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.

Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers

How cold is it all of a sudden? Down here on the sunny south coast there's a real chill in the air which has seen us reaching for our favourite winter warmers.

The littlest one made their way to school today wrapped up in Mini Rodini's Sausage Dogs, drawing many an admiring glance, because quite frankly, who doesn't love a sausage!

As with all Mini Rodini's superbly engineered winter coats this jacket is highly breathable and water resistant with 5000 mm water columns, made of a functional and heavy-duty shell fabric with taped seams and BIONIC-FINISH® ECO coating. The soft rib cuffs at sleeve endings and inside the collar prevent wind (and snow!) from getting in, and the smartly placed reflective stripes increase visibility when the days get darker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For us though winter is all about the woolies and we have some absolute gorgeous knits in this season.

Bobo Choses have the most beautiful super soft intarsia knitted jumpers and being seaside bound ourselves we can deny the sea theme doesn't add extra appeal. These are absolutely perfect for our cold yet bright walks along the coast at the weekend. 

Even in the coldest weather, sometimes its all about the statement pieces and we have a fair few to choose from!

Mini Rodini has an amazing faux fur jacket available in both brown and light blue made from recycled polyester with an inner lining in organic cotton, the lining is just as beautiful as the outside and features an all-over print of a fox family. Truly the softest thing we have felt in forever!

Bobo Choses meanwhile have produced an incredible straight fitting, collarless, fully-lined faux fur number with concealed pockets and an eyes pattern as part of their Dear World AW17 collection.  Head gear optional!

Beau Loves' fur bomber though is absolutely out of this world! With a black base and natural and black striped fur sleeves its a real standout piece. 

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.