Carter, Events, Hunter, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, Shopping ELLY – ‘ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT’ COLLECTION 22 September 2013

I reckon Elly’s new collection, dubbed “Row Row Row Your Boat”, is THE most attractive to me so far.

It’s because it’s about as cutesy as you can possibly get (ie. to appeal to me) that is still wearable and also appealing to boys. I always get all snarky and sulky when I go out shopping and find super adorable girls clothes with pretty prints, and I know they can’t be translated over into boys clothing.Elly has a history of doing very cute boy prints, and Hunter really loves all his vehicle-related shirts… but to me, that appeals to HIM and not ME.

Hey, I’m their mum and I look at them all day, so it’s not tooooo crazy to want to put them in prints that I like too, right? 😛

And so, my favourite print is the “Sea Creatures”, which features a beige background and lots of colourful sea creature cartoons all over it! IT’S MAD CUTE!!!!!!!!!


Shirt prints so cute, I can’t even……


They give such a bright burst of rainbow colour that I reckon it’s nice to temper it down with plain jeans


My “behind the scenes” shot – this was 99% of what happened whilst I was trying to snap photos. Both kids just being random path generators all over our bed! <– ants in their pants


And, the “Sea Creatures” print also comes in GIRLS dresses. Except not in ladies sizes so I can’t buy it for myself 😉 Here’s Hunter, quite entranced when I gave him his new shirt from Elly:



Their other print, which I call “Sailboats” is set on a solid blue background and has lots of sailboats all over it. I like the turquoise bits in it, so I tend to pair it with their turquoise shorts. It looks like such a resort, I’m-just-hanging-on-my-yacht kinda vibe!

I’ve had two mums approach me on two different occasions when I’ve been out, asking where I got these shirts from. So I guess they’re pretty appealing.

Also helps when Carter, who still does his drunk zombie walk, really turns heads when he totters around (cos he’s so hilarious to watch). Random strangers even take photos and videos of his crazy walk! It means I always get people noticing him, and thus noticing what he’s wearing, and asking me about it!

My two little giggle machines


I like this pic – a normal smiling photo!


Back to ribbing each other and sharing silly secrets


Out and about. He went on the Ducktour – a bus that goes from the road and plops into the water!


CAUTION. Wet floor!

So here’s the little goody bag from Elly, where you can see the prints in more detail. The vibrancy and colours are really gorgeous. And is it my imagination, or is the “Sea Creatures” fabric a little softer and thinner than the regular Elly fabrics?

Playing matchy-match


Closeup. The colours really are that saturated in real life!



  • Christine posted on September 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Love these shirts.

    • Beverly! posted on September 22, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      The prints on their girls dresses are freakin’ adorable!

  • Audrey Ng on Facebook posted on September 22, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Thanks Beverly!!! The boys are super cute!!!

    • Beverly! posted on September 22, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      …the clothes help 😉


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