We have been really play testing our BigW clothes for the last week. I am happy to say that not only do they look great and wear well, they come through the wash looking just like new. I am always worried we will not get longevity out of kids clothes that don’t break the bank. At 3 years old, the twins are no longer growing like newborns, so we run the risk of the clothes wearing out before Clover and Kieran grow into the next size up. I like that the clothes are sturdy as I bought size 3 for both of them and there is plenty of room to grow.
Kieran asked for only one thing this past Christmas, an Iguanadon.
Obviously, he did not get one.
Despite that setback, he is still pretty obsessed with all dinosaurs and his next favorite is the Stegosaurus. Now you can imagine my glee when I found that t-shirt for him at BigW…for only $4.48!!!!! They were sold out in both 3 and 4 (clearly it is a common thing for three and four year old boys to love dinosaurs) so I got him a size five. We just rolled up the sleeves. When I was showing the twins the clothes I bought, they wanted to model them for me.
Let me repeat that for other photographers who struggle to get their kids in front of the camera with no luck. They wanted to model for me. However, the sun was close to setting completely and it was nearly bedtime. Oh and their hair was a mess. They insisted though, so how could I say no. I cranked up the camera’s ISO, we went in the back yard and got two shots. Kieran being a dinosaur “RAWR” and Clover ensuring the continuation of the weed life cycle in our backyard.
A few days later we geared up again in a selection of their new BigW wardrobe (all from the “fun spirit” branded collection) and went to our favorite park to put the clothes through a normal morning in Clover and Kieran’s world. I can’t get over how cute Clover looks in her skinny jeans (nor that they are only $9 a pair). It was a bit chilly so Clover wore her new BigW hoodie as she gets cold easily. I love that hoodie (less than $10) because it has a slight gather at the shoulder seams that gives the tomboy gray jacket a feminine edge…just like Clover herself. Kieran wore his “rockstar pants” (the red coloured denim only $14.88) and a simple black rib tee (just $5). I let them loose and tried to keep up with my camera.
While I want the clothes that my kids wear to look cute since I have my camera out daily, I also need them to be comfortable. They are real kids who run and jump and climb and play. They have fun and get dirty. These clothes let them do all that.
Down here in Melbourne and on a quick trip to Sydney, I had the opportunity to shoot all the other blogger’s kids in their fashion picks from BigW. I invite you to check them out:
Now for my favorite part…the chance to give away a $100 gift card to BigW. You have seen the prices on kid clothes there so you know that $100 goes a long way!
Here is all you need to do for a chance to win.
A) Live in Australia (obviously)
B) Describe with a comment below (not on Facebook) your child’s perfect outfit or clothing item based on their personality.
For example, Clover IS that gray jacket, soft, warm, tomboy with a hint of girly girl.
The answers are due by the 29th of February 2012 and will be judged on creativity, but come on, it is worth $100!
See full terms and conditions by clicking here. Sponsored by Nuffnang.