I spoke on my previous post about sharing my money-saving tips and since becoming a parent, I’ve become even stricter with how I spend money. One of the areas we’ve tried to be strict on as a whole is how much we spend on Freya’s wardrobe. I absolutely love a bargain so thought I’d share how we’ve filled Freya’s next stage wardrobe which is 12-18 months.
Naturally the first thing I do when planning Freya’s wardrobe is write out a list of what we need for her usually looking along the lines of:
+ other things that I’ve spotted or forgotten about.
So Last week on my Instagram stories, I shared that I’d been for a trip to Primark and picked up some pieces for Freya in the next couple of sizes up. I wanted to do a little post on what I’d picked up but as they are for the next couple of sizes up rather than now, I’ll have to share Baby OOTD pictures at a later date of her modelling them. I got a lot more 9-12 months as we have a hefty amount of 6-9 month clothing already.
First up I picked up this pack of 2 leggings in Turquoise and Pink with Unicorn Print in 9-12 months for a bargain price of £3. I love them so much so I may well go back and buy the 6-9 months as well.
The sun seems to be making sporadic appearances of late and it’s been nice to get the legs out and wear some pretty summer dresses for a change. I thought I would take the opportunity to share some of my summer style tips in collaboration with JD Williams who were kind enough to let me pick my choice of dress and sandals to style up for you.
When choosing my favourite summer dress from their fabulous selection of holiday dresses, I settled on the Lyocell Knee-Length Denim Dress which looked casual and comfy; perfect for summer. My first tip when picking a dress for summer is go for a fabric that is light and loose-fitting. I hate tight outfits and prefer something a little more floaty. Despite being denim, this dress is super light to wear making it easy to move in and comfortable to wear. I also like that the sleeves can be rolled up or down meaning it can be worn with tights even in Winter.
When it comes to women’s sandals, I like lace up ones this season and have several black and gold pairs. I decided on a tan pair of suede lace up’s from Sole Diva which complimented the denim dress perfectly. They are easy to walk in with rubber style sole at the bottom as well. Given the colour, they would go well with most summer outfits including pretty white dresses which I also have in abundance for this years holiday.
Another tip I would always suggest is to have a belt to hand to mix up your outfits. I had a plain suede style brown belt which I added to the dress and gave it another style revamp making it less oversized looking and more of a fitted dress. This would be perfect for a night/meal out with a pair of chunky wedges instead of sandals and would make it look completely different to the daytime look.
Now this is my first fashion based post and I’m pretty darned please with the photography (thanks to my mum) and love the outfit I was allowed to choose as it suits me to a T. Hopefully you liked it and liked my tips so let me know in the comments if you would like to see some more fashion based posts in future.
*the dress and sandals were gifted to me by the lovely people at JDWilliams, all opinions and content are my own as always*