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Monday, 28 February 2011

Mini the Muncher

Something rather lovely arrived in the post this morning and of course we had to put it straight on. Mini's maternity nurse Penny who is a creative tour de force whether it be stitching liberty lavender bags, quilting gorgeous clothes hangers, embroidering wallhangings and knitting the most beautiful cardigans and sweaters. This is a new lilac version of a cream one Mini already has and its sublime. The colour is a true lilac and we love the frilled edges and the little buttons are a perfect fit. We've paired it with her mushroom quilted cords from The Gap, grey poloneck from Bonpoint and lavender tights from makie.

Meanwhile Mini thoroughly enjoyed her brioche at inga's today

Friday, 25 February 2011

Daddy's Boy

It's Papa's birthday tomorrow and as I'm whisking him away for a surprise weekend break we decided to celebrate with the kids this morning. For Phin that means baking and then eating the frosting after a hearty rendition of happy birthday. We spent yesterday baking these hummingbird cupcakes - lavender with lilac frosting and silver sprinkles and red velvet with cream cheese frosting and coloured crunchy baubles. Talk about a sugar high at 9am!

Daddy's Girl

Mini loves playing in her big brothers room. His cars are pretty tasty and his chairs are fun to climb.
Today Mini is wearing a beautiful stretch cotton dress in a dark ink blue with a pale block printed pattern from Auntie Peggy by Ralph Lauren. It's one of my faves and I'm hoping the elasticity and the tie shoulders will mean she will still be wearing it come summertime. I've paired it with some navy ribbed tights from Zara and her grey marl wool body from Wheat.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Stripes Ahoy

Mini is on fine form in her red and white striped long sleeve t-shirt  from The Gap. Its the perfect weight for warming weather and has beautiful red enamel and gold rimmed buttons on the shoulder. She's wearing it with Phin's Gap chinos for that perfect preppy look.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Peppermint Pocket Rocket

Mini is looking like a little water nymph today. Decked out in pale aqua and grey she is a vision in her  second hand  duds. Her fine crochet mint cardigan from Marie-Chantal is thanks to Grace and Alice and her striped T comes via Xander and Kai and then onto Phin. Mix it all up with these super cute legging and lace ra-ra skirt combo found in the sale basket at The Gap and this little peppermint pocket rocket is ready to go. 

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Snuggle Bunny

It's a little bit dressy, i know but this delectable lilac tutu and t-shirt was another great gift, this time from the thoughtful Julie. Its from The Gap and the long sleeved t-shirt has little rabbits printed on the front and back while the tutu comes with built in satin bloomers, so that even her derriere is stylishly shod. 

What's under the rug...

Monday, 21 February 2011

Ring a Ring a Roses

Mini is having lots of fun this week as its half term, so she gets to spend all her time with big bro Phin, generally chewing up all his toys like a little puppy. Today Mini is wearing a gorgeous hand-me-down from Natalie's grown up girls Grace and Alice. We've taken a few of them out of storage and although they are still a tad too big, i couldn't resist. This one is from Ralph Lauren and is a fine knitted cotton dress with tiny crochet roses. Mini is wearing it with her new Trumpette ballerina tights and her ubiquitous pink bow.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Double Denim

Mini and her papa are flexing a double denim look today. It may have been a past no no but in today's fashion circles nothing could be chicer than layering up your denim. Toms jacket is from Double RL and Mini's dungarees are from the Gap and lined in the softest grey cotton marl worn with a burgundy tablecloth check shirt from Bonpoint and a mint and chocolate edged cardigan from The Wool Shed.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Candy Stripes

She's not quite big enough, but I couldn't resist putting Mini in her Sonia Rykiel for H&M stripes. I bought this outfit during last year's London Fashion Week when I was heavily pregnant. I also splurged on a matching sweater dress for me and a knitted Rykiel doll for my daughter to be. It has red hair and reminded me of my mums Amber tresses. A good memory I thought. So today while I'm away at fashion week again Mini is sporting her ultra hip fashion look with glee.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Busy Bee

Mini is such a busy bee. Always on the move, grabbing everything in sight and then hurling it on the floor.
Today Mini is wearing her knitted dress from Caramel with her citrus leggings from Stella for Gap. Easy breezy dressing for a girl always on the move.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Style Snacker

Mini loves a snack post swim. Today it's organix carrot and tomato rice cakes which leave a fabulous orange residue around the mouth. I swear they have even better colour coverage than Max Factor's new lipfinity liptint.
Today Mini is mixing up a little old with the new. Phins Ralph Lauren reindeer cardi and Caramel Breton stripe sweater get a new boost when worn with her tomato red cords from Bonpoint and her new light weight cotton peacoat from The Gap. Gold edged buttons add elegance and the polkadots concealed under the collar and cuffs add a dash of fun.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Be My Valentine

Mini gate crashed Merrill's Valentines bash on Monday and had the best time. There were chocolate chunks and sweetie sprinkles for Phin and his cohorts to stick onto giant chocolate hearts and Mini just loved being surrounded by so many other kids and all those giant pink and red helium balloons. She has been gripping onto hers ever since.

Today Mini is wearing her Stella for Gap knitted bow dress.  I love the frilled cap sleeves and the mix of off-beat colours. They are feminine but not obvious, orange with biscuit and poached salmon anyone?

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Blue Jean Girl

Mini is flexing a totally on trend look today at her Blueberry music class. Inspired by her mum's denim all-in-one by Isabel Marrant, Mini is sporting a light weight chambray jumpsuit from The Gap. It has a ruffled neckline giving it a 70's Charlie's Angels flair and I'm sure it will become a summer staple.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Mini on the Move

Mini is desperately trying to crawl, and she's on the move - albeit going backwards at a snails pace. We've uploaded a small video of her backward shuffle - click on the video link above to check her out! 

Mini is getting some early use out of her Stella reindeer sweater dress. The smallest size it came in was a 2 and of course i couldn't help myself so we've just rolled up the sleeves and she's loving the cosy snugness. Not to be left out, Phin got the coordinating sweater too. We don't do matchy matchy very often but this sweater definitely called for it.