Dec 102016
 

Like any good doll-mother our girls always make sure their beloved dolls are not short of anything. They sleep in the softest bed, get their hair brushed till it shines and wear the prettiest outfits, in fact their collection of festive frocks is even more impressive than my own! With warm weather finally on the horizon here are our girls’ Top 5 Australian Girl summer dresses:

Every year Australian Girl Doll fans flock (or should I say frock?) in to store hoping they can get their hands on that year’s exclusive Christmas dress. Being a limited edition this special number is always highly coveted and once it’s gone it gone! The 2016 Christmas Dress (RRP $28.95) is perfect for a wonderful Aussie Christmas with family and friends, I love how it combines the traditional red/white Christmas colours in the top with a more modern, casual floral print on the bottom half. As the cherry on top a delightful Christmas themed doll necklace is included, that’s your doll’s Christmas outfit sorted.

If there is one design my girls would love to wear themselves it would have to be the Sunny Polka Dress (RRP $24.95), with a fluffy two-layer tule underskirt this gorgeous pink polkadot frock is sure to make your doll the belle of the ball. It’s perfect for pretend proms, ballroom dances and birthday bashes and if it came in big girl sizes my little ladies would definitely be lining up for it.

The Summer Lime Dress (RRP $25.95) is the ideal casual dress for active girls who want to enjoy a nice day out in the sun. Made from soft 100% cotton this cute anchor-print dress is super comfortable, easy to put on and great for both everyday activities and special outings: from beach to bike to BBQ, this dress is your pick.

If you feel a proper party dress needs a bit of sparkle look no further than the Elegant Hi Lo Dress (RRP $27.95). Featuring plenty of glitter, a tule overlay and an eye-catching hi-lo shape this dress will make little eyes shine with delight. As a finishing touch a matching headband (could also be used as a corsage) is included. Pink is a popular party colour all year around, so this dress is sure to become a wardrobe favourite.

Last but not least there is the playful Black n White Dress (RRP $24.95), a great choice for girls who are not into pink and (looking at my daughters) particularly liked by older doll owners. Combining a classic black/white checkered fabric with a cheeky polkadot lining and plenty of ruffles this halter neck dress is all kinds of lovely. It even comes with neat white undies to wear underneath!

To find out more about Australian Girl, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.australiangirldoll.com.au.

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Oct 022016
 

One of the things we try to do on all our holidays is visit a new zoo or wildlife park, the whole family enjoys a day at the zoo and so far we’ve seen five different ones already. Lions and elephants, rhinos and monkeys, the kids love seeing so many amazing animals together. Australian Girl dolls are big animal-lovers too and even have their own animal inspired outfits:

Jungle Dress

Featuring a cool leopard-print the Jungle Dress (RRP $29.95) is the perfect frock for a trip to the zoo, a jungle safari, a rainforest expedition or just a fabulous party. I love how this pretty dress combines the adventurous side of the animal print with sweet pink trims and a flower appliqué, it captures the best of both worlds. To make sure your doll’s beautiful hair does not get caught up in pesky velcro both the Jungle Dress and the matching shoulder bag (included) close with small press studs.

Giraffe Outfit

If you are looking for something a bit more casual the Pink Giraffe Outfit (RRP $28.95) is your match. Consisting of a comfy tee with cute ruffle detail, a giraffe print skirt and a matching bag your favourite Australian Girl is all dressed for a fun day out. This is a great set if you’re looking for a versatile outfit that can be mixed and matched with other pieces from your Australian Girl doll wardrobe.

Jungle PantsIf you are planning to climb trees, jump over rivers, chase animals and swing on vines during your jungle adventure you may find a skirt or dress is not the most practical choice. Designed with active Aussie girls in mind the Jungle Pant Set (RRP $23.95, tunic top and jungle pants) is super easy to move around in and has some handy little pockets for storing small treasures in.

To find out more about Australian Girl, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.australiangirldoll.com.au.

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Nov 072015
 

One Sunday

With Christmas less than 7 weeks away I am slowly starting to think about the kids’ Christmas outfits. I love picking something special for all of them each Christmas (even if it takes a while to find the perfect outfit) and with five children to dress I have my work cut out for me. From my experience shopping for the younger ones is pretty easy, unfortunately now that Olivia is 7 years old she is starting to grow out of many great children’s fashion labels and the alternative is often too grown-up (read skimpy and over-sexualised) for my liking.

One Sunday Summer Dresses

Australian designer and mum Henrietta encountered this problem too so she decided to take matters into her own hands and created One Sunday, a wonderful tween fashion label for girls aged 8-16 that is fun, stylish and age-appropriate. All pieces are designed and made right here in Australia using New Zealand fabrics, ensuring a high-quality, durable and fair-trade product that’s comfortable to wear and comfortable on your conscience too.

One Sunday Dresses

The latest One Sunday tween collection has just arrived in store and with 23 new styles added to the line-up your tween’s Summer wardrobe is easily sorted. Whether it’s for Christmas, a special occasion or every day, my girls absolutely love dresses so I was really pleased to see all the pretty new frocks Henrietta has been working on, how sweet are the silver Boat Dress and the stunning Party Dress?

One Sunday Olivia

Initially I feared that Olivia would have to wait another year before she could fit the smallest of the One Sunday range but it turned out luck was on her side so she scored herself a perfect dress for the upcoming festive season. The eye catching Retro Dress in Sputto (RRP $89.95, size 8-16) features a retro-style pleated skirt and cute ties that do up at the shoulders, I just wish this dress came in my size too! It is made of soft and breathable cotton, ideal for the summer season, and the pale blue colour is just divine, I think it suits miss 7 beautifully.

One Sunday Sputto Dress Olivia

To find out more about One Sunday, to browse the range and to order online visit www.onesunday.com.au.

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Oct 312015
 

I know it’s only October but when it comes to festive fashion you can’t start your shopping early enough. For ‘real’ Aussie girls there may be plenty of choice in pretty frocks but for the Australian Girl doll it’s first come first served and if the precious years are anything to go by the annual Christmas dress is guaranteed to sell out in a flash:

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Every year the Australian Girl design team combines their creative efforts to design a lovely new doll dress that will leave you wishing it came in big sizes too. Take a look at the brand new 2015 Christmas Dress (RRP $24.95), how gorgeous is that?!

Australian Girl Mary-JanesWe all know you can’t get more Christmassy than red and green which is why this year’s Christmas dress features a double layer tulle underskirt in a refreshing lime green colour. The red and white polka dot dress is beautifully made with a lined bodice and finished off with a lime green ribbon and bow to match the underskirt. Just add some cute sandals, flats or Mary Janes and your Australian Girl is ready for the festive season!

Australian Girl Dress Christmas

As always the attention to detail is next to none and great care has been taken to ensure a perfect fit and easy dressing and undressing for little hands. Unlike traditional velcro which often pulls and tugs on clothing and hair the 2015 Christmas Dress (like all other Australian Girl doll clothing) is designed with convenient press stud closures at the back that are gentle on the fabric and your doll’s hair, after all no one likes brushing out the tangles.

Australian Girl Doll Christmas Dress

If you’re keen to surprise your little lady with this beautiful party frock for her Australian girl this Christmas please keep in mind that stock is limited and once sold out there will be no more shipments. We recommend you get your order in early to avoid disappointment.

To find out more about Australian Girl, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.australiangirldoll.com.au.

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Mama on Monday

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Sep 282015
 

Not only is today the last Monday in September, it is also the last Mama on Monday photo I got to take. I hope you have loved watching our baby grow these last few months and seeing what an everyday mama wears during pregnancy, I know I will enjoy looking back at these weekly updates later down the track.

For this last photo moment with my (rather heavy, round) baby bump I am dressed up for Spring in a light and feminine maternity dress by Australian label Szabo. If you’re looking for a pretty party dress that will flatter your bump (at any size) I can highly recommend it! To celebrate the arrival of our new baby we’re kicking off our big Welcome Baby Giveaway on October 1, we have lots of fabulous prizes to give away so stay tuned!

1 Szabo Sunray Maternity Dress

3 Maternity Dress Szabo

2 Szabo Sunray

Wearing:
Sunray Maternity Dress (RRP $149) by Szabo Maternity
Original Saltwater Sandals (RRP $84, Silver) by Little Pinwheel

Sep 142015
 

What can I say, I have reached absolute whale proportions and am struggling to find garments that will cover this basketball of a baby for the few weeks that are left. At least the weather has really warmed up here which does lift the spirits. Who would have thought we could go from winter coats and gumboots to a beautiful sandal-perfect Summer day in just one week? I love being able to wear my Saltwater Sandals again, even if my toenail polish looks a little less than perfect.

Striped Maternity Dress

Eve of Eden Maternity Dress

Eve of Eden Striped Dress

Wearing:
Striped Maternity Dress (RRP $98, now $69) by Eve of Eden
Original Saltwater Sandals (RRP $84, Silver) by Little Pinwheel

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Aug 242015
 

After a long wait we finally enjoyed some beautiful sunny winter days this week, everyone and everything instantly looked a little brighter and happier. At least I can confidently say I have had lots and lots of wear out of my maternity winter wear this time, it has been boots and knits for pretty much the entire pregnancy! Lucky for me I have plenty of warm and cosy pieces to choose from, this comfy and casual outfit was just perfect for our Saturday walk up the local track:

Imanimo Yahli

Imanimo

Happy Family

Wearing:
Yahli Dress (RRP $99) by Imanimo Maternity
Maternity Leggings (Navy) by VidaVita
Top Down Mushroom Hi-tops by Reebok