The older I get the more obsessed with sun protection I become and nothing protects your face better from the sun than a fabulous sun hat. Here are my favourites.
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The older Daisy gets the harder it is for us to agree on clothing. She has now started to work out that what I want her to wear isn’t always what her class mates are wearing, so somewhere along the line we are having to meet half way with items that we both like. The above dresses tick that box. She loves that they are off the shoulder and so feel more grown up and I love that they are still young girl dresses really!
Some other Gap items that Daisy and I agreed on!
P.S; How cute are these pom pom earrings in the sale for us mamas?
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Sometimes a good snoop around New Look is all you need to make you feel instantly better! Gorgeousness at reasonable prices. I’ve rounded up my favourites below.
P.S; remember there’s is still 30% off at Mango with code VIP17, see the dresses post below for ideas.
P.P.S; The fabulous Marks and Spencer’s Beauty box is back for £10 if you spend £40 on clothes, homewear and beauty, seriously good. The Christmas one was amazing. Also there is 20% off all School uniforms.
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I am always looking for timeless, classic pieces for both Daisy and Bobby and Milou and Pilou have to be one of my favourite finds. Daisy has been wearing the skirts for nearly 3 years now and they are still going strong! I am so happy that they go all the way up to age 10, as the bigger Daisy gets it seems to be harder and harder to find beautiful pieces to fit.
Milou & Pilou is a Spanish childrens vintage-flavour brand, based in Barcelona, created by Felip and Alicia (brother and sister), both born in Spain to a French mother (that’s why the name might sound French). They launched the brand nearly three years ago, and the brand is named after Alicia’s daughters’ nicknames.
Milou and Pilou started nearly three years ago and, honestly, it was more a decision from people around us than anything else, as I was a little bit scared to enter that crazy children fashion world.
I started designing dresses when I became a mother, I made pieces for my two daughters. I grew up in a family where the grandmothers and mothers used to design clothes, so I guess it came naturally. Very soon other mothers started ordering from me the same little dresses; they liked the vintage style with lots of Liberty prints. Most of the times they were asking me to design the same pieces they used to wear when they were children, that’s how the idea came about. With the help of my brother Felip, and a small young team around me, we decided to launch the brand and that’s it until now!
2.What were you doing before Milou and Pilou?
I am a Psychologist and I have been working for many years in the healthcare industry. It seems that my creative self was buried under an 8 to 5 job! My brother comes from the fashion and clothing industry, so it was much more natural for him.
3.How do you juggle family life with working at Milou and Pilou? Any tips for my readers.
Ha! that’s the million-dollar-question! I think running a family business makes the whole family involved so that’s a good point. My daughters spend most of the afternoons at our Atelier (where we design, pack and ship), doing their homework and my other half is also involved, so that helps. Tips? After dinner time is where the best ideas come from, preferably with a glass of rosé.
4. What’s the best bit of running your own business?
I would say that running your own business is like raising a baby, there is the challenge to do it right, to make it work, to see it grow and the excitement of “what’s next”. It is definitively worth it. They also say that once business starts rolling a bit, usually you can kick back and enjoy life a bit more, but we haven’t reached that point yet…ha!
5. And the worst?
Well, the stress and multi-tasking. We are lucky to be a small family company and we get on very well together, but at the same time we have stressful periods during the year, when we are launching new collections for example, that are crazy. We are getting there, but still we need to have a better planning system.
6. What advice do you have for people wanting to launch their own business?
Be patient and persuasive, don’t give up. Try to get someone on board, loneliness can be the worst enemy.
7. Which are your 3 favourite items on your site?
Denim skirt, definitely our best-selling piece,
Amy Cord Skirt too (we re-launch it every year) and I have a big crush on our new Red Breton Jumper
The fabulous Milou and Pilou are offering a lucky reader a 40 euro voucher, for details on how to enter, head on over to my Instagram.
Run run as fast as you can… Mango have 30% off with the code VIP17. Too good to miss
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Be it long, short, worn over trousers or midi, dresses are definitely having a moment and yet again Mango have nailed this trend. I would wear the one above with my white trainers and a leather jacket at the minute, but it will be just as fabulous worn smart with heels. Below I have chosen some other dresses I am absolutely loving. I think I have a little bit of a problem with white dresses! You may also want to shop this post as to what to wear on your feet.
P.s; I’ve added lots of new dresses to my ladies shop.
There’s a whopping 30% off dresses and accessories today at Boden so I have taken the time to pick out my favourites for the babies, big girls and us ladies..
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The beautiful White Company. Always classy, always chic and always very good quality. Daisy and Bob have been wearing their pyjamas since being tiny as they are truly the best and wash so well. Here is a selection of their children’s clothing I am loving at the minute.
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