Wednesday, 31 October 2012
I dug out an old dress of my grandmothers, my Vivienne Westwood pirate boots (a fave in my twenties) and purchased a Leia wig and a trusty swim woggle transformed into a light sabre. . Tom morphed into Luke Skywalker in x-wing fighter pilot mode (I love him in orange), Phin was lucky enough to get yet another outfit (he already owns Darth and Yoda) and came as a storm trooper plus water pistol with his best pal Samuel coming as the dark Lord. Alice became C3PO with the help of American Apparel's gold leggings and a black marker pen, Billy was a Java and Mini stole the show with our home made creation of R2D2. Two lamp shades, a bin lid and lots and lots of electrical tape made it all possible. Mini could barely walk and climbing steps was nigh impossible but she kept it on a evening spurred on by the lure of more sweets. And she was mightily rewarded. What a night.
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Phin and Mini were in their new J Crew coats. Phins is a wonderful black and red lumberjack coat and Minis a fake fur leopard number which is made with Thinsulate so it's not only chic but mega warm too.
JCrew much to our delight are doing a special offer for orders outside the USA with free shipping and no import tax until Dec 30th. Well worth checking out.
Monday, 22 October 2012
There were epic light saber fights cleverly made out of swim woggles and electrical tape and godmummy Alice's stupendous Darth Maul cake scared and satisfied in one fail swoop.
Sunday, 21 October 2012
But before they got to eat, I got to shop. It was the new collection of For the Children at H&M where 25% goes toward UNICEF and helping children in both India and Bangladesh. Below is Phin proudly showing his new Varsity jacket and rabbit hat and mitts. Watch this space for more of the fantastic pieces from the collection. It's well worth checking out.
Saturday, 20 October 2012
I'm a huge fan of H&M's All for Children range. Not only are their collections great fun, mixing practical clothing with quirky playful pieces but they're affordable and 25% of the proceeds goes towards helping UNICEF support children in India and Bangladesh.
This season is amazing with H&M excelling themselves. We picked up amazing party dresses for mini and a fantastic grey flannel suit for Phin and the animal hats are just fantastic, what a chic way to dress up? And of course i couldn't help but splurge on the cotton canvas playhouse. Check it out on line or head down to your local store to snap some of these pieces up.
|Grey marle quilted rabbit hat and mitts £14.99 http://www.hm.com/gb/all-for-children#1/8|
|Chartreuse satin shift dress £19.99|
|Pale pink frilled party dress £34.99 http://www.hm.com/gb/all-for-children#1/2|
|leather fox bag £19.99 http://www.hm.com/gb/all-for-children#1/2|
|Grey flannel jacket £19.99 http://www.hm.com/gb/all-for-children#1/4|
|matching grey trousers £17.99|
|Wool varsity jacket £34.99|
|wool sweater £24.99|
|Play House £34.99 http://www.hm.com/gb/all-for-children#1/7|
|Flamingo frilled hat £12.99 http://www.hm.com/gb/all-for-children#1/8|
We tackled the gorillas, penguins, giraffes and the aquarium all in great detail but were disappointed to not get to see Jae Jae the new Sumatran tiger who had just flown over from Ohio to meet his new mate.
Mini was decked out in all her big bros hand me downs. Grey flannel pants and star print shirt from Bonpoint and his Caramel grey cardigan and grey suede desert boots, and her blonde curls adding the perfect foil to her fashionable masculine dressing. Oh yes and her sword. She's never without that.