I’ve always been a bit of a sucker for kids’ clothes. Actually, I’ve always been a bit of a sucker for clothes, full stop. Right back to those heady days, aged 12, when I would save up for a new T’shirt from Tammy Girl, through to the late teens when a night out would mean an excuse to pop to Topshop for a new dress.
These days, I get as much pleasure in finding cool new stuff for my three year old to wear as I do in finding a new outfit for myself. Whether it’s a charity shop find (Boden dress with the price tag on recently – purchased for £3.25, get in!) or a more upmarket purchase, as long as the outfit is bold, fun and not covered in pink glitter, then we are happy. Frog is becoming increasingly picky about what she’ll agree to wear, so it looks like she may be developing her mother’s love of clothes.
Recently, Frog had a bit of a growth spurt. She’s now all arms and legs, so many of her former wardrobe staples have had to be put to one side. We have a few little pieces that have replaced them though, including this cute panda top from Le Marchand d’Etoiles.
Made from super soft cotton, this little long-sleeved T’shirt features possibly the coolest panda I’ve ever seen, complete with geek specs and a bow-tie. This is Frog’s favourite top at the moment and whenever it’s dirty and she can’t wear it, there are almost guaranteed tantrums. It cost 25,00 €, so it’s not a budget top, but the quality of the cotton is so good I think it’s worth the cash.
Next up is this incredibly cosy and stylish parka jacket from Tesco’s F&F range.
It’s by Regatta, and cost £30, which is a bargain considering it’s fully lined, with handy pockets, a (fake) fur trimmed hood and zip and velcro fastenings.
The coat goes equally well with Frog’s snazzy chelsea boots or her bright hi-tops but, most importantly, it’s comfortable and warm which, when you’re three, is all that matters really.
And finally, just as popular as the new coat and top, is the matching beanie and gloves, also from the F&F range. The hat was a bargain at £4 and the gloves (which also convert into mittens) were £3. With little pearls sewn into them and a chunky knit design, they are soft and beautiful. In fact, they’re SO soft and beautiful that Frog refuses to take them off, even when we’re inside.
The only thing that would make all of these clothes better is if they came in an adult version. Unfortunately, they’re a bit on the small side for me.
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Disclosure: The product samples featured in this post were all sent for the purpose of this review. All opinions remain my own, naturally.