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What do you look for in clothing?

I search for texture, patterns and the little details that make the garment different and edgy but above all comfort. As for my girls, the clothing they wear needs to allow them to be free to move around in and cater for their active lifestyles.

Sydney based label, Little Edge Apparel can provide all of the above. Designer and owner Kate is a mum of one with another bub on the way. She’s done an incredible job in creating unisex pieces for kids. Then there’s also affordable and stylish pieces for mum if you’re into twinning, comfort, edgy and something versatile enough to wear pre, during and post baby.

My Instagram husband was at work when I took these images of the girls. Though I do want to mention that on this day we all wore matching leopard pieces from Little Edge Apparel. What is not to love about a trio in matching leopard print. The girls at school just about died from cuteness overload when the three of us rocked in wearing matchy matchy pieces. Apart from being so cute, these clothes are incredibly soft, comfortable and versatile enough dressed as is or layered over and under other clothing.

Check Little Edge Apparel out (@liledgeapparel) to see their full collection. It’ll be love at first sight.

Sovanny x

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Girls are wearing: Romper and Harem shorts from Little Edge Apparel

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JOGGERS – PART 1.

Joggers_1Being able to confidently stand and surf around the furniture at 11 months old, we’ve been waiting for the day where Gemma decided she was ready to begin walking. Then last week on valentines day, Gemma (now 15 months old) took her first shaky little steps. It was a moment to be thankful for our mobile phones as I caught this milestone on video whilst at the park.

Now that she is walking, those hip hugging moments that we’ve been able to catch on our photoshoots will be nothing but a memory in a few months time. From todays photoshoot experience, it’s quite the game changer when it comes to taking the images with two walkers. Before we headed out for our street style shoot today, I decided to take a few images of the girls in the studio. Having them both stand for a photo together was so adorable and even Madison was as proud as punch.

It is the weekend, so nothing beats wearing joggers right?! I don’t know how I manage to catch these images but I did and I may be biased but I think they look really cool. Here’s part 1. of our ‘Joggers’ photoshoot.

Sovanny x

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Maddie is wearing: Top from Fussy Gus | Cardigan from Beau Hudson | Joggers from Sweet Child of Mine | Steampunks from Mode Madison | Everything else old
Gemma is wearing: Joggers from Little Edge Apparel | Everything else old

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WHEN ON HOLIDAYS

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The new year is here and I still can’t believe that 2015 went as fast as it arrived. Over the Christmas break we thought of travelling overseas and seeing a new place in the world with the family but after a lot of thought nothing sounded better than quality family time. So we flew off to Adelaide where my girls could spend some quality time with their grandparents. It also gave the husband and I an opportunity to spend undistracted time with the kids whilst we recharged our batteries.

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Adelaide has a lot to do and nothing to do at the same time so guess what? We did a whole lot of nothing. There was the occasional trip out to a new cafe or restaurant and the beach but that was it. Other than that we were just a bunch of home bodies enjoying the qualities of home life.

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Clothing wise, I packed comfortable staples that also included thrifted and vintage gear to take with me. My girls were gifted with a stack of new clothing for Christmas so I took advantage of that and only packed what I needed. Speaking of gifts, this Christmas, there was an effort to shop small this year and I’m absolutely loving all the new pieces they are wearing.

Featuring Australian shops/brands including Adam & Eve, Axel & Sis, Fussy Guss, Kipp Kids, Lylah with Love, Milly and Mack, Nellie and the Cat, Nooshi Mou and Mode Madison, here’s our holiday style….when we could be bothered 🙂

Happy new year xxx

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GIRLS AND BOYS

Who has girls but shops in the boys section? Hands up over here. We do!

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For the longest time, my friends with boys are always saying that girls have the best clothes and for a while that was true. However in the last couple of years, creators of boys clothing have stepped up their game and then there’s the marvellous creators of unisex clothing. Holler!

If your girls are like mine and can work girly and tomboy at the same time then there’s a few great unisex labels out there which I can roll off my tongue. Check out Little Edge Apparel, The LB Brand, Lot 801, Ballerinas and Badboys and Axel and Sis just to name a few.

On a style note, I want a matching outfit like Maddies right now.

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Sovanny x

Maddie is wearing wearing: Tee by Axel and Sis | Camo Pants from Ebay | Boots from Kmart | Steampunks from Mode Madison | Everything else old

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Hi peeps

A post with just my eldest Maddie. Let’s face it, she does street style much better than her momma. Am I right?! Since she was born, I had my heart on raising her to appreciate all that she has. The thing with that is, the hubs isn’t always on board. He spoils her to smithereens and lately, I’ve given in a little myself. Whilst most of her wardrobe consists on hand me downs and k-mart items, I couldn’t get past the Collette Dinnigan items spotted in the Aldi Isles.

The quality was absolutely beautiful and for $29.95 each, I thought what a steal and purchased three unique designs. Maddie loved this blue rah rah dress as first sight and she just had to have a photo in it. They are still available, so go on and get ’em quick!

Sovanny x

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Babe wearing: Dress by Collette Dinnigan | Everything else old

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FATHERS DAY

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Over the years, my husband has received a cool (and expensive) suite of gifts to celebrate this very special day. I do like to use fathers day as an opportunity to spoil him. After all he gives us so much and never ever asks for anything in return. This year it’s extra special as he’s got not 1 but 2 babes to celebrate with so I’ve decided to get them in on the fun.

This year, rather than opting for an expensive gift, I’ve gone down the novelty track and purchased some clothes for the babes to wear for him on the day. He has not seen these yet so guaranteed it is going to blow his mind. I’ve got a little special tee for him too. Stay tuned….

Adorable tee’s available now at Bright Star Kids.

Sovanny x

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ICE-CREAM

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I usually end up in K-mart when it’s time to top up on basics for the babes. Not only is it affordable but if you’re lucky, you’ll also land some awesome gear.

On my recent trip to K-mart, flannel pj’s was on the shopping list. It’s Winter and my eldest was suddenly wearing crop tops and 3/4 length pants so sleep. I swear my daughter wakes up and suddenly she’s just taller. Growth spurts aside though, the flannel pj’s were at a reduced price of just $5!! Let’s just say I bought up.

Next thing you know, the girls were in matching pj’s and oh my goodness these little ice-cream babies sure looked cute.

These pj’s are still there so go get e’m loves.

Sovanny x

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COTTONON…KIDS

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Twinning…

Is it your thing? Many years before I had kids, I observed a mother while she pick out jelly beans from a bowl – 2 of each colour. She must have noticed that I looked at her oddly and began to explain that her twins just can’t deal when they get different things so she tends to get the same of everything. That explained my years of wondering why parents dress their kids the same way.

Since I’ve had kids though, there have been loads of images streaming through social media with mothers dressing the same way as their children. I have been down that path and tried to pull it off but I do feel that kids wearing the same clothes is far cuter.

Rewind back a week ago, I strolled through cottonon.com to stock up on winter warmers and basics for the girls. Then I realised that I could get a size 1 and a size 4 in everything I wanted to buy. There was just no stopping me at that point. When the delivery came, I’d realised I had gone overboard but my goodness they were cute. And these images prove to me that twinning kids is awesome.

Stay tuned for more twinning.

Sovanny

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Wearing: Joey Long Jumpsuits by Cotton On Kids found here

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