Bon Tot Meets . . . Ruby Diamonds

The next in our Bon Tot Meets . . . series, we get to know Ruby Diamonds a bit better. You might know Ruby from Instagram (@rubydiamonds), or perhaps you follow her gorgeous blog - www.saltandsand.co.uk

We love Ruby's photos and wanted to know a bit more about her beach side lifestyle, and what brands she likes to buy to keep up with her adventurous kids! Ruby talks sand, sea AND gives us her best picks for outdoor living from our AW16 ranges... Thanks Ruby!

Hi! My name is Ruby, I live with my husband and four children. 3 boys and 1 girl, aged 12, 10, 8 and 5 oh and two dogs!!

We live in Suffolk, not far from the coast which is perfect for us!

I try and keep life simple - with four children it can easily get messy and complicated! But I have to constantly stay focused on it and I'm always thinking about the next project or idea! Whether it's their rooms, clothes or adventures we might go on.

Anybody that knows me will say I'm an organised person, I don't always feel it but this is definitely something that helps when you have a larger family!

We have quite an active outdoors lifestyle therefore choosing good quality clothes for this is important. I would rather pay a little more for something that I know will last and then can pass down. 

Kid and Kind "I have a lot of feelings" T-Shirt

Kid and Kind "I have a lot of feelings" T-Shirt

I try and find something fun that I can pair with plain-ish items which makes mixing and matching outfits really easy and also good for all year round seasons!

Soft, stretchy clothes seem to work for mine really well. If it's a pair of leggings or joggers then they're happy. Soft tees I can layer up with a long sleeved top or jumper is a must when your outside a lot. We don't go big for accessories, I like keeping things simple. I think my youngest was 4 when he got his first pair of jeans so Comfort is the biggest win!!

Mingo Kids long sleeved top and striped leggings

Nor-Folk Play Hard T-Shirt

We asked Ruby to pick out her fave Bon Tot AW16 pieces that would best fit with her family's adventurous, outdoor lifestyle, and here's what she picked!

There are so many gorgeous pieces that fit this brief so makes outfit choices easy for me and they love being a little different from everyone else which you definitely get with brands such as Gosoaky, Kid + Kind, Nor-folk and loads more!

Top Row:

GOSOAKY lined raincoat, Kid & Kind Sweatshirt, Forever a Freckle Trawler Hat, Mingo Kids Skirt

Outfits from left:

Fig + Honey Tokyo Sweatshirt with Mingo Leggings. Tiny Cottons poncho and faces leggings. Gray Label striped top with Jax & Hedley Cracked ice leggings.

A huge thanks to Ruby for speaking to us and an even bigger thanks for picking out such AWESOME outfits! All available on our website; just click "shop by brand" to browse!