WIN : A Children’s Christmas Jumper from Not For Ponies – 12 Days of Christmas

If you know me you will know that I love a big of mummy daughter twinning. Subtle twinning or damn right carbon copies, I’m happy with either! When Not for Ponies got in touch asking if I would like to pick something for their site I did a happy dance inside. When I spotted their unicorn sweatshirt and t-shirt I did a happy dance outside! When Not For Ponies offered up a prize for one of my readers I did a big squeal!

Not for ponies review - mummy & daughter twinning

I love the subtly of these matching tops, the twinning isn’t IN YOUR FACE twinning, it’s just a cute little matching unicorn, or unicorn horsey according to Aria. The sizes are true to fit, I ordered a XXL (UK 16-18) and it’s the perfect, baggy sweater that I had hoped for. The kids clothing starts at age 3-4 which is a little big for my teeny tiny almost 3 year old, but tucked in she rocks it, and it’s going to last her a long, long time! They do run a baby wear range but I needed the unicorns and this particular top isn’t available in the baby range.

Not for ponies review - mummy & daughter twinning

Not For Ponies have a fab selection of t-shirts and jumpers including the cutest Christmas range ever. I’m torn between the panda and the pug jumpers, seriously amazing!

Not for ponies review - mummy & daughter twinning

As part of my 12 days of Christmas one of my readers can WIN a children’s Christmas jumper of their choice! As usual entry is easy, simply fill in the Rafflecopter form below – good luck!

Not for ponies review - mummy & daughter twinning

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T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The prize will be fulfilled by Not For Ponies. UK only. Over 16 year olds only. If you claim to have submitted an entry which you haven’t all of your entries will be disqualified. Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter. 

*Disclosure – I received Not For Ponies clothing in exchange for a feature*

What We Wore : Christening

It’s not very often that we have an excuse to get all dressed up, so when we do we, or at least I, like to really make an effort, assuming that I have time! We were recently invited to a Christening, and so, of course, I trawled the internet in search of the perfect outfit. I ended up at my go to shop, Yours Clothing, which is where I fell in love with this beauty of a dress.

Purple Floral Print Ruched Waist Midi Dress With Wide Split Sleeves*Purple Floral Print Ruched Waist Midi Dress With Wide Split Sleeves from Yours Clothing

When the dress first arrived I wasn’t sure I would like it, the fabric felt as though it would cling to me which is something that I dread. I went ahead and tried it on and instantly realised just how wrong I was, the dress is possibly the most flattering dress EVER in the history of flattering dresses. The dress covers my flabby arms, conceals my mum tie and enhances my waist, add to this the gorgeous colours and pattern and it ticks every box.

With a new dress came new heels which is always a worry as I don’t do heels. I needn’t have worried, the comfort insole in these platform heels* meant that I happily strutted around in them all day right through until the early evening.

family Christening outfits

Needless to say Spencer and Aria also scrubbed up pretty well, Aria wore her Roco clothing dress and shoes and Spencer wore an old blazer from H&M.

Getting ready in the new house was no easy feat. I couldn’t find my hair dryer, my hair straighteners or a nice lipstick, yet somehow we still made it to Church on time!

family Christening outfits

*Disclosure – I received the dress and shoes from YoursClothing in exchange for promotion* 

Discovering Nature with JoJo Maman Bébé

Aria loves getting out discovering nature, she loves picking things up, getting her hands dirty and excitedly shouting “look mammy”. I try to encourage and embrace this as much as I can, except for when she attempts to discover the things that nature didn’t intend, such as discarded chewing gum. With an abundance of fruit & veg growing in our garden and situated at the top of a beautiful park and woods our new house is just perfect for Aria to discover and learn more and more about nature.

JoJo Maman Bebe AW17 Woodland clothing

Dressed in her gorgeous new outfit from the JoJo Maman Bébé AW17 Woodland clothing collection Aria and I went on a little stroll down to the woods where Aria picked acorns (or balls as she calls them), leaves (or trees as she calls them), climbed trees and more. Aria absolutely loved it and I can see us spending a lot of time down there from now on.

JoJo Maman Bebe AW17 Woodland clothing

Me being me, I had to dress her in a cute little outfit perfect for the occasion, so I opted for some gorgeous woodland pieces from the JoJo Maman Bébé AW17 collection*. The new collection is to die for, with plenty of warm colours and the cutest little animal designs.

JoJo Maman Bébé AW17 Woodland clothing

These little fox welly liners are the cutest, Aria loves them and I’m pretty sure that she would wear them all the time, in fact, the day after I took this photo she insisted on taking her wellies, along with said fox liners, to her nan & grandad’s house, despite the fact that the sun was shining that day!

JoJo Maman Bébé AW17 Woodland clothing

JoJo Maman Bébé AW17 Woodland clothing peter pan collar toddler vest
JoJo Maman Bébé AW17 Woodland clothing

Aria is wearing :

Yellow fox cardigan
Ditsy peter pan top
Teal elephant pinafore dress
Plain cotton tights in purple
Fox wellie liners

*Disclosure – we received the clothing items in exchange for a feature*

Family Summer Styling with Peacocks

Wow it’s been hot lately! Thankfully we’ve had the perfect summer clothing to wear during the heatwave courtesy of high street fashion brand Peacocks*. I’ve always been a fan of Peacocks, I find that their clothes are comfortable and their sizes are fairly generous, now that I have a family I find shopping there even more practical, as it means that I can easily kit the whole family out under one roof without spending a fortune.

 Family Summer Styling with Peacocks toddler girl skirt and t-shirt set with braces

We decided to take a wander down to the backs of our soon to be new home (if the Solicitors ever sort themselves out) to enjoy the sunshine and, of course, take a few photos. Aria decided to become all model-esque in quite possibly my favourite photo of her ever to show off her gorgeous t-shirt and dress set. Her floral bomber jacket is perfect for throwing on over the top when the sun goes down and it gets a little chilly, I would actually love one of these in my size!

 Family Summer Styling with Peacocks toddler girl skirt and t-shirt set with braces and floral print bomber jacket  Family Summer Styling with Peacocks Women's hanky hem maxi dress and toddler girl skirt and t-shirt set with braces

I opted for the comfortable yet flattering women’s blank hanky hem dress (which is now on sale, FYI!). This dress is absolutely perfect for me, it nips in at the waist and then flares out in a bid to hide my mum tum. The length hides my legs without being too long and dragging on the floor, which a lot of dresses do when you are only 5’3 like me. Pop a pair of cycling shorts on underneath and you needn’t worry about chub rub!

 Family Summer Styling with Peacocks Women's hanky hem maxi dress and toddler girl skirt and t-shirt set with braces Family Summer Styling with Peacocks men's shorts and pink shirt and toddler girl skirt and t-shirt set with braces

Spencer decided to be all ‘daddy cool’ in these belted shorts and a pink linen shirt, and I must admit, he scrubbed up quite well!

 Family Summer Styling with Peacocks men's shorts and pink shirt and toddler girl skirt and t-shirt set with braces

Where is your favourite destination for family clothing? Do you prefer to get it all under one roof or do you like to shop about?

*Disclosure – We received the clothing in exchange for a feature*

Exploring a Wooden Wonderland with Roco Clothing

In the Cornelius household we love an excuse to dress up almost as much as we love a pyjama day, almost. When Roco got in touch asking if I would like to review one of their stunning dresses for Aria obviously I said yes please. Manchester based Roco specialise in formal children’s wear, they are the perfect destination for Weddings and, of course, wooden wonderland walks!

review roco Anna GIRLS GREY PARTY DRESS 2-3 years

Armed with our basket, for no reason other than that it looked fancy in the photos, we headed to Sor Brook, a very pretty yet quiet spot near the more popular Llandegfedd Reservoir. There is plenty to do while in Sor Brook, there is a large open meadow, a small stream and beautiful woodland walks.

review roco Anna GIRLS GREY PARTY DRESS 2-3 years

Aria looked beautiful in her Anna dress in size 2-3 years and the pretty white Hana shoes. All that was missing was flowers in her hair, and that was only because I knew she wouldn’t keep them in.

review roco Anna GIRLS GREY PARTY DRESS 2-3 years

The dress and shoes are the perfect fit and are fab for wonderland walks, parties, Weddings and so much more. I was very relieved to discover that the bow at the back simply does up with a popper, but not quite so relieved that the dress is dry clean only. The perfect swishiness of the dress more than makes up for the fact that it is a pain to wash.

review roco Anna GIRLS GREY PARTY DRESS 2-3 years

*Disclosure – We received the dress and shoes in exchange for a feature*