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.
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!
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!
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!
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*
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!
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.
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.
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.
*Disclosure – We received the dress and shoes in exchange for a feature*
Me and my daughter, Aria, LOVE twinning, well I do, she’s two and can’t yet argue back so I just make the most of that. I have wanted a pair of Hunter wellies for as long as I can remember, so, for my birthday this year I decided to make my Hunter wellies a reality, and also buy a matching pair for my toddler.
Obviously I couldn’t just stop at matching yellow wellies, oh no, I had to take it a step further and buy matching yellow raincoats too. I’ve been lusting after the Regatta Bayeur for quite a while now so just had to snap it up when I saw it reduced to £35, it would have been rude not to right? Aria’s Peppa raincoat doesn’t appear to be available in yellow anymore, but it is available in a few other colours.
The Hunter wellies weren’t cheap, they were never going to be, but I did buy them direct from their website and signed up to their newsletter beforehand to receive a small discount and they came with free postage – silver lining.
I am so glad that I finally gave into the temptation and bought some Hunters after lusting after them for so long, it isn’t like my feet are going to grow and so they should last me for years to come, Aria’s may have been an unnecessary splurge but they are very cute and very bright, plus her feet take ages to grow, so kind of justified, right?
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For more kids weather appropriate clothing see Danielle’s review of Muckboots and Beth’s review of Dry Kids Waterproofs.
As ever I am late with my round up for our fabulous Instagram community, #MyTrendyTot, why break the habit of a life time hey? I am going to start with my trendy little tot who is currently loving her cute little outfit from Huntleys*. This stunning two piece outfit and shoes are adorable and look fab teamed with these little knee high fox socks. The shoes came with a matching bow but, in true Aria style, Aria decided that she wanted her hair to hang free when we were taking these photos! Those of you that have been following this blog for a little while will know that Aria is a teeny tiny two year old which is why this 18-24 month old outfit is slightly too big for her. The elasticated waistline on the shorts combined with Aria’s slow growth means that they will last us a long time!
Aria’s cute outfit aside, let’s check out what the other cuties have been wearing on our hashtag lately, all with a splash of yellow simply because I am loving splashes of yellow at the moment.
Now I know eyes don’t make you trendy but those beautiful eyes are what drew me into this picture, and while I was there I fell in love with this cute and colourful striped top. See more from Abbey over on her blog, The Son and The Moon and don’t forget to visit her instagram – warning – the cute newborn photos will make you crazy broody!
How amazing are these wellies? I wonder if they do them in adult sizes… Kudos to mamma Becca for taking such a stunning Bluebell shot as well as providing awesome clothing. Don’t forget to check out Becca’s instagram and visit her blog, All About Her.
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Now I know you can’t see much of an outfit here but I just love the little peek of the yellow raincoat. As I said, yellow obsessed. Be sure to check out Tasha’s Instagram and her bog, Mummy & Moose.
Matching yellow raincoats everyone! They have matching yellow rain coats! I’m a little in awe of this and a lot jealous too. Aria and I have matching yellow wellies and I’m now thinking that we need to add some matching yellow raincoats into the mixture! Be sure to visit Nadia’s Instagram where you will see lots of yellow splashes, and also visit her blog, Scandi Mummy.
Chantele and I are loving seeing all of your trendy tot photos, so please keep them coming! Simply post a photo of your child in an adorable outift onto Instagram and use the hashtag #MytTrendyTot for a chance to be featured. Be sure to check out the previous round up on Chantele’s Blog.
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Developing the perfect instagram account isn’t easy, it takes time, effort and good shoes. Yes, you read that right, if you want the picture perfect instagram account you need to be prepared to climb places that you wouldn’t normally climb, go off the beaten track, therefore good shoes are most definitely an essential.
The Merse Women’s Waking Boots from Trespass* fit the bill perfectly and have become my go to instagram photo hunting footwear of choice. The walking boots are sturdy with a good grip and ankle support, which is very much a requirement when climbing up slippy slope-y hills and climbing over fallen trunks and twigs.
Ain’t no tree stopping me with these bad boys on! I discovered the importance of instagram footwear on our most recent photography mission, when we decided to find a bluebell wood and I (stupidly) wore my Vans. We found the bluebells, up the top of a very steep hill. I struggled to get up said steep hill, I slipped and stumbled, at times I bum shuffled because my footwear just was not good enough for where we were. Bum shuffling in a forest is not good, I now have a hole in my trousers, RIP comfy trousers.
As you can see the bluebells were gorgeous but it was terribly difficult to climb, wearing my new go to instagram trainers would have made this shoot a whole lot easier. Judging by the looks of the above photo I think that Spencer, my (not so) glamorous instagram assistant could also do with a pair of snazzy walking boots like mine.
Watch out instagram – me and my new walking boots are gonna walk all over you!
And if you’re wondering, it was worth it, I got THE shot.
Check out the full range of women’s walking boots available at Trespass here.
*Disclosure – I received the walking boots in exchange for blog coverage*