Leopard Print Mary Janes
I’ve been back from holiday a week now (although it might as well be a month!), and felt like sharing my recent Autumn Boden haul for Tabitha and Marlow (we’ll get to mine another day). Many of these things had been mentally logged from the Boden press day, back in May and these adorable Mary Jane shoes were top of my list for Tabitha. They are just so perfect. I love them! They look really expensive – everything about the design of these is totally spot-on. I also bought her (and one for Marlow too) this fisherman’s raincoat (it’s also great as it starts from baby sizes), this cardigan (I bought pink (it’s a good pink) this time, but I know I will be ordering a least one other colour soon enough), and this floral print onesie for bed. A slightly random mix of pieces I know, but I love them all, and so does Tabs. For Marlow I snapped up these boots (in grey), this sweatshirt, this zip-up sweatshirt (in grey) for those in-between Autumn and Winter days, and this hoodie. So not much variation there I know, but I also know he will wear them all on rotation through the Winter months. I definitely have my eye on various other pieces for both of them, and the new baby collection is just too cute for words (even more so than usual). Don’t worry, we’ll be sharing our favourites with you soon.
ps: whilst we’re talking Boden, I was on a shoot on Friday, and the art director was wearing this denim jumpsuit (which looked amazing on her – everyone was asking where it was from). And not only did it look good, it was so lovely and soft too. Now the original price was pretty steep for Boden (I think it was £170.00 from memory?), so even though I liked it, I never bought it. But now it’s been reduced to a guilt-free £39.80! Such a great bargain. The makeup artist on the shoot ordered one online then and there! And I think I may well be next… Oh, and size up for a slouchier (cooler) fit.
pps: I know quite a few people who have been struggling to buy swimwear for little ones for August holidays, as most places have now sold out. This Boden striped, frilled swimsuit that we featured a while ago is still available in quite a few sizes. And I just snapped up these and these for Marlow last week. He had literally worn his old ones out on holiday. Turns out that natural spring pools are the not the best for one’s swimwear..
Hot on the (slightly larger) heels of the Mama Shop, the Little Shop has been re-stocked. You’ll find our Summer holiday edit – our favourite pieces for babies, boys and girls in the most gorgeous colours and prints, all perfect for the Summer months. And many of them are on sale – even better! But don’t take our word for, take a look for yourself…
Happy shopping, and happy holidays!!
Sarah & Nicky xx
Petit Bateau Cotton Striped Pyjamas (2-18 years) £28.00
We’ve been searching for our favourite boys Summer pyjamas, and this Petit Bateau pair is definitely one of our favourites. Marlow already has them, and both Tabitha and Marlow both have the long sleeved (and long legged) version (two pairs each in fact, that’s how much we love them!). They are so great -super-soft and super-comfy, and they wash so well (a dull ‘mum fact’, but true). We’re also loving this traditional M&S pair in cotton seersucker (I’ve seen them in the store and they are so lovely – SC), M&S gingham, this fun Stella McCartney and this Next set of three.
And although not necessarily the most Summery of pyjamas, this gorgeous John Lewis striped pair are straight out of a Victorian storybook, so a great ‘buy now, stash for later’ purchase.
Sarah & Nicky xx
1. Carrement Beau T-Shirt (2-12 years) £24.00 (was £30.00)
2. Mango Sunglasses £6.49 (were £12.99
3. Louis Louise Jumper (3 months-12 years) £56.31 (was £80.44)
4. Sunchild Shorts (2-12 years) £42.25 (were £52.81)
5. Zef Star Bag £35.75 (was £44.69)
6. Pepe Suede Sandals (sizes 24-34) £42.25 (were £52.81)
7. Hartford Henley T-Shirt (2-16 years) £27.79 (was £46.31)
As well as filling the gaps in their Summer wardrobe, Summer sales are also an opportunity to make a (cheap chic) start on the season ahead. For now we love these khaki green shorts and navy sandals for their classic versatility,and we’re making a start on our boys Autumn wish-lists with this Louis Louise navy jumper and these long sleeve t-shirts. Well we say Autumn, but actually long sleeve t-shirts (along with rain macs and wellies) seem to be essential Summer-wear so far. Still, we remain optimistic that short sleeve t-shirts will be required – I have bought Bailey this ukulele one from Hartford and this lovely Bellerose grey linen one. For those days where it’s chilly, then sunny, hot then chilly, sunny, rainy and chilly again, we’ll be layering them under this Babe & Tess navy sweatshirt, and for really chilly days this Hartford cosy fleece lined grey one.
Nicky & Sarah xx
1. Emile et Ida T-shirt (3 months-12 years) £16.49 (was £23.56)
2. Louis Louise crepe trousers (3-24 months) £22.75 (were £28.44)
3. Little Mary Nubuck Sandals (sizes 19-24) £44.85 (were £56.06)
Harem pant, cool t-shirt and sweet sandals: the perfect Summer toddler boy outfit. So cute, but still comfortable and practical. In fact, it’s pretty much the perfect Summer outfit for little boys of any age. Both Marlow and Bailey have versions of this outfit – for older boys, just swap in these Gazelle trousers (tried and rested by our boys) and these fisherman sandals.
Nicky & Sarah xx
ps: I always bought Bailey Pom D’api sandals when he was a toddler; I just noticed that these super cute light grey, silver and dark grey ones are all on sale. NHC
1. Maison Lebiche Later Aligator Tee (2-12 years) £22.75
2. EasyRead Time Teacher Watch £19.95
3. Boden Denim Shorts (2-12 years) £22.50-£26.50
4. Pom D’Api Leather Sandals (sizes 24-34) £51.35
We accidentally left Bailey’s watch on holiday recently. Whilst looking for a replacement, I came across the ‘Easy Read Time Teacher’. It’s not possible to see all the clever details here, but all the minutes are named, the screen is split into ‘past’ and ‘to’ as well as other useful annotations like ‘o’clock’ next to the number 12. I also think it has quite cool styling – the shape and fabric strap remind me of military pilot watches. Be sure to impart this information if you think it will encourage them to wear it!.