Saturday, May 30, 2015


First off I'd like to say thanks for sticking around during the absence of our house move. It has been a whirlwind of a few weeks and it's has not been easy as it never is when you have to move your entire life into another home. We are finally starting to settle in and so I am back online and back to the blog sphere! 

I would like to introduce you to a new label that we have had a chance to try out and review. Since I am haling from Scandinavia I know the importance of a good thermo top! They can be hard to find, but when you do, you know it will be the one piece in your kids wardrobe that you feel good that they are wearing again and again. 

Meet Smalls. - Created by two New Zealand friends Cat (stylist) and E-J (marketing) who now resides in UK. Between them have 6 kids aged between four and ten. When their kids were babies, their generous New Zealand grandparents sent them lots of woolly goodies from their homeland. It was during this time that they realised the magical powers of merino wool. Wrapped up snug in it, their kids stayed warm in the cold British winters and in summer or indoors, they didn’t get as hot and sweaty as they did in cotton or polyester. And most excitingly, because the merino stayed cleaner for longer, they didn’t have to spend as much time doing washing -– or suffer the post- wash disappointment of the garments shrinking or coming out grey.
Long the secret weapon of the sports industry, they are now bringing the power of merino to your smalls. The perfect combination of comfort and cool, here’s why their range of everyday wear is so good...

  • Easy care machine washable wool. I get better with every wash.

  • Breathable like a second skin. I draw moisture away from the body... so wear me day after day. I won’t get smelly!

  • Warm in winter, cool in summer, that’s year-round comfort.

  • You won’t believe it’s wool – I’m as soft as a puppy’s earlobe

  • No itchy labels and anti-allergy!

  • Made from superfine wool trimmed from happy sheep that roam the mountains of New Zealand and Australia.

  • Sustainable and eco-friendly. You’ll be handing your Smalls down through the family.
Smalls comes in two options, Tanks and Longs. The colours are great and versatile and with names like Misty Rose, London Fog Grey and French in the Navy it's hard to resist to get more than one. I also love their little nice details such as adding a fluro stitching, which makes the garment pop and adds a special touch. 
All garments are made from 100% super fine merino wool all the way from New Zealand.    
“No matter what’s happening outside, you’ll know they are happy underneath it all” love Cat & EJ xx 
Find your Smalls here! (and yes they ship worldwide)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

OUTFIT | Pretty in Pink

Sometimes you need a bit of pink in your life, and this soft palette of dusty pink is my favourite! Team it up with a bit of burgundy and you will have a nice pop of contrast that will set off the whole outfit.

Find all items here:

1. Firefly headband by Tutu Du Monde / 2. Heart top by R'belle / 3. Skirt by R'belle / 4. Magic hi-tops sneakers by MAA shoes. / 5. Knitted vest by R'belle / 6. Leggings by R'belle

Right now you can get a great SPEND & SAVE offer from Buckets and Spades on both R'belle and Shrunk. 20% OFF when you spend $100 on full price items code : save20 and 25% OFF when you spend $200 on full price items code: save25.  

This offer is valid until May 19th.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Looking for some sturdy sneakers that not only look good but has a high level of comfort? Then check out these canvas hi-tops from French 10 IS (Ten-is).

We have had several of these sneakers over the years and they never disappoint!  10 IS is a contemporary and urban brand, where each piece, made from the finest materials and is designed to meet the needs of children. They offer authentic and functional models and their aim is to create sneakers which are both durable, comfortable, and attractive.

Their new SS15 collection entitled “In the Middle Of Nowhere” is a spontaneous and contemporary collection, drawn from a place out of time, inspired from many sources.

The classic 10 MID CUT (photographed above) is a chino version with a canvas outer lining and a soft, removable chrome-free leather insock for extra comfort.  The great inner zip comes up to the size of 34 and makes it that easier for quick get aways without any lace hassle. The shoe comes in size range: 22-38 EU.

For some great inspiration make sure you visit their wonderful JOURNAL.


:: 10IS ::

Monday, May 11, 2015

TREND | Animal Cuteness

One of the trends that never seem to grow old is the animal theme on kids clothes. I love it, the kids love it and it is something that most likely will appeal to all ages. NY label Oeuf NYC has tapped into some serious cuteness with their animal prints and knits this season.

Find them for both kids and babies over at Orange Mayonnaise.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MOMENTS | Skate Break

D wears: Making Tracks zip hoodie by Alphabet Soup / Lucky You Jean by Alphabet Soup / Electromagnetic LS raglan tee by Alphabet Soup / Paint ball beanie by Alphabet Soup / Shoes by Native.

There is a lot going on over here with our house move, but you still have to have a break every now and then... The other night we had such a lovely evening with a nice sun set and the kids ran off some extra energy on the boardwalk. We brought the skateboards and it was so nice to just roll around and watch people down there. Everybody is enjoying the sun we have had lately and its nice to have it warm you up in the cool evening air.

D got to try out his cool outfit from Alphabet Soup. He loves his soundwave hoodie which is such a cool invention, it has built-in headphones (featuring HB3 technology). Yes you read that right- headphones in the hood! So you simply connect your music device to the music cord in the zip up pocket and out comes music into the hood... Best thing is, its also machine washable so there is no worrying about not being able to wash it.  So now there is no excuse not to bring the music with him and I feel better about him taking his music with him since he can still hear what is going on around him.

If you haven't heard about Alphabet Soup and you got boys at home, you should definitely check it out. The Melbourne based streetwear label has a big dose of cool to put in the boys wardrobe and they takes direct influence from music, action sports and popular street culture. The range is an eclectic product mix with one thing in common - boys of all ages will want to wear it!
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