Wrapping Up A Winter Wardrobe with Target

The rainy days and morning chill are starting to creep in.   I have spent the school holidays decluttering My Pigeon Pairs wardrobe in preparation for the onslaught of jumpers, tracksuits and jeans.  Master O faired much better than Little Miss A. He still has a few collared long sleeve shirts that will see him through another winter and a great all weather jacket.  Little Miss A however has outgrown almost everything!  

Like any shopping trip I prepare, prepare, prepare.  To be honest, Target has always been my first top for kids clothes.   I love the way they release Kids Clothing in “stories”.  By matching outfits within a particular “story” I know that I will get many versatile mix and match outfits! Plus it is always reasonably priced and good quality.  By coordinating a selection of mix and match outfits I can stretch my fashion dollar further!

The number of mix and match outifts here are amazing!

1. Girls Mix And Match Impatiens Top $11.20 2. Girls Mix and Match Navy Floral Tee $11.20 3. Girls Cut and Sew Cardigan $10 4. Girls Cotton Rib Top – $5 5. Girls 5 Pocket Skinny Coloured Jean – $14  6. Parisian Hearts Story Stretch Jean – $11.88 7. Girls Flower Trim Beret – $10 8. Lily Infant Ballet Flats – $10 

1 and 5

2 and 5

3, 4 and 5

1 and 6

 2 and 6

 3 and 6

4 and 6

3,4 and 6

5, 2 and 3

1,3 and 6

1,3 and 5

Yep that is what you call versatility! Pair them with a neutral pair of shoes like white, silver or gold and a cute beanie and you even have accessories covered.

 So thats over 10 complete outfits for $82!  

My TOP 5 TIPS

for Childrens Winter Wardrobes

1. Layers – Long sleeved shirts under dresses, tights under skirts, cardigans on the top.  This will not only have you prepared for any weather situation but also extend thier summer wardrobe into the cilly months.

2. Colour Pallete.  Choose items with complimentary colour pallets.  This Pink, Mint and Navy combo allows maximum mix and match opportunities.

3. Neutral Accessories.  Invest in a good pair or two of neutral flats and boots.  This will see them through the whole of winter.  Match them with a cute scarf or beanie for the coldest of days.

4. Buy Them Big.  I try to buy kids winter clothes slightly bigger than usual.  This gives them room for all those layers underneath and may even help see them through more than one winter. 

5. Quality and Versatility.  Look for good quality clothes that have been tried and tested.  Hunt out outfits that can be dressed up or down for a variety of occasions.

So are you ready for Winter?  Have any of your own Winter Wardrobe Tips?  

This is a sponsored post as part of the Target Blog Hub.  I have been compensated for my time and these great outfits but all opinions are my own. All prices are correct at the time of posting but Target is always having amazing sales so check it out for yourself!

 

 

Finding My Style ~ The Dress

Last week I was invited to a very last minute event.  An evening event, with bloggers, in Sydney.  Naturally I said yes before I had even had a chance to consider what I was going to wear!  I pulled out an old faithful Little Black Dress but to be honest I felt more old and faithful than the dress.  When did I become so old and well boring?  

The whole predicament had me examining my wardrobe.  The findings: A mix between a life that once was, aka life pre kids, a smattering of maternity/this will be good to breast feed in and the old faithfuls, aka the dresses.

I am a dress kind of girl.  I own three times the amount of dresses than pants.  I love the way a dress makes me feel and look.  The upside of being old and faithful is that I am discovering my own style.  Over the years I have determined my body shape and started to work with it instead of hide it.  Although I do still have a few pairs od Spanks for special occasions! I know that dresses suit me.  In particular I look for dresses with a belt/tie/seam at the waist and with an a-line skirt.  This draws attention to my waist (which appears to be the only part of my body unafected by children) and hides the mummy tummy, hips and thighs.  I also have horrible knees.  They have alway been unfortunate but after a horrible fall whilst pregnant with Little Miss A it appears I am scared for life. So ALL dresses or skirts  must come to my knees at least.  These dresses are referred to as midi or tea length dresses. 

My life has changed dramatically in the past 4 months.  I no longer have a “baby” but two very active children.  I am no longer teaching, I work from home.  I attend more events and meetings.  I am a “School” Mum and we have changed schools!

I am embracing the changes and feel like they are as good an excuse as any to CHANGE my wardrobe!

 INTRODUCING…..

MY STYLE ~ The Dress

THE EVERYDAY DRESS

 

This is the school pick up/grocery shopping/errand dress. Throw it on and accessorise. Any last minute ballet flats compliment  a basic denim dress. I love that it has a bit of sleeve to cover up my quickly becoming tuckshop lady arms. Add tights and boots for Winter!

 

Source: asos.com via Larissa on Pinterest

 

It may be on the short side but it just looks so comfy! And does it have pockets? I love pockets! I would brighten it up a little with colourful accessories.

THE MEETING DRESS

 

I LOVE red. That is something else being “old and faithful” has taught me. My Dark hair and Olive skin suit White or Bright. Anything Beige/Khaki/Brown looks horrible on me! This dress ticks all the boxes. Waist tie, Good length and a sleeve. Perfect for these in between months. It is busy enough to only need the simplest of jewellery. I could dress it down with flats or up with heels and boots for winter!

THE EVENT DRESS

 

Source: asos.com via Larissa on Pinterest

 

I had my heart set on this one as it is such a classic style, but it is sold out. Love the little belt as it is easy to switch out for any colour in your wardrobe. Black is so easy wear and I love it for travelling. A statement necklace and you are ready for dinner or even date night (as if that is ever going to happen!)

Source: asos.com via Larissa on Pinterest

 

I am still in two minds about this dress. I think a belt would break it up a bit but I just love the cut! What say you about polka dots?

and 

MY FAVOURITE DRESS

Source: asos.com via Larissa on Pinterest

 

I bought it! In both colours! Well only because they didnt have my size in red but I thought I would give the smaller size go, well because I just love red! The navy in the bigger size will most likely be the better fit. It is yet to arrive and I have evrything crossed that it looks amazing! This is going to be my go to dress. I love the volume of the skirt the tab detailed waist, the sleeves, EVERYTHING. Just classic and understated. SO MY STYLE!

So do you have a style? What say you about mine?

Tutu Dreaming…

 

Their is something magical about a tutu.  It can transform anyone, anywhere into a dancer. A Little tulle cloud concealing litle legs that dream of being a ballerina.  I always dreamed I would have little girl.  She would prance about the house in her dreamy pink tutu, practcing her plies and twirling with her hands in the sky.  And now those tutu dreams are coming true.  I still pinch myslef that little Miss A is here.  She wears her tutu around the house and to the shops and to bed and in the yard, everywhere!

 

 The tutu in our house is accompanied by  little bruised shins.  Their shiny purple and blue a realistic contrast to the skirt of dreams. This little ballerina is far from graceful but those clumsy toddler moves are full of enthusiasm.

And this is where Lauren from Gingersnaps Kidz comes in.  Apart from having a store that stocks soo many treasures she has also created the most divine range of tutus in every colour of the rainbow.  How gorgeous are they in the image above hanging side by side dreaming of new dancers to wear them!

So……

 

To win a Lavendar and White Size 1-2 tutu  from Gingersnaps Kidz

 Simply:

 1. Like “My Pigeon Pair” on Facebook

2. Like “Gingersnaps Kidz” on Facebook

3.  Leave a comment here telling us what colour tutu is your favourite!

Wouldn’t it make a dreamy Christmas gift?  I am now off to dress Master O in a costume for dress up day, and not it does not involve a tutu! 

Entries open 6am Tuesday 1st November and close 6pm Friday 4th of November.  Open to Australian Residents only due to postage.  Winner chosen via random.org.