This weekend, I tested out my mummy shopping skills to the full & headed off to style 8 lovely children at the Buttercrane, Newry for their Autumn/Winter Fashion Event.
As a mum, I always buy unnecessary clothing items for both myself and the girls so this was my chance to learn from the best, the lovely Danielle Donohoe & Wendie/Lurganista. Be sure to check out their Instagram accounts/Blog pages to be kept up to date of all things Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle 😘
Now the task in hand was this, style 8 children with 3 outfits each. So yes, 24 outfits in total. Whats another five children when I dress three children every day I hear you say??
Luckily the Buttercrane in Newry holds many shops that allow you to choose from a splendor of affordable & up to date styles for children of all ages. I decided to use, Marks & Spencer, Dunnes, Primark, Name It & Accessorize to finish their looks.
Firstly though, Can we just take a minute to appreciate my very own mini model, Miss Eva-Lilly sporting a very Halloween inspired dress from Primark- £8 (hasn’t taken it off since) You might even see this girl strut her stuff at the Spring/Summer event (no pressure Buttercrane)
So, let’s talk some really gorgeous pieces from the Buttercrane which is my local, go to Shopping Centre.
This beautiful mustard dress from Dunnes!
Velvet Top from M&S
Denim Pinny M&S
This mustard coat priced at £24 was definitely a head turner during the fashion show. Teamed with chinos and a shirt, topped with a cosy hat & your little one is sure to be a Trendy Ted all Autumn/Winter long!
(Side note, I’m a mummy of three little girls yes, BUT I have three brothers so I may have subconsciously absorbed their always on trend styles growing up 😜)
These really versatile leggings & top combos from Name It makes sure your little ones are comfy & stylish this Autumn/Winter.
Although not a stylist, I do however stick by three simple rules.
Comfort- first & foremost, a child will never wear something they’re uncomfortable in! Both from material in the clothing and how they feel wearing it! One of the little models at the event rightly so said she wasn’t comfy in something so we got her changed, no promlemo! The show went on & she was happy.
2) Colour- season dependant-
•Spring/Summer– whites, brights & pastels.
• Autumn/Winter- greys, burnt orange, reds, navy & mustard.
3) Cost – where possible buying 2/3 outfits from a good retailer will last a lot longer than a lot of bad items from a cheaper retailer, so in hindsight sometimes when you think you’re getting more product for your buck, it will more than likely shrink in the first wash (or maybe I’m a bad laundrette 😜)
I’m a pro at dressing my girls up to the age of 5- so I really thought dressing the older girls may have been hard but honestly, the stores I went into were more than happy to help & show me the rails (literally) of what’s, what when it comes dressing the older child. (Thanks to the staff of M&S, Dunnes, Primark & Name It- Buttercrane Newry)