Saturday, 2 July 2016

Look Cool This Summer with House of Fraser

House of Fraser has an awesome selection of children's summer clothing this year, especially for those like myself who are always looking for that retro aesthetic. Peter Pan collars, t-bar shoes, full skirts - just like in all those beautiful vintage kids' illustrations.

So, when I was asked if I fancied writing about the range I was hit by the creative urge for what feels like the first time in forever, and decided to have a go at replicating a few of my favourite pieces in pencil and ink...

Polo Ralph Lauren Baby Girls Cap Sleeve Floral Stripe Dress Illustration
Polo Ralph Lauren Baby Girls Cap Sleeve Floral Stripe Dress at House of Fraser

Babies, for all they look adorable from a distance, are fairly disgusting creatures when you get up close. That's why they spend most of their life in easy care, easy off babygros. But, even babies need to look their best sometimes, and House of Fraser has some gorgeous little outfits - like the Ralph Lauren Floral Stripe Dress above, currently priced at £29.50. It's so bright and summery, and also boasts machine wash care instructions.

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Polarn O. Pyret Girls Polka Dot Dress Illustration
Polarn O. Pyret Girls Polka Dot Dress at House of Fraser


Swedish brand Polarn O. Pyret specialise in fun and colourful children's clothing, and their yellow Polka Dot Dress (currently £14) was my first pick for nursery age children. I just love bright colours on young children - it projects that carefree innocence childhood should be all about.



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Yumi Girls Girls Polka Dot Collar Dress Illustration
Yumi Girls Girls Polka Dot Collar Dress at House of Fraser




My favourite piece for infant age children is another fab polkadot dress, this one from UK based brand, Yumi, priced at £21. This sleeveless dress has an elasticated waist, contrasting white collar, and gold floral button details. If you aren't feeling the green, you can also get it in red.


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Little Misdress Girls Spot Print Dress With Big Bow On Waist Illustration
Little Misdress Girls Spot Print Dress With Big Bow On Waist at House of Fraser

We're talking junior school children now, and just check out this pretty Little MisDress Girls Spot Print Dress with Big Bow on Waist, currently priced at £27. Little MisDress is the junior range from Little Mistress, and is well worth taking a look at.

For this sketch I teamed the dress with a pair of Angel's Face Girls Glitter Ballet Pump with Ribbon Bow (£34). This style comes in five colours: red, blue, sliver, gold, and baby pink.
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Polo Ralph Lauren Girls Sleeveless Dress With Striped Bow Waist Illustration
Polo Ralph Lauren Girls Sleeveless Dress With Striped Bow Waist at House of Fraser

For tweenagers, I went back to the Ralph Lauren selection. This Sleeveless Dress with Striped Bow Waist (£52.50) effortlessly combines classy sophistication with a little childlike fun. The yellow ribbon belt really makes such an impact, but you could easily team with a white ribbon for a full nautical look.

In colder weather you could wear a light long sleeved top underneath, making the dress even more versatile.
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Yumi Girls Girls Cloud Print Day Dress at House of Fraser Illustration
Yumi Girls Girls Cloud Print Day Dress at House of Fraser
Lastly, I chose my favourite outfit for teenage girls. This is another Yumi dress, the Yumi Girls Girls Cloud Print Day Dress, which is currently listed at £31. I love the colours in this, it makes me think of my own childhood in the late 1980s and early 1990s, surrounded by Keypers, Care Bears, and My Little Pony. Pastel for the win!

For my sketch, I teamed with the dress with a few simple accessories like a Mint Velvet Silver Simple Knot Necklace (£19.00), hair clip, and a pair of tassel earrings.








What do you think of House of Fraser's Girls' Dresses? Do you have a favourite?






*This is a collaborative post with House of Fraser.*






28 comments:

  1. What gorgeous drawings! Better than the actual dresses, which are also lovely. I do like the little yellow dress, can just imagine my toddler in it. #weekendblogshare

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    1. Aw, thank you! :D I love the yellow one, it's just so adorable. (I kind of want one in my size, too!)

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  2. What cute clothes! I wish they had this store where I live. I would be buying a ton of outfits for my nieces!

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    1. They have so many cute dresses - I had to keep reminding myself that Marianna doesn't need 12 new outfits... :)

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  3. Oh my goodness you talented artist you - totally adorable - you have to find an outlet for that skill too - seriously! #KCACOLS

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    1. Aw, thank you! I haven't felt interested in doing anything creative in so long, I kind of thought the urge had completely died! x

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  4. The drawings look amazing. I really like that dress, it really does remind me of Care Bears too x

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    1. Aw, thank you, lovely. I can see it working really well in a fairy kei co-ord or something :)

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  5. Gorgeous. Love the red dress especially x #KCACOLS

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    1. I love that one, it's so pretty. x

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  6. I have to say I do love House of Frasers clothes and they also have a fantastic selection for boys :)

    Laura x

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    1. Some of the boys' stuff is absolutely gorgeous! (But harder to draw... lol)

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  7. Had no idea HOF had such a good range! #KCACOLS

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  8. Your drawings are amazing! Love the dresses you've picked too, the green or red one in particular. I'm a fan of HOF clothes for kids, they have a great range! #KCACOLS

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    1. Thank you - this was a really fun post to do! :)

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  9. Those drawings are amazing!! And the dresses are super cute!! #TuesdayTreasures

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  10. love love love the floral dress!
    Thanks for linking up with #TuesdayTreasures x

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  11. These dresses are fab and your drawings are amazing!!! My favourite has to be the green polka dot dress - I'd love to get one of those for my youngest and the blue and white striped one for my eldest! #KCACOLS x

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    1. I kind of wish I could get them in my size too - they're so cute! x

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  12. I only have boys, so I'm very jealous of those of you able to shop for these beautiful dresses for little girls! Having said that, I would probably be bankrupt by now if I had girls, there are so many beautiful things for them. Gorgeous drawings too xx #KCACOLS

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    1. When I was pregnant they couldn't tell if I was carrying a boy or a girl, so I used to spend loads of time looking at mid century modern and other retro kids clothing... I remember thinking, omg, if I have a girl I am going to be skint forever.

      I wasn't wrong. xD

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  13. I love all of those dresses, and it is when I look at girls clothing I wish I could have a little girl. They are all good prices Your drawings are fantastic! Thanks so much for linking up to #KCACOLS we hope you come back again on Sunday xx

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    1. Aw, thank you! My problem is remembering that she doesn't need a different dress for every day of the year... :)

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  14. Forget the kids - I want the green polka-dotted dress for myself!!

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    1. Hehe, I don't blame you! They do some really lovely stuff.

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