TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY

..Isn’t it?! So BE jolly kids or santa will bring you nothing but a sack of coal.

Don’t laugh (or judge), I have lost count of the number of Father Christmas threats I have used already this month..  

 I adore Christmas. I actually love the whole of December. Despite being Jewish, I get so swept up in the magic of it. The mulled wine (drunk copiously because it’s hot and therefore not alcoholic), stollen, festive shop windows, nativities and tinny Christmas tunes everywhere you go. Love. it.all. Having kids just makes Christmas so much more special right? Right. But it’s not all merry and jolly and bright.. at least not in our household. Continue reading

SUNDAY BEST

A beautiful autumn look for little girls and boys..

Good morning! I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. I’m sat in my kitchen ignoring all the things I have to do because it’s Sunday, Continue reading

THE SUN’LL COME OUT TOMORROW..

The sun’ll come out tomorrow..Hattie is singing those very words as I write this. The sun has been coming in and out like a jack-in-a-box and thankfully Hipministyle has summer style sewn up. Today it’s boys, 0-3yrs.. Continue reading

RUPERT’S #OOTD

Details of Rupert’s comfy, casual outfit today! Perfect for a day of wreaking havoc at the park 🙂

  1. HM jersey joggers £7.99 they come up big so 1.5-2 will definitely fit older boys
  2. HM henley tshirt £2.99 (on 3 for 2 – buy three it’s the most useful tshirt ever.
  3. Navy SunSan Salt-waters £38 (best summer shoes come rain or shine)

#hipministyled: your (mini) fashion problems solved 

So, Abbie got in touch and asked me to help her find “summer shoes. Closed toe but still light weight” for her 2 1/2 year old little man. 

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Get the look: be as changeable as the weather 

So, when I left the house this morning it was a cold, damp day and was forecast to stay that way. But by midday, the sun was shining and it’s actually quite hot. Rupert’s little outfit is perfect for days like today. Summer staples that can be layered up or stripped off! Shop the look below Continue reading

#thriftythursday : sweet stripes

How cute is this little ensemble?!

You’re thinking its a Petit Bateau £45-er right? Nope, it’s £17.99 from HM!

I was dubious about the quality but I was so pleasantly surprised when it arrived today that i thought it deserved a little mention on here.

Made from really soft, light knitted organic cotton. It’s quite big so I’d be tempted to size down. (Obviously I’m keeping this size to stash away and will get the size down to wear now. And Yes my husband does hate me, thankfully he doesn’t read my posts!!)

Anyway, if you have a little boy (or girl) get it. It’s gorgeous for tiny babies and also for toddlers too as the 12-18 month I just bought is big enough for an average two year old!

Striped knitted top and bottoms £17.99

You’re welcome!

Sarah xx

Make a splash

Stylish (and reasonable) kids’ swimwear is so hard to come by in the UK.

We’re lucky enough to spend time in Spain so I tend to buy it all over there. The Spanish are in a different league when it comes to dressing little ones and their swimwear is something else. Beautiful prints and fabrics, beautiful shapes, stores dedicated to the sweetest sibling swimwear (and it’s so inexpensive.)

One day I will find a way to bring all of this stuff over to the UK. But in the meantime, I have hunted around for the best that you can get Continue reading

April showers

Dressing for a rainy day..

I know we all go on about it, but we really do suffer the most unpredictable weather in this blumin’ country. Particularly at this time of year, it’s pretty impossible to know how to dress from one day to the next. It can be gloriously sunny and from nowhere you’ll be stranded in the mother of all hail storms. You’re left in your soggy ballet pumps, wondering whether your kids are going to get pneumonia while drying off. It really is crazy.

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How to let them win the (fashion) battles but not the war

I’ve been asked a few times to write about how I get my kids to wear what I want them to. The truth is I don’t. 

I suppose I can’t blame my girls for having such strong opinions on what they  wear. I was and still am exactly the same. They both have a very clear idea of their own style and it makes them really happy to express themselves in that way. So I let them have a (little) bit of freedom and I have to compromise. I don’t think we do too badly. I have to use different tactics for each daughter, hope you find them helpful..    Continue reading