October in the Virginia countryside is our favourite time of year. Autumn has just begun and the temperatures have cooled, making this the optimal time to be outdoors. In the morning, after the mist lifts off the fields, we have a bit of dew and that lovely crisp, fall air.
The children just need that extra cosy layer or two and they are good to play outside until lunchtime!
When we moved to America, I worried I might have trouble finding the European styles we love. Fortunately, the internet is full of options, but it can be difficult to find everything in on one site and buying from lots of shops (especially for multiple kids!) can be time-consuming and wasteful with excessive overseas shipping. Paris-based Melijoe is an amazing online boutique where I can order all of our favourite pieces in one go!
Melijoe not only has timeless classics from Paris and London-based brands but also some modern, delightful looks perfect for young ones to wear to school and express their fun personalities!
I love these pieces I found from Spanish brand The Animals Observatory, whose creative manifesto celebrates the wonder of childhood through their edgy designs.
My favourite piece of the collection is this fancy v-neck cardigan made of 100% wool. I make a huge effort to put my children in only natural fabrics, and I love that Melijoe has so many options!
Lucas picked out these Reebok x TAO collaboration trainers, mostly because they are his favourite colour red! They are such a cool, classic design which I remember from my own childhood.
We finished the look with a brand we’ve never tried before, a new company from Portugal called Play Up. These cotton trousers are the perfect balance between texture and comfort, perfect for running and jumping and enjoying this wonderful season. Best of all they have pockets for storing all of our autumnal treasures.
All of these brands, plus many more are just waiting to be discovered on www.melijoe.com and my order reached me within 3 days from France! I love the Magazine section of their page, which features different brands, provides trend alerts, and has lots of useful outfit inspiration (including this recent one on their selection of drool-worthy winter coats).
Wishing everyone a lovely autumn, filled with lots of seasonal inspiration!