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Paul & Paula brings you stylish fashion ideas for mums too.

Practical yet stylish clothes, cool accessories and other must-haves for modern mums.

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A truly lovely capsule collection for mums!

Little Cotton Clothes women

Good news ladies. You remember the gorgeous collection from Little Cotton Clothes that I showed you not very long ago.  Numbers confirm that you like the styles as much as I do. Which means that you will like these news very much as well.

The sisters Imogen and Leonie designed a small capsule collection of women’s wear so that you can enjoy some of their clothes too.

There is a simple cut cotton gingham dress that is easy to wear yet effortlessly stylish. As well as a tunic style blouse in textured gingham. To complete your look you can add a cotton or linen shopper bag, so practical for all the stuff we usually carry around.

Whether you want to match your child for a ‘mini me’ look or just add a timeless piece to your wardrobe:

 

Little Cotton Clothes women

Little Cotton Clothes women

Little Cotton Clothes women

Little Cotton Clothes women

Little Cotton Clothes women

Little Cotton Clothes women

By the way, all clothes are made from natural fabrics. And every trim and detail has been carefully selected and designed.

Enjoy these pieces!

 

 

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26 fun things for your July!

26 fun things for your July!

Are you watching the Women Football World Cup? We do and I am so happy and proud that my kids follow it with the same enthusiasm as they watched last years Men’s World Cup. And I have to say that I so impressed on how these teams have progressed…
But of course, women football is light years away from the men and when you read this article about their earnings and sacrifices. It makes you cringe. A lot!

On the other hand, I hope that you all manage to stay cool! And hydrated…

I gathered, picked, selected and curated (ah, one of those overused words from 2018) my favourites for a very happy month of July for you! Enjoy:

 

boys can illustration empowering boys(1)
And we are starting with this print! I shared this on my FB page a while back and it went viral. Not just somehow viral, but huge… it was crazy. And I love it because the message is important and the more it gets out, the better. From Atelier Mave!

Ever heard about sustainable influencers?

Kids_Rattan_Daisy_Chair
A bit of glamour in the playroom, nursery or bedroom. This chair makes for a lovely feature and is great for kids to sit and read in.

We are kindred. Cool boho style.

 

berlin modern apartment
Not every apartment in Berlin is all boho, vibrant and colourful! Look at this minimalist space.

The city under the city. Invisible Paris!

 

yes, they are all mine motherhood t shirt
Often people that I just met ask if I have kids. So I tell them yes and some ask how many. So I say four. Ha… the reactions are usually quite funny and interesting. So how about this t shirt* when I am out with my complete crew…

Bloggers who blog about blogging.

 

new kids in the hood kidswear
New Kids in the Hood.

This is fatherhood!

 

a million dots kids book
A Million Dots – a new book favourite in our house and oh so cute. And oh so wonderfully illustrated… and it includes some maths too!

Keira Knightley is expecting her second child.

And Blake Lively her third.

 

ekaterina galera balloon lights
Really cool balloon paper lights from Ekaterina Galera. Beautiful decor as well as wall light…

Why women stop taking the pill.

 

cool mum and child
You are a mum and always have lots to carry around? How about the cool Mum Bag from Studio Noos?

Kidfluencers!

 

LONDON-GIRLS_print
Love me a great Nina Cosford!

How about this* instead of a Nintendo?

 

paris family house
A Paris! Family of five living in this enchanting place.

Cute mugs. They are called Monday Mugs* – I guess it is because they do lift your mood instantly.

 

A+Pink+Concrete+Extension+For+A+Victorian+Home+in+London

special kitchen london
That pink extansion is pretty special, but the interior is too! In love with that house

I love Keanu Reeves! And you?
linen canopy kids room
Beautiful natural linen bed canopy*.

How about buying a cheap house you only saw on Instagram?

 

Have a great weekend everyone and see you here again on Monday! xoxo

PS: Yes, just as girls, boys can be anything…

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8 cutest one-piece swimsuits for mums

8 cutest one-piece swimsuits for mums

I am the first to admit that having children did not get unnoticed by my body. More the opposite. And I know that I am not alone!

Some of us have very generous genes and yet most of us deal with some kind of a little bump here or there. And we are fine with that because it is a part of us and shows that a little person was inside of us. (typing this makes the whole thing even more interesting, because we should probably be very proud of those little bumps or however you like to call them)

But, of course, there are moments we would like to hide them a little. At the beach or pool for example…

Great news – we are in 2019 and one-piece swimsuits are totally back, come in the cutest and trendiest styles and are perfect for our mum bodies!

Because in the end all that counts is: You want and need to feel good. You want a suit that tucks in your tummy, that does not cut into your thighs and that makes you feel fantastic. Because we are women who happen to be mothers and also have bodies!

Here are 8 one-piece swimsuits that are a great start to feeling amazing and that I think are just super cute:

8 cutest one-piece swimsuits for mums

Clockwise from top left:

1. Seersucker material with embossed texture and cute buttons on the straps. Very chic one-piece.

2. Gingham panels for a cool look. Not on the cheap side but definitely a stunning piece.

3. There is a review about this fab suit* that says: The one piece of my dreams! I’ve been searching for something that fits my mama body without screaming I’M A MOM. This suit is IT. Perfectly retro while still feeling fresh, not too high cut and supremely flattering. The suit is thick and holds everything in just right while not cutting into my thighs. Love the horizontal striped band around the waist. And the bow on the shoulder up-levels it in the best way. I guess there is nothing to add…

4. Boom! That colour made me fall in love with that suit* right away. The shape is super cute and it is body-sculpting too. I am sure you will get lots of compliments in this one…

 

8 cutest one-piece swimsuits for mums

Clockwise from top left:

1. Honeycomb texture (love! feels so luxurious) and lovely pom pom detail. Very flattering one-piece* and in a classic navy colour.

2. Cross back suit in a very flattering shape and cute print.

3. So gorgeous and those crochet/ embroidery details are the D E A L! I love the blue colour* but the magenta* is equally fantastic. (on sale)

4. It starts with simple yet very cute navy suit* and ends in a ‘wooooow’ with these cool and vibrant straps in the back.

 

Have a great summer, you will look splendid wherever you decide to jump into the water!

 

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Insider: Maternity clothes that every future mum will adore!

storq maternity

Hello new week. And hello topic that I have not covered for ages. Maternity clothes! Sometimes we loose sight of things that are not prominent in our own lives anymore… but of course I am aware that some of my readers may add a baby to their family or are in the exciting stage of becoming a mum (parents) for the very first time.

And since I have been there four times, I think I have some things to share when it comes to maternity wear.

During the first weeks and months of your pregnancy you may be able to wear your ‘normal’ clothes and depending on your body, you may feel pretty normal in terms of shape too.

But once it is all about the belly growing and going down the ‘last weeks’ lane… I can tell you, that all you want is being comfortable. Comfortable without sporting the pyjama look! And you want to feel like yourself, because your body is changing, your belly is big but you really like to remember that you are still you! And not just a belly!

And there is one brand that ticks a lot of boxes for me: Storq!

Their collection is full of refined essentials, clothes that fit and make you feel put together. Everything is
uber-comfortable and made from fabrics that are soft and breathable using eco-friendly or natural fibers.

storq maternity

Plus: The brand makes nursing clothes too and some pieces do work for both, during pregnancy and after!

My favourite is the Basic Bundle. You may find the price tag a bit steep, but trust me – great basics go a long way. And you will probably live in this and just clap yourself that you went through and bought this!

storq maternity

storq maternity

storq maternity

Short: Stylish essentials for maternity, nursing, and parenthood. Feel like yourself again, only more comfortable.

Storq’s story: Two friends found themselves surrounded by mamas-to-be with nothing they loved to wear. The average piece of maternity wear looked nothing like the ‘regular clothes’ their friends owned.
Therefore they decided to create a few key pieces that could become something of a maternity uniform. Things you could wear year-round, things you’d always feel comfortable in and with an effortless silhouette.

Because what you wear is not only about how you look, but also how you feel.

Storq is an American company, however they offer international shipping!

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21 things for your bank holiday weekend!

21 things

I think that we can all agree: May is a fabulous month! Spring, the long weekends, staying too long at the park after school but because the sun feels so nice you just do not want to go home. And then this upcoming long weekend which will extend into a week of school holidays for the children.

And we are all looking forward to it. Finally having regained our routines we still need to catch up a little with our energy levels. And Romy is just doing a full week of exams and will be very delighted when she will hand in her last paper on Friday. Ding Dong!

Time for a break and time to explore a little more of our new home town!

But before I will share 21 fun things that I have come across over the last week:

alice mary lynch
Alice Mary Lynch. Incredible work!

What is your favourite TV series?

 

dont hug the pug
Two new books for the kids:
Fly Flies
A delightful book about staying true to yourself in the face of people who insist they know better.
Love the illustrations!
Don’t Hug The Pug
What’s wrong with the pug….? A hilarious and deceptively simple story that will have little ones shrieking with laughter.

Sometimes you wonder about magical Instagram images? Here is a fun behind the scenes

 

aio kids
Aio Kids.

Talking about Instagram. Apparently there is a ‘new thing‘!

Ever thought about a side hustle? Here is the inspiration and motivation you may need…

 

linen summer baby suit
Cute linen pieces* for little ones including rompers, tops and bloomers – really hard to pick one!

Cut le crap! Green beauty!

How climate change affects farming.

 

coolest home office
Wow! Home office envy!

For mums: Happy, fun and chic summer dresses, skirts as well as swimwear! Love it*!

 

louisiella
Louisiella.

This apartment has so many funny details.

 

scandinavian kids room
The home of Cleo & Floyd!

Must read article:
It was the accumulation of ever-increasing pressures that, over time, became an impossible weight to carry. A weight that most women carry. This is the weight that becomes a stone on my tongue as I struggle to articulate the complicated multitudes of motherhood to my friend.

 

ila y ela baby suitcase

ila y ela giant lion
New products over at Ila y Ela – giant lion heads, blankets and cute baby suitcases!

This place is insane!

 

lovelane butterfly wings
Cutest butterfly wings*.

The best way to protect your face from the sun is a hat. Justine Hats has a great selection!

 

pastel wooden toys rainbow forest
Lovely wooden toys* and some come in the prettiest pastel colours too!

For kids: Happy and fun clothes* that are soft, cool and sunny!

 

Happy weekend!

 

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