last little spree of the year!

31 December 2012


Stella McCartney Kids Charcoal Polka Dot Dress (2-12 years)
I’ve had my eye on this dress for a while now (I actually first spotted it on Pinterest), and low and behold, it’s now half price in the sale! A result indeed. It’s my favourite combo of cool and cute (loving those patch pockets!). And I thought it was only fitting to end the year with a fantastic sale bargain. Stella Kids is always on my radar as you know, but it’s also very much on my boyfriend’s when he looks at the bank statements, so I really just limit my purchases to sale time. I am definitely buying this dress for Tabitha. Oh, and always remember to size up with Stella – her kids’ things tend to come up small in my experience (and I almost always size down for Tabs in every other label).
£30.00 (was £60.00)  alexandalexa.com 

ps: I would also like to thank you all so much for your support throughout 2012. Little Spree (which I started in January 2012) simply wouldn’t exist without you (well it might, but that would be a bit sad really wouldn’t it?), and I always love to hear your thoughts and feedback (both via the Little Spree email and the ‘comments’ on the site – I really love it when you comment!). And please spread the word (the more the merrier as they say)! I will of course, continue in my search for the most stylish things for the best prices (so even January sprees can be relatively guilt-free..), and promise to share them with you all. Happy New Year to you and your (ever stylish) little ones! xx

beautiful (bargain) blankets

29 December 2012

H&M 2 Pack Baby Blankets
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I love H&M Home! They have the best stuff, and the prices are incredible. I always find great things there, and now I’m obsessed with their increasing collection of baby/kids things. How cool are these? They are officially baby blankets, but you could use them as muslins, or to cover the top end of the cot mattress (a tip I learnt from my maternity nurse – so you don’t have to change and wash the sheet if baby (or babies in my case) are sick or dribble a lot…). And how chic would one of these look in the cot? I would just be happy to have these ‘around’ (if I had babies around that is). And they’re in the sale!
£4.00 (were £6.99)  hm.com 

pretty ballerina

28 December 2012

Monsoon Snow Queen Dress Up Set (3-8 years)
I’ve bought this for Tabitha as one of her birthday presents (for 4th January). It’s so cute! Definitely a pretty tasteful dressing-up option (and they even throw in a tiara). My plan is to add her Little White Company striped knitted tights, but whether she will agree to that remains to be seen. I’ll let you know! In the meantime I’m seeing A LOT of her (very pink!) Christmas ‘princess’ dress from Father Christmas, but the less said about that the better…
£18.00  monsoon.co.uk 

pom pom

20 December 2012

La Redoute Knitted Hooded Jacket (newborn-2 years)
This is such a great example of a classic French baby jacket. The ribbing, the pointed hood, the pom pom tassle… You can always spot the details. It’s just so chic. And so cosy and warm (check out the toasty sheepskin lining…). I love the chocolate brown and the sweet toggle buttons too. I found little cardigan/jackets (yes it’s a jardigan!) like this so handy when Tabarlow were babies. This is definitely one of the nicest ones I’ve seen. Would make a lovely gift (and a great price too).
£21.00 laredoute.co.uk 

yes it’s another grey jumper…

19 December 2012

Cos Melange Knit Jumper (1-8 years)
I know, I know, another grey jumper! But I love them! I have dozens myself, and I always dress Marlow (and Tabs) in them too. This Cos one has a subtle multi-coloured thread running through it, which makes it a little different from your average grey jumper… I also love that it is quite a loose weave, and feels a bit slouchy (saw it in the store the other day). Perfect for a boy or girl. Love.
£27.00  cosstores.com 

pop-up

18 December 2012

Little Ella James Wooden Pop-Up Toaster
Who knew toast could be so cute? Such a sweet gift for a toddler/little girl (and by far the most stylish toy toaster I have seen to date). It’s wooden, and the toast actually pops up!
£8.75  notonthehighstreet.com