This book was a Christmas present, and it's been in the bed-time reading pile ever since. It's a Japanese book of patterns, all with matching mother-daughter options - and the photographs are so elegant and charming that I'm very, very tempted to give it a go.
Then the voice of reason whispers in my ear, and reminds me that these are photos of very glamorous and carefully styled models - and the matchy-matchy look might be harder to pull off on the school run. So I'm dipping my toe into the water with some minimalist matchiness:
Here's the Colette meringue skirt (minus scallops as before) for me...
... and the O+S Family reunion dress for baby girl.
Not too matchy-matchy? But the inside stories are a little more co-ordinated:
This is mummy-and-me dressing by stealth (that is to say, for cowards). Maybe when I feel comfortable with this then I can move on to the fully co-ordinated look on the book cover.
But I'll have to do it quickly, before my little girl gets big enough to voice objections.