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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Top 10 Boys Summer Essentials

So we have activities for the summer sorted, I have rounded up our favourite top ten essentials to see us through the summer.

In no particular order

1. Statement head gear

I love these hats, I want one for myself.

NY Cap

Boys NY Snapback Hat – £8.00 from River Island

 

2. Cool Sunnies

Sunglasses

Bluezoo Monkey Patterned Sunglasses> – £2.50 from amazon

 

3. Denim shorts

Frayed denim shorts - STEM GREEN

Why blend in when you can stand out in these frayed stem green denim shorts – On sale for £10.99 from Gap

 

4. T shirt

This is my favourute bit – I love tshirts

blue t shirt

Elvis Pressly t-shirt – £8.53 from etsy

 

5. Converse slip ons

converse

 

I love converse! (I promise I’m not being paid to promote them) – find a pair on sale for £15.00 at office

6. Teacher’s Pet Orange Fox Backpack

land of nod

 

I love that this bag is an equal measure of cool and cute. Find yours at Land of Nod for $29.00

7. A good book – The Scarecrows’ Wedding

scarecrows wedding

 

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have collaborated on a new book that is sure to please fans. This will give children an idea of just what it takes to plan for a wedding!

Found yours on amazon for £5.00 (Hurry!)

8. Going from A to B – Micro Balance Bike

micro balance bike

Can’t think of a cooler way to get around – £99.95 from amazon

9. Protection against the summer sun

sun lotion

 

Which? survey gave Calypso Sun Lotion the green light out of a three other products. Good enough for us! £4.94 from amazon

10. Staying hydrated

 

8139-personalised-too-cool-boy-drinks-bottle

This water bottle can be personalised with your child’s name. No need to worry about labeling it and what not. £12.99 from Toys R Us

 

I think we are sorted; time to go and have some fun!

 

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Kgomotso x