The beautiful Milou and Pilou…




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.

  1. When and how did you 1st come up with the idea of Milou and Pilou?

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?


Dark Denim Skirt


Denim Skirt

Denim skirt, definitely our best-selling piece,


Amy Cord Skirt

Amy Cord Skirt too (we re-launch it every year) and I have a big crush on our new Red Breton Jumper


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.

Shelley x

Mango VIP sale…

Run run as fast as you can… Mango have 30% off with the code VIP17. Too good to miss

Shelley x

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Boden bonanza…

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..

Shelley x

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The White Company…

dress 1


Chambray Spot Dress

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.

Shelley x

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From sunny Tuscany…


Embroidered Top £18-£23

My wifi is horrendous here in Tuscany, but if I am near the pool or bar I have signal! After a week of not really being on the internet at all I have begun to miss shopping just a little, so this morning, whilst the kids were happily jumping in the pool, I perused the ‘New In’ section of Next. I wish I hadn’t! There is too much gorgeousness! I have just ordered Daisy the top above (is it bad that I have also ordered the 16 for me) and these denim shorts to go with it. I’m also tempted by these sandals and this top so Daisy and I could match!

Shelley x

Spring at Marks and Spencer’s

Marks and Spencer’s spring continued…

So following on my from my womens picks this morning, these are my choices for the little ladies. All gorgeous. Some of which I have purchased, even though Daisy literally needs nothing! I also have a lot of M&S picks for the girls within this post and this post.

Shelley x

A stripy girls dress…




 Mango Stripe Dress

As soon as I saw this dress I knew that daisy had to have it. It is absolutely perfect for her! I love everything about it! I’ts on it’s way as we speak. I love stripes and I love frills and for once it goes all the way up to size 12. Mango really truly is on a roll.

Shelley x

P,S; I have started to update the girls shop so you amy want to take a look.

Pom pom sandals…



Pom Pom Sandals

Daisy and I nipped to Next after school today to stock up on birthday cards and gifts for her friends parties that are coming up and the squeal of excitement from Daisy when she spotted these was enough to let me know that I just had to share them with you. I also did a little squeal of happiness as they go all the way up to a mummy size 7! Pom poms are not showing any signs of disappearing, so be quick as I have a feeling these may sell out fast.

Shelley x

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Girls summer dresses…


Grey Stripe Dress


White Ruffle Dress


White Broderie Detail Dress


Textured Dress

The sun shone briefly on us this weekend, but now it feels like the middle of winter again, but it got me in the mood for summer clothes. I am loving the ones above and here are some other items I am loving for our little ladies, this dress (how cool), this dressthis skirt, it would be beautiful with a white blousethese super cool flared jeans, I mean how gorgeous are the pom poms? This dress ( in both colour ways), this tankini, even if just for the knickers and also this tankini.

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