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The Boys Summer Wardrobe From AlexAndAlexa.com

Last month before we went to Rhodes I sat on the AlexAndAlexa.com website and picked out pieces for the boys Summer Wardrobe, like I do every season. Their website is full to the brim of gorgeous designer clothes for boys and girls who like to be on trend.

As Oscar is now 8 and a half he likes to choose his own clothes and takes pride in his appearance and has become aware of designer brands and different styles. We sat together and he picked out some of his favourite pieces, obviously I picked for Archie with him being only 3. I also brought a few bits so in the evenings I cam dress them in matching shirts as I am sure by next year Oscar won’t let me get away with it. Ha Ha!

Alex and Alexa also have a huge sale on at the moment where you can pick up loads of top designer bargains with up to 60% off plus a flash sale with an extra 30% off sale items with the promo code: FLASH30

Swimwear

Oscar loves the Hugo Boss swim shorts and picks the same ones every year. He finds them really comfortable and they dry quickly when out of the pool which is a bonus. He has them in light blue and navy and they are £43 but now in their sale they are £30.10. They come in various different colours and are available from 6 months old.

In the above photo both Oscar and Archie have Ray Ban sunglasses on. Alex and Alexa have a huge range of designer shades to protect your little ones eyes. The full range can be found HERE.

We also got him the Dolce & Gabbana Blue Cartoon Beach Print Swim Shorts that were £135 but in the sale are £101.30. Oscar loved the design of the swim shorts as it reminded him of when we went to the Harrods Grotto at Christmas and all of the windows were dressed in different Dolce & Gabbana cartoons. This season in particular they have some really amazing prints and designs on the kidswear.

Another pair of swim shorts that we get every Summer are the Burberry classic swim shorts. They come in blue, navy and red and have a drawstring waist and the material dries really quickly and they wash as good as new. They are £71 a pair and start at size 6 moths old. These seem very popular as we saw a few children wearing them in the pool on holiday.

For Archie, being smaller I love the Moschino bear design that they have had for the last few years. It is really cute. With that in mind I picked him a pair of Moschino Navy Stripe Sailor Bear Print Swim Shorts which he loves and we got lots of comments around the pool about how cute he looked in them. They are £58 a pair now reduced to £40.60. They also have a drawstring waist and fitted perfectly over his swim nappy.

Archie also has a few pairs of the Ralph Lauren swim shorts and wears these to his swimming lessons at home too. He has them in Navy and they were £35 each and are now £24.50. Again they have the drawstring waist and the Ralph Lauren pony detail on the front of the shorts. (In photo above with Oscar in the Hugo Boss swim shorts).

Oscar lives in sliders on holiday during the day so picked himself some Moschino ones that are white with Moschino written in black they are £57. They have a sweet girls version too.

Day Wear

Oscar has a Burberry T-shirt that he wears to the pool which compliments his Burberry swim shorts nicely. At home he wears them with navy jersey shorts or navy chino shorts if we are out somewhere nice for the day. Burberry have lots of nice designs in their T-shirt range.

We also picked out a couple of Hugo Boss T-shirts. One which was a special edition England one for the World Cup which is a smarter alternative to a football shirt. It was £43 and is now £30.10. Even though the World Cup is over it’s a really smart T-shirt which Oscar will continue to wear. The other was a BOSS Blue Graphic Branded T-Shirt.

For Archie I picked a lovely Kenzo T-shirt there are so many lovely designs which made it hard to pick a favourite. A couple of months ago I got a sneak peek of their Autumn Winter collection and its fantastic, so I am excited for that.

Another gorgeous T-shirt for Archie was from Gucci. The Light Grey Green Short Sleeve Retro Logo T-Shirt is an iconic simple design and looks great with grey or navy shorts. The T-shirt is £120 and Oscar has gone on at me all holiday that he wants one so I will have to order one for him too as I know it will get worn time and time again and go with everything.

Archie also lived in his Boss Navy Branded Jelly Shoes. They are very cute and come in a couple of different shades if blue. They were easy to slip on and off in the day. They were £43 now £32.30. Archie also had a pair of Havaiana Kids flip flops with the strap around the ankle which make it easier for him to walk and run in them. They are £16.

Evening Wear

One thing I really love about being on holiday is getting dressed up every evening to go to dinner. It makes such a nice change. In the evenings the boys tend to wear chino short, I always get them in navy and stone colour. Oscar’s stone coloured ones are Burberry from last Summer but as they have a button adjustable waist so they still fit perfectly.

Oscar choose a Gucci polo shirt, he really liked the coloured collar and choose it completely on his own. The Gucci Navy Pique Polo with Rainbow Knit Collar is a really lovely polo shirt with the gold Gucci bee embossed on one side of the chest. The knitted collar is think and luxurious and I have washed the shirt today and it looks like new and washes really well. The polo shirt is £135. Gucci have lots of lovely polo shirts to choose from with fun designs on them.

Another lovely polo shirt is the BOSS Blue and Grey Colour Block Jersey Polo which isn’t available anymore but there are still lots of BOSS polo’s to choose from.

Both the boys have a Burberry Light Blue Mini Camber Check Shirt each which look lovely with either coloured chino shorts. They were £76 and are now £53.20. They will also wear these in the Winter with jeans as well. They also come in other colours and in a long sleeved design for the colder months.

Archie also has Burberry chino shorts in the navy checked design which he wears with a white linen shirt. This season they are available in a stone colour instead. They have a adjustable button waist so in my experience last a long time. The shorts are in the above photo with Oscar in his BOSS polo shirt.

I got Oscar and Archie matching Lacoste Navy Palm Trees Print Ribbed Collar Polo Shirt which have a fun design on them. I got lots of comments about how lovely they looked matching one another. There is a huge saving on these shirts! They were £55 and are now £27.50.

We had a lovely holiday in Rhodes (we got back at 2am this morning) the washing is done and I am now looking forward to the rest of the Summer holidays which will be full of fun!

Remember all of the above mentioned discounts will be even less once you add the promo code: FLASH30 and save an extra 30%! 

This post is in collaboration with Alex and Alexa

The Boys Summer Wardrobes From AlexAndAlexa.com

With only a couple of weeks until we go away to Ibiza, over the last month I have been putting together the boys swimwear, day and evening outfits and making sure I have everything I need for them whilst we are away. So I wanted to show you The Boys Summer Wardrobes From AlexAndAlexa.com.

I have always brought a lot of Oscar and Archie’s clothes from AlexAndAlexa.com as I like buying higher end clothing for them and the service when buying from Alex And Alexa has always been second to none! The boys also both modelled for a collaboration with Stokke and Alex and Alexa a few months ago and the array of boys and girls clothes there for the children to wear were gorgeous!


They sell a huge range of top designer brands such as Burberry, Dolce and Gabbana, Kenzo, Fendi, Hugo Boss and loads more. They also have an amazing sale running at the moment and for a limited time only you can get an extra 15%off the sale using the code AA15!

From the clothes I am about to show you some of them I have brought myself and Alex and Alexa also kindly sent me a few bits for each of the boys as well.

A pair of shorts that Oscar has had for awhile is these lovely blue camouflage ones from Stella McCartney. They go with a lovely crisp white tee or a nice shirt in the evening and are a great pair of shorts to have in his wardrobe as I can team it up with various tops and Oscar will get lots of wear out of them in the evenings on holiday. They are currently reduced from £55 to £41.30 and then don’t forget you can use the extra 15% off code too!


Another pair of shorts that are great to have are a beige pair of chino shorts. There are lots to chose from but my favourite were the Burberry Taupe Chino shorts as they have a great fit and go well with  a smart tee or a lovely shirt, especially a plain linen one. They are reduced from £80 to £64. I’ve put it with the Burberry Blue check pocket tee which I have for both of the boys as I like some of their clothes to be matching. Again it is reduced, from £50 to £40.


I brought a couple of pair of swimming shorts for Oscar as he asked for some ‘big boy’ ones like Daddy and I got the Burberry Bright Blue Check Swim Shorts which you can get in a few different colours and the Hugo Boss BOSS Blue Swim Shorts which again come in other colours too. Both of these are in the sale at the moment and the Burberry ones are £55.30 and the BOSS ones are £36.


For one of Archie’s evening outfits I picked the Burberry Navy Classic Check Shorts which are £56 reduced from £70 and again will go with shirts and tees and he can wear them on a few evenings whilst on holiday with different tops. One of the tees I have got it the Burberry ‘White Use Your Head Beefeater Print Junior Tee’ which I think is really cute. Burberry have some lovely tees this season with fun graphics on them like Thomas the bear and the Full English breakfast Summer tee which are great fun!


I like the boys to match on a few occasions when we are away and having a 5 year age gap between them can often prove difficult to find nice matching items on the high street. With designer clothing this is never really an issue as they have the same pieces in loads of different sizes. I wanted to find a nice evening shirt for them both and absolutely love the Burberry Pale Blue Check Short Sleeve Shirt. There is a range of different colours in this design but I picked the blue as it will go well with the taupe chino shorts that they have. The shirt was £70 and is now reduced to £56. As you can probably tell I am really loving the boys Burberry clothing this season.



I also got a Hugo Boss tee for Archie which is worn a few times already and can be worn in the day or with his chino shorts in the evening. I love the stripes in the bright green and blue and think it is a really great item for his Summer wardrobe which can be put with lots of different shorts or trousers.


As well as the boys having a pair of Havaianas for holiday and some Tom’s Canvas shoes I wanted to get them each a pair of smart trainers for the evening and they will last for the whole Summer into Winter. The Burberry Heacham velcro trainers are to die for and I got a pair of the black ones for Oscar which were £135. They also do them in a gorgeous baby blue colour which I will get for Archie. I did pick Archie up some BOSS jelly sandals last year in the Summer sale and they finally fit him now.



Last but not least, Oscar loves his new baseball caps from Mini Rodini. He has the Light Green Lion Embroidered Cap and the Off White Music cap which are both £26. Then to keep their little eyes protected from the Sun the boys each have a pair of Zoobug Sunglasses which are really funky. Oscar has the Blue Camouflage Round Sunglasses which were £60 and are now reduced to £42 and Archie has the Black and White Clubmaster Baby Sunglasses which were also £60 and are now reduced to £48.



As you can probably guess I absolutely love the AlexandAlexa.com website and wouldn’t shop anywhere else when picking up the boys some designer clothes! I have also had a sneak preview of their Autumn/Winter 2017 collection and it is all totally amazing, so watch out for that going on their website very soon!



 

Mothercare’s Autumn Winter 2016 Collection

Last Thursday Archie and I headed into London to the Wardof Street gallery in Soho to take a sneak peek of Mothercare’s new Autumn/Winter collection for 2016. This included the newest pieces from the ‘Little Bird’ collection by Jules Oliver and the gorgeous ‘Smile’collection by the world famous designer, Julien Macdonald plus much more and the exciting launch of ‘My K’ clothing range for older boys and girls by the lovely Myleene Klass who also has her baby clothing range ‘Baby K’. It was also a really exciting day for me as my lovely friend Rachel came along with us to film a vlog for me.


When we arrived the windows of the gallery and the interior were decorated in a monochome theme to compliment Myleene’s new range. Myleene was actually there in person when we arrived and we grabbed a quick photo with her and I got to chat with her for a couple of minutes about her new collection. Without a doubt Monochrome is on trend at the moment with most if my Instagram feed full of Monochrome interiors and fashion so I absolutely love the new ‘My K’ collection that has completely embraced the trend and the clothing and shoes are amazing. There were actually quite a few pieces that I would love in adult sizes for me, the sparkly black trainers in particular!


We then looked at the ‘Smile’ collection by Julien Macdonald which is available in 0-2 years, there are so many gorgeous pieces for boys and girls and I absolutely love the collection. I have picked out and ordered a few pieces already for Archie. Here is what I have ordered and a couple of my favourites that I haven’t been able to get in his size yet.


The rest of the Autumn Winter collection has gorgeous leggings, dresses and tops for girls with lovely hats and bags to accessorize with and for boys lovely animal printed joggers, lion jumpers and other animal themed pieces that I know Oscar will love as he loves anything to do with animals. The Peter Rabbit collection is also gorgeous and is available in 0-12 months. The range is in soft greys and with gorgeous little prints on them. The whole collection is perfect for newborn gifts.

We had a great afternoon and as you can see there are some amazing pieces for boys and girls in the Mothercare Autumn Winter collection for this year. Take a look below and the vlog Rachel Mannes from Minifilmz  put together for me. She is absolutely amazing and if you need films with content for your blog/website made for you please drop her an email on minifilmz@outlook.com.

Archie’s Birthday Competition – Day 9, A Chequered Bobble Hat from Blade & Rose

You will love the chequered Bobble Hats from Blade & Rose. The stylish woolly hats are lined with a lovely super-soft fleece to keep newborn babies extra cosy during chilly winter days.  It is defiantly cold out now and these hats would help to protect your little ones from the cold weather. The Bobble Hat features an adorable pom pom on top to complete the snuggly, and fashionable look.  Bobble Hats are on trend this Winter, I have brought an adult version for myself. The range of eye-catching colours include Blue, Red, Purple and Pink which are suitable for babies 0-3 months, 6-12 months and children 1-2 years and 2-5 years.

Blade and Rose is a leading British children’s clothing brand specialising in a trendsetting range of leggings and clothing accessories. Blade & Rose was created whilst designer Amanda was on maternity leave, which ultimately led the company to be named  after her children’s middle name ‘Blade’ and ‘Rose’. Each piece of the collection is unique and has the trademark design on the bum. A major component of the development was to ensure that the quality of the fabric was durable, functional, would wash well and most importantly, that was soft and kind to children’s delicate skin which is exactly what I look for when buying clothes for Oscar and Archie.

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The range of clothes they have are gorgeous and I especially love their leggings that are for baby boys and girls. My favourites at the moment are the pirate, whale and star ones. They look so comfy and snug. They also have tops, bodysuits, tights, bandana bibs, socks along with their hats.

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The bobble hats have an RRP of £13.00 and are available at www.bladeandrose.co.uk and now in Harvey Nichols stores. Blade and Rose have kindly given the chance for one of my readers to win a chequered bobble hat in the colour of their choice. Enter below and good luck!

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The Gift Of Giving With Frugi

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We love Frugi clothes and since Archie was born he has lots of Frugi outfits in his wardrobe. My favourite thing about Frugi is they fit Archie like a glove as they are ‘cut from cloth’ and he is super comfortable in the soft organic cotton. I have noticed this is especially good at the moment with him rolling around everywhere and bottom shuffling, it is important he can move around freely and comfortably. As if those points are not good enough Frugi is also a wonderful company that works as ethically as possible, donating 1% of their turn over each year to different charities to help the planet. So far they have donated over a whooping £200,000!

With Christmas fast upon us Frugi do a wonderful campaign and share their ethos of giving back and started the ‘gift of giving’. What they do is ask their regular ‘Frugi Family’ bloggers to pick a blogger friend to gift a Frugi item of clothing to and lovely Michelle from whatmummythinks.co.uk chose me! (Jumps up and down with excitement!) 🙂

Archie was kindly sent a Bobby Applique Top which is absolutely gorgeous and is bound to get anyone in the festive mood! It is a lovely long sleeve top which is perfect for this cold weather and is made from organic cotton which has kept Archie lovely and snug! I love that it has a envelope next like a baby grow which makes it easy to put on and take off. The Bobby Applique top comes in 9 gorgeous designs in sizes from 0-3 all the way up to 3-4 years.

As you can see the colours on the t-shirt are lovely and bright and funnily enough we went to a event a few weeks ago and Archie was wearing his top and two people pointed out that it was Frugi. Their lovely designs and top quality clothes are easy to spot!

Now head over to the lovely Laura to see what she received as her gift and who gifted it to her… Laura’s Lovely Blog – http://www.laurasummers.co.uk/2015/12/02/review-frugi-little-isla-cord-dress/

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Disclaimer: We were sent the Bobby Applique Top as part of the Frugi Gift of Giving campaign. All opinions are honest and my own.

Back To School With Aldi, Uniform In Stores Now

It is that time of year again that parent’s often dread, the costly task of buying your child’s school uniform ready for their first day back at school in September. A couple of months ago Oscar put the Aldi school uniform through it’s paces throwing himself around a soft play centre wearing it.


We went into London and Oscar changed into a pair of trousers, a polo shirt and jumper from their uniform range and then was let loose into the soft play to give it the ultimate test when he was running, jumping and sliding around. He also took part in a short video which you can view below. He had a blast!




When Oscar got changed into the Aldi uniform I was shocked at how amazing the quality of the clothing was and then I was even more blown away when I was given the price list. Last September Oscar’s school uniform for reception cost us £300. Oscar is at a private school so most of his uniform is branded but being able to save money on things like school shoes, school trousers is easy thanks to Aldi. You will find everything you need in ages 4-11 for boys and girls plus lot’s of extras too like lunch bags, watch, trainers, workbooks and football boots.



Their uniform list is huge but I thought I would give you some examples of a few of the items:


Scuff resistant school shoes – only £6.99!
2 pack of girl’s pinafores – only £5.99!
2 pack of girl’s knitted cardigans – only £5.49!
Jogging Bottoms – only £2.99!
Boys trousers – only £1.50! (I couldn’t believe this)
Plain polo shirts – only £1.50 (or this)

The above are a taster of what great value you can get your child’s uniform and PE kit and I compared the quality of the trousers Oscar wore against his usual school trousers that cost me £11.99 and they were just as good. The polo shirts are great quality too and the Jumper was thick and kept Oscar nice and warm.

Aldi’s core philosophy is to offer a high quality uniform and brand like products at everyday low prices and they have defiantly delivered! Aldi will be stocking the uniform until stocks run out but at these prices I wouldn’t wait around as I can’t seeing it lasting for long! I have already got Oscar’s trousers ready for September as didn’t want to risk them going out of stock. You can find your nearest Aldi HERE.


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