Like all of us, I enter competitions with much more hope than expectation, and quite often not even that much hope, it’s just for a bit of fun, which makes it all the lovelier on the very very rare occasion when I actually win.
I entered the Little Buttons Boutique giveaway because I happened to see it on Facebook on the way to work, and then got two lovely days, the first when there was a message to say I’d actually won, and the second when a little purple parcel plopped through the letterbox.
Just perfect for my little Pip Squeak; a pair of Blade & Rose leggings in rainbow stripes with a cloud on the bottom.
We’ve had Blade &Rose leggings before; I think I bought a couple of pairs in a sale one summer when Elma was little and she rocked pink cupcakes and zebra stripes until it was time to pass them down to Pip, who passed on the pink cupcakes, but looked very sweet as a zebra. They’re more stretchy than ordinary jersey leggings, which is really great for getting tiny legs down them in the smaller sizes, and warm and cosy when they’re on.
I love leggings for little ones, they give them so much more room for manoeuvre than something more solid like jeans, so they can run and stretch and wriggle to their hearts content, and Pip has built up an impressive collection, though he’s now on the cusp of growing out of most of them (oh the calamity of having to choose some more!)
This pair are size 3-4, which is indeed the clothes size that my charming one year old is growing into; they’re not sizing small, if anything they’re on the more generous size, he’s just a giant. They’re a little long in the leg for him right now but now so much as they look completely silly and by the depths of winter they’ll be the perfect fit.
The biggest challenge for really brightly coloured leggings is finding something to match on top, but with navy, turquoise, red and yellow stripes and green cuffs, there’s a lot to choose from. A quick rifle through Pip’s drawers and we found that my favourite of this summer’s t-shirts was the perfect match. It came as part of a set of three from Mothercare and I love it both for the colours and the sentiment.
Pip decided to put this new outfit to the test in his traditional manner; by checking whether you can play golfball/hockey/stick in it, and from the looks of things it passed with full marks.
Ian Poulter eat your heart out!
Joining Make do and Push for Funky Kid Friday