How many times have you visited your local children's wear store and struggled to find clothing that is both attractive and well priced? ("Every time!" I hear you yell!)
Over the years I have taken my kids to birthday parties or outings having dressed them with much pride and care, only to arrive at the destination to find another child wearing the exact same top or coat and feel my heart sink with the effort.
Countless times, I have visited big department stores and smaller boutiques and been disappointed with the offerings on the racks. There is no individuality; no spice and very little spark.
How do you make your child stand out from the crowd in a market drenched with the same?
If you're a Mum to boys, you will definitely agree that there is a huge lack of choice available for them in particular. I really don't understand why. It simply needn't be.
Have you thought of giving your child clothing with personality before? (I'll bet you have!)Personalisation? I am happy to report Bright Star Kids are a company who have swooped in to save us parents from the frustration of so little choice and the embarrassment of 'duplicate' situations, and all without the ouchy price tag of designer wear.
Bright Star Kids have been around for some time now and you may have heard of them before (or recognise their distinctive logo). They are a one-stop shop for all things personalised for children. You can buy everything from bag tags to name labels for your child's school books and even pencils and nursery wall decals. If you have a child in care, kinder or school, this is one place you should definitely visit time and time again to purchase all of your requirements to ensure your valuables return home safely at the end of each day.
Even if you have heard of Bright Star Kids before, you may not have been aware that they just so happen to specialise in personalised clothing too. We were lucky enough to receive these gorgeous goodies in the post recently to try out on my youngest little Boo.
I happen to love dressing my kids in clothing with cutesy slogans so having the opportunity to select these cute pickings was so much fun. There are loads of designs for both boys and girls to choose from on their website and with the inclusion of your child's name as an option on many of them, you need never sulk over the lack of originality in children's fashion ever again. If you are a parent of multiples or same sex kids in similar age brackets, you will love the ease of sorting named items on wash day too!
Quality-wise, the tees and singlets on offer are available in a beautiful organic cotton which is smooth and warm and kind on delicate little skins - especially good if your child suffers eczema. Celeste was instantly smitten with her Tee and almost seemed to sense that this was something extra special. (Possibly due to the fact that Mummy was aiming her camera at it?)
Nah! She just loved the girly design...and the attention.
...You most certainly are my little Missy!
Celeste's Tee design can be found here and is priced at $24.95.
Available in sizes 2-8.
These Tees are washable in a gentle cold cycle and are not recommended for tumble drying so they are a great choice for the environment too. (They can be ironed on a warm setting to keep them looking smart.)
The sizes are generous too. Celeste is wearing a size 2 Tee even though she is only aged one. She's a slender little thing and I am guessing this will still fit when she's approaching three. I always like to buy larger sizes anyway so that I can maximise wear and for something as cute as personalised clothing, I suggest you do too.
Celeste's singlet, (featuring a slogan I am in full agreement with: I'm cute, Mum's cute, Dad's lucky! :D), is constructed in the same great quality fabric and retails for $19.95 and can be found here. The singlet has a good length to it so it tucks in well and doesn't ride up as easily as others.
There are gorgeous gift sets for babies which include a printed onesie, bib and hat priced at just $34.95. Singlets and Tees are available in a range of sizes from 00 right up to big kids sizes (8), all featuring the most chic of fashion icons; from moustaches to chevrons plus popular kids choices like owls and bears. There's even special occasion clothing like birthday numbers and milestones such as 'Big Brother or Sister' shirts. These are brilliant designer gift ideas for any little special person and at low cost. I am loving it!
From the time I placed my selection on the Bright Star Kids website, I had my order promptly within around 10 days or so. There are many great offers available on their easy to navigate website too so have a little squiz to see what you might be interested in and maybe pick up a few gorgeous named school essentials while you are there.
Speaking of picking a few gorgeous essentials, two lucky Six Little Hearts readers have the opportunity to do just that for free and to the value of $50 each! Yippee!
Thanks to the generosity of Bright Star Kids, I have two vouchers to giveaway here on Six Little Hearts to shout yourself to whatever takes your fancy on their website. That makes this giveaway suitable for all kidlets - from babies to beyond. You might like to grab some name labels or a new school bag - the choice is entirely yours!
Please share the love! If you know someone who would love to win this prize, please let them know about this giveaway by spreading the word using the social media tabs below. (Google Plus, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and email - too easy!)
Entry is easy. Just follow the prompts using the Rafflecopter App below. (App may take a few seconds to load.) Please note, four of the entry requirements are mandatory so be sure to follow the simple steps to ensure all of your entries count.
Please play fair as others do take the time to complete their entries.
All winning entries drawn are screened to ensure they conform to these requirements and those that do not will be disqualified.
This is a game of skill and the most creative two answers as deemed by the judge will win.
1) Subscribe to the Bright Star Kids newsletter here.
2) Visit the Bright Star Kids website here and tell me how you would choose to spend a $50 voucher if you won using the comments form below.
3) Follow the Rafflecopter App below to complete your mandatory entry likes, details and answer.
*Important: Please leave your name along with your comment so that I can find your entries!
Entry is open to residents of Australia only.
Chance plays no part in this promotion.
This is a game of skill - most creative answer wins.
The winners will be notified via email and given 48 hours to respond.
If no response in this time, a new winner will be drawn.
The total prize pool is $100 consisting of two, $50 vouchers for two individual winners to choose their own selection of goods on the Bright Star Kids website to the value of $50 each.
Prize is not redeemable as cash.
Winners will be announced here approximately a week from the giveaway's end.
The winners' details will be forwarded to Bright Star Kids for prize distribution and may be announced on prize related social media sites.
Six Little Hearts is not liable or responsible in any way or form for prizes that are subsequently not delivered by a third party or arrive damaged or late.
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Have you struggled to find decent clothing for your child?
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