I’ve only just unpacked my suitcase and washed the sand and suncream from my shorts and suddenly I’m reaching for my jumpers, jackets and socks! Although the sun’s out here today, the leaves on the trees are turning brown and there’s that Autumnal chill in the air. It coincides with that back-to-school (and back-to-work for me) feeling that spells new uniforms, shoes and (eek) sewing in name tapes.
My son, who is just coming up to five-and-a-half, has always been big for his age, but this summer he must have had a massive growth spurt as he’s busting out of all his age 6 trousers. I usually shop for clothes for him at Gap, Zara, Boden, M&S and Next, and as we were given a Next voucher for baby gal’s birthday I headed there for a few new things for the kids.
I’ve heard mums (I hate to be stereotypical but it’s usually of girls) say their children love shopping, and the whole experience of choosing outfits and trying things on. If I took my son shopping, he would just pretend the whole thing wasn’t happening and pester me to go home! Maybe when he gets a bit older he’ll like his old mum coming along with him to treat him to some cool new threads, but for now, I’ll just buy the stuff for him.
I picked up a pair of khaki trousers for him, and a few dresses for my daughter. I’m new to this clothes buying for girls thing, and can I just ask, what is the point of footless tights? Won’t her feet get cold?! Anyway, I couldn’t resist this grey floral outfit with matching (footless) tights, so I’m giving it a go. I’ve just dressed her in it, and have to say the button detail on the ankle is providing some entertainment while she’s lying In her cot if nothing else!
I also just remembered about a gorgeous red and black blouse which my friend bought baby gal for her birthday. It’s from Mini Club at Boots and I wouldn’t mind the same in a size 12!