crush of the week...

Alarm - the new Bobo Choses collection is out and obviously I adore it... I can't work out what it is that they always get so right. It's a lovely mix of design and comfort with nostalgia (for me) and genuine childishness. Dreaming of having it all...

It was pretty much impossible for me to narrow my crush down to these six items, the rest is almost-just-as-gorgeous. Available now from Bobo Choses, Shak Shuka and more.

crush of the week...

Thank you magical Pinterest for drawing my eyes to this little beauty. Well, thanks & no thanks - because it's sold out, and I can't much decipher how much it was anyway. But isn't it the dreamiest?? Anything alpaca is always so soft and snug...and the lining! Swoon...

From Japanese shop  Antena .

From Japanese shop Antena.

crush of the week...

Awesome magical tights for littles from Hansel from Basel. Pixies and pom poms! 

L: $23 & R: $31 (eek!)

no, really...let it snow

Please can i go skiing...or move to a mountaintop...just to have an excuse to buy this for Pablo? I'm in love.

from the ever-covetable Mini Rodini

dreams can come true

As if by magic my prayers have been answered and those dreamboat Bobo Choses baby dresses have been made big! The limited edition collaboration with TENOVERSIX  (already a financially deadly site to visit, it is chockablock with gorgeous bits) means that once I've pulled off some kind of clever bank heist Indy and I can wear little & large versions of these geometric masterpieces. I'm thinking of selling a kidney and buying the lot... 

out and about

Spent the day in Islington going a bit nuts in a Junior Style sale and getting Pablo some new winter boots. OF COURSE he decided he needed the loo in the childrens' shoe shop. They kindly let him use their staff toilet, but he no longer lets me anywhere near him on such trips and he ushered me out of the stock room to wait for his summons. Some poor shop assistant was trying to enjoy a bowl of soup at the cramped table next to the tiny toilet door. As he hoisted himself aboard the seat I asked how long he might be and he said "hmm, forty minutes?" He wasn't far off. Awkward times shuffling around the shop under the gaze of a humourless assistant... 

Afterwards we clearly needed to indulge in an Ottolenghi pick-me-up. I had some kind of chocolate, banana and caramel tart that was straight from heaven, and Pablo turned his nose up at a s'more, so I had to finish it for him. We also stumbled upon an awesome kids' hairdresser on Essex Rd where the hairdressing chairs are cars and each child is appointed their own personal telly & dvd of choice! If I can bear to rustle up Β£22 (W!T!F!) for his next haircut (our current hairdresser does a pretty rad job for Β£6...in a far more ordinary chair) he has been promised a trip back there as a megatreat. The proprietress was very lovely/canny and invited Pablo in to trial the chairs when she saw him gazing through the window, drooling...

yes please buy me these

I am dying of lust for these little Bobo Choses dresses. They are beautiful and evocative and comfy and fun and just about perfect, as far as I'm concerned.  Where I can track them down they are for much bigger littleys than Indiana will be for at least another 5 years, but sadly much smaller girls than me. Oh but if they made them my size! Or her size! I might even find away to excuse the Β£60ish price tag if that were the case. I have even had actual dreams about them... 

yes please buy me these

I've spent the entire year thinking I was 32, but having established with girlfriends over drinks last night that I'm only 31 (via some very shaky maths) it's about time I got a decent birthday wishlist together to throw in front of my husband's eyes every five minutes for the next month ahead of the REAL 32 rolling around on October 3rd! PLEASE O PLEASE O PLEASE....

  1. TOP want, these Minnetonka moccasins (in a size 5/38 in case anyone's listening)
  2. ...one pair is not enough. These too... please?
  3. My eyelash curlers are still ones I stole from the beauty closet when I interned at ELLE magazine in 1999. I'm not kidding. My friend Lauren says these by Shu Uemura are the best.
  4. Have been lusting after this Wildfox jumper and it's sold out everywhere....except the US site! NEED!
  5. Loeffler Randall shoes. A girl can dream...
  6. I am dead out of tshirts, tops and anything not eaten half to death by moths. This beautiful top from twostringjane on Etsy would kick off autumn nicely.
  7. I'm DESPERATE to start making my own ice cream, even though it's practically winter... Kitchenaid attachment is a necessity, really.
  8. I love this Zoe Karssen tee! Did I mention I am bereft of tops?
  9. These really are largely autumn wardrobe based for a reason. I don't think my tie dye Ibiza baggies or my still-worn sleeveless maternity jumpsuit will adequately see me through a London November. And neither will my plimsolls. Boots please...