Tshimo’s favourite colour is pink, which I was a bit surprised about when she started showing a colour preferenc., I was surprised because I did not necessarily flood her world with pink things. But, she chose that anyway.

The only jersey she ever wants to wear is pink, and she has a couple of others to choose from. But pink it is.

So, when I saw the merchandise for the new Blue Horizon Licensing campaign we were invited on, I was stoked. Barbie was going neutral this summer and I was here for it. They went gender-neutral in 2019, and this summer, their neutral colour clothing collection has stolen our hearts, Tshimo’s too.

There are three looks in particular for moms with older girls.

First up were these shorts that calls for an adventure. Our safari girl had fun taking pictures of the wild forest and watching sightseeing in binoculars. This is perfect for the adventurous young girls that are always coming down with jungle fever.


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Next are the two leggings and top sets that proved to be a winner in our household. The set she is wearing is a dusty pink, but pink nonetheless, and she is obsessed with it. Seriously, she refuses to take it off when she goes to bed.

I’m a leggings and tops mom right now, for myself and my daughter. For a four-year-old girl that attends school every day, I find sets like these to be perfect, especially because they match. It’s cute how she recognises matches now and walks differently when her clothes match. Unless she is having one of that mismatch, “let’s look different” type of days, which are always welcome in our home.

I also find sets to be less nightmarish for girls with preferences. You know, those mornings where she is not sure what she wants to wear, and none of the options you are picking are the right ones. So, instead of having to choose between a shirt and random trousers, a set is but one decision away.

Ackermans has this summer collection in their shops for moms with little ones that love Barbie.

When you reboot the wardrobe for summer, make sure to pass by the store and get your hands on a set or two.

The little ones will love it.

We are giving away an R1000 Ackermans voucher to a lucky little girl, but you have to enter it on their behalf.

Here are the rules:

-Comment down below and tell us if your girls are as much into Barbie like how mine is.
-Give us a follow on @blackmomchronicles_sa and @bluehorizolicensing on Instagram
-For more chances of winning, enter the giveaway on my Instagram and Facebook pages as well.

-We are giving away only one voucher, so the winner will be chosen from all the platforms used, including the blog
-Competition is only open to SA citizens
-You can enter as many times as you want to
-Competition close date is the 7th of November

All the best ­čÖé