Peonie & Me...x

By Renee Christel Rispin x

Thursday, 21 June 2018

How I shop for clothes for babies x





Welcome back to Peonie and Me, today I wanted to talk to you about how I find gorgeous clothes for Georgie, plus how to mix and match old with new.

Being baby no 2, he already has a wardrobe of pre-loved pieces from Henry, therefore when I purchase new styles I need them to compliment those 'vintage' separates.  I do this with a colour palette that I initially started with my first born.  Colours such as vintage whites, timeless blues, seaside greens and accents of sunshine yellow.  These colours look contemporary, therefore gave me added confidence that they wouldn't date between babies.

With key colours in mind, it makes it so much easier to outfit build, so I don't have to think too much in the mornings on what to dress the boys in.  If you have been following Peonie and Me for a while, then you will know I am pretty much obsessed with stripes.  Primarily a classic Breton blue on white because they literally go with everything.  I love mixing up the stripes and using them as a layering piece under knitted dungarees.

Next up is the quality of fabrics.  I wish I was one of those Mums, that had a nursery pile and best pile, unfortunately, I just want my boys to look their best every day.  Therefore investing in quality fabrics, ensure that they withstand the test of time.  From baby weaning puree stains to beginning to crawl in the garden mud patches, durability is key.

So with colour and quality in mind, I then have a clear idea on what I love, which makes shopping so much easier.  I have my go-to shops for great basics, fashion accents and special occasion luxury separates.  A brand that embodies these qualities is La Coqueta Kids, an independent Spanish brand of traditional clothes for babies and children, with beautiful unique designs.  From little-knitted rompers that wouldn't look amiss on one of the royal babies, to peter pan collar tops and super adorable knitted jumpers.

The gorgeous people at La Coqueta gifted me a style of my choosing and I can honestly say, I loved everything.  However, it was this little-knitted romper suit that kept drawing me in and I knew it was just perfect for Georgie.  Georgie is currently learning to crawl and loves to roll around all day.  Therefore comfort is key for him and I knew from Henry's old rompers, that they allow room for movement.

“...traditional, timeless fashion for children, that still has a chic and contemporary style...”


The romper is knitted and is super soft. Key details include little brown button fastenings and a gorgeous little cable design at the front.  I just layered it an old Zara stripe tee that used to belong to Henry and instantly the whole look just worked.  Equally, it will work with the whites, lemons and greens that Georgie already has in his wardrobe.  As La Coqueta is on the higher end of high street in terms of prices, I initially wanted to keep the romper for special occasions, however, Georgie has worn this numerous times already (the pictures are over 2 days as he was sick in between) and it has washed beautifully in the machine.  Therefore cost per wear has been amazing and it's quickly become one of my weekly go-to styles.

I love how their pieces look vintage, so paired with Henry's old and loved clothes, they really do all tell a story.

Thank you La Coqueta for this beautiful gift.  All thoughts my own and all poses Georgies x





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