This is how I do my clothes shopping these days

When I had just Ayra, shopping for clothes is much more fun to do, I see pretty dresses, cute tees and anything pink, I’ll just grab and pay. Good thing baby no. 2 is a girl too, so the lifespan of all the elder sister’s clothes is now doubled! Things were going alright for the past one and a half year, but now that Zara is older and wiser, she too is starting to pick her own clothes and shoes! Yes she does that almost every weekend, rejecting the tee and shorts I picked before shower, and insisted wearing the same as her elder sister, and vice versa. This is giving me a big headache. If you’re following us on Instagram, you would have noticed the “twin” dressing the girls have.

These days when I do get a chance to shop for clothes, I will take double the amount of time I used to when shopping for one. And when I see something I like the girls to wear, I’ve to find another piece of a bigger/ smaller size or one that looks the same but different. You know, a pink and purple version for example? I try not to buy two identical pieces so that Zara will still be able to fit into a “new” set of clothes when she grows up to fit Ayra’s current size.

With Zara now growing out of her baby (1yr to 3 yr) sizes, I can better shop for similar clothes from the kids size racks in stores. A size 4 for Zara and size 6 for Ayra. These are what we got from our recent shopping trip to one of our favorite store FOX Kids & Baby, this time at their United Square outlet for their Mother’s day block printing activity.

Matching style with different colours

Personally I’m loving Fox Kids & Baby even more these days, because they are bringing in hipster designs and prints that will never be in passing trends, like the overalls above and the star design dress below.

Matching shades of grey dresses, just add a star pin or necklace for the little one and they’ll matched!

Then there is the long long dresses that Ayra is super in love with, since Zara is not tall enough for these maxi dresses yet, we’ve gotten her a bigger baby sized dress, so she gets to wear a long dress too like her sister.

As long as the dots/ stars/ hearts look alike from far, they are happily matched too. 😛

FOX Kids and Baby Spring Summer collection is now available in store! Go check it out! You’ll also get free $10 voucher if you sign-up for their WT+ membership here.

Disclosure: The Loving Mum was invited to partake in the activity and provided shopping credits to dress up our little girls. All opinions are our own.

MELIJOE – Kids Fashion from Paris to Singapore in 24 hours

Ayra and Zara are always asking to be dressed in pretty clothes whenever we head out, even if its just downstairs to the playground! Once Ayra requested to wear her princess gown for dinner at a nearby coffee shop and I had explain with 101 excuses so that she would put on the tee and shorts instead.

With little time to spare shopping these days, I do lots more purchases online from groceries, home essentials, gifts and clothes. When I was introduced to MELIJOE, I couldn’t stop drooling over all the pretty dresses, with some fit for a red carpet appearance or a black tie event.

When one is stuck with no idea on what to wear for an upcoming occassion, one can head over to MELIJOE lookbook specially styled and designed for Singapore to get some inspirations. Find casual daily wears to beautiful dresses for wedding reception and more.

For those who needs new clothes fast, MELIJOE can ship from Paris to Singapore in 24 hours via FedEx. And this was Ayra smiling from cheek to cheek when she received her surprise package from MELIJOE just before bedtime.

With packaging as cute as this, MELIJOE is also a great gift shopping site too for babies, girls and boys!

When asked to pick one dress from their collection, it took me more than a week to decide, and I ended up getting two because Ayra or Zara would be jealous if one did not get a new dress from Mummy. Going for casual yet chic and cute, I picked up two matching dresses from the Catimini collection.

Zara in the Printed percale sundress by Catimini. She’s 19 months now and wearing size 3, Ayra managed to fit this dress too (cos Ayra is just way skinny for her age). It is still a little long for Zara (about 90cm tall), but fits well for Ayra who is about 100 cm tall.

Ayra is dressed in Cotton voile sundress by Catimini. Size 4 fits this girl just nicely and she loves this dress! Couldn’t stop spinning around just to show her love for the beautiful sundress.

Check out the other awesome collection at MELIJOE.COM, sign-up for an account and get USD15 discount off your first purchase.


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Disclaimer: The Loving Mum received the two dresses from MELIJOE.COM for purpose of this feature. No other monetary compensation received. All opinions our own.