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All in 1 – Outdoor Overalls for kids

Beatrix Potter, Kendal Mint Cake, and some pretty fine scenery are not the only good things Cumbria has got going on.  Welcome Lakes and Lambs.  The brainchild of a busy mum who couldn’t find well designed, all purpose overalls for her young children so she decided to design her own.

If you are bored of the endless clothing changes required when your Little Ones retreat from playing outdoors covered in dirt and dust then these are for you.  The lightweight fabric is soft and breathable yet durable, and comes with a water and stain repellant invisible coating.  Pop over shorts and t-shirts for the summer days ahead or bulk up with a jumper underneath when winter prevails.

I love the nostalgic, childhood prints – I bought ‘flower meadow’ for my Goddaughter’s first birthday and boys will adore the ‘Busy Bugs’ or ‘Little Farm’ versions.  Lakes and Lambs currently have a sale on so snap up yours now and save on your washing all summer.

All in the details: 

Children’s printed boilersuits all by Lakes and Lambs
Sizes 1 – 5 years
Currently £29.95 in the sale
Gift Boxes available too so you can send pressies direct 

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New Label Alert – Bumble & Ava

A new label has hatched this spring! Bumble & Ava, a clothing label for babies, toddlers and children is the brainchild of mother and daughter duo, Alexandra and Natasha.

Their first collection ‘The Malindi’ is full of fresh and vibrant prints.  The boys’ nehru shirts have fantastic contrast cuff detailing and I love their signature long-sleeved Ava dress which is 100% cotton and has a lovely floaty aesthetic.  For babes-in-arms, the blue rollo romper would suit both boys and girls and features a lovely elephant print.  For crawlers the pantaloons are perfect for everyday wear.

Bumble & Ava is designed in England and made in Kenya at a factory that is a member of the World Fairtrade Organisation.  It certainly feels good to know that the people making the clothes your children wear, have access to a self-help group whose purpose is to provide members with access to financial funds, to assist with children’s education, housing and pension preparations.
A fresh new collection, perfect for the summer days coming ahead.
All in the detail:
I love the blue/white Ava dress – main pic
Collection for ages 0-5 yrs
Baby rompers, £39
Baby pantaloons, £18
Alfie Shirts, £29
Dresses from £35
Designed in England, made in Kenya.
Click here to view
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S/S 17 Lust List – Katie & Jo

I realise that I am getting to the stage in life when my girlfriends are becoming uber successful. One has her novel published this summer (more on that to come), another is she-bossing it in the city, one friend spends her days delivering babies and lots have set up creative and innovative businesses from their kitchen tables.

A couple of such schoolfriends have not only created a successful boutique in the heart of Parsons Green, but are currently launching their first eponymous collection and it is right up PATP’s street.

Katie & Jo have channelled years of noting exactly what their clientele look for and created a capsule 5 piece collection full of bohemian vibes and pops of neon.

I love the Florence dress (above) – perfect for the summer days to come and my hero piece of the collection is their navy military jacket which has a stunning embroidered back.

Out after Easter weekend – happy shopping!
All in the detail:
All Katie & Jo S/S 17 collection
Click here for online store
Florence Dress, £145
Thea top, £85
Pom scarf, £65
Available instore and online w/c 18th April
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Spring Bloom(ers) – Liberty print bottoms

Yes yes I am aware I maybe should have called this blog Princess and the Liberty Print as it seems the majority of my posts seem to focus on my penchant for the classic, delicately detailed, floral British fabric. I couldn’t resist flagging up my latest discovery Tinker & Belle – purveyors of gorgeous classic childrenswear made to order with Liberty Art Fabrics.  Created by a mum, who was struggling to find little girls’ clothes she liked that were simple in shape and devoid of cartoon characters, and looking to achieve that perfect balance of a career and motherhood, set up her sewing machine and Tinker & Belle was born.

I love the longer length baby bloomers – perfect to take you through the crawling stage and lightweight enough for summer days. Boys need not be left out and her printed shirts would be perfect for summer weddings and Christenings. Take a look.

All in the detail:

All by Tinker & Belle
Age range – Babies to girls/boys aged 10
From £19
Made in the UK 
Delivery times may vary as each piece is beautifully made by a busy mummy!

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READER OFFER – Octavia Hix

READER OFFER OCTAVIA HIX

Rather than do Gift guides this year I am just going to do the odd post here and there on pretty things that have caught my eye. (I also have the problem that if I say what I have bought it slightly ruins the surprise factor for my family and friends on Christmas Day!). That said and because my mum is a somewhat sporadic reader of PATP, I will let you in on what I am wrapping up for her under the tree.

For a lady who likes her Winter Sun I have snapped up one of these gorgeous easy breezy dresses by Octavia Hix.  Perfect to throw on post pool for lunch, they come in two different lengths and most importantly for my mum they come out of your suitcase looking like they did when they went in.  I bought a couple for half term and not only did I find them super flattering but a totally indispensable addition to my holiday wardrobe. Wear with a heels and a leather jacket at night, sandals and straw hat for the day.

For Princess and the Pram readers you lucky things are entitled to 15% off.  Simply use the code below and happy shopping.  Always a good one to direct the hubby to incase they are struggling to get you something for Christmas.

All in the detail:

Dresses by Octavia Hix
For discount enter the code ANCHRISTMAS15 on the shipping address page
With code short dresses are £135.15 and long £152.15
Perfect Christmas pressie for anyone destined for hotter climes in 2017

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Magic Slippers – Desmond and Dempsey

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After a particularly rain-soaked weekend, nothing makes me more pleased than getting rid of the wellies by the door and sinking my feet into my heavenly new slippers. Burgundy ponyskin – check, candyfloss pink faux fur interior – check, sturdy soles in case you nip out – check.  Bags of style on the outside and super comfy on the inside, these slippers scream weekend chic.  Perfect if you are currently post baby and slobbing out in a variety of moth eaten cashmere and need to up level your ‘nan’ slippers.  I wear mine non stop and they disguise themselves beautifully as loafers when teamed with a black skinny jean.

Also available in smoke grey ponyskin with zebra trim for those that keep things monochrome.  Definitely check out Desmond and Dempsey’s PJs if you are looking to overhaul your bedtime wardrobe.  Their slippers and nightwear also make pretty perfect Christmas pressies for the sister who has everything.

D&D

All in the detail:

All by Desmond and Dempsey
Click here to view

Slippers, £85
Sized 36-41
Nightwear from £75
I love the Bocas Print & Howie Pineapple

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Pepa’s Picks – Autumn Winter 16

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The leaves have turned, the heating is now on and I must admit I am just a little overexcited by the prospect of winter dressing. It’s only one more year before school uniform prevails for Little B and wardrobe fun becomes limited to weekends only.   Go to brand for A/W togs is local SW6 brand Pepa & Co.  Princess Charlotte looked impeccably cute in her pieces for the Canada trip and her brother most dapper.  What I love about Pepa & Co is that there are great things for both boys and girls.  I snapped up two pairs of bloomers for Little B (the dusty pink with frill trim and the grey herringbone) and I have my eye on the blue double collar sweater for Little A.   For any newborns out there check out the Bear motif knitted romper.

All in the detail:

All by Pepa & Co
Clothing sized Newborn – 8 yrs

Click here to view more

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Spot On – chic flats for Autumn

Slippers

 

Fancy a little Mini-me fashion in your life then look no further than these slippers from French company Chatelles.  You can add coloured tassels for extra personalisation and for a sportier look check out their slip-on version.

All in the detail:

Leo slipper, €190
Mini Leo slipper, €125
Click here to shop
They courier your shoes in 1-2 days to UK.

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Sun Seekers – Kids swimwear for winter heat

HK KIDS

Yes the leaves may be crunching underfoot and whilst it’s nearly time to switch on the heating my mind is already travelling to far flung destinations for some winter sun. Luckily for us this half term will see us swapping the crisp London days for some African heat and the first thing to be packed will be Little B’s new cossie.  Having been a longtime fan of Heidi Klein for my bathers I am delighted to discover they do an incred kids’ range.  Hand on heart Little B’s new Phoebe one-piece is the most beautiful costume I have ever seen.

Phoebe Costume

The delectable strawberry print is teamed with a sweet red gingham and frill detailing adorns the shoulders.  If you have boys then definitely check out the gorgeous range of fun rash vest and trunk co-ords.

Mix and Match

For mummies I swear by Heidi’s one-pieces- I have been donning the Nantucket this summer.  Generous support and flattering silhouettes ensure you feel confident poolside and although they are investment pieces they certainly perform better than their high-street counterparts.

I was keen to ask the Queen of chic resortwear a few questions…

Princess asked Heidi…

What are your 3 favourite things in life?

–          My beautiful family

–          My career

–          My gorgeous dog Otto

London’s best kept secret for kids?

–          Kite flying on Parliament Hill, tons of fun for the family. http://blog.muddypuddles.com/kite-flying-on-parliament-hill-london/

Best holiday memory?

–          In Lake Joseph (Ontario, Canada) this summer.  We spent 3 weeks there.   My little boys faces when the caught their first fish!

All in the detail:

Kids swimwear by Heidi Klein
Prices from £30 (sale pieces available)
Click here to view

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Get ARTee – cool kids’ t-shirts

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What’s not to love about a Flamingo wearing high-tops.  Yes I have blogged about her before, but I am pleased to announce that Millie McCallum‘s fabulous linocuts of various animals rocking quirky accessories, no longer have to be restricted to your walls as she has ventured into kidswear. You can now pick up her wonderful ‘Superpenguin’ and ‘Funky Flamingo’ on cute white T-shirts.  Little A and Little B are addicted to theirs and for once I can agree with their sartorial choices. They are also the perfect pressies to buy when holidaying with friends as they will appeal to the kids as much as their parents.

All in the detail:

Kids t-shirts by Millie McCallum 
£15 each
Sizes 1 up to 8yrs old
100% cotton
Click here to view
Also need to note you can buy them in adult sizes too – matchy matchy!

 

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