mothercare & tusk

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Mothercare Tusk Branch Shelf, £29.99

Tusk is a charity that we really believe in. All three of our kids LOVE animals, and have a pretty impressive collective knowledge of them (although not necessarily when the cameras are rolling, but more of that later…). Tusk supports the conservation of wildlife, sustainable development and education in Africa. Mothercare is working together with them to help save endangered animals. Which can only be a good thing can’t it? So when we saw the Tusk and Mothercare collaboration at the Mothercare press day back in November, we couldn’t wait to share it with you. The prices, are (as you would imagine from Mothercare) fantastic, and there are some really sweet pieces. And the best bit is that 4% of all the sales goes directly to Tusk. So these are almost guilt-free purchases!
We love this branch shelf! And who says it has to go in a child’s room anyway? It would look great in any room… We also like the teepee; this cushion; these wall stickers; and this duvet set.

Oh yes, and if you fancy a laugh, watch this! Mothercare asked all three of our kids to take part in this little film about conservation. Bailey and Tabitha actually didn’t make the final cut, and Marlow went a little ‘off piste’ (he was talking about the leopard print lining of his favourite Bellerose coat), but it’s pretty sweet. But the little boy who talks about the gorillas is so cute, and totally steals the show as far as we’re concerned. It make us laugh every time!

Sarah & Nicky xx

buy now, wear later…

Girls Sandals

1. Pom D’Api Velcro Strap Sandals, £38.40 (were £48.00)
2. Pom D’Api Rose Gold Sandals, £49.60 (were £62.00)
3. Pom D’Api Leopard Print Sandals, £48.00 (were £60.00)
4. Pom D’Api Bronze Glitter Sandals, £44.00 (were £55.00)
5. Pom D’Api Strap Sandals, £41.60 (were £52.00)
6. Molo Animal Print Sandals, £32.00 (were £40.00)

Alex and Alexa still have 20% off a huge selection of shoes. This is our edit for girls. Definitely more of a ‘buy now stash for later’ situation (I’m currently looking out of my window at sheeting rain as I write this…), but we love a bit of delayed gratification shopping sometimes.

Sarah & Nicky xx

mama spree: quilted & belted

MS White Jeans

1. J.Crew Linen Tee, £23.00 (was £39.50)
2. Mango Tassel Earrings, £9.99
3. Topshop Quilted Denim Jacket, £65.00
4. Mango Cropped Skinny Jeans, £34.99
5. Isabel Marant Studded Shearling Lined Moccasins, £325.00

We are all over this quilted, belted Topshop jacket. Perfect for Spring. We’ve also been eying up this one from Urban Renewal. Hmm. Decisions decisions…

Sarah & Nicky xx

ps: we will be sending out the exclusive Little Spree totes to the 25 winners of the ‘introduce a friend to Little Spree’ competition next week. Don’t forget to give the second one to your friend!

easter chic

Easter Outfits

1. Easter Bunny Glasses, £4.00
2. Stella McCartney Kids Jumper With Bunny Back, £60.00
3. Gap Bunny Sleep Set, £14.95
4. Little Cloud Liberty Print Cushion, £28.00
5. Maileg Baby Boy & Girl, £26.00

Easter Egg Hunt

1. Meri Meri Easter Cupcake Kit, £12.50
2. Easter Egg Hunt Sack, £6.00
3. Little Lulubel Bunny Ears Hats, £7.95
4. Pat The Bunny, £6.58
5. M&S Easter Egg Signs (set of six), £6.00

Easter is just around the corner, so we are sharing out favourite festive finds. This was a hard edit – there are just so many cute things around. Here are some more that we couldn’t squeeze into the pictures… The White Company dress up set; The White Company Easter garland; Meri Meri Easter garland kit; this Easter bunny bag; these personalised Easter egg bags; this Maileg set of bunny decorations (I have these from last Easter and have kept them on display all year round – they look so sweet); this Easter egg hunt bunny bag; these Easter decorations (if you follow us on Instagram, you will have seen me posting them from Petersham Nurseries last week); this personalised card (if you are an Easter card sender – I’m, but Nicky is); and this Stella McCartney jumper is a navy version of the above one, but on sale if you’re looking for a slightly less guilty purchase.

Sarah & Nicky xx

ps: Pat The Bunny is celebrating its 75th anniversary (we went along to the the Bonpoint event in Harrods on Saturday). It’s the sweetest book for babies. And it’s Julia Restoin Roitfeld’s favourite book to read to her daughter, Romy. Super-chic.

shoe bargains

Hi Tops

1. 10 IS Navy Leather Hi-Tops, £35.00 (were £70.00)
2. 10 IS Blue & Burgundy Suede Hi-Tops, £35.50 (were £71.00)
3. Nylon & Suede Retro Trainers, £37.60 (were £47.00)
4. 10 IS Silver Velcro Trainers, £34.80 (were £69.50)
5. 10 IS Leapard Print Hi-Tops, £34.80 (were £69.50)
6. 10 IS Blue Canvas Velcro Trainers, £29.60 (were £37.00)

Alex and Alexa have some great reductions on shoes at the moment, so we’ve done a quick edit for you. These are some of our favourite trainers and hi-tops for boys…

Sarah & Nicky xx

colour combinations…

Girl Desert Boot

1. Verity Jones Large Hair Clip, £5.00
2. Next Cardigan, £8.50-£9.50
3. Next Collar Dress, £11.00-£12.00
4. Pepe Desert Boots, £108.00

When was the last time you took at look at Next kids clothes? We’re guessing probably not for a while? I’ve been finding the odd gem every so often since the launch of Little Spree, but recently we have been finding quite a few… Love the colour combination of this dress and (ginger, apparently) cardigan. Certain colours always look expensive, and these two are perfect examples. And there are plenty more where these (finds) came from…

Sarah xx

mama spree: introducing the little spree tote!

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We are so excited by the arrival of our very own Little Spree baby – the Little Spree tote. We wanted to design a stylish and practical tote bag (made from lovely soft, organic cotton) that we would both want to use, every day. So we did! It’s neutral so won’t clash with any of our/your Mama Spree outfits, or your regular handbag if you’re using it as that all-important ‘overspill’ bag. And this is it! It’s a one-off, hand-painted design, and we absolutely love it. We really hope you do too. We have 50 to give away to the first 25 people to email us. All you need to do it ‘introduce a friend’ to Little Spree. Easy-peasy. So get a friend to subscribe to our daily email updates (we’re assuming that you already get them, but if you don’t, you can just subscribe at the same time), then email us with your address, and we will send you two tote bags (one for you, one for your friend). Good luck!

Sarah & Nicky xx

mama spree: totally tonal

MS Tassle Top

1. Next Folk Tunic, £45.00
2. Topshop Wool Blend Boyfriend Coat, £89.00
3. Isabel Marant Canvas Wide Leg Pants, £275.00
4. Topshop Metallic Sandals, £46.00

Who says white and cream are only for the Summer months? Not us. Who says pale colours are unflattering and unforgiving? Not us. We love a tonal look, and this one is cool and wearable (even in March). And can we just discuss these sandals? Do they feel a little, um, ‘familiar’?

Sarah & Nicky xx

ps: we love this Next top so much, we are tempted to get the navy version too….

pps: don’t miss our extra Saturday Mama Spree tomorrow, where we will be sharing the details of how to win one of our super-stylish, exclusive Little Spree totes. You know you’ll want one!

boden blog: what we wore…

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Boden kids

Marlow
1. Washed T-Shirt, £8.00-£10.00
2. Slim Fit Jeans,£22.00-£26.00
3. Suede Boots, £30.40-£33.60

Tabitha
1. Fabric Necklace, £10.00
2. Stripey Boat Neck, £12.00-£14.00
3. Pretty Dungarees, £30.00-£35.00

Bailey
1. Guernsey Jumper, £28.00-£32.00
2. Slim Fit Jeans, £22.00-£26.00
3. Canvas Pull-Ons, £22.00-£26.00

We were hugely flattered to be asked by Boden to be included in their ‘Boden Diaries’ ‘The New Mother’s Day Wishlist’ feature on their blog. We were asked to choose our favourite pieces (for us and the kids) for Mother’s Day. Where to start? We tried on a LOT of clothes (um, that pile of boxes was mine!! Sarah). If you haven’t already seen the results, check it out here. This is what they wore (above), and this is what we wore (well our two favourite looks anyway):

Sarah: cashmere crewneck sweater, printed skinny jeans, sunglasses, and Lille lace-up flats.

Nicky: cashmere crewneck sweater and lace skirt

Sarah & Nicky xx

storage style

baskets

1. Liv Interior Wicker Stacking Baskets (set of two), £28.00
2. M&S Round Weave Baskets (set of two), £55.00
3. Laura Ashley Oval Kubu Baskets (set of two), £70.00

Toy Storage

1. John Lewis Brooklyn Wheeled Metal Basket, £55.00 (available online from 1st April)
2. Oliver Bonas Decorative Storage Suitcases, from £30.00
3. Les Jouets Libres Wooden Cart, £78.00

We like the same shoes, jackets, old-lady Victorian nightdresses (oversharing??),  but when it comes to storage, Sarah goes basket and I go cart (I already have 1st April circled for this John Lewis one). Don’t get me wrong, I like a basket. In fact I spotted these silver ones (1) at a recent press day, and loved them. So whether you are a basket or a cart these are our current favourites. What we do agree on is that stylish storage solutions are essential to our sanity, as we both have  a need for toy-free adult space at the end of the day. We also (both) like these too: John Lewis felt boxes; La cerise sur la gateau cotton storage basket; and we LOVE these Play And Go drawstring bags (don’t even get us started on the pain of stepping on a rogue piece of Lego that escaped the tidy…).

Nicky x

ps: Gap have extended their 30% (plus free delivery) online VIP discount until midnight tonight. Just enter this code at checkout: VIPGAP.

mama spree: mama-to-be

stylish maternity clothes

1. Ribbed Sweater, £15.99
2. Ribbed Sweater Dress, £32.99
3. Mens Plaid Shirt, £39.95
4. 1969 True Skinny Jeans, £44.95
5. Leather Buckle Boots, £49.99

Today is dedicated to all you stylish mamas-to-be. Here are some of our favourite pieces from Gap’s maternity collection (which we’re loving by the way). We couldn’t squeeze it in (no pun intended), but we really like this dress too.

Sarah & Nicky xx

mama spree: gaptastic mamas

Gap MS II

1. 1969 Denim Dungarees, £59.95
2. Stripe Textured Top, £19.99
3. Leather Saddle Bag, £74.95
4. Leather Ballet Flats, £34.95

Ok, so we’ve shopped for the kids, now it’s our turn. Friday is our day. Today’s Mama Spree is a head-to-toe Gap look which we are loving (a bit Kiera, a bit Jean Seberg, with a touch of Alexa thrown in for good measure…). And anyone who follows us on Instagram knows how much I (Sarah) love a dungaree (and my current favourites are black…) – they are so easy to wear, and to dress up or down. For anyone nervous of a dungaree – try them. I think you will be surprised at how flattering they actually are. I often wear mine with ballet flats (I guess to kind of ‘de-butch’ them!!) and/or some kind of Breton. And this tan saddle style bag is totally on-trend with the whole Seventies vibe that is HUGE this Summer… You might also want to re-visit these posts too before ordering… Mother’s Day StyleHow To Wear Leather Joggers and Cosy Mini. Just saying.

Sarah & Nicky xx

ps: we both bought these this week. And yep, we’re loving them too…

pps: tomorrow we have an extra Mama Spree all your ‘expectant mamas’ out there. The final instalment in our Gap ‘smash & grab’ is dedicated entirely to maternity clothes.

gaptastic

Gap baby boy

1. Bunny Beannie, £9.95
2. Lined Gingham One Piece, £19.95
3. 3-In-1 Parka, £29.95
4. Henley Bodysuit, £7.95
5. Triple-Roll Socks, £2.00

Baby Girl Gap

1. Chambray Hat, £9.95
2. Floral One-Piece, £14.95
3. Organic Cardigan, £22.95
4. Embroidered Top, £16.95
5. Espadrille Sandals, £9.95

Gap Boy

1. Crew Neck Tee, £6.76
2. Slub Tee, £8.46
3. Stripe Carpenter Jacket, £24.95
4. Denim Carpenter Shorts, £14.95
5. Canvas Sneakers, £14.95

Gap Girl

1. Chambray Panama Hat, £12.95
2. Stripe Dungarees, £19.95
3. Embroidered Top, £16.95
4. Textured Cardigan, £11.99
5. Scalloped Sandals, £12.95

So here it is. Our Gap Spring Edit (from the top: baby boy, baby girl, toddler boy and toddler girl). We know that feeling of panic you get when you get one those emails in your inbox, announcing a big discount (in this case – a whopping 30%, plus free delivery), but you just can’t face trawling through the website… So set your anxieties aside, and just shop our edit instead. Easy. After all, you know you can trust us to have found the best things! Click here to get the discount if you haven’t already got it.

Sarah & Nicky x

ps: and of course, tomorrow we’ll be bringing your a Gap Mama Spree too, so save a few pennies for your own wardrobe.

pyjamasourus

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Marks & Spencer 4 Piece Cotton Dinosaur Doodle Pyjamas, £13.00-£14.00

These are so sweet. And such amazing value! And we’re also loving these and these both from Gap. Sign up to receive the Gap discount codes here. We have edited the babies, boys, girls and womens Spring collections (so you don’t have to!). No trawling. Just click and buy. We like to make things easy for you! Starting tomorrow.

Sarah & Nicky x

it’s all about the drop-crotch trouser…

Zara boy

1. M&S Cotton Sweatshirt, £10.00-£14.00, marksandspencer.com
2. Lorus Children’s Sports Watch, £19.99, johnlewis.com
3. Zara Pleated Trousers, £19.99, zara.com
4. 10 IS Trainers, £57.37, smallable.com

We know these trousers look a bit 80’s (or Spandau Ballet as Sarah put it when I first showed them to her online) so you’ll have to trust us when we tell  you that in reality they are more of a fine linen check than flecked nylon. We have bought them for both our boys, so can also report that as well as being a great alternative to jeans they are play-friendly. Best worn  with something low key like a sweatshirt and hi-top to avoid them looking too dressed up (no skinny leather ties). We love these 10 IS trainers – don’t they make you feel like Spring is on the way?

Sarah & Nicky x

ps: the day has finally come!! And it’s certainly been a long time coming! The Boden flats have landed!! Click here to order your pair right now. And enter the code: LSSC to get your exclusive Little Spree 15% discount, plus free delivery and returns. Woohoo! This offer is only valid until midnight tonight, so don’t think about it too long!