Turns out I am that mother – an edit of the best mama & mini matching outfits for any budget

What a week.  What a year.  The world is a strange place to navigate right now but I will make this promise – a promise to my children, to our future.  I promise to raise you to stand up for, be kind to and be compassionate towards everyone – this is a start and something I can do right now, today and every day.

This set of images might just be some of my favourites to date and I love that they are simply at home, in the front garden.  But the matching Newbie outfits – those really make my mama heart swell.  I will not pretend not to have imagined this moment from the very first ‘it’s a girl’ scan during my pregnancy – I am unashamedly that kind of mother and I will likely continue to be for as long as I can possibly get away with it.  I have fond memories of the identical set of mohair, colour block jumpers my Gran knitted for my own Mum and me circa 1990 – I was so proud to match with her.

So I have pulled together some of my favourites, starting from just £9, if you want to get on board with this special kind of cuteness.  There are certainly many more for little girls but I kept my focus on brands which offer matching sets for the truly tiny ladies in our lives – scroll down to see the edit…

I was honestly blown away by the quality of these Newbie pieces – beautifully soft and so well made for such a great price and, although the brand kindly offered them as a gift for this shoot, I would happily part with my own money for them.

H&M are bringing the budget friendly option here with the matching tie dye swimsuits for mama and baby girl – adorable.  There is a bikini too if that’s more your style and even matching shorts for baby boys and bigger boys and Dads (though sadly sold out).  The full family.  Matching.  My dream.  A dream that the husband does not share.

The bigger budget pieces are from brands which have been on my dream list for quite some time – both British born with the most beautiful pieces, either for matching or just for yourself.  That Seraphina cami maxi skirt combo is such a dream set and I could imagine wearing it summer after summer for years to come – in my mind gingham is just such a classic and I love the oversized check of this one.

Finally I have to mention Freya Lillie – I discovered them first through social media and honestly just can’t quite decide which pieces to add to my wardrobe they are all so beautiful.  I have featured the dungarees in the shopping edit above but the Brianna top and Lillie romper would be the sweetest combination too and I wonder if I might get more mileage out of a top?

floral mama dress – Newbie
floral mini dress – Newbie

mini swimsuit – H&M
mama swimsuit – H&M

gingham mama cami – Seraphina
gingham mama maxi skirt – Seraphina
gingham mini dress – Seraphina

legra mama top – Louise Misha x Smallable
janice mini dress – Louise Misha x Smallable
calakmul mini bloomer – Louise Misha x Smallable

little lemon set – Gal Meets Glam
lemon mama dress – Gal Meets Glam

mini collette dungarees – Freya Lillie
mama collette dungarees – Freya Lillie


One thing is for sure – I will be adding more matching looks to our wardrobes – I am so smitten with this concept.

Apologies for the photo overload today…  truly I had a hard time editing it down to this many – I am just so in love with her.

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floral print dress – Newbie
‘love’ pendant – Astley Clarke
long snake chain – Daisy London

floral print jumpsuit – Newbie
(there’s a matching dress too)




  1. gaylesbury
    3 Jun / 8:12 am

    Oh my goodness! These photos are just gorgeous! Love you both x

    • Thankfifi
      3 Jun / 2:30 pm

      Aw thank you.xx

  2. Numba
    3 Jun / 12:08 pm

    These are lovely! Something nice about matching outfits with your child!

    Have you stumbled across any for mother and son outfits? I cant seem to find any decent ones!

    • Thankfifi
      3 Jun / 2:31 pm

      Not any ‘official’ ones as yet if you know what I mean (other than the swimming shorts and swimsuit combo from H&M I mentioned in the post). I did buy these hoodies from Hari & The Gang for myself and my son though – I think they’re pretty cute – https://www.instagram.com/p/CAKGAXuAdrR/. Or you can just do matching breton stripes if you find some similar for example? Hope that helps!x

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