Frills and Florals

I have had soooo much fun compiling this blog. When Little Lottie Designs contacted me and said that she would love to be featured on the blog I just knew I had to do one based on girls summer wear. Mixing frills and/or florals but keeping it super stylish. A non-negotiable when buying clothes for Nola is that it must be comfy, but that no way means that they can't be fun. She loves anything with a fancy frill (she thinks it makes her a ballerina) and I love these delicate florals in gorgeous muted tones. Here are a few gorgeous finds...

  1. Little Dottie Designs, 'Ettie blouse in floral haze', £44 & 'Dottie bloomers in floral haze', £19 (gifted)- This outfit is so sweet, the big frill makes it really stand out and look super stylish but the fit remains really comfy and easy to play in. I love that the fabric on this is a beautiful muted green with a subtle floral print. Nola looks beyond gorgeous in this (I am bias, I know). I like to tuck in the top to the bloomers and tie Nola's hair up so the loop and tie detail at the back is visible. I am also a massive fan of the 'Summer garden' print, I am tempted to get these as Nola has been living in bloomers at the moment.

  2. The Little Shy, 'Fawn Leaf Print Tie Shoulder Cami Blouse', from £19 & 'Fawn Leaf Print Bloomers' from £16 (Gifted previously for images to use online) - This got a lot of love when I shared it on my Insta. How sweet is it?! I Love this print, it is like a softer, muted version of Liberty's mustard capel. I love the bloomers, they are a really nice cut, I often pair them with a long sleeve top on cooler days. I love that the cami has super handy tie shoulders (anyone else find that highstreet straps are always too long?). This little outfit fits a dream and had Nola's Nanna cooing and sending photos to the Aunties! Little Shy also has hair bows to match the outfits too a must add on to the order in my opinion! The clothes from little shy are not too dissimilar to the pricing on the highstreet but they are beautiful quality and shopping small is always best!

  3. Farmyard Label, 'Fallen Linen Shirt - Oat', £19.50 (Gifted) - I planned to buy this last year, then I totally lost these guys on Insta (why is it hiding the pretties from me!). Anyway, I found them again whilst looking at CBW website and I fell in love with this top all over again. I am a sucker for anything linen and the oat colour of this could work through the seasons. I will pair this with bloomers and socks for now but it would look sweet with trousers or a little jumpsuit too. This is in the post at the moment but look out for some images of it on my grid soon!

  4. Redrouxrouge, 'Nancy Pinafore Dress', The price ranges depending on your option choices but for ours would cost £48.50 (Gifted for authentic review) - Wow. I wondered why RRR wanted to send me a dress for an authentic review. The images of their products look beautiful and the company on a whole seem incredible (I am going to do a whole blog on this as they are truly amazing, but do check them out in the meantime). When I unwrapped this dress I realised why they wanted me to see it in person. The linen fabric is 2nd to none, It is such a beautiful quality, I have literally never felt linen quite like it. The stitching and seams are immaculate, polka straight, oh so neat. It is so obvious ALOT of care and love is put into each product. This dress is made to last. I can not wait to get it on Nola, It will look beautiful on a summers day alone but also will transition to cooler weather with a long sleeve top underneath. I would love this in a dark colour for winter too! RRR are super ethical, eco-conscious and also donate their profits to charity! (As I said, I will tell you more soon).

  5. Meraki Handmade, 'Meraki Top - Handprinted Navy Polka Dot', £15-£18 & 'Aria Bloomers - Khaki Canvas', £13-£17- This brand is a new find for me but I love the pairing of these pieces. The blue polkadot and khaki bloomers really work together. I love the contrast of the girly shape of the gathered top contrast with the deeper colours. I love the fact there is a matching mama top too! could I?!

  6. Sapling Kids, 'The Simple Folk Sage Dress in Oatmeal' £64- Again, this store is a new find for me. Sapling Kids focus on ethical and sustainable clothes made from natural materials. Their selections are feature beautiful soft, neutral tones and effortlessly stylish shapes. This dress stood out to me with its 3/4 ruffle sleeves and handy little pockets. I love the boxy fit and how it would be airy enough for hotter days but cover the skin on those breezier ones!

  7. Little Cotton Clothes, 'Jessica Dress- Daisy Floral Blue' £35 (£24 in the sale at the mo!)- Yes, that green dress would be on here but man that flew off the shelf, my stumpy fingers didn't get there quick enough. But boy, Little Cotton Clothes get it so right every time. Timeless, floral, detailed patterns whilst looking super effortless. The dream. This Jessica dress is gorgeous, ditsy blue floral is the way to my heart and that tie back detail is just super scrummy! I would dress this down with some little white canvas pumps. and maybe some bows from Her Little Bows.

  8. Shadow and Ghost, 'Liberty of London Print Sleeveless Girls Dress-mustard summer bloom', £38 - Shadow and Ghost have just launched their new website, click on their link to have a look! This dress is such a classic cut, done so well. The button back on this is beautiful, I would tie up Nola's hair to really show it off. I have always loved this fabric, Nola had a dress made from this when she was tiny. the cut of this dress would look great with a long sleeved top underneath it too, or even a little collared top - so cute!

Although none of my links are aff links, this week we were gifted a few items. I most certainly do not feature products just because they are gifted, they must be loved. In all cases (bar Little Shy who gifted the set a while back for in return for product photography) the item has been offered after I have requested a stock image or stock check, I had already decided to use them. Equally, I wouldn't not feature a product that wasn't gifted. I love doing product photography and when asked I am often more than happy to accept items we would love in return for a photoshoot. Anyway, Here are some crummy images of Nola in some of the items featured in the blog.