We went to Pangulasian Island in El Nido over the weekend. Because it was Pangulasian (El Nido’s newest and most high-end resort … which we got on promo thanks to the Travel Expo tip from Jenny of Chronicles of a Nursing Mom), I felt some need to dress up the kids (and myself) appropriately (translation: ayaw ko naman magmukha kaming basura haha).
Most of the girls’s outfits were from Gingersnaps. Gingersnaps has the perfect outfits for kids’ resort wear. Their material is light (and actually, quick-dry). The prints from the new collection are really pretty, unique and timeless.
A month ago, a few of the SoMoms had lunch with the moms behind Gingersnaps, creator Sabrina Uy and her sister-in-law and marketing manager, Sherry Yu. Sabrina mentioned to us that she really makes sure of the quality of their garments. Because the customers are kids and pregnant women, they ensure that the fabrics and dyes are safe and pre-tested. She says one way to tell that a dye is safe is if the prints don’t come off, and Gingersnaps prints stay on even after years of washing.
I love the fact that all their production is done locally. Sabrina says that’s the only way she can ensure adherence to quality control standards. If they were outsourced to China, she couldn’t be 100% sure on the production quality. I love this passion and commitment to consumer safety.
We’ve been using Gingersnaps for M since she was a baby and her little sister has been using the same outfits up to now. When Cotton On Kids opened, I bought a few pieces. Their clothes are cute and some are cheaper but seriously, after one wash, they just break apart. I feel so much buyer’s remorse for those impulse purchases for the kids (and for myself!!).
Gingersnaps pieces last really long — in terms of quality and design. They are timeless yet still on trend and you won’t feel bad for giving them as hand-me-downs to the little sisters or cousins.
Outside of Gingersnaps, it was mostly stuff they wore with their bathing suits, like these Two Tots cover-ups.
Oh, there was that afternoon when we went island hopping and M insisted on wearing her dizzy dress.
One of our favorite accessories for the beach is the Headware — we used them everywhere. The kids hate wearing hats so Headware is perfect for them to keep their heads cool and the backs of their necks sunburn free.
And my own OOTDs (I am obviously not a good selfie-taker):
Fun outfits are part of every happy trip. The kids loved the time dressing up and down, especially M who said she missed her casual clothes now that she wears a uniform to school.
Pangulasian and El Nido were really beautiful and I think every Filipino should visit El Nido at least once in their lifetime. I’ll post more about the trip within the next weeks!
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