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Kids fashion is the heart of Paul & Paula.

It is our passion and we love to share the best of this world. We adore small and independent brands. This is the perfect place to be up to date on the kids fashion world!

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21 terrific things for your April

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Sooo, we are heading into April and will most likely be the strangest month ever. But because we are reading and hearing about Corona everywhere, I will not make this the C-list.

I will make it, more or less, the opposite. Giving you some visual as well as practical inspiration. Adding some useful things that may cheer up your indoor time…
Talking about indoor, have you seen these gorgeous rainbow wall hangings ? Or these alphabet blocks that will make for great play fun?

Enjoy these 21 terrific things for your April:

 

straw baskets

paris family apartment
I am taking all the baskets. And the rest of this place too. Via VTWonen.

Add some colour and sunshine into your house with these block print* quilts, pillows, and more.

 

muslin top bow
Cute muslin top* with a lovely bow.

Mother’s Day started to go around the world. It was last Sunday here in the UK. When is it in your country?
To treat yourself have a look at the cute handmade jewelry* that will be perfect for this Spring.

 

rainbow cabinet kitchen
Staying in with this rainbow kitchen is definitely pretty. Not to forget the view too…

This is a great gift idea – a custom family portrait* – to send to loved ones that you cannot visit at the moment.

 

Louisiella
This Korean children’s fashion brand* is beautiful, nostalgic and whimsical! Look at the delicate details like lace, embroidery and pretty prints.

The B I G recycling myth.

 

alphabet-spaghetti-poster
ABC Spaghetti*!

This will cheer you up: Nia Dennis’ incredible floor exercise!

 

petal dress
The original Petal Dress*! Delicate, girly and simple.

The 50 most innovative companies of 2020.

 

pixie hat baby
How could you ever resist a pixie bonnet*?

Dark humor aka higher IQ. I like….

 

natural childrens wear
Natural children’s wear* in the best summer colours!

Totally boring but… useful… especially now we have more dishes to get cleaned too. How to load a dishwasher properly. Ha!

 

hana karim
I want A L L the plates! A dream!

Working for free?

 

scandinavian kitchen
More kitchen love.

And smile*… such a lovely print and stationary shop.

 

Have a splendid weekend and do not forget: We all do our best, and that is the best we can do!

 

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The sweetest Mary Jane style shoes of the season!

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Good Morning! Now, of course we are all busy either finding out how our week will play out or searching Pinterest to entertain the kids who are home from school. An impossible situation that just does not have a solution.

There is no right or wrong.
And therefore I am here with the same mission as always: Sharing interesting, lovely, and new things for when you have a few spare minutes to unwind. Nothing more, nothing less.

And since the temperatures are on the rise and the sun makes appearances too, we are ready to ditch our winter boots for something more light. As well as more sweet!

And what is better than the classic Mary Jane style that comes in all colours of the rainbow these days.

What is a Mary Jane?

Mary Jane’s are originally shoes that feature a strap over the instep with an adjustable buckle fastening so that you can find the perfect fit. They appeared in the early 20th century and were typically made of black leather or patent leather. You will also find a broad and rounded toe-box, and thin out-soles.

Please find my selection of 12 wonderful pairs of Mary Jane’s. For all ages and in a lovely variety of colours:

1. Black patent with a cute white stitching. Very chic.

2. S W E E T! Pink and patent*. I would mix them with a cool pair of jeans – cool girl look.

3. Classic t-bat style in radiant red*. Love it!

4. Leopard style* for little fashionistas. (on mid season sale right now)

5. Forest green. A great colour that you do not see that often.

6. You can never be wrong with a tanned leather shoe*. Never!

 

Six more gorgeous Mary Jane shoes for your children:

 

7. Oh, that colour. Since I love mustard*, this is probably my favourite pair of Mary Jane’s.

8. Super soft baby Mary Jane’s with these super sweet Liberty laces*.

9. Great Vintage style shoe* and that adorable blue. Perfect!

10. When you are not sure which colour to choose – go for white*. It works with everything. And with the cute flower details these shoes are to cute for words.

11. Eco-friendly vegetable tanned leather shoes* for babies in beautiful navy. (and more lovely colours available)

12. Rose gold* to give your outfit that perfect little extra touch.

 

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All you need for a great Easter Time!

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Easter is approaching and my children announced that they would like, pleeeaaaase mum, a real Easter Egg Hunt. In our garden, or even better in the park. It is cute to see that they ask for traditions.

And of course I will hide chocolate eggs and bunnies and enjoy watching them running around with little baskets…

I really like Easter. To me, it is the perfect start of the open air season. When the streets turn green, the garden needs a fresh up, you stay in the park until it is nearly diner time, and our neighbours magnolia tree is smiling at me from my office window.

Therefore, I gathered a few cute and fun things to make your Easter weekend a bit more sweet in just a couple of weeks:

1. Linen jumpsuit in beautiful yellow mustard.

2. This stunning blue gingham bunny girl’s dress is a precious piece you’ll want to keep forever.

3. Dress up time: Flower and Rabbit Ear bandeau.

4. Palm leaf basket to collect Easter eggs and for little toys afterwards.

5. Cutest handbag for Easter essentials, chocolate eggs, and beyond.

6. Perfect accessory to that blue dress – a sweet straw hat.

7. Set of the cutest floral bunny plates.

8. Easter bunny wooden puzzle. A family of rabbits that are both fun and educational.

And more Easter things that will make you happy all Spring and Summer long as well:

9. P E A C E

10. Mama and baby bunny wooden figurines.

11. Bikini bottoms in a gorgeous Liberty fabric and smock detail.

12. Flower crown.

13. A chic and comfortable Easter time for the youngest with this very soft cotton gauze jumpsuit.

14. Organic cotton storage basket.

15. Super cute bunny peg dolls in a choice of colours. These sweet little rabbits have hand painted details, faux leather ears and and a fluffy little pom pom tail.

16. Leather shoulder bag.

 

 

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Children’s wear that is cool and jolly

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We are starting the week with fashion again. Wearable, chic, and cool clothing that is presented through a very happy and jolly lookbook.

Wander n Wonder is a beautiful brand founded by Hilda Yim and based in Hong Kong. Established in 2017, and inspired by a love of travel as a family. Hilda realised that curious minds love adventure and learning about other cultures through food, music, art and street life.

‘Whether it’s Africa, Japan or Mexico, we pay homage to their traditions and embrace their language and lifestyles. By interpreting it through a child-like perspective. Wander always, wonder often.’

Therefore, each collection is made for adventurous and curious children, inspired by the lifestyle and tradition of one country. Have a look through the new collection and I am sure these colourful garments and graphic prints will appeal to you:

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‘On our journey to discovering the next adventure, we are continually inspired to design quirky and comfortable pieces that will be loved by kids.’

Hilda is not concerned about trends, as this fuels consumerism and fast fashion. That is why she creates whatever pulls on her heart strings. And by manufacturing in small batches, sustainability is always on her mind.
And the most obvious way in achieving this goal is by creating collections to cater for both hemispheres. Collections that are indented to order, and once they’re gone – they’re gone.

The brand also works with Plan International and donates 2% of their profits to programs that support children within the local community.

But now I want to share my favourites, because you often ask what my stand out pieces are. For this collection I do love the pink overalls (great for boys too!) because they are super cute and so versatile.
And then, this cats prints dress* with the peter pan collar. Loving the very traditional collar with the comic inspired print. Very cool! And the shape is super comfortable as well.

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23 fun things for your March!

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Hej! Have you been waiting for this month’s Friday list? The wait is over and 23 fun things are waiting just for you…

There are some cool interiors, even cooler lamps, fashion for small people of course, and lots of sweet gift ideas and things that make your life a little more bright.

I hope February treated you well. There have been lots of grey and rainy days everywhere, so lets eat our soup and hope for lots of sunshine in March!

Have fun:

 

night light balloon
Not only a sweet night light* but also a great decoration for every children’s room.

Wish I could justify the price tag but I will swoon about it anyway…

 

A+Light+Victorian+Home+in+London
Australia meets Scandinavia in London! Love this place.

Beautiful little linen clothes* for this Spring.

 

wooden rainbow pastel toy
Beautiful wooden toys*.

Very special knitted or crochet fruit and vegetables for the play kitchen.

 

personalised bunny doll
Perfect Easter gift – the name of your choice on the belly is sewn by hand with attention to the smallest details. It will become your child’s best friend. Sweet bunny doll!

Lots of cool lamps in this house!

 

linen dresses girls
Boho summer here we come… with these cute clothes*.

I do not use a lot of make up and found products that work for me but once in a while I do enjoy hearing about other people’s favourites and their routines. And I do love Laura Dern!

 

ethical exchangable sandal slidersa
Ethical Magic Sliders*! Upcycled uber-comfortable sandals made from recycled materials. By changing the upper part you have countless possibilities!

The article is about the best plant based milk option for your perfect latte. Well, I do not drink coffee but there are many good and important facts about plant based options vs meat and so on. To read!

 

scandinavian interior
Such a bright and well designed place. Love that door…

We are not really using AirBnb anymore. Too many stories when all you want is enjoying a holiday. Here is another reason why it might be worth looking for alternatives…

 

morley ss 2020
Such a fun and colourful collection from Morley this season.

So much character in this pink house.

 

TheWorldofWhales_LittleGestalten
The World of Whales is beautifully illustrated and we explore many interesting facts about these fantastic animals. Looking at the habits and characteristics that make the many species of this family so special.

Robbie Williams – a dad of four now.

 

faux animal heads kids room
Felt animal heads* for the nursery, kids room, or play zoo…

Exquisite leather accessories for big and small.

 

colourful african baskets
OMG! Loving these African baskets* and I want them all. On table, on the wall, little storage, fruit basket, bread basket… anything…
And they are great for adding a pop of colour!

Cool teen room ideas.

 

modern pendant lights
Talking about lamps earlier. Look at these!
Cool colours and unusual shapes will make your space original, unique and friendly with these lamps*. They are made from paper mache. Obtained from the recycling of old newspapers and ecological, certified water based glue. Very environmentally friendly and ecological.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

 

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