Thursday, 2 July 2015

Weekend Mini Style #27

Woo, it's Friday and welcome to the first edition of Weekend Mini Style instead of Weekend Baby Style. We collectively decided to change the name from baby to mini to make it more obvious that we are open to all ages of kids style posts. We hope you like the new name and we can't wait to see your posts!

If this is your first time joining us, hello! And if you would like some more info on what we're all about then check out the updated linky page here.

Isla's outfits this week:


Romper, Zara | Headband, Little Boutique Nenagh



Quite a simple outfit here. The weather is just too damn hot to faff around with accessories. Not that we are remotely complaining, I'm quite happy with this spell of fabulous weather we have been having. This romper is perfect for the weather as it is loose and comfortable with a love, bright fruity print. Fruits are huge this SS15 and it's a trend we are absolutely loving. The fact this Zara romper was also in the sale just makes it extra sweet.



Top, George at Asda | Shorts, Bowties & Candyfloss | Moccasins, Fawn & Finch | Headband, Little Bowtique Nenagh





How fab is this print on the Bowties and Candyfloss shorts?! Such a great . I love the fit of the shorts because they are a cross between cycling and harem shorts, which works really well. The fact the shorts are unisex is a bonus. I felt the print on the shorts only needed a plain, block colour to vest so we went with Khaki. The Little Boutique Nenagh hair band freshens the look up with a bright pop of colour. 

A fave from last week:



Loving the watermelon jumpsuit over on Belle Du Brighton's post last week. However, I'm not going to lie, it was mainly because of that super fun cat hat that this outfit became one of our faves!

So now it's your turn...

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

New Kid on the Block: Chicco Dry Fit Nappy Review*


Chicco (pronounced cee-co rather than, what I’ve been saying for the past few years, chee-co!) are a well renowned Italian baby brand. They were established in 1958 and cover all sorts of areas in the parenting market. From cribs to strollers, from toys to highchairs, Chicco have a fab range on offer and always provide reliable and great looking products. 

Chicco have just embarked on a new adventure here in the UK and we are very excited to be able to share it with you! 

Monday, 29 June 2015

Money Money Money!*


As women our financial motivations can often differ from men. For example, I don’t know too many men who have ‘shopping’ near the top of their priority list. And I would probably list it a couple lines down from food and rent!

When we throw family life and a child into the mix, financial difficulties can arise and we find ourselves making tough decisions about how to manage our money.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Weekend Baby Style #26

Happy Friday everyone! I know it's been a while but back on to the side of a name change...I'm thinking Weekend Mini Style instead of Weekend Baby Style. It's not much of a change but I think it'll help people still find us easily enough. What do you all think?

Isla's outfits this week:


Top, George at Asda | Leggings, Cotton On Kids | Headband, Fawn & Finch | Sandals, Next




I really really love these leggings. They were given to us by our lovely friend Steph at Chalk Kids because Finlay had grown out of them before he could even wear them. Lucky for Isla! Thank you Steph! I love a triangle print and the fact that these are monochrome make them even more up my street. Still loving the Next sandals. They literally go with everything.




Dress, Next | Moccasins, Hux Baby | Bib, Max & the Star | Hair Ties, Little Sleepy Sew & Sew





This is another dress from our multi buy from Next last week. Who doesn't love a stripe? These dresses have such a lovely fit and shape to them. They also look super comfortable. I wish they did them in adult sizes. Isla's bib is a gorgeous floral print from Max & the Star. Definitely check them out on Instagram. They have such lovely bits and bobs for sale and have started doing on off custom rompers too.



And I finally got her hair in pigtails!

A fave from last week:



I'm a total mint Green obsessive so this gorgeous outfit over on Mums Blind Love was right up my street. How gorgeous is that bow and bib? And what a cute expression! 

So now it's your turn...

The rules are simple:
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  • Link your post up below
  • Use the hashtag #weekendbabystyle on social media and mention @KnottBumpAndUs. We'll RT everyone that does
  • Visit and comment on other posts that have linked up. If you are first pop back later. Linkys are about sharing the love, they don't work if we don't all participate!
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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Chicco Disney Toys*


We are big fans of Chicco in this household and have been since we discovered their Next To Me bedside crib way back before Isla was born.   

This time we were exploring a different area of their products and an area that Isla clearly finds more interesting. Toys! 

Chicco have teamed up with Disney and created a capsule collection of fun and interesting toys for a variety of ages. 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Mum & Baby June Favourites

Baby



Kokosa Baby Coconut Oil - this product is ridiculous! The amount of things it can do is unreal. I use it on Isla's skin, I use it on my skin, I use it to take off my eye make up (best mascara remover EVER), I use it as after sun, I use it to cook...the possibilities are endless. I would highly recommend getting a bit of coconut oil in your life if you haven't already. You don't know what you are missing!

Monday, 22 June 2015

5 Things I'd Do Differently With My Next Baby


Listen to my gut instinct – The first time around you are literally thrown in at the deep end. There is no amount of reading, or listening to others advice, you can do that will prepare you for your first baby and parenthood. Everyone is different and every baby is different. It takes time to figure out what works for you. I had a lot of anxiety at the beginning when I thought I didn’t know how to do anything right but it comes with time. Next time I’ll be more prepared mentally and will trust myself to know what’s right for my baby.