Over the next few weeks, as we all busy ourselves with Christmas shopping and preparing for the most wonderful time of the year, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on some of the many toys out there on the market for babies & toddlers. I am […]
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I think, when it comes to fashion, this time of year is my favourite. I myself love layering up with lots of knits and slipping on a pair of boots when heading out in the Autumn / Winter. I also love dressing Florence in the colder months and find there are so many adorable little outfit combinations for her available in the shops and online. Today, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite pieces in her A/W wardrobe this year; this gorgeous Cherry red coat from Cherry Crumble California.
An absolutely beautifully classic collarless style, this little coat has quite the regal feel about it. It’s made from a luxuriously soft velvet fabric with charming details all over, including a scalloped edged front which makes it able to be worn open as well as fastened, big shiny buttons (which are really easy to do up!) and a cute little gold rabbit emblem. It also has two roomy pockets on either side.
The bold red colour makes it a must have staple in Florence’s wardrobe for the most colourful season of the year. Completely versatile, It looks adorable teamed with leggings and boots on an Autumn walk as well as being the perfect coat for more formal occasions. I think it would be ideal for wearing on top of a special Christmas outfit or even as an overcoat for little bridesmaids at an A/W wedding!
When it comes to sizing, I’d recommend sizing up as while it is great length wise, it’s quite a snug fit in her arms & across her tummy.
It’s available from Cherry Crumble for £43.31 (exchange rate accurate at the time of publishing) and despite shipping being from overseas, delivery was surprisingly quick – no more than 5 days – so it definitely wouldn’t put me off ordering from them again.
*We were sent this Cherry Velvet Party Coat in return for an honest review. All words and opinions are my own.
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It’s always been a bit of a running joke here that Florence has a better social life than either of us. All through the summer we’ve not had a weekend without a party or play date and that’s set to continue right through to September! A few weeks ago was no different and Florence was invited to not one, but two garden birthday parties and because it’s been SO hot here, there was the promise of a paddling pool at both. Swimmers at the ready! This meant that on top of the usual changing bag of bits and bobs you need for a day out with a toddler, I also needed to find something suitable for holding all of the pool party essentials Florence might need. It had to be waterproof, easy to carry and big enough for all of the stuff we had to take. And then I remembered we had recently been sent a Cuddledry Baby & Me Wash Bag to test out. Would it do everything I needed it to do?
And in short, it can. Fairly small from the outside, the Cuddledry Baby & Me Wash Bag reminds me a bit of Mary Poppin’s bag – it can hold SO much meaning everything Florence needed for a pool party could just be carried in one small, waterproof bag. We packed her CuddleRoar Towel, an extra swimming costume (because trying to put a toddler back into a wet swimming costume is just not something anyone wants to do!), sun cream, swimming nappies, normal nappies, her sunglasses & a change of clothes. Yep. All in that little bag! And here’s the photographic proof in case you don’t believe me…
As you can see, the bag has two compartments, initially intended to separate Mum & Baby’s toiletries on holiday, however I used one side for all the bits she’d need for the pool (the wet stuff!) and the other for everything she’d need after (the dry stuff). Each of the two sides has a little zip up waterproof compartment where I could pop a wet swimming costume to protect everything else and also have the extra peace of mind that her dry clothes would stay extra dry in the other. This worked SO well.
As I mentioned before, this bag was designed as a wash bag, and that’s exactly what we’ll be using it for in a couple of weeks when we head off on our family holiday. It comes with two handy fillable bottles so that you don’t have to lug your full size, likely heavy, lotions and potions around as well as offering optimal space for makeup, flannels, wipes, etc for you and all of your baby’s bathtime essentials too.
It is lightweight (even with all the gear inside it, Florence was able to carry it herself), compact and would take up very little space in a suitcase.
I am also looking to use this as part of my hospital bag for when I have this baby in February. I am going to put all of the things myself and baby might need straight after birth as it makes a perfect grab and go bag that Sean or whoever else who might need to can find easily.
The Cuddledry Baby & Me Wash Bag retails on the brands own website for £24.99 which I think is actually spot on price wise for all of the use we as a family will get out of it. It is one of Cuddledry’s recent additions to their range alongside the new foam letters and beautiful new toddler towel designs.
It’s not been very long since I last spoke about Dotty Fish. Since discovering the brand and falling in love with their shoes, Florence now has quite an impressive collection. Today, Dotty Fish have asked me to share with you my thoughts on one of […]
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