Jessica Dickinson of the beautiful children’s lifestyle blog Blake Acres shares her love of classic children’s wear labels and features American brand, Oaks of Acorn on the Junior Style blog. Jessica and her Boston-based family share their adventures both near and far. Be sure to follow her on Instagram @blakeacres
In the depths of a New England winter, Elise and Mila were enchanted by a tropical oasis not far from home. A secret garden welcomed us with blooming Camellias and pink flowering vines. For these wild things, a game of hide-and-seek in the greenhouse was a welcome activity for this otherwise cold and snowy February day. On this day, we couldn’t imagine ourselves anywhere else. Together, mother and child, letting loose and having fun where we felt at home.
It was no surprise to me that the beautifully crafted children’s wear brand, Oaks of Acorn, shares similar sentiments to motherhood and raising our ‘wild things.’ I echo their belief that children should be given the freedom to exercise imagination without constraints. It is this view that led Oaks of Acorn founders, Winnie, Bezanne and Dilys to embark on the creation of this inventive and stylish brand. Now mothers themselves, this trio of talent from Parsons School of Design brings modern styling and fun patterns to the garments they produce.
Interesting textures abound at the greenhouse while the same is true of Oaks of Acorn’s collection, full of playful fabrics and prints. Between gathered bell sleeves on the Charcoal Checks Gobi Tunic and the contrasting pocket of the Midnight Camo Tartan Pinafore, delightful details give these pieces personality and charm.
While spring may not quite feel within reach, we’re happy to visit our local greenhouses and nurseries where the goal is never to leave empty handed. With a newly adopted Camellia, we’ll be growing our own ‘wild thing’ in a vintage pot that promises to be decorated by little hands very soon. And perhaps, while the snow continues to fall outside, we can imagine ourselves surrounded by blooms and the sunshine.
Clothing: Shop Oaks of Acorn here.
Elise’s turtleneck: Babe & Tess
Hair bows: Wunderkin Co
Elise’s shoes: Pepe
Mila’s shoes: Pepe
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