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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Eyes, Ears + Letting your Kids Pick their own Clothes

My kiddos are really independent when it comes to their clothes and I love it. I let them choose pretty much everything that we we buy and they put together their own outfits every morning. Admittedly they sometimes look a little bit bonkers but who cares! I love encouraging their creativity and seeing what they come up with - and nine times out of ten they actually look awesome!

When it comes to clothes, the girls always seem to go for bold colours and prints and I'm a big fan of colour and making statements myself. We all like to mix and match vintage with new designs and I actively encourage shopping at independent stores and boutiques, mostly because it's nice to support them but also because you get some real gems, especially when you're buying second hand. A shop that encompasses both vintage AND designer kidswear is Rowdy Roddy Vintage, and recently the girls were offered some goodies from them which they were very excited about indeed.

Daisy chose the Mini Rodini Eyes sweatshirt. It was pretty fitting as she'd just mastered the art of winking that very week! Its made from organic and fair-trade cotton so is super soft and super comfy; pretty perfect attire for this time of year! Evie picked out a Beau LOves woolly mouse ears hat and has been making us chuckle with it ever since. She literally does not take it off EVER and it has accessorised some truly imaginative outfits over the past few weeks, including princess dresses and pyjamas. Its soft and fleecy and keeps her ears toasty and warm with a popper under the chin to keep the draughts out (although Evie prefers to wear it undone, like a fancy twenties pilot wearing an aviator hat).

Daisy wears Mini Rodini Eyes sweatshirt, £38
Evie wears Beau LOves woolly mouse ears hat, £28
both c/o Rowdy Roddy Vintage

Rowdy Roddy Vintage are one of my most favourite online stores, and have been ever since I first discovered them at the start of this year. They really are your one stop shop for all things awesome, whether that's vintage baby and kidswear, designer clothes or retro toys and homewares - AND they  ship worldwide! They also have one of THE BEST Instagram feeds EVER! so definitely follow them (although maybe don't if you're like me and are likely to have to buy EVERYTHING ;)).



  1. Sublet my girls choose their outfits too most of the time they look great odd occasions they don't quite get it right the time Ava went to grans in her yellow wellie, pink tutu and orange t shirt with noddy on she loved it so that's all that really mattered

  2. My son picks his clothes most of the time, some of the outfits he's put together are hilarious! We get some funny looks when we're out but he thinks he looks fabulous and that's all that matters!

  3. i loved picking clothes out for my 4 children when they were younger lukily they didn't worry about choosing them always looked sweet, if childrenwant to choose themselves always behelpful and make them decide whats best together to wear

  4. Love the Mini Rodini Eyes sweatshirt, simple design but it's fun and really stands out

  5. my 5 year old loves choosing her own clothes,she loves river island and as she has an older sister they go shopping together and she gives her tips

  6. I love that jumper! My daughter was peering over my shoulder just now and she gave it a thumbs up too :)

  7. I think it's fantastic to let children pick their own clothes! Their creativity is fantastic to see!
    I love both the picks - I'd love one of those hates for myself!

  8. My 5 year old and 6 year old love picking their own clothes. Anything with Super Heroes x

  9. my Grandaughters All 3 of them are all allowed to select their own clothes , but their mummys have to have the final say just in case they select something a little too clashing . bless them . but it,s a great way to teach them dress sense & style from an early age . :)

  10. I love that you let your children pick their own clothes, it's setting them up for that life skill of decision making, and we can never learn decision making too young I believe! I can just imagine them when they're older, and how stylish they'll be because they've picked beautiful items at such a young age! x


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