It’s that time of year again – when we rarely see our toes for all the layers of socks and boots and snuggly slippers, when getting out the door means donning jackets, vest, scarves and hats. My inner-Melbournian is well accustomed to all the layers, the sun could be shining in an hour after all!
This Winter I will be wearing a practical puffer vest to keep my core warm whilst arms free to wrangle a wriggly baby girl/nappy bag/pram/dog/shopping bags. I’m rarely without a beanie in the cold weather, as am very prone to ear aches, a remnant of terrible ear troubles as a youngster. My jeans quest seems to have found me ordering the classic 1969’s from Gap (as recommended by Beth – thank you!) I will definitely let you know if they truly are The One’s, and be promptly ordering more pairs if they are. I think this Winter is the one I will finally invest in some Hunter boots, a travesty I know that I don’t already own some! I’ve always loved my Cath Kidston floral boots, but despite the husband’s scoffs I do believe I need ‘good’ gumboots too. Now Eleanor’s older it seems I don’t need the kitchen sink packed in my humungus nappy bag (or perhaps it’s that I’m just more adept at packing the bare essentials?) Either way, I’ve had my eye on a simple but classic shoulder bag which is easy to throw on when I have Eleanor in the sling, which is quite often these days.
Eleanor’s Winter wardrobe is also all about the layers, and easy crawling! Dresses are unfortunately not part of her wardrobe until she is standing and walking, dark coloured tights, long sleeved bodysuits to keep her tummy and back warm whilst on the move are though. Yellow and navy have become our favourites, after some yellow shoes I found for a steal on eBay became a favourite. A full length waterproof snowsuit is on the wishlist also to wear around the farm and out in the garden once Eleanor is walking. My siblings and I all wore these as little ones traipsing about wet paddocks and windblown footy grounds in Gippsland Winters, jumping in all the muddy puddles we liked until Mum would just whip it off us and into a warm bath. Speaking of Grandi, she has been knitting our blossom the sweetest little bonnets (similar to this grey one) as I’m a little obsessed with keeping her ears warm like mine. And well, pixie bonnet, hello!
Do you have some Hunter boots? What’s your colour?
Yellow and navy fan too?
Find it tricky to find a good sized bag whilst baby-wearing? Hmmm…