Back To Basics

Back To Basics

Christmas - that crazy, wondrous period of excess - how we LOVE it!!  Inevitably we've overdone it again this year and whilst the focus still firmly remains on ploughing through the five (!) remaining boxes of chocolates before the end of December we have also had THAT conversation in our house - the carb-free, alcohol-free, oh my god I have a whole stone to lose one.  Yes, as of January 1st we are strictly BACK TO BASICS!

We've had a little re-jig on the shop floor this morning too, taking a moment to coo over those gorgeously outlandish seasonal prints and patterns we have so loved AW17 but also appreciating those practically perfect basics.  The ones that go with everything, the ones that tame a pair of intensely patterned leggings and those that come together to make a more muted yet equally beautiful and classic ensemble.

MarMar Copenhagen were a new brand for us this season, their gorgeous tulle skirt and gold lurex cardigan were one of our party picks in a previous blog post but its their newborn baby bits that have stolen our hearts.  The striped and black rib pictured below are also available in rose, blue, and melange grey, both beautiful and practical.

 

 

We love that leopard is considered a basic by Mini Rodini, its such an ace print and surprisingly versatile.  In our house the leggings are probably the most requested piece, I literally can't wash and dry them quickly enough for the next wear!  All bases are covered from short sleeve tees and grandad shirts to rompers and bodysuits, but its the fleeces that have been proving really useful during this cold spell.  I would literally live in the onesie if they made it big enough!

 

Gray Label brings calmness to the world of children’s fashion with their minimalistic basic line.  Their gently coloured wardrobe essentials are made from 100% organic cotton and are 100% GOTS certified, they really are quite simply the softest thing ever.  The tiny baby range make perfect newborn gifts whilst for the older kids we really love the pinafore dresses and salopettes with coordinating tees and cardigans as well the long sleeve playsuits for lazy days at home.

 

We adored the Tinycottons main collection inspired by the high plains of South America this Autumn/Winter (llama love!) and earlier this month were thrilled to announce that we are one of 25 hand-picked retailers worldwide to stock their new basics range.  The collection is full of minimal, premium quality basics in world-friendly organic cottons with simple, well thought out detailing.  We stocked up on bodysuits, bonnets, blankets and bibs in light beige for our most junior edition but there are some lovely undies for the older ones too.

 

 

 

Indulge yourself further with a look at our complete collection here or come visit our beautiful store in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area.

Perfect Party Dresses

We're firm believers that you don't necessarily need a party to roll out your best dress.  Our own offspring often supermarket shops looking ready for a tea party for the Queen, and why not?  Clothes can and should be fun, whatever the occasion!

The current favourite at home is Huxbaby's cherry cat ballet dress, it's a super cute design available in both black and shell and also comes in a bodysuit version for the tiniest of girls.

The Huxbaby cherry cat tulle skirt is also proving to be really popular and is surprisingly versatile, it looks as awesome dressed down with trainers, a tee and sweat top as it does with sparkly shoes and a pretty top.

For a truly festive feel MarMar Copenhagen have some luscious greens and sparkly golds that come together to make the perfect Christmas Day outfit.  Here we have an elegant version of the ballet skirt in a stunning leaf green, the lightweight mid length tulle skirt has an elasticated metallic gold waistband and is fully lined.  We've teamed it with this beautiful and super soft gold lurex cardigan with mother of pearl buttons and a single front pocket.

For a (much!) less conservative look take a walk on the wild side with Bang Bang Copenhagen, a high-fashion look that is functional as well as huge amounts of fun.  Some of our favourite picks this year are the animal inspired dresses that include cats, penguins, rabbits and swans.  These outfits can be tamed with some plain basics and accessories or made even more fierce with some of Bang Bang's super fun tights and socks. Personally we'd go all the way! 

Hugo Loves Tiki is another of our bold brands whose aesthetic includes striking graphics, European languages and cartoon-like illustrations.  This season has seen some gorgeous bow and collared dresses in some really fun prints such as soda cups, pink and red bunnies and cupcakes.  For the festive period though we think this striped print is perfect as it is so reminiscent of candy canes!


Indulge yourself further with a look at our complete collection here or come visit our beautiful store in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area.