We’ve recently been sent a beautiful coat from Spanish childrenswear brand La Coqueta for Holly to try out. La Coqueta was set up in 2013 by a mum of five with the aim of promoting Spanish design and creativity to the English market.
Browsing their website you can’t help but be awed by the beautiful traditional pieces with a contemporary twist – empire line dresses with delicate floral prints, dungaree skirts with frilly straps and mother of pearl buttons and patent Mary Janes are just some of the items you will find for girls. Plus the sizes go up to ten years, which is such a refreshing change to me as often at Holly’s age the clothing is not always suitable and I feel too old, so it’s nice to find clothing that celebrates children being children.
I decided to choose a smart coat for Holly as I felt it would get lots of use and be great for this time of year. We were sent the wool Navy Arrieta Coat which is fully lined and finished with a Peter Pan collar and I absolutely love it. It’s great for on a weekend when we are going out and Holly needs something apart from the usual school coat or hoody, this really completes an outfit and gives it a sophisticated finish.
Holly absolutely loves this coat and wears it most weekends. It’s comfortable and warm, even in the current weather, and she pairs it with her favourite smart ankle boots and looks really smart. The coat is £89 which is not the cheapest for a child’s coat however she has more than got her wear out of it already and, despite many outings, it shows no sign of wear and tear at all and is still as beautiful as when it first arrived.
You can find the La Coqueta website here to have a look at their beautiful pieces – they do boys clothes as well as girls – or if you are in London you can visit one of the their three stores in Hampstead, Notting Hill and Battersea.
*We were sent this piece free of charge however all opinions are my own.