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Winter in Mamas and Papas
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Gorgeous golden leaves. Crispy, crunchy and ever shade of golden that the mind can imagine. Autumn really is almost too beautiful for words. I can't help but gaze at the blankets of leaves which change the entire tone and feel of London. Fallen leaves make up the visual beauty of the season. Childhood memories of autumn are dictated by the autumnal colour palette that surrounds and intrigues little minds and excites their vision.

The Autumn has always been the favourite season outdoors. Its been a blessing to the journey of motherhood, we seem to find ourselves occupied at the park in the early mornings for hours doing almost nothing at all but feeling completely fulfilled upon leaving. It goes without saying that we amuse ourselves drinking coffee (me not Lucia!), kicking leaves and creating wonderful collections of leaves separated by colour.

Mamas and Papas has the most stunning dress in their Liberty collection which suits the autumn winter season just perfectly. In just the right golden yellowy mustard colour and a typical ditsy floral liberty print it fits beautifully in Lucia's autumn winter wardrobe.

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mamas and papas liberty collaboration
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Lucia Wears:

Dress - Mamas and Papas

Shoes - Start Right

The Wow Bag | Children's Fashion
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I've had my coffee and time is slipping away.

It's late Saturday morning and we rush to get ourselves playdate ready. We've been invited to picnic in the park with some friends. Excitedly, Gabriella runs to her wardrobe and searches for a dress worthy of the beautiful weather forecasted for the day ahead. Pulling out a fabulous little ilovegorgeous number she's owned since last year. I can see her heart has decided. After slipping the dress over her head she runs to find a bag to house a small selection of toys. She returns empty handed. I know her, no bag she owns is feeling right for today.

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Without saying a word, I have it covered. I have a plan. 

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It was love at first sight. 

We are all ready. Now it's time for a quick dash to M&S on the way. Gabriella wants scones with jam, crusty bread with butter and every fruit she can find. I sneakily walk through the shopping centre and edge towards Zara. They look happy. They fight to press the button to the lift. We reach the basement and the doors open. Gabriella runs over to her section whilst Lucia and I trail behind. Mummy 'I love it', 'can I have it?' 

'Yes.' Now lets go and picnic.

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I'd seen the bag the day before and knew she would head straight for it. It felt good to know my daughter so well.

Gabriella Wears:

Dress - ilovegorgeous (last season)

Bag - Zara Kids

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Black + White Gingham | Children's Fashion
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We can all relate to gingham in someway, I'm sure. Whether it be remembering very nostalgic memories of handmade dresses we used to wear as a child or touches of it at home growing up or at granny's and perhaps more recent memories of our own children wearing it. Actually, I think I have all of the above covered.

black and white gingham dress

This dress is everything for a lover of gingham. The black and white brings it up to date but it still feels classic. In a heavier weighted cotton, it's a match for our ever changing summer weather and will very easily take us through autumn and winter layered with some knitwear and tights finished off with some boots. Gabriella likes edgy pieces of clothing but surprisingly she love traditional too. This was her choice. She's probably quite a bit like me. My style is definitely classic with a little bit of edge. Oh and please excuse the sandals, they are her absolute favourite at the moment and could do nothing to style the dress with more appropriate shoes, no amount of bribery could prise them off her feet.

gingham girls dress

One of the girls favourite spots in the park over the summer has been in amongst the long wild grasses next to Kensington Palace. As well as the long grasses the most beautiful English style wild garden is right next to it leading the way to the Royal Palace. It's a stunning little spot to enjoy a picnic or let the children run free whilst you sit and admire the prettiness around you. How could I not share a few photos of Gabriella wearing the gingham dress whilst hanging out at one of her favourite areas in the park.

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Gabriella wears:

dress - zara

Summer Pantone Green Flash 15-0146 | Children's Fashion
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It's an absolute must that the girls love what they wear or at least like it and feel comfortable wearing an outfit. After all, fashion and the way we dress is an extension of our personalities and helps to develop confidence in who we are. That's not to say that I don't on occasion steer them in the right direction or talk them out of the odd hideous choice.  Just like little magpies they were drawn to this statement green together, so how could I resist and pass up an opportunity for a little matchy matchy styling?

One of this season's most fashionable colours is green flash pantone 15-0146. It's very much like an emerald green. It isn't a colour I or the girls would usually chose but a little experimenting is always fun. Sometimes photos just cannot capture the beauty of a  colour and it has to be seen with the naked eye for absolute appreciation. Green flash is one of those colours. In person it looks unexpectedly very sofisticated and stylish. In my opinion the sofistication is enhanced in pieces which are cut very well with a couture feel. Lucia's dress in this colour is the perfect cut to show off this beautiful, bold colour.

green flash pantone 15-0146

Lucia Wear:

Dress - Cos

Gabriella Wears:

T-shirt - Cos

Summer Seersucker | Little Green Radicals

Both Gabriella and Lucia love to dress up, they love to take simple dresses, add some bits and bobs and dress up for the day. How I love their huge imagination, isn’t it one of the many beautiful gifts of childhood. To watch little people be innocent, worry free and creative is very endearing to me. I will often wonder around Notting Hill with them, perhaps go and grab a coffee and some cake dressed as whatever they want to be. Today they wanted to be princesses. They rummaged through their wardrobe and decided on their matching yet contrasting seersucker dresses and of course they headed straight for the piles of accessories and pulled out some very stylish necklaces and a crown.

There are certain fabrics that remind me of my childhood, seersucker is one of those. You rarely see it these days, i’m not quite sure why its such a beautiful fabric with a unique texture. The little green radicals have the most delightful seersucker pieces in their collection this summer. In fact, I love all of their seersucker pieces, they have used classic shapes that will never date but in fresh colours and tones to fit for 2016. Genius. The greatest addition is that its all organic cotton. Hurrah for stylish organic clothes that are kind to our children’s skin.

Gabriella Wears:

Dress – Little Green Radicals
Crown – Merri Merri
Necklace – Merri Merri
Shoes – Miss KG

Lucia Wears:

Dress – Little Green Radicals
Cardigan – Zara
Necklace – Merri Merri

* in collaboration with the Little Green Radicals

 

Styling 3 Looks | Half Pint Chic

Half Pint Chic has to be my most exciting children’s fashion boutique find of the year so far. Designer childrenswear may not always be the most economical way to dress your children but it can be now thanks to Half Pint Chic. They offer amazing discounts on last seasons childrenswear, can you quite believe, up to 70% off, and, they stock some of my all time favourite labels like No added Sugar, Marie Chantal and Rachel Riley amongst so many more. I love good quality, stylish and unique childrenswear. For me, quality and style are everything, they are the deciding factors when I buy clothes for the girls. In general, I do try to be careful not to go over board when shopping for the girls but let’s be honest most of the high end labels make this a very difficult task. It is hard to restrain myself from purchasing many of the beautiful clothes available. Discovering Half Pint Chic means that I can relax a little whilst still enjoying buying the girls beautiful luxurious clothes, it’s like a little bit of heaven. I can purchase a few outfits for each of the girls in one go every season without feeling guilty and knowing that I still have the best quality clothes money can buy at an affordable price. They are boxed and wrapped just as beautifully as they would be from any of the luxury children’s clothing boutiques, when the postman comes knocking to deliver your goodies, opening your package is just as exciting and satisfying. 

3 Unique Looks. 

I have styled 3 looks from Half-Pint Chic to share. The Ultimate Party Dress, A lunch date in Notting Hill and A Playdate.

 

 Look 1: The Ultimate Party Dress

This dress is the most stunning orangey red. A classically timeless cut and will be worn for lots of parties, passed down to Lucia then kept as heirlooms. Yes, I have plans for this dress. I have been wanting to purchase a dress by Poppy for Gabriella for the longest time, she’s now at the perfect age to get lots of use out of it. Their beautiful printed hemline stories are very special and quite different. Each Poppy Dress is delivered with a story book that goes tells the story of your chosen dress.

By Poppy from Half Pint Chic £19 (Was £59.98)


 

Look 2: A Lunch Date in Notting Hill

This very stylish liberty printed outfit is such an investment. Worn together for an edgey catwalk inspired look or each piece worn separately looks just as fabulous and a little more understated. We paired it with denim leggings and boots over the weekend to run a few errands. I saw this outfit when it was on sale last Autumn Winter at No Added Sugar and missed the chance to buy it and it was a little pricey at almost £120 for both pieces. I feel so lucky that I had a second chance, and, it was £34. What an opportunity.

The perfect choice for lunch in Notting Hill. A mix of classic and contemporary and using iconic liberty print.

Skirt and Top by No Added Sugar from Half Pint Chic £17 each

 


 

Look 3: A Playdate

Simple and clean cut is the effortless option and great for those not brave enough to take a risk with print. It’s also money well spent. No worries about prints or colours being dated. Rose & Theo is the perfect brand if this is your preferred style. This dress is perfect for a playdate. Loosely cut, soft, very comfortable and a truly contemporary yet traditional option. 

Dress by Rose & Theo from Half Pint Chic £19

Stumbling upon Half Pint Chic means that I can indulged in more designer pieces at a fraction of the cost. It’s the perfect boutique to share with friends, buy gifts for friends children and grandchildren too.

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*PR samples provided by Half Pint Chic

A Winter Boho Look

Boho styling...

When I think of boho styling I think of what a modern free spirit may look like. It’s one of those styles that takes a little practice. It’s quite ironic really because the whole point of the boho look is to look as though everything has just been thrown together creating an effortlessly cool outfit. When I’m trying to put together a boho look I keep a few words in mind the first being ‘clash’, another is ‘texture’ and to find ‘unique’ pieces to throw into an outfit. To me, it’s about clashing prints with textures and layering many different textures and weighted fabrics.

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Experiment

Gabriella loves to experiment with boho styling too. She’s a little free spirit at heart. Actually, I think this way of styling works so well for little girls, they often want to wear things that don’t particularly match and many different textures in one outfit make it quite exciting for them.

 

For a bit of winter boho styling I recommend using a mixture of suedes, velvets, chunky knits, embroidered cotton and furs.

Gabriella Wears:

All from Zara – zara.com

Festive Party Wear
ilovegorgeous dress
ilovegorgeous dress

The festive season is all about nostalgia, in every sense. Spending time with the family, creating everlasting memories, eating and drinking so much that we barely fit into our party clothes.

There's no other season that you can push the boundaries in the way that you can for children's fashion at Christmas time, perfect for Children's crazy little imaginations. The festive party season is the perfect time for our little girls to use Christmas party invitations to play dress up, choose pretty printed dresses, sparkly accessories and No need to holdback on the colour, prints and sparkles. Gabriella and I put together this outfit perfect for the party season.

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i love gorgeous dress
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childrens fashion blogger

I love the traditional shape of the dress, the intricate beading around the sleeves and the playful contemporary print makes this dress just perfect. It's the perfect choice for the more traditional dresser but also fits so well for those with more contemporary tastes. The cardigan adds some beautiful texture and the touch of sparkle makes it dressy enough for a party. I don't know about you but sometimes I think that knitwear over the top of a pretty party dress can give it a frumpy feel. To avoid this I usually alway choose to clash textures which seems to work really well.

ilovegorgeous dress
ilovegorgeous dress

Gabriella Wore:

Dress - ilovegrgeous Cardigan - Zara Kids Headband - Zara Kids

The Perfect Knitted Dress
London Blog - Little Green Radicals
London Blog - Little Green Radicals

Our favourite Sunday has to be brunch as a family followed by a stroll in the park. There is something very beautiful and refreshing about wrapping up and strolling through the park regardless what the weather is like. We have been completely obsessed with autumn but this weekend I could see autumn disappearing. The fallen leaves have left the trees very bare, the golden carpet of crunchy leaves that lay on the grass are slowly disentegrating and a real sense of winter can be felt. The temperature has dropped and it's time to layer up and find the perfect knitted garments to keep warm. Luckily both of my girls love dresses and thanks to Little green Radicals we have found the perfect knitted dresses to take us through the winter season. We paired the dresses with super warm and stylish faux fur gillets, tights and fringed boots.

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London lifesytle blog - knitted childrens dress
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Mummy Blog - kensington gardens orangery
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UK Lifestyle Blog - kensington gardens hyde park

The meadow green dress that Gabriella wears is such a beautifully sophisticated colour, Gabriella describes it as gold and to be honest in most lights she is quite right. Lucia wears the soft pink, just the right shade for her. The fun borders at the hemline of the dresses add a little fun and individuality.

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London Lifestyle Blog - knitted dress
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style blog UK - childrens knitted dress
Notting Hill Blog
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Notting Hill Blog - little green radicals
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Notting Hill lifestyle Blog - kensington gardens hyde park

Gabriella Wore:

Dress - Little Green Radicals Gillet - Zara Tights - H&M Boots - Zara (last season)

Lucia Wore:

Dress - Little Green Radicals Gillet - Zara

The dresses were gifted by Little Green Radicals but all views and opinions are my own.