Here in Scotland we have a long standing appreciation for a good knitted jumper or cardigan. Necessity for the item in the cold weather, teamed with our heritage of wool production means this classic wardrobe staple will always be around.
Photograph taken from Pinterest
The most well known jumper style from Scotland is the Fair Isle knit.
The term ‘Fair Isle Knitting’ is now used worldwide for a type of stranded colour knitting with horizontal bands of geometric patterns. But this unique style developed on Fair Isle long ago, when local knitters discovered that fine yarns stranded into a double layer produce durable, warm, yet lightweight garments.
Information from here
However if you prefer a more contemporary look, at RRV we cover all bases. The autumn/winter ranges from the likes of Soft Gallery and Mini Rodini include some great jumpers to keep your little one cozy.
Halloween can be an expensive holiday, but it’s so worth it for your little one to have the best outfit. We have a few suggestions of how to use some of our range of stock to make an outfit where the key pieces can be worn everyday, making the whole thing a little more frugal.
So whether little miss wants to be a black or grey cat, these teamed with tights, a leotard, a tail made from stuffed tights and ears made from card and attached to a headband, perfection!
We think this would make a great Vampire outfit….. we’ve even put this outfit in out halloween window display! Teamed with a shirt, waistcoat and Vampire Medal, the rest is all about the make-up!!!
There are so many things you could do with the Mini Rodini range!!! The Bear Onesie is super-cute and an outfit in itself, as is the lovely Clown Dress. My favourite though is the strongman pieces, there are leggings, tops, onesies and dresses in the same print, with the addition of a drawn on mustache and the good-old black balloons on a stick for weights, your costume is done. See the full range here.
And our range of It’s A Bibble Dribble Bibs will complete any outfit, in a huge range of animal prints as well as some stunning fabrics, you’re sure to find that special one for your theme. Here we have (clockwise) the Leopard Print, Mini Mouse, Cow Print and Bumble Bee bibs. And such a useful little item too, see the full range here.
It’s October already! How did that happen? For us here at RRV, that can only mean one thing….Halloween fun!!!
For you lucky lovelies in Scotland, we are hosting our annual Halloween event (location and details above). You will be able to pick up all you will need for trick-or-treating and entertain the kids at the same time, fun for all the family!
This little sweet Halloween skirt is handmade in-store, and just one of a number of fancy-dress ideas that you won’t see anywhere else…..
We really do have something for kids of all ages, this vintage My First Halloween top is just adorable.
Wherever you are…….we would like to wish you a Ghoulishly good Halloween!!!!!
There are a lot of changes happening in Scotland at the moment, one thing that will never change though is our love of the kilt!!!!
Historically it was not always as popular as it is today. In August 1747, after the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 1745 rebellion, the British government banned the wearing of the kilt (and the bagpipes, which were seen as an instrument of war) in an attempt at suppressing highland identity.
This law remained in force until 1783. During the ban the only people who were legally allowed to wear the kilt were pipers in the military and then only in their regimental tartan.
(Image taken from Pinterest, Information from here)
Nowadays the kilt is worn mainly on occasions such as weddings and formal functions. It’s ability to link people to their roots whether through using the family tartan or simply wearing the kilt at an event out with their homeland. It’s silhouette creates such a strong image of national identity.
We are very happy to say we supply Little Legs Baby Kilts in , these super-sweet kilts are hand-made, in any size and any tartan (please allow a few weeks when ordering as some tartans may need to be sourced)
They are made in a traditional way with the great addition of velcro fastenings, which are a must when trying to change baby quickly at an event; and nappy pins rather than the traditional kilt pin.
Little Legs also makes matching flashes and felt sporrans! Sooooo cute!!!
We love this time of year at RRV!!!! Autumn is still warm enough to leave the house without a coat; but cold enough to look out those oh-so-cosy tights, bliss!
The colours around the city are what make this season so magical.
(Photo of the River Kelvin, Glasgow. From Pinterest)
The colour palate in Autumn was a big part of 70’s fashion, browns, yellows and the lovely burnt oranges. I especially love this 1970’s dress from our vintage stock, it is just perfect for this time of year.
Autumn also gives us an excuse to start coat shopping, like we need one!!!
And a cute one for the boys……1970’s brown corduroy boiler suit will keep your kiddo cosy.
(Photograph of the River Kelvin, Glasgow, taken from Pinterest)