Asking a toddler to dress themselves is like waiting for a disaster to hit. It’s not been something we’ve had happen in this household. Until now…
I’d love to say that my son takes control in the wardrobe department. But he’s just not overly interested in what he wears, unless it’s his shoes. The child is stubborn when it comes to foot wear!
So when House of Fraser asked us to get involved in their latest campaign #kidsdresskids I jumped at the chance. After all, what could be more amusing than letting my child pick his outfit and see the random concoction that resulted.
So to say I was somewhat relieved and yet slightly disappointed by his choice in clothing is perhaps a weird statement.
He chose great items.
In fact he chose items I would have happily have bought him anyway- things that work with my personal taste.
So the disappointment only came from not being able to dress him in some outlandish combination to mock him in later years.
Damn his smart ways at two and a half.
In typical boy fashion he decided to pick himself a rather spiffing pyjama set. Mornings spent lounging while watching tv, drinking milk and munching on breakfast- what’s not to like about that combination…
After all shouldn’t all little ones be able to don their superhero wears and feel able to take on the world as soon as they wake up!
However, a superhero doesn’t last all day. Even Clark Kent can confirm that. So with the entire day to look forward to it was time to put on his other chosen pieces.
A comfortable pair of jersey Converse shorts teamed with a Howick Junior Oxford shirt made a surprisingly smart-looking combination.
I wasn’t sure how the athletic shorts would work with the shirt, but it turns out they just did!
And with a pair of Converse high tops that we already have at home the outfit made the perfect smart casual assemble for a day on the water around Henley On Thames.
After a busy day enjoying the beautiful weather, we finally descended upon a lovely pub garden to eat a Sunday roast dinner.
With the temperature starting to dip the lightweight Harrington Jacket; Little London’s final choice from the House of Fraser selection, made the perfect cover up to stop the chill from seeping in.
I have to say he chose some beautiful pieces. I’m not sure if he was just attracted to the navy/blue colours because that’s a colour I typically pick out for him, or if in fact he’s a little bit more style conscious than I thought.
Either way I’m really impressed with his selection. I just wish it had included a pair of ruby-red slippers, because those would have looked great on him while boating 😉
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