Mini style

Look what I’ve just spotted! Lands’ End have a SALE on all their children’s swimwear. Unfortunately I think it might be the last day today (Thursday) so better get in there quick to stock up for your holiday and all the nice weather that is on it’s way!?! I’ve just ordered this for Littlelish, with the top now priced at £9.60 and the bottoms  £4.80 I couldn’t resist.

Earlier this evening I stumbled across a competition to WIN £500 to spend in Next hosted by http://www.allbabyadvice-blog.com. All you had to do to enter was style your own childrenswear or maternity outfit. Those of you who know me a little will know that I let out a little yelp of joy on reading this…. and those who know me extremely well will not be surprised to know I dived straight in and am now up at 2:26am sharing the results of my findings with you. It was not very difficult to choose an outfit because I absolutely adore the clothes from Next for children. I love the quality, the fact that they are always bang on trend but also that they are made with children in mind, they are comfy and durable. So I set to work scouring the website.

I chose to focus the mood of my outfit around a recent instagram I took of Littlelish. You can often find us outside whether in the woods or at the park. This particular day the sun had made an appearance and we went to the park. Littlelish had a lot of fun scooting around the empty swimming pool on her new scooter and I snapped this shot. I love the unusual mix of clashing colours and the tire tracks that you can see on the floor. With this as a starting point I could recreate an awesome outfit inspired by the colour clashes that are a current trend. The mood is fun, playful and vibrant.

I chose clothes that I would genuinely buy for Littlelish for every day wear. We like clothes that she can run about in as we get up to all kinds of fun and mischief.

Vest top £6 – I love the clashing colour stripes of pink and purple two of Littlelish’s favourite colours. The cute yellow trim just finishes it off. This is the kind of vest that would get worn with everything!

Tshirt  £6.50 – Littlelish is a huge animal lover so anything with a little creature on is a big hit in our house. I adore the coral colour of this tshirt and the quirky westies add a humourous touch which I like, especially with the addition of the blue bow.

Skinny jeans  £9 – The pop of these blue skinny jeans makes the whole outfit as far as I’m concerned. They are fantastic. These come in several different colours and I want them all (in my size too!)

Hoodie £6 – I added a hoodie because well we all know what this summer has been like brrrr…. This hoody looks like the perfect snuggly sweatshirt to keep warm in and it is pink! What more could you ask for?

Trainers  £12 – Littlelish lives in her trainers but mummy is rather fussy about which ones she likes ;) Luckily I found this great pair which we will be purchasing! Once again the unusual colour combination does it for me. I love the fact that the straps have 2 different colours and the variety of colours in the flowers means they go with lots of things which is always good.

Bag £5.50 – This was another little quirky addition that made me smile. I love silly monsters and this one doesn’t disappoint. It is a perfect bag for swimming or carrying around that extra hoodie when the sun is shining.

So there you have it my entry to the competition. A very cool, fun, wearable take on colour clashing. What is great is that all these pieces can also be easily combined with more basic items to add a touch of colour to an outfit and brighten up your day. If you like what I have created please show me some love (and let me know that staying up until 2am was worth it! ooops – night!)

Lish xxx

Recently I featured the gorgeous jubilee dress by Wild Things – Funky little dresses. So many of you loved it that I thought I would showcase some more pieces from their gorgeous range. Sorry boys this one is all about the girls!

British designer Kirsty, set up Wild Things after working in the fashion industry for many years. She has her own little wild things at home and was inspired to make clothes that children (and adults) would love. The clothing range is very creative and made with children and their imaginations in mind. Clothes to play in, have fun in. The shapes are simple, comfortable and based on Scandinavian design.

Kirsty kindly sent us the playsuit made of organic cotton with an apple print for me to feature as this weeks ‘Green Dream’ which is just adorable. Littlelish absolutely LOVES it and doesn’t want to take it off, she doesn’t have many playsuits and something about this does capture her imagination. She is running and leaping around in it hence why I couldn’t get a picture of her still in it! It is extremely well made and the fabrics are beautiful. The perfect outfit for a beautiful sunny day. Unfortunately we haven’t had very many of them recently so Littlelish wore it with a long sleeved T shirt underneath. Still utterly gorgeous.

We also love love love the animal dresses and struggle to chose which one is our favourite as they are all brilliant. I think it is the fox, or maybe the mouse or the badger… anyway which ever one takes your fancy I think they are genius. Dress up clothes to inspire imagination but without actually having to take your child to the supermarket dressed like a pantomime horse. I think we will have to get one of these for Littlelish very soon too, although I can quite imagine her not wanting to wear anything else!

Wild Things – funky little dresses are for sale on http://www.etsy.com, http://www.notonthehighstreet.com and http://www.folksy.com. Kirsty has kindly offered one of her fabulous dresses to us as a giveaway! Do you have a daughter, granddaughter or little friend that would look adorable in one of Kirsty’s creations? Enter into the competition below, the winner will be selected at random by the Rafflecopter. Good luck!

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