As you will know if you are a long time reader of my blog, dressing Wilf is one of my favourite things about being a mum. I'm often telling people just how fun boys clothing can be and although I'm quite a 'girly girl' when it comes to my love of dresses, I've never felt like like I'm missing out in the fun clothing department when it comes to childrenswear.
That being said you do have to look around at times, when I was pregnant I did worry I would be lost amongst football style T-shirts and jogging bottoms. Thankfully lots more brands are clocking on to the fact that boys love fun colourful designs too and M&S is no exception.
I was asked if I would like to style a fun kiddo fashion shoot from the new M&S range for Wilf and a couple of his buddies and I was excited to start pulling together looks. Although I did buy a couple of very pretty dresses I was also excited to pick up a bunch of T-Shirts and leggings that could be worn by both Wilf and his friend of the same age Aleah.
I picked up most of these items online but we did head into our local store to take a look at the nursery selection. Wilf helped picked out the softies and wooden toys which was a bit like Christmas all over again for him.
I picked up this three set of Dinosaur T's which wen't down a treat with them both and they were able to mix and match the set up between them.
Aleah's dress actually came with a Hello Kitty t-shirt which she decided to pair with a different bottom and went for this dino T instead. I've certainly learnt a lot about the wilfulness of three years old when I took these shots but hey actually it's a good look so what do I know? ;) Wilf's T-shirt is this brilliant bug expert one.
I really love leggings on kids. Actually something we learnt when toilet training with Wilf was how much easier elasticated waists are. We didn’t realise at the time that him trying to undo buttons was making the process trickier for him. when we did we changed all his bottoms for elasticated ones to make things easier for him and it really helped. You can get packs of three from M&S in lots of fun bright designs on the site, the breton striped ones are my favourite. In fact I wouldn't mind some myself.
If you want to know the secret for getting little kids to stay still and let you take their picture? Bribery, biscuit bribery..
The kids were kept amused between changes with these gorgeous wooden toys. Wilf was really excited by the train and car and has been playing with them non stop since and little Stella decided to tuck the softies into bed and read to them. I also picked out this new bedspread for my dinosaur fascinated kiddo.
How cute is this cushion??
Denim is another favourite of mine, it's such a classic material and hardwearing so perfect for all the running around and scuffing knees that kids get up to. I love these ones and they are lined too making for brilliant warmth during these chilly months.
This jumper was one of my favourites from the new range, the shape and print is just perfect. It's a lighter material so will work well during spring and summer too.
These PJ's are so much fun, we actually bought the robot set for him at Christmas (we like to gift new 'jarmers on Christmas day) and so many people asked where we got them from. The Robot ones sold out really fast so I'd be quick if you fancy snapping these up!
I have to admit that trying to create any kind of order when you are photographing three kids is pretty tricky! Thankfully there were lots of tea breaks and we all had good fun. The kids were more than thrilled by the amount of biscuits they were allowed to consume and bouncing on the bed too!
What do you think of the new range? Do you enjoy picking out kiddo clothes as much as me?