Nell’s Shop of the Month – May

You know when you come across Instagram photos that are so beautiful that you scroll through to the very first image that they posted? This happened when I stumbled across My Petal and Peach and her delightful kid’s clothing brand Sunny and Dear. 

Run by two sisters (and two mums) the brand features shoes, knit wear and bib smocks. The word smock instantly takes me back to my childhood in the 80’s and Mum whipping up something special on the overlocker in that Liberty style flowered print – warm, fuzzy feelings all round.

See below Nell’s top picks from this enchanting shop.

1) Leather Shoes (on sale) $24 – who could pass up a Nellephant!

2) Bib Smock $16 – corn, flowers or deck chairs? All 3 please ๐Ÿ™‚

3) Knee High Socks $10 – not just for the big kids at school

4) Vintage Tie Tops $25 – taking Mumma back to her childhood

5) Feather Headpiece $20 – for my little adventurer

Sunny and Dear - Kid's Fashion

Nell Goes Under The Sea

Call me crazy but I’ve attempted to take Nell to the Sydney Aquarium. I honestly felt like I ran a marathon. Instead of being mesmerised by the fishes she ran around like a lunatic. Darting in and out of the attractions like a meerkat at the zoo…instead of the umm aquarium!?

It started so well…

Hanging with her mates Archie and Hype


A moment at the touch pool (pausing for a milli second)

But then she was off…

Token photo opp (how could we resist the 3 amigos on turtle photo??!!)


And we reach the finish (or fishing) line…


Might wait about 5 years before attempting that one again…

Nell’s Shop of the Month – April

This month’s shop is hands down the sweetest little product I’ve ever come across on Etsy.

Swallow’s Return makes the most adorable tops and bloomers in the simplest patterns and fabrics. Frilly capped tops is a running theme in both Mumma and Nell’s wardrobes so this is a one-stop shop.

Here’s Nell’s top 4 picks:

1) Girl’s Cotton Blouse with Striped Detailย – $46.38

Cotton Blouse with Stripes

2) Girl’s Cotton Blouse with Liberty Printย (Green) – $46.38

Cotton Blouse in Liberty Print (Green)

3) Girl’s Little Cloud Pocket Top – $48.40

Cloud Top

4) Girl’s Cotton Blouse with Liberty Print (Red) – $46.38

Cotton Blouse in Liberty Print Red

And a little something for Mumma….

5) Women’s Cotton Blouse with Striped Detail – $72.60

Ladies Cotton Top