So, the kids are back at school (or very nearly for some), it’s time to regain a little more sense of a mummy routine again – sigh! Yes, no more endless mornings of dressing gowns and cups of tea whilst we decide what to do for today’s entertainment – no, no – it’s out the door promptly at 8.35am – dressed (well kinda!) and ready to go for the day (again, kinda!!). It was a little while before the summer hols commenced that I finally thought it was time to make The Only Girl a little easier on the eye (that’s the site, not me!), so took myself on a “blogcation” to the breakfast bar and got cracking with this fab team to turn my blog into my tech haven, aaannndddd ta-da!
But what would an official re-launch be without some sort of goodie-bag or swag?! We all know we only really go to launches to get our mitts on the freebies – so this is no different. As a thank you for sticking with me throughout the baron, behind the scenes weeks with no new posts; as a well done for making it through the summer holidays; as a pick-me up to the not being able to laze on the sofa with the kids watching crap until 10am and as the goodie-bag to this re-launch (bonus, you didn’t even need to leave your house or put on fresh mascara) – I’ve got together with some of my favourite shops to bring you some loveliness!
So, let’s cut to the chase, as that’s why you’re really here – this is what you could win by heading over HERE!
Why The Only Girl loves them: Why?! They’re monochome funkiness for little bubs!!
In case you hadn’t heard: Launched in September 2015, Jaxon James Uk is introducing a collection of quality products for boys, stylishly curated from brands across the globe.
Item 2: Floral Weekly Planner Pad from Nancy & Betty Studio
Why The Only Girl Loves this: I love a list/plan – and what a stylish way to do it! Oh, did I mention – it’s monochrome!!
In case you hadn’t heard: Stocked in some of the finest stores in the land (Liberty of London & Selfridges just to name 2!!), Nancy & Betty Studio was set up by Hannah Bidmead from her Kent studio to bring beautiful stationary with a Scandi feel with an emphasis on whimsical messages and luxury finishes.
Item 3: A tee of your choice from Gray by Southwood Stores
Why The Only Girl Loves this: The second I clapped eyes on Hayley’s empowering designs I had to own them all!! It’s all about girl power and being a boss at whatever you do!
In case you hadn’t heard: Designed by Hayley Southwood, one half of the fabulous blog, BreatheHappiness & the gal behind Southwood Stores, Gray By Southwood is more that just a label, it’s a statement. Sweatshirts and Tees for feminine shape, ultra flattering cut, wide neck, soft organic cotton which only improves with age. Hand printed locally by ‘woman owned business’.
Item 4: $50 (NZD) store credit for So Beau Baby
Why The Only Girl Loves this: OMG, I could easily spend this 100 times over on all the uber stylish kiddie things over at So Beau Baby, with brands such as HuxBaby, Whistle & Flute, Tobias & The Bear and one of my faves Carbon Soldier.
In case you hadn’t heard: Founder, Becks (from the UK, YAY!), wasn’t a fan of ‘normal’ boring clothes for babies and toddlers but they loved some of the very talented boutique labels dotted around the globe. Inspired by Beau (2), Becks wanted to bring all these fab labels to NZ (not just for themselves), so in 2014 they opened the online store.
Item 5: Maxi Elephant Wooden Toy by Pinch Toys
Why The Only Girl loves this: Simple, well designed and a classic! You can’t beat a pull along friend!
In case you hadn’t heard: Impressed with kids, minimalist style and creativity, Pinch Toys decided to make the world a bit happier with their 100% handmade products spiced up with three simple and very important ingredients: friendship, love and care.
Item 6: The Folk Chop Board in oak with mahogany inlay from The Good Times Homestore – currently SOLD OUT!
Why The Only Girl loves this: This is a true piece of craftsmanship from sooo close to my home – perfect size too for grabbing quickly when trying to juggle the kids dinner!
In case your hadn’t heard: Founded by Emily and Bill, The Good Times Homestore brings small-batch, ethically-minded and simply gorgeous products to their online store, pop-up shops (catch one if you can!) and regular stalls held at boutique markets on the south coast.
Why The Only Girl loves them: As a mum things can sometimes get you down, so it’s perfect to have a little pick-me-up to remind me I’m doing a good job!
In case you hadn’t heard: Super-mum-birth-ninja, Hollie De Cruz aka The Yes Mum Mum, maker of yesmum cards gives £2 per pack to Refugee Action, with a focus on empowering women in birth & motherhood. (She’s doing a bloody awesome job, I think!).
So there we have it – 7 great shops, 7 amazing prizes totaling over £120 – One very lucky winner! To be in with a chance of winning this amazing haul head over to my Instagram page now to get involved in the loop – simply follow me and all the shops involved & like the giveaway image. Simples! For a bonus entry, share the giveaway piccy with the hashtag #onlygirlswag.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!