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Fashion, What I Wore

Mother’s Day with my girls

12th May, 2018

I can’t believe it’s almost Mother’s Day again! I am so incredibly thankful to be a mum to two beautiful little girls. Sophia and Grace are both growing up way too fast (seriously where has the time gone?) but with each day it’s such a joy to see their little personalities coming through. They’re both so kind, caring and smart, and best of all as sisters, they couldn’t be any closer. I know most parents will probably agree but I can’t imagine what life was like without them.

For me, having daughters is a lot of fun. From tea parties to ballet classes to days spent at the park, I always have a ball when I’m with my girls. Being heavily into fashion I won’t deny that I also love being able to dress them up. Even at such a young age they’re already developing such strong opinions about what they like (Sophia would be in her Emma Wiggle costume everyday if she could!) and what they don’t like. It will be nice to see how this changes over the years and I’m sure I’ll lose half my wardrobe to them when they’re a bit older!

Every Mother’s Day I reflect on what the past year has brought and whilst we have our challenging days, I think every day with the girls is so enriching and in turn has made me a better person. It’s made me appreciate the little things. I can see how excited they are about the world around them, things that I probably would have taken for granted before. It reminds me of the sheer possibility of what lies ahead for them and it brings a smile to my face.

It’s a privilege to be able to guide Sophia and Grace through life. To show them what’s right and wrong. To raise them to be strong, confident, capable women who know their worth and won’t settle for anything less. I hope that I can be to them what my own mum is to me. My mum is my role model and a woman I look up to each and every day. If I come even remotely close to that I know I’ve done my job right as a mother.

To all the selfless, hardworking mums out there I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Credits: Kate (#1): Dress; Shoes (#2) Jeans, Jumper, Shoes Sophia: (#1) Jeans, Jumper, Shoes (#2) Jeans, Sweater, Shoes Grace: Dress, Shoes, Cardigan, All from Seed

Photography: Sophia Athas

This post was created in collaboration with Seed

Fashion

What I Wore: Easter Time

24th March, 2018

I’m so looking forward to the Easter long weekend next week. I love being able to hang out with my family, especially Luke and the girls and just enjoy spending time together relaxing. And hey, it’s also a good excuse to enjoy an Easter egg or two!

It’s always nice to dress the girls up a bit during this time, especially when they’re off on an Easter egg hunt as it makes for such cute photos to look back on. I wanted to go all pink this year with the girls’ outfits and it was Seed Heritage to the rescue. They had so much pink to choose from that it was actually hard to narrow it down to just two looks. In the end I settled on the below ensembles as I love the cute bunny motif on Grace‘s dress and the pom poms on Sophia‘s jumper. Also it was pretty much mandatory that we incorporate a tutu in the mix.

As for my look, I thought red would make a great contrasting shade to the girls’ pink outfits. I’ve found grey is always such a good colour to pair with red so finding these jeans at Seed was a good find. Plus the outfit is so comfortable so it’s ideal for running after two excited and active little girls who have been enjoying a few chocolate eggs!

Credits: Kate: Jumper, Jeans Sophia Jumper, Tutu, Backpack, Gumboots Grace: Dress, Shoes, all from Seed

Photography: Sophia Athas

This post was created in collaboration with Seed

 

Fashion

What I Wore: Picnic Time

12th March, 2018

One of the best things about having two daughters is without a doubt the cute outfits. There are just so many options out there. From beautiful tutus to adorable prints and accessories, it’s so fun being able to play dress ups with them. I like to mix it up a bit as far as Sophia and Grace‘s outfits go. They can go from quite casual one minute to dressed up the next and I always like to play with textures and colour. For our little picnic the girls’ Seed outfits are the ideal mix of whimsical and sweet, with fun, playful touches such as sparkly sneakers for Sophia and a punchy pop of colour in the form of a marigold jumper for Grace. Also anything that involves wings and tulle is always a winner with my kids!

There’s something about being with Sophia and Grace (must be all that tulle!) that inspires me to go for more feminine looks, and in this instance I was definitely drawn to the colour pink. I found this pastel pink Seed top and pleated skirt was the ideal combination of classic and relaxed dressing—perfect for when I’m in mum mode. I often like outfits that stick to the same colour palette as I find it makes for quite a striking overall effect. This must be why I couldn’t think of any other shoes I wanted to pair with this ensemble other than metallic pink loafers. Not only are they quite the statement shoe, as an added bonus, they’re comfy too.

Credits: Kate: Top, Seed; Skirt, Seed; Shoes, Seed; Sophia: Dress, Seed; Grace: Skirt, Seed; Jumper, Seed

Photography: Sophia Athas

Kate Waterhouse with daughters Sophia and GraceKate Waterhouse daughter Sophia wearing Seed and eating a watermelon Kate Waterhouse with daughter Grace Kate Waterhouse's daughter Grace in Seed outfit Kate Waterhouse with daughter Sophia wearing Seed Kate Waterhouse with daughters Grace and Sophia wearing Seed

This post was produced in collaboration with Seed Heritage

Fashion, Shop

My go-to kids clothing brands for Sophia and Grace

13th September, 2017

Shopping for Sophia and Grace is without a doubt one of my favourite things to do due to the sheer cuteness of girls’ clothes out there. Bows! Ruffles! Florals! The selection of clothing with cute little details is virtually endless. The fashion game for kids clothing brands has definitely stepped up a lot in the last few years. Having shopped for everything from casual pieces to special occasion dresses these are my go-tos for clothes that I know will deliver in the style and quality department.

Sapling

I love this brand so much that when they approached me to do a collaboration I couldn’t resist. Sapling do beautiful organic baby clothes in super soft cotton and the prints are always very cute.

Country Road

The range at Country Road is always really sweet with lots of mini me options of popular fashion trends for adults.

Seed Heritage

One of my favourite kids clothing brands in Australia. The prints and colours are always spot on and there are lots of neutral and pastel options which I am a big fan of.

Eeni Meeni Miini Moh

I love the gorgeous designs from Eeni Meeni Miini Moh. I often dress the girls in matching pieces – everything is super cute!

Cotton On Kids

You don’t have to spend a fortune on kids’ clothing. Cotton On Kids have an extensive range of basics to going out clothes that are at a reasonable price point. This is particularly great when you consider how quickly kids grow out of their clothing.

Bonds

My girls lived in onesies till they were walking so I stocked up on a lot of Bonds wondersuits. One of the best things about Bonds’ range of onesies is that they do up with a zipper rather than press studs or buttons, which as any parent trying to dress a wriggly baby can attest, is a godsend.

Tutu du Monde

When its comes to dressing the girls for super special occasions such as birthdays I’ll splurge on dresses from Tutu du Monde. The intricate embellishments make them a little work of art.

Hubble + Duke

This brand does a clothing range but I particularly love their shoe collection. If you’re after kids footwear that’s a little bit different (think rose gold mary janes and millenial pink gumboots) Hubble + Duke is the brand to check out.

Campbell & Co

A friend of mine owns this brand and they do lovely cashmere sweaters for kids. It’s a splurge but definitely great quality.

Mini by Terry Biviano

Terry Biviano’s capsule collection of kids’ shoes is handmade from quality leather with really striking embellishments such as bright pom poms and beads.

Chloé and Amélie

From printed sets to pieces with oversized bows and ruffles this brand is heaven for girls’ clothing. A great selection for those who are after kids’ clothes that are a little more fashion forward.

Atelier/Child

If you’re looking for knitwear with a difference this is the brand for you. Atelier/Child stocks everything from statement knits to cosy onesies and plush baby blankets, all made from a super soft cotton/cashmere blend that’s great for sensitive skin.

Tell me—what are your favourite kids clothing brands?