Over recent weeks we've graduated from the pink sparkly princess stage and we’ve now entered the Rock Chick stage, or at least IJ has, so she tells me.
Apparently this stage means embracing all things black and purple and using words like ‘random’ in conversation, rather randomly as it happens.
It also involves mimicking all things iCarly, which is a new addition to our weekly TV viewing.
It’s an interesting pre-teenage stage that takes a little getting used to and is guaranteed to leave any parent feeling slightly out of touch, but I quite like it. And it's nice to see a slightly more confident personality emerging in the little girl who previously wouldn't experiment with her hair or clothes.
The hooded sweater has been less of a hit unfortunately. It is lovely when it’s on but basically there is so little ‘give’ in the material that IJ isn't able to put it in and take it off by herself, so she’s hardly worn it, as it's no longer cool for your mother to help you get dressed. Opting for a larger size (she’s wearing age 7 – 8) would leave it too long on the arms and body, so it’s the lack of stretch in the material that seems to be the issue here.
The crucial bits worth mentioning, that probably aren’t that cool to talk about, are that the t-shirt washes extremely well and hasn’t lost any of its colour. I’d definitely buy another one. The hoodie we haven’t had to wash. It’s not a product we’d buy, as IJ wouldn’t get enough wear out of it, even though the design is lovely.
The t-shirt is priced at £8.99 and the hoodie £13.99. They are both from the clothing range at Argos and reduced in the sale at time of writing. We received them free of charge to review.