Dyed thread tablecloth, £39.99, Zara Home
Having spent our Easter weekends in the countryside/by the sea, we have become accustomed to seeing blazes of blue: Forget-me-nots in the garden, bluebells in the woods, sparkling sea at West Wittering (one of our number went in – gradually divesting herself of encumbering garments). Here’s a little taster of our weekends – and the best of blue.
I love, love this MIH blouse – great colour, great cut – and those gorgeous sleeves.
The Gainsbourg Shirt in Flower Blue, now £62, MIH at Asos
My little girl has been very keen to have a ‘pretty jacket like Mummy’s’. Since the sun has shone, I’ve been teaming tweedy (like this one) or Isabel Marant-esque jackets – I now have my eye on this one – with my Topshop maternity jeans. (On the subject of blue, I heartily recommend these as the colour is so very Spring-like. This jacket also channels a bit of IM, would do the job perfectly – and it’s on sale.
Jacinta tile print quilted jacket, now £18, Monsoon Kids
Lace Blouse (1 1/2 to 8 years), £7.99, H&M
Mini leather shoulder bag, £65, & Other Stories
Petit leon blue scarf, £35, Becksondergaard at Atterley Road
II cannot wait to see this exhibition (til 17th September at the Tate Modern); it should be on everyone’s must list. (Come back late this week for an expert guide to introducing your children to art).
Watering the Forget-me-nots