My life mission: To rid the world of man’s ugly, pilly, baggy track pants and thigh-high polyester shorts

It’s fathers day in little over 8 days in Australia. Time to celebrate the men in our life.

Father's Day in the sorella-hood

And if your dad is anything like mine (sensitive, grumpy, a little needy, a lot argumentative, and always right…. But also generous, kind-hearted, supportive, totally lovable, and worth enduring the annoying first listed traits) – then might I suggest you avoid risking the ordinary this fathers day?

The ordinary being, an ordinary blah blah father’s day gift.

My dad always says he doesn’t want anything. But I’ve never seen him turn down a box of Darrell Lea Chocolates come the big day (He has to rely getting those from one of my sisters’ these days though as there are questions whether they ethically source their cacao…. Poor dad).

So this year (like the last) I’ll be sporting Dad out in some sorella men’s pieces.

Yes he already has a draw-full, but he has secretly told my mum that they are the comfiest dacks going ’round. And he’s been around a while my dad – so he’d know.

And that’s why I think you should get a pair for your dad too. Or maybe for hubby from the kids!

A happy Dad is… well… a happy dad. And let’s be honest, we really do need to rid the population of ugly, pilly, baggy track pants and shorts.

 Fathers Day Gift - owens short in evening skyOwens Short – $44. Available in Evening Sky (shown), Vintage Black, and Feather Grey Continue reading

Always the best Mother’s Day Gift

Every woman will tell you a new pair of Pjs, a sleep in, and perhaps a meal cooked by someone else, all make the perfect gifts for Mother’s Day.

Lucky for you we can help with one of those things on her list – sorella & me’s best-selling sleep & lounge pant is back in stock just in time for the Aussie winter and also just in time for Mother’s Day!!

sorella and me sleep & lounge pant (right) shown in evening sky. $59.95

sorella and me sleep & lounge pant (right) shown in evening sky. $59.95

You can’t go wrong with soft organic cotton (fair trade too of course), lace trim detail, and comfy drawstring waist. This pant also comes in a rollover band waist for those who like a loser fit or are expecting.  Available in 2 colours – evening sky and pink blush.

sorella & me sleep & lounge pant in pink blush $59.95

sorella & me sleep & lounge pant in pink blush $59.95

Unsure about size or colour? Give the gift of choice with a sorella & me gift card.  You can purchase an e-gift card which is sent directly to your loved one’s email, or we can pop a gift card in the mail.

We wish our Mum and all Mums a very Happy Mother’s Day!

~ anna & alisha

40 ways out of trouble with Fashionista’s Australia

We got lots of great feedback (and sighs of relief) when we posted last weeks round up of the best Christmas gift guides. But there has been one more guide pop up this week we just have to share because a) we know you will love it, b) these girls know what they are talking about when it comes to beautiful things, and c) we are certain it will save you those likely headaches over the next 5 days trying to figure out what your sister really needs as opposed to what she is telling you she wants….

Fashionista's Australia - www.fashionistasguide.com.au/

Fashionista’s Australia – http://www.fashionistasguide.com.au

Emily Power and Antonia Acott are Fashionista’s Australia (a must read site to subscribe to by the way!) and they have put together an (aptly named) Last Minute Gift Guide covering everyone on your list, in every price bracket. Continue reading

No one likes a dud Christmas present.

4 years ago my friend woke up on Christmas morning to a glistening diamond and a proposal for marriage.  By wake up to – I literally mean poked and prodded at the crack of dawn to a handy-cam in her face and before she had time to wipe the sleep from her eyes, her besotted boyfriend was on one knee asking for her hand. (Asking if she wanted time to wake up first prior to asking her to be his wife probably would have been helpful, but he was excited, and bless him he just couldn’t wait).

She said yes, of course. What a happy Christmas…. But this poor guy is going to find it hard to top that gift for sure!

There are just 12 sleeps left until you and your loved ones wake up to a gift that will either provide swoon worthy attention at Christmas lunch from your jealous siblings, or cause you to hold back tears until the point (quite likely after too much festive cheer) you finally burst with disappointment about the Dustbuster he bought you. He thought it would make things easier for you. You think it stinks.

With that in mind, don’t be a bad-gift-giver this year. Don’t risk getting it wrong, because no one likes a dud Christmas present. That old saying It’s the thought that counts” is bullshit.

We have you covered with a number of gift guides from people who are in the know when it comes to gifts. No tricks here – we can happily endorse these people and their lists (because they have proven to consistently have their crap together throughout 2012, and have quite frankly, got me out of binds on various topics before).

Pour yourself and cheeky G&T and leisurely scroll these lists knowing you have a good chance of winning the best gift-giver competition this year.

For your mum, sister, bestie, and nana

First up, do a good deed by supporting Australian designers whilst also spoiling your love one.

Lady Melbourne’s annual gift guide is out and fabulous! Featuring local labels, Lady Melbourne is a pro when it comes to finding unique pieces. And yes, of course she has included sorella & me in her guide, and has featured our organic lounge wrap. But because you are a regular sorella and since it’s our official best seller, you already knew it was a great gift idea didn’t you?

sorella & me organic sleepwear bag (image by Lady Melbourne)

sorella & me organic sleepwear bag with our cosy lounge wrap inside!  (image by Lady Melbourne)

Get more bang for your buck and check out her fab list from last year while you’re there which again, is chock-full or lovely ideas. Continue reading