Imaginary caterpillars and cashmere cardigans

January 13, 2015

"cashmere cardigan child"

One of the biggest joys of our new home is that we have our very own garden.  We’ve wanted one for ages but have never found the right home with the right garden and now we have.  Yay!  So even thought it’s cold and the garden is overgrown we still get out there for short bursts.  Normally when Anya goes out there I make her wear a coat which she finds a bit restrictive for her outdoor adventures.  But recently she was sent this gorgeously soft cashmere cardigan which is oh so warm.  So this Sunday I let Anya wear that with a couple of tee’s under and play outside for a bit and she didn’t once complain of being cold.

"cashmere clothes for babies and kids"

I love the stylish touches on this grey cashmere cardi like the mother of pearl buttons that go down the side rather than the middle.  This cardigan is great for dressing up or down too.  Anya’s worn it before with a long dusty pink tutu to a birthday party but this Sunday we were having a relaxed day and a late brunch with some friends so we dressed it down with skinny jeans and some cool orange boots.  The cardigan is made by the French Oscar et Valentine who also make some beautiful baby clothes as well as classic cashmere pieces for boys.  Many of their styles are timeless and classic and come in an understated and very French colour palette.  For something a little edgier, try one of their slogan cashmere jumpers with words like ‘milk’ or ‘rock’ on them – they’re pretty cool too.

"grey cashmere cardigan child"

Anya spent her time outdoors looking for caterpillars and when she couldn’t find any she pretended they were there anyway and started to collect little leaves to feed them.  If you’ve already got a garden (or back yard as my readers across the pond call it) then you know what a magical place it is for a kid.  And to be able to spend even a little time outside in Winter is a real treat.  As long as the weather’s not crazy cold, I think Anya will be donning her very warm cashmere cardi and heading out there every weekend!

*I’ve linked up to Mummy’s Got Style Fashion Friday

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  • Ana

    Would also love to have a garden… But for now we only have a balcony where my daughter can ride her bike or roller skating – for her is fun because its outdoor space and kids love being outside 😉

    • ebabee likes

      Any outside space is a treat for a kid. We have been dreaming of a garden for years and since Anya came along we have wished for it even more. Now we have it and we love it even though it needs a lot of attention. 🙂

  • Honest Mum

    Anya is such a beauty and I adore her outfit, laid back luxe I call it, she is so chic like her Mummy. Yay for your garden too, it looks stunning xx

    • ebabee likes

      Thank you lovely – she does like her clothes! So excited about finally having a garden even though it needs a lot of TLC! x

  • thefolia

    Enjoy digging and relaxing in your new garden…I dream of my own patch of land one day as well. Happy Nesting.

    • ebabee likes

      Thank you. We can’t wait to get out there properly when it’s warmer – I think I might move out there! We are so excited to finally have our own garden after wanting it for years. x

  • Kiran at Mummy Says

    I adore wearing cashmere, and love that it usually last for a really long time. Dressing the kids in it is great too – I don’t think you can beat it for warmth and breathability. Gorgeous pics, she looks just lovely in the cardi x

    • ebabee likes

      I know – cashmere is such a luxury but so practical too. In this house all the cashmere belongs to Anya and Richard 🙁 Will have to do something about that soon 😉 Thanks for the kind words on the photos x

  • Mummy's Got Style

    Thanks darling for linking up to #fashionfriday, I adore the Anya pretended to find caterpillars and feed them-love children’s imagination, they can teach us so much! Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday x

    • ebabee likes

      I know – just absolutely love the way their minds work and how nothing is impossible in their worlds. xx

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