So the lovely people at Tesco F&F have offered me the opportunity to review some items from their new autumn/winter kids/baby girls clothing collection. I am really excited about this review as we love the F&F children’s range and many of their lovely pieces can be seen on “A” daily!
Up until now I had only ever bought F&F clothes whilst doing the weekly shop, with the little one in tow, so it was nice to sit down with a cuppa and have a good browse through their online catalogue. The site is great, easy navigated, great product details and clear product pictures http://www.clothingattesco.com . I decided to choose all the items from the babywear 0-2 year collection for girls. F&F range includes items from the very basics such as vests and socks to dresses coats and shoes. Their prices are fantastic starting at £2.00 for a pair of cotton lined baby booties up to £20.00 for a beautiful christening gown.
After browsing I decided to choose 9 items that would make up a “capsule autumn winter wardrobe” collection for “A” that could all be mixed and matched to make a number of different outfits.
This included, a pack of 2 head bands £2.00, a pack of 2 star print bibs £3.00, a pack of 3 socks trainer prints £3.00, a geek chic long sleeve top £2.00, navy star print leggings £3.00, shimmer pre-walker sliver and pink high tops £5.00, navy with pink stars onesize £8.00, pink stars gilet £10.00 and geek grey and pink striped long sleeve t-shirt shorts and tights set £12.00.
As the weather will soon be changing to colder blustery days I choose items that could be layer up or down. The first item I picked was the gorgeous geek set, a stripey pink and grey top, lovely stretch denim shorts and striped pink and grey tights.
The quality and fit are great. “A” is nearly 8months but quite dainty so 6-9months is still roomy on her. The shorts have good stretch making them perfect and comfy for her while crawling around . I loved the little glasses and the smiley face on the top and the stripey arms are cute especially matched with the tights. The tights are lovely and soft compared to some other baby tights which can feel a bit scratchy.
I teamed them with the pre-walkers, these are lovely they have wee velcro strap to keep on and the laces are pre-sewn and elastic meaning they are very easy slipped on and off and kept on. Perfect if you have a wriggler who wont sit still long enough to fix fiddly poppers/buttons etc.
For out and about I popped the pink star print gilet over the top. This is really cosy, its lined with fleece perfect for keeping little tummys warm and the faux fur hood is a good size. I have found that some little ones coats hoods are simply not big enough to go over the child’s head or they swamp them. This is perfect size, we can still put a hat on underneath and it fits without looking silly. The gilet will be a staple for us during the winter as its so easy to layer on over a top with or without a cardy/hoodie as well. Perfect for keeping “A” warm on our countryside walks too.
We are a big fan of leggings in our house as they are easy on and off especially for nappy changes but they are also comfy and comfort is key for me when dressing “A”. So I choose these lovely navy with pink star print leggings, at £3.00 they are a bargain. Keeping with the theme I picked a geek chic long sleeve top to match £2.00. Perfect basic top that could be worn with everything, leggings, jeans, shorts, skirt or under the gilet or a cardy. The top from the geek chic set is also a good match giving me another outfit choice. (Handy to have a match if like me you carry a spare top in your changing bag incase you need a top change after a snack etc).
The set of three socks are so cute, they are “trainer” style meaning they look like little shoes when on, which is great if your little one spends most of their time like “A” with only socks on. The 3 different colours mean you can match them easily to most of the items in the F&F range. Again the gilet and pre-walkers also look great added to complete the outfit.
The bibs are one size and have 2 popper choices to fit older or younger baby. They were quite absorbent and I loved that they matched the outfits.
The headbands are cute both cream one with tiny glitter pink butterflies the other with tiny pink and blue flowers. They are size 6-12months and unfortunately “A” must have a small head as they are huge and wouldn’t stay on but we’ll keep them and use them when they do.
My final choice was an all navy with print star print onesie. As “A” is well and truly out of the little baby stage I never dress her in a babygrow unless for bed. But when she was about 5months we had a lovely pink grey and cream striped daytime onesie also from tesco which was super comfy that she wore especially on “travelling days”. We travel an hour and a half each way by car up to my home town where my parents and family still live about once a week. So it is important to me that she is comfortable as shes sitting in her carseat for that length of time.
This onesie is perfect for that. it zips down the front to waist and has poppers inside the legs for easy nappy changes. It is lined with a very light fleece which makes it soft beside her skin without her getting too warm. The cuffs at the wrists and ankles stop it from riding up. I like the no feet aspect as makes it look more grown up. They also have it in pink with navy stars. Again i teamed it with the trainer socks just tops the look off n keeps her toes warm. It goes well with the gilet too if its cold and we want to wrap her up a bit more snug.
In total for all the items it came to £48.00, not bad when you consider the number of outfit options. I think the new range is gorgeous, there are also a number of other lovely little girls bits and pieces available now for autumn winter not featured here. (We’ve already picked up some other little tops and leggings, couldn’t help myself.) As well as a fab range for little boys which is well worth checking out. Their prices are really reasonable and perfect for shopping for your little ones winter wardrobe on a budget.
The items where supplied to me free of charge for review purposes, but the views in the post and images are completely my own.
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