Monday, 18 April 2011

Longleat Retreat

About two weeks ago we went for a retreat at Longleat Safari and adventure park. This place is awsome especially for families with young kids. We got to see  animals from the  wild rhinos to girrafes to porcupine (sp?) to cute little lambs! There was also mazes, boat and train rides as well as kids play area, all included in the day ticket admission. We were lucky that it was bright and sunny throughout and Diya was able to wear shorts and sleeveless dress that day. The girls really enjoyed themselves that day :)

Location: Longleat Safari and Adventure Park
Diya is wearing: Sleveless babydoll top by Fatface (A birthday gift from dear friends Ahna, Ines and Zain), Denim shorts from Next, Green Gap hoodie, Pink Stephanie Hat, Hello Kitty Sunnies and Upsydaisy Wellies from Next.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Sugar and Spice

Sorry for the lack of updates. I've been busy lately and honestly, I've dont really have good pictures of Diya to show. This is no exclusion either. But I guess it will suffice. Bear with me people :) Anyways, Diya is wearing a lovely soft pink long sleeve shirt which I got from ebay for a quid! It was indeed a true bargain. I guess a was lucky since people are more interested to bid on short sleeves outfits now, since it has been quite warm lately. But I still love the shirt regardless - the colour, the tailoring, the collar - whats there not to like about it? :) Diya paired it with a floral skirt (also featured here), ballerina pumps and a grey bow headband to keep it sweet and simple. Her little sister's outfit matches too - Icha is sporting a grey dress and those devine red sequined shoes that she got from Abah. Doesn't the red shoes remind you of Dorothy in Wizard of Oz? :) 


Location: Canton and Masala Bazaar Cardiff
Diya is wearing: Soft pink long sleeve shirt by Zara Kids, Floral Skirt by Next, Red knee length socks, Ballerina pumps from GapKids and Grey bow headband

Monday, 28 March 2011

I am Rainbow

Don't you just love bright colours? We were feeling rather playful last Saturday and decided to try out a more cheerful look combination. Here Diya pairs a multi-colour stripes leggings with a yellow/white polka dot sleeveless. We kept the style simple and let the colours stand out by themselves. We also love the stripes and polkadot combination here, although it can be quite risky to pull off sometimes. Do you think Diya managed to pull it off?

Location: Burj-Al-Arab, Cardiff 
Diya is wearing: Polkadot sleeveless top by Ladybird, Multicoloured stripe leggings by GapKids, Pink bow Balerina shoes by GapKids
Accessories: Barbie watch and Hello Kitty headband

Diya on Minihipster!

Guess who was featured on minihipster lookbook today? We are very very excited!! Thank you minihipster (esp Melissa) who accepted our submissions. Will definitely submit more looks soon!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Diya's closet

Hi all, today's post is going to be about Diya's closet. Misty requested me to put up some pictures to show how I organise Diya's stuff. To be honest with you, I dont keep her stuff organised all the time, and because we dont have much space, I try to keep everything minimal. Fortunatey, I just stored away all the winter clothes and so what you will see is the less cluttered version - half of what it used to be. :)

So this is Diya's closet. Its super small, i know! Most of her stuff are in this tiny closet, can you believe it (not including school uniforms and heavy coats)? The trick is to hang several items on one hanger. I probably have 3-4 dresses on each one. It does help to save space.

Some folded clothes include t-shirts, skirts and shorts

As for accessories, both of us share a long "dressing table" (which is actually my low bookshelf!). I hang most of our accessories on this (broken) ikea mirror frame and its kinda cool because it looks decorative yet so functional.

These are some stuff in Diya's accesories box

So I guess that is all really. Sorry to dissapoint you Misty... as you can see, there is nothing much to shout about. I like to keep things simple and practical - but not necessarily organised all the time. I dont think you can (even for a working-from-home-mom like me). Nonetheless, I hope you have better luck decorating and organising you daughter's stuff. :)

Monday, 21 March 2011

Bohemian Rhapsody

I love, love, love maxi dresses! It was such a trend last summer and I think it will be a big hit again this time around. I love how it swishes while you walk (okay, maybe sweeping the floor is a better term :p) and the simplicity of the look. Its actually quite hard to find a "sweep-floor-length" maxi dress for kids, and the one Diya is wearing is actually meant for an 8 year old! We had to alter the size so it would fit her frame (no thanks to me who can't sew!) Thankfully I have a mom who is excellent at it - she used to sew her own curtains! Anyway, we paired the dress with a cute sling bag and tied her hair in braids,  just to keep it in line with the bohemian look. So what do you think?

Location: John Lewis and Queen Street Cardiff
Diya is wearing: Tie Dye maxi dress from Next, Denim Waistcoat from Mothercare, Shoe from H&M (We  sooo have to find new shoes already!) Accessorised by Red White Stripe Bow Headband from Zara Kids, Snow white watch and Brown sling bag by Next (a present from aunty Jabeth)

Thursday, 17 March 2011

The Sun and The Rain

This is the other Monsoon dress that my dad got for Diya. Its a beautifully constructed tiered chiffon dress in deep red rose colour which my dad picked himself (my dad does know fashion doesn't he?) Diya paired this beautiful number with a pair of wellies (because it was raining earlier that day) and a body vest. No tights  or heavy coats today because it was actually warm enough in Cardiff to go out without one! Spring is finally here!


Location: Asda and Starbucks Cardiff Bay
Diya is Wearing: Tiered Chiffon Dress by Monsoon Kids, Upsidaisy Wellies by Next, Floral body vest by Girl2Girl Primark
Accessories: Barbie pink watch (a gift from my mom in malaysia) and a mini green hair clip.