Friday, 31 July 2015

Weekend Mini Style #31



Romper, Primark | Cardi, Zara | Shoes, H&M



How fun is this pineapple romper from Primark?? It was an absolute bargain at £3.50, so that is always a bonus. I'm a sucker for anything pineapple related so as soon as I spotted this bad boy I dropped the other two rompers I had in my hands. Loving the fact the pineapples are a neon Pink. It would have been pretty cool if the romper had been Yellow but it still looks fab. This cardi was in the sale at Zara, so all in all a pretty barginsta outfit. I'm always on the hunt for plain colour cardis so was pretty happy to spot this little cutie in a, rather small, Zara, that we were in last weekend.





Tee, Dudes & Dolls | Leggings, Primark | Shoes, Gap | Bib, Belles Boutique Bibs on Etsy




I'm rather loving this little get up. We haven't rocked this tee for a while so it's good to see him out and about again. The lovely Laura from Belles Boutique, who we've been following for ages, has started selling baby bibs on Etsy. She has chosen such great prints and we just simply had to get a few. They were delivered super quick and the quality is fantastic. Definitely check her out if you are after some unique, great quality little bibs.

And, for us, they couldn't have come at a better time as Isla (who is never usually bothered by teeth) has started teething like a mad thing, dribbling ev-er-y-where. Who said molars were the worst?! It's all about the canines. HELP!


A fave from last week:



How awesome is this little get up from Tantrums and Tailoring's Weekend Mini Style post?! I would love to get Isla in a similar outfit!

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Little Ondine Nail Polish Review*



I can be quite an indecisive person. Just ask my husband about when we go out for dinner…  

When Little Ondine got in touch asking if we wanted to try out some of their natural nail polishes, we were intrigued.  

A peel off nail polish? For grownups? That you can change to your heart’s content? Count us in.  

My inner child delighted at the idea of sitting there peeling the polish off, even though this clearly isn’t the actual purpose of the product!  

Seriously though, as a mum it is hard to find time for the little things you used to enjoy doing for yourself and painting your nails is definitely on that list. The painting part in itself is enough of a chore but actually having to take it off when it starts to look rubbish. Is even more of a thought.  

Friday, 24 July 2015

Weekend Mini Style #30



Tee, Next | Leggings, Next | Shoes, H&M | Headband, Dudes and Dolls




I totally forgot I bought Isla this tee! It’s such a cute little drawing and text and the ombre effect of the dye is fab. I don’t seem to have a lot of Blue bits and bobs in Isla’s wardrobe so this is a welcome addition. And who doesn’t love a unicorn?! I love love love these shoes from H&M. I know they are probably not the best for little baby feet but from a style perspective, I love the fact they are plain and not covered in butterflies, sequins or glitter, which a lot of the Clarks etc numbers can be.


Vest, George @ Asda | Leggings, Sainsburys | Shoes, H&M | Headband, Little Bowtique Nenagh
 

This outfit was all about the shoes. How cool are these little leopard espadrilles? I am on the hunt for a pair that are similar for myself! The leggings have a sweet little flower detailing on the bottom of each leg but it hasn’t come through in the photos. I thought it would be good to keep her in plain colours so that the shoes added a pop of print to the outfit.
As you can see we mixed the headbands up in the outfits…by mistake…but didn’t have enough time to re do photos!


A fave from last week:



How utterly gorgeous is the print on this beautiful dress over on Rosey Home's Weekend Mini Style post?

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Chicco Echo Stroller Review*


Don’t get me wrong. I love my iCandy Peach 3 but we’ve been on the hunt for a stroller type buggy for going on holiday, instead of a full blown travel system, for a while. Just something that pops up and down, is relatively lightweight and easy to travel about with. Something that can withstand being thrown about by baggage holders at airport and isn’t so expensive that you would worry about handing it over at the gate.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Wedding Stylin'


Dress, ASOS | Sandals, New Look at ASOS | Clutch Bag, New Look at ASOS | Necklace, Kate Spade | Ring, Monica Vinader | Sunglasses, ASOS

I've had a lot of lovely comments about the dress I wore to one of my best friends' wedding on Saturday. So, I thought I'd do a cheeky little style post on the whole wedding guest outfit that I threw together. 

The Kate Spade necklace was a birthday present last year from my friends that I spent this weekend with so it was so special to get to wear it. It matched the dress perfectly!

Friday, 17 July 2015

Weekend Mini Style #29



Top, Zara | Shorts, H&M | Moccasins, Hux Baby

 

This top is one of these bits of clothing that magically vanishes into the black hole that is Isla’s wardrobe and then just randomly appears one day when I’m hunting for an outfit! I bought it in Zara a while back but obviously totally forgot about it. I’m terrible. Oops! I love the contrast of the Orange font with the Blue and White stripes. I think it looks really effective. I was going to pair it with a pair on neon Orange shorts but the Orange didn’t match up with the one in the font on the tee. So we settled for Blue shorts instead! I don’t know why I put the wrong moccs on her in the pictures. I must have been half asleep!  

 

Top, George @ Asda | Shorts, Zara | Denim Shirt, H&M | Sandals, Next | Headband, Little Bowtique Nenagh

 

I am in love with these candy print shorts. The print is so cute and the neon colour is perfect for jazzing up any outfit. They are a lovely length and the elasticated waistband makes them fit well. They seem super comfy and look like they will fit her for a while. I thought that it would be best to pair the shorts with a plain vest due to the fact that the shorts are printed. There is a slight embellishment on the neckline of the vest which is pretty. I think the denim shirt finishes the outfit off nicely and the sandals were the best match for this little outfit.

A fave from last week:

This outfit over on Hello Archie is super stylish. How dapper does he look?! The rolled up sleeves on the shirt are just TOO cool.

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Monday, 13 July 2015

Life Moments with Natwest: Having Your First Baby*



Last month I had the very exciting opportunity of working with Natwest on a really great campaign all about the big moments in life. You can read all about what I got up to here



Natwest are on a mission to help us out with the big key moments in life and one of the biggest life changing moments is definitely having your first child. When you get wrapped up in the excitement of your pregnancy, finances can often fall down the list of things to look at and prioritise. I can put my hands up and say I was looking at all the fun bits and bobs I could buy for the baby before I sat down with my husband and discussed budgets and money.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Weekend Mini Style #28

Happy Friday! How are we all enjoying the new name?

Top, Gorgeous Little George | Bottoms, Zara | Sandals, Gap | Headband, Dude & Dolls
Um how appropriate is this fab raglan top from Gorgeous Little George. This is me. Every day! I am obsessed with all the raglan tops from Gorgeous Little George and we are lucky enough to be brand reps for them. I’m going to be ordering the ‘Mummy is a Blogger’ and ‘Always Camera Ready’ tops for Isla asap. Definitely go check them out if you haven’t already.


I have a confession, these Zara bottoms are size 9-12m and Isla is almost 15 months old now. I can’t give them up. They are my absolute favourite bottoms in her wardrobe. They are going to be shorts soon at this rate!
Top, River Island | Leggings, Next | Sandals, Clarks | Headband, River20Four


Isla was lucky enough to get this top given to her for her birthday by one of my lovely friends (with very good taste). I’m not a big Pink person but I LOVE the neon-ness (is that even a word!?) of this particular Pink. It is just gorgeous. The lace detailing and embellishment really add to it and make it a pretty piece. 

A fave from last week:



This bib over on Mummyandthebubbas is so fab. I do love a teepee! The rolled up shorts and polo look great too - perfect summer styling.

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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

A Very Exciting Opportunity...


Last month a very exciting email dropped into my inbox. It was asking me whether I fancied starring in a video with NatWest. It is part of a series they are doing to help us out with the big moments in life and this one is called ‘Life Moments: Having Your First Baby’.

I had my first baby last year and Laura, my co-star (it feels funny to type that!) is a first time mum-to-be who also happens to be an incredibly talented and beautiful soloist with the Royal Ballet.

After a few emails back and forth I was fully briefed and getting rather excited about it all. I was told the shoot would be at The Royal Opera House in London, in a real life ballet studio. I loved dancing when I was younger and did every type under the sun. Ballet, tap, modern, jazz, you name it. My real love was with ballet though, which I did up until I went to university. So the fact the shoot was going to be at The Royal Opera House, and with a real life ballerina, was amazing!

Monday, 6 July 2015

Something Exciting Is On The Horizon...


A very quick update on something exciting that's coming up in the world of The Knott Bump & Us.

We will be looking very different in a few weeks time...

I've had a lovely, lovely lady working on the design for a couple months now and we've been in touch sharing ideas since about March.

I thought I'd share a few sneak peeks of the new design and give you some on where the inspiration has come from.

Friday, 3 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!

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