Monday, 27 August 2012

A cloudy day

Today Jack was wearing the Kids Sailor Striped Long sleeve tee from American Apparel, along with navy cords from Zara Kids, and Navy Converse. I love this top. The fabric is between a jumper and a lightweight top, which is perfect for the very unpredictable weather we get here in Ireland. See those malevolent deep black clouds rolling into view? A moment before we arrived here the sky was as blue as she could be. Well, on the up-side, I suppose they made for a rather dramatic shot.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Little Retro Tee

Is this not the sweetest little t-shirt you have ever seen in your whole life? My dear chum found this darling retro number for Jack. They don't make 'em like this anymore! Forget the modern collaborations like Emma Bunting for Argos and Jools Oliver for Mothercare, if I was lucky enough to be asked to design a childrenswear collection I would draw inspiration from the past, and create simple little basics like this, free of graffiti-like designs and garish cartoon characters. Of course, that's just my humble opinion. Some would say I am much too fussy, including my long-suffering husband.

In the outdoor photos Jack has teamed the tee with some H&M skinny jeans and Aigle Wellies.

Monday, 20 August 2012


Now I don't often put myself in the picture, but I just had to show you these coats provided by American Apparel. What lucky ducks we are! As our regular readers know, I adore American Apparel, and one of the reasons I love them so much is because you can buy mini versions of the adult range. I always feel dead class when Jack and are out and about in our matching gear. I'm not so sure my husband agrees. How you feel about parent and kid matching clothing?

So anyway, here we are sporting the very same coats! Jack is wearing the Kids Flannel-Lined Rain Parka, and I'm in the Unisex Flannel Lined Rain Parka. We're even in similar tops with Jack wearing the AA sailor striped top and Mama in Armor-Lux. The wee man is also stomping around in some Navy Aigle wellies. 

Thanks so much to American Apparel for providing the coats and thank you to my kindred spirit Kat for photographing Jack and I.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Little Brave

Awwwww! Check out Big Chief Cuteness. My grandparents gave Jack this Indian headdress a while ago, then my best chum found this vintage waistcoat which happened to match perfectly. What a handsome little brave he is. I'm such a lucky Mama.

Also, I was honoured when Mira of Crisp Photoworks asked me if I would like to be featured as a guest writer in her Photography advice worth remembering section. If you get a chance, you can check it out here. Thanks for featuring us Mira!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Jack's Paper Moon is 1 today!

Today is my bloggiversary, as they say. Jack's Paper Moon is 1! Jack has changed massively in a year, and so has my photography. I have loved the drive and focus blogging has provided, and we have enjoyed the opportunities it has brought about. 
Thanks to all my followers, new and old. Stay tuned for some new ideas I have planned, such as my new link up party, 'Whatchu wearing Wednesdays'. I'd love you to link up!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The Red Shoes

My little prince is rocking a pair of Keds today. He's teamed them with his Zara Kids skinny rocker jeans, American Apparel Cardigan and H&M basic vest tee.
I particularly loved the colour of these comfy little shoesies. I couldn't resist. But that's it. No more shoes until he's into the next size up. I think he has more shoes than me.

Word to the wise- don't lug a huge amp downstairs by yourself for the sake of a photoshoot. I almost took myself out.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Knit one, Purl two

I'm as snug as a bug in a rug in my American Apparel Fishermans Sweater, so naturally I fell in love with the kids version! How sweet is this classic knitted jumper on Jack? And what about that pout? It's his party trick. We ask him "where's the lip?" This is how he responds.

He is also wearing skinny jeans and these beautiful high top sneakers, both from Zara Kids. I know... as if he doesn't have enough shoes, but I just thought these were awesome.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Counting on you

Today Jack is solving terribly difficult mathmatical problems in his American Apparel Baby Rib short sleeve lap tee and AA Infant California Fleece Zipped hoody. This hoody is so warm, fleecy and soft. He's probably counting how in debt I would  be if I were to buy myself the adult version of this hoody in every available colour. What a wise little owl he is.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Don't mess with Texas.

My bestie found this amazing tee during one of her daily vintage rummages. We didn't know what the expression referred to, but a quick google search soon told us this was a 1986 statewide advertising campaign to reduce litter in Texas. Apparently it's pretty well known.
Turns out the Texas Department of transportation were quite 'protective', shall we say, over their slogan, and several 'cease and desist' letters were sent out to those who used the trademarked phrase, including the University of Texas at Austin who printed the saying on T-shirts. Who knows, perhaps this is one of those 'illegal' t-shirts, which has found its way all the way over here to Ireland.

Well Texas... Jack supports your cause.