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mother daughter matching looks

A few years ago I bought a beautiful dull gold top.  From the minute I first wore it, Anya insisted she had to have the same.  She was only 3 years old.  Since then, she has often wanted us to wear matching clothes when we go out together.  Her sweet, sweet sentiment of wanting to be like her mama gives me a warm and happy feeling all over.  While I adore this sentiment, I can’t do full on matching mama and daughter style. Can you?  I can do complementary style yes, but matching head to toe, no. So recently, when Pisamonas offered to send us both a pair of shoes,  I thought this was the perfect opportunity for some similar mama and daughter style.  Both Anya and I opted for ballet pumps – she chose the sparkly pink ones while I opted for the black leather ballet pumps. 

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mama & baby…

February 21, 2013

"lemon baby bodysuit"This week’s picks for mama & baby… let mama wear these stylish cap toe ballet flats while baby wears that adorable lemon bodysuit.

"wooden toys"

My country obsession of the moment is Argentina.  I’ve wanted to visit for as long as I can remember and I’m finally going to Buenos Aires in January (yaay!).  To say I’m excited would be a huge understatement.  Of course I’m madly researching places to see, things to do and most importantly where to shop and eat.  It’s through this research I’ve discovered that not only does the food promise to be an absolute treat but the shopping too sounds amazing as there is some fabulous design coming out of Argentina for both big and little people.  One of my favourite Argentinian discoveries for kids has been these adorable crochet toys.  But now I’ve got another favourite… the wonderful Fanny & Alexander.

"wooden camera toy"

Fanny & Alexander is born out of the notion of good old fashioned play.  They believe that today there are too many battery operated toys, video games and other toys that don’t encourage the child to think for themselves.  So Fanny & Alexander wanted to go back to basics, to toys that encourage a child to be creative, to imagine, to make things up.  And that’s exactly what they’ve done by creating beautiful wooden toys, cute art and stationery, knitted clothes and leather shoes.  Their design is simple, minimal even but with plenty of warmth and lots of beauty.  They’ve chosen a very simple colour palette of natural wood, rusts and greys which just adds to the aesthetic appeal and the warmth.   Just look at those leather ballet shoes… how gorgeous are they?!  And those Llama’s eating their pyjamas… wonderful!  Luckily, they ship internationally so you don’t have to go to Argentina to get these goodies but since I am going,  I will definitely be knocking on Fanny & Alexander‘s door.

*Via Petit Poulou

"polka dot ballet pumps kids"

I have a huge soft spot for polka dots especially for children, so when I saw these polka dot shoes it was instant love.  Made in Japan by Sayang Design, these shoes are handcrafted in soft leather and they’re designed by parents who have paid attention to every single detail from style to comfort.  The lace-up ones would look cool on boy or girl and no little girl could go wrong wearing any of the gorgeous ballet pumps.

"polka dot shoes for kids"

These polka dot shoes come in a range of colours including some plain ones that are extremely wantable too.  You can visit Sayang Design to see the collection.  Unfortunately they don’t ship internationally but Rakuten (Japan’s global marketplace) have a selection and they ship to several countries.

"european baby shoes"

I’m always on the look out for beautiful yet wearable shoes for kids.  The mass market stuff just doesn’t do it for me and so when I came across Gigi & Zaza, I was excited.  Started by 3 mama’s who couldn’t find kids shoes they liked, they decided to have some made.  All their shoes are crafted in small, family-owned factories across Europe and it is this European style mixed with individualism that set their shoes apart.

"beuatiful european kids shoes"

At Gigi & Zaza every detail is paid attention to… right from the traditional skilled craftsmen who make these shoes to the hand picking of every style and colour.  And there is an underlying simplicity to all their shoes without compromising on looks.  I love the crochet baby mary janes which come in black too and the pale red stripey lace-up shoes are very cool for boy or girl.  To see the entire collection visit Gigi & Zaza who ship Internationally. 

P.S. Have you seen these beautiful French shoes for girls?

"mint green toys, clothes and accessories for kids"Spring is here and I can’t see beyond mint green at the moment.  It’s in the shops, it’s in the magazines and it’s on my mind.  It’s such a fresh and vibrant colour and I’m absolutely going crazy for it.  So I went on the hunt for some mint green lovelies for the kids and here’s what I found:

1.  An old wardrobe given a new lease of life by painting it mint green.  Perfect for any kids room, I found this over at style-files.

2.  A cute little summer dress with a high seas print by Winter Water Factory.

3.  I love the idea of having a single wooden letter on display in a nursery and I love this lower case ‘a’ by Old New Again.

4.  Gorgeous little baby ballet shoes by Baby Bloch. You can get these at Bohemia Design.

5.  Beautiful mint green and gold wallpaper adorned with colourful humming birds, perfect for kids or adults too.  It’s called Grove Garden Wallpaper and it’s from Fabrics & Papers.

6.  A sweet little elephant bowl made of stoneware clay and its from A. Speer Ceramic Studio.

7.  I just want to eat these mint green cake pops now! The photo is from Fern Lee photography where you’ll also find instructions on how to make these delicious looking treats.

8.  An adorable little hand made bunny rabbit wearing mint green and polka dots by Timo Handmade.

9.  Last is this lovely, cosy looking quilt with a turtle print on one side and stripes on the other.  This one is by Moo Chic Baby.

If you want to see more in the colour love series, check out these lovely blue goodies and orange ones too.

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