This week Lara has grown again. And not just height. Lara has grown up a little and is starting to discover a level of self-confidence that we didn't know existed. When I heard about the new collection of Barbie chic pop-art inspired clothing at Mango, I knew it was going to be perfect for Lara. It's a range of clothing featuring Barbie designs for younger children but with a style suitable for older girls too - sizes from 3 years to 13 years.
Lara's Barbie Cotton Sweatshirt is a cropped jersey cotton top with a sequinned Barbie logo. The sequins are sewn on really tightly packed to one another so that they are really nice and secure. Lara instantly fell in love with the top and it seemed to make her want to pose - I suspect she has been inspired by Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse!
The base of this sweatshirt is designed to deliberately curl, as if the hem was raw but it is perfectly executed. We ordered Lara a size above her age because we know she is very tall for her age and the sizing has worked out perfectly on the arms and body.
This Barbie Cotton Sweatshirt from Mango costs £19.99 and is now available in all Mango kids stores across Europe, and online. Also in the collection you will find a white long-sleeved t-shirt with a pink barbie portrait - I think Holly would love this.