Elise is about to start school five days a week and I'm trying to savor every last moment with her before the bustle of fall begins. We took a trip to Ipswich in search of a pair of these Royal Horticultural Society Hunter boots for moi. I'm a bit of a want to be gardener even though I've managed to kill even the most hearty of succulents and I do appreciate a good flower show (husband makes fun of this on a regular basis but there is NOTHING wrong with it!) so these boots were calling my name, naturally.
This town is too cute. A short distance past the town center there is a darling river walk where we sat down for a picnic. It wasn't too hot thankfully so we were able to pull out some of the girls' early fall pieces. Where do I start?
When I first came across The Tame Fox I immediately began to fill my shopping cart with goodies from their website including Elise's ivory blouse. The pieces are handmade to order in Alaska and the love that goes into each piece is apparent in every detail. This top is stunning. It is fully lined and charming cap sleeves are adorned with the perfect amount of gathering.
Now travel back to New England for the birthplace of Misha and Puff, designer of Mila's merino hand dyed romper. This is an essential three season piece and she'll be wearing it well into spring. I've been in love with this brand for a few years now when I first saw it appear in select stores around Boston. Minikin has a great selection of these pieces and as I've said before, they are always a pleasure to purchase from.
Flower shows aside, I have a weakness for Scandinavian design. I even once planned a vacation around it (more about that on another day). This part of the world can do no wrong in my eyes when it comes to clean design and environmental awareness. The union of these two elements encompasses the brand Fabulous Goose, maker of the softest fleece blankets which also happen to meet the strictest requirements for quality. This blanket is made from GOTS certified organic cotton and feels like velvet.