Mini Boden Knitted Jacket (0-3 years)
I have loved this cardigan since I first clapped eyes on it (months ago now), so I have no idea why I have left it so long to share. Anyway, it’s a cute as a button. I love the little ears (sometimes that can be over-kill, but not when it’s done right like this). And not only does this knitted jacket look adorable, but it’s so practical (double-breasted, hooded, knitted all = warm!), and well, useful. It also comes in duck-egg blue and navy, which I equally love. It would make a great baby gift too. But like everything I seem to like at Mini Boden at the moment, it’s selling out first, so get your skates on!
£16.80-£18.20 (was £24.00-£26.00) boden.co.uk
Cyrllius Baby Cotton Crew Neck Jumper (1 month-2 years)
Such a sweet jumper. I also love this moss green waffle knit baby jumper from The White Company, and it’s currently 50% off in the sale, which makes me love it all the more!
ps: thank you to all the Little Spree mums who came along to the babyGap event today. It was so much fun! I think at the last count, I’d styled a total of 28 babies.!! And rather gorgeous they all looked too.
Monsoon Baby Fox Mittens (0-3 years)
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been on the hunt for some cute mittens now that the weather has made it pretty much impossible to leave the house without a pair. I found these sweet fox ones in Monsoon. I love that they like they could have been knitted by somebody’s granny…
Gap Cable Knit One-Piece (0-24 months)
Now I love (ok, am obsessed with) cable-knit jumpers at the moment, and this cable kit romper is taking things to a whole new level. It’s so sweet. I love the idea of a chunky-knit onesie, and I love that it’s cream. Super-cosy. I also love this style of cardigan. Perfect for boys and girls; this ‘garter stitch’ is always so chic and stylish, plus it’s really chunky and warm. Tabitha and Marlow both had (and still wear) a very similar version, (but with hoods) from Gap last Winter, and they wore them constantly (they multi-task as cardigans and cosy jackets). They are so warm! Here are some more of my favourite pieces from the current babyGap collection… This floral sprig printed blouse (I just bought it for a friend’s baby – it’s so sweet); this fur trimmed flapper hat; this super-chic little camel coat; these plaid trousers, this star print corduroy romper (also bought for the same friend’s baby, and also super-cute); this colourblack cardigan; this marl grey hoodie and this plaid dress. As you probably know by now, I am taking part in a really exciting all-day event with babyGap on Friday at their flagship store at 376-384 Oxford Street (the one near Selfridges – don’t go to the wrong one!). I will be there all day with my friend and fashion photographer, Jane Mcleish-Kelsey, styling a really cool Holiday photo shoot with babies aged between 0-24 months (including yours hopefully!). I would love to meet you (and your gorgeous little ones of course), so please come along and join us (from 10.00am-6.00pm). As well as the photo shoot, there will also be a free monogramming service (I am completely obsessed with monogramming – my handbag collection is testament to this), and a chance to win £500 shopping spree for your little one. And here’s the most exciting bit… There is a chance for FIVE lucky Little Spree readers to win a guaranteed place in the queue for the photo shoot, and to be entered into a special prize draw to win a £150 shopping spree at babyGap, with me at the store at a later date, where I will help you put together a gorgeous mini capsule wardrobe for your baby. All you need to do is RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on Wednesday (27th) for a chance to win. Five winners will be picked at random, and emailed directly by Gap. Then the winner of the prize draw will be announced here on Monday 2nd December. For full terms and conditions please click here. Good luck! See you on Friday…
£19.95 SHOP NOW
John Lewis Sequin Dress (2-12 years)
I love a sequin (always in moderation of course), and so does my daughter. I have noticed that the high street is awash with gorgeous sequinned dresses, perfect for the Christmas party season, but also perfect for any other time too… I have hand-picked my favourites (Including this fab navy and gold one from John Lewis), which includes a couple of really low-key, un-blingy options for the sequin-phobic (if there indeed, is such a person?)… This Mini Boden dress (I love the combination of this particular shade of pink and the gold sequins – it has a bit of a Marni vibe about it…); this ilovegorgeous gold sequinned dress (full-on and fabulous!) and this one (just divine): loving the casual, everyday sparkles on this navy one from Zara; this classic ballerina style from Ted Baker; and this baby version; and this Little White Company dress (Tabs already has it).
£22.00-£24.00 SHOP NOW
ps: all the details on how to enter the babyGap prize draw will be in tomorrow’s post. You don’t want to miss it!
pps: if you have a daughter who is OBSESSED with Hello Kitty (as I do), and try (as I do) to steer her away from the scary (and invariably, pink) branded clothing, I have a little find that that may just be of interest to you… This t-shirt from M&S is as tasteful as Hello Kitty comes, and I actually think it’s rather cute (and yes, it really is navy!). I bought it for Tabs, and of course, she LOVES it, and I don’t hate it. Result! I like it best worn with navy and white striped leggings, cream cable knit cardigan and her trusty Boden suede boots. And everyone is happy.
Cyrillus Baby Cable Knit Hat (45cm-53cm)
For babies it’s great to have this style of hat with the ties that do up under the chin so that it (ideally) stays in place. This is one of the chic-est ones I’ve seen. I also like this grey and navy striped one, also from Cyrillus; this navy cable knit one from BHS; this trapper-style hat from The Little White Company; For something a bit more fun, I really love this Gap one. I saw it in store last week, and it’s so cute. And I always love a bobble or a pom-pom!
£25.00 SHOP NOW
Cos A-line Velvet Dress (1-8 years)
I have at least three velvet dresses like this in my wardrobe (including one from Cos actually). So it makes perfect sense that Tabitha should have one too, right? I just love the simplicity of it (and it would look so cute with silver/grey stripy tights if you want to pimp it up a little). And let’s face it, it’s probably more age appropriate for a three year old (not that that’s ever put me off before…).
£35.00 SHOP NOW
ps: I couldn’t help noticing that one of my most treasured Marlow purchases is still available on the Cos website. This grey cashmere cardigan is well into its second year, and still looks as good as new, and is so warm and cosy. I’ve just got it out again now that the temperature has plummeted. And I love it just as much as I did last Winter. I’m very tempted to buy another one in a larger size for next Winter…
Benetton Cable Knit Sweater (1-14 years)
It’s all about the cosy, chunky (and preferably cable knit) jumpers at the moment. I absolutely love this Benetton one – such a great colour. Here are a few more favourites that I also discovered on my travels… I’m actually obsessed with this navy Joules one (how great is it?): this Gap one; this Mango one (love the buttons on the shoulder); this M&S one is fab too. I’m clearly having ‘an anchor moment’…
£24.90 SHOP NOW
ps: while we’re on the subject of cable knits, I just bought this cream cardigan from The Little White Company for Tabs. It’s the perfect ‘go with everything’ cardigan. She’s wearing it today over her Zara red gingham dress.
pps: literally just seen this navy cable knit from Howick. Another one to add to my ever-growing shopping list…
Trotters Mary Jane Pre-Walkers (sizes 17-19)
Could these be the cutest/chic-est baby girls’ shoes ever? So simple and stylish, and silver goes with everything, particularly my favourite palette of grey, navy and dusky pink. And this Mary Jane style is such a design classic, it never dates. Love! I also love these, and these gold ones for toddler girls from Gap.
£24.99 SHOP NOW
ps: Boden has 22% off at the moment to celebrate their 22nd anniversary. Only until Thursday night though, so you’d better get on it…
H&M Long Sleeved T-shirt (1-10 years)
As you know, I’m not normally a fan of ‘gimmicky’ clothes, but I just couldn’t resist this cute (technical term: trompe l’oeil) t-shirt. Perfect for a bit of tongue-in-cheek chic on special occasions…
£5.99 SHOP NOW
ps: this little number is rather cute too…
pps: If you have a baby aged between 0-24 months, and live in the London area (or feel like a trip to London?), come and see me at the Gap flagship store on Oxford Street for an exciting Baby Gap/Little Spree event on Friday 29th November. I will the there all day, and would love to meet you (and your gorgeous little ones!). That’s all I’m allowed to tell you at the moment, but all the (exciting) details will be revealed nearer the time, so watch this space… It’s going to be fun!
Mini Boden Big Bow Party Dress (0-3 years)
This cute dress definitely has a whiff of Marc by Marc Jacobs about it – the big bow, the bold stripes, the A-line shape… And I love the colour combination. Just layer a long-sleeved tee under, and add navy knitted tights. So sweet.
£24.00-£26.00 SHOP NOW
ps: I have had a little tip-off about a amazing Miller clearance sale (one of my absolute favourite brands, although not necessarily one that I would class as ‘high street’, so usually one reserved for sale times). There are some fantastic bargains (including this dress that I posted a while back, and that Tabs is wearing today), so make sure you check it out. I’ve just placed a rather large order…
Autograph Pure Cashmere Cable Knit Jumper (12 months-6 years)
I have been buying the M&S mens’ cashmere jumpers (the plain crew neck in navy, charcoal and black) for myself for years, and I swear by them. Now I have turned my attention to the boys’ ones. And it seems that I have struck gold! How great is this cable knit? And it’s navy with a crew neck! And an incredible price for pure cashmere! It also come in a gorgeous burgundy (loving a bit of burgundy for boys at the moment – a stylish/less brash alternative to red, and looks great with navy and grey). It’s machine washable too. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it comes ribbon-wrapped in a chic box, so would also make a fabulous (and I’m quite certain, enthusiastically received, by the parents anyway) present.
£33.00-£35.00 SHOP NOW
ps: I’ve just ordered one for Marlow. Thought I’d better make sure I get my hands on one before the stampede…
Zara Tweed Coat With Detachable Fur Collar (9-36 months)
This is the cutest coat ever. I love everything about it, from the tweed, to the double breasted style to the detachable fur collar (two coats in one). I also love this one (Tabitha had a very similar grey version from Zara the Winter before last); and this one, which is very similar, but for girls older than 36 months. This is a really sweet little coat from Mothercare; and how cool is this shaggy fake fur one from Mango (and such a practical colour!). And finally this super-chic one from Cos for a splash of colour.
£32.99 SHOP NOW
ps: just seen this neon pink tweed coat with a fur collar on the John Lewis website. It’s from the Somerset collection by Alice Temperley. I have actually seen it in the flesh, and it’s so lovely (I don’t think the John Lewis still-life pics ever do the products justice I have to say).
pps: navy pea coats still leap off the screen/rail/page whenever I see one, and I still feel compelled to share. So after spotting this great cord one (love the fur collar – lots of them around at the moment), how could I not share?
Gap Star Bow Blouse (0-24 months)
Such a pretty, but simple blouse (love the tiny star print, and the bow detail). Perfect with skinny jeans/cords. Add a muted colour knit, such as this cardigan from Cyrllius, for extra warmth when needed (today!!).
£12.95 SHOP NOW
ps: a date for your diary: Friday 29th November. If you are in London, come and see me at the Gap flagship store on Oxford Street, where I will be working on a special in-store Baby Gap event. I will give you all the details a little nearer the time. It’s exciting!
pps: I actually popped into my local Gap this afternoon, and noticed that there is currently 30% off on all kids’ outerwear. I picked up this super-cosy puffa coat for Marlow – his navy pea is no longer cutting it now the chill has set in…
Alice a Paris Newborn Mittens (6-18 months)
I just love these.
£29.00 BUY NOW
No Added Sugar Hollyhock Plaid Dress (3 months-3 years)
As you have probably noticed by now, plaid is a huge trend this Autumn/Winter, from shirts, to coats to accessories. Personally I always love a plaid dress, and they don’t come much cuter than this one. I particularly love the colour combinations, and the vintage-inspired feel. And of course, the sweet Peter Pan collar (we might be over them for us, but they will always be adorable on little girls as far as I’m concerned). Love.
£57.00 BUY NOW
ps: and while we’re on the subject, how great is this Zara coat?
Alice à Paris Wool Beannie Hat (6 months-10 years)
Simple, stylish (love this garter stitch), navy, French…
£17.00 BUY NOW
Mothercare Herringbone Tweed Duffle Coat (3 months-3 years)
This is the first time I have ever posted something twice, but I felt it had to be done. I posted this exact duffle coat on 7th February 2012! I also mentioned it in a post a few weeks ago, as one of my favourite ever buys. It was Marlow’s first proper Winter coat, and I absolutely loved it on him. And yes, this is the one that everyone thought was from Caramel! It looks really expensive (and is anything but), and is really warm and cosy (thanks so the borg fleece lining); has the all-important zip and buttons combo; and unlike many baby duffle coats, it’s not stiff and hard to get on (I found so many to be so cardboard-y that unless your child happened to be double-joointed they were virtually impossible to get on…). So I am sharing it for the second time around because it’s just such a brilliant find.
£26.00 BUY NOW
Marks & Spencer Corduroy Spotted Dress & Tights Outfit (3-24 months)
If someone had shown me this dress and asked me to guess where it was from, I’m not sure even my trained eye would have guessed M&S. Totally adorable. And normally pre-styled outfits/looks make me really tense (I usually only like one piece, but hate the rest, which then puts me off buying it completely. Plus obviously being a Fashion Editor makes me a total control freak when it comes to styling outfits), but these tights are equally adorable. Would make a great present. And an amazing price! Amen to that.
£18.00 BUY NOW
Cocoon Baby Girl’s Tunic & Leggings Set (1 month-2 years)
How chic is this little number? Loving that lace Peter Pan collar. And the tunic-style jumper is long, so perfect for keeping out the chill. It also has buttons down the back, so super-easy to get on and off. And it’s no easy task finding a ‘look’ for £21.00 either! Love.
£21.00 BUY NOW