I originally started blogging as a way of, as cheesy as it sounds, connecting with other mums. I’d been so lonely in 2006/2007 as a mum of two under two – with no one saying, “you’re not alone” or “me too”. But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine working with brands that I love, not just once, but building a relationship over years with not just the “brand” but the people behind it. It’s been amazing to work with Fatface since 2016 – sharing their finest grey knits, summer must-haves and ‘mumdrobe’ essentials with you, as I truly love them, and it turns out, you do too!!
My love of Fatface has been, quite honestly, boundless; amazing quality, ethically sourced, great story to their company, near me on the South Coast with a mutual love of Witterings Beach and staff that ooze passion for the brand. There was just one part of this endless, possibly a bit PDA, love affair – their kids’ collection was letting one, rather keen, member of my crew down.
Sure, the older boys adore their Fatface onsies (as seen on my insta-stories most days), to the point they have to be peeled off for a wash – but, unless it’s a polyester football kit there’s no getting them in it. Casper, on the other hand, is a sucker for anything with a surf board, shark or skateboard on it – naturally gravitating towards soft fleeces, breathable cotton tees and outdoors-life friendly shorts. So, when I finally got the news that Fatface were extending their kids’ collection this season, to include ages 2-3 years, I did a little happy dance.
Cas received a package of Fatface kids’ goodies, immediately running his little fingers over the soft fabrics – selecting a pair of red shorts to put on “NOW!” and not to be taken off for the next 24 hours, as he even insisted on wearing them to bed!
Anyone who’s followed me for a while, will be only too aware of my love for all things monochrome, but it seems as Cas’ personality grows, in its, erm, colourful way – he suits reds, mustards, oranges and blues more than just grey.
My criteria for Cas’ clothes, much like my own, tends to be quality – which seems to be at the core of the Fatface kids’ range. The natural, hard wearing materials are perfectly created for romping, jumping, skating, running and all the things our little people want to do in abundance (even in the rain, like below!)! The high quality, attention to detail, purposeful design and classic styles also means this lot would be great for hand-me-downs – erm, not over here!!
Our Spring/Summer Fatface Must-Haves
Ellis Flat Front Shorts in every colour!
Tenby Stormy Seas Print Shorts
Casper is just 3, pretty average sizing and fits perfectly into the 2-3 yrs clothes, with a bit of “room to grow”!
Me (usually a size 8)
Organic Cotton Breton T-Shirt (wearing size 10)
Suffolk Cotton Jacket in Camo (wearing size 12)
Mid-Wash Denim Shorts (size 8)
This post has been sponsored by Fatface, who have also gifted the clothes for Cas and I to wear this summer- but as always, all opinions, anecdotes and comments are my own. We also selected all these items ourselves and will continue to wear them as they’re bloomin’ brill!