Watching our daughter’s love and connection to the environment that immediately surrounds us is something that gives us immense joy, so this time of year and the age she is now (coming on five) there is so much to learn, see and really take in.
With such a natural desire to head out and really explore her surroundings, and the arrival of the sun towards the end of the Easter holidays we headed outside. First we set about tidying up the vegetable garden and finally getting around to sowing seeds for this year. Late to the party on this particular job this year, but with the return of the sunshine and warmer days, within days of these photos being taken, seedlings had started to appear.
After weeks of visiting the tractor ruts deep in our woods that every year is filled with healthy looking frog spawn, towards the end of the Easter holiday we finally caught sight of the flickering of new life under the surface of the water. The tadpoles had finally arrived and as we do every year, we collected a few and bought them back to the house to observe throughout the coming weeks. Careful to collect only a few to avoid overcrowding, as well as lots of their water and all important pond (rut!) life to aid them in their growth.
Much like the tadpoles and every creature during Spring, our very own birdie has been doing some growing, not just in her emotional and mental development, but also in her size, suddenly our girl is lengthening upwards, over half my height now (and I’m 5’4″!) she has appeared to take on the looks of a young girl now, rather than mere fledgling.
Of course with the inevitable growth spurts and seasonal changes, come the changes in our own wardrobes and we were thrilled to once again be asked to select a few pieces from the Fat Face SS18 collection. This year’s children’s clothing is bursting with so many lovely pieces, all ideal for the months ahead.
As most who read my posts here as well as follow me on Instagram, I am a huge believer in charity shop finds, eBay (their baby bundles were a god send when she was a tiny one… and often have some amazing bundles now too!) as well as supporting smaller independents of which we are huge fans. When it comes to the ‘high street’ however, we are often flummoxed at what is available for little ones… as well as my own clothes.
We believe less is more, that if you choose well and buy quality made items then you can get plenty of use out of what is in your wardrobe, but with a soon-to-be, tall five year old, we are often searching for clothes fairly regularly for her… but as I say, that doesn’t mean compromising in quality and ethics.
Fat Face are making some many important moves to creating sustainable clothing for smalls and adults alike, and this year, as with the seasons before them, this year’s Spring/Summer collection doesn’t not fail to impress.
For children there are fabulous bold prints, durable denims, as well as more muted toned tops to pair up on the cooler Spring/Summer days. From trusty denim dungarees to get filthy in or maxi dresses to hunt for tadpoles, they have covered everything for both boys and girls clothing.
I was also lucky enough to get my hands on a few pieces, a beautiful, rich blue top to pair with a new pair of jeans – incidentally Fat Face denim and selection of various cuts of jeans are hard to beat in my opinion! – as well as the most beautiful Indian motif print shirt which I really love.
Most important of all is that both the items I chose, as well as the ones my daughter picked are clothes that (growth spurts aside) will last; whether we box them up for the future, or hand them down to friends of ours or charity once they are outgrown by the youngest member of the family, you can be sure that they’ll get plenty of wear.
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Fat Face clothing for children – SS18 Kidswear
Plain T-Shirt – Available in five beautiful Spring/Summer tones, we chose ‘Wisteria’. It is a very soft cotton with a broderie trim on the hem to add some texture. This has been ideal for the cooler days to layer up.
Denim Dungarees – A staple piece of clothing in this household, these hard-wearing denim dungarees are so easy to wear. With side pockets and adjustable shoulder straps these are thrown on with pretty much anything.
Edith Circle Ditsy Dress – This maxi dress is made for Summer fun! It’s pretty, lightweight and very comfortable making it easy to wear; the elasticated waistband is great too.
Fat Face clothing for women – SS18 Women
Piper Frill Indigo Geo Top – With a lovely textured geo print, as well as a rich blue colour and a relaxed fit, this top is perfect for Spring and Summer. This pretty top has been designed to be super flattering. It has a square neckline and beautiful ruffle sleeve detailing.
Organic Cotton Poppy Woodblock Popover – Effortless and easy to wear, this is the perfect cross between a classic button through shirt and a feminine blouse. Made with 100% organic cotton it is a relaxed fit, dropped back hem and a button-up front.
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Please Note: This is a Sponsored Post in Association with Fat Face. Items of clothing featured in this post have been gifted as well as a fee paid by Fat Face in exchange for writing an honest and authentic review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.