the tale of peter rabbit (and little spree)

Peter Rabbitt Dungaree

1. Marks & Spencer 2 Piece Cotton Body & Dungarees Set, £18.00
2. Minnetonka Fringed Baby Booties, £35.00

“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter”. And one day Marks and Spencer decided that Peter Rabbit would make a very cute print for a baby bodysuit, especially when worn with soft cotton dungarees and adorable booties. The end.

navy baby

Baby Outfit

1. Pequeno Tocon Two Romper, £38.48
2. Mango Striped T-Shirt, £7.99
3. Easy Peasy Soft Booties, £27.68
4. Maileg Helen Bunny, £31.00

We love this look for a baby girl. Who says girls can’t wear navy anyway?

Sarah & Nicky xx

ps: for anyone who doesn’t follow us on Instagram, you will have missed these fab Bob & Blossom carnival lights. We can’t get enough of them!

stripes, cashmere, fringing…

baby boy mocassins

1. Kin By John Lewis Dungaree Set, £18.00
2. M&S Pure Cashmere Cardigan, £35.00
3. Anne Claire Petit Lamb Music Box, £36.45
4. Minnetonka Fringed Booties, £40.00

Generally speaking we’re not fans of the ‘set’. You know the ones – where they cleverly put an outfit together, usually for a baby, so you don’t need to worry about what goes with what? So they are well-intentioned, but generally pretty naff. We usually find it frustrating when we only like one of the pieces (as is often the case), but then feel reluctant to buy the entire outfit just to wear one thing. Maybe we just don’t like being told how to style an outfit?? Anyway, occasionally we are pleasantly surprised, and this is one of those occasions. How cute is this striped dungaree set?? If you aren’t familiar with the Kin collection by John Lewis, you should definitely check it out. And whilst we were online, we also saw and liked this dungaree set from Mini Club at Boots and this three piece outfit from M&S. Sometimes it’s good to be proven wrong.

Sarah & Nicky x

baby’s first christmas

Baby 1st Christmas

1. Topshop Mini Fairisle Knitted Jumper, £18.00
2. Mini Boden Knitted Jacket, £20.80-£22.40
3. Topshop Mini Fairisle Knitted Joggers, £18.00
4. Zara Mini Leather Booties, £22.99

You don’t have to dress your baby up in as a mini Santa/Christmas pudding/reindeer to look festive. We love this cute, cosy look. We also love this fur trapper hat and matching booties.

things that make you go aaaaaahhh….

baby gifts

1. Numero 74 Changing Mat, £28.35
2. Little Cloud Adelajda Liberty Print Cloud Mobile, £26.00
3. M&S Pure Cashmere Cardigan, £35.00
4. Oeuf Grey Rabbit Hat, £40.00
5. Mozartkugel Music Box, £49.99
6. Ugg Sheepskin Booties, £45.00

Things don’t get much cuter than this at Christmas… We’ve rounded up our absolute favourite presents for babies. After all, babies + Christmas = an excuse to buy the most adorable presents ever (like we need an excuse??)! We also love: this Gap striped all-in-one; this Little White Company sheepskin cushion; this Stella McCartney Kids bunny ears hat; this Little White Company cloud mobile; this Time Capsules kit; this Little White Company penguin; this Sebra pull-along elephant; these Samantha Holmes alpaca fur booties; this Little White Company toadstool light; and this Mini Boden knitted jacket (in oatmeal or thistle).

Sarah & Nicky x

mini mocassins

Original Pyjama Company Moccasins (sizes 18-25)
These are the perfect footwear for babies who aren’t yet walking, but are on the move (crawling and cursing, and generally getting into all sorts of mischief). They look cute (I love that these ones are completely plain – not that easy to find, believe me), are comfortable to wear, and they actually stay put. And the leather soles mean that they don’t slip. And they look so cute of course! They are also great for both boys and girls (Tabs and Marlow both wore them), and the navy will go with everything. One thing I would say though is that they only really work with dresses when worn with knitted tights, so stick to jeans/trousers when it’s too warm for tights. And when worn with trousers, make sure they are worn under trousers. It’s all about the details!
£14.99  trotters.co.uk

sheepskin ballet slippers

Babies In Sheep’s Clothing Baby Ballet Slippers (0-12 months)
Are these not the cutest things you’ve ever seen? Well, today at least? One of my lovely Little Spree followers, Jane tipped me off about them (yes, getting quite a few lately – thank you), and I was instantly smitten. I love the combination of the sheepskin and the ballet slipper (haven’t seen that before). And such pretty colours. So you know baby will be super-cosy as well as looking completely adorable. In fact, they remind me of a pair of F-Troupe ballet flats that I have (and love) with very similar criss-cross elasticated straps. I live in them. These are 100% New Zealand lambskin sheepskin, handmade, and naturally dyed. They are made just outside Christchurch on the South Island by women at home who are unable (for various reasons) to enter the traditional workplace. So another ethical purchase for you. They would make the most gorgeous gift (I have switched into full-on Christmas present buying mode now!) for any stylish babies (I can think of a few!) on your list. Love, love, love them! Thank you Jane.
£20.00  babiesinsheepsclothing.com 

moccasin magic

Polarn O. Pyret Striped Moccasins (sizes 18-23)
A friend (Emer, an ex-collegue at Glamour) bought the twins these when they were still tiny. She assured me they were the best thing ever. I thanked her, looked at them, thought they were cute, then promptly put them away in a drawer (wondering what all the fuss was about?). I then came across them in said drawer a couple of months later and dusted them off and dressed the twins in them. From that day on, they pretty much wore them every single day until they grew out of them (then I bought new pairs in larger sizes). They really were the best thing ever! They look great (and perfect for girls and boys), and they stay put (unlike most baby footwear) thanks to the cute elasticated strap. Then when Tabarlow did start crawling, then trying to walk, the leather, non-slip soles made everything safer and easier, and well, less slippery… Honestly, they were one of the best things I ever had for the twins. My sister has recently bought them for my nephew, Baby James, and she is a convert now too. As we all know, options for baby footwear are pretty limited, so these are a great solution. And another great present idea (I will be posting more and more gift ideas as we get closer the Christmas, so get ready!).
£9.60 (were £12.00)  polarnopyret.co.uk 

sheep chic

Babatude Baby Sheepskin Booty Slippers (1-3 years)
How sweet are these? They are handmade in rural New Zealand (love that!), and ethically sourced and made in the local area (love that too!). They are made from lambskin, including the soles, ensuring no slipping, even on wooden floors (and this can be a big problem with many toddler slippers). I love that the sheepskin booty has now become a bit of a classic. They would make a really lovely present, and are delivered in a white gift box with navy blue tissue, navy ribbon and a personal message. As I always say, it’s all in the details…
£25.00  babatude.com 

booty cool

Zara Home Sheepskin Booties 
I’ve been meaning to post these for weeks. I saw them them in Zara Home in Richmond (my local) and was virtually planning a third baby just to have an excuse to buy them! They are completely adorable. Baby shoes can often make me tense (and don’t even get me started on baby trainers…) – they often just look ‘wrong’ and forced somehow. Not these. I like that they are still a baby booty, but with a little more style. Cute, stylish and chic (navy and sheepskin are definitely a winning combination in my book).
£19.99  zarahome.com