Pipsqueak Paparazzi at O’Connell Park on the Gold Coast……

Pipsqueak Paparazzi at O’Connell Park on the Gold Coast……

As the school holidays were coming to end late last week and much of the sickness that had weighed down the family for two weeks had passed, it was finally one of our first proper chances to get out of a day of play. The kids had been in desperate need of a huge park play session and using all those big muscles of theirs and I had also been wanting to scourer more parks, alleys, street art and buildings of the Gold Coast for interesting places for style shoots and other new journeys I’m embarking on. So Thursday morning…

Top 4 Expensive Children’s Clothing Items To Always Thrift & Save…..

Top 4 Expensive Children’s Clothing Items To Always Thrift & Save…..

All my children have a mix of vintage, modern and thrifted clothing and accessories in their wardrobe and in the time I have been a parent clothing them has been far less expensive then you would think. In fact in the nearly seven years since Cohen was born I have spent a fraction of what most would think to cloth three children in clothes, shoes and accessories.  I  always accept an offer to look through hand me downs, I shop bargains and I always, ALWAYS look for clothing for them when op shopping. So I’m going to let you in…

5 Thrifty Tips for Clothing Children

5 Thrifty Tips for Clothing Children

In the time I have been a mumma  (nearly 7 years) I have spent a fraction of what most would expect to clothe three children. We have all heard people say that it costs a fortune to have kids and there is the constant expense of replacing shoes and clothes they wear out, get soiled or damaged. Clothing your baby, toddlers, children and even yourself doesn’t have to cost a fortune, if you plot and plan and are always on the look out. HERE IS HOW Hand Me Downs  When you’re having a baby or you have young kids, it’s…

4 Step NO SEW Hippy Fringe Top….

This is a great no sew style project that you can do either for yourself or with or for your daughter, niece, friend, sister or whoever you like which is a lot of fun and will help add a bit of a boho, hippy seventies feel to everyone’s wardrobes. If you have any tops or simple tunics/dresses made of t-shirt material that are little worn out at the hem this is a perfect project to up-cycle these items in your current wardrobe. Otherwise whatever appropriate item you have for this project made of t-shirt material, grab and you can get…

Kids Style: She’s All About the Socks it’s Her Thing….

Who says you can’t wear socks with sandals, bobby socks to be precise?  Don’t tell my Sarah she can’t wear socks sandals and any other numerous and crazy combinations she comes up with at times. My girl, relishes a chance to wear socks, we have no understanding to her rhyme or reason for them, so we just go with the flow. My little vintage loving girl, likes a pretty frock as much as her mumma.  This sweetie she is wearing originally came in a massive bulk buy of children vintage bundle I acquired. It’s a more modern vintage dress that…

Another Outfit Where the Child Stylist Gets Involved…..

If you saw me doing the school run morning and afternoon, you would see I certainly don’t dress like other mums. It’s something I have found that Cohen is quite aware of and I’ve asked how he feels about the way I dress. Cohen says he loves the way I dress, citing it’s cool and different and not like other mums. He will often pay me a compliment or take a look at what I’m trying to put together half way through and get excited and ask if he can help.  Dress: gifted from the sweet sweet love Allison Cardigan:…

{Kids} Style: Batgirl She Can Style Her Own World…..

There are no surprises that I love children’s thrifted and vintage fashion, is there? No surprise I love my kids too right? Then there’s probably no further surprise that I like to encourage my kids to explore their own fashion and style. I’ve written before about encouraging children’s individual style and how it’s my firm belief that the leaders of tomorrow will come from today’s children that dance to the beat of their own drum in all facets of life. Sarah much like Cohen has her unique style choices emerging and it’s interesting that some of her choices align with…

Happy Birthday My Wee Vintage Man You’re One Today……

Oh my goodness how the last year has whizzed on by. This time last year things looked a lot different and so did I and our little family. Here we are today, one year old. Happy Birthday my gorgeous wee man. Fraser you’re quite simply delicious. You are every bit of everything I could have ever imagined and more. Just as your brother and sister have, you have brought more peace and healing to my heart. You are our last bubba, and the last puzzle piece to our family. I’m so utterly blessed beyond words to have you choose me…

AHOY Sailor Boy Gets Christened……

We have had an incredible week and yesterday we added to that and had a special occasion with our wee man Fraser being christened. It was quite a hilarious morning at the church, between the delirium of Fraser’s godfather having only had two hours sleep and taking selfies, getting the giggles and Cohen announcing he knew all about evolution loud enough for most of the church to hear. Our kids have a wide knowledge of a lot of things, and there are very few subjects that are off limits, as a result it’s always interesting the times and places they…

Am I Breeding a Collector, Hoarder or a Squirrel…..

It would seem as though at the tender age of three, Sarah is well and truly becoming a little Vintage Miss. She already has a love for vintage dresses and accessories, and has developed an eye for vintage things. I have found her standing at her wardrobe on her little step-stool flicking through her dresses saying: “That’s vintage, that’s vintage and that ones vintage.” Bless her heart it’s so funny and she’s mostly correct in her identification of what is vintage hanging in her wardrobe. Recently I left her in the lounge room to watch television whilst I got dressed for…