried to get them a gift that they suits their personality
Don’t worry because Next will come to the rescue!
This year Next have launched a valentines gift and outfit App selector.
So if it’s a super hot outfit for yourself or a gift for that someone special then you want to give the app a go!
All you have to do is answer a few questions about yourself or the person your buying for and Next will find the perfect solution for you, what’s even better is if you order online before 9pm you will get it the very next day, which is great if, dare I even say it, you’ve forgotten or your life is so hectic and busy that time has slipped by.
Male or Female you can’t go wrong with this gift selector, they have something for everyone.
I did and this is what was suggested for me, it is gorgeous and so me! I love it! I can just see me wearing this on valentine’s day, sitting at the table, eating a romantic home cooked meal with my partner.