Neo’s style – sunny in California 

I love hot and sunny temperatures and when we were in California for a family road trip recently, the weather didn’t disappoint. I loved dressing Neo in sandals, shorts and character t-shirts.

Here are my favourite picks of Neo’s style for summer*:

  1. Dinosaurs

Our first stop on our road trip was to Monterey (pronounced Mon-eray by the locals). It was a glorious day and we spent the afternoon doing boat-based activities. Neo wore brown cargo shorts from Gap paired up with a blue dinosaur t-shirt from Next.

At the Monterey Bay

At the Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf

  1. The blues**

Leadbetter beach was the first place we went to when we arrived  in Santa Barbara. It was a wonderful 27 degrees and time to let the toes free! Neo is wearing blue demin shorts from Primark, a Santa Cruz (very apt!)  t-shirt from Tesco to match the clear blue skies :D.

Leadbetter beach in Santa Barbara is the perfect spot to dip our toes in the ocean

  1. Green and Blue

It started getting hotter as we headed south from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. Just outside Los Angeles, we stopped at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and were very excited to go into Air Force One. Here he is wearing a blue t-shirt I picked up at the (now closed) British Music Experience and green shorts from Gap. I just love the green and blue combination with a touch of yellow.

At the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

At the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

  1. Painted purple

I bought a few character t-shirts before we left for LA in case Neo wanted some while we were away and they turned out to be too expensive. On the morning when we went to see the minions at Universal Studios, he picked the batman t-shirt I got from Primark for £4 to wear with his purple shorts from Polarn O Pyrett.

With the minions

Hanging out with the minions

Here is Neo chatting with Fiona and Shrek.

With Fiona and Shrek

Giving Fiona and Shrek a bit of the cold shoulder

  1. Cowboy

For our visit to Disneyland Resort at Anaheim, I wanted a non-disney t-shirt so he would be easy to spot in a crowd. He had other ideas though and insisted on wearing a t-shirt with a picture of Woody from Toy Story with striped shorts from Zara. The t-shirt was a great conversation starter and we found ourselves chatting to other parents also waiting in lines for the rides.

Big smiles

‘Cheese!’

  1. Spiderman

We spent the last day in the US exploring the sights in Hollywood and Los Angeles. It was still lovely and hot so Neo wore a dark grey pair of shorts from H&M with a bright spiderman t-shirt from Primark. He was in very good company – we met three other Spidermans at the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame

I absolutely loved dressing Neo in shorts and t-shirts and I can’t for warmer temperatures here so we can have some fun in the sun.

*Neo has other hats but he insisted on wearing the spiderman cap (from Primark) and the blue and yellow sunglasses (from Boots) the entire time we were away!

** The cars came with us everywhere we went but have not been played with since we’ve come back.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kgomotso x

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Scandi labels for cool boys

We have just come back from a city break in Stockholm and I just fell in love with the boys’ clothes!

The ‘less is more’ approach coupled with practical and bolts of bold colours is a combination that’s hard to beat.I love that clothes are stylish but also user-friendly, especially for the likes of Neo who has not yet mastered the art of fiddling with buttons and small hooks.

I’ve rounded up a few favourite pieces for Autumn/Winter 2014; all of these are available in the UK and in most cases for world-wide shipping.

 

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I love these with the mix of muted and cool blues with a splash of bright yellow for different colour combinations.

 

 

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The clothes from Duns Sweden have lots of interesting animals that are sure to make dressing up fun.

 

 

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This is the only label that was familiar to me. Neo has a few items from Polarn O. Pyret that have lasted and lasted. I love that they stand out and are great quality.

 

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Think age-appropriate street style; these clothes are on trend and current.  The elastic waist on the jeans means Neo doesn’t have to scream ‘do my button’ after a visit to the bathroom.

 

 

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I. Love. H&M. Not just for Neo but for me too. It’s easy on the wallet, fun, quirky and designed for kids; not mini-men. This round up would really be incomplete without H&M.

 

 

 

And that concludes our favourite pieces! Please share your favourite Scandi labels in the comment box below.

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Kgomotso xx