#MyTrendyTot an instagram community linky for fashionable tots - blog post round up

I’m a little late sharing my picks for the fourth #MyTrendyTot round up, which, to be completely honest, should be expected! Better late than never is my motto. You can check out the third round up on Chantele’s blog here.

As always it was a struggle to pick, seriously those insta tots are so well dressed! It puts my wardrobe to shame that’s for sure. I decided to go for a Spring theme, bright colours make everyone happy right?

 

Obviously Lily’s amazing bright yellow dungarees from Little Green Radicals had to be included, they are amazing and I must get some for Aria.

Visit Lily’s fabulous mama Lucy on her blog Hello Beautiful Bear.

Isn’t Lucas the coolest little dude? This little outfit is just too cute.

‘Never Grow Up’ – how cute is that for a kids tee? LOVE it!


Last but by no means least sweet little Frankie won me over with her daffodil. I accept bribes by the way, preferably in the form of flowers orย chocolates (or both), just FYI. Check out Frankie’s lovely mama’s blog all about her two AnkleBiters.

 

My trendy tot has been wearing her posh birthday dress from Next (January sale bargain!).


Come find me and Chantele on Instagram atย CorneliusBlogย and twoheartsoneroof and of course, link your trendy tot photos up using #MyTrendyTot for a chance to be featured on one of our blogs and instagram accounts.

Embracing plus size clothing - girl wears blue top from YoursClothing

I’ve never worn plus size clothing, I’ve always been afraid of it, wearing plus size clothing is giving in and admitting that I am plus size, which I have never wanted to do. I’ve had several companies approach me throughout the yearsย to offer me plus size clothing for a feature on the blog, my reply has always been something along the lines of “no thank you, I’m on a diet and won’t be plus size much longer, therefore I don’t want to associate my blog with plus size clothing”. The diets have always failed, and even when they have worked I’ve never gotten below a size 14, and therefore have remained plus size. Recently I have decided to admit defeat and embrace the fact that I am plus size.

I am fed up of going into high street shops and purchasing a top that, while not designed to be a crop top, when challenged with my larger than average mum tum, appears to be just that. I get depressed when I see beautiful dresses on tiny mannequins and know that I would resemble a hippopotamus in it, if I managed to get it over my big toe that is.

In 2016 I decided that enough was enough, I am never going to be slim and so I should just embrace plus size clothing. I stepped into Yours Clothing and spent around ยฃ100 on a couple of tops, and I love them. They are long, they are floaty and they hide my lumps and bumps perfectly. Don’t get me wrong, there are one or two things that I have had to take back as it doesn’t suit me, not all plus size women are the same shape after all, but the stuff that does suit me? It’s a revelation.
plus size clothing outfit for night out from YoursClothing

Take this outfit from YoursClothing*, it is perfect for a night out. The top covers my arms enough to hide the fact that they are HUGE, but shows them off enough that I don’t look hidden away. The high waisted jeans tuck me in while allowing me to breath and the wide fit boots make wearing heels perfectly comfortable. This outfit means that I can go out and not worry about breathing in to hide my tummy, it means that I can just enjoy myself and even treat myself to a lager or ten without worrying, hell, I deserve it!

black ankle boots with statement silver chunky zip

Yes, I am cutting down and do hope to lose weight, but for now I am embracing plus size clothing and loving it.

*Disclosure – YoursClothing outfit received for inclusion in blog post*

I’m so pleased with how the #MyTrendyTot Instagram link up is going, it has only been running for twenty days and already we’ve had so many gorgeous photos linked up. Picking my favourites for the past two weeks was a real challenge, the tots of instagram sure are trendy!

#mytrendytot instagram hashtag round up for fashionably dressed kids

How amazing is this little outfit? I would actually wear everything here myself. The sass matches the outfit perfectly. One seriously trendy tot!

I am a huge fan of anything with rainbows and splashes of colours so I obviously had to pick this one. This top is so fun and colourful, it would be great to brighten up a dull, grey day like today.

You can also find Lucy blogging at Hello Beautiful Bear.

Obviously I just had to include the birthday girl, as Kate says, who can resist a tutu? Not me that’s for sure!

You can also find Kate blogging at Counting To Ten.

What can I say about this one, not only is she pretty damn stylish, she also dresses herself, a little fashionista in the making!

You can also find Beth blogging at Twinderelmo.

A photo posted by Mummy Blogger-Leanne Cornelius (@corneliusblog) on


Obviously I had to include a photo from my very own trendy tot who recently decided that it is all about the red lipstick, and lots of it! Watch my latest YouTube video to find out exactly what happened here.

Don’t forget to check out Chantele’s picks for the first #MyTrendyTot round-up here, and of course, link your trendy tot photos up on Instagram using #MyTrendyTot for a chance to be featured on one of our blogs and instagram accounts.

I have an exciting announcement! I have teamed up with the lovely Chantele, photographer and fellow Welsh blogger from Two Hearts One Roof, to bring you a new kids fashion linky over on my favourite social media platform, Instagram.

#MyTrendyTot a new kids fashion community linking on instagram .- share pictures of your fashionable toddler for a chance to be featured

Each fortnight we will be inviting people to link up, simply by using #MyTrendyTot on any Instagram photos that showcase your tots trendy outfit. Chantele and I will then take it in turns to share our favourites.

Our favourite images will be shared on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. These we will be shared on Instagram and on our blogs, linking back to the instagram accounts and the blog (assuming that this information is easily available in your profile). For this month Chantele will be posting on the 15th and I will be posting on the 29th. 

You can find Chantele on Instagram as TwoHeartsOneRoof and me as CorneliusBlog and follow the #MyTrendyTot Hashtag here.

#MyTrendyTot starts today so please support us and get involved. 

When your toddler is as sassy as mine they need to have a seriously kick arse wardrobe to match their unique personality, which is where me&i comes into play (and mummy’s styling skills, obviously). We were thrilled when they got in touch asking if we would like them to send us more clothing following our decision to ditch the pink and add some serious personality into the toddler wardrobe.

seriously sassy toddler styling with me&i - perfectly fun and playful toddler clothing from me&i for unique toddler style

You may notice that there are quite a few splashes of pink here, but that is okay, because it is pink with personality rather than the run of the mill cutesy pink clothing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not averse to the cutesy stuff, Aria actually has a pink hoody with the word ‘cute’ written on it, it cost around ยฃ3 from Primark and is perfect for nursery, but when we are out and about I like to dress Aria in something with a lot more personality, something as unique as she is.

colourful and unique clothing for your toddler from me&i - she wears harry & lily playing leggings-orange Indian pattern leggings with brown ankle boots

One of the first items of clothing to jump out at me was the Harry & Lily playing leggings, I love the bright orange colour and the unusual design. Teamed with Aria’s go to brown ankle boots from Primark and her pretty t-shirt from Marks & Spencer these made for a cute, playful and comfortable outfit.

pink heart top and velour trousers with heart knee patches for baby - toddler - children from me&i

I started to type that this was one of my favourite outfits overall, but then I realised I could say the same thing about them all as I love them all. This one is pretty funky though. The leggings with hearts are just adorable and teamed with the hearts puffy long sleeve top they make a lovely outfit. Aria seems to agree too!

pink dress for toddler girl with black houses print from me&i teamed with knee high brown monkey socks and brown ankle boots from primark

This is Aria’s super hero dress – you know how you see all the funky buildings and houses in the background of super hero prints? It just reminds me of that. The house tunic looks amazing teamed with knee high monkey socks and brown ankle boots.

toddler girl wearing long dress green and pink bird print from me&i clothing

The birds dance dress is just adorable. It is a little longer than any other dress that Aria owns and I joked that when teamed with her hat and her coat (see header photo) she looked like the cutest little old lady in it. The print and the style of this dress is just perfect, although not quite perfect for when Aria takes a tumble as the longer length does mean that her feet get caught in it!

As well as being colourful and pretty damn awesome clothing, me&i clothing is high quality, OEKO-TEX certified, all of the baby range is organic and the majority of children’s clothing is double cuffed and elasticated to ensure the best fit and wear time.

 

*Disclosure – all items of clothing from me&i were sent to us in exchange for coverage – all thoughts are my own*