With my sister’s wedding just days away, I am getting *slightly* panicky about how ready we are. There are bags to pack, a present to wrap, loose ends to tie up at work and a dog to be handed over to her minder, not to mention the bridesmaid duties. Rather than get myself into a tailspin tonight thinking of all that is yet to do, I’m concentrating on the items I have ticked off the list so far. The present is organsied, my shoes are bought, the flight is booked and the boys have their suits.
Dressing the boys for weddings in the past, I aimed for smart-casual. Linen trousers or cords with polo shirts or good quality striped long-sleeve shirts. I wanted them to be comfortable and not have to worry about getting grubby. Haven spoken to them quite a bit about their auntie’s wedding, it turns out they were very keen to have their own suits.
We had great success with this suit for Number Two’s communion last month, so when Roco asked if we’d like to try some suits from their summer and wedding range plus shoes to complete the look, we said yes at once. The boys checked out the website with me and we settled on the Randall, Sampson and Howard suits as well as the Pietro, Rory and Jaydon shoes. Over on Instagram stories you may have seen how excited they were to receive the parcel. I was cajoled into letting them have an impromptu try on of blazers over their t-shirts and brogues with the tracksuit bottoms they had on.
He can really pull off the check pattern on the Randall and I love how it can be paired with a crisp shirt and a tie just as well as it works with his own more casual linen shirt.
What’s wonderful, I find, is that he is so comfortable in the suit. He can play easily and even with the blazer off the overall look is quite dapper, whether from the front or seen from behind. The colour of the back of the waistcoat is gorgeous and lends the suit a festive touch.
Number Three is happy with his suit too but the shoes really impressed him. Being the youngest of three, most of his wardrobe has been worn by other before him. I’m fairly sure these are his first new shoes. I had to hide the away in their box to keep him from wanting to wear them to Kindergarten.
At first he was a little skeptical about the short pants, telling me I had to pull the hem down to his feet. Once he saw himself in the mirror he was charmed and toddled off to the play area where he busied himself with books. Star Wars and a suit – what a combination!
Every now and again when the topic of the wedding comes up he’ll throw his arms up in the air and yell “Yay, the wedding”. I have no idea what he imagines will be going on but he did tell me he is going to dance with his cousin. Thinking about it now, I can barely handle the cuteness of him in this suit and his ten week older cousin in her pretty dress hitting the dance floor. Oh, that reminds me! *adds “pack the camera” to the list of things yet to do.
[Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post but all words, photos and opinions are, as ever, my own.]