Double Duty Dress

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Oct 182013

While I (obviously) love shopping for our little ones I am afraid I am not that keen on shopping for myself these days. Like many other mums I know I rarely (read never!) have a free minute to go into a shop alone and calmly browse the aisles and I also feel a little guilty spending money on myself. But with spring now in full swing and a lovely summer holiday in Europe on the horizon I couldn’t resist buying myself this cute little dress when I spotted it in the Target Online Store:

Frill SundressThere are currently lots of lovely trendy spring dresses to choose from but this Frill Sundress ($39) really jumped out to me: it’s bright and cheerful, colourful, easy to wear and very forgiving for my post baby shape (just what I need while I work hard to shift the last baby kilos). I always look for garments that I can wear on different occasions by simply changing the accessories and this dress is absolutely perfect for doing that double duty.

Perfect outfit for a day at the beach

Perfect outfit for a day at the beach

We love visiting the beach and with four young children I am always short of hands and eyes, there is definitely no time to carefully fold clothes or fiddle around with zips and buttons. The stylish Frill Sundress by iconic surfwear brand Piping Hot is obviously ideal for the beach, just slip it on over your bathers, slide your feet in some sweet thongs and off you go. When you’re heading for a swim simply stuff this dress in your bag and if you have to wear it over wet togs the fabric will dry quickly.

Cute Melon ThongsTo save myself time I ordered the dress online and chose Click & Collect, a free service that allows you to pick up your order at your local Target store without having to pay postage. Once they sent me an email and SMS confirmation I just popped into the store to pick it up and while I was there I chose these cute Spalding Thongs ($15) in fresh melon colour to match the dress. These thongs are super comfy and surprisingly supportive (clearly a quality product), I may have to get them in another colour too.

Dressing it up

Dressing it up

Turqoise Peeptoe WedgeLazy summer days often include a picnic in the park, a yummy barbeque with friends or simple eating out, you can take the beach out of this dress by adding a pair of on-trend wedges (or dressy sandals if you prefer flat) and an eye catching necklace. Because I wanted the second look to be different I avoided going for the lovely melon colour again but chose to highlight the crisp blue and teal colours instead. I chose this necklace ($20) which looks lovely on, now to find the right shoes!

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Jul 052013


I want long hair like you mama. I want to play the drums just like dad. I want to wear a beautiful dress just like mummy. If your kids always want to be like mum and dad they will no doubt love the latest addition to the popular Ice-Watch range: Ice-Mini.

Ice-Mini PinkFor quite some time Ice-Watch has been the brand many hip grownups want to be seen with. Not just Australians like to wear Ice on their wrists, people all over the world have fallen in love with these funky timepieces and with so many styles and colours to choose from there is an Ice-Watch to suit everyone. It was about time little minifashionistas could add a touch of cool to their wardrobe too and now they can look just like mum and dad with the Ice-Mini.

Ice-Mini Watch

For little hipsters: Ice-Mini ($79)

Featuring the same signature look as the rest of the Ice-Watch family the new Ice-Mini is sure to appeal to children. The clear, easy-to-read dial is ideal for kids who are just learning to read the time, there are no pictures or patterns to confuse them so they will have no trouble recognising the large colourful numbers. Measuring 30mm wide this style is the perfect size for small wrists and absolutely not bulky or heavy. Very handy: Ice-Mini timepieces have a 10 ATM water resistance rating.

Ice-Mini BlueWhiteThe brightly coloured silicone strap is soft and flexible to suit active kids that are always on the move and of course the strap is adjustable (8 holes) so it will grow with your child. You can count on excellent quality and durability, backed up by a generous 2-year warranty. Ice-Mini ($79) is currently available in four stylish colours for both boys and girls: candy pink and bright green (for those who don’t mind standing out from the crowd) and timeless white and blue.

To find out more about Ice-Watch, to browse the range and to order online visit

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