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!

little spree loves…

Louis Louise. Julie Meiler’s fabulous french label has become the go-to for eclectic-cool and comfort. Sourcing fabrics from as far flung isles as India the brand fuses time-honored techniques with modern silhouettes for a unique aesthetic that is simple yet super stylish. We are obsessed with the ‘Vogue’ bikini. Prices start from £9.00.

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.