~an adventure in music~and a little fashion~

Do you love music?
This is where I post my music. One of my great loves in life. It's something I cannot be without. Carnival is my place to post what I'm listening to. It's really a blog for me, as I have rather eclectic taste in music and don't really expect many others to be right there with me! However, I do love when someone does find something that speaks to them, as has happened. Now that makes me so happy!
And please do take a peek there, just there above, where it says 'Music and Me' to see why I do.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Nordic Kids.

One of my favourite online shops for children's clothes is Nordic Kids. I bought some things from them at the beginning of the summer and I can tell you they have been worn and worn and worn. They get comments everywhere we go. And though the prices are not cheap the brands are excellent in terms of quality. 

I think it is their bold colours, patterns and stripes that make them stand out in the crowd. 

They stock a huge range of  brands such as Katvig, Milibe, and my favourites, Plastisock. 

I've been browsing their latest range which I am delighted to see now goes up to 10 years, and with the good exchange rate in mind I'm planning the summer already!

Friday, 20 February 2009

Some Girls Wander.

The lovely Emily Martin over on Some Girls Wander has to be my absolute fashion idol. If I could only have her wardrobe I would be in heaven. I love to wander over to see what her latest outfits are. 

A recent post featured this gorgeous jacket.

And shoes. And bag...

Of course it's the way she wears it isn't it...?

Monday, 16 February 2009

Etsy Love... Dresses.

Vintage red leaf shirt waist dress $28 Shotgun Vintage.

Denim and calico princess dress with bell sleeves $75 Luluanne.

Laura Ingalls Prairie Dress $42 The Dressing Room NYC.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

How Sweet Are These?

I have a bit of an obsession with bonnets, or any hat that looks like a bonnet. I think they are just adorable on little ones.

So, I am completely enamored with these. They are from Etsy shop Soil. I can't decide which I like most, but with a certain hat-loving 5 year old boy in mind I think this first one is a clear winner.

But this sweet Apple Dumpling is a stealer too. And at just $35 each I can see some keep-sakes in the making.

This one was custom made and costs $70, but isn't it stunning?

And finally, I know a certain young lady who would adore these gorgeous leg-warmers. Aren't they so cool!
What's not to love!

Monday, 9 February 2009

Odd Molly

I'm in love...

These sweet dresses are from the Odd Molly Spring 2009 collection. I just adore them so much!

On their site they are priced at over $200 dollars, but on others like Twenga and ebay you can get them for just under. Still pricy but oh so nicy...

Saturday, 7 February 2009

A New Coat Perhaps?

Come to think of it, I could do with a new coat myself. This here is my favourite coat I own. It's a vintage wool coat originally from Arnotts in Dublin, I think from the 50's. I bought it about three years ago in Harlequin in Dublin. The problem is that with four children, the pale blue colour (which is one of the things I love most about it) is not really practical, and gets quite grubby.

So I've been looking around the web and found a couple of things I really love. This coat below is from one of my all-time favourite clothing company 
Old Town. It's their Overstrand Coat from £195, and it ticks all the boxes for me.

Another find is this roundneck coat £109 by Noli which can be found at Inis

And finally something from our own Avoca Anthology collection. I do like the button detail on this Love Coat, which is also available in red, mmm. Just note though the price difference: on the Avoca website, and therefore I presume their shop, they are priced at €289.95! while on a site such as Inis the price is a reasonable£100. And given the exchange rate at the moment that's pretty good. 

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Something To Keep Them Warm

I am adoring this sweet coat from Monsoon.

Baby Boy Victor Military Coat €36 by Monsoon, via Lisa.

More adorable vintage coats on Akubi.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

These Little Shoes.

Billy needs new shoes. I'd love something like these, a sweet reminder of a bygone era.

These little shoes are available here at J-Ray Shoes.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Marta for Vitamina

My dear friend Marta designed these clothes for the Argentinian label Vitamina. If you happen to be living in the area, they are available in the shops now!!

This divine top is a must have on my wishlist.


Monday, 2 February 2009

Baby Pantaloons.

When it comes to baby fashion, my dear friend Marta, another fashion queen in my life, is bang on the same page as me. Well, one of my pages! I seem to have a few. A while back she sent me this, and then neither of us could track the source, so if you know...

Aren't they adorable? I think they are top of my list of things to make for Billy before he gets much bigger. When I do I'll post a picture of them.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

To Begin.

I'll begin with two of my favourite style queens that I am lucky to have in my life. Meet Finn and Jeannie. I hope you'll be seeing lots of them here over the next little while!

They are what is called 'thick as thieves' whenever they meet. And being the fashionistas they are, clothes are generally top of the agenda.