H&M Mouse Slippers (sizes 7-7.5 8.5-9 10-11 11-12.5 13-1)
Love the Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse ballet flats? You’re going to love these! With more than a nod to their Marc cousins, these high street cuties are at the top of Tabitha’s Christmas list (she just doesn’t know it yet). Love the shimmery silver, the chic Mary Jane style elasticated strap, and the cosy lininig (nice touch). A great gift/stocking filler. Super-cute.
Gap Jersey Dot Print Dress 0-24 months)
This is just such a useful dress (but obviously cute too – just being useful is not enough to make it onto Little Spree!). I bought it for Tabs a while ago (even though she’ll be three in January, she is tiny, so can still fit baby sizes – plus I only like short dresses on her) and she lives in it. It’s the perfect ‘chuck on and go’ dress for nursery. Other things to love about it: the tiny dots are navy (yep, it’s the grey and navy magic combination), the sweet little puff sleeeves, it’s 100% cotton, and so easy to wash… Think that’s enough to be getting on with. But hurry up, it’s selling out!
Little White Company Henley Jersey Pyjamas (12 months-8 years)
I always buy Tabs and Marlow’s pyjamas from The White Company. I love the quality, and that they are always pretty classic. I particularly love these ‘long john’ style ones because they are are cosy, skinny fit and don’t have the drafty wide legs (hate those). The elbow patches are a great added detail too. And of course, I’m all over the fact that they are navy and white striped!
Topshop Mini Battenburg Jumper (3-18 months)
Is this the coolest jumper ever? And the name just makes me love it that little bit more (although, I must confess, battenburg is not my cake of choice…). Ok, so it might be 100% acrylic (ouch), but who cares when it looks this cute? Just chuck a long sleeved body underneath! I’m so buying one for Tabs. And possibly one for me too (yes, it comes in non-mini size too!).
Next Star Print Top (3 months-6 years)
I bought this blouse for Tabs back in July, and she wears it at least once or twice a week, week in, week out. I got it when we were on holiday in Cornwall (on a rainy day – Next and M&S were the only shops within a ten mile radious that didn’t just sell Cornish pasties), and my friend Kerry also bought one for her baby daughter, Zeffie at the same time. The two girls looked so cute wearing their matching blouses. Anyway, the (lovely) holiday is now a distant memory, but the top lives on! It washes brilliantly, doesn’t need ironing and reliably always looks great with a skinny jeans/cords & cardigan combo. It’s definitely been one of those unexpected ‘hits’, which are always so hard to predict. Love it.
Cos Checked Flannel Shirt (1-8 years)
I always love a checked shirt, but I particularly love the ones Cos do for boys because they are just a little more refined than your average ‘lumberjack’ style. Marlow has one that is identical in style to this one, just different colours, that he has lived in. I posted it back in April actually. I love that it is collarless (a little bit different, and somehow, more modern), and that the shape is loose. It’s also super-soft cotton flannel. I like Marlow’s best when he wears it with his pale grey skinny jeans. Sometimes with a cashmere cardigan over the top. Anyway, I will be buying him this one as a replacement (loving these colours…). Another thing (there are many) that I love about Cos is that they tend to stock the same pieces for quite a long time. So when I find favourites, I tend to repeat-buy and buy them for gifts too.