Tag: sandals

A Little Girl’s Summer Outfit from Cath Kidston

I do love Cath Kidston.  Admittedly, I have more than a couple of bags, shoes, mugs and other items from their shop.  I really must unsubscribe to their newsletter,  I go mental and can’t resist clicking every time they announce they are on sale, so yes, I gave in again.  This time though, I only bought two items and they were all for little T.

There must be a rule somewhere that says all little girls must have pretty sandals in the summer.  Aren’t they the cutest? Now if only they had it in my size too 😉

And this flowery skirt is the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen.  If you’re a mother of a little girl, I bet you won’t be able to resist too.

I have this image in my head of little T whirling around in the sun.  She is giggling.  Her straw hat falls off her head and reveals her messy-all-tangled-up long-hair.  She ignores the fact that her hat is now being blown away by the wind and continuous her silly little dance.  Her white top is splattered with ice-cream.  But she is laughing.  Happy that she has a pretty-flowery skirt that twirls when she moves, and lovely silver sandals with little pink and blue flowers on it.  Never mind if her hair is disheveled and her hat has been blown away and her top is scruffy.  All that matters is that she’s happy twirling, and falling, and tripping and laughing like a loon in the summer sun.

What about you?

Do you like Cath Kidston too?

What’s your favourite item?

Do share.

My Top Five Must-Have-Summer Sandals

In spite of the ever-changing English weather, as of last week, summer seems to have arrived already and for us moms, this means getting rid of chunky boots and showing off our lovely little toes in pretty summer sandals.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve been window-shopping online a lot, looking for the perfect summer sandals.

Here are my Top Five Finds:

1.  Ancient Greek Sandals:

No, it’s not just the style it’s also the name of the brand.  If I weren’t married and not a mom and just earning money for myself, these would be my ideal must-have summer sandals.

Aren’t they the prettiest?  They’re Ancient Greek Sandals and cost about £150+.  Click here if you want to see more of their collection. Not so affordable for a mommy like me, although of course I’m sure there are loads of mothers out there who can probably afford more than one pair.  I’m just not one of them and I’m fine with that.  Maybe, because I’ve always been sort of a cheap sake and also because there are lots of other shops/brands out there who sell really lovely sandals without having to break your budget for the month. Like the ones below:

2. Topshop:  HORSHAM Geeky Sandals £20

If you prefer your sandals to be more glittery, Topshop have other designs as well.  As for me, I like my sandals simple and nice.  Yes, I’m boring that way (actually, in many other ways as well).

It also comes in gold and white.  Click here if interested.

3.  Zara: Strappy Thong Sandals £22.99

Even back home, I’ve always loved the Spanish brand Zara.  I also shop here a lot for the little one.  They’ve got lovely dresses and cute t-shirts.  Also affordable and not pricey like the other brands.

It also comes in different colors.  Click here if interested.

4.  Next: Toe Thong Sandal £18

The high-street British brand Next is also very affordable and I love their next day delivery without having to pay premium delivery rates.  They also have a very good customer service, not to mention really cute children’s clothing.  So it’s not surprising to find really nice and stylish summer sandals – loads of them.  All you need to do is pick your style.

This lovely affordable sandals also comes in Tan, white and metallic colors.

Click here if you’re interested.

5. And lastly, for the cool moms who haven’t gotten over their punk-rock days yet, perhaps this River Island  White Skull Studded T Bar Sandals will do it for them.  Plus, it only costs £25.

Click here if you’re interested.

As for me, I think I’ll go for the Topshop Geeky Sandals.  As much as I would love to wear the thong sandals, sadly, my toes aren’t as cute as my daughter’s, so best not to show them off too much.  What are your favourites?