Two little boys

By | 2017-07-25T13:20:35+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Fashion|

I cried my eyes out when the sonographer told me I was having two boys, I was certain she had made a mistake and my little girl was in there somewhere.  I locked myself in the toilets at Epsom Hospital and cried so hard that my heart hurt.  Who was going to be my best friend, whose hair would I plait and who could I dress in cute little outfits.  I was so disappointed.  Jay already had two boys Alfie and Archie, they are not my birth boys, but they are my earth boys.


Image:  You can see Twin 1 Ralph’s nose and lips in the top left corner and Twin 2 Luca’s full face and arm


I really wanted to give Jay a little girl and I wanted that special mother and daughter bond that I share with my own mother.  I felt so guilty and selfish for feeling these emotions because I knew I had been blessed with two little boys and there were people out there who couldn’t have children or who had to undergo IVF treatment to become pregnant.

The only baby clothes I bought for the boys throughout my pregnancy were white and consisted of bodysuits, baby grows and cute little socks.  I also bought two cute little sky blue cardigans just in case they were both boys!  Deep down I was convinced they had got it wrong and I was having a boy and a girl.


Mother to two cute, little boys

I had an emergency caesarian at 37 weeks and I remember Jay taking us to the hospital, his speedy reactions saved mine and the boys live that night (that’s another story).  I heard the doctor when he delivered my first little boy Ralph ‘WOW’ he said ‘this baby is perfect, he is beautiful’ and he handed him to Jay.  He was absolutely gorgeous, and then my second baby cried and I felt so relieved because that’s when I knew my babies were safe.  ‘Another boy’ he shouted from behind the screen ‘he’s beautiful too’ and Luca was absolutely gorgeous.  I couldn’t have asked for more, I had become a mother to two cute, healthy little boys and they completely stole my heart.

They looked so tiny lying side by side in the hospital cot with their matching white outfits and cute little sky blue cardigans.  I was so proud of them and I couldn’t take my eyes off of these two little miracles.


Beautiful boy’s outfits

Our friends and family were brilliant we didn’t have to buy any baby clothes for the first year and we were showered with beautiful boys outfits.  All of the clothes we received coordinated with each other in some way or we were bought identical outfits to dress them in.  The boys looked so cute in their matching clothes.  I have never been one for garnish prints or colours on baby’s clothes and always opted for pretty colours in muted tones, I did dress the boys in bright pink and yellow too sometimes.

Going shopping for clothes with twin boys was a nightmare because logistically stores aren’t designed for twin prams to navigate freely; unless you do all of your shopping at Costco where the isles are like mini roads.


I’d be mid-shop and one of the boys would need a feed, nappy change or be sick and I would have to leave the store to tend to them while crashing my way through the merchandise.  When I was graced with a nap or contented baby’s and was able to shop I would struggle to buy boys clothes because I wanted their outfits to coordinate.  I would usually only see one outfit I liked in a whole range so I would just buy two of the same.  This was actually safer as I found out later during toddler play groups.  It was much easier to keep an eye on them in big groups when they were wearing the same outfits.  I would also struggle in store with sizes as there would rarely be two of the same size available to buy.  I was constantly being told ‘you can order it online’.

As a working mother time is precious and shopping trips with twin boys are planned like military operations, so returning home empty handed was so frustrating.  It seemed online shopping was the way forward for me.  I would rather order their clothes online and return them if they were not suitable than spending hours trawling the shops only to find one outfit available to buy.

Daisies and Conkers online baby boys clothes

That’s why my clothing brand Daisies and Conkers is available online.  It is for customer convenience and to help save parents time.  I also aim to provide parents with options to dress their little ones in coordinating outfits whether it is for day to day wear or for special occasions.  My own boys love to wear clothes that are soft, comfortable and functional, so they can play and explore freely.  The collection of boys clothes at Daisies and Conkers are lovely, cute and comfortable and are suitable for any occasion.

Daisies and Conkers Children’s Fashion

By | 2017-07-19T09:02:35+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Fashion|

Welcome to the launch of Daisies and Conkers fashion for babies, toddlers and children. The collection is for little boys and girls aged 3m to 12y. We aim to combine comfort, style and affordable prices to create a capsule collection for children that is all about looking good and feeling comfortable.

Beautiful, cute, children’s clothes

My earliest childhood memories are of the beautiful, cute, children’s clothes my own mother used to dress me and my brothers in when we were little. We were often dressed in coordinating outfits, especially on special occasions. I guess I inherited my passion for fashion from my mother who always dressed and looked so naturally beautiful.

As I grew my passion grew with me, I studied Textiles at school and graduated with a BA Hons Degree from the London College of Fashion and went on to work in the fashion industry.

I had travelled the world when I was 21 and yearned to get another trip in before I settled down with children. My love for fashion came with me on my world trip and I became inspired and motivated to start my own clothing brand.

Beautiful, cute, clothes

Meantime, I become an auntie to Millie and Macy my two beautiful nieces. I loved spending time with them and buying them cute little girls clothes, but I longed for my own child for years.

When we found out we were pregnant with twins we fell in love instantly. Our little boys Ralph and Luca literally stole my heart and rocked my world, they are my whole life. I’m not going to lie in the early days it was really, really, really hard. I was sleep deprived for the first 18months, with endless feeding and nappy changes. I didn’t feel like ‘me’ anymore and that was really hard to deal with especially as my family and childhood friends didn’t live close by. Any aspirations of starting my own company were put on hold while I immersed myself in these beautiful, funny, crazy twin boys.

My boys were gorgeous, amazing little characters (they still are) yet I still felt very lonely. My boyfriend Jay was very good at getting us out of the house and we would take the boys for walks in their double pushchair. It was amazing how many people would stop us for a chat, we literally couldn’t go anywhere with our little boys. Everybody would stop us to see the boys and they would comment on how gorgeous they looked in their matching outfits. All of a sudden, everyone was a twin or knew a twin and these people were so excited to exchange stories with us. It was lovely. These little chats picked me up when I was feeling down, comforted me when I was lonely and reminded me that I had been blessed with two beautiful, healthy boys.

I was always being asked where I had bought their clothes from, whether it was their trendy hats, short sets or cute braces. This amazed me because I really struggled shopping for baby boys clothes, I couldn’t find outfits that co-ordinated nicely with each other, so most of the time I ended up dressing them exactly the same. Their lovely comments about the boys outfits encouraged me to think of ways I could follow my passion without jeopardising precious time with my children. I started to think about how the love of my boys and love of fashion could come together.

Daisies and Conkers the name behind the brand

Most of my happiest childhood memories were playing in the park with my family. Making daisy chains for my mother and collecting conkers with my dad and brothers. My mum always wore her daisies with such pride and my dad and brothers would spend ages looking for that special conker that would beat all others in a game of conkers.

My little boys Ralph and Luca go to a Forest School in Surrey and love to pick daisies and collect conkers too. My heart melts every time they hand me one because they bring back so many beautiful memories, and now my cute boys are creating so many more! And that’s how the name Daisies and Conkers came about.

The idea behind Daisies and Conkers children’s fashion brand is to provide parents with coordinating, stylish, comfortable, good quality clothes for their children at affordable prices. The children’s fashion market is booming with beautiful brands offering gorgeous clothes, but most of them are very expensive. As a mother of multiples I understand how expensive clothing the family can be. I want to dress my children in good quality fashionable clothes at affordable prices, which I am sure is the same for every mother, whether you have one child or more. I hope by providing a collection of coordingting children’s outfits and providing cheap prices that I am able to help you dress your little ones for less. Our clothes are timeless, beautiful and functional and I hope by providing outfit options for siblings that the whole family will look fabulous on any occasion.

Thank you for sharing my story…