What the Twins Wore For: Great Grandma’s 80th

On Tuesday, on the same day as Kirsty turns twenty-six, my grandmother turns eighty.  She doesn’t celebrate birthdays for religious reasons but she indulged us today by letting my aunt and uncle host a little get-together in her name, and there was plenty of dessert if no actual birthday cake.

We’ve been so excited for the party.  Some of my relatives travelled down to London all the way from Cornwall to attend and it was lovely to catch up with them.  We also had a chance to see the twins’ second cousin, who was born six weeks after they were.  He’s tremendously cute.

Dressing babies for this kind of event is a joy and a challenge: you want an outfit that is beautiful, because you’re showing your child off to some of the people whose opinions you care about the most and because there are sure to be multiple cameras in attendance, but it also needs to be functional – they’re not dolls, after all, and at their age (seven months) their clothes need to be comfortable for movement and play.

Frugi generously sent the twins these outfits – and some bodysuits, which will feature in a separate post shortly – and they were just PERFECT for an event like this.  The soft fabrics provide lots of room for the boys to wriggle about and the designs are just gorgeous – everybody complimented us on how well they were dressed.  My mum is threatening to buy a second pair of sailboat dungarees, in fact, so that they can both wear a pair at the same time!  I won’t argue with that!

Aren’t they BEAUTIFUL?  The clothes as well as the twins, of course!  The little details absolutely make the outfits; I love the pelican with the creatures sitting in his open beak, it’s all so cute.

I wanted to shoot and share these outfits in action, on a real family day.  In real life.

*Frugi sent us these items for a review but all opinions are entirely my own (and shared by my extended family, haha!).

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11 Comments

  1. June 6, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    These photos are just delicious, love all those gorgeous smiles! You’ve done an amazing job.

  2. Carrie
    June 7, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    Balthazar’s beautiful smile is heart melting. Oh my goooodness. And Lysander’s beautiful eyes are so calm and thoughtful. It’s so wonderful to see them with your family, being passed around and adored. Gorgeous outfits too. Love that your mum is going to buy an extra pair of dungarees.

  3. June 7, 2015 / 4:59 pm

    It looks like you all had such a great party. We love Frugi clothes – the boys look beautiful! x

  4. Shivie P
    June 7, 2015 / 9:21 pm

    Gorgeous photos. Your boys are beautiful. Love the outfits too. Too cute.

  5. June 7, 2015 / 9:42 pm

    We adore Frugi and find their outfits to last and last. Your little men look adorable!

  6. June 8, 2015 / 7:06 pm

    Great photos and the clothes look lovely. I’ll check them out 🙂

  7. June 9, 2015 / 12:02 am

    Gorgeous, joyous pictures full of love x

  8. Oh I simply adore those babies. Who are growing so fast. Your photography astounds me every time I come here. I try and save up a visit so I can go all out and indulge! You must tell me which lens you use and teach me your ways. Somehow. xx

  9. June 11, 2015 / 10:00 am

    Your photos are always so beautiful. Such a lovely post 🙂

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