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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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Slow and natural clothes for your little ones

Slow and natural clothes for your little ones

Hello my dears! How are you?
I was thinking that since our lives have slowed down dramatically and yet our little ones do not stop growing I am bringing you something perfectly fit the purpose. Slow clothes that last and grow with your child. (and they will be worn again by siblings)

What do you think?
Come and visit the lovely online store of Ieva* who is based in Lithunia. And Ieva makes some very beautiful, pure, ethical, and sustainable clothes and accessories for children.

She is a mother, wife, photographer,creator, and together with her mother in law she started Young North. Bringing your babies the softest linen clothing.
‘Our passion is linen and wool. Inspired by slow living and natural world. Each piece is individually made with great attention to detail and from 100% natural linen and wool. We take pride in exceptional craftsmanship and quality. And we believe in buying less but better.’

Slow and natural clothes for your little ones:

Slow and natural clothes for your little ones

Beautiful linen dress* with cute collar and available in a ray of lovely subtle colours.

 

Slow and natural clothes for your little ones

Slow and natural clothes for your little ones

Slow and natural clothes for your little ones

That pinafore dress* is too adorable… and that mustard colour is the best. Perfect for all seasons. Just layer or don’t layer!

 

Slow and natural clothes for your little ones

Slow and natural clothes for your little ones

Slow and natural clothes for your little ones

Slow and natural clothes for your little ones
All over you can see from the images how much craftsmanship and quality is going into each garment. This is where it will last for years and become a true heirloom piece. And with the timeless shapes and colours, you will enjoy it for many many years…

Love it!

And just a little reminder: Linen truly is a marvelous fabric. It is biodegradable, uses a lot less water than cotton, and it doesn’t require chemical fertilizers and pesticides. It is lightweight, breathable, antimicrobial and a very strong fabric.

If you like this kind of clothes, please also see Miya & Ma and these stylish linen clothes for the whole family.
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18 things for a better stay-at-home May!

18 things for a better stay-at-home May!

Technically I am late. Because I am usually sharing my monthly list the last Friday of the month. But since things are just a bit different right now (and I actually totally did not notice that tomorrow is the 1st of May until right now), the first of May is just as good. Yes?!

And last April definitely was very different from any other April and I think I never wrote that little here on Paul & Paula. Admitting that I never thought that having the kids home and doing the whole school thing would be that time consuming. The days fly by and boom, it is 8pm and all I want to do is hang on my couch.

What drives me, and keeps my going, is running. And I added a lot of km to my weeks these days!

How are you doing at the moment? I actually wrote on our kitchen calendar, usually decorated in many colours and handwritings, SAME SAME SAME in bold letters all over the week. And that is how I feel mostly: Same. Every day is the same. Therefore we want to make it a bit more fun, inspiring, and fresh with this new list today.

And of course, I added some things that will make the current situation more bearable. Enjoy:

 

yellow kitchen
Starting with a yellow kitchen to give you the best start!

I want these boots*!

 

bonnie and the gang baby romper
Ine de Haes launched a new brand. For little people!

Entertain the kids: Cool craft ideas or colouring sheets. Or both!

 

embroidered hoop sequins
So many adorable things, especially the embroidered hoops*! Big love!

Pajamas!

 

Rudloe-Road-London-SW12
Lovely London house.

I know, the C word is everywhere, but this article is interesting: All the things COVID-19 will change forever!

 

play roll kids colouring roll paper
PLAY ROLL*! Keeping the kids entertained just got a bit easier…

Pretty mugs* make for good starts into a day.

 

quincy mae
A great collection* of poetic and timeless wardrobe staples for the tiniest of tots. At very reasonable prices too.

Truly loving this London-based skincare brand. All organic, simple, and natural. And right now is a good time to give our beauty program a little more attention and love I think!

 

mix of chairs kitchen table
Loving the colourful chairs around the table.

Everything* for the most enjoyable home. In the best colours and made from soft fabrics.

 

kids desk harto

white bunk bed
Such a well designed space in my home town!

Great book that encourages children to go play outside and discover what nature has to offer. Perfect timing!

 

soor plom dress
Quintessentially cool kidswear* from Brooklyn!

Another practical and pretty necessity to make the current times more pleasant: Desk Organisers*

 

Wishing you all a good month of May, that hopefully ends with good news…

 

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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!

easter essentials

 

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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