Sunday, 22 April 2018

Charlotte's Christening with ROCO Clothing - review

Last week we celebrated Charlotte’s christening day. Unlike Arthur’s christening which we had planned meticulously for months in advance, the day this time around just sort of sprung itself upon us and we were still trying to figure out what we were doing about setting up the venue for afterwards and sorting out food in the morning!

Christening outfits from ROCO clothing
 
Luckily one thing I didn’t have to worry about was finding a suitable outfit for both Arthur and Charlotte as we were sent a gorgeous set for each of them from Roco Clothing....


Christening outfits from ROCO clothing



Charlotte’s Christening outfit from ROCO Clothing:


Christening outfits from ROCO clothing
 

During the ceremony itself Charlotte wore the ‘family gown’ which her father and her brother both wore for their christening day, but this was paired with a bonnet and shoes from Roco clothing, plus a lovely little romper underneath once the gown was taken off.

I chose a romper called the Adalyn ivory and champagne romper by Coco BebĂ© because Charlotte is crawling and so I wanted her to wear something which she could be comfortable and play in without it getting caught or in her way...

Christening outfits from ROCO clothing

The romper is made from ivory cotton with lace at the front, ivory back buttons and a pink (champagne) satin sash.

Her bonnet is 100% ivory silk dupion lined with a soft cotton lawn by Emile et Rose in the style 'Sienna', and her shoes are the baby girl's ivory christening shoes in style 'Libby', by Sevva in a canvas material. 

Originally I ordered her a pair of ivory shoes in the style 'Laura' on the website but when they arrived they were too small for her feet and they didn’t have any larger sizes. In the end I decided to buy her another pair of shoes from ROCO rather than pay the packaging and postage to send them back as I wasn't 100% sure on her size - I would say this was the only drawback about the whole experience as it wasn't clear how the sizes related to baby shoe sizes or foot measurements and I really had to guess based on my initial mistake - especially as Charlotte does have quite big feet!!

Christening outfits from ROCO clothing

In the end I think the 2nd pair of shoes we ordered actually suited the outfit better with the ribbon ties as it fitted in well with the bonnet ribbon and also the sash around her middle...although as you can see she had great fun trying to undo all of the bows...

Christening outfits from ROCO clothing

Christening outfits from ROCO clothing


Arthur's Christening outfit from ROCO Clothing:

 
Christening outfits from ROCO clothing

Although I was tempted to choose a suit with shorts for Arthur, I knew the April weather could be quite variable and perhaps a little cold so I chose this Light grey tweed wedding suit in the style 'Knox' by Paisley of London. I'm not sure whether it was the little curly haired boy on the website who swayed it, but as soon as I saw this suit I knew it was the one for Arthur!

Christening outfits from ROCO clothing

I ordered this in size 3 years which was a perfect fir for Arthur ( who was 3 in January) although the shirt was a little tight in comparison to the rest of the suit. Arthur isn't big for his age so I was surprised at how snug this was, although it wasn't a problem on the day as he wore a vest underneath and it has a waistcoat so even when he took his jacket off you couldn't really tell that the shirt was riding up a little at the sides....

Christening outfits from ROCO clothing

The material was really soft and comfortable ( important info for fussy toddlers!) and the waistcoat and trousers were both adjustable...

Christening outfits from ROCO clothing

 The suit also came with a tie and pocket square, so that just left the shoes. We chose these navy suede loafer style shoes in the style 'Cruz' from Paisley of London which slipped on easily and Charlotte was also rather taken with....

Christening outfits from ROCO clothing

Arthur actually loved the smell of these shoes ( I know, 3 year olds can be strange!) and they were a lovely style. My only issue with the shoes which we didn't realise until the morning of the christening was that the insole for one of them had been glued in wonky and so you could see the lining on one side at the bottom and it wasn't completely smooth. It was too late to do anything about this, but luckily Arthur didn't seem to notice.

Christening outfits from ROCO clothing

 Both deliveries from ROCO clothing - the original order and the replacement shoes - arrived really quickly and I was sent an email in advance to let me know when my order would be arriving with the postman which was really helpful!

I am so pleassed with the outfits for both of them, they looked lovely on the day and everyone complemented their outfits! I would definitely use ROCO clothing to order outfits for the future. We have a wedding to attend to next year which they will both need outfits for - I'm not going to lie, I'm half willing Arthur to stop growing just so that he can wear this suit again for that!

Christening outfits from ROCO clothing

Sarah x

Disclosure: We were sent these outfits in return for an honest review.


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9 comments:

  1. Oh my days!! These outfits are gorgeous. I can’t wait to be an auntie and dress my niece / nephew in gorgeous outfits like these on special days. I’ll share the blog with my sister :-)

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  2. Oh my goodness - they are just adorable!!! I don't think I have ever seen anything so cute!I've heard lots of good things about Roco clothing - now I know why!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday x

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  3. Oh wow how beautiful do they both look. I have purchased from these before for a suit for Freddie and it was great. #KCACOLS

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  4. perfect models for lovely clothes, they look amazing, the suit is so smart. love the photos. Raine x

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  5. So adorable! What lovely clothes! I've not heard of Roco before, but I'm definitely going to have a look now :) #KCACOLS

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  6. Oh my! How beautiful are they?! I absolutely love Rocco Clothing occasion outfits! We actually have some for our children ready for the wedding this Saturday! #KCACOLS

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  7. Oh my gosh, they both look so adorable! I especially love the romper and the little shoes, they're so cute and perfect for a christening. x #KCACOLS

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  8. Just beautiful, gorgeous memories in beautiful outfits. Lovely pictures! #kcacols

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  9. Really lovely clothes, they both look adorable! Love the suit, the waist coat really completes the outfit x
    #KCACOLS

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