Saturday, 23 October 2010
I'm still totally in love with Chook Leaf shoes and can't wait to get out and about in my tan thongs, but my new shoe obsession for this summer is Saltwater sandals from Little Pinwheel.
I have three pairs so far (yellow, pink and red) and I think it's safe to assume I'm going to keep building my collection - if for no other reason than they come in Mummy sizes too and any pint-sized fashionista knows it's simply not cool for Mummy to have more of a good thing than you!
Sunday, 1 August 2010
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Sunday is all about relaxing. It's about bacon and eggs and coffee and lazily reading newspapers until midday- oh no, wait, that's what Mummy and Daddy used to do before I came along. Nowadays we're the ones waking the birds up with rowdy renditions of Rock-a-Bye Your Bear and the Alphabet song, not to mention confusing the poor things with our moo-ing. Bet they had no idea they lived near Old Macdonald's farm inhabited by some extremely vocal cows.
My comfort pieces today are some blue and white stripe tights by And Me Too (if you peer closely enough at the first picture you can see them!) and my Sloppy Joe from Cotton On Kids. Absolutely perfect for a day of relaxing interspersed with random bursts of running and dancing. To mix it up a little I threw on my Three Little Trees tutu from Georgia's Garden and my Walnut gumboots. Both are a little big still, but that only makes them more comfortable, right?
Friday, 23 July 2010
Sunday, 18 July 2010
It's official - we're moving. So I think this means that this room has evolved for the final time. It's been a long and wonderful journey from my days as a newborn in my cot with just a few dresses hanging in the bookcase (yes, the bookcase - Mummy was still using my cupboard for her clothes!) to a room that is completely mine and a reflection of my growing personality and taste.
Monday, 14 June 2010
As it was an impromptu trip, my outfit was a tad impromptu too. A Coco & Ginger dress over jeans and topped with my reversible Moppit hoody. I bought the hoody from All About Baby at the end of last winter as they cleared old season stock. Like my Oobi coat, it's turned out to have been a great investment - even more so given how cheaply I got it! One side is plain pink and the other is red with pink polka dots.
Friday, 11 June 2010
I'm getting to be such a big girl now so I insist on carrying our shopping basket. Mummy thinks it's a ploy to slow us down so I can spend more time looking at things!
ps My Oobi swing coat has turned out to be a real workhorse this winter - it's warm and stylish
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
I whirled and I twirled and pulled just about every pair of Mummy's shoes out of her cupboard to find the perfect pair of heels - these Tony Bianco black patents ended up being my favourite.
The yellow photo frame is from The Rocking Horse and the blue one is from Typo. They'll get photos when Mummy works out how to make the ink print properly on her new photo printer!
Next up we're going to tackle the couch and the wall behind it. Mummy has an old - I mean vintage - fabric panel with numbers and animals of it thatwould make a nice wall hanging. Although that might also look good hung in the window. Decisions decisions ...
These letters were incredibly cheap so Mummy overcame her slight suspicion of initials being used as decoration and threw some in her basket. I think they look surprisingly good and are a good size for being displayed together or eventually split into different cubes. They also lend themselves to being painted or covered in some gorgeous paper. A craft project for a rainy day perhaps?
Mummy also found some lovely paper lanterns to brighten up the shelves. We're not entirely sure whether we'll end up hanging them from the ceiling like the ones in my bedroom or keep them as shelf features. Either way they're a lot of fun to play with!
My black cord Sudo dress and some Country Road tights make the perfect uniform for a pint-sized barrista don't you think?
Sunday, 6 June 2010
It was a close run thing getting all the bookshelves to fit along the wall. When Mummy and Daddy measured the wall they didn't take into account the skirting boards on the floor so the skirting boards had to go. Mummy waited until Daddy went out for a few hours before she butchered them. Her secret is safe with me.
These are my shelves in our living area where I keep my books. Mummy and Daddy are fairly keen to reclaim these shelves for themselves so my books will be moving into the study/playroom.
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Check out this gorgeous handmade t-shirt (seriously how cute are the ribbons on the pigtails?!) at B & Me. I stumbled across it when I was on there buying another gorgeous dress (Hummingbird Dress) and couldn't resist. It comes with a matching polka dot skirt too!
I teamed it up with my fave Neige jeans, an Ollie and Max quilted military jacket from Little Living, some Chook Leaf shoes (what else?!) and a beanie from Sheep's Clothing. The beanie actually came with a gorgeous vintage fabric and button brooch that I have pinned on another favourite jacket of mine.
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
They're my favourite companions for tea parties and are my arbiters of style when I go shopping in my cupboard. As you can probably tell from their own edgy outfits they are keen proponents of bold colour and pattern choices. Lacroix would be proud!
Henrietta and Olive are both one of a kind Posy dolls from MiniLala but you can buy one of their gorgeous sisters or brothers if you hurry in!
Monday, 10 May 2010
I finally got to wear it - seriously I had to wait 3 days and was not impressed - when we went for a picnic on Mother's Day. Teamed with some red tights it was the perfect outfit for an autumn picnic. I simply adore the pockets on the skirt - perfect for squirreling away all sorts of treasures!
I'm not inclined to be gentle with my clothes and I can happily report that this one stood up to as much running up and down a dirt hill as I could manage!
Saturday, 8 May 2010
Friday, 7 May 2010
Thursday, 6 May 2010
It seems such a waste to pack away all my gorgeous summer dresses now that the weather has turned positively chilly so Mummy and I have been hunting high and low to try and find some long sleeve tees to layer under them so I can keep wearing them for a little longer yet.
So far we haven't had a great deal of success (seriously what is with the need to embellish everything these days?) so I thought I'd show you some of my favourite summer dresses instead!
On the far left is my Dragonfly dress by Three Little Trees. You can pick one up for yourself from Georgia's Garden Boutique - throw on a bright cardi and some tights and it's just as cute for winter as it is on a warm summer's day.
Next to it is my adorable Polly playsuit by Miss Haidee. It's made from lovely vintage floral knit material - you know the kind your grandma's dresses were always made from? It's definitely going to fit me next summer as well, but it's too cute to put away for winter so I am on the hunt for just the right top or jacket to wear with it.
Then there's my Thula Thula dress that looks divine with a cream turtleneck undernearth on cooler days.
In the middle is my bright and bubbly Andalucia dress from B&Me that is going to be just perfect for brightening up a freezing cold winter's day. I can't go past the red and pink combo and combined with polka dots and flowers it's been an absolute favourite this summer.
My Loz and Dinny dress is next - the colours in it are so lovely yet I still haven't stumbled across anything in the right colour to match with it yet. Any suggestions?
Then comes my Anna and Sally bright pink smocked top. It's just the most amazing colour and looks great with my plain cream Babylegs leg warmers. However, I have also bought these hand crocheted leg warmers which will really make this a special outfit for winter! I can't wait for them to arrive!
Last but not least are my Right Bank Baby happy pants. I've worn them to death since last Spring but I just can't get enough. There's something about the mix of colours and the pattern that means they can be worn with almost any coloured top. Call me crazy but one of my favourite combos with it is an orange and white striped tee from Seed. Shame I've grown out of that though!
Anyway, as I continue to sort my winter wardrobe out I will be sure to share it with you!
This is my daycare building. Pretty impressive, huh? Just quietly, there are quite a few grown-up kids who come to visit every sitting week and throw some fairly spectacular tantrums in the Chambers!
There's a school of thought that says you should only wear old and daggy clothes to daycare to avoid getting anything good ruined. I can see the theory behind it, but what's the point in having lovely clothes that you grow out of before you wear them out? I'd rather my clothes reflect the fun I have had in them than still look as pristine as the day I bought them.
This combo of Country Road dress and Ouch frilly knickers is one of my all time favourites for a day at daycare. I've almost grown out of it but can say with absolute confidence that I have gotten wonderful wear out of it and I've had some amazing fun in it!
Monday, 19 April 2010
Whitten Grey also gives away a dress to a little girl in an underprivileged country for every Whitten Grey dress you buy. Each dress has a unique code that allows you to log on and choose the country the little girl lives in, what colour dress you send and what you want to say to her on the card with the dress. Lovely!
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
I realise trackies aren't everyone's cup of tea, but where I live it does get really quite cold so I think they count as essentials. I wasn't super-fussed on the velour numbers so I ended up settling for some super-funky grey harem pants that I will team with a hoodie or two. I've got my eye on a few already!
I'm a girly girl (lucky - or Mummy would have wasted a lot of money on all those dresses!) so I tend to head straight to dresses when I'm picking my own clothes. The added bonus is they can then become tops when they get too short - see, I am such a practical shopper.
I've also been doing some fairly intensive trawling of websites for the perfect pieces to help make up my winter wardrobe and over the next few weeks I thought I would give you a sneak peek at my "wish list" - all the things I'm saving hard to buy.
So what did I wear on my exploratory mission? My Sudo Misha dress (it's still a little big but as I told Mummy that's just tough, I'm not waiting until next Summer to wear it!) and my silver Choof Leaf sandals. Mummy pulls them out at every opportunity as apparently my feet are growing too quickly (she mentioned something about Chinese and their lovely foot-binding techniques but I am sure she was joking?!).