I thought I would write this post because I know a lot of my readers either have children or have children in their lives they like to spoil. I have two little girls who are four and almost two and so I know just how quickly they grow out of things, how much they like to look like their older female family members (or Disney princesses, depending on the day) and how whenever you spend a lot of money on one or two items of clothing it either ends up unworn or wrecked within weeks. I love Next for children's clothes, especially girls clothes but I do begrudge paying £14 for a cardigan that gets ruined within a week or two. Asda is one of those places I can do a food shop and pick up essentials (and usually non-essentials) along the way and I find their quality to be quite good. I have cardigans like the knitted cat cardigan here that have been washed, washed and re-washed and are still passable two years on. I have the same experience with dresses and leggings too (holes after 6 months and crawling pretty much all the time which is pretty damn good for £4 a pair). Above are some of my favourites from their current selection and they are all under £10!
1. I have a similar striped dress to this in the children's drawers right now and they could definitely do with a new one for the Christmas period. I like how I have a very similar dress hung up in my wardrobe right now.
2. I have far too many headbands littered around the house, most with missing jewels or flowers so I feel you can never have too many when you have careless little girls and red looks fabulous against a black or navy outfit.
3. The thought of a striped jersey blazer on my four year old (or two year old) when going out for dinner just makes me happy. I can't wait to pick this up.
4. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Asda knits are fabulous. Warm, wash well, pretty resilient to stains of felt tips or paint and a decent price. Plus, this one has ears. EARS!
5. My eldest daughter loves these and I buy far too many. She has a love of multicoloured hair and while I'm not out there enough to dye her hair and the colour bugs are outlawed at her school, these seem fine. I clip a few into an up-do or cut them to her hair length when she's wearing her hair down.
6. It's leopard print and it comes with leggings. Perfect for a mere £10.
7. Fairisle print leggings are everywhere at the moment. I bought a pair for Amelia last year along with some Aztec print leggings and she still wears them. I can't resist a few more pairs for £2.50 a pop.