Reviewed by Annabel G – Frugi Crusader
I confess that the t-shirt isn’t really to my taste, as I tend to shy away from something so full on pink and I tend to go for applique designs rather than prints. I was very pleased to see the popper fastening on the shoulders. Eliza’s head was 91st centile at birth and has been ever since and I struggle sometimes to get tops in her size over her head and it is rare to find tops with popper or button neck fastenings in the older age bracket.
Eliza my 3 year old loved this top right away and couldn’t wait to wear it and I can now totally understand the comment on the item description page of the website that all the little girls on the photoshoot wanted to wear it! Eliza calls it her “chicksy bird” t shirt and has specifically asked to wear it on a few occasions. I have to say that it has grown on me and there is no denying the quality: the feel of the cotton, the softness and the thickness, are excellent and I can see that this will be a very functional winter t shirt. I like the contrasting sleeves. Eliza always manages to get the cuffs of her t shirt mucky and the dark colour will help to disguise this! It’s been washed twice already and has come out well: the colours have stayed true as has the shape. I was worried about the print cracking or flaking, as can happen with cheaper tops, but that’s not the case here, it has remained intact so far.
The first thing that struck me about the eco denim skirt was that the denim felt very good quality, like the shape would hold its old rather than being flimsy. It looks very cute when worn, the ruffled layer really accentuates the too cute toddler bustling motion! I appreciated the soft jersey lined waistband though I wish that there were more adjustbility to cinch the waist in a bit as it does tend to twist round a bit when worn. As expected, it washes very well and though it looked wonderfully pressed when it was new out of the packet, I don’t think that it suffers for not having an iron over it out of the washing machine: just shake it out well and hang it smoothly and it’s fine.
The tights are lovely. They feel incredibly soft. I very rarely find a pair of tights that don’t end up with a ‘Nora Batty’ effect by the end of the day but these held up well. They wash well too, they’ve been worn and washed twice so far and still look excellent – by now many cheaper pairs are already horribly pilled.
All in all I think this is a very pretty highly functional winter outfit that is pleasing for both mother and daughter.