I have to admit that I love putting the girls in matching clothes when I get the chance. Most of their matching outfits have been gifts from Nanny or Grandma though. I rarely buy matching clothes myself – Sophie has so many clothes that used to be Jessica’s that it seems a little extravagant to buy her something purely so the girls can match. So when I was contacted by Zazzle UK and invited to choose some clothes for the girls from their range, I couldn’t resist going for matching designs!
It took me quite a while to decide on which designs I wanted – there is a huge range of different designs available with additional options for colour and style and customisation. With the colder weather now here, I opted for long-sleeved tops. I was quite tempted to customise and add the girls’ names on to the tops, but decided against it as I knew Jessica’s tops would eventually be passed down to Sophie.
Although I had gone for matching designs on the tops, the styles were slightly different. Sophie is still small enough to fit the baby range with the envelope neckline whereas Jessica needed the toddler long-sleeved top with a round neckline. This also makes it much easier for me to identify which top belongs to which child at just a quick glance!
I chose three different designs – Love Hearts, Pink Butterflies, and Santa Claus and Friends. I loved the different coloured hearts in the Love Hearts design and the delicate prettiness of the butterflies in the Pink Butterflies design. I originally ordered the Pink Butterflies top for Jessica in a long-sleeved ruffled dress design but as this was out of stock, I was offered the short-sleeved top instead, which Jessica can wear with a plain long-sleeved top underneath. I love the ruffled bottom on this top – it is so pretty. Sadly that particular style wasn’t available in Sophie’s size so she had a plain top in that design instead.
The two Santa Claus and Friends tops will be perfect for Christmas with their lovely festive scene set against the red of the top.
I’ve also found that the tops have washed well on a 40’C wash and could be dried in the tumble drier (always a good thing at this time of year!). The website does warn that the baby tops may shrink a size in the tumble drier – I used a low heat setting and didn’t notice any significant shrinkage but this is something to be aware of if you do tumble dry them.
As well as T-shirts and tops, there is a huge range of customisable gifts available on the Zazzle UK website including mugs, mobile phone cases, canvas prints and journals. Zazzle are offering one of my readers the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on their range. You can enter by filling in the Gleam form below. The competition is open to UK entrants and ends on 22nd November 2015 at 11.59PM. Good luck!