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unisex childrens tshirts UK

Do you know Wild Boys & Girls?  It’s a new label of purely unisex t-shirts and decor.  There is no boys section or girls section but instead everything is for everyone.  It’s so refreshing to see more unisex brands popping up – I am all for kids fashion that can be worn by both boys and girls and that’s why when I discovered Wild Boys & Girls, I had to collaborate with them.

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I wonder what they were plotting!

Annie, the founder and designer, and I decided to organise a play date with our kids and mix and match up the clothes our kids wore – some from my shop and some from Annie’s collection.  As you can see (in the top picture), Felix is wearing the black & white feather print trousers from my shop which are supposed to be for girls but doesn’t he look so cool?  And Anya wears one of the Wild Boys & Girls tee’s with my tutu. 

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Sharing secrets.

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It was clearly a good secret!

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No more photos please!!

There is so much amazing choice out there for gender specific clothes but not so much for unisex clothes. So it’s great to see a new brand doing purely unisex kids clothes.  In the past I have often shopped for Anya in the boys section but maybe it is easier for a girl to wear boys clothes?  So I’m wondering, would you consider looking at the girls section for your little boys?  Or do the clothes have to specifically be called unisex before you would consider them?

{Outfit 1: Anya wears wrinkle tutu skirt, Felix wears feather print trousers and all t-shirts by Wild Boys & Girls}
{Outfit 2: Anya wears frill neck tee, floral skirt and bear knee socks, Felix wears his own trousers and t-shirt and number cushions by Wild Boys & Girls}

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There’s something so lux and special about wearing cashmere.  Not only does it feel soft against the skin but it keeps you so so warm and toasty.   And that on a bitter, icy winter’s day is priceless.  I love a bit of cashmere for myself but also for kids and babies who need to be even toastier than us.  I’m not talking a cupboard full but just one or two key pieces that can be worn with anything and everything.  The one big drawback for me has been that you have to dry clean cashmere which just becomes a huge pain (not to mention cost) with kids.  So I was delighted to be introduced to Papa Lobster who make beautiful and practical cashmere for kids – cashmere that can be thrown in the washing machine endless times.

Papa Lobster make a range of baby and kids clothes in beautiful colours – from muted camels and greys (which are my favourites) to vibrant fuchsia’s and royal blues.  I especially love their soft cashmere pants with the contrasting coloured waist ties and the cute cashmere hoodies.  Next time I want to get a cashmere piece for Anya I will be looking to Papa Lobster not just because of their beautiful styles but you just can’t beat the practicality of machine washable cashmere for kids.  In the meantime, what a lovely gift these pieces would make for a newborn.  

{3rd photo by nynneetliloujos}

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I can’t believe I’m writing this but today my ebabee shop turns one.  How has it been one whole year since I launched it?!  It has been a year full of excitement and learning; a lot of learning.  Time has passed, collections have changed but I can honestly say that I am still very excited about the Korean kids clothes I bring you.  Each season see’s different styles and looks but still always true to the kind of kids clothes I believe in – sophisticated and stylish clothes that allow kids to be kids.  And because it’s my shops’ special day, I have a little something for you – keep reading to find out more.

I’ve picked a few of my favourite looks from the current season to share with you.  The highlight of the season so far has definitely been those hooded knit vests with their pixie hoods – have you seen anything cuter?  I especially love that the pixie hoods stay upright and pointy.  So many of you have bought the vest so I think you agree with me.  Worn here with bloomer shorts and knee high socks, they just make such an elfishly adorable outfit. 

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Two of my favourite tops are this frill neck tee and that ruffle neck blouse.  A simple long sleeved tee in the palest pink or soft beige with that sophisticated and stylish collar.  Its ideal for layering under sweaters and jackets too with just the collar peeping out.  And similarly the ruffle neck blouse – a bold yet understated lotus print in midnight blue with a stunning collar.  Wear it with jeans, shorts or skirts but we especially love it with our elegant wrinkle tutu to make a stylish outfit.

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Last but not least, I have to mention these raccoon and bear knee high socks.  Cute doesn’t even begin to describe them.  They have been really popular and are almost all gone but I’m not surprised.  Don’t worry, we’re getting more and there’s even a new colour and a few more very cute accessories coming soon so stay tuned by signing up to our newsletter so you can be the first to know. 

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To celebrate my shop’s first birthday, I couldn’t leave you without a ‘thank you for coming’ gift.  And also a thank you for your support over the last year.  So here it is – enjoy a cool 20% off all the new stuff using code HAPPY15 at checkout.  Valid from today until Sunday 18th October inclusive.

If you’d like to know about upcoming discounts, offers and more, do sign up to our shop newsletter and you will be the first to know. 

{photo’s by Syarifah McDonough for Little Revolution Mag where you can see the full feature of this Urban Adventures shoot}

Tortoise and the Hare

September 24, 2015

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When my mum was visiting over the Summer from India, she would often browse my blog and commented on the beautiful kids clothes you get these days.  She mentioned that when we were growing up there really wasn’t much choice but now there is not only such a lot more but also something for every budget and taste.  I couldn’t agree more – we are so spoiled for choice that sometimes it feels like there is almost too much.  But then a new range like Tortoise & the Hare comes out and I think, let these new kids creations never stop.  Let these talented makers keep on creating beautiful new lines of kids clothes.  After all in the adult fashion world there is incredible choice so why shouldn’t kids have the same?

While Tortoise & the Hare clothes are beautiful, the story behind the clothes is equally special.  All the baby and kids clothes are made on a family farm in Pennsylvania where the owner Rosina grew up and still lives.  The clothes are hand stitched by seamstresses who were taught to sew by their mothers.  Rosina is drawn to colours found in nature like the blue sky and nearly ripened wheat which is where the colour palette for her clothes comes from.  The whole range is natural and made in linens and chambray fabrics but also how incredibly cute is it?  That bunny cape and the bunny ears baby hat – too adorable! 

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I am so excited to share my new autumn/winter 2015 collections with you.  Our first drop arrived this week and is now in the ebabee shop. As many of you know, I have a kids clothing shop that sells unique kids clothes from Korea.  Each and every item in the shop is hand-picked by me.  For the new collections, once again, I was really keen to bring you unusual clothes many of which you won’t find elsewhere.  While unusual, these clothes have been picked because they are all very comfy, practical and chic. 

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For the first time I’ve introduced a small range of baby clothes that I am really excited about.  The baby collections are very simple, very easy to wear and most of all very comfortable and soft, just as all baby clothes should be.  If I ever design a baby collection myself, this is what I would want it to look like – muted colours and soft, pure fabrics.  One of my favourites in the baby range is the peter pan collar shirt.  It’s so chic and the collar is just adorable.  It can be worn on its own or will look just as cute under a sweater with just the peter pan collar visible.

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My other huge excitement has been getting those raccoon knee socks and bear knee socks in the shop.  Have you ever seen socks this cute?  They look so sweet on chubby legged babies and toddlers but they also look striking on older kids.  Your kids can wear them with dresses, skirts, shorts, bloomers or even over leggings and I bet that they will be the talk of the playground!  Can you tell I’m a bit over-excited about these raccoon socks and bear socks?  😉

Besides the baby collections and the socks, there is lots more to discover in my first AW15 drop – there will also be more coming over the next few weeks.  One of my favourite new pieces for girls is the bloom ruffle neck blouse, so don’t miss that.  The print is so unusual and the top looks fabulous on.  I love it worn with a bright coloured skirt as in the picture at the top.  How stylish does that little girl look?

Lastly, I’ve also introduced a ‘lucky lasts’ section.  If there is just one piece left of any piece of clothing, it goes in to the ‘lucky lasts’ section with a huge discount.  So if it happens to be the size you want, you can get lucky and save yourself at least 50%.  The pieces go quickly so do check regularly so that you don’t miss out on some great bargains.

I will let you discover the rest of the new collections in your own time and in the meantime have a wonderful weekend!  If you have any questions about the collection or if you need any help at all, do email me and I will be happy to help.

*I’ve linked up to Mummy’s Got Style’s fashion friday.

black mary jane school shoe online

Is it already back to school time?  I can’t believe how quickly this Summer has whizzed by. It’s time to think school uniforms, school shoes, labeling stuff and all the rest that a new school year brings with it. I wish I could claim to be one of those super organized mums who have all this stuff sorted well in time, but no. I dread it all so I keep putting it off!  My biggest dread of all though is those never ending queues to buy school shoes.  Oh, the nightmares we’ve had in the past dragging ourselves from shop to shop, waiting to be served for ages only to find that they don’t even have our size. On to the next shop to do the same all over again.  Not fun, especially with an impatient, hungry and whining child in tow.

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Because everybody sensibly buys their school shoes at the end of the Summer, it’s always meant enduring those soul destroying shopping crowds. But not anymore.  I have now started to buy school shoes online and what a huge relief that has become.  I feel like I’ve stumbled upon a secret that no knowing parent ever tells you. Initially I was hesitant about buying online because what if the shoe doesn’t fit. But when I learned about Pisamonas who have a free delivery, exchange and return policy it felt like there was no reason not to. Pisamonas also have a really handy size guide to help you in case you’re unsure.  If you’ve tried their shoes you’ll know that they offer fantastic value for money and they fit really well.  They have a selection of more formal black school shoes but also many other styles that can work as school shoes – just depends on how strict or not your school is.

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Anya wears the more formal Mary Jane school shoes in black and the fit has been perfect even though Anya has narrow feet.  She also wears the matching grey knee high school socks which come in a range of school uniform colours and the socks actually stay up (yay!).  Pisamonas have an offer where you automatically get 10% off any accessories when bought with a pair of shoes.  So not only have we got great fitting shoes and socks but we’ve avoided the dreaded crowds by shopping from the comfort of our sofa.

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Wear your veggies!

August 12, 2015

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Things do not get much cuter than these new veggie inspired hand knitted clothes from Oeuf.  While your fussy eaters may not eat their veggies, you’ll have no trouble convincing your kids to wear them!  All knitted in  100% baby alpaca wool, this adorable clothing collection couldn’t be more delicious!  There are also some gorgeous matching veggie pillows in case you can’t get enough of your greens.  But if it’s the proteins you’re missing, the fried egg hat is the one for you!  Just too cute – I mean look at that aubergine baby – so cute it hurts!

I’ve decided to take a few days off to spend in the sunshine with my family and of course my little one so I will see you back here next week.  In the meantime, if you feel like more reading here are some past popular posts of mine that you might enjoy:

Can’t think of what to cook tonight?  This yummy chicken is a firm family favourite here.  Or for something quicker, these healthy soba noodles are my go to dish for a last minute dinner.

If you’re still to take your family Summer holiday, these long haul travel tips might help.

Looking for ways to keep the kids busy?  Here are some of the best fruity Summer crafts.  For even more fruit inspiration, here are some fun and fruity party decoration ideas.

We adore our books here and I often recommend our best finds.  This is probably one of the most popular of all the books I’ve recommended – a must have in any kids library.

If you want to improve your photography and take better pictures this Summer, then here are some great tips on taking better iphone photos and some more on how to photograph kids on the move. 

Have a great rest of the week and weekend! x

Confession time.  My 6.5 year old can’t tie her shoelaces.  How bad is that?  I’ve just let that little life skill slip and I’ve forgotten to teach her.  It doesn’t help that nearly all kids shoes come with buckles or velcro fasteners so the need to tie shoelaces hasn’t really arisen.  But that’s no excuse, every kid should be able to tie their shoelaces right?  Hands up who else is in the same boat – I’m not the only slacking parent, am I?  I did a bit of a google search to make sure I wasn’t the only one and I found that many children learn to tie their shoe laces a lot later these days.  There is no set age but kids should be able to tie their shoelaces by around age 5.

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A little while ago Anya got a pair of shoes with laces and I had tried to teach her on those but it was proving too tricky to learn on the shoes themselves even though she tried quite hard.  Anya ended up getting really frustrated that she couldn’t do it so we kind of gave up and forgot about it for a while but it recently dawned on me that she should really be able to tie her laces.  So instead of learning on the shoes, together we made this very simple cardboard shoe cutout for her to learn on.  Using a board like this is a much easier way to teach children how to tie their shoelaces.

easy way to teach kids to tie shoelacesAnya’s only had a handful of goes at tying and she has already nearly learned how to do it.  She too says it much easier learning on this board than on actual shoes.  Once she has perfected it on here, we will move back on to the shoes.  I’m haven’t given you any step by step instructions on how to make this board as it’s pretty obvious form the pictures.  But if you do want some instructions there are loads of tutorials out there like this one that inspired me to make my own.  I will add that let the kids make this shoelace board themselves and they’ll enjoy learning on it even more.

Can your kids tie their shoelaces?  Do you have an easy method to teach children how to tie their shoelaces?  Please do share in the comments.

P.S. Here’s a short video on a very easy method of tying shoelaces, not the two ears method.  A good idea to make it even easier for younger kids.

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When I was a kid, I remember visiting London for a holiday and my parents took me and my brother to Hamley’s toy store for the first time.  It was like a dream come true.  We were small, wide-eyed kids who couldn’t quite believe a shop like this existed.  We had only ever been to small toy shops before, so to see this kind of scale was almost too much for us.  Everywhere I turned, there were toys and games that went from floor to ceiling or so it seemed to me.  Toys that I could touch and feel and smell!  We weren’t allowed to buy much – we were each given a small budget but that didn’t matter.  It was the looking, the exploring, the touching and the just being there that was the best part.   I also think it would have been quite boring if we had unlimited budgets because where’s the fun in being able to buy everything.

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Sometimes I think back on that experience and wish that all the brands I love for kids would be under one roof.  These days I am much more in to the non-mainstream stuff which can sometimes be hard to find and almost impossible to find under one roof.  While I keep dreaming about this fantasy shop that will probably never exist, I’ve discovered a virtual place that comes pretty close.  It’s called Little Flea and it’s a one-stop place to discover some of the best boutiques for babies and kids.

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If, like me, you like to look beyond the mainstream and seek out something that little bit more beautiful or unique for your kids then Little Flea is the place to go to.  You’ll find familiar favourites like Bobo Choses and of course my very own ebabee shop too 😉 but you’ll also discover some very cool new lines like Little Indians (love them) and Magnus & Mouse.  Little Flea isn’t a shop but the owner Anna carefully hand-picks and features gorgeous stuff for babies and kids which otherwise would be very hard to find.  So it’s a great place to browse, discover and get inspired.

A little business tip – if you have a stylish small business or shop for kids then you too can get in touch with Anna and ask to be featured on her site.  Anna is very helpful and approachable and loves the brands and products she features.

I dig denim!

July 24, 2015

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Do you have a momform?  By that I mean a mom uniform!  I certainly do.  For the school run at least I think I am almost always in skinny jeans and a tee/top in Summer paired with ballet pumps and in Winter it’s back to those skinnies but with boots and chunky knits.  I love my denim but I seem to stick to jeans only and I’ve kind of fallen in to the same trap when it comes to Anya.  The only denim in her wardrobe is a pair of skinny jeans.  But there are so many more denim styles out there to love for women and especially for kids – from denim dungarees to skirts and even denim dresses.  This Summer I want to get out of our jean rut and explore other denim styles.  To start with I went looking for some cute denim looks for babies kids and I found some gorgeous stuff.

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How cute are those denim cat dungarees?  Or for older kids I’m loving that faded vintage denim dungaree.  Denim is so comfy and easy to wear and it goes with anything and everything so even if the kids insist on choosing their clothes, they can’t go wrong.  And those frilly little denim bloomers – so adorable!  The best news of all is that a lot of these clothes are on sale at the moment and as denim can be worn year round, you don’t have to worry about the seasons changing.  Have you seen any fab denim clothes for kids and or women?  I’m looking for a light denim jumpsuit kind of like that kids mechanic style one pictured at the top – so cool, no?  Here is where you will find the looks I’ve picked:

 1. cat dungaree shorts | 2. light chambray playsuit | 3. denim baby bloomers | 4. denim dress with gold detail | 5.  vintage denim dungaree shorts | 6.  soft denim baby romper

Top image: Denim mechanic overalls

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