If you can’t cope with my unhelpful-help, perhaps buy a headscarf?

Hear no Evil. See no Evil. Speak no Evil

You’ve read them too right? Those blog posts/articles/rants that do the rounds from someone on their high horse with their List of Things You Should Not Say To Them When They are in X Situation?

I hate those lists. 

  • 25 things not to say to a woman who is struggling to fall pregnant
  • 174 things not to say to a woman over 30 going through a break up
  • 4062798 things not to say to someone with depression

I really really hate those lists.

If we all get around stifled with fear for saying the wrong thing, that means nothing will be said at all. And if nothing is said it all, surely we’d end up wondering why the bloody-hell no one cares?

I get it. Sometimes when you are in the shit, you just want your friend to get down in the hole with you, sit down, shut the f*** up, and give you a hug {+ maybe a little “Everything will be ok” or “I’m here if you need me” on the side too}. Continue reading

A lifetime supply of pjs? Who would say no to that!

You may have noticed I’ve been MIA from the sorella-hood since Christmas. Sorry. And thank you to those people who lovingly asked “Where have you been?! When’s your next post?!” Delightful to know you enjoy catching up with us each week in our random silliness!

My hiatus from writing probably stemmed from the start of summer (sun, beach, cocktails). I think I must have embraced the week off at Chrissy a little more than I realised. Time to take a little breath. Some stillness. A few stunning sunrises…

Sunrise on Christmas morning at mudjimba beach - sunshine coast, Queensland

Sunrise on Christmas morning at Mudjimba beach – Sunshine coast, Queensland

Resting was fabulous. {If you are a regular in the ‘hood you’ll know I managed to get a little burnt out last yeara follow up post on how I managed getting myself out of that mess is to come – a clue… I haven’t}.

It was sunrises-a-plenty when before I knew it 2014 was slapping me in the face telling me to put down the cocktail and my mum’s hedgehog and get on with things – and it’s hard to believe almost 3 months has passed since it did.

So what’s been happening? How have you been?

We’ve enjoyed welcoming many new lovers of sorella including lots of blokes! The mens collection was a big hit for Christmas gifts and continues to sell out as soon as we get stock back in (did you see the lovely people Peppermint Magazine did a review?). And I dare say (at high risk of offending him) the very fact that my Uncle has been back for his second pair of shorts in as many months is good proof they are bloody good shorts. He is very fussy you see.

"Mens loungewear doesn't have to mean ancient, baggy, pilly tracksuit pants. It can actually be stylish, made from organic fabric and so comfortable that the transition from yoga to yard work to sleepwear is seamless."  Damn straight Peppermint  Magazine!! The women of the world agree!

“Mens loungewear doesn’t have to mean ancient, baggy, pilly tracksuit pants. It can actually be stylish, made from organic fabric and so comfortable that the transition from yoga to yard work to sleepwear is seamless.”
Damn straight Peppermint Magazine!! The women of the world agree!

And of course, as you might already know we have a new addition to our family. Alisha welcomed her daughter Estelle into the world on December 30 (and we have been gushing over her ever since). Continue reading

You want it? You got it.

While we are still only a baby of a label finding our feet, those that have found us have been devoted since their first restful night sleep in our soft organic Pjs. And they keep coming back for more.

And it’s these dedicated fans that shaped our plans this year, and will continue to do so into the future. We have already managed to fulfill one big fan-based request – to launch a mens line. So it is with a big smile and a stack of excitement that we announce the launch of the 2nd big request from our awesome customers this year….The request was clear:

“WE WANT IT IN BLACK”

So it’s with much pleasure we can now offer all your favourite pieces in beautiful black! And it’s a lovely earthy black that goes in line with our organic goodness.

Our best-selling organic singlet. Wear as sleepwear, loungewear, or out & about!

Our best-selling organic singlet.  Sleepwear, loungewear, or out & about

sorella & me organic singlet - wear through pregnancy as your belly grows and after as a perfect nursing top with its snap button opening ($54.95)

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Capturing the love of a mother with her newborn child

My husband bought LittleOne baby magazine for me when I was pregnant years ago.  I hadn’t seen the magazine before and knew straight away there was going to be something special inside the glossy pages! It has remained as one of my favorites.  I especially love the features they do on children’s bedrooms titled “Baby’s Space’.

Ella Rose's room we loved from Issue 9. Our friend Ella's mum Jade (http://www.weddingbling.com.au/) has great style!

Ella Rose’s room we loved from Issue 9. Our friend Ella’s mum Jade has great style – you will find her & many beautiful things at Wedding Bling

The current issue of LittleOne baby is no exception and has a beautiful feature on new mums- real mums in the hospital just days after giving birth. Amy Doak mentions in her Publisher’s letter that there is nothing quite like “the look of love on a new mother’s face” (LittleOne baby Issue 10 p8). Photographer Kate Monotti has certainly captured this in the recent shoot. And we were thrilled to be able to supply and gift our sorella & me sleepwear to a gorgeous mum in the feature.

LittleOnebaby Magazine Issue 10 2013

LittleOnebaby Magazine Issue 10 2013

I remember a local photographer from the paper coming to my room after the birth of my babies with his camera wanting a picture, boy was I apprehensive! That experience for a little local paper was nothing on these brave and beautiful mums that have said yes to a magazine shoot so soon after birth.

Chloe with baby Cooper - just four days old!  Chloe wears sorella & me organic singlet, drawstring pant and lounge wrap. She looks beautiful!!!

Chloe with baby Cooper – just four days old! (image by Kate Monotti, LittleOne baby Issue 10)
Chloe wears sorella & me organic singlet, drawstring pant and lounge wrap. She looks beautiful!!!

Lounge wear shouldn't mean your partners old trackie!! sorella & me organic nursing nightie p.144

“Lounge wear shouldn’t mean your partners old trackie!!”
sorella & me organic nursing nightie in evening sky $84.95 (right) LittleOne baby Issue 10 p144

Congratulations to LittleOne baby magazine on such a beautiful concept and we admire the beautiful women in the shoot that, regardless of the toll the previous days may have had on their bodies, are glowing with beauty and love!!

How did you feel after the birth of your baby? Would you have been brave enough to pose for a magazine?!!!

~ alisha x

Moving forward following miscarriage

Today on the blog, a very courageous woman shares her deepest sadness.

We thank Alli from Alli & Genine for allowing us to share her story with the sorella-hood and also thank her for her being so brave in this mostly taboo subject of miscarriage.

We hope her experience provides comfort to those women in the sorella-hood community who have suffered a miscarriage and also provide a little insight for those of you who know a beautiful woman who has endured a similar loss.

We send positive energy to Alli, and to you all with the hope that by sharing her heart-felt words with you today, strength is found in moving forward, and as Alli herself expressed –

“I want other women out there to feel less alone in their journey”

…and that is what the sorella-hood (‘sister-hood’) is all about.

~ alisha & anna

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(Originally posted April 3, 2013 on www.alliandgenine.com View the original post here.)

Where to from here? Alli ponders what was not meant to be….

Today I feel numb. Confused. Broken. Exhausted. Empty. Lost. And deeply heartbroken. Not sure what I should do next. Part of me wants to stay in bed and feel sorry for myself. To sulk, mope, cry, to attempt to sleep the day away. How I wish I could fast forward these long, sad days. Continue reading

A sweet Easter treat! 25% off storewide at sorella & me

We all know how much I love chocolate (hey, who doesn’t?). But really is there anything sweeter than a sale?!!!

Enjoy 25% off the entire sorella & me collection over Easter! Plus free shipping for all orders over $100.

Why? Just because we can!

Are you an Aussie sorella?  It’s time for you to experience our best-selling luxuriously soft loungewrap for the cooler nights ahead…

sorella & me organic lounge wrap ($63.70) - not only for pregnant sorellas (see below)! Matched here with our lace trim singlet - wear with your favourite jeans or when relaaxing in our drawstring pants

sorella & me organic lounge wrap in gardenia ($63.70 with your special Easter saving) – not only for pregnant sorellas – I wear mine ALL the time! Matched here with our lace trim singlet – wear with your favourite jeans or when relaxing in our organic sleepwear (see below).

sorella & me lounge wrap shown here in feather grey.  A lovely layer for relaxing at home. Matched here with our organic lacec trim singlet and cute drawstring short

sorella & me lounge wrap shown here in feather grey. A lovely layer for relaxing at home. Matched here with our organic lace trim singlet and cute drawstring short

And don’t forget some new PJ pants for winter! Don’t miss out! We are almost sold out in all sizes!

our organic drawstring pants are available in evening sky (shown here) and pink blush. Just $44.95 with your 25% off easter saving

Our organic drawstring pants are available in evening sky (shown here on the model on the right) and pink blush. Mix and match with tops from the sorella & me range. Just $44.95 with your 25% off Easter saving

Are you an over-the-high-seas (aka an international) sorella looking forward to everything that the summer sun has to offer?

Enjoy our lightweight organic cotton sleepshirt, sleepshorts, tees and shorts – and relax in style. International shipping is FREE for all orders over $100 (and just $15 under $100).

The sorella & me organic sleepshirt is $59.95 with your 25% Easter saving.  A lovely nightie for both sleeping and lounging.

The sorella & me organic sleepshirt is $59.95 with your 25% Easter saving. A lovely nightie for both sleeping and lounging. (Also available in feather grey)

sorella & me organic tshirt is coral $41.20 with 25% off

sorella & me organic tee in coral ($41.20 with 25% off!). Also available in gardenia.

On sale for a limited time. Shop now at www.sorellaandme.com.au

Have an eggggg-cellent easter!!! (cringe?)

~ anna x

Get Christmas wrapped up early with up to 40% off sorella & me

Looking for special Christmas gifts that are kind to the environment, ethically created, and beautifully designed?

sorella & me has an extensive range of organic sleepwear & loungewear to suit every woman in your life.

And with a special Pre-Christmas sale of up to 40% off storewide + free shipping on orders over $100, now is a great time to shop!

There are beautiful pieces to suit every women in your life:

sorella & me organic drawstring pant $59.95 – take 40% off
available in 2 colours: evening sky or pink blush (shown)

sorella & me organic modern T $59.95 – take 20% off
available in 2 colours: gardenia or coral (shown)

sorella & me organic sleepshirt $79.95 – take 10% off
available in 2 colours: gardenia (shown) or feather grey

sorella & me organic drawstring short $44.95 – take 25% off
sorella & me organic singlet $54.95 – take 25% off
sorella & me organic lounge wrap $84.95 – take 10% off

And don’t forget that in addition to our women’s collection, sorella & me has has an extensive range of maternity sleepwear and loungewear - a special gift for any friend who is currently pregnant or recently a new mumma!

sorella & me organic drawstring pant $59.95 – take 40% off                                  organic nursing cami $69.95 – take 25% off
both pieces available in 2 colours – evening sky (shown) or pink blush

sorella & me organic singlet $54.95 – take 25% off
sorella & me organic drawstring short $44.95 – take 25% off
both pieces available in 2 colours: evening sky (shown) or pink blush

sorella & me organic lounge wrap $84.95-  take 10% off
sorella & me organic sleepshirt $79.95 – take 10% off
both pieces available in gardenia or feather grey (shown)

All pieces are available from the online store www.sorellaandme.com.au with free shipping on all orders over $100 (Australian & NZ orders only).

Sale ends 18 November 2012, or until stocks last.

Happy shopping! x alisha & anna