3 things no.2! || boobies, coconuts, birth

Did you like our first 3 things?

Well then let’s not stop now. Here’s edition no.2!

3 things I learnt/realised/randomly thought about this week || no.2

#1 LITTLE KIDS ARE funny HILARIOUS

I spent the weekend on the Sunshine Coast (Queensland) visiting my 3 nieces and nephew and apart from an education in Frozen, I came away with some gold-nugget quotes that are still making me laugh.

This is perhaps my favourite – from my 4 year-old nephew who I guess has had a lesson or two at Kindy on God recently:

“God is in your heart. Your heart is in the middle of your boobies”

 Fair enough.

My nephew. Always smiling (and always happy to entertain a crowd ie. the future Hugh Jackman?)

My nephew. Always smiling (and always happy to entertain a crowd ie. the future Hugh Jackman?)

#2 I WISH I INVESTED IN A COCONUT TREE PLANTATION 10 YEARS AGO

Actually, also a Chia Seed farm, Quinoa farm, Cacao farm… I would be a bazillionaire right now.

AND have wonderful skin.

In addition to a coconut plantation, I would also have my very own personal coconut opener. This guy I met in Fiji collects the nuts from local farms, pays them a fee, then sells them roadside for weary travellers!

In addition to a coconut plantation, I would also have my very own human-coconut opener. This guy I met in Fiji collects the nuts from local farms, pays them a fee, then sells them roadside for weary travellers. Makes a motza he does.

#3 AN AUSSIE BABY IS BORN EVERY 2 MINUTES

That means that in the time taken to eat my lunch, 5 brilliant women have been to hell and back. 

Just holding my sanga to my mouth is often a hard enough physical challenge for me some days. Nice work ladies.

the sorella baby. THE cutest.  Her mother is lucky she didn't get put in my handbag after shooting to bring home with me.

The sorella baby. THE cutest. Her mother is lucky she didn’t get put in my handbag after shooting the catalogue to bring home with me.

And that’s a wrap for another exciting instalment of 3 things!

I would love to hear what you have learnt/realised/randomly though about this week?

~ anna x

New styles, photoshoots, and awards!

Hard to believe we are through half of another year isn’t it?

Time seems to be flying by, and life with sorella & me has been a big part of that. We have been super busy and have so many exciting things to share with you in the coming months – the first of which is our photoshoot next Friday…. if you think this might indicate we are adding new pieces to the current collection, you’d be right!

Stay tuned for some behind the scenes photos next week for your first look of what’s coming!

Behind the Scenes - 2012 sorella & me photoshoot

Behind the Scenes – 2012 sorella & me photoshoot

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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

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

Beware of the fiery Dragon in her make-shift cyclone bunker. She will eat you up and spit you out if you don’t put that camera away.

WARNING: today is a rant-fest.

It’s no secret that we are paying too much for the same product a US or UK shopper can purchase it for.  Regardless of its country of origin, they can have the same item significantly cheaper than we can in Australia.  Some products I have come across are somehow miraculously 70% more expensive as soon as they land on our shores and into our shops.

And that, to me, stinks.

In case you weren’t aware, we offer the sorella & me women’s and maternity collection to anyone in the world for the same price an Australian pays for it.

Why? Because why should an international customer pay more than an Australian customer? They shouldn’t.

Why should they pay less than an Australian customer?  They shouldn’t.

Make no mistake, it’s the 2 major Australian department stores that have been the front runners for excessive mark ups for eons.  It blows me away that they have gone from thinking we are stupid, to less stupid but still not entitled to buy goods for their RRP i.e., REAL retail price.

Why can’t they step up to the world-wide-shopping-plate, be competitive and just stop ripping us off?

An example:

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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

sorella & me:

We received a really lovely review from Melbourne Blogger Pip Mooney of The Daily Wipe that we thought we’d share today.

Pip blogs about parenting, fashion, beauty, and food – and everything in between! Who is the latest celeb to fall pregs, or just gave birth? You’ll hear it first from Pip! Which designer label is set to release a new children’s line? Pip will know about it…. We love her blog!

Pip is currently pregnant herself and due in November. We wish you all the very best for the remainder of your pregnancy Pip and the arrival of your new bubba!
~ alisha & anna

Originally posted on the daily wipe:

Sorella & Me

If you’re like me and have been on the hunt for sleepwear to pack for the big day that doesn’t make you feel and look like you’ve just endured the most challenging day of your life, then look no further.

Because boy do the girls at Sorella & Me really know how to make a girl feel gooood!

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This organic T-shirt comes with a WARNING: You won’t want to take it off!

Just a little call out today to let you know about our promotion for this week only: the sorella & me organic modern t is on sale for $29 (rrp $54.95).

Haven’t heard the buzz about the super soft T-shirt? Well…this is no ordinary t!

Originally designed for women who were resorting to wearing their hubby’s oversized & ugly T-shirts to get comfy during pregnancy, this t has become a firm favourite for both pregnant and non-pregnant women who love a t, but love a cute & comfy t even more.

A great basic for your everyday wardrobe – wear with jeans, leggings, or to bed with your favourite pj short or pants (and it’s long enough so you can get away with just knickers!).

The softness of the 100% organic (GOTS certified) and fair trade cotton is amazing against your skin. Our customers say it feels like silk! And with the lovely scoop-neckline, you will look feel fab at the same time as feeling super comfy.

For women who are expecting, it also makes for a stylish t for the hospital and gives you the coverage you need when the visitors arrive.

Available in 2 colours (gardenia & coral) and for one week only – ends midnight Friday 20th July or until stocks last.

We surely don’t need to tell you to hurry to snap one of these babies up!!

Enjoy!!

~ anna & alisha

Grace Kelly: Princess, Mother, Actress, Style icon. Could she have been any more fabulous?

I adore Grace Kelly…

Princess Grace Kelly - Boating

image via Harper’s Bazaar

I don’t know how or when it started – I can’t remember the first time I saw her but I suspect it had something to do with driving our mother crazy and her needing some quiet time. She probably plonked my sisters and I in front of Bill Collins’ Midday Movie and perhaps that particular day it happened to be the 1956 film High Society. It would very quickly become my all-time favorite movie, and Grace Kelly, my favourite ‘pretty lady from the movies’. Continue reading

The joys of being a Mum – Happy Mothers Day!

In case you have been sleeping under a rock – It’s Mothers Day on Sunday!

So we thought it would be timely to sit down with 5 of our beautiful friends and share what’s special about being a Mum (and what’s on their wish-list this Mothers Day – we hope their partners are taking notes!).

CARRIE

Hello I’m Carrie – I’m a Literacy Coach, wife, and mum of 2 children – Charli who is 10 and Zeke is 6. We live in Geelong in Victoria.

Carrie with her 2 children - Charli & Zeke

What makes being a mum special? 

Just being a mum is special, I feel so blessed! Being a working mum, no matter how hectic my day may have been, coming home to cuddles and my children wanting to share everything with me is truly amazing!

What is the funniest thing your child has ever said to you?

They have said so many funny things but I have such a bad memory when it comes to sharing quotes but an instance that certainly made me laugh was when we were fortunate enough to travel through Europe for my brother’s wedding.  Zeke was just about to turn 5 and one night in our motor-home in a caravan park in France he said, “Mum, say parlez vous anglais'” {Translation: Do you speak English?}, so of course I did – with which he responded in his best French accent “little bit – little bit!”.  I think perhaps he picked up on us wanting to speak more English with the locals than French!

How you will you celebrate Mother’s Day?

With all the whispers around my house at the moment I’m excited to see what is planned! My husband is so unbelievably thoughtful and he always helps the children make it a special day.  I also love catching up with my mum so hopefully we’ll get together for lunch or dinner.

What’s on your Mother’s Day wish list?

I only have two things on my list! After receiving my sorella & me sleepshirt for Christmas I have pretty much lived in it each night when I get home and with the cold weather coming on I need something a bit warmer.  So kids if you read this I REALLY WANT a grey lounge wrap and evening sky drawstring pant…PLEASE!!

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