My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Stepping out in style with the Skirtle by SKEANIE!

SKIRTLE [Skir-tl] - noun - A garment hanging from the waist with a snug, stretchable garment covering the legs from the waist down. 

SKIRT [skurt] - noun - A garment hanging from the waist

TIGHTS [tights] - noun - A snug, stretchable garment covering the legs from the waist down.

Recently, the lovely people at SKEANIE.co.uk spoke to mummy and offered to send an item called a 'Skirtle' out for me to try. Now, I love it when mummy tells me how pretty I look (although she tells me EVERY day!) and immediately, she said, "Munchkin, you will look so pretty in this!" Hmmmmm, yes mummy, of course (... again!) Anyway, being only 2 years old, in matters like this, I have little choice but to go along with what mummy thinks. While we were waiting for the parcel to arrive, mummy had a look at the story behind Skeanie!

SKEANIE the critically acclaimed Australian children’s footwear manufacturer has just launched its first collection in Europe.

SKEANIE, who since their launch in 2009, have turned both old and young heads with their beautiful range of children’s shoes, manage to combine all the protection and health benefits  your child’s feet require with stunning designs inspired by the latest collections. SKEANIE have already become the choice of some of Hollywood’s A (Jnr) list celebrities, such as Suri Cruise and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt.

A claim that is supported by leading podiatrist expert, Jayne McGreal,  “The most important thing for little feet is that they are free to move. SKEANIE’s incorporate the fundamental design elements recommended by podiatrists and pediatricians. They are an excellent choice for those little gorgeous, plump feet.”
All SKEANIE shoes are handcrafted from the softest eco-leather creating a light-weight, flexible and loveable shoe which is specially designed to provide comfort and support that allow children’s feet to develop naturally and in a healthy manner. 

Their range of wonderful shoes for little feet are amazing and look so comfortable. Unfortunately, although I am 2years old and a more-than-confident walker, my feet are exceptionally small and therefore my feet need to grow a little before I can fit into a pair of Skeanies that are suitable for my physical, active developmental stage. However, you can read about the benefits of SKEANIE'S wonderful shoes in the fantastic, comprehensive review by BLOG BY BABY.

When the Skirtle arrived though, mummy was so pleased. She was saying things like "it's so well made" and "the material is really soft", so I knew what was coming next ... my leggings came straight off, and before I knew it, there I was, modelling my very own Skirtle! (... How does she do that??)

My new Skirtle from Skeanie!
The Skirtle is a pair of beautifully fitted footless tights with a trendy little skirt attached.  As you have probably found out little girls like me, with little or no hips, struggle to keep skirts on the right place! They twist, fall down, ride up ... well, they do on me, anyway! Mummy is forever adjusting my skirts, but this garment solves all of those problems! Admittedly, there have been items on the High Street that look similar in style, but there is something about Skeanie's Skirtle that is very special. For a start, there was something about it that made mummy extra happy ... It never needs ironing?! The Skirtle is made from the same material as Skeanie's range of children's socks, meaning the whole garment is elasticated but with a very high cotton content. The material is really soft which means it is very easy to pull the tights on, and I'm learning to do it all by myself too! And pulling one garment on is much easier than pulling on two! Any of you that are familiar with my blog will know that I am starting to potty train, and the Skirtle is simple to take off if I suddenly decide that I want to sit on the potty! And with a mixture of 80% Cotton, 15% Nylon and 5% Elastane, the Skirtle is perfectly safe in the washing machine!

Isn't it lovely?!
Whatever I am doing, the Skirtle stays put. The skirt doesn't twist, or fall down, and the tights stay comfortably in place. The tights have a really pretty 'ruffled' detail around the ankles, and the whole garment just looks very unique and special. Whenever I am wearing my Skirtle, someone always says to mummy, "oooh, I love her little skirt and tights! Where did you get them?" They look quite surprised when she tells them it's a one-piece set!

Relaxed and Comfortable in my Skirtle!
Mummy was able to choose the Skirtle for me and she decided (after lots of pondering!) to go with the Fawn Dots. This was a hard decision, as the Skirtle is also available (in the UK) in Chocolate Dots, Navy Stripes and Pink Stripes. All of the designs are so lovely, but mummy loves spotty things! 

The Skirtle in the lovely Navy Stripe design
We have also been advised that you can team your Skeanie Skirtle with a pair of Skeanie Knee-High Socks for added warmth. And their socks are made in the same patterns as the Skirtle, so perfectly coordinated! However, the material of the Skirtle is very warm, absolutely perfect for the pending Autumn weather!

So far, I have played in the garden, relaxed indoors and played with my friend at the local Soft Play Centre whilst wearing my Skirtle. I really put it through its paces - crawling through tunnels, climbing 'mountains', tumbling down slides and clambering up ladders. Ok, so with activity like this, of course the skirt is going to ride up around my waist occasionally, but not once did it twist or fall down! At least when it rides up, mummy is happy that it is staying intact and not travelling above the waistband of the tights!

Putting the Skirtle to test for real!

Climbing, crawling, sliding ... No problem!!

Overall, Skeanie's Skirtle gets a 5/5 from me and mummy. It looks great, washes well, never needs ironing, is comfortable for everyday wear and can withstand the relentless activities of an on-the-go toddler like me! 

The full range of Skeanie's Skirtles can be found HERE on their website, where you can get your hands on one for just £19.99!

Follow Skeanie on Facebook HERE to keep up to date on all of their wonderful product information and special offers!

Follow Skeanie on Twitter HERE to stay connected and hear about their most recent product news!

I love wearing my Skirtle - You've made me Princess of the Playground!!


  1. Aww how cute is that? Great idea, and I'm loving the blue one too!

  2. Thats a fab idea, looks great too

  3. The Skirtle is wonderful! She really loves wearing it. She calls it her 'special trousers'! And remember mummies ... NO IRONING!! That's a bonus in my book! The product is great, and all the designs are gorgeous. I had a hard time choosing :D

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